This is a list of individuals with Wikipedia articles who have been associated with
Founders [ edit ]
Benefactors [ edit ]
Syracuse has had many financial supporters, but some stand out by the magnitude of their contributions. Among those who have made transformative donations commemorated at the university are:
Notable alumni [ edit ]
Arts and Letters [ edit ]
Julia Alvarez – poet, novelist, and essayist
Donna Alvermann – prominent professor and researcher in adolescent and media literacies [1 ]
Joe Amato (poet) – author
Robb Armstrong – cartoonist of the comic strip Jump Start
Brad Anderson – cartoonist of the comic strip Marmaduke
Maltbie D. Babcock – 19th century clergyman and author
James Bishop - painter [2 ]
Joel Brouwer – poet, educator, and journalist
Wendy Coakley-Thompson – novelist
Stephen Crane – novelist; stayed only one semester, later admitting he came "more to play baseball than to study." [3 ]
Aleš Debeljak – poet, essayist and sociologist
Stephen Dunn – poet, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Birgitta Moran Farmer - painter, winner of 1906 Hiram Gee Award in Painting [4 ]
Paul Finkelman - historian
Moses Finley – historian
Carlisle Floyd – opera composer
Whitney Gaskell – novelist
Sharon Gold - artist and professor
Aaron Goldfarb – novelist
Clement Greenberg – art critic
Henry Grethel – fashion designer
Beth Gylys – poet and professor.
Morton L. Janklow – literary agent
Shirley Jackson – novelist
Betsey Johnson – fashion designer
David N. Johnson – composer, organist, and professor
Warren Kimble – American Folk Artist [5 ] [6 ]
Joseph S. Kozlowski – portrait artist
Hilton Kramer – critic, "The Revenge of the Philistines"
Barbara Kruger – collage artist
Sol LeWitt – sculptor
James F. Light – literary scholar
Mark Lombardi – abstract painter
John D. MacDonald – novelist
Don Maloney – Japanophile author
Barry N. Malzberg science fiction writer
Jerre Mangione novelist, and scholar of the Italian-American experience
Robert Mankoff – cartoonist and editor of The New Yorker
Donald Martino – Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
Scott McCloud – cartoonist and comics theorist
Jay McInerney – novelist
Joyce Carol Oates – novelist
Robert O'Connor – novelist
Tom Perrotta – novelist and screenwriter
Salvador Plascencia – novelist
William Powhida – artist
Mary Jo Putney – romance novelist
Jim Ridlon, sports painter and sculptor. Also a former professional football player
M. J. Rose – author and book marketing executive
William Safire – Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator and former New York Times columnist
George Saunders – short story writer
Alice Sebold – novelist
Laurie Gwen Shapiro – novelist, director, Independent Spirit Award for Keep the River on Your Right
Cheryl Strayed – novelist, memoirist, and essayist
William Tester – short story writer
Dorothy Thompson – journalist
Ryan Van Winkle – poet
Irene Vilar – author and literary agent
Kate Vrijmoet – artist
John A. Williams (author) – novelist
Howard Wyeth – drummer and pianist
Education [ edit ]
Molly Corbett Broad – President, American Council on Education
Walter Broadnax – President, Clark Atlanta University
George Campbell Jr. – President, Cooper Union
Kent John Chabotar – President, Guilford College
R. Inslee Clark, Jr. – Director of Admissions, Yale College
Michael Crow – President, Arizona State University
John Crowley – Vice President for Federal Relations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mark Emmert – President, University of Washington
Welthy Honsinger Fisher – Founder, World Education and World Literacy Canada.
Jonathan Gibralter – President, State University of New York at Farmingdale
Kermit L. Hall – former President, State University of New York at Albany
Alice Ilchman – President, Sarah Lawrence College
David Knapp – President, University of Massachusetts
Barry Mills – President, Bowdoin College
Sean O'Keefe – former Chancellor, Louisiana State University (LSU)
L. Jay Oliva – former President, New York University
Joseph Rallo – President, Angelo State University
Kenneth P. Ruscio – President, Washington and Lee University
Donna Shalala – President, University of Miami
Deborah F. Stanley – President, State University of New York at Oswego
Investors, industrialists, and executives [ edit ]
P.O. Ackley – World-Renowned Gunsmith, CEO, P.O. Ackley Inc.
