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list of notable . alumni and faculty from the University of Connecticut
Arts & entertainment [ edit ]
Authors and journalists [ edit ]
Business & Industry [ edit ]
Diplomacy, Government, Law, & Politics [ edit ]
Bethany J. Alvord - Judge of the
Connecticut Appellate Court [16 ]
Bona Arsenault – Canadian Member of Parliament (1945-1957) Leonard C. Boyle - Deputy Chief State's Attorney (Operations) for the State of Connecticut;
Chief, Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut (1999-2004); Commissioner of the State of Connecticut Department of Public Safety (2004-2007); Director of the [17 ] FBI's Terrorist Screening Center (2007-2009) [18 ]
Vanessa Lynne Bryant - U.S. District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Richard Calder – senior official at the CIA
Tansu Çiller – Prime Minister of Turkey (1993-1996), the first female to hold the position
Eric D. Coleman - Deputy President Pro Tempore in the Connecticut Senate
Carol Ann Conboy – Associate Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court
Joe Courtney - U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 2nd congressional district
Alfred V. Covello - Senior U.S. District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Bill Curry - political analyst and journalist; two-time Democratic nominee for Governor of Connecticut; advisor to President Bill Clinton
Emilio Q. Daddario - U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district (1959-1971)
John A. Danaher III - State of Connecticut Superior Court Judge; Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Public Safety (2007-2010); U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut (2001-2002) Robert M. DeCrescenzo - Mayor of
East Hartford, Connecticut (1993-1997) [19 ]
Alexandra Davis DiPentima - Chief Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court
Christopher F. Droney - U.S. Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut (1993-1997); Mayor of West Hartford, Connecticut (1985-1989)
Charles A. Duelfer – Leader of the Iraq Survey Group
J. Michael Farren - Deputy White House Counsel to President George W. Bush (2007-2009)
Samih Farsoun – academic and Arab-American activist
C. Frank Figliuzzi - Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2011-2012)
Sam Gejdenson – U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 2nd congressional district (1981-2001)
Robert Giaimo – U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district (1959-1981); helped create the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Washington Metro
Mary Glassman - First Selectman of Simsbury, Connecticut
Bernard F. Grabowski - U.S. Representative from Connecticut (1963-1967) F. Herbert Gruendel - Judge of the
Connecticut Appellate Court [20 ]
Hajim al-Hassani – Speaker of the Iraqi National Assembly under the Iraqi Transitional Government
Eliot A. Jardines – Assistant Deputy Director of U.S. National Intelligence for Open Source Intelligence (2005-2008)
Denise Johnson - Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court
Joette Katz - Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court(1992-2011) Christine E. Keller - Judge of the
Connecticut Appellate Court [21 ] Douglas S. Lavine - Judge of the
Connecticut Appellate Court [22 ]
Martin Looney - Majority Leader, Connecticut Senate
Konstantina Lukes - Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts (2007-2010) Robert J. Lynn - Associate Justice of the
New Hampshire Supreme Court [23 ] Joan G. Margolis - U.S. Magistrate Judge for the
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut [24 ] Donna F. Martinez - U.S. Magistrate Judge for the
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut [25 ]
Thomas Joseph Meskill – Governor of Connecticut (1971-1975); Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1975-1993); U.S. Representative for the Connecticut's 6th congressional district (1967-1971)
Mark J. Marcus - Former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and politician.
