The Catholic University of America

Alumni Relations

Architecture

  • Leo A. Daly, III, FAIA, B.Arch. 1967 — Chairman and CEO of Leo A. Daly Company
  • Benjamin T. Rome, M.Arch. 1934* — Former CEO of Clark Construction

Arts & Entertainment

  • Harolyn Blackwell, B.M. 1977, M.M. 1980 — world-renown lyric soprano
  • Walter Bobbie, M.A. 1985 — Tony Award-winning theater director and choreographer
  • Philip Bosco, B.A. 1957 — Broadway actor
  • Brian Cali, B.M. 2005 — Broadway actor
  • Patrick Carfizzi, B.M. 1996 — notable bass-baritone
  • Patricia A. Carroll, B.A. 1949 — actor, the voice of Ursula in Disney's Little Mermaid
  • Rose Hemingway, B.M. 2005 — Broadway actress
  • Jane Henson, Class of 1959* — puppeteer and former co-owner of The Jim Henson Company
  • Siobhan Fallon Hogan, M.F.A. 1985 — Hollywood actor
  • John Lescault, B.A. 1980 — Hollywood actor
  • Kathryn Jean Lopez, B.A. 1997 — editor for the National Review
  • John Carroll Lynch, B.F.A. 1986 — Hollywood actor
  • Laurence Luckinbill, M.F.A. 1958 — Hollywood actor
  • Ed McMahon, B.A. 1949* — comedian
  • Jason Miller, M.A. 1964* — Pulitzer-prize winning playwright and actor
  • George Motz, B.A 1990 — documentary filmmaker and foodie
  • Alex Nesmith, B.E.E. 1990 — record producer
  • David Paterson, B.A. 1989 — Hollywood screenwriter, actor, and producer
  • Martin Puryear, B.A. 1963 — notable sculptor
  • Christopher Sarandon, Jr., M.F.A. 1967 — Hollywood actor
  • Susan Sarandon, B.A. 1968 — Hollywood actor
  • John Slattery, B.F.A. 1984 — Hollywood actor
  • W. Gresham Striegel, B.A. 1990 — Executive Producer, NBC News
  • Brandie Sutton, M.M. 2009 — lyric soprano
  • Paula A. Vogel, B.A. 1974 — Pulitzer-prize winning playwright
  • Jon Voight, B.A. 1960 — Hollywood actor
  • Lisa Ann Walter, B.F.A. 1983 — Hollywood actor and comedian
  • Audrey Wasilewski, B.A. 1989 — Hollywood actor
  • Colleen Zenk, Class of 1973 — Broadway actor

Athletics

  • John Becker, B.A. 1990 — Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Vermont
  • Michael J. Bidwill, J.D. 1991 — President of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals
  • Brian M. Cashman, B.A. 1989 — General Manager of MLB's New York Yankees
  • Tim Connelly, B.A. 1999 — General Manager of the NBA's Denver Nuggets
  • Frank Coonelly, J.D. 1986, President of MLB's Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Martin Hurney, B.A. 1993 — Former General Manager of the NFL's Carolina Panthers
  • Ryan Hyland, B.A. 2011, M.S.B.A. 2014, — Head Men's Basketball Coach, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY
  • James Patsos, B.A. 1989 — Head Men's Basketball Coach, Siena College, NY
  • Walter "Wally" Pipp, Class of 1913* — Former MLB player for the New York Yankees

Business

  • Robert Comstock, Esq., B.A. 1958, J.D., J.C.L. 1964 — Chairman and CEO of the National Capital Bank of Washington
  • Robert Craves, B.A. 1965* — Co-founder of Costco Wholesale, Inc.
  • James Dinegar, B.A. 1982 — President and CEO of Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • John Carl Erickson, M.A. 1968 — Founder of Erickson Retirement Communities
  • Nessa Feddis, J.D. 1983 — Senior Vice President, American Bankers Association
  • Edward Liddy, B.A. 1968 — Former CEO of AIG, Allstate Insurance
  • Carol Nacy, B.A. 1970, M.S. 1975, Ph.D. 1977 — CEO of Sequella, Inc.
  • Michael Petruzello, B.A. 1982 — CEO of Qorvis Communications
  • Timothy Scheve, B.A. 1980 — CEO of Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
  • Andy Shallal, B.S. 1975 — owner of Busboys & Poets restaurants
  • Vincent Sheehy, B.A. 1951 — Chairman of Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc.
  • Suzanne Strassburger, B.A. 1989 — CEO of Strassburger Meats
  • Joseph A. Unanue, B.M.E. 1950* — Former chair and CEO of Goya Foods, Inc.
  • James T. Vanderslice, Ph.D. 1966 — Former CEO of Dell, Inc.
  • Michael Warsaw, B.A. 1986 — CEO of EWTN

