State of the Class of 2002 - 1st Quarter 2013

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Classmates,

We hope this announcement finds you well. Our class had an epic 10-Year Reunion in September and we are so excited about the energy and enthusiasm within our ranks. For the 350+ who attended, we were reminded of the value and importance of our school and the friendships we formed. Leah Ward orchestrated an incredibly powerful memorial ceremony, allowing us to remember and honor the classmates we’ve lost since Induction Day. (There are pictures of the event here.) The camaraderie at the parade, the interaction on the Yard, and the fabulous tailgate event reinforced the importance of keeping USNA 2002 strong. Thank you to Kate Kranz and everyone else who worked so hard for such a great weekend.

Following December’s class election there is a new cadre of leaders coordinating class activities. Josh Welle and Cari Murtagh stayed on as class officers, and are joined now by Pat McConnell, Kate Kranz, Chad Summe, John Augusto, and Charlie Mello. There will be many more opportunities to volunteer in the coming years, and we hope you will all find a method to help.

There is much to be proud of as a class! We’ve served our country and our communities with distinction for over ten years, living the USNA mission in and out of uniform. Our philanthropic efforts, both individually and collectively, have been exemplary. Chad Summe headed an incredibly successful fundraising drive for our 10-year class gift. With a class participation of 36% — the average of all classes is 25% — we were able to give $171,926, or 168% of our goal. Over $102,000 of this went to the International Programs Office; the remainder to the Annual Fund. We have also seen massive success of the USNA 2002 book, In the Shadow of Greatness. The class will soon distribute over $14,000 from the book to our partner veterans’ organizations.

Our class is also awaiting designation as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. There are several other classes who are incorporated; we followed their lead for many reasons, including the book and the flexibility it will give us to best support USNA, Navy, and Marine Corps causes. The incorporation of the class (US Naval Academy Class of 2002, Inc.) is an important stepping-stone to capitalize on future opportunities and also frees us of many of the limitations inherent in working through the Alumni Association.

The class leaders are meeting periodically to create initiatives that the class values and that live up to our alma mater’s charge. Initial actions have been to re-launch a class website at  usna2002.org. This site features organization, bylaws, fundraising information, and occasional news updates on the class and our classmates; it will also include financial information and be used to communicate more effectively. We will expand our activity on Facebook and grow our alumni network within 2002 and the 2000s decade. In the coming months we will formalize our 15-year reunion goals, enlist a 15-year reunion coordinator and committee members, and brainstorm initiatives for 2012-2017. Your participation is needed!

Thanks for reading the 2013 “State of the Class” address – more importantly, thank you for being great classmates and friends. We look forward to working with you all to continue 2002’s amazing accomplishments!
 
