This is a list of individuals with Wikipedia articles who have been associated with
Founders [ edit ]
Benefactors [ edit ]
Syracuse has had many financial supporters, but some stand out by the magnitude of their contributions. Among those who have made transformative donations commemorated at the university are:
Notable alumni [ edit ]
Arts and Letters [ edit ]
Julia Alvarez – poet, novelist, and essayist
Donna Alvermann – prominent professor and researcher in adolescent and media literacies [1 ]
Joe Amato (poet) – author
Robb Armstrong – cartoonist of the comic strip Jump Start
Brad Anderson – cartoonist of the comic strip Marmaduke
Maltbie D. Babcock – 19th century clergyman and author
Joel Brouwer – poet, educator, and journalist
Wendy Coakley-Thompson – novelist
Stephen Crane – novelist; stayed only one semester, later admitting he came "more to play baseball than to study." [2 ]
Aleš Debeljak – poet, essayist and sociologist
Stephen Dunn – poet, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Paul Finkelman - historian
Moses Finley – historian
Carlisle Floyd – opera composer
Whitney Gaskell – novelist
Sharon Gold - artist and professor
Aaron Goldfarb – novelist
Clement Greenberg – art critic
Henry Grethel – fashion designer
Beth Gylys – poet and professor.
Morton L. Janklow – literary agent
Shirley Jackson – novelist
Betsey Johnson – fashion designer
David N. Johnson – composer, organist, and professor
Warren Kimble – American Folk Artist [3 ] [4 ]
Joseph S. Kozlowski – portrait artist
Hilton Kramer – critic, "The Revenge of the Philistines"
Barbara Kruger – collage artist
Sol LeWitt – sculptor
James F. Light – literary scholar
Mark Lombardi – abstract painter
John D. MacDonald – novelist
Don Maloney – Japanophile author
Barry N. Malzberg science fiction writer
Jerre Mangione novelist, and scholar of the Italian-American experience
Robert Mankoff – cartoonist and editor of The New Yorker
Donald Martino – Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
Scott McCloud – cartoonist and comics theorist
Jay McInerney – novelist
Joyce Carol Oates – novelist
Robert O'Connor – novelist
Tom Perrotta – novelist and screenwriter
Salvador Plascencia – novelist
William Powhida – artist
Mary Jo Putney – romance novelist
Jim Ridlon, sports painter and sculptor. Also a former professional football player
M. J. Rose – author and book marketing executive
William Safire – Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator and former New York Times columnist
George Saunders – short story writer
Alice Sebold – novelist
Laurie Gwen Shapiro – novelist, director, Independent Spirit Award for Keep the River on Your Right
Cheryl Strayed – novelist, memoirist, and essayist
William Tester – short story writer
Dorothy Thompson – journalist
Ryan Van Winkle – poet
Irene Vilar – author and literary agent
Kate Vrijmoet – artist
John A. Williams (author) – novelist
Howard Wyeth – drummer and pianist
Education [ edit ]
Molly Corbett Broad – President, American Council on Education
Walter Broadnax – President, Clark Atlanta University
George Campbell Jr. – President, Cooper Union
Kent John Chabotar – President, Guilford College
R. Inslee Clark, Jr. – Director of Admissions, Yale College
Michael Crow – President, Arizona State University
John Crowley – Vice President for Federal Relations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mark Emmert – President, University of Washington
Welthy Honsinger Fisher – Founder, World Education and World Literacy Canada.
Jonathan Gibralter – President, State University of New York at Farmingdale
Kermit L. Hall – former President, State University of New York at Albany
Alice Ilchman – President, Sarah Lawrence College
David Knapp – President, University of Massachusetts
Barry Mills – President, Bowdoin College
Sean O'Keefe – former Chancellor, Louisiana State University (LSU)
L. Jay Oliva – former President, New York University
Joseph Rallo – President, Angelo State University
Kenneth P. Ruscio – President, Washington and Lee University
Donna Shalala – President, University of Miami
Deborah F. Stanley – President, State University of New York at Oswego
Investors, industrialists, and executives [ edit ]
P.O. Ackley – World-Renowned Gunsmith, CEO, P.O. Ackley Inc.
