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Alumni

The Stanford Alumni Association was established in 1892 by the university’s first graduating class. There are currently more than 220,000 Stanford alumni.

Some notable Stanford alumni include:

Academic Leaders

Joseph Castro, California State University chancellor

Michael Drake, University of California president

Jonathan Holloway, Rutgers University president

Kristina Johnson, Ohio State University president

Hilary Link, Allegheny College president

Vincent E. Price, Duke president

L. Rafael Reif, Massachusetts Institute of Technology president

Peter Salovey, Yale president

Lori White, DePauw University president

Media, Arts and Entertainment

Andre Braugher, actor

Sterling K. Brown, actor

Gretchen Carlson, producer/host

Cheo Coker, producer/writer

Jennifer Connelly, actress

Ted Danson, actor

Issa Rae Diop, actress

Richard Diebenkorn*, artist

Dave Flemming, broadcaster

Rodney Gilmore, broadcaster

Christy Haubegger, producer

Gale Anne Hurd, producer

Ted Koppel, broadcaster

David Lang, composer

Rachel Maddow, broadcaster

Robert Motherwell*, artist

Jon Nakamatsu, pianist

Alexander Payne, director

Edward Pressman, producer

Sigourney Weaver, actress

Reese Witherspoon, actress

Richard Zanuck*, producer

Athletics

Baseball

Jason Castro

Jack McDowell

Mike Mussina

Carlos José Quentin

Football

David DeCastro

John Elway

Zach Ertz

Andrew Luck

John Lynch

Christian McCaffrey

Andrus Peat

Jim Plunkett

Richard Sherman

Basketball

Jarron Collins

Brook Lopez

Robin Lopez

Chiney Ogwumike

Nneka Ogwumike

Golf

Notah Begay III

Tom Watson

Michelle Wie

Tiger Woods

Olympians

Tony Azevedo

Jennifer Azzi

Maya DiRado

Julie Foudy

John Hencken

Katie Ledecky

Simone Manuel

Bob Mathias*

Pablo Morales

Summer Sanders

Erik Shoji

Kerri Strug

Jenny Thompson

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Tennis

Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

Nicole Gibbs

John McEnroe

Soccer

Jane Campbell

Tierna Davidson

Jordan Morris

Kelley O’Hara

Christen Press

Andi Sullivan

Softball

Jessica Mendoza

Ramona Shelburne

Business

Mary Barra, General Motors

Andy Bechtolsheim, Sun Microsystems

Sergey Brin, Google

Carlos Brito, Anheuser-Busch InBev

José E. Feliciano, Clearlake Capital Group

Doris Fisher, Gap

Reed Hastings, Netflix

William Hewlett*, Hewlett-Packard

Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn

Jensen Huang, NVIDIA

Phil Knight, Nike

Mike Krieger, Instagram

Katrina Lake, Stitch Fix

Marissa Mayer, Lumi Labs

Charlotte Pera, ClimateWorks Foundation

Nneka Rimmer, McCormick & Company

Miriam Rivera, Ulu Ventures

Charles R. Schwab, Charles Schwab Corp.

Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox

Kevin Systrom, Instagram

Jerry Yang, Yahoo

Writing & Poetry

Brit Bennett

Michael Cunningham

Jeffrey Eugenides

Dana Gioia

Yaa Gyasi

Robert Hass

David Henry Hwang

Ken Kesey*

N. Scott Momaday

Robert Pinsky

John Steinbeck*

Tobias Wolff

Government

Herbert Hoover,* U.S. president

Supreme Court Justices

Stephen Breyer

Anthony Kennedy

Sandra Day O’Connor

William Rehnquist*

Nobel Prize Winners

Eric Cornell, physics

Dudley Herschbach, chemistry

Roger Kornberg, chemistry

Paul Milgrom, economic sciences

Al Roth, economics

K. Barry Sharpless, chemistry

Richard E. Taylor, physics

Carl Wieman, physics

Oliver E. Williamson, economics

Inventors

Vinton Cerf, Internet protocol

John Chowning, synthesizer

Ray Dolby,* noise-reduction system

Ted Hoff, microprocessor

Ted Maiman*, laser

Brad Parkinson, GPS

Brent Townshend, 56K modem

And More

Stewart Brand, Internet pioneer

France Anne-Dominic Córdova, National Science Foundation director

Atul Gawande, surgeon

Jessica Jackley, Kiva

Robert Mondavi*, vintner

Ellen Ochoa, astronaut

Jeff Raikes, The Raikes Foundation

Sally Ride*, first U.S. woman in space

Blake Ross, Mozilla Firefox developer

Eunice Kennedy Shriver*, Special Olympics founder

Jeffrey Skoll, Skoll Foundation


Edward Tufte, statistician

* deceased

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