38 Notable alumni of
Connecticut College

Connecticut College is 937th in the world, 350th in North America, and 328th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 38 notable alumni from Connecticut College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Sean Spicer

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    Sean Spicer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Connecticut College
    1989-1993 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in government
    Occupations
    political adviserspokespersonpoliticiancelebritytelevision presenter
    Biography

    Sean Michael Spicer is a former American political aide who served as the 30th White House Press Secretary and as White House Communications Director under President Donald Trump in 2017. Spicer was communications director of the Republican National Committee from 2011 to 2017, and its chief strategist from 2015 to 2017.

  2. Joan Rivers

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    Joan Rivers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2014 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in Connecticut College
    Studied in 1950-1952
    Occupations
    comediantelevision presenterfilm directorscreenwriterwriter
    Biography

    Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known professionally as Joan Rivers, was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host. She was noted for her often controversial comedic persona—heavily self-deprecating and sharply acerbic, especially towards celebrities and politicians. She is considered a pioneer of women in comedy by many critics.

  3. H. Jon Benjamin

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    H. Jon Benjamin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriterfilm actortelevision actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Harry Jon Benjamin is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer, known for his roles in various adult animated series such as Sterling Archer in Archer; Bob Belcher in Bob's Burgers; Carl in Family Guy; Ben in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist; Kevin in O'Grady; Satan in Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil; and Coach McGuirk and Jason Penopolis on Home Movies.

  4. Leland Orser

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    Leland Orser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Leland Jones Orser is an American actor. Orser has appeared in various roles in a wide variety of films and television series, including Chief of Surgery Dr. Lucien Dubenko on the television series ER.

  5. Susan Saint James

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    Susan Saint James
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actoractormodel
    Biography

    Susan Saint James is an American actress and activist, most widely known for her work in television during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, especially the detective series McMillan & Wife (1971–1976) and the sitcom Kate & Allie (1984–1989).

  6. Estelle Parsons

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    Estelle Parsons
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-.. (age 94)
    Occupations
    singertelevision actorstage actorfilm actorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Estelle Margaret Parsons is an American actress, singer and stage director.

  7. Sam Seder

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    Sam Seder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    comedianradio personalitytelevision actorjournalistpodcaster
    Biography

    Samuel Lincoln Seder is an American actor, progressive political commentator, and media host. His works include the film Who's the Caboose? (1997) as well as the television shows Beat Cops (2001) and Pilot Season (2004). He also appeared in Next Stop Wonderland (1998) and made guest appearances on Spin City (1997), Sex and the City (2000), America Undercover (2005), and Maron (2015). Since 2010, he has hosted a daily political talk show, The Majority Report with Sam Seder. He also voices Hugo, a recurring antagonistic character on the animated comedy series Bob's Burgers. He has written for such television shows as Entourage, Two and a Half Men, and Friends.

  8. Laura Wilson

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    Laura Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Laura Cunningham Wilson is an American photographer. Her photographs have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, Texas Monthly, Wallpaper, Washington Post Magazine, She has completed five books of photography and text: Watt Matthews of Lambshead (1989), Hutterites of Montana (2000), Avedon at Work: In the American West (2003), Grit and Glory: Six-Man Football (2003) and That Day: Pictures in the American West (2015). She is the mother of actors Owen Wilson, Andrew Wilson, and Luke Wilson.

  9. David Grann

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    David Grann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    David Elliot Grann is an American journalist, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and a best-selling author.

  10. Tim Armstrong

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    Tim Armstrong
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    chief executive officer
    Biography

    Timothy M. Armstrong is an American business executive. He is the Founder and CEO of Flowcode, the offline to online company, building direct connections for brands and consumers through next generation QR technology. He was formerly the CEO of Oath Inc., a subsidiary of Verizon Communications that serves as the umbrella company of its digital content subdivisions, including AOL and Yahoo!. Previously, he was the CEO of AOL Inc. from 2009 until its purchase by Verizon in 2015.

  11. Martha Chen

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    Martha Chen
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    academicuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Martha Chen is an American academic, scholar and social worker, who is presently a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and senior advisor of the global research-policy-action network WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing) and a member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). Martha is a development practitioner and scholar who has worked with the working poor in India, South Asia, and around the world. Her areas of specialization are employment, poverty alleviation, informal economy, and gender. She lived in Bangladesh working with BRAC, one of the world's largest non-governmental organizations, and in India, as field representative of Oxfam America for India and Bangladesh for 15 years.

