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Explore some of the notable alumni who make up our large, international alumni community.

Science and Technology
  • Bob Bemer (1936), Computer pioneer; co-inventor of ASCII; named COBOL
  • Joel E. Cohen (1961), mathematical biologist; MacArthur Fellowship (Genius Award) recipient
  • Charles Bigelow (1963), type designer; former professor of digital typography at Stanford University; co-designer of Lucida family of typefaces
  • Bing Gordon (1968), CEO Emeritus, Electronic Arts; Investment Planner, Digital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Scott McNealy* (1972), co-founder and former CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • Tim Westergren (1984), co-founder of Pandora Radio; included in TIME magazine’s 2010 listing of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World
  • Brad Keywell (1987) co-founder of Groupon, co-founder and CEO of MediaBank LLC.
  • Jay Adelson (1988), co-founder and former CEO of Digg; included in TIME magazine’s 2008 listing of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.
  • Ari Schwartz (1989), senior internet policy advisor for the National Institute for Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce.
  • Ivan Krstic (2004), IT security engineer, named by eWeek Magazine in 2007 as one of the most influential people in computer security and one of the top 100 in all of information technology, named by MIT Technology Review in 2007 as one of the world’s top 35 innovators under 35
  • Daniel Ellsberg (1948), writer and activist; former military analyst; released the Pentagon Papers
  • Raymond Sokolov (1959), journalist; food writer; author
  • Taro Yamasaki (1964), Pulitzer Prize winner for photojournalism
  • Michael Kinsley* (1968), journalist; commentator; founder of Slate; former editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times
  • Jeffrey Dearth (1968), former president and publisher of The New Republic magazine, 1984-95
  • Bob Woodruff (1979), television journalist, former co-anchor of ABC World News Tonight
Politics and Law
  • Alan K. Simpson (1950), U.S. Senator (R-Wyoming), 1979-1997
  • The Honorable Carole L. Brookins (1961), member, U.S. Council on Foreign Relations; Managing Director, Public Capital Advisors, LLC.
  • Shelley Ann (Scarney) Buchanan (1954), former White House Staff member; wife of Pat Buchanan
  • Michael Barone (1962), pundit and political commentator
  • Mitt Romney (1965), U.S. Senator for Utah, former governor of Massachusetts; headed the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee; candidate in the 2008 Republican primary and 2012 Republican Presidential nominee
  • Mary Fisher (1966), political activist; founder of Family AIDS Network; speaker at the 1992 Republican National Convention
  • Ann Romney (1967), wife of Mitt Romney (1965)
  • Sorayouth Prompoj (1969), diplomat; Thai Ambassador to Germany
  • Kathryn Kolbert (1970), civil rights lawyer; former president of People For the American Way
  • Laurie Rubiner (1980), former legislative director for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton; former executive director of the Malaria No More Policy Center; Chief of Staff for Senator Richard Blumenthal
  • Ronald Machen (1987), United States Attorney for the District of Columbia
  • Shima Roy (1992), international litigation attorney; named by The National Law Journal as one of the top minority lawyers under 40 in the U.S. in 2011
  • Elissa Slotkin (1994), U.S. Congresswoman for Michigan's 8th District
  • Robert C. Vogel (1956) executive director, International Management and Communications Corporation (IMCC); former director, World Banking and Financial - The Economics Institute
  • Lisa Frank (1972), founder of Lisa Frank, Inc.
  • Robert S. Taubman (1972), CEO of Taubman Centers, Inc.
  • Lisa Lapides Sawicki (1974), founder, Lapides Publicity Giragosian
  • Emily Cinader Scott (1979), former CEO and chairman of J. Crew
  • Rick Schaden (1982), founder, chairman, and former CEO of Quizno's; founder and chairman of Consumer Capital Partners
  • Christopher Ilitch (1983), CEO of Ilitch Holdings
  • Kris Sirchio (1983), CEO of North American Breweries
  • Pete Dawkins (1955), Heisman Trophy winner; Rhodes Scholar; former Army Brigadier General; former Vice Chairman of Citigroup Private Bank
  • Dan Dickerson (1976), play-by-play announcer for the Detroit Tigers
  • Robbie Buhl (1982), racecar driver
  • Alexi Lalas (1988), former professional soccer player; former general manager and president of the Los Angeles Galaxy; analyst for ESPN and ABC Sports; elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Casey Wellman (2006), NHL professional hockey player
Arts and Education
  • William Talman (1932), actor
  • Florence Knoll Bassett (1934), designer; former head of Knoll
  • June Daisley Lockhart (1938), sculptor
  • Pamela Stump (1946), sculptor
  • Barbara Lea (1947), singer
  • Ward Just (1953), author; National Book Award Finalist
  • Martha Henry (1955), actress
  • Thomas McGuane (1958), author, essayist, conservationist
  • Edmund White III (1958), author
  • Barbara Bowen Oberg (1960), History Professor, Princeton University; general editor for The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
  • Tod Williams* (1961), architect
  • Stuart Bloomberg (1967), former chairman of ABC Entertainment; executive producer of the TV show In the Motherhood
  • Sven Birkerts (1969), author
  • Brad Leithauser (1971), author
  • Bill Prady (1977), television writer and producer (The Muppets, Dharma & Greg, The Big Bang Theory)
  • Douglas Sills (1978), stage and television actor, Tony Award nominee
  • Amy Denio (1979), musician
  • Rob Edwards (1981), film and television writer and producers, including Disney’s Treasure Planet and Disney’s Princess and the Frog
  • Glenn Kessler (1988), screenwriter and television producer
  • Renee Elise Goldsberry (1989), actress
  • Selma Blair (1990), actress
  • Todd A. Kessler (1990), screenwriter, television producer, and director
*included in a Newsweek list of the 100 people who will influence American culture and politics into the next millennium