Daniel A. D'Aniello – Co-founder and Chairman, The Carlyle Group
Al-Waleed bin Talal – founder and President, Kingdom Holding Co
William J. Brodsky – Chairman and chief executive officer of the Chicago Board Options Exchange
Dennis Crowley – Co-Founder, Foursquare (service)
Nick Donofrio – Senior Vice President, Technology & Manufacturing, IBM Louis Giuliano – former chairman, president and CEO,
Bernard Goldberg (1948) – Co-founder of Raymour & Flanigan Peter Hébert – Co-founder,
William James – Director, Lazard Freres & Company
E. Floyd Kvamme – Partner Emeritus; Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers. Chairman, Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology under President George W Bush
Jeff McCormick – Founder, Saturn Partners, and Independent candidate for governor in the Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2014. Robert Menschel- Legendary Partner/Senior Director at
Goldman Sachs. Mark Neporent - Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Senior Managing Director of
Cerberus Capital Management
Sean O'Keefe - former Chairman of Airbus Group, Inc.
Lowell W. Paxson - Founder of Home Shopping Network
Arthur Rock – venture capitalist, cofounder of Intel and father figure to Apple founder Steve Jobs Peter Valdes – co-founder of Tivoli Systems (an IBM Company)
Martin J. Whitman – founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Third Avenue Value Fund
Vishal Sikka - CEO & MD (Designate) Infosys Ltd.
Hospitality, real estate, construction, and architecture [ edit ]
Harley Baldwin – developer in Aspen, Colorado Winston Fisher- Partner,
Bruce Fowle – architect, Fox & Fowle Architects
Adam Gross – architect, Ayers Saint Gross
Wilbur R. Ingalls, Jr. – architect James Kuhn - Principal and President,
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Jonathan Resnick - President, Jack Resnick and Sons
Lorimer Rich – architect, designed the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, DC and the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier in Rome, NY
David Rockwell – founder and CEO, Rockwell Group
Steve Rubell – former Studio 54 club owner
Ian Schrager – hotelier and former Studio 54 club owner
Werner Seligmann – architect
Gianfranco Zaccai – President and CEO, Design Continuum
Thom Filicia – Interior Designer, Author, Television Host
Law and Public Service [ edit ]
Keith Kazmark, Mayor of Woodland Park, New Jersey.
Craig Benson, former New Hampshire Governor
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. – Current Vice-President of the United States, former U.S. Senator from Delaware, Former Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Joseph R. (Beau) Biden, III – Attorney General of Delaware
Dave Bing – Former Mayor of Detroit, NBA Hall of Famer
Jon Bramnick – Current New Jersey Assembly Minority Leader
Angus Cameron – former Senator from Wisconsin
Gary Chan – Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong since 2008
John T. Connor – former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
David Crane – former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
Al D'Amato – former Senator from New York
Willy De Clercq – former European Commissioner for Trade and External Relations, former Belgian Minister of Finance, Foreign Trade, and Budget; former Belgian Deputy Prime Minister
Robert Duffy – Mayor of Rochester, New York - Lt. Governor, New York State
Kwabena Dufuor – Finance Minister of Ghana and former of Governor, Bank of Ghana.
Ronald A. George – Maryland State Delegate
James E. Graves, Jr. – United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Fifth Circuit, formerly Mississippi Supreme Court Justice
Arthur T. Hannett – former Governor of New Mexico
Kathy Hochul – Congresswoman, New York - Lt. Governor, New York State
John Katko - Congressman, New York [5 ]
Randy Kuhl – Congressman, New York
Mordecai Lee – Wisconsin State Senator
Belva A. Lockwood – (GC) First woman to receive her party’s nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court
Oren Lyons – Onondaga Faithkeeper and Global Indigenous Leader
Joanie Mahoney – Onondaga County Executive
Neal P. McCurn – Senior Judge for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Theodore McKee – United States Court of Appeals Chief Judge for the Third Circuit
Rodney C. Moen – Wisconsin State Senator
John H. Mulroy – former Onondaga County Executive
Norman A. Mordue – Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Bismarck Myrick – former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia and Lesotho
Sean O'Keefe – former NASA administrator
Masahide Ota – former Governor of Okinawa, Japan
