With GI Bill at Milestone, Veterans Push for Campus Services

As GI Bill Reaches Milestone, Veterans Push for Better Services on Campus 1

Middlesex County College

Steven Ferraro, the millionth recipient of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, joined Jill Biden, a longtime community-college professor, at a news conference in Washington.

When Jose Roman enrolled at Old Dominion University in the spring of 2012, he thought he would find more services for veterans on the campus than he did.

Fresh off a deployment to Afghanistan—his final mission in a 22-year career with the Navy and Navy Reserve—Mr. Roman soon linked up with other veterans, and they pushed for a meeting space as well as an orientation just for students affiliated with the military. They succeeded on both fronts.

The Norfolk, Va.,