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HDFS Student Helps Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Katy McCall

December 4, 2017

Hospitality and Retail Management (HRM) graduate student Brianna Ellison competed at the International Taekwondo Federation World Championship this October in Dublin, Ireland.

Instead of attending her first week of classes, Casey Batten was helping people in Port Aransas impacted by Hurricane Harvey, doing her duty as a Senior Airman in the National Guard.

Normally, her responsibilities include two weeks of training in the summer and one weekend of drill every month at her base in Fort Worth. It was during one of these weekends that she was approached about joining Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The storm hit harder than expected, so she had to rush back to Lubbock to pack up her gear and report to base the following morning.

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