John Prevas – Circuit Court Judge, City of Baltimore
Elliott Portnoy – Chairman of SNR Denton
Steven Rothman – Congressman, New Jersey
Warren Rudman – former Senator, New Hampshire
Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. – Senior Judge for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Donna Shalala – former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Glenn T. Suddaby – Justice for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Sandra L. Townes – Justice for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Mitchel Wallerstein – former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for counter-proliferation policy
George Warrington – NJ Transit president and former Amtrak president
David P. Weber – Attorney, former Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and whistleblower concerning misconduct in the Bernard L. Madoff and R. Allen Stanford ponzi scheme investigations
John P. White – former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense
Stanley L. Greigg – member of the U.S. House of Representatives from northwestern Iowa [6 ]
Media and communications [ edit ]
Russ Alben – advertising executive, created the Timex tagline, " " It takes a licking and keeps on ticking [7 ]
Marv Albert – sportscaster
David Amber – reporter, ESPN
Damon Amendolara – sportscaster
Gary Apple – sports anchor, SNY
Michael Barkann - Sportscaster, Comcast SportsNet, 94WIP Philadelphia
Len Berman – sportscaster
Matthew Berry – ESPN fantasy sports analyst
Contessa Brewer – broadcast journalist, MSNBC
Samantha Brown – TV host
Steve Bunin – sportscaster, ESPN
Ryan Burr – sportscaster, ESPN & NBC & GolfChannel
Craig Carton – Co-Host, , Boomer and Carton in the Morning WFAN NY
Joe Castiglione – Boston Red Sox radio announcer
Dick Clark – Television Personality, American Bandstand, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
Michael Cole – WWE commentator
Ed Coleman – sportscaster, WFAN NY
Bob Costas – sportscaster, NBC Sports and MLB Network
Bob Dotson – journalist
Ian Eagle – sportscaster, CBS and YES
Emme – plus-size model and TV host
Susan Feeney – journalist, former senior editor for NPR
Marty Glickman – sportscaster
Ariel Helwani – MMA journalist
Larry Hryb – Xbox Live Director of Programming Mimi Jung – Anchor/Reporter at
KING-TV in Seattle Matt Markham-Reporter,WRGB/CBS
Megyn Kelly – co-anchor of "America’s Newsroom," Fox News Channel
Ted Koppel – broadcast journalist, " Nightline"
Larry Kramer – President and Publisher of USA Today
Steve Kroft – co-editor and news correspondent, " 60 Minutes"
Michael Kranish – journalist
Harold E. Martin – Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaperman, Montgomery, Alabama Advertiser
Mike McAlary – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Sean McDonough – sportscaster, ESPN
Joe McNally – photographer
Jeanne Moos – news correspondent, CNN
Will Murray- Researcher and Segment Producer, The Howard Stern Show
Jim Naughtie – British journalist and radio presenter
Diane Nelson – President of DC Entertainment
Bob Neumeier – sportscaster, NBC
Donald Newhouse – president, Advance Publications
S.I. Newhouse, Jr. – Chairman & CEO, Advance Publications/ Chairman, Conde Nast Publications
Greg Papa – sportscaster, Oakland Raiders
Dave Pasch – sportscaster, ESPN
Henry Jarvis Raymond – (GWS), Founder of the New York Times
Dave Roberts – weatherman, broadcaster and presenter, WPVI-TV
Harry M. Rosenfeld – former editor, " Washington Post"
Dave Ryan – sportscaster, ESPN
Adam Schein – SNY, Sirius XM Satellite radio NFL
Bob Shannon – radio DJ/Announcer, CBS-FM New York
Arun Shourie – Padma Bhushan recipient, World Bank Economist, former editor of and Times of India Indian Express
Anish Shroff- ESPNews Anchor
Fred Silverman – former President, NBC
Lakshmi Singh – newscaster, journalist, NPR
Jayson Stark – journalist, sportscaster, ESPN
Dick Stockton – sportscaster
John Sykes – President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises
Mike Tirico – sportscaster, ABC
Adam Zucker - sportscaster/anchor, CBS Sports Network
Science, engineering, medicine, and exploration [ edit ]
Joseph A. Ahearn – Civil Engineer of the U.S. Air Force; member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Albert Baez – developer of the X-ray reflection microscope, physics educator, and father of Joan Baez.
Eileen Collins – NASA astronaut and first female space shuttle commander.
Alice Carter Cook - botanist and writer, first woman PhD in botany from an American university
Nina Fedoroff – geneticist and molecular biologist; Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State. Recipient of the National Medal of Science in 2007.
