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Notable Tulane University Graduates

Arts & Entertainment

Blake Bailey(1963- ), Arts & Sciences '85
Author and Pulitzer Prize nominee for Cheever: A Life (2009).

 

Carlos Barbosa (1960- ), Architecture '85
Production designer; notable works include “24” (
2001-2010), “Lost” (2004-2005),“CSI: Miami,” (2002-2003), Coach Carter (2005); Emmy nominated for “24” (2002).

 

Bryan M. Batt (1963- ), Arts & Sciences '85
Broadway and film actor; notable works include “Mad Men” (
2007-2010), La Cage Aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Blvd.


Geoffrey Beene (1924-2004), Arts & Sciences '43
Fashion Designer

 

Lynda Benglis (1941- ), Newcomb College '64
Sculptor, known for her wax paintings and poured latex sculptures; notable works include Fallen Painting (1968), Mumble (1972) and Vittorio (1979).

 

Amy Carter (1967- ), Graduate School '96
Children's book illustrator for
The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer (1995);daughter of former President Jimmy Carter.

 

Carolyn Rossi Copeland,Newcomb College '76
Theatre p
roducer and artistic director; served as Vice President of Creative Affairs at Radio City Entertainment (1998- ) and founded the Lamb’s Theatre Company (1979).

 

Caroline Wogan Durieux (1896-1989),Newcomb College '16; '17
International artist,
lithographer, social satirist and author; director of the Federal Art Project (1938-1943); notable works include Andre (1933), Bourbon street, New Orleans (1942) and Fashion (1953).

 

Douglas R. Ellin (1968- ),Arts & Sciences '90
Writer, producer, actor and director; notable works include “Entourage”(2004- ),“Life with Bonnie”(2002-2004), Kissing a Fool (1998).

 

Mignon Faget (1934- ),Newcomb College '55
Artist and award winning jewelry designer;
launched Mignon Faget, Ltd. with her first ready-to-wear collection (1969).

 

Ruth Falcon (1943- ), Graduate School '71
International opera singer;
notable works include New York City Opera debut as Micoela in Carmen (1974), Metropolitan Opera debut as the Kaiserin in Die frau ohne schatten (1989); was a member of Bayerische Staatsoper (1976-80).

 

Evan Farmer (1972- ), Tulane College '95
Actor and television personality; notable works include “2ge+her”(2000-2001), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and hosting “While You Were Out” (2002-2006).


William Harry Fitzpatrick (1908-2004), Arts & Sciences '32
Pulitzer prize winner for editorial writing.


Basil Hoffman (1938- ), Business '60
His films include: All the President's Men (1976), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Ordinary People (1980), and My Favorite Year (1982).  He is also the author of the acting textbooks, Cold Reading And How to Be Good At It, and Acting and How To Be Good At It.

 

Paul Michael Glaser (1943- ),Arts & Sciences '66
Actor, director, producer and pediatric AIDS activist; notable works include “Starsky and Hutch” (1975-1979), Double Impact (1991) and “Las Vegas”
(2005-2008).


Carlin Glynn (1940- ), Newcomb '61
Actress, Tony Award winner (1979), and mother of actress Mary Stuart Masterson.

 

Lawrence Gordon (1936- ), Business '58
Producer; notable works include Die Hard (1988), Field of Dreams (1989), Mystery Men (1999), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Hellboy (2004).

 

Samantha Gore (1968- ), Architecture '92
Production designer and art director; notable works include Pulp Fiction (1994),
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) andBjörk: Volumen (1999).

 

Shirley Ann Grau (1929- ),Newcomb College '50
Author of
The Keepers of the House (1964), which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction; other notable works include The Hard Blue Sky (1958)and Roadwalkers (1994).

 

Angela Gregory (1903-1990),Newcomb College '25; Architecture '40
Sculptor and educator; notable works include
relief work on the Criminal Courts building on Tulane Ave., the statue of Bienville on Loyola Ave. and eight of the 22 famous men that surround the exterior of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

 

Robert M. Harling III (1951- ), Law '77
Screenwriter, director and actor; notable works include Steel Magnolias (1989), Soapdish (1991), First Wives Club (1996) and Laws of Attraction (2004).

