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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2017) — As an aviation electronics technician in the United States Marine Corps, Matthew Ebert experienced two separate deployments to Iraq and the Persian Gulf.
After facing the challenge of serving his country, Ebert says he was ready for a new goal to achieve. That's why he chose to become a mechanical engineering major in University of Kentucky College of Engineering.
Discover why earning an engineering degree at UK is so special to the Florence, Kentucky, native by watching the video above.
This video is the second in a five-part series highlighting student veterans at the University of Kentucky. During the coming weeks, these student veterans will be honored by UK Athletics during UK men's basketball games at Rupp Arena.
For more information about student veterans at the University of Kentucky, visit the Veterans Resource Center website.