Joan Feynman – astrophysicist. Younger sister of physicist Richard Feynman.
Edith M. Flanigen – chemist and inventor; winner of the 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
George E. Fox – biologist and chemical engineer; co-discoverer of the Archaea kingdom of organisms
Hermann Gummel – semiconductor device physicist; member of the National Academy of Engineering.
John J. Hopfield - spectroscopist and discoverer of the Hopfield bands of molecular oxygen (O 2).
Robert Jarvik – inventor of the first permanently implantable artificial heart
Joel Lebowitz – statistical physicist; member of the National Academy of Sciences
William Ralph Maxon – botanist and pteridologist.
Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou - pioneer in neuroelectric systems and biomedical engineering education.
Story Musgrave – NASA astronaut.
Ezra T. Newman – theoretical physicist, winner of the 2011 Einstein Prize.
Martin A. Pomerantz – astrophysicist, president emeritus of the Bartol Research Institute, and pioneer of Antarctic astronomy.
Pierre Ramond – string theorist; winner of the 2004 Oskar Klein Medal.
Harry Frederick Recher – ornithologist; winner of the 1994 D.L. Serventy Medal.
Mark Reed – nanotechnology pioneer.
Charles Rosen – robotics; co-founder of Ridge Vineyards.
Joel Rosenbaum – cell biologist; winner of the E. B. Wilson Medal.
Rainer K. Sachs - theoretical astrophysicist, co-discoverer of the Sachs–Wolfe effect.
Michael Streicher – developer of stainless steels; winner of the W. R. Whitney Award.
Sultan bin Salman – first Arab, first Muslim and the youngest person to travel to space.
Salvatore Torquato – theoretical scientist who does research at the interface of physics, chemistry, and engineering.
James Tour – organic chemist and nanotechnologist.
Clarence Abiathar Waldo – mathematician and educator known for his role in the 1897 Indiana Pi Bill affair.
Will Allen – football player
Joe Alexander – football player
Gary Anderson – football player, former NFL record holder
Carmelo Anthony – basketball player, New York Knicks
Michael Carter-Williams – basketball player, Philadelphia 76ers
Art Baker – football player
Mathieu Beaudoin - football player
Dave Bing – basketball player, current mayor of Detroit, Michigan.
Jim Boeheim – basketball player and coach, Syracuse University, member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame
Nathan Bombrys — Managing Director of the Glasgow Warriors, a professional Scottish rugby union club
Jim Brown – football player, lacrosse player, actor, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Keith Bulluck – football player
Rob Burnett – football player
Delone Carter – football player
Derrick Coleman – basketball player
John Coleman – baseball player
Jim Collins – football player
Tom Coughlin – football coach, New York Giants
Larry Csonka – football player
Donovin Darius – football player
Al Davis – NFL owner
Ernie Davis – football player, Heisman Trophy winner
John Desko – lacrosse coach
Sherman Douglas – basketball player
Dennis DuVal – basketball player
Randy Edsall – college football coach
Joe Ehrmann – football player
David Falk – Founder, SFX Basketball Group
Mickey Fallon – football player
Jonny Flynn – basketball player
Dwight Freeney – football player
Jim Frugone – football player
Gary Gait – lacrosse player
Paul Gait – lacrosse player
Jerami Grant – pro basketball player
Donte Greene – pro basketball player
Tim Green – football player
Morlon Greenwood – football player
Marvin Harrison – football player
Jason Hart – basketball player
Qadry Ismail – football player
Tanard Jackson – football player
Paul Jappe – football player
Arthur Jones - football player; currently competing for the NFL on the Colts
Chandler Jones - football player; currently playing for the Patriots
Tebucky Jones – football player
Wesley Johnson – basketball player, Phoenix Suns
Daryl Johnston – football player
Dwayne Joseph – football player
Kris Joseph – basketball player, Brooklyn Nets
Mark Kerr, 2-time NCAA Wrestling Champion; retired MMA fighter; 2-time UFC Heavyweight Tournament Winner [8 ]
Rob Konrad – football player
Jim Konstanty – major league baseball pitcher
Floyd Little – football player
John Mackey – former NFL tight end, has college award named after him
Olindo Mare – football player, Carolina Panthers
