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2017

  • April

    Thomas Chandler '30 (1911-1996)

    Thomas Alden Chandler ’30 (1911-1996) was the founder of the Chandler School, an independent day school for kindergarten through grade 8, located in Pasadena, CA.
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  • David Winfield Scott '33 (1916-2009)

    David Winfield Scott ’33, PhD (1916–2009) was a noted American artist and founding director of the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute.
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  • Alphonzo Bell '34 (1914-2004)

    Alphonzo Bell Jr. ’34 was an eight-term United States Representative who represented Los Angeles’ influential Westside from 1960 to 1977. 
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  • Howell Webb '35 (1918-1993)

    Howell Webb ’35 (1918–1993), Thompson and Vivian Webb’s second son, was the founding headmaster of Foothill Country Day School, a Kindergarten to 8th grade independent school in Claremont.
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  • Clifford S. Heinz, Jr. ’37 (1919-2015)

    Thompson Webb once said, “The crowning achievement of a headmaster is his alumni.” Clifford Stanton Heinz, Jr. ’37 embodied this achievement – a shining example of leadership, a life of purpose and principle, and a warm and caring heart.
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  • Charles E. Scripps '37 (1920-2007)

    Charles E. Scripps ’37 was chairman of the board of the E. W. Scripps Company, a media conglomerate founded by his grandfather, Edward W. Scripps.
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  • Art Clokey '39 (1921-2010)

    He once was a little green clump of clay…until Art Clokey '39 turned him into Gumby! Since 1955, Gumby has been a familiar presence on television and in pop culture; he was even featured in a 1995 film: Gumby: The Movie.
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  • Otis Booth Jr. '40 (1923-2008)

    Otis Booth Jr. ’40 was the great-grandson of General Harrison Gray Otis, founder of the Los Angeles Times.
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  • Louis Osborne '40 (1923-2012)

    Louis S. Osborne '40 is recognized as a pioneer in high-energy physics, who developed many of the experimental techniques that are standard practice today.
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  • First Families of the American West: Boeing

    William "Bill" Boeing ’42 (1922-2015) was the only son of William E. Boeing, Sr., founder of the Boeing Aircraft Company an American multinational aerospace and defense corporation which was established in 1916, a year before the start of World War I, the first ever aviation war. Throughout the war, Boeing Sr. supplied the U.S. Navy with seaplanes which were capable of water landings.
     
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  • James Burke '42

    James D. Burke ’42 is a retired JPL lunar settlement and exploration expert. He participated in early lunar programs, becoming project manager of Ranger, the first American effort to land operating instruments on the moon.
     
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  • George F. Getty ’42 (1924-1973)

    George F. Getty ’42 served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Getty Oil until his death. The Getty Oil Company was founded by his father, J. Paul Getty, and grandfather, George Sr.
     
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  • Al Hastings '42 (1923-2012)

    Al Hastings ’42 was a Webb trustee for 38 years and served as Chairman of the Board from 1969 to 1973. While serving as Chairman, Hastings was instrumental in hiring Stephen Longley to be headmaster of the school from 1973 until his untimely death in 1979; Longley’s wife Ann, became the founding headmistress of Vivian Webb School.
     
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  • Louis B. Fleming '43 (1925-2011)

    Louis Fleming '43 was one of the first foreign correspondents for the Los Angeles Times and established bureaus for the newspaper at the United Nations and in Rome.
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  • First Families of the American West: The Mudd Family

    Dr. Seeley Wintersmith Mudd II '43 was the only son of Dr. Seeley Greenleaf Mudd, a prominent philanthropist in the early 1900’s.
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  • John Marin '44 (1926-2011)

    John Marin ’44 was a founding member of Sports Illustrated and a Senior Advisor at Time Inc. He also worked for such noteworthy publications as LIFEPeople, and the California Magazine.
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  • James Watkins '44 (1927-2012)

    Admiral James D. Watkins ’44 was a former Chief of Naval Operations who also served as U.S. Secretary of Energy during the George H. W. Bush Administration.
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  • John R. Davis, Jr. '45

    John R. Davis, Jr. '45, was Ambassador to Poland from 1988-90 and Ambassador to Romania from 1992-94.
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  • Newton Russell '45 (1927-2013)

    A state senator who served in the state legislature for 32 years, Newton R. Russell '45 represented the 21st District, which included Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena.
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  • Rollin Post '47 (1930-2011)

    Respected TV journalist Rollin Post '47 covered nine presidential campaigns, 18 national political conventions, and a multitude of state and local contests.
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  • Malcolm McKenna '48 (1930-2008)

    Malcolm McKenna ’48 was the curator of vertebrate paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History and co-authored the book Classification of Mammals along with Susan K. Bell.
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  • William Ruddick '49

    William "Bill" Ruddick '49 is a professor of philosophy at New York University.
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  • Robert “Bob” Cline '51

    Robert “Bob” Cline '51 was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1970 as a Republican. He represented the 64th Assembly District in Los Angeles County. Because of redistricting, he finished his career in 1980 representing the 37th Assembly District which included the Northern San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and eastern Ventura County.
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  • First Families of the American West: The Sheets Family

    The Sheets family has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with The Webb Schools. The three Sheets boys, Millard O. Sheets ’49, David Stary-Sheets ’57 and John “Tony” Sheets ’61, enjoyed their days at Webb. Millard Jr. attended the school for six years starting in the 7th grade as a day student and often rode his horse to campus.
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  • First Families of the American West: Fleishhacker

    The Fleishhacker family enjoys a long, rich history in the State of California. The family was deeply philanthropic and responsible for many of the area’s cultural and landmark institutions including the the Fleishhacker Zoo, which later became the San Francisco Zoo and the Fleishhacker Pool in San Francisco, famed as the world's largest saltwater swimming pool, which remained in operation until 1971.
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  • First Families of the American West: The Firestone Family

