List of Rollins College alumni

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This is a list of notable alumni who graduated and attended Rollins College.

RC=Rollins College
CB=Crummer Graduate School of Business
HH=Hamilton Holt School

Alumni Notability
F. Duane Ackerman RC ’64, CB ’70[1][2][3] Chairman and CEO, BellSouth[2][3]
Pauline Betz Addie RC '43[4][5][6][7] professional tennis player[4][6]
Kenneth Arredondo MBA General Manager of Growth Markets for CA Technologies
Rex Beach (attended RC 1894-1896)[8] novelist[8]
Amanda Bearse actress, best known for her role as Marcy on the television sitcom Married... with Children.[9]
Clay Bellinger (attended RC 1987-1989)[10] former New York Yankee outfielder, played in 1999 World Series-
Jane Blalock RC '67[11][12] professional golfer[11][12]
Eric Bolling RC '84[13][14] financial news television personality
Lorenzo Borghese RC '95[15] reality television star on ABC's The Bachelor[15]
Jim Bowden was at one time the youngest general manager in baseball history
Larry Burkett financial radio show host
John Castino former first baseman and Rookie of the Year for the Minnesota Twins
Jane Chambers (attended RC 1954-1956)[16] feminist writer and playwright[16]
Robiaun Charles, Ph.D RC '94[17] Vice President of College Advancement at Agnes Scott College and leading Southern educator
Dorothy Cheney RC '45[5][6][7] professional tennis player[6]
Ellie Cornell actress, Halloween 4, Halloween 5
Leanza Cornett Miss America 1993; former co-host of Entertainment Tonight
Donald J. Cram RC '41[2][18] 1987 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry[2][18]
Meg Crofton President of the Walt Disney World Resort
Dorothy Cullman television producer and philanthropist
Olcott Deming former U.S. Ambassador to Uganda
Rust Deming RC '64[19][20] former U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia[20]
Alice Dye RC '48[5][11][21] PGA golf course architect and professional golfer[21]
Pete Dye PGA golf course architect
Buddy Ebsen actor, best known for his work in Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Beverly Hillbillies
Gigi Fernández CB '09 or '10[22][23] professional tennis player[22][23][24]
Jonathan Figg RC '97[citation needed] film director
Christopher Fitzgerald RC '95[25] actor (Broadway musicals Wicked, Young Frankenstein)
Muriel Fox women's rights activist, co-founder of the National Organization for Women
Shirley Fry Irvin RC '49[5][6][7] professional tennis player[6]
Rahul Gandhi RC '94[15] scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi family political dynasty[15]
Stephanie Glance RC '85 Head Coach for Columbia University Women's Basketball team[26]
Ryan Hanigan catcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball
Janis Hirsch RC '72[2] Co-Executive Producer and writer for series The Nanny and Will & Grace; writer for series Frasier[2]
Glenda Hood former mayor of Orlando, Florida (1992–2003); Secretary of State of Florida (2003–2005)
Herbert W. Hoover, Jr. RC '41[27] former president and chairman of The Hoover Company (1954–1966)[28][29]
Eddie Huang restaurateur, food personality, author and former attorney[30]
Dana Ivey RC '63[2] actress, (films The Color Purple, The Help, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York)
Chris Kahl singer known for his songs about Florida
Chris Kirkpatrick actor and musician, best known as a member of 'N Sync
Jack Kramer professional tennis player
Robert Lado linguist and educational leader
Wendy Schaetzel Lesko expert on youth, executive director of the Youth Activism Project
Deanna Lund television and film actress (series Land of the Giants)[31]
George E. Merrick [2] planner of the city of Coral Gables, Florida and one of the founders of the University of Miami
Eleanor Morse RC '37[32][33][34] philanthropist, co-founder of the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida[32][33][34]
Russell Nauman HH '08 [35] actor and puppeteer
Mike Nicolette RC '78[5][11][36] professional golfer
Elin Nordegren HH '14 Swedish model and former wife of professional golfer Tiger Woods, gave 2014 commencement address[37]
Michael Nouri actor, best known for his role in Flashdance
Rob Oppenheim professional golfer
Deborah J. Palfrey former madam known as the "D.C. Madam" by the media
Chauncey Parker New York State government official
Robert Newton Peck RC '53[38][39] author of children's literature
Anthony Perkins actor, best known for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
Betty Rosenquest Pratt RC '47[6][7] professional tennis player
Michael K. Randolph Associate Judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court[40]
Scott Reiniger actor, best known for his work in the original Dawn of the Dead
Fred Rogers RC '51[2] creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood[2]
Chris Russo sports radio and television host, most notably on New York's WFAN
Deanna Russo RC '02 actress, co-star of USA Network drama series Satisfaction
Ted Schroeder professional tennis player
Matthew H. Smith member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Karen Steele actress, film Marty[41]
Marlene Streit RC '56[5][11][42] professional tennis player[11]
Hal Suit television broadcaster and Georgia politician
John H. Sykes businessman
Lew Temple RC '85[43] actor (films Waitress, Domino, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), former baseball player and scout
Fred Toettcher radio personality, host of The Toucher and Rich Show
Ralph Twitchell architect, considered the "grandfather" of the Sarasota School of Architecture
Cornelia Wallace former First Lady of Alabama; wife of U.S. Presidential Candidate George Wallace
Al Weiss CB '81[2] President of Worldwide Operations for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Terrie Wood Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives representing Darien, CT


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