Doug Marrone – football coach
Donovan McNabb – football player, Free Agent
Gerry McNamara – basketball player
Don McPherson – football player
Dave Meggyesy – football player
Fab Melo – basketball player
Eddie Miller – basketball player
Art Monk – football player; NFL Hall of Fame inductee
Tim Moresco – football player
Joe Morris – football player
Larry Morris – football player
Lawrence Moten – basketball player
Tom Myers – football player
Jim Nance – football player
Ryan Nassib – football player, New York Giants
Doc Oberlander, former baseball player [9 ]
Louis Orr – basketball player
Billy Owens – basketball player
Greg Paulus – football player and former Duke University basketball player
Scott Pioli - NFL executive
Casey Powell – lacrosse player
Mikey Powell – lacrosse player
Ryan Powell – lacrosse player
Myer Prinstein – Olympic medalist
Andy Rautins – basketball player
Leo Rautins – basketball player
Jim Ridlon, former professional football player and renowned sports painter and sculptor
Jim Ringo – football player
Victor Ross – lacrosse player
Mike Rotunda – professional wrestler
Danny Schayes – basketball player
Gerhard Schwedes – football player
Scott Schwedes – football player
Rony Seikaly – basketball player
Wilmeth Sidat-Singh – football and basketball player
Kaseem Sinceno – football player
Walt Singer – football player
Anthony Smith – football player
Walt Sweeney – football player
Kathrine Switzer – marathon runner
Etan Thomas – basketball player
David Tyree – football player
Dion Waiters – basketball player
John Wallace – basketball player
Stan Walters – football player
Hakim Warrick – basketball player, Phoenix Suns
Dwayne Washington – basketball player
Otis Wilson – football player
Paul Young- Jamaican soccer player/manager
Shamarko Thomas – football player
Entertainment and Performing Arts [ edit ]
Elfriede Abbe – sculptor [10 ]
Lynn Ahrens – musical theatre lyricist
Martin Bandier - Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV
Darryl Bell – actor
Craig Borten – screenwriter
Eric Bress – film director and screenwriter
Tim Calpin – screenwriter
Warren Casey – writer, lyricist, screenwriter
Felix Cavaliere – singer with The Rascals
Priscilla Chan – singer
Dick Clark – host of ; television producer American Bandstand
John Curran – film director and screenwriter
Taye Diggs – actor
Heather Dubrow - actress; cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County
Peter Falk – actor
Gary Farmer – actor
Vera Farmiga – actress
Judy Freudberg – screenwriter
Jami Gong – stand-up comedian
Carl Gottlieb – screenwriter; vice-president of the Writers Guild of America, West
Peter Guber – CEO of Mandalay Entertainment and Co-owner of the Golden State Warriors Nicholas Gurewitch – cartoonist; author of
The Perry Bible Fellowship
Jay Harrington – actor
Elizabeth Hendrickson – actress
Miriam Hopkins – actress
Garland Jeffreys – musician
Miss Jones – radio DJ and singer
Joe Klotz – film editor
Lisa Lampanelli – comedian
Frank Langella – actor Frost/Nixon
Riki Lindhome – actress
Sam Lloyd – actor, musician
Frank Marion – motion picture pioneer
Andy Mineo – rapper, singer, producer, director, actor and minister
Neal McDonough – actor
Sterling Morrison – musician
Suzanne Pleshette – actress
Lou Reed – musician
Kevin Michael Richardson – actor
Maria Sansone – television presenter
Reid Scott – actor
Tom Everett Scott – actor
Matt Singer – media personality
Aaron Sorkin – screenwriter The Social Network, The West Wing, Moneyball
Lexington Steele – actor, director, and owner of Mercenary Motion Pictures and Black Viking Pictures Inc.
Jerry Stiller – actor
Habib Tabani – Pakistani ghazal singer and industrialist
Arielle Tepper – Broadway producer
Mark Tinker – television producer/director
Stephen A. Unger – executive recruiter, media and entertainment business
Jimmy Van Heusen – Academy Award winning composer
Bill Viola – video artist
Michael H. Weber – screenwriter
Peter Weller – actor
Vanessa Williams – singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, Penthouse model
Pete Yorn – musician Andrew Taggart - Co-founder/producer/Dj of "
Notable educators [ edit ]
William Alston – philosopher.
Julia Alvarez – poet, novelist, and essayist.
Richard Arnowitt – theoretical physicist.
Donna Artz – attorney and legal scholar.
