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UNC Kenan-Flagler Veterans Association

Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits | Major Events


The Military Veterans Association provides outreach, advice, and social support to military service veterans during all stages of the Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA Program.

Leadership Team

Drew Matheson - President

Drew received a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Upon graduating, he worked in public policy in Washington DC. Drew was an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army for five years deploying twice to Afghanistan. He was stationed at Ft. Bragg before making the transition to business school at Kenan-Flagler. Drew is looking to transition to a career in Management Consulting and will be interning at McKinsey & Company this summer in Atlanta, GA. 

Contact: Andrew_Matheson@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Dave Allen - Executive Vice President & VP of Communications

Dave received a BS in Business Administration from the United States Air Force Academy in 2001. Upon graduation, he served as a Communications Officer in the Air Force for 7 years including tours in Hawaii, Washington, DC, and Iraq. In 2008, Dave made the transition to the United States Army as a Civil Affairs Officer at Ft. Bragg, NC, conducting deployments to Afghanistan and West Africa. Dave is looking to transition to a career in the Raleigh area in either the IT or Energy sectors and is concentrating in Marketing and Operations.  Dave will be interning at Cisco this summer in Raleigh, NC.

Contact: David_Allen@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Michelle Trick - VP of Corporate Relations

Michelle received a BS in Human and Regional Geography from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2006. She commissioned as an Engineer Officer and transitioned into a Civil Affairs Officer, and has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michelle is concentrating in Marketing and Operations and is looking to stay local in the RTP area upon graduating from Kenan-Flagler. She will be interning at Cisco in Raleigh, NC for Marketing this summer.

Contact: Michelle_Trick@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Alex Koss - VP of Finance

Alex received a BS in Arabic from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2010. He commissioned as an Infantry Officer, for which he served five years, including a deployment to Afghanistan. He was stationed at Fort Richardson, AK and Arlington National Cemetery. Alex will be interning this summer with Whirlpool in their Global Leader Program located in Benton Harbor, MI.

Contact: Alexander_Koss@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Mike Pollock - VP of Learning and Development

Mike received a BA in Political Science from American University in 2004.  Upon graduation, he served first as a Field Artillery officer and later as a Military Intelligence officer in Airborne and Special Operations.  Over 10 years of active service, Mike has conducted multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations worldwide, and he continues to serve as a Major in the United States Army Reserve while a student at UNC.  With an intense interest in sustainability, energy, and finance, Mike works to bring together military veterans with local companies seeking dedicated employees.  Mike will be interning this summer with Red Hat in Raleigh, NC.

Contact: Michael_Pollock@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Alex Rhoads - VP of Networking and Social Events

Alex received a BS in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009. After graduating from the U.S. Army's Airborne and Ranger schools, he served as a Lieutenant with the 170th Infantry Combat Brigade in Baumholder, Germany. Alex was deployed to COP Ghormach, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2011-2012 serving as a Platoon Leader. As a Captain, Alex served various roles with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, NC. He represented the unit in the U.S. Army's 2014 Best Ranger Competition. Alex will be interning with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City, NY as an Investment Banking Summer Associate.

Contact: Alexander_Rhoads@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Alison Clement - VP of Community Outreach

clementAlison received a BS in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008. Upon graduation, she was commissioned in the US Navy and served in Washington, DC as an engineer for the nuclear propulsion program. Alison has an interest in energy, technology, and sustainability. She is interning at Whirlpool in the Global Information Systems Leadership Development Program.

Contact: Alison_Clement@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Membership Benefits

Professional - Resume reviews, interview prep, assistance with the military to civilian transition

- Access to business leaders who support veterans

Social - Regular events to share stories and a beer; bonding over the shared experience of having served our nation and its allies

Major Events

Fall Semester:

  • Welcome Back Social/Officer's Call
  • Resume Review
  • MBA Veterans Conference
  • Habitat for Humanity Veterans Community Outreach
  • Duke/UNC Football Game Tailgate with UNC and Duke MBA Veterans
  • Veteran's Day Speaker and Social
  • Tour of Veteran Owned North Carolina Business 

Spring Semester:

  • Habitat for Humanity Veterans Community Outreach
  • Campus Diversity Social Events
  • Stop Soldier Suicide Happy Hours
  • MBA Veteran Alumni Mentorship and Outreach
  • Farewell Social/Officer's Call 

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