Education Administration

  • Jack P. Calareso, J.D. 1998 — President of St. Joseph's College (NY)
  • Rev. Dennis Dease, J.C.L. 1978 — President of University of Thomas (MN)
  • Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., M.A. 1983 — President of Villanova University (PA)
  • Vice Adm. Paul Gaffney II, U.S.N., M.S. 1970, D.Ed. 2003 — President of Monmouth University (NJ)
  • Mark A. Heckler, M.F.A. 1979 — President of Valparaiso University (IN)
  • Joseph Jabbra, Ph.D. 1971 — President of Lebanese American University (Lebanon)
  • Jonathan Lash, M.A. 1972, J.D. 1974 — President of Hampshire College (MA)
  • Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., S.T.D. 1977 — President of Niagara University (NY)
  • Br. F. Edward Coughlin, O.F.M., M.A. 1973, Ph.D. 1976 — President of Siena College (NY)
  • Sr. Anne Munley, I.H.M., M.A. 1973 — President of Marywood University (PA)
  • Barbara Murphy, B.A. 1969 — President of Johnson State College (VT)
  • Rev. Bernard F. O'Connor, O.S.F.S., B.A. 1969, M.A. 1972, Ph.D. 1986 — President of DeSales University (PA)
  • J. Michael Pressimone, B.F.A. 1981 — President of Fontbonne University (MO)
  • Rev. Stephen J. Privett, S.J., M.A. 1982, Ph.D. 1985 — President of the University of San Francisco (CA)
  • Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Ph.L. 1985 — President of Providence College (RI)
  • Rev. James Patrick Shea, Ph.B. 1997, Ph.L. 1998 — President of the University of Mary (ND)
  • Rev. Sean O. Sheridan, T.O.R., J.C.L. 2007, J.C.D. 2009 — President of Franciscan University (OH)
  • Raymond A. Yannuzzi, Ph.D. 1996 — President of Camden County College (NJ)

Fashion

  • Nina Caccioppoli O'Neil, B.A. 2004 — founder of Ciao Nina
  • Nicholas D'Aurizio, B.S. Arch. 2005 — founder of Nico Lena
  • Julia Farr Connolly, J.D. 1993 — founder of Julia Farr DC
  • Betsy Garcete, B.A. 2008, M.S.M. 2015 — founder of Zophia

Law

  • Alice S. Fisher, J.D. 1992 — Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice
  • The Hon. Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, B.A. 1965, J.D. 1968 — Justice for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • The Hon. John T. Noonan, Jr., M.A. 1949, Ph.D. 1951 — Senior Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • The Hon. Peggy A. Quince, J.D. 1975 — Justice for the Florida Supreme Court

Media

  • Richard Diefenbach, Jr., B.A. 1984 — President of RPD Associates, LLC
  • J. Peter Donald, B.A. 2010 — spokesperson for FBI's NYC Office
  • Maureen Dowd, B.A. 1973 — writer for the New York Times Company
  • Mary Alice Dwyer-Dobbin, M.F.A. 1967 — retired CEO of Procter and Gamble Productions
  • Julie Nixon Eisenhower, M.A. 1972 — writer and former Assistant Managing Editor for the Saturday Evening Post
  • Alfred Gough, III, B.A. 1989 — co-creator of "Smallville," Hollywood film producer
  • Sheilah Kast, B.A. 1971 — anchor for Monday Morning on WYPR
  • Joshua McElwee, B.A. 2009 — national correspondent for the National Catholic Review
  • Alberto R. Ortiz, B.A. 1973 — executive producer for CBS News
  • Tara Petrolino, B.A. 2003 — ESPN sportscaster
  • Marguerite Pohlmann, B.A. 2005 — editor, The Meredith Vieira Show
  • Ryan Reilly, B.A. 2009 — reporter for The Huffington Post
  • Angela Santomero, B.A. 1990 — creator of "Blues Clues"
  • Rosanna Scotto, B.F.A. 1980 — TV co-anchor for Good Day New York
  • Joseph St. George, B.A. 2011 — TV reporter for Denver, Colo.'s Fox 31
  • Josie Swantek, B.A. 2000 — documentary filmmaker, founder of Run Riot Films
  • Dennis Wholey, B.A. 1959 — writer and interviewer for This is America with Dennis Wholey on PBS
  • Brian Williams, Class of 1980 — anchor for MSNBC

