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This is a
list of Hofstra University alumni. Hofstra University was founded in 1935 and has since graduated over 100,000 students. Below is a partial list of notable alumni/attendees.
Academia [ edit ]
Michael Beckerman, BA 1973. Professor and chair of the Department of Music at
New York University, scholar of the music of the Czech Republic, and writer for the New York Times. Richard M. Capobianco, BA 1979 (Economics and Philosophy). Professor of Philosophy at Stonehill College, Massachusetts. Author of
Engaging Heidegger (University of Toronto Press, 2010). Named one of "The Best 300" undergraduate professors by the The Princeton Review, 2012. Kimberly R. Cline, JD 1987, MBA 1989, Ed.D 1996. President,
Mercy College Hilarie Cranmer BE 1989, MD, M.P.H. Assistant professor at
Harvard Medical School and faculty of emergency medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Jeffrey Hollinger BS 1969, DDS, Ph.D. Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences at
Carnegie Mellon University and Director of the Bone Tissue Engineering Center. Thomas F. Monahan, Bachelor of Economics 1971. Professor of
Accounting at Villanova University, former and Dean of the College of Commerce and Finance.
Jonathan D. Moreno, BA 1973. Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, author.
Tina Park, trustee, Los Angeles Community College District
Morton O. Schapiro, President of Northwestern University.
Robert Swirsky, author, lecturer, and computer scientist
Business [ edit ]
Chris Albrecht, President and CEO of Starz, LLC, and former chairman of HBO.
Avi Arad 1972, CEO of Marvel Studios. Steve Bartels, President and
COO, Island Def Jam Music Group Alan Bernon 1976,
president of Dean Foods Laurence N. Charney, BBA. Board of Directors member,
Marvel Entertainment, Inc. Former partner, Ernst & Young LLP James Campbell 1981, president and CEO of
General Electric Consumer and Industrial George Dempster, current Chairman of the Board of Trustees Emeritus of Hofstra University. Former
Commissioner of Commerce for the state of New York. Joseph Dionne, former president,
CEO and chairman of the board for McGraw Hill
Diane Garnick, investment manager, author Joseph Gregory, former president and
COO of Lehman Brothers. Robert Gutkowski, president,
CEO and Director of the Marquis Group. David Katz 1986, partner, Sterling Equities and part-owner of the
New York Mets
Charles Kushner, noted billionaire real estate developer David Mack, senior partner for The Mack Company Developers, vice chairman of the
MTA and a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Bernie Madoff, '60 (B.S.), Wall Street investor convicted of multiple felonies related to the largest Ponzi scheme in history Joseph A. Magliarditi, MBA, 1994.
Executive vice president of gaming for Hard Rock Hotel's parent company Morgans Hotel Group. President and CEO of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV.
James C. Metzger 1983, Chairman and CEO, The Whitmore Group, Ltd.
Robert McMahon, suspect in the 1978 Lufthansa heist
Tommy Mottola, former Chairman/CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, attended but did not graduate Patrick J. Purcell, 1977, M.B.A.
President and Publisher, and Herald Media Boston Herald James Quinn, 1974, President and Vice Chairman,
Tiffany & Co.
Scott Ross, BS-1974. Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Digital Domain, Inc. Debra Ann Sandler, 1982, B.B.A., President, Mars Chocolate.
[1 ] Salvatore Soldano, former chairman of the
American Stock Exchange and vice chairman of the NASD. Former Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University
John Tantillo, PhD, 1980 (Doctorate Applied Research Psychology), branding and marketing consultant [2 ] Frederick Thomas Varacchi 1988,
9/11 victim, former chief operating officer of Cantor Fitzgerald and former president and COO of e-Speed
Frank G. Zarb, former chairman of NASD, Inc. and the Nasdaq Stock Market. Current chairman of insurer AIG
Government, legal and political [ edit ]
Maryanne Trump Barry, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
Joseph Borg, J.D., Securities Commissioner of Alabama
Norm Coleman, former U.S. Senator (R-Minnesota)
Thomas DiNapoli, 1976. former New York state assemblyman and current New York State Comptroller
Lenora Fulani, first woman and the first African American to ever appear on the ballot in all 50 states for U.S. President
Peter S. Kalikow, MTA chairman
Norm Kent, 1971. BA, attorney, publisher, radio talk show host, Chairman, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NORML
Ron Kovic, activist, paraplegic, author of Born on the Fourth of July
Norman F. Lent, former U.S. Congressman, New York (R)
David A. Levy, former U.S. Congressman, New York (R)
Ed Mangano, Republican, Nassau County, NY County Executive.
