Ithaca College's Sixth Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 -- Noon
Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music

Master of Ceremonies
Douglas Armstrong, retired Ithaca College professor of Spanish

Presentation of the Colors
Ithaca College/Cornell University ROTC Color Guard

Opening Remarks
Thomas R. Rochon, Ithaca College president

Guest Speaker
David J. West, director of the Bath VA Medical Center

Ithaca College Brass Choir (Keith Kaiser, conductor)
IC voICes (Susan Avery, director)

And a new musical tribute closing:
"Before You Go" by Dr. Sam and the Managed Care Blues Band

For more information, contact Pat Phelps at 607-274-3370 or veteranscommittee@ithaca.edu.

Sponsored by the Ithaca College Veterans Day Committee, School of Music, and Division of Finance and Administration.

Our Keynote Speaker

David J. West was appointed to the position of Medical Center Director at Veterans Administration (VA) Healthcare Network Upstate New York at Bath Medical Center in April 2007.

West began his career with the VA in 1987 at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center as a radiologic technologist, before serving as the associate director. Over the years, West has held positions of progressively greater responsibility. He has been the director of primary care at the Lebanon, Pennsylvania VA Medical Center; and the director of the business office and executive officer at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center.

West served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1978. He holds a master of science degree in health services administration from the College of St. Frances in Joliet, Illinois. In 2005, he became a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on several national and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) level committees and task forces. He is the recipient of numerous performance and special achievement awards.

file-outline Remarks of David West at 2008 event - west08.doc (36 KB)