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Notable Alumni


For more than 240 years, Rutgers graduates have been making their mark on the world. Rutgers' notable alumni include pioneers in science and medicine, bestselling authors, Nobel Laureates, NASA astronauts, CEOs of major corporations, generals in the U.S. Armed Forces, stage and screen actors, members of U.S. Congress, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, university presidents, world-renowned poets, professional athletes and coaches, and a vice president of the United States. Their incredible achievements are a testament to Rutgers' tradition of excellence. These distinguished alumni are an inspiration to the Rutgers community and the world at large. We are proud of their outstanding accomplishments and proud to call them Rutgers alumni.
 

Arts & Literature
Alice Aycock DC'68
Sculptor

Jonathan Carroll RC'71
Author, Outside the Dog Museum

Junot Diaz RC'92
Author, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Pulitzer Prize)

Janet Evanovich DC'65
Author

Richard Florida RC'79
Author, Speaker

Elizabeth Cavanna Harrison DC'29
Author, Mystery at Love's Creek

Leo Johnson NCAS'99, GSN'05
Jazz Musician

Ricardo M. Khan RC'73, MGSA'77
Co-founder, Director,
Crossroads Theatre Company

Alfred Joyce Kilmer RC 1908
Poet, Soldier

David L. Kreeger RC'29
Art Collector

William Mastrosimone MGSA'80
Playwright, The Burning Season; Bang, Bang, You're Dead; Extremities

Robert Pinsky RC'62
Former U.S. Poet Laureate

George Segal GSNB'63
Sculptor

Michael Shaara RC'51
Author, The Killer Angels (Pulitzer Prize), For Love of the Game; English Literature Professor

Judith Viorst NCAS'52
Columnist, Author, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Athletics
Gary Brackett CC'03
Linebacker and Captain, Indianapolis Colts

Frank R. Burns Jr. ED'49, GSE'64
Rutgers Football Coach

Deron L. Cherry CC'81
Co-Owner, Jacksonville Jaguars; Former NFL Player

Jon Conway RC'03
Goalkeeper, New York Red Bulls

David DeJesus
Centerfielder, Kansas City Royals

Quincy Douby 
Guard, Sacaramento Kings

Douglas R. Heir CLAW'85
Paralympic Gold Medalist

Roy Hinson LC'83
NBA Basketball Player

Edward M. Jordan 
Head Coach, Rutgers University Men's Basketball

Alexi Lalas RC'92
President, LA Galaxy; Former MLS and U.S. Men's National Soccer Team Player

Brian Leonard RC'07
Running Back, St. Louis Rams

Carli Lloyd RC'06
U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Player

Robert A. Nash 1916
Professional Football Player

Chelsea Newton RC'05
Guard, Sacramento Monarchs

Shaun O'Hara LC'99
Former Center and Captain, New York Giants

Cappie Pondexter RC'06
Guard, Phoenix Mercury (2007 WNBA Finals MVP)

L.J. Smith RC'03
Tight End, Philadelphia Eagles

David J. Stern RC'63
NBA Commissioner

Jeffrey A. Torborg ED'63
MLB Baseball Manager, Player; Broadcaster

James T. Valvano RC'67
College Basketball Coach, Commentator

David "Sonny" A. Werblin RC'31
Sports Promoter, Entrepreneur

Susan J. Wicks CC'88
WNBA Player, College Basketball Coach

Eric Young LC'89, RBS'89
MLB Baseball Player, Commentator


Business & Industry
Roger Ackerman ENG 1960, GSNB 1962
Business Executive, Corning, Inc.

Jerome Aresty RC'51
Business Executive

William W. Austin Jr. RC'59
CEO, Raleigh America

Mary L. Baglivo RC'79
CEO & Chair, Saatchi & Saatchi

Orville E. Beal NCAS'37, RBS'54
Former President, Prudential

Felix M. Beck SB'49, GSM'53
Chairman and CEO, Margaretten & Co.

Dennis Bone RBS'84
President, Verizon New Jersey Inc.

Lloyd Boston MGSA'94
Fashion Designer

Douglas P. Boyd GSNB’68
CEO, TeleSecurity Sciences Inc.