 

Jimmy Horowitz (1962- ), Arts & Sciences '83
President, Universal Pictures; notable works include Universal’s live stage business including Wicked and Billy Elliot.

 

Rick Hurst (1946- ), Arts & Sciences '68
Actor; notable works include “
The Dukes of Hazzard” (1979-1982) and “Amanda's by the Sea” (1983).

 

Ida Kohlmeyer (1912-1997), Newcomb College '33;Graduate School '56
P
ainter and sculptor; notable works include Symbols(1981), Rebus 3D-89-3 (1989) and Aquatic Colonnade at the Aquarium of the Americas (1990).

 

Anthony Laciura (1951- ), Graduate School '79
International opera singer;
notable works include Metropolitan Operadebut as the Major-domo in Der Rosenkavalier (1982), Francesca da Rimini (1984), La fanciulla del West (1992) and I lombardi alla prima crociata (1993).

 

Christian Jules LeBlanc (1958- ), Arts & Sciences '80

Actor; notable works include “The Young and the Restless” (1991-2010), “As the World Turns” (1984, 2005) and “In the Heat of the Night” (1988).

 

Olga Merediz (1956- ), Newcomb College '78
Film and stage actress; nominated for a
Tony Award for In the Heights (2008); other notable works include Man of La Mancha (2002) and Cry-Baby (2005).

 

 Monique Moss (1970- ), Newcomb College '94
Dancer, choreographer and Tulane faculty;
won Big Easy Classical Arts Award for Best Choreography for Jezebel(2000).

 

Enrique Murciano (1973- ), Tulane College '95
Actor; notable works include “Without a Trace” (2002-2009), The Lost City (2005) and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005).

 

Ed Nelson (1928- ), Arts & Sciences '53; University College '00
Actor; notable works include “Peyton Place” (
1964-1968), Jackie Chan's Who Am I? (1998) and Runaway Jury (2003).

 

Bruce Paltrow (1943-2002), Arts & Sciences '65
Writer, director and producer; nine-time Emmy nominee; father of Gywneth Paltrow and husband of actress Blythe Danner; notable works include “The White Shadow” (
1978-1981) and “St. Elsewhere” (1988).

 

Meryl Poster (1964- ), Newcomb College '86
Executive producer, Miramax Films; notable works include Chicago (2002), Kate & Leopold (2001), Chocolat (2000) and The Cider House Rules (1999).

 

Michael Price, Graduate School '86
Writer and producer; notable works include “The Simpsons” (
2003-2009), “Teacher's Pet” (2000) and “The PJs” (1999-2000).


Walter G. (1933-1977) and Beatty Lou Roberts (1933- ), Arts and Sciences '59
Parents of actress Julia Roberts.


Eugenie Rocherolle , Newcomb '58
Leading American composer of piano repertoire.

 
Terry E. Schnuck
(1952- ), Arts & Sciences '75
Broadway producer; won Tony Awards for
Spring Awakening (2007) and Hair (2009).


Brian Skinner (1964- ), Arts & Sciences '86
Opera tenor (sings under the name Fernando del Valle).


Hunt Slonem (1951- ), Arts & Sciences '73
Internationally renowned artist.

 

Jerry Springer (1944- ), Arts & Sciences '65
Talk-show host, journalist, musician and politician; host of The Jerry Springer Show (1991- ) and mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio (
1977-1978).

 

Harold Sylvester (1949- ), Arts & Sciences '72
Actor, director and producer; notable works include An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), “Married with Children” (
1994-1997) and One Step (2007).

 

John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969), Arts & Sciences '58
Author; best known for A Confederacy of Dunces (1980), for which he posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1981)
.

 

Phoebe Washburn (1973- ), Newcomb College '96
Artist;
best known for her industrial installations; notable works include Between Sweet and Low (2002), It makes for my billionaire status (2005) and Regulated Fool’s Milk Meadow (2007).

 

Dr. Michael White (1954- ),Graduate School '79; '84
Clarinetist, composer, educator and jazz historian;
founder of  The Original Liberty Jazz Band (1981); has played with many bands and artists including the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

 

Lawrence Wright (1947- ), Arts & Sciences '69
Author, screenwriter and journalist; best known for
The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11(2006), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction (2007).

