Philanthropist helps waitress become nurse
HARRISBURG — A chance encounter with a customer who's a major Harrisburg philanthropist is paying for the education of a waitress who now works as nurse in a hospital facility that bears the man's name.
WHTM-TV reported on Friday that Benjamin Olewine III was impressed by Melissa Manier's personality and determination when she waited on him in a suburban restaurant a few years ago.
She took him up on the offer to help with her school costs, and Olewine has paid off her debt, along with tuition and book costs.
Manier has earned a degree through a local community college and is working at a wing named in October for Olewine in PinnacleHealth's General Osteopathic Hospital.
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