SERVICE AND SCHOLARSHIP
ECU graduates reach educational goals despite deployments
May 6, 2013
By Kathryn Kennedy
ECU News Services
Final exams and presentations don’t do much to raise the blood pressure of physical therapy student Michelle “Shelley” Spencer. But there’s nothing like being deployed twice to Iraq to put things in perspective.
Spencer, a Pamlico County native, was first deployed in 2005 after finishing her undergraduate degree. She spent 13 months leading a platoon assigned to convoy security with the U.S. Army in southern Iraq and Baghdad. She was part of the military police unit that relocated Abu Ghraib inmates when the prison was closed.