 

Business & Technology

Ruth Rogan Benerito (1916- ), Newcomb '35; Graduate School '38
Inventor of non-iron cotton.


Emily W. Card, Newcomb College '63
Author, attorney, and finance guru; notable works include
Consumer Reports Money Book (1995), Business Capital for Women (1997) and The Ms. Money Book (1990).


James H. Clark (1944), PhD, University College '68; Honorary Alum '98
Founder: Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and WebMD


Dave Dixon (1923-2010), Business '43
Businessman and sports executive, helped create the New Orleans Saints, the Louisiana Superdome, World Championship Tennis and the United States Football League; author of
The Saints, The Superdome, and the Scandal: An Insider's Perspective (2008).

 

Marion J. Epley (1908-1997),Arts & Sciences '27; Law '30
Businessman and executive; served as president and chairman of the Board, Texaco, Inc. (1964-1971).

 

David Filo (1966- ), Engineering '88
Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc. (1995); serves as Yahoo!’s key technologist and developed the Filo Server Program.

 

Andrew Friedman (1976- ), Business '99
Executive vice president of baseball operations,
Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2005- ).

 

Mike Tannenbaum (1969- ), Law '95
NFL general manager, New York Jets (2006- ).

 

Scott Greenstein (1959- ),Arts & Sciences '81
President and chief content officer, Sirius XM Radio Inc. (2004- ); also served as chairman of USA Films (1999-2002) and executive producer of The English Patient (1996)
.

 

Robert Owen Zeleny, Arts & Sciences '52
Editor-in-chief, World Book International.

 

Education

Gail Agrawal, Public Health and Tropical Medicine '83; Law '83
Dean of the University of Kansas School of Law (2006 - 2010) and dean of the University of Iowa College of Law (effective July 1, 2010).


Jeff Balser, Engineering '84
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2009)

 
William Craft Brumfield (1944- ),
Arts & Sciences '66
Architectural photographer, historian of Russian architecture, preservationist and Tulane faculty member; notable works include
The Origins of Modernism in Russian Architecture(1991) and A History of Russian Architecture (1993).


Shelley Johnson Errington, Newcomb '66
Received one of the first "genius grants" from the MacArthur Foundation; Professor of Anthropology at the University of California-Santa Cruz.


Robert Grossman, Arts and Sciences '69
Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center (2007). Awarded the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his work on multiple sclerosis (1999).

 

Anthony “Tony” Jones, Graduate School '68
Chancellor of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
(1986-1992, 1996- ), and director of the Glasgow School of Art (1980–1986); conferred the honor of Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (2003).

 

Gary Lloyd, Social Work'61; Graduate School '65
HIV/AIDS researcher and author; established
Institute on Research and Training in HIV/AIDS Counseling at Tulane (1987) and authored HIV Disease: Lesbians, Gays and the Social Services (1995).

 

Henry Armand Millon (1927- ), Arts & Sciences '47;'49; Architecture '53
Author and architectural historian who served as the
dean ofthe Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts of the National Gallery of Art (1980-2000); notable works include Baroque and Rococo Architecture(1961), Key Monuments of the History of Architecture (1964) and The Triumph of the Baroque (1999).


Andrew V. Schally (1926- ), HonDeg '75
Tulane Faculty; Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology (1975); French Legion of Honor.

 

Roberta I. Shaffer (1953- ), Law '80
Law Librarian of Congress (2009- ) and
dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin (1999-2001).

 

Linda S. Wilson, PhD (1936- ), Newcomb College '57
Researcher and educator; served as president of Radcliffe College (
1989-1999) andvice president for research at University of Michigan (1985-1989).

 

Elizabeth Wisner, PhD (1894-1976), Newcomb College '14; Honorary Law '62
Educator and social work pioneer; was the first female dean of the Tulane University School of Social Work (1938-1958).

 

Government & Public Service

José Miguel Alemán (1956- ),Law '81
Foreign Minister, Republic of Panama (1999-2003).


