Rep. Cook Meets with Victor Valley College Students in DC
WASHINGTON- Yesterday, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) met with a group of students from the Victor Valley College’s Associated Student Body (ASB). The group of students were here as part of the American Student Association of Community Colleges, which is a student-centered national network of student governments representing more than 11 million students enrolled in more than 1,200 community colleges.
The group had the opportunity to share their concerns while dining with Rep. Cook at the popular DC hamburger chain “Good Stuff Eatery.” The students discussed several priorities including Pell Grant funding, DACA, and the Higher Education Act Reauthorization. The students were led by their advisor Robert Sewell.
Rep. Cook said, “As a former college professor, I really enjoyed getting to spend time with these bright students who had so much to share. I was able to share and discuss with them how things currently stand for many of the issues that they care about. I was also intrigued listening to their desired career trajectories and feel very enthusiastic about their futures. There’s a lot of potential in these students and I really appreciated the opportunity to hear their insights and learn more about the challenges that they are facing.”
A member of the House Natural Resources and Armed Services Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.