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Notable CC Alumni

  • William “Bro” Adams ’72, chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, former president of Bucknell College and Colby College
  • Henry Ansbacher ’92, director, documentary filmmaker, executive director of Just Media
  • Neal Baer, M.D. ’78, television producer/writer and pediatrician
  • Dee Bradley Baker ’85, voice actor
  • Eric Bransby ’47, muralist
  • David Burnett ’68, photojournalist
  • Vince Bzdek ’82, former news editor of The Washington Post, author, editor of The Gazette in Colorado Springs
  • Elizabeth Cheney ’88, attorney, political candidate, co-founder of Keep America Safe
  • Lynne Cheney ’63, novelist, scholar, and wife of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney
  • Michael Dahlie ’92, novelist
  • Diana DeGette ’79, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, attorney
  • Jim Dziura ’04, film director, cinematographer, and editor
  • Alison Dunlap ’91, professional cyclist, former Olympian
  • Gregg Easterbrook ’76, writer
  • Frieda Ekotto ’86, novelist and literary critic
  • Mark Fiore ’91, Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist
  • Joe Ellis ’80, president of the Denver Broncos
  • Lori Garver ’83, former deputy administrator of NASA
  • Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani ’62, former prime minister of Yemen
  • Jennifer Zimdahl Galt ’81, U.S. ambassador to Mongolia (as of September 2015)
  • Glenna Goodacre ’61, sculptor, designer of Sacagawea on the U.S. golden dollar coin
  • Donna Haraway ’66, Scholar in the field of science and technology studies. Winner of the J. D. Bernal Award for lifetime contributions to the field in 2000.
  • James Heckman ’65, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Economics
  • Kaui Hart Hemmings ’98, novelist
  • Laura Hershey ’83, Writer and disability rights activist
  • William J. Hybl ’64, Former president of the U.S. Olympic Committee, delegate to the United Nations General Assembly
  • Daniel Junge ’92, documentary filmmaker
  • Cynthia Lowen ’01, documentary filmmaker
  • Jane Lubchenco ’69, former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, marine ecologist, and professor
  • Marcia McNutt ’74, president of the National Academy of Sciences, former editor-in-chief of Science, former director of the U.S. Geological Survey
  • Max Morath ’48, pianist, composer, author, and actor
  • Arden Myrin ’95, actress and comedian
  • Michael Nava ’76, attorney and writer
  • John Novembre ’00, Computational biologist, winner of the 2015 MacArthur Fellowship
  • Doug Palazzari ’74, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee
  • Doug Pray ’83, documentary film director
  • Ann Royer ’54, painter and sculptor
  • Steve Sabol ’65, President and one of the founders of NFL Films
  • Ken Salazar ’77, former U.S. secretary of the interior, former member of the U.S. Senate, former attorney general for the state of Colorado
  • Thom Shanker ’78, writer at The New York Times
  • Ed Smith ’72, Former NFL player for the Denver Broncos
  • Marjorie E. Thompson ’78, peace activist and author
  • Abigail Washburn ’99, Grammy award-winning recording artist, banjo player, and singer
  • Marc Webb ’96, film director