William L. Armstrong (1937- ), Business `58
Former U.S. Senator from Colorado (1979-91)


Howard Baker (1925- ), NG' `44-`45
Tennessee Senator; Senate Majority Leader; White House Chief of Staff

 

Corinne Claiborne “Lindy” Boggs (1916- ),Newcomb College '35; Honorary Law '78
Politician and diplomat; elected to United States House of Representatives (1974-1991) and served as United States Ambassador to the Holy See (1997-2001); mother of news anchor Cokie Roberts.

 

Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr. (1914-1973),Arts & Sciences '35; Law '37
Elected to United States House of Representatives (1947-1973); served as House Majority Whip (1963-1971) and  House Majority Leader (1971-1973).


Neil Bush (1955- ), Arts & Sciences '77; Business '79

Brother of former President George W. Bush and son of former President George Bush.

 



Edith Brown Clement (
1948- ),Law '73

Federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2001- ).

 

Allen J. Ellender (1890-1972), Law '13
United States Senator (1937-1972); served as president pro tempore (1971-1972), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee (1971-1972) and chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee (1955-1972).

 

Donald Ensenat (1946- ), Law '73
Diplomat; served as United States Chief of Protocol (2001-2007) and Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam (1991-1993).

 

Francis Cardinal George (1937- ), Graduate School '70.
American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Chicago (1997- ); also served as Bishop of Yakima (1990–1996), the Archbishop of Portland (1996–1997) and is the current president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (2007- ).

 

Newt Gingrich (1943- ), Graduate School '68; '71
Politician and author; elected to United States House of Representatives (1979-1999) and served as Speaker of the House (1995-1999);
author of Rediscovering God in America (2009).

 

Mara S. Berman Giulianti (1944- ), Newcomb College '66
M
ayor, Hollywood, Fla. (1986-2008).

 

F. Edward Hebert (1901-1979), Law '24
Elected to United States House of Representatives
(1941-1977) and served as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (1971-1975).

 

Raul Oswaldo Izurieta (1943- ), Law '68
Attorney and politician; served as Minister of Labor, Ecuador (2004-2005) and president of the Inter-American Bar Association (1983).

 

Lisa Perez Jackson (1962- ), Engineering '83
Chemical engineer and politician; currently serves as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2009- )
.

 

Victoria Reggie Kennedy (1954- ), Newcomb College '76; Law '79
Co-founder, Common Sense About Kids and Guns (1999); Wife of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

 

Robert “Bob” Livingston (1943- ), Arts & Sciences '64; Law '68
Politician and lobbyist; elected to U.S. House of Representatives (
1977-1999) and founded the lobbying firm, The Livingston Group.


Huey P. Long (1893-1935), NG-L `15
Governor of Louisiana (1928 - 1932).  US Senator (1932 - 1935).

 

John L. McLucas (1920-2002), Graduate School '43
Secretary of the Air Force (1973-1975) and
director of the National Reconnaissance Office (1969-1973).

 

William H. Pryor (1962- ), Law '87
Federal judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2004- ) and attorney general, Alabama (1997-2004).

 

Lourdes M. Rodriguez de Flores, Newcomb College '79
First lady of El Salvador (1999-2004).

 

Gary Eugene “Gene” Taylor(1953- ), Arts & Sciences '76
Politician; elected to the United States House of Representatives (1989- ) and Mississippi State Senate (
1984-1989).


Mark Tillman (1958- ), Engineering '79
Air Force One pilot for President George Bush.

 

David C. Treen (1928-2009), Law '50
Politician
and attorney; became the first republican governor of Louisiana since Reconstruction (1980-1984) and served in the United States House of Representatives (1973-1980).

 

David B. Vitter (1961- ), Law '88
Politician
and attorney; elected to the United States Senate (2005- ), United States House of Representatives (1999-2005) and Louisiana House of Representatives (1992-1999).

 

Elizabeth Weaver (1941- ), Newcomb College '62; Law '65
Michigan Supreme Court Justice
(1994- ) and also served as Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court (1999-2000).

