AMP in the Media

Veterans in AMP featured on NBC29 News

AMP ’20 students Adam Carlson and Mike Donnelly were interviewed for a news story featuring veterans that aired on WVIR-TV NBC29. The piece focused on the family atmosphere of the program and the advantages of pursuing an advanced degree at UVA as part of a cohort that is about 30% veterans.

Lifelong Learning

U.S. Army veteran Zachary Fenn shares some humor, advocates for the Jeffersonian ideal of lifelong learning, appreciates the camaraderie of the UVA Accelerated Master’s Program in Systems Engineering for working professionals, and expresses his sincere thanks in his speech at the 2018 Systems Engineering Departmental Ceremony.

The Value of the Cohort

At the departmental ceremony for Final Exercises 2017, US Army veteran Korey Mitchell declared that the true value of the AMP is the cohort.  He stressed teamwork and thanked the members of his team, the AMP 2016 – 17 cohort, for contributing to his learning and success in the Accelerated Master’s Program. Learning keeps you young.

A Powerful Message

USMC veteran James Allison emphasized the value of inclusion and the strength of the UVA Accelerated Master’s Program in Systems Engineering cohort experience in his speech for the Department of Systems and Information Engineering ceremony at Final Exercises 2016.

Veterans in AMP featured on NBC 29 news

WVIR NBC 29 News aired a story about the Accelerated Master’s Program in Systems Engineering and the enhanced skills and pathway to rewarding careers it provides to veterans. The November 8, 2014, piece in honor of Veterans Day showed the AMP’s statistics class in action and included interviews with veterans Erich Feige, AMP ’15 student, and Professor Don Brown. You can read the story on the NBC 29 website.

Featured Speaker

Former Navy officer Eric Krogh (AMP ’14) was one of the featured speakers at the UVa Systems Engineering diploma ceremony in May. He expressed his appreciation for the Accelerated Master’s Program, and talked about the cohort experience, his transition from the military to the business world, and decision making skills.


The AMP’s outreach to veterans was featured in a news story on WVIR NBC 29 News in February 2013. See the story on the NBC 29 web site.

  • Amir Jenkins

    Amir Jenkins, Albert Perez, and Karl Wingenback, veterans who graduated with the AMP ’12 cohort, and AMP Veterans Coordinator Tom Brett were featured in U.Va. Accelerated Master’s Program in Systems Engineering Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life, an article highlighting the benefits of the AMP for veterans, published in the School of Engineering’s September 2011 issue of E-News.

  • Tom Brett

    Veterans Coordinator Tom Brett in action!

    In his role as the AMP Veterans Coordinator, Vietnam veteran and retired attorney Tom Brett recruits veterans for the Program, provides student support, and does outreach to military installations and veterans organizations.