List of Haverford College people

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This List of Haverford College people includes alumni and faculty of Haverford College. Haverford is a smaller college and has a smaller alumni population than its peers. Because expansion occurred in the 1980s, most of Haverford's alumni are still quite young. Despite this, as of 2010, Haverford alumni include 4 Nobel Prizes,[1] 4 MacArthur Fellows, 20 Rhodes Scholarships, 10 Marshall Scholarships, 9 Henry Luce Fellowships,[2] 56 Watson Fellowships,[2] 2 George Mitchell Scholarship, 2 Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowships,[2] 2 Churchill Scholars, 1 Gates Cambridge Scholar,[2] 13 All Americans, and 23 NCAA Post-graduate winners. Since March 1961, over 138 Haverford alumni have served in 64 developing countries as Peace Corps Volunteers.[citation needed]

HAWAII FIVE-0 ACTOR Daniel Dae Kim is also a Haverford alumnus:

Based on data on the Class of 2006, nearly 60% have secured employment by graduation in the business, education and science sectors; 15% will attend graduate/professional schools (many in the arts & sciences, medicine, and law; nearly 40% plan to attend graduate/professional schools within 5 years); 5% will travel; and 4% have fellowships such as the ones mentioned above.[citation needed]


Business and industry[edit]

Higher education and academia[edit]

Entertainment and the arts[edit]

Government, diplomacy, and law[edit]


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Social action, philanthropy, and community service[edit]

Sports and athletics[edit]

  • Edward "Eddie" Andujar '79, world welterweight champion (PKA) in full-contact karate, retired 1977.
  • Josh Byrnes '92, senior vice president of baseball operations, San Diego Padres and former general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Thomas Glasser 1982, gold medalist in the 4x400 meter relay at the 1981 Maccabiah Games.[7] Died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
  • Thad Levine '94, Assistant General Manager of the Texas Rangers
  • Stuart Levitt 1963, NCAA College Division Champion in Men's Javelin, 1963; All-American; Gold medalist in javelin at the Maccabiah Games, winner Penn Relays 1963.
  • Seamus McElligott '91, five-time national track champion, 1990 national Division III cross country champion, last Division III athlete to earn Division I All-American status.
  • Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker 1908, Ran for Great Britain in the Olympic games in 1912, 1920 (silver medalist at 1500 meters), and 1924. In the latter games in Paris, he was team captain and the teams exploits were made famous as the Chariots of Fire Olympic track team.
  • Karl Paranya '97, first NCAA Division III runner to run a sub-four minute mile and world record holder in the indoor 4x800 relay race.
  • Tony Petitti '83, President and Chief Executive Officer, MLB Network.
  • Rob Plummer '90, professional sports agent.
  • Ronald M. Shapiro '64, attorney and sports agent, Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler (past clients include Hall of Famers Cal Ripken, Jr., Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Kirby Puckett, and Eddie Murray)
  • Arn Tellem '76, attorney and sports agent. Clients have included Tracy McGrady, Jason Giambi, and Pau Gasol.
  • Dick Voith '77, All-American basketball player (currently an economist at Econsult and an adjunct professor at the Wharton Business School).

Fictional alumni[edit]

Notable current and former faculty[edit]

Honorary degree recipients[edit]

Haverford College invites distinguished members of society to speak at academic convocations and at commencement. There are three to four honorary degree recipients at commencement, and it is tradition that one of the recipients be a Quaker. The college awards Litt.D, Sci.D, LL.D, D.MA, D.FA, D.H.A honoris causa.

Prominent recipients include:

For a complete list of honorary degree recipients since 1858, visit Haverford's Commencement page.[10]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ ["" "List of Haverford Nobel Laureates"]. 
  2. ^ a b c d ["" "Haverford at a glance"]. 2010. 
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  4. ^ Kelly, Jacques (2010-02-03). "Christopher Van Hollen Sr., ambassador, Former Baltimorean and father of Md. congressman was ambassador to Sri Lanka and career Foreign Service officer". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
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  6. ^ Allen C Thomas; Haverford College Alumni Association (1900). Biographical catalogue of the matriculates of Haverford College, together with lists of the members of the college faculty and the managers, officers and recipients of honorary degrees, 1833-1900. Philadelphia: Printed for the Alumni Association. p. 173. 
  7. ^ Accessed October 5, 2011.
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  9. ^ Thompson, Josiah (1967). Six Seconds in Dallas. ISBN 978-0-394-44571-7. 
  10. ^ Tony Taylor