Veterans@Anderson
 

Our Military Veteran Community

 

Simply put, UCLA Anderson is a better business school — a better community — because of the veterans and active military among us.

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From Service to Students

 

UCLA Anderson is proud to be home to more than 100 students in the military and veterans, who bring a sense of mission, organization and commitment to their education — and to the business world after graduation. Here are just a few of our students and their diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Alvaro Yanes (EMBA '19)

U.S. Marine Corps (2004-17), Captain, Supply Officer
Clubs & Associations: Anderson Veteran Association
Professional & Career Interests: Finance, Supply Chain Management and Management Consulting

Steven Stringfellow (MBA '19)

U.S. Army (2012-17), Captain, Brigade Budget Officer
Clubs & Associations: Investment Finance Association; Director of Finance, Anderson Veterans Association
Professional & Career Interests: Investment banking

Willard Phillips (FEMBA '19)

U.S. Navy (1997-present), Lieutenant Commander
Clubs & Associations: Anderson Veterans Association, FEMBA Ambassadors, Energy Management Group, Black Business Students Association
Professional & Career Interests: Finance and Operations

Nicholas Caro (MBA '19)

U.S. Navy (2013-17), Lieutenant, Surface Warfare Officer
Clubs & Associations: Marketing Club, AnderTech, AAC, Veteran’s Association, Wine Club
Professional & Career Interests: Marketing

Stephanie Thomas (EMBA '19)

U.S. Air Force (2011-16), Captain, Minuteman III ICBM Missile Combat Crew Commander
Clubs & Associations: Looking forward to getting involved!
Professional & Career Interests: Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Compliance and Pharmaceutical compliance, Emergency & Disaster Management

Brandon J. Hale (EMBA '19)

U.S. Army (2006-16), Captain, Director of Clinical Operations
Professional & Career Interests: Healthcare Administration
Current Employment: Manager, Orthopedics and Podiatry Departments

Armando Barajas (FEMBA '19)

U.S. Navy (2000-present), Senior Chief, Foreign Military Sales
Clubs & Associations: Anderson Latino Management Association
Professional & Career Interests: Business development, brand management

Daniel Galgano (MBA '19)

U.S. Army (2007-17), Captain, Company Commander
Clubs & Associations: Entertainment Management Association, Anderson Veterans Association, AnderTech, Craft Beer Club, Anderson Creative, Riordan Mentor
Professional & Career Interests: Entertainment Industry Business Development & Strategy

Christian Barcelon (EMBA '19)

U.S. Navy Reserves (2005-present), Lieutenant Commander, Assistant Officer-in-Charge
Clubs & Associations: Challenge for Charity
Professional & Career Interests: Technology, Healthcare
Current Employment: Air Warfare Consultant, Prairie Quest Consulting

Jared Kerntke (MBA '18)

U.S. Marine Corps (2010-16), Captain, Supply Officer
Clubs & Associations: Anderson Veterans Association, Strategy and Operations Management Organization, Management Consulting Association, Women’s Business Connection Manbassador, Anderson Soccer Club and Anderson Tech Business Association
Professional & Career Interests: Management consulting, corporate strategy and operations, eSports

 

In Their Words

 
Listen To Their Conversation

Juan Rose (EMBA ’13) and Derek Herrera (EMBA ’15) met at the Naval Academy, and both went into the Marines. They’ve stayed in close touch ever since. Juan pursued his MBA while in the military and Derek, after being rendered paraplegic in Afghanistan, followed Juan’s advice and came to Anderson as well. They both were John Wooden Global Leadership Fellows, and both now lead successful civilian careers — Juan at CBRE Los Angeles, and Derek as the founder of Spinal Singularity, the first connected catheter. Recently, they caught up on the phone.

 

Our Stories

 

John Wooden Global Leadership Fellow Evan Barnes (EMBA '18) views leadership as service

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Same Entrepreneurial Spirit, New Business Savvy for Veteran and Videographer Tyler Hill

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U.S. Air Force Veteran Kristina Iskander Wants to Make Job Sharing Fly

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EBV Graduate Ben Wynkoop Demystifies the Digital Ecosystem of Marketing Niches

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Rick Hajost ('19), Former U.S. Army Ranger Rifleman, Chose Anderson to Train Him for Real Estate Finance

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The EMBA Experience

Our EMBAs learn - and teach - the value of military experience on corporate teams

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Elvia Delgado

A Volunteer Spirit

John Wooden Global Leadership Fellow Corey McMillen (U.S. Marine Corps veteran Captain)

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Colonel Lars Hoffman (EMBA '15) Taught Flight and Then Took Flight, Soaring At SpaceX

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Doug Larratt

Committed to the Mission

John Wooden Global Leadership Fellow Doug Larratt (former Naval flight officer and test pilot)

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Five Questions With

 

Evan Milnor ('17)

Co-Founder & COO, Office Bites

Captain, U.S. Marine Corps

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Bo Cross ('16)

Operations Lead, Lyft

Lieutenant Junior Grade, U.S. Navy

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Person 3 (B.A. '03, '16)

Director of Marketing,
Wonderful Citrus

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Financial Aid for Military

 

UCLA Anderson has options for you.

Post-9/11 GI Bill

UCLA Anderson is a public school; therefore, VA tuition payments are not capped for in-state tuition.

Yellow Ribbon Bill

UCLA Anderson participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for non-California residents. The VA pays for California resident student charges, as well as 50 percent of the difference between California resident and non-California resident student charges. UCLA Anderson pays the other 50 percent of the remaining student charges.

Application Fee Waivers

Fee waivers are available for active members of the U.S. military. To request a fee waiver, please reach out directly to MBA Admissions.

Fellowships

Even if you are not eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, all admitted Anderson students are automatically considered for fellowships. No separate application is needed

 

Connect With Us

 

Admissions and Financial Aid Offices

Full-Time MBA

Email: mba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-6944  

Fully-Employed MBA (FEMBA)

E-mail: femba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-2632  

Executive MBA (EMBA)

Email: emba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-2632  

UCLA Veterans Resource Office

Emily Ives

Program Director
Email: eives@saonet.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 206-3819 

Connect with a Student

Anderson Veterans Association

We encourage you to reach out directly to members of the Anderson Veterans Association (AVA) Board, including the VP of Admissions AVA Club Website

CONNECT WITH THE AVA CLUB

Connect with an MBA Student

Fill out a short inquiry form on our full-time MBA's Connect with a Student Web page: In the "question" field, indicate your interest to connect with a military veteran student in our Admissions Ambassador Corps.
CONNECT INQUIRY

UCLA Registrar’s Office

Ryan Redding

Veteran Student Affairs Officer
E-mail: vabenefit@registrar.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-5391

"Success is peace of mind that is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best you are capable of becoming." —Coach Wooden

“As a transitioning veteran, this quote helps remind me that hard work is done for self-satisfaction and rewarded by peace of mind. At the end of each day, I find comfort in knowing that if I dedicate 100 percent of myself to personal and professional growth, achievement is merely a side benefit.”

Captain Luke Goessman (EMBA ’18), U.S. Marine Corps

 

UCLA Resources

 
LABA
resources

UCLA Veterans Facebook Group

Facebook page maintained by the Veterans Resources Center, where you can find out about events and important resources for Vets @UCLA

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Latin Heritage Anderson Afternoon
Resources

UCLA Veterans Resource Office

UCLA has been serving veterans for nearly 70 years! Whether it's our medical school faculty and residents providing care to 3,000 individual patients a year at the VA, our on-campus supportive services for student veterans...

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