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Photo by Cliff Hollis/ECU News ServiceECU professor Dr. Mark Stebnicki, left, prepares to conduct an interview with military veteran Ty Shaw, right, for use in the new ECU distance education course in military and trauma counseling.
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Photo by Cliff Hollis/ECU News ServiceECU professor Dr. Mark Stebnicki, left, prepares to conduct an interview with military veteran Ty Shaw, right, for use in the new ECU distance education course in military and trauma counseling.

ECU Notes: Counselors to work with vets

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The six-inch scar on Ty Shaw’s left leg is a lasting reminder of a mortar blast he suffered while on patrol in Iraq.

Shaw’s rehabilitation was long. He jogged for the first time three years after his injury. Now he is a civilian military police officer at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.


Helping service members, families and veterans like Shaw cope with the physical and mental injuries of war is the focus of a new distance education rehabilitation counseling course at East Carolina University.

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