Floyd H. Bragg RC'36
Business Executive

Charles H. Brower RC'25
Chair, CEO & President, Batten, Barton, Durstine, and Osborn

Greg Brown LC'82
CEO, Motorola

John J. Byrne Jr. RC'54
Chair & CEO, GEICO

John Carrig
Executive Vice President and CFO, ConocoPhillips

Jay Chiat ED'53
Advertising Executive, Chiat/Day

Lawrence R. Codey RBS'75
President & COO, PSE&G

James G. Cullen RC'64
President and CEO, Bell Atlantic

Robert A. Druskin RC'69
COO, Citigroup

Marc Ecko
Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Marc Ecko Enterprises

Mark Fields RC'83
Executive Vice President,
Ford Motor Company

Sharon A. Fordham DC'75, CLAW'79
CEO, Weightwatchers

Jeanne M. Fox DC'75, CLAW'79
President, NJ Board of Public Utilities

Milton Friedman RC'32
Economist (Nobel Prize Winner)

Albert R. Gamper Jr. UCN'66
CEO & Chair, CIT Group

Ronald W. Giaconia RC'58
President, Giaconia Life Associates, Inc.

Arthur M. Goldberg RC'63
President & CEO, Park Place Entertainment Corp.

Richard M. Hale AG'44, GSNB'48
Chair & CEO, Halecrest Company

John J. Heldrich UCNB'50
Corporate VP of Administration, Johnson & Johnson; Chair, New Brunswick Tomorrow

Ralph Izzo RBS'02
Chair & CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG)

James P. Kelly UCN'73
Chairman and CEO, UPS

Alfred C. Koeppe NCAS'69
Chair & CEO, New Jersey Bell Telephone Company; President & CEO, The Newark Alliance

Alexander S. Kroll RC'62
Chair & CEO, Young & Rubicam

Barbara J. Krumsiek DC'74
President & CEO, The Calvert Group

Irwin Lerner SB'51, GSM'58
Chair, President, and CEO, Hoffman-LaRoche

Gerald H. Lipkin NCAS'63
President & CEO, Valley National Bank

Leonor F. Loree RC 1877
Industrialist

Walt MacDonald CCAS'74, GSNB'83
CEO, Educational Testing Service

Duncan L. MacMillan RC'66
Co-Founder, Bloomberg L.P.

Bernard Marcus PHARM'54
Co-Founder, The Home Depot; Chair, The Marcus Foundation

Ernest Mario PHARM'61
Chair & CEO, Capnia, Inc.

Julane W. Miller-Armbrister DC'74, SSW'79
President & CEO, Plainfield Health Center, Social Activist

Robert E. Mortensen ED'63
President and Chair, Merchants Despatch Transportation Corp.; Humanitarian

Gene Muller CCAS'77
Founder and General Manager, Flying Fish Brewing Company

Janet Lippe Norwood DC'45
Economist

Eugene M. O'Hara UCN'62
CFO, Prudential

Randal Pinkett ENG'94
Founder, President & CEO, BCT Partners; Winner, The Apprentice

Thomas A. Renyi RC'67, GSM'68
Chair & CEO, The Bank of New York Company

Alvin J. Rockoff RC'49
President, Rockoff-Bear Associates

John S. Ruggieri CCAS'68
Managing Partner, Transworld Business Brokers of Central Florida; President, Sundance Graphics

Barry Schuler RC'76
Chair and CEO, AOL

Carole Frandsen St. Mark DC'65
President, Growth Management; Former CEO, Pitney Bowes Business Services

Marci Tapper RC'94
VP, Marc Ecko Enterprises

Steven Temares RC'80
CEO, Bed Bath & Beyond

Harry J. Volk RC'27, NLAW'30
Chair & CEO, Union Bank


Community Outreach & Philanthropy
Margaret Ayers DC'63
Social Activist, Women's Rights & the Arts

Elise Biorn-Hansen Boulding DC'40
Sociologist, Social Activist

Barbara Bell Coleman NCAS'74
Social Activist

Robert Curvin NCAS'60, SSW'67
Political Scientist, Advocate for the Poor

Robert E. Lloyd RC'72
Chair, The V Foundation

George W. Mamo CCAS'76
Humanitarian

Morris Milgram NCAS'39
Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Advocate

Ralph W. Voorhees ED'48
Community Leader

Adelaide Marcus Zagoren DC'40
Community Leader


Science & Technology
Abraham Abuchowski CCAS 1970, GSNB 1975
Biochemist, Pharmaceutical Entrepreneur

