Military Student Success

Join a Military-Friendly MBA program.

Thank you for your service!

The University of Kentucky is extremely proud of its long standing relationship with the men and women in uniform that bravely serve this country. From its founding as a Land Grant University in 1865, charged with teaching agriculture, mechanics, and military tactics, to its continuing production of leaders for the Army and Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, UK has consistently contributed to the defense of freedom. It has also consistently honored its veterans through such notable campus landmarks as the iconic Memorial Hall and Memorial Coliseum. Recently named to the Military Friendly Schools and Best for Vets Colleges, the University of Kentucky and the Gatton College of Business and Economics thanks you for your service and for considering one of our MBA programs. In addition, the application fee to the UK MBA program will be waived. 

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center was established to continue that tradition of support by providing UK's military and veteran populations with the service and assistance they deserve. Our goal is to ensure that your transition to college is as smooth as possible. Whether you are entering college for the first time, transferring from another school, or returning after a deployment, the Wildcat community welcomes you home. Also, Rebootcamp, the newest website in the Military Times family, is packed with content for service members transitioning out of the military. With a focus on education, employment and entrepreneurship. 

Some of our UK MBA military alumni include:

Albert Gomez

Albert J. Gomez, III
Major in the United States Army

Savanna Whittaker

Savanna Whitaker
Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force

Dean Durbin

Dean Durbin
Project Engineer/Principal at Consulting Services Inc. and United States Army/Reserves (1988 - 2001)

Thomas Dunlap

Thomas Dunlap
Naval Officer and Student Naval Aviator in the United States Navy

Elliott House

Elliott House
Captain,Tricare Operations & Patient Administration (TOPA) Flight Commander in the United States Air Force

Chris Fitzwater

Chris Fitzwater 
Quality Control Engineer at Corning Incorporated, Force Protection Officer in the United States Army and Kentucky Army National Guard (2006 - 2017)

Nathalya Zarth

Nathalya Zarth
Senior Decision Support Analyst at University of Mississippi Medical Center and Health Services Administrator in the United States Army Reserve

Mike Moynahan

Mike Moynahan
Infantry Company Commander in the Kentucky National Guard (2006 - present)

Jeffrey Scott Shorrock

Jeffrey Scott Shorrock
Vice President of Operations at voestalpine Automotive Components and Staff Sergent in the United States Army (1985 - 1992)

Terry Horn

Terry Horn
Specialist Master Federal Advisory at Deloitte and Captain, Commander, Pilot in Command in the Army National Guard (1999 - present)

Chris Shoemaker

Chris Shoemaker
Product Lifecycle Management at Tempur Sealy International and Logistics in the United States Army (2010 - present)

James Brookfield

James Brookfield
Project Manager at EDC and Sergeant, Artillery Survey Team Chief in the United States Marine Corps (1996 - 2001)


Contact Us

The Veterans Resource Team is made up of dedicated professionals who have an interest in your success. The Team is comprised of professionals from several departments across campus, all with the common goal of helping our veterans accomplish their academic mission. Our mission support the success of colleges and students in their commitment to academic excellence through outstanding service.

LTC Anthony "Tony" Dotson 
Veterans Resource Center Director
Erikson Hall, Room 2
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 257-1148 (office) |  agdots2@email.uky.edu