Daniel A. D'Aniello – Co-founder and Chairman, The Carlyle Group
Al-Waleed bin Talal – founder and President, Kingdom Holding Co
William J. Brodsky – Chairman and chief executive officer of the Chicago Board Options Exchange
Dennis Crowley – Co-Founder, Foursquare (service)
Nick Donofrio – Senior Vice President, Technology & Manufacturing, IBM Louis Giuliano – former chairman, president and CEO,
Bernard Goldberg (1948) – Co-founder of Raymour & Flanigan Peter Hébert – Co-founder,
William James – Director, Lazard Freres & Company
E. Floyd Kvamme – Partner Emeritus; Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers. Chairman, Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology under President George W Bush
Jeff McCormick – Founder, Saturn Partners, and Independent candidate for governor in the Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2014. Robert Menschel- Legendary Partner/Senior Director at
Goldman Sachs. Mark Neporent - Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Senior Managing Director of
Cerberus Capital Management Ronald P. O'Hanley - President and CEO of
State Street Global Advisors
Sean O'Keefe - former Chairman of Airbus Group, Inc.
Lowell W. Paxson - Founder of Home Shopping Network
Arthur Rock – venture capitalist, cofounder of Intel and father figure to Apple founder Steve Jobs Peter Valdes – co-founder of Tivoli Systems (an IBM Company)
Martin J. Whitman – founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Third Avenue Value Fund
Vishal Sikka - CEO & MD (Designate) Infosys Ltd.
Hospitality, real estate, construction, and architecture [ edit ]
Harley Baldwin – developer in Aspen, Colorado Winston Fisher- Partner,
Bruce Fowle – architect, Fox & Fowle Architects
Adam Gross – architect, Ayers Saint Gross
Wilbur R. Ingalls, Jr. – architect James Kuhn - Principal and President,
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Jonathan Resnick - President, Jack Resnick and Sons
Lorimer Rich – architect, designed the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, DC and the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier in Rome, NY
David Rockwell – founder and CEO, Rockwell Group
Steve Rubell – former Studio 54 club owner
Ian Schrager – hotelier and former Studio 54 club owner
Werner Seligmann – architect
Gianfranco Zaccai – President and CEO, Design Continuum
Thom Filicia – Interior Designer, Author, Television Host
Law and Public Service [ edit ]
Keith Kazmark, Mayor of Woodland Park, New Jersey.
Craig Benson, former New Hampshire Governor
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. – Current Vice-President of the United States, former U.S. Senator from Delaware, Former Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Joseph R. (Beau) Biden, III – Attorney General of Delaware
Dave Bing – Former Mayor of Detroit, NBA Hall of Famer
Jon Bramnick – Current New Jersey Assembly Minority Leader
Angus Cameron – former Senator from Wisconsin
Gary Chan – Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong since 2008
John T. Connor – former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
David Crane – former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
Al D'Amato – former Senator from New York
Willy De Clercq – former European Commissioner for Trade and External Relations, former Belgian Minister of Finance, Foreign Trade, and Budget; former Belgian Deputy Prime Minister
Robert Duffy – Mayor of Rochester, New York - Lt. Governor, New York State
Kwabena Dufuor – Finance Minister of Ghana and former of Governor, Bank of Ghana.
