STEM bill for veterans signed, all thanks to CMU student vets

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Veterans nationwide who want to join the workforce are in luck, all thanks to a group of local student veterans. Senator Cory Gardner’s bill to support veterans re-entering the workforce is now a law.

This new law wouldn’t have been possible without Colorado Mesa University Student Veterans, who asked the senator for help.

CMU student veterans met with Cory Gardner last year, to share concerns about GI legislation changes they believed would harm Colorado student veterans.

Senator Gardner addressed those concerns, and positive changes were made.

On Tuesday, February 11th, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the bill, into law, supporting veterans in STEM careers.

The voices of CMU students made a national difference.

The new legislation focuses on the obstacles student veterans face when pursuing a STEM degree and makes recommendations to Congress on how to better support student veterans.

Very quickly after that meeting, we started getting more assistance, we got more informatiom about what was happening– the bill was then updated, and when it got updated– alot of veterans had a sigh of releif, just knowing there was something for us… and there wasnt a financial hardship trying ot finish our degree out.

William Rozman, CMU student veteran

Colorado Mesa University serves more than 400 student veterans– and William Rozman will be the first to graduate under the STEM extension– which is a product of his own efforts.

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