Mary Matalin, Political consultant for the Republican Party, Advisor to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. (attended but did not graduate).
Joseph Margiotta, former Nassau County, Long Island Republican chairman
Thomas McKevitt, BS, JD. represents District 17 in the New York State Assembly, which includes large portions of Nassau County, New York
Joseph Mondello, BA, 1962. Chairman, Nassau County, (NY) Republican Committee
Robert O. Muller, JD, 1974. co-founder of International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1997
David Paterson, Governor of New York. Former minority leader of the New York State Senate. First African American governor of NY State
Howard Safir, former New York City Police commissioner and former head of the United States Marshals Service
Thomas C. Wales, assassinated federal prosecutor
Owen H. Johnson BA 1956, Honorary JD '98, New York State Senator, (R)
Avi Arad, Film Producer, Founder of Marvel Studios, Producer of the Spider-man and X-Men films
Carol Alt, Supermodel, actress, attended but did not graduate
Brian Barry, SAG, actor, , X-Files I Am Legend
James Caan, actor, attended but did not graduate
Francis Ford Coppola, Academy Award/ Oscar-winning director, producer and writer of cinematic classics such as; , The Godfather , The Godfather Part II , Apocalypse Now (won an oscar for writing the screenplay), Patton , The Outsiders (producer), and numerous other films American Graffiti
Peter Dante, actor. Played Lacrosse at Hofstra. Stars in Happy Madison films such as " The Waterboy", " Big Daddy", " Grandma's boy", etc.
Robert Davi, actor. Major roles in the James Bond film , Licence to Kill , Die Hard , featured roles in The Goonies Wiseguy
Rosemarie DeWitt, actress and granddaughter of James Braddock
Adam Green, Filmmaker, Writer / Director of such films as Hatchet, Spiral, and Frozen
Madeline Kahn, Tony Award-winner for Best Actress; . Twice nominated for an The Sisters Rosensweig Academy Award. Films include: , Paper Moon , Blazing Saddles , and Young Frankenstein . High Anxiety
Lainie Kazan, actress, starred in My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Joe Morton, award winning actor. Appeared in , Terminator 2 American Gangster etc.
Mike Starr, noted screen and stage actor. Filmography highlights include: , Goodfellas , Dumb and Dumber , Summer of Sam , The Natural , and The Bodyguard The Black Dahlia
Christopher Walken, Oscar-winning actor, attended but did not graduate. Opposed to being a theater student, Christopher Walken was a dance student during his time at Hofstra.
Alan Colmes, talk radio host and co-host of Fox News Channel's " Hannity and Colmes"
John DeBella, disc jockey, WMGK Philadelphia
Steven Epstein, Sony Classical music producer.
Joe Frank, radio monologuist and playwright
Lisa Glasberg. " Lisa G", American radio and TV personality, The Howard Stern Show
Ellie Greenwich, songwriter, " Leader of the Pack", " Be My Baby", " Chapel Of Love", others [3 ]
Dan Ingram, disc jockey, WCBS-FM, New York
Olivia, R&B singer
Technology [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Lou Berger 1972, head writer for children's television show . Winner of 10 Emmys for outstanding writing. Sesame Street
Margaret Colin, actress
Alan Colmes, talk radio host, former co-host of Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes
Elizabeth Dennehy, actress
Meredith Eaton-Gilden, American actress and psychologist.