  12. Sloane Crosley

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    Sloane Crosley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    essayistjournalistnovelist
    Biography

    Sloane Crosley is an American writer living in New York City known for her humorous essays, including the collections I Was Told There'd Be Cake, How Did You Get This Number, and Look Alive Out There. She has also worked as a publicist at the Vintage Books division of Random House and as an adjunct professor in Columbia University's Master of Fine Arts program. She graduated from Connecticut College in 2000.

  13. Patricia McGowan Wald

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    Patricia McGowan Wald
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2019 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Patricia Ann McGowan Wald was an American judge who served as the Chief United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) and as a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. She was the first woman to be appointed to the D.C. Circuit and the first to serve as Chief Judge of that court. She served as a member of the American Bar Association's International Criminal Court Project and on the Council of the American Law Institute.

  14. Cynthia Enloe

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    Cynthia Enloe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    writerpolitical scientist
    Biography

    Cynthia Holden Enloe is a feminist writer, theorist, and professor. She is best known for her work on gender and militarism and for her contributions to the field of feminist international relations. She has also had major impact on the field of feminist political geography, in particular feminist geopolitics. In 2015, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, in conjunction with the academic publisher Taylor & Francis, created the Cynthia Enloe Award "in honour of Cynthia Enloe's pioneering feminist research into international politics and political economy, and her considerable contribution to building a more inclusive feminist scholarly community."

  15. Ellen Lord

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    Ellen Lord
    Occupations
    businesspersonpoliticiancivil servant
    Biography

    Ellen M. Lord is an American businesswoman and government official who previously served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment in the Trump administration. She was previously the CEO of Textron Systems, a global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technologies industrial conglomerate. In her position, she was the chief weapons purchaser for the United States, responsible for overseeing hundreds of billions of dollars of weapons and services acquisitions programs in the United States Department of Defense.

  16. Betsy Gotbaum

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    Betsy Gotbaum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Elisabeth A. Gotbaum is an American civil servant, politician and a former New York City Public Advocate. She was elected Public Advocate for New York City in 2001 and reelected in 2005. She was the third woman elected to a citywide post in NYC history. The other two were Carol Bellamy, who served as city council president from 1978 to 1985, and Elizabeth Holtzman, who served as comptroller from 1990 to 1993. She is a Democrat.

  17. Alec Ounsworth

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    Alec Ounsworth
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Alec Ounsworth is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and frontman of indie rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. He is also a member of The Pelican Picnic and Flashy Python. Alec's first solo album, Mo Beauty was released October 20, 2009, on Anti- Records.

  18. Fernando Espuelas

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    Fernando Espuelas
    Born in
    Uruguay Flag Uruguay
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Fernando Espuelas is an Uruguayan entrepreneur, author, media personality and philanthropist.

  19. David Haussler

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    David Haussler
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    bioinformaticiangeneticistuniversity teachercomputer scientist
    Biography

    David Haussler is an American bioinformatician known for his work leading the team that assembled the first human genome sequence in the race to complete the Human Genome Project and subsequently for comparative genome analysis that deepens understanding the molecular function and evolution of the genome.

  20. Marcia Tucker

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    Marcia Tucker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-2006 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    art historianjournalistcuratormuseum director
    Biography

    Marcia Tucker was an American art historian, art critic and curator. In 1977 she founded the New Museum of Contemporary Art, a museum dedicated to innovative art and artistic practice in New York City, which she ran as the director until 1999.

  21. Vance Gilbert

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    Vance Gilbert
    Occupations
    singer-songwritercomposersingersongwriter
    Biography

    Vance Gilbert is an American folk singer-songwriter. He started as a jazz singer, switched to folk music, became a regular on the open mike circuit in Boston and toured with Shawn Colvin. He has recorded thirteen albums, including Side of the Road, three of them on Philo/Rounder Records.

  22. Aracelis Girmay

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    Aracelis Girmay
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Aracelis Girmay is an American poet.

  23. Sean Fine

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    Sean Fine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    cinematographerfilm producerfilm directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Sean Fine is an American cinematographer and film director whose film Inocente won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary. He directs his films with his wife, Andrea Nix Fine. The Fines' first feature-length film War/Dance about child soldiers was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2007. Their latest film, Life According to Sam won both a Peabody Award and an Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary filmmaking.

  24. Mary Overlie

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    Mary Overlie
    Years
    1946-2020 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    dancerchoreographer
    Biography

    Mary Overlie was an American choreographer, dancer, theater artist, professor, author, and the originator of the Six Viewpoints technique for theater and dance. The Six Viewpoints technique is both a philosophical articulation of postmodern performance and a teaching system addressing directing, choreographing, dancing, acting, improvisation, and performance analysis. The Six Viewpoints has been taught in the core curriculum of the Experimental Theater Wing within Tisch School of the Arts at New York University since its inception (1978).

