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April 27, 2020

MSU senior answers call to serve COVID-19 relief effort with the National Guard

Applause filled a virtual classroom at MSU when the professor and his students realized Corporal Catherine Brooks had been called into active duty. As a soldier in the Michigan National Guard, she is serving in the COVID-19 relief effort.

"It was quite a moment in class when I asked how Catherine was doing, and she told the class she was driving to Taylor, Mich., to report for duty for the Michigan National Guard to begin helping to build a hospital in Novi, Mich., for COVID-19 patients,” Rick Epps, professor in the MSU School of Journalism, said.

Brooks is a senior studying journalism with a sports reporting concentration. She hails from Detroit, and she enlisted in the Michigan National Guard on Feb. 27, 2015.

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By: Melissa Priebe

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