Monica Horan, actress, Everybody Loves Raymond
Donnie Klang, Star, and Solo Artist for the hit show Making the Band 4
Tom McGowan, actor
Matt Pieper, B.A. 2005, news anchor/reporter at News 12 The Bronx/Brooklyn in NYC
Philip Rosenthal, creator, producer and writer for hit comedy show Everybody Loves Raymond
Leslie Segrete, designer on TLC's and While You Were Out . Trading Spaces
Susan Sullivan, actress
Eliot Wald, B.A. 1967. television and film writer
Maryann Ridini Spencer, television host, writer
Theater [ edit ]
Literature and print media [ edit ]
Nelson DeMille, author. [4 ]
Stephen Dunn, Pulitzer Prize for poetry, 2001, former varsity basketball player.
John Edwards, writer
Marilyn French, feminist, author of The Women's Room
Donald S. Kellermann (1927–2010), journalist and opinion researcher. [5 ]
Laurie Rozakis, writer of the Complete Idiots books
Ron Shandler, national baseball analyst, writer
George Vecsey, sportswriter for The New York Times
Performing arts [ edit ]
Military [ edit ]
Baseball [ edit ]
Chris Weidman, Middleweight Champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Basketball [ edit ]
Rick Apodaca (born 1980), Puerto Rican professional basketball player who has played in the NCAA, USBL, NBDL, and the National Superior Basketball League of Puerto Rico. [6 ] [7 ]
Speedy Claxton, Golden State Warriors point guard
Charles Jenkins, Philadelphia 76ers guard
Bob McKillop, 1972, Men's head basketball coach, Davidson College
Nat Militzok (1923-2009), New York Knicks forward
Steve Nisenson, holder of Hofstra all-time scoring record for 43 years
Loren Stokes, NBA free agent
Charlie Adams, wide receiver for the Houston Texans
Kyle Arrington, New England Patriots cornerback
Stephen Bowen, DE, Dallas Cowboys
Rocky Butler, current quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts
Giovanni Carmazzi, former professional quarterback, drafted 65th in 2000 by San Francisco 49ers, but never took a regular season NFL snap
Wayne Chrebet, former New York Jets wide receiver
Brian Clark, linebacker
Willie Colon, Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Line
Marques Colston, wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints
Devale Ellis, wide receiver for the Detroit Lions
Dave Fiore, former San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins guard
Don Gault, QB, Cleveland Browns
DeMingo Graham, former Offensive Lineman for the San Diego Chargers Houston Texans
Arlen Harris, running back and kick returner for the Atlanta Falcons
Raheem Morris, BS- Physical Education 1997, former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
John Schmitt, Center, Played for 10 years with the New York Jets and one year with the Green Bay Packers. Member of New York Jets Super Bowl III Championship Team
Lance Schulters, free safety for the Miami Dolphins
Renauld Williams, former linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers
Lacrosse [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Universum Top 100 Presents the Most Attractive Employers in the U.S., special advertising supplement to the New York Times (October 21, 2012), p. 27.
^ "John Tantillo, The Marketing Doctor - Marketing and Branding Expert".
^ Ellie Greenwich
^ Strickland, Carol. "Novelist Uses The Island's Gold Coast As A Setting For A Clash of Cultures", , April 8, 1990. Accessed December 13, 2007. "Mr. De Mille was born in Jamaica, Queens, and educated at Elmont High School and Hofstra University, and so he knows the area well, although he calls himself The New York Times a member in good standing of the middle class."
^ Martin, Douglas. "Donald S. Kellermann, Who Led Public Research Group, Dies at 83", , November 14, 2010. Accessed November 15, 2010. The New York Times
^ Monaco, Lou (January 8, 2012). "Bob Hurley, Sr. & Rick Apodaca to be honored at Dan Finn Classic Saturday". NJ.com.
^ "Rick Apodaca". NBA Development League. Retrieved September 1, 2013.