Lee, who last attended school in the early 1980s, said he is still making the transition from business owner to student with a 15-hour course load. Algebra skills that he hasn't used in decades have faded, he said.
"Math skills are like a muscle: If you don't use them every day, you're going to lose them," he said. "This program is very intense and very demanding."
Lee and Sledge said there are several other veterans enrolled in the TCC program who are VRAP participants. Usually, it is only the two men in the library after class, but Sledge said he hoped others in the class would soon join them.
On this morning, the men flipped pages in their textbooks and reviewed their charts.
Being a student isn't easy, but Sledge said the men will finish the program.
"We're going to do it," he said. "Too good of an opportunity to let it pass by."
Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com
- Utah ranks No. 1 for economic outlook for...
- Mistake or miracle: New evidence on the...
- Can't catch a break: America lags behind on...
- Kennecott lays off roughly 100 workers Thursday
- US companies challenging contraception mandate
- Low US energy prices make Euro leaders see green
- Classically trained chef opens diner in...
- S.L. draws up airport plans
- S.L. draws up airport plans 33
- Couples registry gets preliminary nod... 29
- US companies challenging contraception... 19
- Should we let wunderkinds drop out of... 13
- Obama opposes GOP bill on Keystone XL... 11
- IRS official to take the 5th at hearing 8
- Obama threatens veto of Republican... 7
- Utah ranks No. 1 for economic outlook... 7