- The Arts and Literature
- Business and Industry
- Humanitarian Work
- Law and Government
- Historic Figures
Tessa Gobbo ’09 — Rowing gold medalist at the 2016 Olympics in the US women's eight boat
Jae-youl Kim ’87, executive vice president of the Organizing Committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, the first time winter games have been held in Korea.
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 — American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball. Previously played for the Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, and Minnesota Twins.
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
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 — 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 Booksellers & Publishers
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"
June Jordan ’53, poet, playwright, and essayist, and activist for human and political rights
Carolyn Kuan ‘95, award-winning music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and a shooting star in the world of conducting.
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
- Sam ’88 and Mariah Draper ’89 Calagione P’18 — founders of Dogfish Head Brewery
- Seamus Mullen ’92, award-winning New York chef, restauranteur, and cookbook author. Mullen is known for his inventive yet approachable Spanish cuisine, and is a leading authority on health and wellness.
- S. Prestley Blake ’34 — Co-founder, 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 Cambodian 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
Richard W. Mueller '62 — Senior career diplomat who spent 32 years with the US Department of State as a China and Asia hand, culminating with a three-year assignment as the American Consul General and Chief of Mission (Ambassador) to Hong Kong 1993-96. Following his Foreign Service career, Mueller began a second career in education as head of school in Hong Kong and Shanghai and as NMH's head of school from 1998 through 2005, leading the school through the strategic planning and transition to one campus.
Aurelia Brazeal ’61 — Diplomat-in-residence, Howard University; former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia, Kenya, and Micronesia (first U.S. ambassador to the latter)
- William Morgan 1893 — Inventor of volleyball
- Lee DeForest 1893 — Inventor of vacuum tube; called “father of radio”
- Juliana Rieser Force 1900 — Founding director, Whitney Museum of American Art
- Pixley ka Isaka Seme 1902 — Founder of African National Congress (ANC)
- Connie Guion 1902 — First female doctor to teach in a medical school
- Henry Roe Cloud 1906 — Founder of first U.S. high school for Native Americans
- DeWitt Wallace 1907 — Founder, Reader’s Digest
- Monroe Smith 1919 — Founder of American Youth Hostels
- Bette Davis 1927 — Academy Award-winning actress
- Tad Mosel 1940 — Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
- James McLamore 1943 — Co-founder and former chairman, Burger King