Ronald A. George – Maryland State Delegate
James E. Graves, Jr. – United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Fifth Circuit, formerly Mississippi Supreme Court Justice
Arthur T. Hannett – former Governor of New Mexico
Kathy Hochul – Congresswoman, New York - Lt. Governor, New York State
John Katko - Congressman, New York [7 ]
Randy Kuhl – Congressman, New York
Mordecai Lee – Wisconsin State Senator
Belva A. Lockwood – (GC) First woman to receive her party’s nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court
Oren Lyons – Onondaga Faithkeeper and Global Indigenous Leader
Joanie Mahoney – Onondaga County Executive
Neal P. McCurn – Senior Judge for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Theodore McKee – United States Court of Appeals Chief Judge for the Third Circuit
Rodney C. Moen – Wisconsin State Senator
John H. Mulroy – former Onondaga County Executive
Norman A. Mordue – Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Bismarck Myrick – former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia and Lesotho
Sean O'Keefe – former NASA administrator
Masahide Ota – former Governor of Okinawa, Japan
John Prevas – Circuit Court Judge, City of Baltimore
Elliott Portnoy – Chairman of SNR Denton
Steven Rothman – Congressman, New Jersey
Warren Rudman – former Senator, New Hampshire
Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. – Senior Judge for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Donna Shalala – former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Glenn T. Suddaby – Justice for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
John H. Terry - former U.S. Congressman
Media and communications [ edit ]
Russ Alben – advertising executive, created the Timex tagline, " " It takes a licking and keeps on ticking [9 ]
Marv Albert – sportscaster
David Amber – reporter, ESPN
Damon Amendolara – sportscaster
Gary Apple – sports anchor, SNY
Michael Barkann - Sportscaster, Comcast SportsNet, 94WIP Philadelphia
Len Berman – sportscaster
Matthew Berry – ESPN fantasy sports analyst
Contessa Brewer – broadcast journalist, MSNBC
Samantha Brown – TV host
Steve Bunin – sportscaster, ESPN
Ryan Burr – sportscaster, ESPN & NBC & GolfChannel
Craig Carton – Co-Host, , Boomer and Carton in the Morning WFAN NY
Joe Castiglione – Boston Red Sox radio announcer
Dick Clark – Television Personality, American Bandstand, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
Michael Cole – WWE commentator
Ed Coleman – sportscaster, WFAN NY
Bob Costas – sportscaster, NBC Sports and MLB Network
Bob Dotson – journalist
Ian Eagle – sportscaster, CBS and YES
Emme – plus-size model and TV host
Susan Feeney – journalist, former senior editor for NPR
Marty Glickman – sportscaster
Ariel Helwani – MMA journalist
Larry Hryb – Xbox Live Director of Programming Mimi Jung – Anchor/Reporter at
KING-TV in Seattle Matt Markham-Reporter,WRGB/CBS
Megyn Kelly – co-anchor of "America’s Newsroom," Fox News Channel
Ted Koppel – broadcast journalist, " Nightline"
Larry Kramer – President and Publisher of USA Today
Steve Kroft – co-editor and news correspondent, " 60 Minutes"
Michael Kranish – journalist
Harold E. Martin – Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaperman, Montgomery, Alabama Advertiser
Mike McAlary – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Sean McDonough – sportscaster, ESPN
Joe McNally – photographer
Jeanne Moos – news correspondent, CNN
Will Murray- Researcher and Segment Producer, The Howard Stern Show
Jim Naughtie – British journalist and radio presenter
Diane Nelson – President of DC Entertainment
Bob Neumeier – sportscaster, NBC
Donald Newhouse – president, Advance Publications
S.I. Newhouse, Jr. – Chairman & CEO, Advance Publications/ Chairman, Conde Nast Publications
Greg Papa – sportscaster, Oakland Raiders
Dave Pasch – sportscaster, ESPN
Henry Jarvis Raymond – (GWS), Founder of the New York Times
Dave Roberts – weatherman, broadcaster and presenter, WPVI-TV
Harry M. Rosenfeld – former editor, " Washington Post"
Dave Ryan – sportscaster, ESPN
Adam Schein – SNY, Sirius XM Satellite radio NFL
Bob Shannon – radio DJ/Announcer, CBS-FM New York
Arun Shourie – Padma Bhushan recipient, World Bank Economist, former editor of and Times of India Indian Express
Anish Shroff- ESPNews Anchor
Fred Silverman – former President, NBC
Lakshmi Singh – newscaster, journalist, NPR
Jayson Stark – journalist, sportscaster, ESPN
Dick Stockton – sportscaster
John Sykes – President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises
Mike Tirico – sportscaster, ABC
Adam Zucker - sportscaster/anchor, CBS Sports Network
Science, engineering, medicine, and exploration [ edit ]
Joseph A. Ahearn – Civil Engineer of the U.S. Air Force; member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Albert Baez – developer of the X-ray reflection microscope, physics educator, and father of Joan Baez.
Eileen Collins – NASA astronaut and first female space shuttle commander.
Alice Carter Cook - botanist and writer, first woman PhD in botany from an American university
Nina Fedoroff – geneticist and molecular biologist; Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State. Recipient of the National Medal of Science in 2007.
Joan Feynman – astrophysicist. Younger sister of physicist Richard Feynman.
