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Student Deployment Spotlight

Elaine Moreno headshot

Elaine Moreno
U.S. Army

Bakersfield College pre-nursing student Elaine Moreno was deployed for nine months to Baghdad with the Army Reserves in April of this year. Elaine is part of an operating room team specializing in ENT and will be sharing updates during her time overseas. During her deployment, she is still taking online courses, remaining committed to her education!

Elaine first came to BC in Fall 2017, and can often be found in the Veterans Lounge. Here's to wishing Elaine all the best, to keeping her and her unit safe, and beginning the countdown for her safe return. We are BC!

Female solider sitting on ground with luggage
Female soldier giving two thumbs up
Female soldier waiting to board plane

Updates from Elaine

August 28

Elaine sent an update to Paul Beckworth of BC's Veterans Services saying that she received eight (8!!) care packages from BC, thanking everyone for their kindness and generosity. Here are some photos that she sent along with her email:

A soldier works on an operating table.
A medic poses inside of a surgical tent.
A soldier kisses an anatomy doll.