— Marine Sgt. Carlos Evans, Fayetteville, N.C., who lost both legs and his left hand during service that included three deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. The president signed Evans' prosthetic arm during a visit to the White House.
— Tim Cook, Cupertino, Calif., CEO of Apple.
— Menchu de Luna Sanchez, Secaucus, N.J., nurse at NYU Langone Medical Center who helped transfer at-risk patients during Hurricane Sandy.
— Bobak Ferdowsi, of Pasadena, Calif., flight director of the Mars Curiosity rover.
— Bradley Henning, Louisville, Ky., machinist, Atlas Machine and Supply.
— Tracey Hepner, Arlington, Va., co-founder, Military Partners and Families Coalition, providing support, resources and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender military partners and their families.
— Peter Hudson, Evergreen, Colo., co-founder and CEO of iTriage, a health care company.
— Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber.
— Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Avondale, Ariz., the city's first Latina mayor and current president of the National League of Cities.
— Amanda E. McMillan, Jackson, Miss., victim of pay discrimination.
— Lee Maxwell, Wilton, Iowa, graduate of program at Kirkwood Community College for wind technicians.
— Lisa Richards, Arlington, Va., participant in a White House effort in which people were asked to share stories about what paying $2,200 more in taxes would mean for them and their families.
— Abby Schanfield, Minneapolis, beneficiary of Obama's health care overhaul.
— Haile Thomas, Tucson, Ariz., a 12-year-old co-founder and director of the HAPPY Organization to help improve the health and wellness of young people.
— Desiline Victor, Miami, who, at age 102, made two trips and waited several hours to vote for Obama last November.
Associated Press writer Suzanne Gamboa contributed to this report.
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