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West Point Rotary Scholars​ ​

Justin Adkins
(Class of 2013, Company F-3, Arlington, TX)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Justin “Tex” Adkins will study engineering for sustainable development at Cambridge University. After studying civil engineering at West Point, he plans to expand his engineering knowledge to rebuild and provide clean water to impoverished communities as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Nathan Combs
(Class of 2013, Company C-2, Louisville, KY)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Nathan majored in Engineering Management with Honors and played for the Army Football Team for four years while at West Point. He will pursue a Master in Financial in Operational Research at the University of Edinburgh

Adam Leemans
(Class of 2013, Company G-2, Port Byron, IL)

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Adam is a Mechanical Engineering major at the Academy and plans to continue his studies of energy and sustainability at the University of Southampton. He was a four-year member of the Army triathlon team and interned at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment.
Sean Toal
(Class of 2013, Company C-3, Flushing, MI)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Sean was a double major in American Politics and Latin American Studies. He will earn his Masters in Latin American Studies at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. While at West Point, Sean spent a semester abroad in Mexico City which sparked his interest in the region.
Ball,-Catherine-H3.jpg Catherine Ball
(Class of 2012, Company H3, Lincolnton, GA)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Catherine majored in psychology. She will pursue a Master of Cross-cultural Communication at The University of Sydney.
Baxter,-Robert-A1.jpg  Robert Baxter
(Class of 2012, Company A1, New Orleans, LA)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Robert majored in Mechanical Engineering with/Honors and Mathematical Sciences. He will pursue a Master of Mathematical Science at Australian National University.
Boone,-Merlin.jpg  Merlin Boone
(Class of 2012, Company A3, Naperville, IL)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Merlin majored in Economics with Honors and Chinese. He will pursue a Master in International and Public Affairs at The University of Hong Kong. While at West Point, he studied at Chinese Beijing University for a semester abroad.
Dearden,-Brooke.jpg Brooke Dearden​
(Class of 2012, Company A2, West Windsor, NJ)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Brooke majored in Economics while at West Point. He plans on pursuing a Master of Political Economy at The University of Sydney.
Maggard,-Kyle-A1.jpg Kyle Maggard
(Class of 2012, Company A1, Columbus, OH)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Kyle studied Engineering Management with Honors and played for the Army Hockey Team for four years while at West Point. He will pursue a Master of Philosophy in Engineering for Sustainable Development at Cambridge University.
Marchant,-Derek.jpg Derek Marchant
(Class of 2012, Company A1, Houston, TX)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Derek studied System Engineering with Honors at West Point. He is planning on pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Systems Engineering at University College London.
Normandin,-Nicholas.jpg Nicholas Normandin
(Class of 2012, Company H4, Bow, NH)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Nicholas studied Systems Engineering with Honors while at West Point. He plans on obtaining a Master of Science in Operational Research focused on Finance at The University of Edinburgh.
Tsien,-Brian-D3.jpg BrianTsien
(Class of 2012, Company D3, Boulder, CO)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Brian studied Economics and Chinese at West Point. He was an exchange cadet at China Beijing University. He will attend the London School of Economics and pursue a Master of Science in Economics.
Yuan,-Clark-H3.jpg Clark Yuan
(Class of 2012, Company H3, Troy, MI)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Clark studied Chinese and Systems Engineering while at West Point. He went on exchange for a semester at China Beijing University. He is planning on pursuing a Master of Science in China and Globilisation at King’s College London.
Bolian.jpg Matthew Bolian
(Class of 2011, Company A3, Brandon, MS)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Matthew double majored in Foreign Area Studies focusing on Latin American and Comparative Politics with honors. He will pursue a Master of Science in Regional and Urban Planning Studies at the London School of Economics.
Brod.jpg Ryan Brod
(Class of 2011, Company D3, Elk Grove Village, IL)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Ryan double majored in Arabic with honors and Mathematical Sciences with honors. He will pursue a Master of Science in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at University of Edinburgh. While at West Point, he studied at Jordan University as an exchange student.
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Salvitore Minoplli​
(Class of 2011, Company E1, Birmingham, AL
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

 

Salvatore majored in International Relations with Honors at West Point. He plans on pursuing a Master of Arts in Conflict, Security and Development at King’s College of London.

 