Edith M. Flanigen – chemist and inventor; winner of the 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
George E. Fox – biologist and chemical engineer; co-discoverer of the Archaea kingdom of organisms
Hermann Gummel – semiconductor device physicist; member of the National Academy of Engineering.
John J. Hopfield - spectroscopist and discoverer of the Hopfield bands of molecular oxygen (O 2).
Robert Jarvik – inventor of the first permanently implantable artificial heart
Joel Lebowitz – statistical physicist; member of the National Academy of Sciences
William Ralph Maxon – botanist and pteridologist.
Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou - pioneer in neuroelectric systems and biomedical engineering education.
Story Musgrave – NASA astronaut.
Ezra T. Newman – theoretical physicist, winner of the 2011 Einstein Prize.
Martin A. Pomerantz – astrophysicist, president emeritus of the Bartol Research Institute, and pioneer of Antarctic astronomy.
Pierre Ramond – string theorist; winner of the 2004 Oskar Klein Medal.
Harry Frederick Recher – ornithologist; winner of the 1994 D.L. Serventy Medal.
Mark Reed – nanotechnology pioneer.
Charles Rosen – robotics; co-founder of Ridge Vineyards.
Joel Rosenbaum – cell biologist; winner of the E. B. Wilson Medal.
Rainer K. Sachs - theoretical astrophysicist, co-discoverer of the Sachs–Wolfe effect.
Michael Streicher – developer of stainless steels; winner of the W. R. Whitney Award.
Sultan bin Salman – first Arab, first Muslim and the youngest person to travel to space.
Salvatore Torquato – theoretical scientist who does research at the interface of physics, chemistry, and engineering.
James Tour – organic chemist and nanotechnologist.
Clarence Abiathar Waldo – mathematician and educator known for his role in the 1897 Indiana Pi Bill affair.
Will Allen – football player
Joe Alexander – football player
Gary Anderson – football player, former NFL record holder
Carmelo Anthony – basketball player, New York Knicks
Michael Carter-Williams – basketball player, Philadelphia 76ers
Art Baker – football player
Mathieu Beaudoin - football player
Dave Bing – basketball player, current mayor of Detroit, Michigan.
Jim Boeheim – basketball player and coach, Syracuse University, member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame
Nathan Bombrys — Managing Director of the Glasgow Warriors, a professional Scottish rugby union club
Jim Brown – football player, lacrosse player, actor, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Keith Bulluck – football player
Rob Burnett – football player
Delone Carter – football player
Derrick Coleman – basketball player
John Coleman – baseball player
Jim Collins – football player
Tom Coughlin – football coach, New York Giants
Larry Csonka – football player
Donovin Darius – football player
Al Davis – NFL owner
Ernie Davis – football player, Heisman Trophy winner
John Desko – lacrosse coach
Sherman Douglas – basketball player
Dennis DuVal – basketball player
Randy Edsall – college football coach
Joe Ehrmann – football player
David Falk – Founder, SFX Basketball Group
Mickey Fallon – football player
Jonny Flynn – basketball player
Dwight Freeney – football player
Jim Frugone – football player
Gary Gait – lacrosse player
Paul Gait – lacrosse player
Jerami Grant – pro basketball player
Donte Greene – pro basketball player
Tim Green – football player
Morlon Greenwood – football player
Marvin Harrison – football player
Jason Hart – basketball player
Qadry Ismail – football player
Tanard Jackson – football player
Paul Jappe – football player
Arthur Jones - football player; currently competing for the NFL on the Colts
Chandler Jones - football player; currently playing for the Patriots
Tebucky Jones – football player
Wesley Johnson – basketball player, Phoenix Suns
Daryl Johnston – football player
Dwayne Joseph – football player
Kris Joseph – basketball player, Brooklyn Nets
Mark Kerr, NCAA Wrestling Champion; retired MMA fighter; 2-time UFC Heavyweight Tournament Winner [10 ]
Rob Konrad – football player
Jim Konstanty – major league baseball pitcher
Floyd Little – football player
John Mackey – former NFL tight end, has college award named after him
Olindo Mare – football player, Carolina Panthers
Doug Marrone – football coach
Donovan McNabb – football player, Free Agent
Gerry McNamara – basketball player