Adrienne Anderson DC'45
Engineer, Higher Education Advocate

F. Herbert Bormann AG'48
Ecologist

Lester R. Brown AG'55
Agronomist, Environmentalist

Patricia Smith Campbell DC'63
Pharmaceutical Chemist

Stanley Norman Cohen RC'56
Geneticist

Simeon DeWitt QC 1776
Geographer for George Washington, Revolutionary War

Rene J. Dubos GSNB'27
Microbiologist, Environmentalist

C. Reed Funk GSNB'62
Turf-grass Breeder, Researcher, Professor

Matthew P. Golombek RC'76
Geologist, NASA Scientist

Terry Jonathan Hart GSNB'78
NASA Astronaut

George William Hill RC 1859
Astronomer, Mathematician

Irwin M. Lachman ENG'52
Ceramic Engineer

Edward V. Lipman AG'33, GSNB'39
Agriculturalist

Jacob J. Lipman RC 1898
Soil Scientist, Dean of the College of Agriculture

Malcolm G. McLaren IV ENG'50, GSNB'51, '62
Professor, Ceramic Engineer

Ratemo W. Michieka CC'74, GSE'75, GSNB'78
Educator, Agriculturalist

Charles Molnar ENG'56, GSNB'57 
Inventor of Personal Computer

James Neilson RC 1866
Farming Pioneer

Nathan M. Newmark ENG'30
Educator, Civil Engineer

James J. O'Brien RC'57
Meteorologist, Oceanographer

John A. Pino AG'44, GSNB'51
Senior Research Fellow, National Academy of Sciences

Thomas Reid AG'36
Founder, Life Science Research at 3M

Mario Runco Jr. GSNB'76
NASA Astronaut

Carl Safina GSNB'82, '87
Conservationist

Albert Schatz AG'42, '45
Co-Discoverer of Streptomycin

Peter C. Schultz ENG'64, GSNB'67
Inventor, Engineer, Business Executive

William Trager RC'30
Parasitologist, Malaria Expert

Selman A. Waksman RC'15
Microbiologist (Nobel Prize Winner)

Monroe Wall AG'36, GSNB'38, '39
Biochemist

H. Boyd Woodruff AG'39, GSNB'42
Microbiologist


Entertainment
Andrea Anders MGSA'01
Actor, Joey, The Class
 

Roger Bart MGSA'85
Actor, Young Frankenstein; The Producers; Desperate Housewives; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Tony Award)

Mario F. Batali RC'82
Chef, Restaurateur, TV Host, Writer

Bill Bellamy LC'89
Comedian; Actor, How to Be a Player, Fastlane; TV Host, Last Comic Standing

Laurie Berkner RC'91
Children's Musician

Avery F. Brooks LC'73, MGSA'76
Actor, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Spenser: For Hire; Professor of Theater Arts

Kristin Davis MGSA'87
Actor, Sex and the City, Melrose Place

Tim DeKay MGSA'90
Actor, Tell Me You Love Me, Carnivale, Seinfeld

Calista Flockhart MGSA'88
Actor, Ally McBeal (Golden Globe), Brothers & Sisters

James Gandolfini RC'83
Actor, The Sopranos (4 Emmy Awards, Golden Globe), A Civil Action, The Last Castle, 8MM, Crimson Tide, Fallen

Judy Gold RC'84
Comedian; Actor, All-American Girl

Frank Iero
Guitarist, My Chemical Romance

Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson RC'27, NLAW'30
Musician, Actor, TV Producer, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

Tom Pelphrey MGSA'04
Actor, Guiding Light (2 Emmy Awards)

Lyle Preslar NLAW'07
Guitarist, Minor Threat

Molly Price MGSA'88
Actor, Third Watch, Bionic Woman, Law & Order

Robert Pulcini CCAS'89
Screenwriter and Director, American Splendor, The Nanny Diaries

Paris Qualles RC'74
Screenwriter, A Raisin in the Sun, The Tuskegee Airmen

Sheryl Lee Ralph RC'75
Actor, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dreamgirls

Paul Robeson RC'19
Actor, Singer, Athlete, Activist

Gregg Spiridellis LC'93, RBS'93
Co-founder, JibJab

Dina Spybey MGSA'91
Actor, Six Feet Under, Men Behaving Badly, Lifestories: Families in Crisis (Emmy Award)