Cheers,
Josh, Pat, Cari, Kate, Chad, John, Charlie


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Missing Contact Information

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  • Andrew Adams
  • Bradley Adams
  • Mary Adams
  • Roxanne Aguilera
  • Robert Aho
  • Joel Almquist
  • Michael Andreychik
  • Kevin Ann
  • Patrick Atkinson
  • Julie Austin
  • Matthew Baca
  • Marisa Ball
  • Robert Ballard
  • Gerome Banks
  • Jeffrey Banks
  • Sarah Bartek
  • Grayson Bass
  • Ryan Bautista
  • Kevin Beatley
  • Benjamin Beck-Coon
  • Gregory Bellomy
  • Lori Bentzel
  • Kamil Beresniewicz
  • Matthew Berger
  • Stephanie Bill
  • Jason Blackmon
  • Michael Boettcher
  • Timothy Bogdanof
  • Eric Boone
  • Richard Bowles
  • Erik Boyce
  • Clayton Boyette
  • Ryan Bradley
  • Shawn Brier
  • Andrew Brinton-James  
  • Cordrea Brittingham
  • Geoffrey Bronars
  • Lawrence Brooks
  • Christopher Broome
  • Jerome Bryant
  • Matthew Burich
  • Robert Burns
  • Steven Burns
  • John Cady
  • Travis Call
  • Charles Carney
  • Daniel Caroffino
  • William Carr
  • Justin Carrell
  • John Carswell
  • Daniel Casey
  • Javier Castro
  • Jeremy Castro
  • John Cauthen
  • Jeffrey Chang
  • Ryan Chapman
  • Nicholas Chen
  • Kristina Chenery
  • Daniel Choudhury
  • Thad Christofer
  • Abigail Chudzinski
  • Kendrick Chumak
  • Ashley Church
  • Christopher Cisek
  • Brooks Cleveland
  • Gavin Clough
  • Daniel Cnossen
  • John Cocca
  • Jacob Cohen
  • Terence Coleman
  • Jason Condon
  • James Consalvi
  • Nathan Cook
  • Christian Corah
  • Andrea Corral
  • Randy Craft
  • Andrew Craig
  • Marshall Croft
  • John Cude
  • James Culnen
  • Marcus Curtis
  • Ryan Dam
  • Jarrod Day
  • Trevor Day
  • Derek DeBoer
  • Jedediah Deitrick
  • Jeffrey Desmond
  • Christian Diaz
  • Corey Doney
  • Amanda Donges
  • Thomas Douglas
  • Terrence Doyle
  • Colin Dunlop
  • Jennifer Edgin
  • James Elmore
  • Krista Emmett
  • Robert England
  • Michael Esposito
  • Charles Estabrook
  • Jason Fahy
  • Kenneth Faires
  • Michael Farias
  • John Farner
  • Samuel Fellman
  • Jeffrey Fellows
  • Julie Ferris
  • James Field
  • Megan Fine
  • Suzanne Fleeson
  • Christopher Fodera
  • Sylvester Foley
  • Tyler Forrest
  • Matthew Foster
  • Laura Freeman
  • Benjamin Friedrick
  • Jeffrey Gaddy
  • Daniel Gemmell
  • Thomas Genest
  • Brye Gerhardt
  • Douglas Glendening
  • Guy Glennon
  • Nathaniel Goddard
  • Brace Godfrey
  • Winslow Goins
  • Anthony Gontarz
  • Hilary Goodrich
  • Paul Gouge
  • Nicholas Green
  • Joseph Guth
  • Nicholas Guyton
  • Claire Halloran
  • Michael Hammond
  • Christian Hansen
  • Amber Hareland
  • Charles Harris
  • Jason Harris
  • Laura Hayhoe
  • Jennifer Hazelton
  • Kristopher Hefner
  • Matthew Heitman
  • Courtney Herdt
  • Anthony Herman
  • Jonathan Hesener
  • Jason Hickle
  • Benjamin Hobbs
  • Robert Hock
  • Casey Holland
  • Zachary Holt
  • Eric Homa
  • Matthew Hoogewind
  • Patricia Hooper
  • Justin Huber
  • Stephen Huber
  • William Huebner
  • Peter Huffman
  • Patrick Hughes
  • Francis Huguenin
  • Eric Hulbert
  • Peter John Hulson
  • Monica Hundt
  • Robert Hurst
  • James Hutchison
  • John Iaconianni
  • John Jeffery
  • Amos Jo
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Christopher Judson
  • Aaron Katon
  • Michael Keefe
  • Erin Kellogg
  • Christopher Kelly
  • Chris Kiesel
  • Ronit Kinbar
  • George Kinigopoulos
  • Ian Kirschke
  • Jason Klerk
  • Erin Knight
