List of University of Delaware people


List of University of Delaware people

"The following is a list of University of Delaware graduates."

Notable alumni/ae

ports

* Mike Adams - Current professional football player
* Scott Brunner - Football player
* Bob Carpenter Jr - Former owner, Philadelphia Phillies
* Bill Cubit - Former wide receiver, Head Football Coach at Western Michigan University
* Richard Dean - fashion and advertising photographer, former player for Canadian Football League
* Joe Flacco - QB for the NFL Baltimore Ravens
* Rich Gannon - Football player / NFL Analyst CBS Sports
* John Grant, Jr. - Lacrosse Player
* Bob Greene - Fitness guru
* Dallas Green - MLB player & manager
* Andy Hall - Football player
* Mike Koplove- MLB player
* Jeff Komlo - Former NFL quarterback
* Scott Levy (wrestler) (aka Raven) - Professional wrestler
* Joe McGrail - Football Player
* Kevin Mench - Baseball player
* Tom Mees - ESPN anchor
* Ben Patrick - American football player
* David Raymond - Original Phillie Phanatic
* Alex Smith - Lacrosse player
* Adam Scevola - Former Baseball Player and now Hitting Coach
* Vic Willis - Hall of Fame Baseball Player

Business

* Kurt Akeley - Computer graphics engineer
* Dave DeWalt - CEO, McAfee, Inc.
* David Heitzer - Vice President, Commercial & Industrial Marketing, Reliant Energy
* Adam Osborne - Computing pioneer
* Larry Probst - Chairman of the Board - Electronic Arts (Formerly CEO)
* Ömer Sabancı - Turkish businessman
* LizAnn Sonders - Wall Street Investment Guru
* Ken Whitney - Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Group
* Marna C. Whittington - COO of Allianz Global Investors

Authors

* Maureen Johnson - Author

Artists

* Michael Barone (photographer) - Art Photographer

Politics

* L. Heisler Ball – Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Congressman
* Joseph Biden – Current Democratic Party Vice Presidential Nominee, U.S. Senator, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
* J. Caleb Boggs – Former U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressman, Governor of Delaware
* Daniel E. Button - Former U.S. Congressman
* Thomas R. Carper – Current U.S. Senator, former U.S. Congressman and Governor of Delaware
* Thomas Clayton – Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Congressman
* Kendel Sibiski Ehrlich – Former First Lady of Maryland
* J. Allen Frear, Jr. – Former U.S. Senator
* Don B. Hughes – former Maryland State Delegate
* Thomas McKean – signer of the Declaration of Independence
* Louis McLane – Former U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
* David Plouffe – Campaign Manager of the Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008, Political Consultant ("note: did not graduate")
* George Read – signer of the Declaration of Independence
* George R. Riddle – Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Congressman
* Steve Schmidt - Campaign Manager of the John McCain presidential campaign, 2008 ("note: did not graduate")
* James Smith – signer of the Declaration of Independence
* Nick Smith - Former U.S. Congressman from Michigan

Entertainment

* Clifford Brown- Jazz trumpeter - briefly attended
* Steve Harris - Actor
* Page Kennedy - Actor
* Mark McClafferty - Film and television producer and writer
* Matt O'Donnell - WPVI morning achorman
* Susan Stroman - Broadway director, Choreographer, Performer
* George Thorogood - Blues-rock singer and guitarist
* Dilshad Vadsaria - Actress

Education

* John L. Anderson - Current President of Illinois Institute of Technology
* John C. Cavanaugh - Psychology professor, president of University of West Florida
* Rakesh Jain - Professor of tumor biology at Harvard Medical School
* John A. Munroe - Historian
* James W. Wagner - Current President of Emory University

Judicial

* Christopher Christie - Current U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
* Hugh M. Morris - Former Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
* Leonard Stark - Magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
* Leo E. Strine, Jr. -- Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
* John E. Wallace, Jr. - Current Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court

