17 Notable alumni of
Hendrix College

Hendrix College is 1566th in the world, 554th in North America, and 520th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 17 notable alumni from Hendrix College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mary Steenburgen

    Mary Steenburgen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Hendrix College
    1971-1972 studied drama
    Occupations
    voice actortelevision producerfilm actortelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Mary Nell Steenburgen is an American actress, comedian, singer, and songwriter. After studying at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse in the 1970s, she made her professional acting debut in 1978 Western comedy film Goin' South. Steenburgen went on to earn critical acclaim for her role in Jonathan Demme's 1980 comedy-drama film Melvin and Howard, for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

  2. William Ragsdale

    William Ragsdale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    William Ragsdale is an American actor known for playing teenaged vampire slayer Charley Brewster in the horror vampire film Fright Night (1985) and Herman Brooks in the television series Herman's Head (1991–94).

  3. Hayes Carll

    Hayes Carll
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Joshua Hayes Carll, known professionally as Hayes Carll, is a singer-songwriter. A native of The Woodlands, Texas, his style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plainspoken poetry and sarcastic humor.

  4. Wilbur Daigh Mills

    Wilbur Daigh Mills
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1909-1992 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    judgepolitician
    Biography

    Wilbur Daigh Mills was an American Democratic politician who represented Arkansas's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1939 until his retirement in 1977. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from 1958 to 1974, he was often called "the most powerful man in Washington".

  5. Timothy Griffin

    Timothy Griffin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Enrolled in Hendrix College
    In 1990 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    entrepreneurlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    John Timothy Griffin is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he previously was the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas between 2006 and 2007 and U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district from 2011 to 2015. Griffin defeated Democrat John Burkhalter in 2014 and has served under Governor Asa Hutchinson since holding the lieutenant governorship. In summer 2020, Griffin announced his candidacy for the 2022 Arkansas gubernatorial election, but withdrew from the race in February 2021 to run for Arkansas Attorney General instead.

  6. Trenton Lee Stewart

    Trenton Lee Stewart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    writernovelistchildren's writer
    Biography

    Trenton Lee Stewart is an American author best known for the Mysterious Benedict Society series. Stewart is a graduate of Hendrix College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

  7. Jay Dickey

    Jay Dickey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-2017 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgeadvocateuniversity teacherbusiness executive
    Biography

    Jay Woodson Dickey Jr., was a Republican U.S. Representative for Arkansas' 4th congressional district from 1993 to 2001. The amendment known as the Dickey Amendment (1996) blocks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from funding injury prevention research that might promote gun control, and the Dickey–Wicker Amendment (1995) prohibits federal funds to be spent on research that involves the destruction of a human embryo. After the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting, former congressman Dickey said that he regretted his role in blocking the CDC from researching gun violence.

  8. Douglas A. Blackmon

    Douglas A. Blackmon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Douglas A. Blackmon is an American writer and journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for his book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.

  9. Clint Catalyst

    Clint Catalyst
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actorjournalistmodelwriter
    Biography

    Clint Catalyst is the nom de plume of Clinton Green, an American author, actor, spoken word performer, and stylist. He has covered music, fashion, LGBT issues, and popular culture for magazines including LA Weekly, Frontiers, Out, Surface and Swindle.

  10. Margaret Pittman

    Margaret Pittman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1901-1995 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    bacteriologist
    Biography

    Dr. Margaret Jane Pittman was a pioneering bacteriologist whose research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on typhoid, cholera, and pertussis (whooping cough) helped generate the development of vaccinations against these diseases as well as others. Dr. Pittman was also the first female to lead a NIH laboratory, when in 1957, she was appointed chief of their Laboratory of Bacterial Products, a position she held until 1971. In the 1960s she was a key NIH participant in developing standards for cholera vaccine in the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization's campaign to control cholera in the region that is now Bangladesh. After her retirement in 1971, she continued to work for the World Health Organization as a consultant on vaccine standards, working in Cairo and Madrid and for the State Institute for Serum and Vaccine in Iran and Connaught Laboratories, Ltd., in Toronto.

  11. Winston P. Wilson

    Winston P. Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1911-1996 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Winston Peabody Wilson was a United States Air Force major general who served as Chief of the National Guard Bureau.

  12. Doyle Overton Hickey

    Doyle Overton Hickey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1892-1961 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Doyle Overton Hickey was an officer in the United States Army who served in World War I, World War II and the Korean War, finishing his military career as a lieutenant general.

  13. Barkley Thompson

    Barkley Thompson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Barkley Stuart Thompson is a priest in the Episcopal Church who currently serves as the eighth Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas. Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral church for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.

  14. Ark Newton

    Ark Newton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1903-1974 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    American football playerathletics competitor
    Biography

    Robert Dee "Ark" Newton, Jr. was an American college football player for the Florida Gators football team of the University of Florida. Newton was also a member of the Florida Gators baseball, basketball and track teams.

  15. Max McCalman

    Max McCalman
    Occupations
    maître fromager
    Biography

    Max McCalman is an American cheese expert. He is an author, was the first Maître Fromager in a North American restaurant, spearheaded the creation of the Artisanal Bistro and Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, and is an advocate for raw-milk cheeses.

  16. Benjamin Travis Laney

    Benjamin Travis Laney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1896-1977 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Benjamin Travis Laney, Jr., was an American businessman who served as the 33rd governor of Arkansas from 1945 to 1949.

  17. Dan C. Rizzie

    Dan C. Rizzie
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    painterprintmaker
    Biography

    Dan C. Rizzie, American artist and musician, was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on May 23, 1951 and grew up in India, Egypt, Jordan and Jamaica. Rizzie lives in Sag Harbor, New York.