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Governor Signs "Troops to College" Bill on Campus

Governor Jon Corzine signed the "Troops to College" bill at a ceremony at Middlesex County College September 13. The bill, which aids service members returning to college in New Jersey, was lauded by Middlesex student Peter Guarraci, an Army veteran of the Iraqi War who spoke at the ceremony.

Mr. Guarraci, who plans to attend Columbia University after graduating from Middlesex, said he received guidance and help at the College in making the transition from soldier to student.

"Unfortunately, not all veterans share this same experience, and that is why this bill is so vital," he said. "We need to make sure that each and every service member receives the guidance necessary to reach his or her academic goals."