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Moxley, Schulz travel to Iraq

Monday, November 8, 2010

Virginia Moxley, dean of the College of Human Ecology, and K-State President Kirk Schulz are traveling to Basra, Iraq, as guests of Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley.

"We're interested in seeing the conditions soldiers live in and how they access online classes," Moxley said. "Because of the work K-State and the College of Human Ecology do with soldiers' families, this trip will help us develop programs that are even more meaningful."

"The whole experience, seeing the soldiers, the security and the level of dedication, really brings home the sacrifice our troops are making," Schulz added.

Also on the trip are Jeff Morris, vice president for communications and marketing, and retired Lt. Colonel Art DeGroat, director of military affairs.

Escorts on the trip that left Sunday are Lt. Col. Steve Isenhour and Traci Scott, regional liaison officer for Brooks.

"Seeing soldiers when they are forward deployed provides an incredible perspective for us," DeGroat said. "Seeing the soldiers in their environment helps us better understand how we can better serve them in the future."

More information, including daily dispatches, chat times and video, as it becomes available, will be posted on the Office of the President website.

Prepared by K-State communications and marketing

This article was posted on Monday, November 8, 2010, and is filed under College News.