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Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni - An Admittedly Incomplete List of Pioneers

All our alumni are worthy of celebration, of course. This list is not exhaustive. We hope it will grow. If you know someone who should be added, please let us know by filling out the form below. Thank you!

  • David Barrett ‘60

    Physician, former President of the American Board of Urology, former Vice Chair of Mayo Clinic Board of Governors, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Founder/CEO Trans National Group

  • Businessman, Civic Leader, Philanthropist, former publisher and CEO of Los Angeles Times, superintendent of Los Angeles Public School District

  • A.J. Birkbeck '78

    Environmental lawyer and founder of PFAS Alliance

  • Former head coach of NBA's Chicago Bulls, University of Utah men's basketball team

  • U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Co-Director of the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Joe Carroll '08

    Broadway star, actor

  • Architect and author

  • Bill Dufek '74

    All-American football player at Michigan and NFL draft pick of the New York Jets

  • RJ Durell, '96

    Choreographer, actor, producer, director, dancer

  • Kerry Eleveld '88

    Political journalist and media consultant, first White House correspondent for an LGBT news outlet.

  • Founders Brewing Company co-founder

  • Natalie Fratto ‘08

    Vice President of Launch With Goldman Sachs, a $500 million initiative to invest in women-led businesses

  • Former Medtronic President and CEO, Harvard professor, author, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • MHSAA all-time leading rusher, University of Michigan running back

  • David Gray ‘62

    Appointed by Ronald Reagan as the head of the National Institute for Handicapped Research, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Screenwriter and producer

  • Journalist and author, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Former professional tennis player and Grand Slam doubles champion

  • Former professional tennis player and Grand Slam doubles champion

  • Writer and poet, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry

  • Sibby Kirchgessner ‘83

    Emmy award winning casting director

  • CDR. Bill Krissoff, MD ‘64

    Medical Corps, US Navy (Ret.), Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Robert Macdonald '62

    Professor and Chair Emeritus of Neurology, as well as Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Vanderbilt University.

  • Scott Maentz '58

    First University of Michigan student to letter in football, basketball, and tennis in the same year

  • Ryan McInerney ‘93

    President of Visa

  • David McLaughlin ‘50

    14th President of Dartmouth College, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • John McNamara ‘80

    Writer, producer, showrunner and television creator

  • Dave Mehney ‘57

    EGR Supporter, Philanthropist

  • United States Representative-elect for Michigan's 3rd congressional district

  • Chris Nowak ‘93

    Producer and writer

  • Thomas Payette ‘51

    Architect, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Architect, designer and educator

  • Computational and theoretical chemist, one of the most highly cited chemists in the world, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Economist, financial commentator, former head of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for External Relations, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Charlie Spies ‘91

    Attorney, co-founder of largest conservative political action committee in history

  • Bill Spindle ‘81

    Journalist, South Asia Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Rusty Swaney '51

    Former CEO of Swaney Sales, namesake of Swaney Field at Remington Park

  • Dr. David Tarantino, Jr. ‘83

    Hero at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Television news correspondent, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Author and illustrator of The Polar Express, Jumanji and other books, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

  • Chief Justice of Oregon Supreme Court

  • Former professional tennis player and Wimbledon singles finalist

  • Elizabeth Welch ‘88

    Advocate for public education, Michigan Supreme Court Justice

  • Mikey Winslow ‘04

    Broadway actor and dancer

Know of someone who should be on our list? Let us know who they are and we can make our list a little more complete.