Akron soldier in Iraq gets help from Ohio senator

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Akron soldier in Iraq gets help from Ohio senator

Acron Beacon Journal –  An Akron soldier will be allowed to finish his college course work when he returns from Iraq and a previous failing grade has been changed to an incomplete.

Staff Sgt. Howard Hill, 43, who is originally from Akron and working on a distance- learning bachelor’s degree in sociology from Saint Leo University in Florida, will be able to resume a class he was taking when he leaves Iraq, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon.

The senator said Hill received a failing grade in a class after he was sent to Iraq, where he had no Internet access to complete the work. The failing grade threatened his military tuition assistance.

Brown said his office was able to have the grade changed to incomplete. Hill will be allowed to retake the course at no cost.

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