Brett H. McGurk - Special Adviser to the United States Ambassador to Iraq
Shaun McNally – Democratic politician
Chris Murphy – U.S. Senator from Connecticut; U.S. Representative for the Connecticut's 5th congressional district (2007-2013)
Kathleen Murphy - President, Fidelity Personal Investing, a unit of Fidelity Investments
Kevin J. O'Connor - U.S. Attorney for District of Connecticut (2002-2006); Associate Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice (2006); Chief of Staff to the United States Attorney General, Department of Justice (2007); Associate Attorney General of the United States, Department of Justice (2008-2009)
Richard N. Palmer - Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court
Juan Ramirez, Jr. - Judge of the Florida District Court of Appeals, Third District
Ronald A. Sarasin - U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district (1973-1979)
Pedro Segarra - Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut
William St. Onge - U.S. Representative from Connecticut (1963-1970)
Rosemary S. Pooler – U.S. Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Kevin Sullivan - Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (2004-2007); President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut Senate (1997-2004)
David Valesky – Member of the New York State Senate
Christine S. Vertefeuille - Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court in (2000-2010) Ariane D. Vuono - Associate Justice of the
Massachusetts Appeals Court [26 ] Terence S. Ward - Federal Defender for the District of Connecticut
[27 ] [28 ]
Sam Webb – Chairman of the Communist Party USA
William A. Webb - U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Education [ edit ]
Military [ edit ]
Science [ edit ]
Men's Basketball [ edit ]
A. J. Price – 52nd pick on the 2009 NBA Draft, point guard for the Washington Wizards
Ater Majok - 58th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers
Andre Drummond - 9th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons
Ben Gordon – 3rd pick in 2004 NBA Draft, Charlotte Bobcats guard
Bob Staak – former Wake Forest University and NBA coach
Bruce Kuczenski – Former NBA forward/center
Caron Butler – 10th pick in 2002 NBA Draft, ( Los Angeles Clippers) guard
Charlie Villanueva – 7th pick in 2005 NBA Draft, ( Detroit Pistons) forward
Chris Smith – former Minnesota Timberwolves guard
Chuck Aleksinas – former center for the Golden State Warriors
Cliff Robinson – basketball player for the New Jersey Nets
Corny Thompson – Former NBA forward for the Dallas Mavericks
Denham Brown – 40th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft ( Seattle SuperSonics)
Donyell Marshall – 4th pick in 1994 NBA Draft
Doron Sheffer - Former Israeli Basketball superstar.
Emeka Okafor – 2nd pick in 2004 NBA Draft, Center
Hasheem Thabeet – 2nd pick in the 2009 NBA draft to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Hilton Armstrong – 12th pick in 2006 NBA Draft, ( New Orleans Hornets) Forward/Center
Jake Voskuhl – center currently playing for the Charlotte Bobcats
Jeff Adrien – power forward on the Charlotte Bobcats
Jeremy Lamb - guard for the Houston Rockets
Josh Boone – 23rd pick in the 2006 NBA Draft ( New Jersey Nets)
Kemba Walker - 9th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats
Kevin Ollie – former NBA guard, current UConn basketball head coach
Khalid El-Amin – former Chicago Bulls guard
Marcus Williams – 22nd pick in 2006 NBA Draft, ( New Jersey Nets) guard
Ray Allen – 5th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, currently shooting guard for the Miami Heat
Richard Hamilton – 7th pick in 1999 NBA Draft, Chicago Bulls guard
Rudy Gay – NBA 8th overall pick in 2006 NBA Draft, Memphis Grizzlies guard
Samy Ameziane - Former Algeria national basketball team player, now he is a famous French stand-up comedian
Scott Burrell – first American draft pick for MLB and NBA, played in the NBA from 1995–2001
Stanley Robinson - 59th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic
Tate George – former basketball player for the New Jersey Nets & Milwaukee Bucks
Toby Kimball – Former NBA forward. Played for 6 teams, spent most of his career with the San Diego Rockets.
Tom Penders – head men's basketball coach at the University of Houston
Travis Knight – Former NBA player, 29th pick in 1996 NBA Draft, Center
Women's Basketball [ edit ]
Svetlana Abrosimova – formerly forward for the Minnesota Lynx, the Connecticut Sun and the Seattle Storm.
