Jessica Lynch will be attending WVU this fall:
Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch will begin on-campus classes this fall at West Virginia University, the school said yesterday.
Lynch announced in March that she was beginning online courses at WVU and that she hoped to become an elementary school teacher.
“WVU is very pleased to be able to assist her in that pursuit,” school spokeswoman Becky Lofstead said yesterday, “and proud to call Jessica Lynch a Mountaineer.”
Lynch, a native of Palestine, West Virginia, is enrolled in the College of Human Resources and Education.
Former Gov. Bob Wise promised Lynch that the state would pay for her education at any West Virginia public college or university after her April 1, 2003, rescue from an Iraqi hospital.
Lynch, a former Army supply clerk, became one of the most visible faces of the Iraq war when she was rescued from an Iraqi hospital on April 1, 2003. Her convoy was attacked after taking a wrong turn in the Iraqi town of Nasiriyah. Eleven American soldiers were killed and six, including Lynch, were captured.
Is it just me, or does it feel like the whole Jessica Lynch saga took place decades ago? At any rate, Lynch looks good:
In other West Virginia news, Don Surber has an update on the Byrd commercials we discussed yesterday. Don thinks Byrd is ‘running scared,’ but I think it is a little too early to make such claims.