Will Ackerman ’67—Founder and former CEO, Windham Hill Records; producer, composer, musician; winner of 2005 Grammy Award for best New Age album
Natalie Cole ’68—Grammy Award-winning vocalist; albums include Leavin’, Unforgettable…with Love, Everlasting
Yaya DaCosta ’00 (née Johnson)—TV, film, and stage actress; Broadway debut in "The First Breeze of Summer"; films include "Take the Lead," "Honeydripper," "The Shanghai Hotel," "The Kids are All Right"
Lawrence Ferlinghetti ’37—Beat-generation poet, co-owner of City Lights Bookstore and publishing house
Donald Glascoff ’63—Executive producer of Academy Award-winning documentary feature "Taxi to the Dark Side"
David Hartman ’52—Television host, writer, and producer; former host of ABC’s Good Morning America
Laura Linney ’82—Academy Award-nominated actress, films include "The Savages," "The Nanny Diaries," "Kinsey," "You Can Count on Me"; Emmy and Golden Globe winner for best actress, HBO miniseries "John Adams"
Kim Raver ’85—Television and film actress; leading roles on "24," "Third Watch," "Lipstick Jungle"
Neil Sheehan ’54—Journalist and author; winner of 1989 Pulitzer Prize for A Bright Shining Lie; obtained Pentagon Papers for New York Times in 1971
Uma Thurman ’88—Academy Award-nominated actress; films include "The Producers," "Pulp Fiction," "Dangerous Liaisons," "Kill Bill"
June Meyer Jordan '53—Poet and author
S. Prestley Blake ’34—Cofounder, Friendly Ice Cream
Amy Domini ’68—Founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments; creator of the Domini 400 Social Index; author of Socially Responsible Investing and The Challenges of Wealth
William Rhodes ’53—President, chairman, and CEO of Citibank, NA; senior vice chairman of Citigroup
Arn Chorn-Pond ’86—Founder of Children of War, Peacemakers, and Cambodia Master performers Program; winner of Reebok Human Rights Award
Kimmie Weeks ’01—Liberian child rights activist, UN advisor, director of Youth Action International/Peace for Kids
James Nabrit III '48—Prominent Civil Rights Attorney
Aurelia Brazeal ’61—Diplomat-in-residence, Howard University; former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia, Kenya, and Micronesia (first U.S. ambassador to latter)
Valerie Jarrett '74—White House Senior Advisor and Assistant to President Barack Obama for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison and head of president's panel on women and children
J. Stapleton Roy ’52— Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson Center; former U.S. ambassador to Singapore, Indonesia, and People’s Republic of China
Anna Diggs Taylor ’50—Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (first black woman appointed to that role)
Dallas Baker ’02—Wide receiver for University of Florida Gators (winner 2006–07 college football national championship)
Merritt Carey ’87—Member of first all-female crew in America’s Cup yacht race; member of first co-ed America’s Cup crew
Oliver Drake ’06—Right-hand pitcher for the U.S. Naval Academy, drafted by the Baltimore Orioles
Brian Pothier ’96—Defenseman for National Hockey League team Washington Capitals
Frank Shorter ’65—Founding chairman of U.S. Anti-Doping Agency; TV sports commentator; gold medal-winner in 1972 Olympic marathon and silver in 1976
Brian Strait '06—Defenseman for National Hockey League team Pittsburgh Penguins
Edward Said 1953—Scholar, professor, writer, critic; leading U.S. advocate for Palestinian cause