List of Manhattan College people

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This is a list of notable graduates of Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.

Notable alumni[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]




  • James Brady – New York City celebrity tabloid columnist who created the Page Six gossip column in the New York Post
  • Don Dunphy – Boxing announcer, Radio Hall of Fame inductee
  • Jerry Girard – former sportscaster, WPIX
  • Mario Nacinovich '94 – Managing Partner of the US healthcare practice at AXON[15] and in 2013 became Editor Emeritus Journal of Communication in Healthcare[16]
  • Jim Ryan – news anchor for WNBC-TV, WNYW and WCBS-TV
  • Judith West – entrepreneur business woman, political activist, radio personality and hosts her own cable network TV Show, Getting Your Money's Worth

Government and Public Policy[edit]


  • Anthony V. Cardona (MC1966RIP)[18] – Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, New York Supreme Court
  • Ronald L. Ellis – Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Joseph Raymond Jackson – former Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
  • John F. Keenan – Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • John S. Martin – former U.S. Attorney and Judge for United States District for the Southern District of New York
  • John H. Mark, Jr. – U.S. Army Major JAG (Troop B. Cavalry) and President of St. John's University School of Law Student Body Association ('03)

Math and Science[edit]

  • Kevin Campbell – Principal Investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; internationally recognized for his contributions to muscular dystrophy research
  • James W. Cooley – mathematician, co-author of the FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) algorithm used in digital processing
  • Peter J. Denning – award-winning computer scientist best known for inventing the working-set model for program behavior, which defeated thrashing in operating systems and became the reference standard for all memory management policies
  • Michael J. Flynn – professor emeritus of computer science at Stanford University; recipient of Harry H. Goode Memorial Award
  • Edward E. Hammer – IEEE Edison Medal for fluorescent lighting research
  • Valery Havard – botanist for whom many Texas plants are named, including the Chisos bluebonnet (Lupinus havardii), Havard oak (Quercus havardii), and Havard's evening primrose (Oenothera havardii)
  • Michael Walsh – Vehicle emissions engineer and 2005 MacArthur Fellow
  • Erick Weinberg – physicist at Columbia University






  • Vincent dePaul Draddy – Manhattan College quarterback who developed the Izod and Lacoste brands. College Football Hall of Famer and Chairman of the National Football Foundation. The Vincent dePaul Draddy Trophy is a trophy awarded by the National Football Foundation that is given to the American college football player with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance. It is considered by many to be the "Academic Heisman."
  • Vic Fusia – former head football coach of the University of Massachusetts
  • Dick Tuckey – former professional American football running back
  • Pat Kirwan (football) – Receivers Coach and Personnel Assistant for the New York Jets under Pete Carroll. Currently Senior Football Analyst for the National Football League website.
  • Frank Gnup – Award winning and all-star Canadian football player, and later legendary coach of the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

Track & field[edit]

  • Lindy Remigino – Gold medalist in 100-meter dash and 4 × 100 relay 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics
  • Lou Jones – World record holder at 400 meters; gold medalist in 4 × 400 meter relay at the 1956 Mexico City Summer Olympics
  • Doug Logan – CEO of USA Track & Field; first commission of Major League Soccer
  • Tom Murphy – Gold medalist in the men's 800 meters event at the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago
  • Aliann Pompey – Olympic sprinter

Other Sports[edit]


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