Association of Graduates
Graduate Dependent Scholarships

Twenty Graduate Dependent Scholarships Awarded For Academic Year 2014-2015

The AOG Board of Directors continued their long-standing (since 1987) support for the Graduate Dependent Scholarship Program, approving awards of $500 to twenty children of USAFA graduates.

A total of one hundred twenty nine completed applications were sent to a volunteer committee to review and rank. The volunteer committee, consisting of Maj (Ret) Thomas Sullivan Jr ’72, Lt Col (Ret) Martha Stevenson-Jones ’82, Col Lisa Boyce ’88, Maj Christopher Rouse ‘99, Maj Elizabeth Mathias ’01, and Capt Lauren Viscito ’07 devoted considerable time to scoring each applicant’s package. Scores were then consolidated and the twenty applicants with the highest total points were awarded scholarships.

The AOG congratulates all of the GDS applicants, especially the winners, for their records of academic achievement, community involvement, and exemplary service.

Those selected to receive a scholarship for Academic Year 2014-2015 are listed below in alphabetical order. Graduate parents’ names are shown in parentheses.

  • EMILY BABSKI **- Miss Babski is a sophomore at the Virginia Tech (Blacksburg). She is studying to become a certified public accountant. (Ronald Babski, ’85)
  • HEATHER BREVARD – Miss Brevard is currently a senior in high school. She plans to attend Vanderbilt University to study Computer Science. (Michael Brevard ’95, Jennifer Brevard ’95)
  • DANIEL BROWN – Mr. Brown is currently a senior in high school. He plans to attend Stanford University and study production design engineering. (Billy Bob Brown Jr ’87)
  • ADAM BURGESS – Mr. Burgess is a freshman at Texas Christian University. He is studying neuroscience with a goal of medical school in the future. (Robert Burgess ’89)
  • GABRIELLA CAVUOTI ****– Miss Cavuoti is a junior at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. She is studying for a degree in Nursing with an emphasis in pediatrics. (Frank Cavuoti, ’85)
  • ZACHARY CLEMMONS **– Mr. Clemmons is a junior at Union University. He is studying philosophy and theology. (Thomas Clemmons ’86)
  • ANNE CRAFTON – Miss Crafton is currently a senior in high school. She plans to attend the University of Arkansas and study English. (Robert Crafton ’90)
  • VERNOICA CRUZ **– Miss Cruz is currently a sophomore at Stanford University. She is studying Computer Science. (Robert Cruz ’83)
  • KRISTINA DEGIOVANNI – Miss DeGiovanni is currently a senior in high school. She plans to aspire to a medical degree in the future. (Vincent DeGiovanni ’84, Susan Easter ’84)
  • CHRISTOPHER ECKLUND – Mr. Ecklund is currently a senior in high school. He plans to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. (Eric Ecklund ’89)
  • EMILY KENNEY **– Miss Kenney is a junior at Washington University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. (Thomas Kenney, ’87)
  • MEGAN KILBRIDE **– Miss Kilbride is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame seeking a bachelor’s degree in Biology. (Carol Foote ’82, Patrick Kilbride ’83)
  • CONNOR LIGGETT – Mr. Liggett is a senior in high school. (Christopher Liggett ’83, Nancy Burdick ’83)
  • NATALIE NILES **– Miss Niles is a sophomore at Seton Hall University and pursuing a degree in Biology. (James Niles, ’81)
  • KELLY PROCTOR – Miss Proctor is currently a senior in high school. She plans to attend Truman University and study biology and agricultural science with a concentration in pre-veterinary studies. (Douglas Proctor ’85)
  • JESSICA RICHELIEU ****– Miss Richelieu is a junior at Idaho State university (Pocatello ID). She has consistently maintained a 4.0 GPA in her Biology studies. (Rodney Richelieu, ’83)
  • NICOLE ROMANZO – Miss Romanzo is currently a senior in high school. She plans to attend Siena College and Albany Medical College to study in an eight-year Science, Humanities and Medicine Program. (Daniel Romanzo ’91)
  • BRIGITTE ROONEY ***– Miss Rooney is a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is studying environmental engineering. (Daniel Rooney ’94)
  • REILLY SMITH – Miss Smith is currently a senior in high school. She plans to study chemical engineering in college. (Joy Meyen ’84)
  • BENJAMIN TAYLOR – Mr. Taylor is currently a high school senior. He plans to study International Relations or Global Affairs in pursuing his goal of being an Ambassador. (Timothy Taylor ’88)

*Asterisks indicate this person has previously won a Graduate Dependent Scholarship. The number of asterisks corresponds to the number of awards the individual has previously received.