Professor Ted Janicki never met his students. Not face-to-face, at least. The Mount Olive College professor did his teaching online and by
e-mail. And he did it from a military base in Afghanistan. Janicki is a captain in the Air Force Reserves along with teaching computer science. He found out he'd be deployed last May.But he was determined to keep teaching. He warned his students that there would be interruptions. If someone from his base was killed there'd be a communications blackout. When Janicki was unreachable his students leaned on each other for advice. James Rollins of Pine Level is one of those students. He says despite the distance, Janicki did a great job.