Afghan School Supplies

Afghan School Supplies

The husband of a USF professor is wrapping up his fourth military tour of Afghanistan, and he’s come up with a way to help the children there through a school supply drive. Now USF is getting involved, thanks to his wife, an adjunct professor at the School of Mass Communications. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV has more.

Afghan School Supplies

WUSF 89.7 FM has been telling you about how Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple and his wife, Liisa, are trying to help children in Afghanistan through a school supply drive here at home. This week’s University Beat tells you how USF is getting involved in the effort.

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USF Adjunct Professor of Mass Communications Liisa Temple says her husband, USAF Sr. Mstr. Sgt. Rex Temple, came up with the Afghanistan school supply drive during a humanitarian mission this past June.

Liisa talks about what her husband is doing during his fourth (and final) tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Nicole Johnson, Director of Education & Outreach at the USF Diabetes Center, talks about her recent trip to visit the troops in Afghanistan with fellow former Miss Americas. Nicole, a USF graduate, was Miss America 1999.

Liisa, who’s currently on leave from USF, says she appreciates all the help she’s received from USF, both personally and with the school supply drive.

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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