Sebastian Stan MGSA'05
Actor, The Education of Charlie Banks

Aaron Stanford MGSA'00
Actor, X-Men, Tadpole, The Hills Have Eyes, Traveler

Raymond O. Stark RC'35
Producer, Funny Girl, The Goodbye Girl, Biloxi Blues, Annie

Terry Stewart ENG'69
President and CEO,
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

James Tupper MGSA'96
Actor, Men in Trees



Government & Politics

Phillip Alampi AG'34, GSE'45
NJ Secretary of Agriculture,
"Mr. Garden State"

Harland Bartholomew ENG'11
City Planner

Arthur R. Brown Jr. GSNB'77
NJ Secretary of Agriculture

William T. Cahill CLAW'37
NJ Governor

Clifford P. Case RC'25
U.S. Senator

Ida L. Castro GSNB'78, NLAW'82
Commissioner, NJ Department of Personnel

John P. Clum RC 1874
Frontiersman

James J. Florio CLAW'67
NJ Governor

Louis Freeh RC'71, NLAW'74
FBI Director

Frederick T. Frelinghuysen RC 1836
U.S. Senator, Secretary of State

Robert Garagiola RC'94
Maryland State Senator

Scott Garrett CLAW'84
U.S. Congressman

Aurelia Green LC'74
New York State Assemblymember

William Elliot Griffis RC 1869
American Japanist

Garret Augustus Hobart RC 1863
U.S. Vice President

Arthur J. Holland UCNB'54, GSNB'59
Mayor of Trenton

Richard J. Hughes NLAW'31
NJ Governor; Chief Justice, State Supreme Court

William J. Hughes RC'55, CLAW'58
U.S. Congressman,
Ambassador to Panama

Samuel B. Judah QC 1816
U.S. District Attorney, First Jewish Graduate

Robert Menendez NLAW'79
U.S. Senator

Anne Milgram RC'92
Attorney General, New Jersey

John Howard Morrow RC'31
U.S. Ambassador, Professor of Romance Languages

Susan Ness DC'70
Chair, Federal Communications Commission

William Newell RC 1836
White House Physician, NJ Governor

Hazel R. O'Leary NLAW'66
U.S. Secretary of Energy

Frank Pallone Jr. CLAW'78
U.S. Congressman

Dana Redd SBC'96
Mayor, Camden, NJ

Peter W. Rodino NLAW'37
U.S. Congressman

James Schureman QC 1775
Member of the Continental Congress

Robert Torricelli RC'74, NLAW'77
U.S. Senator

Foster McGowan Voorhees RC 1876
Reformer, New Jersey Governor

Elizabeth Warren NLAW'76
Chair, Congressional Oversight Panel, U.S. Senator

Melanie L. Willoughby RC'76
Government Affairs Leader


Health Care & Medicine

Walter G. Alexander II ENG'43
Dentistry Pioneer

Charles P. Bailey RC'30
Surgeon, Open-heart Surgery Pioneer

Sol J. Barer GSNB'70, '74
Biopharmaceutical Executive,
Research Scientist

Dorothy W. Cantor GSAPP'76
National Leader in Psychology

David L. Cowen RC'30, GSNB'31
Historian of Medicine and Pharmacy

Louis Gluck RC'48
Neonatologist

Michael Gottlieb RC'69
AIDS Researcher

Jean Coghlan Griswold DC'52, GSE'56
Health Services Entrepreneur

Washington C. Hill CCAS'61
Perinatologist

Mir Imran ENG'77
Chairman & CEO, InCube Laboratories

Paul "Pete" Jennings RC'45
Cardiologist, Educator, Author

Clifton R. Lacy LC'75
Commissioner, Department of
Health and Senior Services

Louis Lasagna RC'43
Clinical Pharmacologist

Beverly L. Malone GSNB'72
General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing

Yolanda Jones Mapp DC'53
Physician, Professor of Medicine

Elizabeth M. Norman NUR'73
Nurse, Author, Professor

Herbert Pardes RC'56
President & CEO, New York
Presbyterian Hospital

Norman Reitman RC'32
Cardiologist, Educator

Philip S. Schein RC'61
Professor, Cancer Researcher

Donna L. Wong NUR'70
Doctor, Pediatric Nurse, Author, Researcher


Law & Justice
Fannie Bear Besser NLAW'20
Attorney, Social Justice Advocate Elizabeth Blume-Silverstein NLAW'11
Attorney

