By Progress Staff

students affected by deployments to join a new support group. Michalle Rice, an Eastern counselor, is getting the ball rolling on the program.

According to Rice, several members of the Eastern community contacted the Counseling Center in need of learning how to deal with feelings surrounding the deployment of loved ones.

“With the possibility of more troops being deployed, we would like to offer an opportunity (for a group),” Rice said, noting it is important for people sharing the same feelings to know they are not alone.

A regular meeting schedule has not yet been formed, but students interested in attending a support group may contact Rice at 622-1303.