Murphy.jpg Kathryn Murphy
(Class of 2011, Company B1, Glendale, AZ)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Kathryn double majored in Foreign Area Studies focusing on Eurasia and American Politics. She is going to pursue a Master of Science in Russian and East European Studies from University of Oxford.
Ramia.jpg Nathan Ramia
(Class of 2011, Company F4, Memphis, TN)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
While at West Point, Nathan studied Chinese and American Politics. He will pursue a Master of Strategic Studies at Australian National University. Also, he attended China Jilin University for a semester on exchange.
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Stephanie Mckiernan
(Class of 2010, Company F-2)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Sam is majoring in Middle Eastern Studies. She plans on continuing her education with an advanced degree in Middle Eastern Studies, with a focus on America’s foreign policy in the region. As a cadet, Sam spent a semester abroad in Jordan and interned with the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department.
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Benjamin Backsmeier
(Class of 2010, Company E-2, Bloomington, IL)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Benjamin intends to study at the London School of Economics, earning an MSc in Public Policy and Administration. While majoring in American Politics, Policy, and Strategy, he worked as an intern for Senator Richard Durbin. Benjamin has also interned at the Executive Office of Disaster Strategic Planning Operation and participated in an exchange with the German Army.
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Jonathan McCann
(Class of 2010, Company C-1, Westlake, OH)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Jon intends to earn a master’s degree in Economic Development from the London School of Economics. He is a double major in Economics and Operations Research and has studied in Egypt during a semester abroad and through the Foreign Academy Exchange Program. He has also interned with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as well as with the Greater Camden Partnership.
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Brennan Roorda
(Class of 2010, Company C-1, Oak Ridge, TN)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Brennan is majoring in both Arabic and Foreign Area Studies: Middle East. During his time as a cadet, Brennan has been able to study in Jordan, Egypt, and Qatar. Additionally, he worked as a Middle East Policy intern in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Brennan would like to use his scholarship to study Comparative Politics.
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Orlando Zambrano
(Class of 2010, Company A-4, Tampa, FL)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Orlando plans on earning an MSc in Development Management at the London School of Economics, building on his Economics and Arabic double major. In addition to a semester abroad in Jordan, Orlando also recently worked with Dunia Frontier Consulting in Dubai, UAE.
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Tyler Matthews
(Class of 2010, Company A-2, Midland, MI)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

Tyler is an American Politics, Policy, and Strategy major. This summer, he taught primary school and helped build a library in Ghana through the Operations Crossroads Africa program. In 2008, Tyler interned at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
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Iain Cruickshank
(Class of 2010, Company E-1, Colorado Springs, CO)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

Iain is majoring in Mathematics and Arabic. He participated in an academic study in Egypt, as well as one in Qatar. Iain intends to earn an advanced degree in Applied Mathematics.
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Anthony Lupo
(Class of 2010, Company G-4, Yorba Linda, CA)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

Anthony is a Philosophy major at the Academy. He intends to use the scholarship to continue his study of Philosophy at the graduate level.
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Margaret Fountain
(Class of 2010, Company H-2)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Maggie is majoring in American Politics, Policy, and Strategy. As a cadet, she attended the Program for Advanced Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Maggie also served as a research intern at the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute at Carlisle Barracks, PA. She intends to pursue an advanced degree in Security Studies with a Civil-Military Relations focus.
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Tom Anderson
(Class of 2009, Company D-1, Schoolcraft, Michigan)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Tom earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Honors and will study Diplomacy and Global Governance at Oxford. He spent a semester at the U.S. Naval Academy and worked in both the State Department and National Defense University while he was a cadet. Tom has branched Infantry.
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Brent T. Bubany
(Class of 2009, Company E-2)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Brent will study International Relations at the London School of Economics. At West Point, Brent majored in American Politics and Spanish.
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Brady Dearden
(Class of 2009, Company F-1, West Windsor, NJ)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Brady was a Law Major at West Point. He branched Aviation and intends to study International Relations at the University of Cambridge. In addition to representing USMA in prestigious law and ethics competitions, Brady served a two-year mission to Germany and Austria for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between his sophomore and junior years at the Academy.
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Robert Hammond
(Class of 2009, Company B-2, Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Robert plans to earn a Master of Arts in International Studies- International Economics with a minor in Chinese Studies from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Nanjing. As a cadet, Robert was able to visit the Japanese National Defense Academy and the Royal Thai Defense Academy. He also spent a semester at Beijing University and participated in an academic study in Cambodia. Robert majored in Chinese and Foreign Area Studies East Asia and branched Military Intelligence.
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Andrew Keith Hill
(Class of 2009, Company A-2, San Antonio, TX)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Andrew majored in Civil Engineering with Honors and intends to study Engineering for Sustainable Development at Cambridge University. During the last two years of his time at West Point, Andrew commanded the USMA Drill Team. He has branched Corps of Engineers.
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Richard Houghton
(Class of 2009, Company E-1, Sewickley, PA)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Rick majored in American History and will earn a Master of Studies in American History at the University of Oxford. During his cadet years, Rick spent a semester in France, participated in the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Academy Scholars Program, and interned with Senator Harry Reid. He has branched Air Defense Artillery.
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Bryan Lee
(Class of 2009, Company B-2, San Francisco, CA)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Bryan will earn a Master of Science in Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. An Army Aviator from San Francisco, Bryan majored in International and Military History. His studies included a semester abroad at Jilin University in Changchun, China.
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Erik Tomsen
(Class of 2009, Company B-4, Eagle River, AK)
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
 
Erik is an Engineer officer. While majoring in German and Geospatial Information Science, he had the opportunity to spend a semester at the German Armed Forces University and conduct academic studies in Uzbekistan and Germany. Erik is studying Geography at the University of Auckland.