 

John G. Weinmann (1928- ), Arts & Sciences '50; Law '52
Ambassador and attorney; served as
Ambassador to Finland (1989-1991) and United States Chief of Protocol (1991-1993).

 

John Minor Wisdom (1905-1999), Law '29; Honorary Law Doctorate '76
Federal judge,
Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1957-1977) and served as senior judge (1977-1999);one of the “Fifth Circuit Four” who were known for a series of decisions crucial in advancing the civil rights of African Americans.

 

Janet L. Woodka (1965- ), Law ’92
Federal coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding (2009-2010)
.

 

Media

William Hodding Carter II (1907-1972), Graduate School '29
Progressive journalist and author
with a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, Greenville Delta Democrat-Times (1946).

 

Ira Harkey (1918-2006),Arts & Sciences '41
Writer and editor/publisher of the Pascagoula Chronicle-Star (1951-1963); won the
Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing (1963) and authored The Smell of Burning Crosses: A White Integrationist Editor in Mississippi(1967).

 

Wilson “Bill” F. Minor (1922- ), Arts & Sciences '43
News correspondent for the New Orleans
Times-Picayune (1947-1976) and owner/editor of The Capitol Reporter (1976-81) in Jackson, Miss.; best known for reporting the civil rights movement in Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s.

 

William B. Monroe (1920-2011), Arts & Sciences '42; Honorary Law '68
Broadcast journalist and host of “Meet The Press” (1975-1984).

 

Warren Joseph Rogers Jr. (1922-2003), Arts & Sciences '44
Political reporter and
author of When I Think of Bobby: A Personal Memoir of the Kennedy Years(1993).

 

Howard K. Smith (1914-2002), Arts & Sciences '36
Journalist, political commentator, film star and author of Last Train from Berlin (1942), The Population Explosion (1960) and Events Leading Up to My Death: The Life of a Twentieth-Century Reporter (1996).

 

Science & Medicine

Charles Cassidy Bass, M.D.(1875-1975),Arts & Sciences '34, Law '37
Dean of the Tulane University School of Medicine (1922 - 1940)
, renowned for his research in the microorganisms of tropical diseases and as the “Father of Preventive Dentistry.”


Ruth Rogan Benerito (1916- ), Newcomb College '35

Inventor of the non-iron cotton

 


Regina Benjamin, M.D. (1956- ),
Business '91

United States Surgeon General (2010-present), founder and CEO of Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic.

 

Gerald S. Berenson, M.D., Medicine '43
Cardiologist and Tulane professor; internationally recognized for his research in the Bogalusa Heart Study on the early natural history of arteriosclerosis and hypertension.

 

Morrison C. Bethea, M.D., Medicine '70
Cardiac surgeon and co-author, Sugar Busters! (1995).

 


George E. Burch, M.D. (1910-1986),
Arts & Sciences '27; Medicine ’33

Internationally known cardiologist; published over 840 papers and 12 books on cardiac diseases including A History of Electrocardiography.

 

Stanford Emerson Chaille, M.D.(1830-1911),Medicine 1853
P
hysician and dean of the Tulane University School of Medicine (1885-1908); known as the “Father of Hygiene and Health Education” and gained notoriety as the head of the U.S. Havana Yellow Fever Commission of 1879.

 

Stephen D. Cook,PhD,Engineering '74; Graduate School '78
Orthopedic researcher; known for developing the long-term stable fixation hip, known as the “Tulane Hip.”

 

Harold Cummins, PhD(1893-1976),Graduate School '25
D
ermatoglyphics specialist; known as the “Father of Dermatoglyphics” for his research in the anthropology and genetics of fingerprint analysis.

 

Michael DeBakey, M.D. (1908-2008),Arts & Sciences '30; Medicine '32; Graduate School '35; Honorary Law '65
Cardiac surgeon, innovator, scientist, medical educator and international medical statesman; Chancellor Emeritus of Baylor College of Medicine.

 

Willey Glover Denis, M.D. (1879-1929), Arts & Sciences 1899; Graduate School 1902
Biochemist, physiologist and pioneer in clinical chemistry and the measurement of protein in biological fluids; served as chairman, Tulane Department of Biochemistry (1925-1929) and became the first woman to chair a department at a major medical school.

