EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, received national recognition from the United States Department of Defense for sponsoring a new law that allows veterans the ability to receive academic credit for their military service.
“I am humbled to receive national recognition for helping expand educational opportunities for our veterans and service members,” Greenwood said. “Dedicated men and women make the ultimate sacrifice every day to protect our country and it’s important we do our part to help them once they return home.”
Greenwood’s House Bill 3701 requires colleges and universities to implement policies that allow veterans and service members to receive academic credit for their military service. She recently received a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Department of Defense for her efforts to expand educational opportunities for veterans. Greenwood’s district is home to Scott Air Force Base and she has the privilege of representing many active duty servicemen and women and veterans.
“I will continue to support measures that expand opportunities to those who serve our country and advocate on behalf of our veterans,” Greenwood said. “I am grateful to be recognized for my efforts in passing this legislative measure and I commend my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for their support in helping this measure become law.”
For more information, you can contact Greenwood’s constituent service office at 618-646-9557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.