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The Daniels College of Business is proud to have numerous veterans choose the College to continue their education. We have more than a dozen veterans enrolled in graduate programs this fall. We thank you for your service and we’re grateful you’ve chosen Daniels!


Ryan Hill (Executive MBA 2020) served for 11 years in the U.S. Army.



“I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve and to lead Soldiers. It is only by spending time in developing nations that one can truly appreciate how fortunate we are in this country.

Daniels is providing me with an amazing education to learn about the intricacies of business. Combining the two into a successful career is the ultimate goal and outcome of the entire experience, one which I know I will be well prepared for.”



John-Michael King (Professional MBA 2020) spent eight years as a Naval Officer in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps.



“When I got out of the Navy in June of 2017 I wanted to further my education which the 9/11 GI bill afforded me the opportunity to do. The Daniels Professional MBA was the perfect program for working full time while pursuing an in person MBA.”



Blake Neal (Denver MBA 2020) served in the U.S. Navy.



“I have always felt called to serve a cause larger than myself. I believe that Daniels vision on business aligns with that perspective. Business can be our largest driver for change in the U.S. and that change can be positive or negative. Daniels focus on ethics and corporate social responsibility points future business leaders to have a positive impact on the society they serve.”




Michelle Segura (Executive MBA 2020) served in the U.S. Air Force.



“After completing my military service in 2008, I spent 10 years in the civilian workforce, climbing the corporate ladder. An MBA program was my next step. I was ready for a new challenge to keep learning and improving my business and leadership skills. I had many colleagues that had completed their MBA at Daniels and they raved about their experiences. As I learned more about the program, I knew it would be a good fit for me as well.”




Trip Heaverly (MS REBE 2020) served in the U.S. Army.


“I graduated from high school in 2001 and after the Sept. 11 attacks, I thought the best way for me to serve my country and fight back was to join the Army Infantry and go join the fight, which is what I did. My path took me to all sorts of cool “Hooah” schools and to the Middle East a couple of times.

Thanks to Daniels for waiving the application fee for veterans, and giving people like me who aren’t necessarily academics an opportunity to prove our value, I feel like I have truly found a home again with peers and mentors as good of leaders as anyone I worked for in the military.

I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to have traveled a very interesting and broadening path to get to where I am, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”


CJ Thomas is pursuing an Executive PhD. He served in the U.S. Army.



“My military service helped prepare me for the challenges of balancing work and school. Service is its own reward; I was very fortunate to serve with an outstanding group of people!”


Joseph Murdy (MSAFQ 2019) spent eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps.



“After receiving employment through a DU alum and a year in the professional space, I wanted to develop my career. After several discussions with my mentor, an alum of the finance program, I decided a graduate degree would provide me the greatest opportunity for personal and professional growth. I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my education, career and life.”






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