Student Veterans adjust to life at CWU

CWU Veterans Center Director Ruben Cardenas (right) speaks with a student. Cardenas is an Army National Guard veteran who served in Iraq.

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For many service members and veterans throughout the country, the Post-9/11 GI Bill was an enticing motivator for service. Many bright-eyed youths had dreams of serving their country before returning home to attend college and continue contributing to their communities.

Many learn it’s not always so simple.

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