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Roger Ailes '62: Former campaign strategist for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Ailes is currently chairman, CEO and president of FOX News.


Joel Berman ’73: Executive Vice President of Paramount Television

 

Erma Bombeck ’45: Columnist (deceased)

 

Bob Brenly ’77: Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks

 

Thom Brennaman ’86: Broadcaster, Fox Sports

 

David Burner '62, Chairman and CEO, BFGoodrich.


Daniel Carp '70, President and CEO of Eastman Kodak Company.

Nancy Cartwright ’78, Voice of The Simpsons title character Bart Simpson


Richard Dean Anderson ’73, Actor, MacGyver, Stargate SG-1


Jim Dine '57: Painter, sculptor, printmaker and poet, and known for paintings and prints that are based on recurring themes, such as hearts and bathrobes.

Jeanette Grasselli Brown '50: Celebrated pioneer of women in science and was the first woman elected to the Ohio Science & Technology Hall of Fame in 1989.

 

Leon Harris '83, National morning news anchor, CNN Early Edition.

Jenny Holzer '72: A prominent American artist, Holzer was the first woman to be selected as the U.S. representative to the Venice Biennale in 1990, where she won the Best National Pavilion award.

Tim Joyce ’78 (BBA) and ’79 (MSA): Executive Vice President of Adidas American

 

Sammy Kaye '32: Celebrated band leader who had more than 100 hit records and had shows on all three major TV networks.

Matt Lauer ’97: Co-anchor, NBC’s Today Show and one of TV Guide’s “Perfomers of the Year”


Clarence Page '69: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Chicago Tribune. Page is also an editorial board member and a regular contributor to National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting

 

Piper Perabo ’98, actress. Her movies include Whiteboyz, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Coyote Ugly.

Edward James Roye: A free black man who attended
OhioUniversity from 1832 to 1835, Roye became the fifth president of Liberia in 1870, the only Ohioan to become president of a foreign country. Liberia is an African nation settled by ex-slaves who fled the southern United States
following the Civil War.

Van Gordon Sauter '57: Former CBS News and Fox TV executive, now president and general manager of a PBS television station in
Sacramento, Calif.


Laurel Lee Schaefer '71: Miss
Americain 1972. For the past 15 years has operated her own company, Schaefer Consultants, which trains and prepares beauty pageant contestants. Also does free-lance casting and has a singing and acting career.

Mike Schmidt '72: Elected unanimously to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Schmidt retired in 1989 after playing his entire career with the Philadelphia Phillies. He now runs a boating business in
Florida
.

Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, MAIA '79: Ambassador of the
Republic of Ghana to the United States
.

Lawrence Taylor '63:
Taylor was appointed U.S. ambassador to Estonia
in July.

Betty Thomas '69: Actress, played Lucy Bates on "Hill Street Blues," director, "The Brady Bunch Movie" and "The Late Shift." Won an Emmy for directing an episode of HBO's "Dream On."

 

George Voinovich '58: U.S. Senator, other public offices held include governor of Ohio and mayor of Cleveland.

Sue Wall '72: A New York City-based artist, famous for her paintings of Victorian houses and has exhibited in galleries nationwide.


David Wilhelm '77: Former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the youngest ever appointed at 37 years of age. Now he is president of The Woodland Funds, a Chicago-based company devoted to the development of investment vehicles focused on parts of the country and sectors of the economy that are underserved by the nation’s financial industry.

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