Ashley Battle – 25th overall pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft, currently plays for the New York Liberty
Sue Bird – point guard for the Seattle Storm, 1st overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft, 2x Olympic champion, 4x All-Star [31 ]
Swin Cash – forward for the Seattle Storm, 2nd overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft.
Tina Charles – 1st overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft, center for the Connecticut Sun.
Kalana Greene -forward/guard for the Connecticut Sun.
Charde Houston – Current WNBA player for the Minnesota Lynx
Asjha Jones – center/power forward for the Connecticut Sun. [32 ]
Rebecca Lobo – former WNBA player and current ESPN analyst
Renee Montgomery – point guard for the Connecticut Sun.
Jessica Moore – Current WNBA player for the Los Angeles Sparks
Maya Moore - 1st overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft, forward for the Minnesota Lynx
Ann Strother – 15th overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft. Formerly played for the Atlanta Dream.
Ketia Swanier – 12th overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury
Diana Taurasi – 1st overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft, guard for the Phoenix Mercury
Jennifer Rizzotti – former pro basketball player and current University of Hartford women's head coach
Shea Ralph – drafted in the third round (40th pick) of the 2001 WNBA Draft by the Utah Starzz, currently assistant coach for the University of Connecticut.
Tamika Raymond – 6th overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft. Formerly played for the Connecticut Sun, currently head coach of the Indian National Team and an analyst for ESPN.
Nykesha Sales – former WNBA player for the Connecticut Sun.
Kelly Schumacher – Former WNBA player for the Indiana Fever. 14th overall pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft
Barbara Turner – 11th overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft. Currently plays for Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K. Women's Basketball
Tamika Williams – see Tamika Raymond.
Kara Wolters – Former WNBA center for the Houston Comets, currently broadcaster and analyst for Connecticut radio network.
Baseball [ edit ]
Men's Hockey [ edit ]
Men's Soccer [ edit ]
Women's Soccer [ edit ]
Faculty [ edit ]
Current [ edit ]
Note: Years and official titles are given when possible.
Ann Beattie, author
Albert Francis Blakeslee, botanist (when it was still Connecticut Agricultural College)
Taylor L. Booth, (Professor of Computer Science and Engineering)
Francelia Butler, author and renowned expert on children's literature (Professor of English, 1968–1992)
Lien Chan, former vice president of the Republic of China (Assistant Professor of Political Science, 1967–1968)
Roy D'Andrade, developer of cognitive anthropology
Victor Denenberg, notable developmental psychobiologist
Richard Eberhart, poet
James C. Faris, anthropologist (Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies)
Brison D. Gooch, historian of 19th century Europe, taught at UC prior to 1973
J. A. Scott Kelso, neuroscientist (Professor of Psychology and Biobehavioral Sciences)
Susan Kinsolving, poet
Myron W. Krueger, computer scientist (Professor of Computer Science, 1974–85)
Glenn J. Lesniak, U.S. Army Major General
Alvin Liberman, Famous Speech Scientist (Professor of Psychology)
Ben Magubane, anthropologist
Ovide F. Pomerleau, psychologist (Professor of Psychiatry [Psychology], 1979-1985)
Richard Popkin, philosophy historian
Gideon Rodan, biochemist and osteopath (School of Dental Medicine, 1970 to 1985)
Charles Schlueter – trumpeter
Harold Seidman, legendary political scientist and public administration expert (Professor of Political Science, 1971–1984)
Paul N. Siegel, noted Marxist (Professor of English Literature)
Edmund Ware Sinnott, botanist and prolific author (Professor of Botany and Genetics, 1915–1928)
Ian Stewart, mathematician (Visiting Professor of Mathematics, 1977–1978)
Rex Warner, author and translator (Professor of Classics, 1962–1973)
Fujia Yang, physicist (Visiting Professor of Physics)
Xiangzhong "Jerry" Yang – world animal cloning leader and director of the Center for Regenerative Biology (Professor of Animal Science)
Presidents of the University of Connecticut [ edit ]
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