- The Arts and Literature
- Business and Industry
- Humanitarian Work
- Law and Government
- Historic Figures
June Jordan ’53, poet, playwright, and essayist, and activist for human and political rights
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"
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
Aurelia Brazeal ’61— Diplomat-in-residence, Howard University; former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia, Kenya, and Micronesia (first U.S. ambassador to the latter)
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 — 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
Connie Guion 1902 — First female doctor to teach in a medical school