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.


Business and industry[edit]

Higher education and academia[edit]

Entertainment, Fine and Performing Arts[edit]

  • David Scull Bispham 1876, Baritone, Metropolitan Opera and Covent Garden soloist, author of A Quaker Singer's Recollection, 1920
  • John G. Bullock 1874, photographer, founding member of the Photo-Secession with Alfred Steiglitz.[2]
  • William Carragan 1958, musicologist noted for his work on Anton Bruckner (as well as his contributions to physics)
  • Chevy Chase, comedian, attended for one semester
  • Deborah Colette Freedman 1990, internationally produced playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. She has more than 25 produced plays and co-wrote, with International bestselling novelist Jackie Collins, the play Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies. The Dramatist's Guild voted her "One of the 50 to Watch". Colette Freedman wrote the thriller The Thirteen Hallows with The New York Times bestselling author Michael Scott. She has written two novels, The Affair (Kensington, 2013) and The Consequences (Kensington, 2014).
  • Roger Director, 1971 - scriptwriter for television shows Moonlighting and Hill Street Blues among others; nominated twice for Emmys; consulting producers for shows NCIS, Wolf Lake; wrote Dream in Blue about the New York Giants football team, & A Place to Fall: A Novel
  • Robert E. Hecht 1941, collector, dealer and expert in antiquities
  • Mark Hudis, 1990, former co-executive producer of True Blood, former writer and co-executive producer of Nurse Jackie, former executive producer of That '70s Show.
  • Julius Katchen 1947, concert pianist, recognized by Eugene Ormandy at his debut concert playing Mozart's Piano Concerto in D-Minor (age 10)
  • Daniel Dae Kim 1990, actor, Though he is best known for his portrayals of Chin Ho Kelly on CBS's Hawaii Five-0 and Jin Soo Kwon on ABC's hit series Lost, Kim has also appeared on the New York stage and in such films as The Hulk and Crash. He has had recurring roles in a number of television shows, including 24, E.R. and Angel, and starred in the mini-series The Andromeda Strain. Kim holds an MFA from the Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and shares Screen Actors Guild Awards for Lost and for the film Crash. People magazine named him one of the "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2005.
  • Ken Ludwig 1972, Tony Award-winning playwright of Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You and a lawyer (of counsel) for Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Andrew Millstein 1984, General Manager of Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Judd Nelson, actor, did not graduate
  • Craig Owens '71, art critic and theorist.
  • Maxfield Parrish, (attended 1888-1891), American painter
  • Rand Ravich, 1984, writer, director, and producer.
  • Peter Rockwell, 1958, Sculptor and art historian; sculpture restorer; one of his works appears on Haverford campus; son of late artist Norman Rockwell
  • George Segal, actor, attended

Government, diplomacy, and law[edit]


Literature and writing[edit]



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:

A complete list of honorary degree recipients since 1858 is available online.[17]


  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. 
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  9. ^ Thompson, Josiah (1967). Six Seconds in Dallas. ISBN 978-0-394-44571-7. 
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  17. ^ "Honorary Degree Recipients" (PDF). Retrieved 21 November 2014. 

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