Don McPherson – football player
Dave Meggyesy – football player
Fab Melo – basketball player
Eddie Miller – basketball player
Art Monk – football player; NFL Hall of Fame inductee
Tim Moresco – football player
Joe Morris – football player
Larry Morris – football player
Lawrence Moten – basketball player
Tom Myers – football player
Jim Nance – football player
Ryan Nassib – football player, New York Giants
Doc Oberlander, former baseball player [11 ]
Henry Obst – football player
Louis Orr – basketball player
Billy Owens – basketball player
Greg Paulus – football player and former Duke University basketball player
Scott Pioli - NFL executive
Casey Powell – lacrosse player
Mikey Powell – lacrosse player
Ryan Powell – lacrosse player
Myer Prinstein – Olympic medalist
Andy Rautins – basketball player
Richard Ricco – NBC Sports
Jim Ridlon, former professional football player and renowned sports painter and sculptor
Jim Ringo – football player
Victor Ross – lacrosse player
Mike Rotunda – professional wrestler
Danny Schayes – basketball player
Gerhard Schwedes – football player
Scott Schwedes – football player
Rony Seikaly – basketball player
Wilmeth Sidat-Singh – football and basketball player
Kaseem Sinceno – football player
Walt Singer – football player
Anthony Smith – football player
Walt Sweeney – football player
Kathrine Switzer – marathon runner
Etan Thomas – basketball player
David Tyree – football player
Dion Waiters – basketball player
John Wallace – basketball player
Stan Walters – football player
Hakim Warrick – basketball player, Phoenix Suns
Dwayne Washington – basketball player
Otis Wilson – football player
Paul Young- Jamaican soccer player/manager
Shamarko Thomas – football player
Entertainment and Performing Arts [ edit ]
Elfriede Abbe – sculptor [12 ]
Lynn Ahrens – musical theatre lyricist
Martin Bandier - Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV
Darryl Bell – actor
Craig Borten – screenwriter
Eric Bress – film director and screenwriter
Tim Calpin – screenwriter
Warren Casey – writer, lyricist, screenwriter
Felix Cavaliere – singer with The Rascals
Priscilla Chan – singer
Dick Clark – host of ; television producer American Bandstand
John Curran – film director and screenwriter
Taye Diggs – actor
Heather Dubrow - actress; cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County
Peter Falk – actor
Gary Farmer – actor
Vera Farmiga – actress
Judy Freudberg – screenwriter
Jami Gong – stand-up comedian
Carl Gottlieb – screenwriter; vice-president of the Writers Guild of America, West
Peter Guber – CEO of Mandalay Entertainment and Co-owner of the Golden State Warriors Nicholas Gurewitch – cartoonist; author of
The Perry Bible Fellowship
Jay Harrington – actor
Elizabeth Hendrickson – actress
Miriam Hopkins – actress
Garland Jeffreys – musician
Miss Jones – radio DJ and singer
Joe Klotz – film editor
Lisa Lampanelli – comedian
Frank Langella – actor Frost/Nixon
Riki Lindhome – actress
Sam Lloyd – actor, musician
Frank Marion – motion picture pioneer
Andy Mineo – rapper, singer, producer, director, actor and minister
Neal McDonough – actor
Sterling Morrison – musician
Suzanne Pleshette – actress
Lou Reed – musician
Kevin Michael Richardson – actor
Maria Sansone – television presenter
Reid Scott – actor
Tom Everett Scott – actor
Matt Singer – media personality
Aaron Sorkin – screenwriter The Social Network, The West Wing, Moneyball
Lexington Steele – actor, director, and owner of Mercenary Motion Pictures and Black Viking Pictures Inc.
Jerry Stiller – actor
Habib Tabani – Pakistani ghazal singer and industrialist
Arielle Tepper – Broadway producer
Mark Tinker – television producer/director
Stephen A. Unger – executive recruiter, media and entertainment business
Jimmy Van Heusen – Academy Award winning composer
Bill Viola – video artist
Michael H. Weber – screenwriter
Peter Weller – actor
Vanessa Williams – singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, Penthouse model
Pete Yorn – musician Andrew Taggart - Co-founder/producer/Dj of "
Notable educators [ edit ]
William Alston – philosopher.
Julia Alvarez – poet, novelist, and essayist.
Richard Arnowitt – theoretical physicist.
Donna Artz – attorney and legal scholar.
Abhay Ashtekar – theoretical physicst and creator of the Ashtekar variables for quantum gravity.
Ernst Bacon – prolific composer.