Journalism

* Jeff Pearlman - Journalist

Military

* Robert W. Kirkwood - American Revolution officer
* Julian Smith - World War II United States Marine Corps general

cience

* Lodewijk van den Berg - Astronaut

Notable Current or Former Faculty

* Gene Ball- Computer Science
* Allen Barnett- Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
* Ralph Begleiter- Communications & Political Science, Distinguished Journalist in Residence
* Linda Gottfredson- Educational Psychology
* Richard Hanley- Philosophy
* Donald West Harward- Philosophy, former president of Bates College
* Raymond W. Kirkbride- Organized the first in the nation study abroad program in 1928
* Muqtedar Khan- Political Science
* David Legates- Climatology
* Leo Lemay- English
* David L. Mills- Electrical and Computer Engineering
* David L. Norton- Philosophy
* Arnold L. Rheingold- Chemistry
* David Smith (baseball historian)- Biology
* Charles Tilly- Social scientist
* Shien Biau Woo- Physics and Astronomy, former Lieutenant Governor of Delaware

Notable Honorary Degree recipients

* Robert Ballard- 2001 - Oceanographer, discoverer of the RMS Titanic [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/ballard.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Sen. Joesph Biden- 2004 - United States Senator (D-Delaware) [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2004/bidenaddress052904.html Biden urges grads to be informed participants in the world ] ]
* Edward G. Boehne- 2001 - President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/boehne.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* John C. Bogle- 1999 - Founder and CEO of the The Vanguard Group [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/bogle.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Ben Carson, M.D.- 1997 - American neurosurgeon [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/carson.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.- 2002 - Business historian [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/chandler.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Rita R. Colwell- 2003 - Former Director of the National Science Foundation [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/colwell.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* William B. DeLauder- 2005 - Former president of Delaware State University [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2005/mar/degree053105.html William DeLauder awarded honorary degree ] ]
* Louis Freeh- 1999 - Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/freeh.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Adrian Hall- 2007 - British actor, thespian [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2007/jan/degree012307.html Thespian Adrian Hall receives honorary degree ] ]
* Daisaku Ikeda- 2000 - Buddhist religious leader, President of Soka Gakkai International [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/ikeda.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Paul R. Jones- 2004 - Art collector, Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2005/jul/convo083004.html UD welcomes Class of 2008 ] ]
* Audrey F. Manley- 2002 - Former United States Surgeon General, Current President of Spelman College [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/manley.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Geoffrey Marcy- 2004 - Astronomer, discoverer of the first extrasolar planet 51 Pegasi b [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2004/honors052504.html UD trustees select nine individuals for special honors ] ]
* J. W. Marriott, Jr.- 2005 - Founder of Marriot International [ [http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PR2005_1st/Feb05_MarriottHens.html The University of Delaware Conferrs Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree on J. Willard Marriott Jr. / February 2005 ] ]
* Mary McAleese- 2002- Current President of Ireland [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/01-02/eirepresident101102.html President of Ireland receives honorary doctor of laws degree ] ]
* Sen. George J. Mitchell- 2003 - Former United States Senator (D-Maine) [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/mitchell.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Joseph Neubauer- 2006 - CEO of ARAMARK [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2006/may/neubauer050406.html ARAMARK CEO awarded honorary degree ] ]
* Russell W. Peterson- 2006 - Former Governor of Delaware, scientist [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2006/may/peterson052706.html Environmentalist Russell W. Peterson receives honorary degree ] ]
* Martin A. Pomerantz- 2001 - American physicist and astronomer [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/pomerantz.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Cal Ripken Jr. - 2008 - American baseball player [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2008/may/honoraries053108.html Seven leaders, scholars receive honorary degrees ] ]
* Sen. William V. Roth- 2003 - Former United States Senator (R-Delaware) [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/roth.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Walter K. Stapleton- 1998 - Federal Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [ [http://www.udel.org/alumni/awards/stapleton.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Susan Stroman- 2005 - Tony Award-winning Broadway director, choreographer, film director, and performer. [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2006/oct/degree103105.html Susan Stroman receives honorary doctorate ] ]
* W.D. Snodgrass- 2005 - American poet [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2005/mar/snodgrass052805.html W.D. Snodgrass receives doctor of humane letters ] ]
* Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey- 2003 - Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/veasey.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Craig Venter- 2004 - American biologist, Founder of the The Institute for Genomic Research [ [http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2004/venter040804.html Human genome icon speaks at UD April 16 ] ]
* Paul A. Volcker- 2001 - Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/volcker.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Sen. John J. Williams- 1975 - Former United States Senator (R-Delaware) [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/honorary60to97.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]
* Jamie Wyeth- 2002 - American realist painter [ [http://udel.org/alumni/awards/wyeth.html This page is now located at UDConnection.com! ] ]

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