 

Vincent Derbes, M.D.(1912-1991), Medicine '34
Dermatologist;
nationally recognized for his work in tropical dermatology and fungal infections.

 

Ronald J. French, M.D.(1938- ), Medicine '63
O
tolaryngologist; noted for being the first to use a carbon dioxide laser for tonsillectomies.

 

Harold S. Ginsberg, M.D.(1917-2003), Medicine '41
M
icrobiologist; renowned for his research in virology and infectious diseases.

 

Grace Goldsmith, M.D. (1904-1975), Medicine '32
Clinical nutritionist and authority on dietary diseases; served as dean of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (1967-1973) and became the
first woman to head a public health school.

 

George M. Haik, M.D. (1911-1994), Medicine '34
Ophthalmologist and
pioneer in cataract surgery; performed one of the first successful corneal transplants in the United States.

 

Lt. Col. Douglas G. Hurley (1966- ), Engineering '88
Astronaut; c
ompleted his first space flight as pilot on the Endeavour (2009) and was awarded the NASA Superior Accomplishment Award (2004-2009).

 

Ruth Kirschstein, M.D. (1926-2009), Medicine '51
Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (1974-1993) and served as a
cting director, National Institutes of Health (2000-2002).

 

Thomas Naum James, M.D. (1925-2010 )Arts & Sciences '46; Medicine '49
Cardiologist
known for his research in the anatomy of the coronary arteries and the electrical conduction system of the heart; served as the president of American Heart Association (1979-1980).


Walter Kohn, PhD (1923-  ) , HonDeg, Doctor of Science `04
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1998.


Leslie L. Lukash, M.D., M `44
Nassau County NY medical examiner, basis of TV series "Quincy".



Rudolph Matas, M.D.
(1860-1957), Medicine 1880; Honorary Degree '28
Innovative surgeon; the first to use spinal anesthesia in the United States, the developer of the intravenous drip and the first to surgically repair aneurysms; named the
“Father of Vascular Surgery.”

 

William Larimer Mellon Jr., M.D. (1910-1989), Medicine '53
Founder, Albert Schweitzer Hospital
in Deschapelles, Haiti.

 

William J. Mogabgab, M.D., Arts & Sciences '42; Medicine '44
Researcher and author; first person to isolate the common cold virus (1955) and co-authored
Clinical Manual of Infectious Diseases (1984).

 

William Joseph Mouton Jr. (1931-2001), Engineering '53; '58
Pioneering
structural engineer and emeritus professor of architecture at Tulane; known for developing a technique for driving deep pilings through soft ground that gave New Orleans its first skyscraper.

 

Harold Rosen (1926- ), Engineering '47; Honorary Degree '75
Electrical engineer and inventor; known as “the father of the geostationary satellite”
for creating the first geosynchronous communications satellite, Syncom.

 

Luther L. Terry, M.D. (1911-1985), Medicine '46; Honorary Degree '64
Physician and public health official; served as United States Surgeon General (1961-1965) and is best known for his warnings against the dangers and impact of tobacco use on health
.

 

Col. Albert John “Red” Wetzel (1917-2009), Engineering '39
Engineer and
Air Force space and missile pioneer; known for his innovative work with the Titan Program (1957-1961) and was inducted into the United States Air Force Space Hall of Fame (2003).

 

Fred Wirth, M.D. (1941-2009), Medicine '67
Physician and
neonatologist; was the neonatologist who cared for Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American test-tube baby.

 

Albert Baldwin Wood (1879-1956), Engineering 1899; Honorary Degree '39
Inventor and engineer who
designed drainage, pumping and sewage systems all over the world; invented the Wood Screw Pump (1913) and the Wood Trash Pump (1915).


Sports

Michael Aubrey (1982- ) - Business `04
Baseball player; Member of the Cleveland Indians (2008) and member of the Baltimore Orioles (2009)



David Mark Berger (1944-1972), Arts & Sciences '66

Weightlifter, gold medalist at Maccabiah Games (1969) and member of the Israeli Olympic team (1972).