  25. Vicki Lansky

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    Vicki Lansky
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-2017 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Vicki Lee Lansky was an American author and publisher, best known for her cookbook Feed Me I'm Yours.

  26. Judy Irving

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    Judy Irving
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Judy Irving is an American filmmaker. She directed the documentary The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, about writer Mark Bittner's relationship with a flock of wild parrots. The film won the Genesis Award for "Outstanding Documentary Film" in 2005, and is one of the 25 top-grossing theatrical documentaries of all time with over $3 million in box-office receipts. On May 29, 2007, Parrots was featured on the PBS series Independent Lens.

  27. Michael Collier

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    Michael Collier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Michael Robert Collier is an American poet, teacher, creative writing program administrator and editor. He has published five books of original poetry, a translation of Euripedes' Medea, a book of prose pieces about poetry, and has edited three anthologies of poetry. From 2001 to 2004 he was the Poet Laureate of Maryland. As of 2011, he is the director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, a professor of creative writing at the University of Maryland, College Park and the poetry editorial consultant for Houghton Mifflin (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

  28. Jeremy Stamper

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    Jeremy Stamper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Jeremy "Jay" Stamper is an American entrepreneur, nonprofit leader and politician from South Carolina. Stamper first gained national media attention for pranks targeting incumbent politicians and has since founded several internet companies, including Spout, The Delaware Company, Progressive Homesellers and PersonRatings.com. In February 2013, he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the 2014 United States Senate election in South Carolina.

  29. Henrik Takkenberg

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    Henrik Takkenberg
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1967-2006 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    singersongwriter
    Biography

    Henrik Takkenberg was a lead singer, songwriter, composer and producer who developed a new musical style he named Flamenco Chill.

  30. Michael W. King

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    Michael W. King
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Michael W. King Is an American filmmaker, producer, director, and a writer of music videos, documentaries, and film. King is the founder of Michael King Productions, LLC. and lives in La Quinta, California, with his wife and son. He is a former board member of the International Documentary Association, and a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

  31. Gloria Callen

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    Gloria Callen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2016 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Gloria Callen, was a backstroke swimmer from the United States. She was the 1942 Associated Press Athlete of the Year.

  32. Miriam Butterworth

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    Miriam Butterworth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-2019 (aged 101)
    Occupations
    teacherpoliticianactivist
    Biography

    Miriam Butterworth was an American educator, activist, and politician.

  33. Spencer Luckey

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    Spencer Luckey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Spencer Walker Luckey is an American artist and president of Luckey Climbers, a design/fabrication firm that specializes in climbing sculptures for children's museums and other institutions world-wide.

  34. Martin J. Steinbach

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    Martin J. Steinbach
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2017 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    scientistophthalmologist
    Biography

    Martin Jeffrey Steinbach was an American vision researcher who spent most of his career in Canada. He was Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at York University. He received a master's degree from Connecticut College in 1965 and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1968.

  35. Donald Gallinger

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    Donald Gallinger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    Donald Nelson Gallinger is an American writer. He is the author of several novels. His most recent work, The Master Planets (2008), which received strong reviews in Booklist, Jewish Book World, and ForeWord Magazine, tells the story of one Polish partisan fighter’s savagery during World War II and its devastating effects on her American family years later. Centering on the fictional woman’s teenage son, a Rock & Roll wunderkind, the novel seeks to show how the unknown past can reach into the unwary present and alter it forever.

  36. Linda Lear

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    Linda Lear
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    historian of sciencewriterhistorianbiographer
    Biography

    Linda Jane Lear is an American historian of science and biographer.

  37. Eli Coppola

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    Eli Coppola
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-2000 (aged 39)
    Enrolled in Connecticut College
    In 1983 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in English
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    JoAnn Elizabeth "Eli" Coppola was an American poet and active contributor to the San Francisco spoken word scene in the mid 1980s and 1990s. She wrote poetry on a variety of subjects including disability, sexuality, and social injustice.

  38. Frances Wheeler Sayler

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    Frances Wheeler Sayler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-1957 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    activistunion organizer
    Biography

    Frances Wheeler Sayler was an American civil rights and labor activist. She worked on the La Follette Committee and for the United States Women's Bureau, before becoming an organizer with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America union. She was active in the early civil rights movement, fighting to desegregate facilities and abolish the poll tax.