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Celebrating our Veteran Graduate Students

Saluting our Veterans!!!

We Salute our Graduate Student Veterans in the Spotlight

Erick Zenteno
  • Degree in progress: Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Department: Pamplin College of Business
  • Campus: Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington 

To be a Veteran graduate student at Virginia Tech means to continue the mission to serve by taking on the necessary challenges to empower others. Leadership instilled by Military Service and Professional Education make a solid combination to accelerate meaningful impact in society. Additionally, it enhances the sense of comradery and responsibility to share and promote professional growth among the Veteran community. Semper Fi!

Linda Jantzen
  • Degree in progress: PhD
  • Department: Science and Technology Studies
  • Campus: Northern Virginia Center

I proudly served for 30 years in the Army and am grateful for the opportunity to continue learning and growing in the Science and Technology Studies program at Virginia Tech.  What I have learned in this program I am applying in my second career educating senior military and government leaders to cope with the challenges of the cyber and information environment.  Service and learning are both a privilege and a lifelong pursuit that enrich both the individual and our communities.

Chris White
  • Degree in progress: Master of Information Technology (MIT) program
  • Department: College of Engineering and Pamplin College of Business
  • Campus: Northern Virginia Center

The honor of serving our nation to ensure ALL Americans can live a safe, wholesome life plus giving back to other nations in need provides such great energy and worth to me.  Now in the graduate program at Virginia Tech, I sincerely love the motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).  I personally believe serving our nation, friends, and community is the core essential to living a meaningful life.

Chris Fulton
  • Degree in progress: Executive Masters of Business Administration
  • Department: Pamplin Business
  • Campus: Virginia Tech Research Center, Arlington, VA

I am a Hokie Naval ROTC Mechanical Engineering graduate who served 4 years in the US Navy and jumped into the industrial sales realm, back at Virginia Tech for the Executive MBA program. The culture of service to our community makes me extremely proud both as a veteran and as a dedicated student in Hokie nation. My goals, near and far, are to take my skills and be the kind of business and engineering asset that can reliably help better all of our lives for years to come.