List of Connecticut College alumni
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Literature and poetry
- Cecelia Holland ('65): novelist
- Gayl Jones ('72) novelist, poet, playwright
- Michael Collier ('76): Poet Laureate of Maryland, 2001–2004; Director of The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Middlebury College
- Donald Gallinger ('76) novelist
- Luanne Rice ('77): novelist
- William Lychack ('88): novelist
- Dobby Gibson ('93) Poet
- Nan Kempner ('52): Socialite, contributing editor of Vogue
- A. B. Stoddard ('89): Journalist, political commentator, associate editor of The Hill
- David Grann ('89): is an American journalist and best-selling and staff writer at The New Yorker
- Joshua Green ('94): senior national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek and a weekly columnist for the Boston Globe.
- Sloane Crosley ('00): Best-selling author; essayist; publicist with Vintage Books.
- Cynthia Enloe ('60): research professor of international relations and women's studies, Clark University
- David Haussler ('75): Professor in University of California, Santa Cruz, member of National Academy of Sciences and member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Shelley Taylor ('68): Social psychologist, pioneer in health psychology, winner of Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from APA
- Ellen Vitetta ('64): Director, Cancer Immunobiology Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Nattional Acad.Sciences; Institute of Medicine; American Acad. Arts and Sciences
- Edward Burger ('85): Professor of mathematics, Williams College
- Mark Samuels Lasner: Senior Research Fellow at the University of Delaware
- Martha Chen: Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Design, art, and art history
- Marcia Tucker: First female curator of the Whitney Museum. Founding Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art
- Peter Som ('93): Fashion designer, winner of the 2002 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation prize
- Agnes Gund: American philanthropist, art patron and collector, and advocate for arts education
Television and radio
- Lee Eisenberg ('99): Writer and producer for The Office and the film Year One
- Leslie King ('92): Executive Producer, CNN Headline News
- Joan Rivers: Actress, comedian; Attended CC briefly then transferred to Barnard College
- Sam Seder: writer, actor, political commentator, radio host on Air America
- H. Jon Benjamin: actor, comedian and writer best known for his voice-over roles
- Scott Lowell: Actor, Queer as Folk
- Leland Orser ('82): Actor
Film, theater and dance
- Estelle Parsons ('49): Stage, film, and television actor; winner of 1967 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Bonnie and Clyde
- Judy Irving ('68): Emmy Award and Sundance-winning Filmmaker
- Kevin Wade ('76): Screenwriter (Working Girl, Meet Joe Black)
- David Dorfman ('81): Associate Professor of Dance since 2004 and noted choreographer of modern dance
- Charles Chun ('90): Hollywood film and television actor, Scrubs
- Jeffrey Finn ('92): Broadway producer, nominated for 2005 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play for On Golden Pond
- Sean Fine ('96): Winner of Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for Inocente and director of Academy Award nominated feature documentary War/Dance
- National Theater Institute Alumni (Accredited by Connecticut College)
- Emily Bergl
- Adam Bock (The Receptionist)
- Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue)
- Jack Coleman (Heroes)
- Rachel Dratch (SNL)
- Chris Elliott (SNL)
- Paul Hodes
- Kristina Klebe
- Greg Allen
- John Krasinski (The Office)
- Jeremy Piven (Entourage)
- Michael Portnoy
- Kate Robin (Six Feet Under)
- Sam Robards
- Mark Teschner
- Carl Patrick Frye III ('78): composer, multi-keyboardist & performance artist with various groups. Regularly is a television performer in the Charlotte, N.C. area; (Cable21 etc.)
- Vance Gilbert ('79): singer-songwriter folk musician
- Henrik Takkenberg ('90): musician, songwriter, producer
- Chris Harford: singer, songwriter
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah : indie rock band: Alec Ounsworth ('00), Tyler Sargent ('00), Robbie Guertin ('02), Lee Sargent ('00), Sean Greenhalgh ('01)
Government, law and public policy
- Jay Stamper ('95) Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from South Carolina
- Helen Lehman Buttenwieser ('27) Lawyer, member of Lehman family
- Suzi Oppenheimer ('56): New York State Senator
- Patricia McGowan Wald ('48): U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia judge; member of International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; member of the Iraq Intelligence Commission
- Susan Thomases ('65): Attorney, Presidential Adviser
- Kimba Wood ('66): Federal judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- Ann Mallek ('71) - Member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
- Bruce Hoffman ('76): Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency, Director of the RAND Corporation's Washington Office, Professor at Georgetown University
- Mary Ann Handley: Connecticut State Senator
- Tim Armstrong (executive) ('93): CEO of America Online (AOL) Former Google Inc., Vice President, Advertising Sales
- John F. Remondi: Chief Executive Officer of Sallie Mae
- Ryan Harnedy: Carbonite[disambiguation needed] Channel Account Manager/Unsigned Hand Model
- Anita DeFrantz ('74): former Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, member of bronze medal U.S. women's eight-oared shell, 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics.
- Jim Gabarra ('82) Olympic soccer player
- David Gross ('88): Current and first commissioner of Major League Lacrosse
- Tim Young ('92): Olympic silver medalist in quadruple sculling
Other notable people associated with Connecticut College
- Blanche Boyd: Professor of English and Writing.
- William Meredith: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, and Professor of English at the college from 1955-1983.
- Barkley Hendricks: Professor of Art.
- Leo Higdon: President of the college.
- Peter Jarvis: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music.
- Frederick Henry Sykes: former college president.
- Edward Harkness: Conn College benefactor, Standard Oil heir and advocate of the Harkness Table method.
- William Wuyke: Former Venezuelan Olympian; current strength and conditioning coach.
- "Notable Alumni". Connecticut College.