Texas Guard Students on Flood Duty Missing ClassesSeptember 7, 2017 |
by Alia Malik
They’ve been rescuing victims and delivering supplies, but some members of the Texas National Guard deployed for storm relief have one more task: contacting their colleges. Or, at the very least, having family members do it for them.
“We’re here to support them,” said Elisa Perkins, associate director of veteran and military affairs at the University of Texas at San Antonio. “It’s still really early for a lot of them to know how long they’ll be gone and if they have to drop classes.”