The Naval Academy will be honoring Horatio Magellan Crunch with an honorary PhD degree at its annual commencement ceremony this year. Just who is Horatio Magellan Crunch? You may know him better as Cap’n Crunch. Yes, that Cap’n Crunch, who has been piloting and navigating Quaker Oats’ breakfast cereal of the same name since 1963.
Mr. Crunch will receive a degree in seamanship for his iconic portrayal of a children’s breakfast cereal. When asked about how he felt receiving this honorary degree, the cap could only say he was extremely honored and happy
There was a bit of controversy regarding his rank as some have pointed out he’s technically a commander. Mr. Crunch defended himself by maintaining he is the captain of the S.S. Guppy, and it appears that the Academy is standing behind its decision.
It’s not known whether or not there will be crunch berries in attendance, but all graduating students were asked to bring their own bowls and milk.