A. P. Balachandran – theoretical particle physicist.
Peter Bergmann – won the Einstein Prize for research on quantum gravity.
Howard Boatwright – Music School dean.
Philip Booth – poet.
Arthur C. Brooks
Horace Campbell, Department of African American Studies and Department of Political Science
Massimo Carmassi – architect.
Linda Carty Department of African American Studies and Department of Sociology
Bill Cole – musician, author (Department of African American Studies)
Raymond Carver – short story writer.
David Crane – former Chief Prosecutor for Special Court of the Sierra Leone
Junot Diaz – writer
Geoffrey C. Fox – theoretical physicist and computer scientist.
Joshua N. Goldberg – theoretical physicist noted for work on general relativity.
John Langston Gwaltney, African American professor of anthropology, author of Drylongso: A Self Portrait of Black America.
Per Brinch Hansen – computer scientist.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin – former Director of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (2003–2005), and chief economic policy adviser to U.S. Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.
Mary Karr – writer and poet.
Arthur Komar – theoretical physicist.
Melvin Lax – theoretical physicist and member of the National Academy of Sciences
Donald Marolf – theoretical physicist who has worked on quantum gravity and relativity.
Roscoe C. Martin (1903-1972), Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University from 1949 to 1972.
Janis Mayes – Author, literary critic.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan – Senator from New York, political scientist
Ivan Meštrović – sculptor and artist
Micere Mugo – poet and playwright (Department of African American Studies, Department of Literature)
Ei-ichi Negishi – chemist, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize.
Alexander Rosenberg –
George Saunders – writer.
Milton Sernett – historian, author (Department of African American Studies, Department of History)
Delmore Schwartz – poet.
Huston Smith – religious studies scholar
Lee Smolin – theoretical physicist noted for work on quantum gravity.
Rafael Sorkin – theoretical physicist noted for work on quantum gravity.
Eileen Strempel – soprano, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
George Sudarshan – theoretical physicist, winner of the Dirac Prize.
Robert Thompson – media historian
Mark Trodden – theoretical cosmologist.
Betty Miller Unterberger – historian
Peter Van Inwagen
Kameshwar C. Wali – theoretical physicist, author
Tobias Wolff – writer
Notable commencement speakers & honored guests [ edit ]
Nicholas Kristof- New York Times Columnist 2012 −
Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer, and playwright 2011 –
J. Craig Venter, American biologist and entrepreneur, President of J. Craig Venter Institute 2010 –
Jamie Dimon, CEO JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2009 –
Joseph R. Biden Jr., Vice President of the United States of America 2008 –
Bob Woodruff, ABC News journalist 2007 –
Frank McCourt, author/Pulitzer Prize winner 2006 –
Billy Joel, composer and singer 2005 –
Jane Goodall, primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist 2004 –
Phylicia Rashad, actress 2003 –
Bill Clinton, former U.S. President, 1993–2001 2002 –
Rudolph Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, 1994–2001 2001 –
Eileen Collins, American astronaut 2000 –
Ted Koppel, American journalist 1999 –
Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator (D-NY), 1999–present 1998 –
Robert Fulghum, author, essayist 1995 –
Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1993–2001 1994 –
Kurt Vonnegut, novelist 1990 –
William Safire, journalist 1989 –
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator (D-NY) 1988 –
Malcolm Forbes 1986 –
Mario Cuomo, Governor of New York 1983 -
Daniel Boorstin, Director, Library of Congress 1982 –
Ted Koppel, journalist 1981 –
Alexander Haig, U.S. Secretary of State, 1981–1982 1980 –
Bill Moyers, journalist 1979 –
Tom Brokaw, journalist 1978 –
William Safire, journalist 1973 –
Edward M. Kennedy, U.S. Senator (D-MA), 1962–2009 1969 –
William F. Buckley, journalist 1968 –
Walter Cronkite 1966 –
Nelson Rockefeller, Governor of New York, 1959–1973 1965 –
Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator (D-NY), 1965–1968 1961 –
Ayn Rand, novelist 1960 –
Harry S. Truman, former U.S. President, 1945–1953 1959 –
Robert Frost, poet 1957 –
John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator (D-MA), 1953–1960 1937 –
Herbert Hoover, former U.S. President, 1929–1933 1930 –
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor of New York, 1928–1932
References [ edit ]