Joe Bacani, Washington Memorial and Columbia University

Columbia’s special efforts to welcome Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans into the student body have gained national attention in recent years. In April 2010, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen said of the University’s support for veterans, “I believe that investment on the part of America and Columbia will be paid back tenfold over the course of the next decade.” Last year,Dr. Jill Biden met with student military veterans as part of Joining Forces, the initiative she started with First Lady Michelle Obama to encourage all Americans to find ways to support and honor military families.

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