Amid the snapping of cameras and popping of flash bulbs, 1,068 smiling midshipmen from the Naval Academy received their diplomas at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 23.
We congratulate the Class of 2014 on achieving this milestone and wish them continued success in their Naval careers and beyond. We also honor their individual superior academic achievements, their accomplishments in athletics and extracurricular activities, and their commitment to serve in the military.
Upon graduation, midshipmen earn bachelor of science degrees, are commissioned as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps and serve a minimum of five years.
The names of midshipmen graduating with distinction are listed below in order of merit:
David F. Williams, Matthew J. Lanoue, Grant N. Genzman, Brynn E. Umbach, Alec S. McGlaughlin, Eric N. Fugleberg, Alexander S. Yachanin, Christopher B. House, Colin E. Bogdan, Sabrina Reyes, Jean-Luc K. Currie, Margaret E. Gilroy, Eugene J. Yang, Julie B. Stabile, Eric J. Davids, James M. Mackovjak, Mark A. Colby, Justin K. Chock, Kirkland D. Malcolm, John A. Godfrey, Blake A. Stout, Krishnan Rajagopalan, Thomas J. Cowhey, Jordan G. Tropf, Phillip M. Wears, Caitlin S. Olsen, Jacob G. Snyder, Brian B. Holloway, Audrey K. Petro, Benjamin Wisniewski, Cameron J. Benner, Alexander J. Pybus, Michael E. Troncoso, Jared D. Wilson, Jillian N. Coughlin, Andrew E. Nesselroade, Samuel R. Gedeon, Robert T. Andon, Christopher K. Voss, Clayton J. Cottrell, Kathleen M. Mullen, Kennan M. Healy, Jordan C. Lynch, Samuel W. Lilek, Erik M. Hoffstadt, Kelsey E. Lee, Ian T. Balczewski, Anthony W. Broll, Brandon J. Hooper, Ryan W. Wheeler, Emily L. Kreyenhagen, Matthew C. Huffman, Matthew R. Grimm, Kathleen T. Dennis, Scott H. Bolstad, Curtis A. Khol Jr., Brendan C. Egan, Matthew C. O’Dowd, David I. Calderon-Guthe, Kenneth W. Piech, Frederick L. Shaak III, Anthony J. Cardon IV, Michael S. Madrid, Nathaniel T. Swift, Andrew W. Foskett, John T. McGlynn, Brett Bogaard, John M. Mackovjak, Daniel S. Ojard, Alex S. Liu, Heather L. Willis, Kyle Z. Davinsizer, David S. Piekut, Jordan M. Rettie, Brian C. Rud, Justin D. White, Michael R. Delaisse, Lucas K. Leonhardt, Benjamin J. Murphy, Scott D. Oberst, Samuel S. Dodson, Tyler A. Breslin, Daniel A. Jacquier, Justin M. Haan, Elizabeth M. Corcoran, Ryder H. Ashcraft, Daniel J. Meaney, Christopher D. Frantz, Katherine A. Ashton, Gregory M. Gerlach, Christopher K. Dinelli, Michael E. Larson, Brian A. Fritz, Jonathan C. Driesslein, Polly B. Kisin, Earl D. Ehrhart V, Samuel J. Oat-Judge, Patrick D. McAllister, James T. Neigel, Jeffrey D. Canclini, Elizabeth J. Hoerner, Andrew P. Sawyer, Ben W. Radford, Ryan P. Keyes, Andrew Zellman, Tyler D. Cox, Landon C. Miller and Roberto A. Torrealba Jr.