Abhay Ashtekar – theoretical physicst and creator of the Ashtekar variables for quantum gravity.
Ernst Bacon – prolific composer.
A. P. Balachandran – theoretical particle physicist.
Peter Bergmann – won the Einstein Prize for research on quantum gravity.
Howard Boatwright – Music School dean.
Philip Booth – poet.
Arthur C. Brooks
Horace Campbell, Department of African American Studies and Department of Political Science
Massimo Carmassi – architect.
Linda Carty Department of African American Studies and Department of Sociology
Bill Cole – musician, author (Department of African American Studies)
Raymond Carver – short story writer.
David Crane – former Chief Prosecutor for Special Court of the Sierra Leone
Junot Diaz – writer
Geoffrey C. Fox – theoretical physicist and computer scientist.
Joshua N. Goldberg – theoretical physicist noted for work on general relativity.
John Langston Gwaltney, African American professor of anthropology, author of Drylongso: A Self Portrait of Black America.
Per Brinch Hansen – computer scientist.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin – former Director of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (2003–2005), and chief economic policy adviser to U.S. Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.
Mary Karr – writer and poet.
Arthur Komar – theoretical physicist.
Melvin Lax – theoretical physicist and member of the National Academy of Sciences
Donald Marolf – theoretical physicist who has worked on quantum gravity and relativity.
Janis Mayes – Author, literary critic.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan – Senator from New York, political scientist
Ivan Meštrović – sculptor and artist
Micere Mugo – poet and playwright (Department of African American Studies, Department of Literature)
Ei-ichi Negishi – chemist, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize.
Alexander Rosenberg –
George Saunders – writer.
Milton Sernett – historian, author (Department of African American Studies, Department of History)
Delmore Schwartz – poet.
Huston Smith – religious studies scholar
Lee Smolin – theoretical physicist noted for work on quantum gravity.
Rafael Sorkin – theoretical physicist noted for work on quantum gravity.
Eileen Strempel – soprano, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
George Sudarshan – theoretical physicist, winner of the Dirac Prize.
Robert Thompson – media historian
Mark Trodden – theoretical cosmologist.
Betty Miller Unterberger – historian
Peter Van Inwagen
Kameshwar C. Wali – theoretical physicist, author
Tobias Wolff – writer
Notable commencement speakers & honored guests [ edit ]
Nicholas Kristof- New York Times Columnist 2012 −
Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer, and playwright 2011 –
J. Craig Venter, American biologist and entrepreneur, President of J. Craig Venter Institute 2010 –
Jamie Dimon, CEO JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2009 –
Joseph R. Biden Jr., Vice President of the United States of America 2008 –
Bob Woodruff, ABC News journalist 2007 –
Frank McCourt, author/Pulitzer Prize winner 2006 –
Billy Joel, composer and singer 2005 –
Jane Goodall, primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist 2004 –
Phylicia Rashad, actress 2003 –
Bill Clinton, former U.S. President, 1993–2001 2002 –
Rudolph Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, 1994–2001 2001 –
Eileen Collins, American astronaut 2000 –
Ted Koppel, American journalist 1999 –
Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator (D-NY), 1999–present 1998 –
Robert Fulghum, author, essayist 1995 –
Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1993–2001 1994 –
Kurt Vonnegut, novelist 1990 –
William Safire, journalist 1989 –
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator (D-NY) 1988 –
Malcolm Forbes 1986 –
Mario Cuomo, Governor of New York 1982 –
Ted Koppel, journalist 1981 –
Alexander Haig, U.S. Secretary of State, 1981–1982 1980 –
Bill Moyers, journalist 1979 –
Tom Brokaw, journalist 1978 –
William Safire, journalist 1973 –
Edward M. Kennedy, U.S. Senator (D-MA), 1962–2009 1969 –
William F. Buckley, journalist 1968 –
Walter Cronkite 1966 –
Nelson Rockefeller, Governor of New York, 1959–1973 1965 –
Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator (D-NY), 1965–1968 1961 –
Ayn Rand, novelist 1960 –
Harry S. Truman, former U.S. President, 1945–1953 1959 –
Robert Frost, poet 1957 –
John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator (D-MA), 1953–1960 1937 –
Herbert Hoover, former U.S. President, 1929–1933 1930 –
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor of New York, 1928–1932
References [ edit ]