Virginia Tech Executive Master’s program launches veteran into second career
Facing the prospect of upcoming retirement from the U.S. Navy, Ryan Donner saw an opportunity to turn his love of the outdoors into a rewarding second career. When he looked into attractive job postings in the field, however, he realized he needed a degree in natural resources. Financial support from the G.I. Bill, which provides educational assistance to service members, veterans, and their dependents, made it possible for Ryan to earn his Master of Natural Resources degree at Virginia Tech and to start pursuing a career as a Natural Resources Police Officer.
Mar 18, 2020