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 four Nobel Prizes, four MacArthur Fellows, 20 Rhodes Scholarships, 10 Marshall Scholarships, nine Henry Luce Fellowships,[1] 56 Watson Fellowships,[1] two George Mitchell Scholarship, two Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowships,[1] two Churchill Scholars, one Gates Cambridge Scholar,[1] 13 All Americans, and 23 NCAA post-graduate winners.


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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; 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; team captain at the Paris games, and the team's 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, attorney and sports agent; represents Miguel Sano; featured in the movie Pelotero
  • 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; economist at Econsult; adjunct professor at the Wharton Business School

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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, and D.H.A honoris causa.

A complete list of honorary degree recipients since 1858 is available online.[10]

Prominent recipients include:

  • 2011: Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese American former NBA basketball player and humanitarian
Bob Schwartz '71, founder of Juvenile Law Center
Judy Wicks, restaurateur and local food activist
Barbara Ehrenreich, columnist essayist; author, Nickel and Dimed
Juan Williams '76, Emmy Award–winning writer; radio and television correspondent; senior correspondent of National Public Radio[13]
Paul Krugman, economist and a columnist for The New York Times[15]
Edward Said, Palestinian-American literary theorist and outspoken Palestinian activist[17]
Charles V. Willie, sociologist[17]
Catharine MacKinnon, feminist legal scholar
Freeman Dyson, physicist and mathematician
Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, town in France that harbored thousands of Jews during the Holocaust


  1. ^ a b c d "Why Haverford - Office of Admission". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Tom Beck (1989). An American Vision: John G. Bullock and the Photo-Secession. NY and Baltimore: Aperture, in association with University of Maryland Baltimore County. ISBN 0-89381-405-9. 
  3. ^ "Henry Drinker : Lawyer". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  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. 
  5. ^ "Rob Flynn : Editor in Chief". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  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. ^ "Haverford Athletics". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ Thompson, Josiah (1967). Six Seconds in Dallas. ISBN 978-0-394-44571-7. 
  10. ^ "Honorary Degree Recipients" (PDF). Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
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