Brian Bogusevic (1984 - ), Business, ‘07
MLB pitcher;  Houston Astros (2010 - ). Helped the Green Wave to its 2005 appearance in the baseball college world series;  picked 24th in the first round of the MLB draft, 2005.



Walter A. "Bubby" Brister III (1962- ), University College '85
Former NFL quarterback (1986-2001)


Chris Bush (1981- ), University College '04
NFL Wide Receiver; Tennessee Titans



Robert William “Bobby” Brown, M.D
. (1924- ), Medicine '50
Baseball player; member of the New York Yankees (1946-1954), winning
four World Series (1947, 1949, 1950, 1951) with the Yankees; President of the American League (1984-1994).

 

Janelle Burse (1979- ), University College '00
WNBA basketball player; Seattle Storm (2001-2009) and
member of the 2004 WNBA Championship team.

 

Kerwin Cook (1979- ), University College '01
NFL wide receiver, Seattle Seahawks (2001) and New Orleans Saints (2003).

 

JaJuan Dawson (1977- ), Business '99
NFL wide receiver, Cleveland Browns (2000-2002) and Houston Texans (2003).

 

Barbara Farris (1976- ), University College '98
WNBA basketball player, New York Liberty (2006-2008) and Detroit Shock (2009- ).

 

Matt Forté (1985- ), Business '08
NFL running back, Chicago Bears (2008- );
Senior Bowl MVP (2008).


Shelby Friedrichs Jr., Business '62
Gold metal winner in sailing in the 1968 Summer Olympics.



Barton W.B. Jahncke, Business '61

Gold metal winner in sailing in 1968 Summer Olympics.

 

Shaun King
(1977- ), Law '85
President and General Manager, Los Angeles Kings Hockey Team.


Dean F. Lombardi (1958- ), Business '99
NFL quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1999-2003) and Arizona Cardinals (2004).

 

J.P. Losman (1981- ), University College '03
NFL and UFL quarterback, Buffalo Bills (2004-2008), Las Vegas Locomotives (2009) and Oakland Raiders (2009- ); won the 2009 UFL Championship with Locomotives.

 

Seth Marler (1981- ), Business '03
NFL and AFL kicker, Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-2004) and Tampa Bay Storm (2007-2008).

 

Max McGee (1932-2007), Arts & Sciences '54
NFL wide receiver and punter, Greenbay Packers (
1954-1967); Super Bowl I and II Champion (1966, 1967) and a Pro Bowl selection (1961).

 

Mewelde Moore (1982- ), Business '04
NFL running back, Minnesota Vikings (2004-2007) and Pittsburg Steelers (2008- ).


Paul Morphy(1837-1884 ), Law 1857
Lawyer, World Champion chess player (1858-1862).

 

Eddie Murray (1956- ), University College '80
NFL kicker, Detroit Lions (1980-1991), Dallas Cowboys (1993) and Washington Redskins (1995, 2000); Pro Bowl MVP (1981), member of the Dallas Cowboys
Super Bowl XXVIII Championship team (1994) and thirteenth highest scorer overall in NFL history.

 

Micah Owings (1982- ), Tulane College '06
MLB pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks (2007-2008) and Cincinnati Reds (2008- ); Silver Slugger Award (2007).

 

Richard A. Petitbon (1938- ), Business '60
NFL safety, Chicago Bears (1959-1968), Los Angeles Rams (1969-1970) and Washington Redskins (1971-1972); head coach, Washington Redskins (1993).

 

Patrick Ramsey (1979- ), Business '01
NFL quarterback, Washington Redskins (2002-2005), Denver Broncos (2007-2008) and Detroit Lions (2009).

 


Hamilton F. Richardson (1933-2006), Arts & Sciences '55
Tennis player and Rhodes scholar;
won two NCAA Singles Championships (1953, 1954), a US Open doubles title (1958) and played on seven U.S. Davis Cup teams, including the winning Cup teams of 1954 and 1958.



Timothy  John Robbie, (1955- ), Arts & Sciences '77
NFL president, Miami Dolphins (1990-1995).


Roy Mack Stoll (1934 - ), Arts and Sciences, ‘56
Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, 2010; Green Wave basketball letterman (1952-1956) and team captain.

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