Nursing

  • Brigadier General William T. Bester, M.S.N. 1985 — Chief, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Commanding General, U.S. Army
  • Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
  • Dr. M. Louise Fitzpatrick, R.N., F.A.A.N., B.S.N. 1966 — former Dean of the Villanova University School of Nursing
  • Dorothy Fontaine, R.N., F.A.A.N., Ph.D. 1987 — Dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • Amy Freeman, B.S.N. 1981 — President and CEO, Providence Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Catherine Gilliss, M.S.N. 1974 — Dean of the Duke University School of Nursing
  • Colonel Mary Lou Keener, USAF (Ret.), B.S.N. 1966, J.D. 1982 — General Counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • James McCann, Ph.D. 1982 — Dean of the University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing
  • Patricia Watts Kelley, R.N., F.N.P., G.N.P., F.A.A.N.P., Ph.D. 2000, — health sciences officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Politics & Public Service

  • Robert P. Casey, Jr., J.D. 1988 — U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
  • Thomas Donilon, B.A. 1977 — Former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama
  • Edward W. Gillespie, B.A. 1983 — Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee
  • Thomas R. Harkin, J.D. 1972 — Former U.S. Senator from Iowa
  • Mitchell J. Landrieu, B.A. 1982 — Mayor of New Orleans
  • Terence R. McAuliffe, B.A. 1979 — Governor of Virginia
  • John J. McCarthy, Jr., B.A. 1974 — Montgomery County Maryland State Attorney
  • The Honorable Thomas P. Melady, M.A. 1952, Ph.D. 1955* — Former Ambassador to the Vatican, Burundi, and Uganda
  • Samuel Mok, M.A. 1982 — Former CFO for the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Martin O'Malley, B.A. 1985 — Former Governor of Maryland
  • Timothy Shriver, M.A. 1988 — CEO of Special Olympics
  • Tommy Wells, J.D. 1991 — Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
  • David Mao, M.S.L.S. 1999 — Law Librarian of Congress

Religious Life

  • Raymond L. Cardinal Burke, D.D., J.C.D. 1970 — Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura at the Vatican
  • Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson, Licentiate 1979 — Archbishop of St. Louis, Mo.
  • Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, D.D. 1971 — Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Tex.
  • Timothy M. Cardinal Dolan, M.A. 1981, Ph.D. 1985 — Archbishop of New York, N.Y.
  • Francis Cardinal George, M.A. 1966* — Archbishop of Chicago, Ill.
  • Roger Cardinal Mahony, M.S.W. 1964 — Archbishop of Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Most Rev. David O'Connell, C.M., J.C.L. 1987, J.C.D. 1990 — Bishop of Trenton, N.J.
  • Sean Patrick Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Ph.D. 1978 — Archbishop of Boston, Mass.
  • Most Rev. Orlando Quevedo, O.M.I., S.T.B. 1964 — Archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines
  • Justin Cardinal Rigali, S.T.B. 1961 — retired Archbishop of Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Luis A. Cardinal Tagle, S.T.L. 1987, S.T.D. 1992 — Archbishop of Manila, Philippines
  • Donald W. Cardinal Wuerl, B.A. 1962, M.A. 1963 — Archbishop of Washington, DC

Science & Engineering

  • Joseph Carlini, B.M.E. 1984 — CEO of McKean Defense Group, LLC
  • Michael D. Griffin, M.S.E. 1974 — Former Administrator of NASA
  • Charles H. Kaman, B.A.E. 1940* — founder of Kaman Aerospace Corporation and Fender
  • Hugh Everett, B.S. Chem. E. 1953* — physicist who proposed Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum physics

Service

  • J. Paul Molloy, J.D. 1965 — co-founder and CEO of Oxford House
  • Kevin Ryan, B.A. 1989 — President and CEO, Covenant House

Alumni on the Road to Sainthood

  • Cardinal Terence Cooke, M.S.W. 1949* — former cardinal of the Archdiocese of New York, Servant of God
  • Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, J.C.B. 1920* — host of "Life is Worth Living", Venerable
  • Rev. Emil Kapaun, M.A. 1948* — Medal of Honor Recipient, Servant of God

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