  • Robert Koroly
  • Mark Krakauer
  • Noah Kramer-Dover  
  • Christopher Kwon
  • Kevin Lafrenier
  • James Lagasca
  • Nicholas Lamere
  • Jonathan Lang
  • Andrew Lathrop
  • Theodore Lavarias
  • Matthew Lewis
  • Timothy Lilienthal
  • Joseph Long
  • James Lucas
  • Erica Lude
  • Mary MacDougall
  • Kevin Maddaford
  • Douglas Mallette
  • Christopher Manos
  • David Marino
  • Aaron Martin
  • Hannah Martin
  • Jeremy Martin
  • Shaka Martin
  • Sean Marvin
  • Samuel Mason
  • David Masterson
  • Mark Mattox
  • William Maxwell
  • David McAuliff
  • Patrick McCauley
  • Brian McGillick
  • Anthony McGraw
  • Megan McMahon
  • Christopher Mead
  • Andrew Menocal
  • Lawrence Meyer
  • Sheryl Meyer
  • Michael Mieres
  • Derek Miletich
  • Raphael Miller
  • Todd Mitchler
  • Erik Moeller
  • Kamal Mohiuddin
  • Gary Moody
  • Jared Moore
  • Kathryn Moore
  • Matthew Moore
  • Donald Moors
  • Matthew Mooshegian
  • Heidi Morgan
  • Samuel Moseman
  • Cole Muller
  • Heather Myers
  • Kimberly Myers
  • Robert Neal
  • Brandon Neighbors
  • Bwerani Nettles
  • Douglas Neves
  • Benjamin Newbry
  • Karma Niemeyer
  • Jason Nollette
  • Eric Northam
  • Timothy O'Connell
  • Samuel O'Donnell
  • Matthew O'Hara
  • Daniel Oberlander
  • Jon Olson
  • Edmund Oneal
  • Eli Owre
  • Paul Oyler
  • Matthew Pait
  • Jason Palmer
  • Eugene Park
  • Jonathan Parker
  • Benjamin Partlow
  • Alpa Patel
  • Nathan Peld
  • Zachary Pensinger
  • Lauren Persico
  • Nels Peterson
  • Andrew Pinkerton
  • Luciano Pollastrini
  • Clifton Potter
  • Michael Prato
  • Andrew Prine
  • Brandon Rampani
  • Erin Rathert
  • Lorin Readmond
  • Bryan Reed
  • Conor Regan
  • Daren Reinke
  • Steve Reis
  • Arthur Rhodes
  • Anna Rice
  • Darne Ridgley
  • David Ring
  • Trevor Ritland
  • Saul Rivera
  • James Robb
  • Loren Roberts
  • Christopher Roesner
  • Matthew Rogers
  • Natalie Roland
  • Jonathan Royas
  • Andrew Rutherford
  • Christopher Ryckebusch
  • Craig Salveson
  • William Sandvig
  • Whitney Saunders
  • David Savery
  • Brian Schall
  • Daniel Schlesinger
  • Andrew Schooley
  • Angelina Schulz
  • Chris Scott
  • Nathan Scott
  • Daniel Sears
  • Angie Seay
  • Jeffrey Servello
  • Luke Shank
  • John Sheridan
  • Kevin Sherwood
  • William Shipley
  • Kristina Shiroma
  • John Skovran
  • Lee Smallwood
  • Brian Smith
  • Eric Smith
  • Nicholas Smith
  • Stephanie Smith
  • Matthew Smothers
  • Anthony Snukis
  • Brian Sparks
  • Jeffrey Speakman
  • John Standen
  • Brock Stefura
  • William Stephens
  • Abigail Stiles
  • Eric Stiles
  • Epiphanios Stylianos
  • Shawn Sullivan
  • Jessica Swee
  • Brandt Sword
  • Melanie Swords
  • Cathleen Sybert
  • Enrico Tan
  • Josh Taylor
  • Elnora Tenwolde
  • Russell Thomas
  • Brandon Thompson
  • Nathaniel Thompson
  • Marty Timmons
  • William Tolson
  • Jonah Tower
  • Anthony Tremonte
  • Anthony Triviso
  • Stephen Troy
  • Christopher Tuggle
  • Philip Uranga
  • Christopher Valle
  • Jonathan Van Meter
  • Matthew Varney
  • Patrick Veith
  • Victoria Vince
  • Matthew Voelker
  • Leslie Vojta
  • Peter Vollers
  • Christopher Wallace
  • Brooke Waller
  • Charles Walton
  • Errol Watson
  • Erik Wayne
  • Robert Welch
  • Jeffrey Weller
  • Victor Wells
  • Frederick Wessell
  • Robert White
  • Jeffrey Whitmer
  • Jennifer Whitmer
  • Arion Williams
  • Justin Wilson
  • Thomas Woodward
  • Christopher Work
  • Pritha Workman
  • Laura Yorke
  • Shane Zimmerman
  • Daniel Zuniga