Veterans Reflect on Returning to SchoolNovember 15, 2016 | :
by Haleigh Swansen
MEDIA, Pa. — Jake Fida, an information sciences and technology major at Penn State Brandywine, does not fit the typical student mold. At the age of 18, Fida joined the United States Marine Corps, serving for four years in Djibouti, Kuwait and on a carrier before being honorably discharged from active duty in October 2015.
“I came to Penn State in January 2016,” said Fida, “and I chose to study at Brandywine because it was close to my home. I was originally accepted to University Park, but I had been away for four years, so I wanted to spend time with my family again.”