Joseph P. Bradley RC 1836
U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Leonie Milhomme Brinkema DC'66, SCILS'70
U.S. District Court Judge

James Dickson Carr RC 1892
Attorney, First African-American Graduate

Kevin J. Collins NLAW'64
Attorney, Investment Banker

Jaynee LaVecchia DC'76, NLAW'79
NJ Supreme Court Justice

Virginia Long NLAW'66
NJ Supreme Court Justice

Marilyn J. Morheuser NLAW'73
Attorney, Education Activist

David A. Morse RC'29
Attorney, Labor Leader (Nobel Prize Winner)

Sylvia B. Pressler NLAW'59
Presiding Judge, NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division

Eduardo C. Robreno CLAW'78
U.S. District Court Judge

Joseph H. Rodriguez CLAW'58
Federal Judge

Gregory Kellam Scott AG'70, GSE'71
Colorado Supreme Court Justice



News & Media
Martin Agronsky RC 1936
Host, PBS Television's Agronsky & Company

Richard Aregood CCAS'65
Senior VP of Communications, The Marcus Group; Editorial Writer, The Philadelphia Daily News (Pulitzer Prize)

Richard H. Askin RC'69
Chair & CEO, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Samuel Blackman RC'27, GSNB'30
Editor, The Associated Press

Adriana Bosch NCAS'77
Documentary Filmmaker, Fidel Castro

Ruth Ann Burns DC'67, GSNB'75
VP and Director, Thirteen/WNET's Educational Resources Center

Alfred Edmond RC'83
VP, Editor, Earl G. Graves Publishing

Bernard R. Goldberg RC'67
Author, TV Journalist (8 Emmy Awards)

Sandra Guzman RC'86
Editor in Chief, Latina Magazine

Jerry Izenberg NCAS'52
Sportswriter and Columnist Emeritus, The Star-Ledger

Herb Jaffe NCAS'54
Legal Affairs Editor, The Star-Ledger

Natalie Morales RC'94
TV Journalist, NBC's Today

Michele Promaulayko RC'93
Executive Editor, Cosmopolitan

Rebecca Quick RC'93
Co-Anchor, CNBC's Squawk Box

William F. Rasmussen RBS'60
Founder, ESPN

Mike Taibbi RC'71
Correspondent, NBC News

Luke Visconti CC'82
Co-Founder and Partner, DiversityInc Media

William B. Ziff Jr. RC'55
Chair, Ziff Communications



Education

Julia Baxter Bates DC'38
Educator, Reformer

Philip Milledoler Brett RC 1892
Rutgers President, Attorney

Anthony J. Catanes RC'63
President, Florida Institute of Technology

Carol Tecla Christ DC'66
President, Smith College

Richard Cost GSE'77
President, University of Maine at Fort Kent

Spencer R. Crew GSNB'73, '79
Executive Director & CEO, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

William H.S. Demarest RC 1883
Rutgers President

Alexander Johnston RC 1870
American Historian, Professor, Author

William English Kirwan II GSNB'62, '64
President, University of Maryland

Margaret Marsh CCAS’67, GSNB’69, ’74
Historian, Dean at Rutgers–Camden

Richard P. McCormick RC'38, GSNB'40
Historian, Professor

David Murray RC 1873
Rutgers Professor and Trustee

Roy Franklin Nichols RC'18
Historian

Elsa Nuñez GSE'79
President, Eastern Connecticut State University

Remigio U. Pane RC'38, GSNB'39
Professor of Romance Languages

Clement A. Price GSNB'75
Historian, Professor

Carl Woodward RC'14, '19
University of Rhode Island President

Richard A. Levao RC'70
President, Bloomfield College

Edison O. Jackson GSE'83
President, Medgar Evers College of CUNY


Military

Stanley F. Cherrie RC'64
Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Jack H. Jacobs RC'66, GSNB'72
Colonel, U.S. Army

Robert E. Kelley ED'56
Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force

Frederick J. Kroesen RC'44
Four-Star General, U.S. Army

Laurance Leeds ENG'34
Inventor, U.S. Army Colonel

Clark V. Poling RC'33
Chaplain, U.S. Army

George Henry Sharpe RC 1847, 1850
Union Army Major General, U.S. Marshal

Stanley Marcus RC'51
Purple Heart, Bronze Star, French Legion of Honor Medal for Service in World War II


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