    Brooks '54 and Kim '51 are the sons of Leonard Kimball Firestone, a former United States Ambassador to Belgium, board member of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and longtime friend of former Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. Leonard Firestone was the last of six children of Harvey S. Firestone, who founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, one of the first global makers of automobile tires, in 1900. The company was acquired by the Bridgestone Corporation in 1988.
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  • Robert Hefner '53

    Robert A. Hefner III '53 is founder and owner of GHK Exploration, a private natural gas company headquartered in Oklahoma City. Hefner pioneered ultradeep natural gas exploration and production that led to the development of technology needed to produce many of the world's deepest and highest pressure natural gas wells.
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  • Grant Meyer '53 (1935-2004)

    Grant Meyer ’53 was Director of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology from 1977 to 1991. In 1964, as a young paleontologist at Yale, Meyer and fellow scientist John Ostrom discovered Deinonychus, a bird-like dinosaur that revolutionized the way scientists think about dinosaurs.
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  • March

    John Sutro, Jr. '53

    Hon. John A. “Jack” Sutro, Jr. ’53 is a retired Superior Court Judge for Marin County, California. Since his appointment to the Superior Court bench in 1993, Sutro has served in every judicial assignment: criminal, civil, family law, probate and juvenile. He was twice elected Presiding Judge and served for a number of years as a member of the Marin Court’s Appellate Division.
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  • S. David Webb '53

    S. David Webb ’53, PhD, is a Distinguished Research Curator Emeritus of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History and a Distinguished Research Professor of Zoology and Geology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
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  • Leslie Epstein '56

    As a boy, he trick-or-treated at the homes of Thomas Mann and Gregory Peck; today, Leslie Epstein ’56 was the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Boston University for more than 30 years. He has published 10 works of fiction including the critically acclaimed King of the Jews (published in eleven foreign languages), and San Remo Drive: A Novel from Memory based on his childhood in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s.
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  • Bob Koster '56

    Bob Koster ’56 is a noted producer, production manager and assistant director who worked on a number of popular Hollywood projects in the 60s, 70s and 80s including the TV series War and Remembrance, and the major motion picture, Hello Dolly, with Barbra Streisand.
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  • Hardu Keck ’58 (1940-2003)

    Hardu Keck ’58 enjoyed a long association with the Rhode Island School of Design where he rose from a master’s candidate to Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost to Dean of International Programs.
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  • Richard Stoker '56

    Richard Stoker '56 was a key member of the management team for the global investment company, Franklin Templeton Company. He retired in 1998.
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  • Charles Work '58

    Recognized by the Legal Times magazine as one of 30 "visionaries" who "helped turn Washington's legal and lobbying community into an international powerhouse," Charles Work ’58 is senior counsel in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, in the Washington, DC office.
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  • Wayne Hanson '59

    Wayne “Skip” Hanson ’59 is a pioneer in California’s Community Association industry and one of the authors of the Davis-Sterling Act, the body of California Civil Code statutes which govern common interest developments.
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  • John Rogers '59

    John Rogers ’59 served in the United States Air Force, retiring as a full Colonel in 1989. He attended primary pilot training at Williams AFB, receiving his wings in 1964. He spent a year in South Vietnam, 1969-1970. Throughout his career, he flew transport-type aircraft including the C-124 Globemaster, and the C-141 Starlifter.
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  • Michael S. Moore '60

    Michael S. Moore '60 is an artist who has exhibited throughout the United States.
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  • Ronald M. Whyte '60

    Ronald M. Whyte is a retired United States federal judge in San Jose, California. In 2011 he received the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Ninth Circuit.
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  • Wolcott "Dick" B. Dunham, Jr. '61

    Wolcott B. "Dick" Dunham '61 has been with the New York law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP since 1969, and is active on the boards of charitable, educational and religious institutions.
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  • Lawrence E. Price '61

    Great nephew of The Webb Schools' founder Thompson Webb and great grandson of Sawney Webb (founder of the Webb School in Bellbuckle, Tennessee), Lawrence “Larry” Price ’61 is the Director of the High Energy Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory, which is recognized as the first science and engineering research national laboratory in the United States.
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  • James Warjone '61

    James Warjone '61 is Chairman of Port Blakely Companies, a private company that owns and operates commercial forests in Washington, Oregon and New Zealand, operates an international log and lumber trading company, and also develops real estate in Washington State.
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  • Nick Blaisdell '62

    Nick Blaisdell ’62 is a master potter and the owner of Dalton Ranch Pottery.
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  • John Trefethen '62

    Trefethen Vineyards, one of Napa Valley’s few remaining family wine estates, is run by John Trefethen '62 and his family. In 2011 Trefethen celebrated its 135th anniversary.
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  • Jim Drasdo '63

    Jim Drasdo '63 recently retired after 36 years at Capital Research and Management Company. When he joined, Capital managed about $1.2 billion in mutual funds distributed as the American Funds; when he retired in June 2013 the funds had grown to about $1.2 trillion.
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  • Robert Warford '63

    Robert Warford ’63 is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is considered by many to be the most prestigious organization of trial lawyers in the world.
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  • Peter Ziegler '63

    Peter Ziegler '63 was a partner at the law firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles, who served as co-Partner-in-Charge of the office from 1999 until his retirement in 2008. Recognized for his experience in corporate securities and business matters, public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, Peter has represented such major companies as Farmer's Group, Times Mirror Company, and Northrop Grumman Corporation to name a few.
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  • Nick Binkley ’64

    Nick Binkley ’64 is founding partner in the investment firm of Forrest Binkley & Brown. Previously he was Vice Chairman of Security Pacific Corporation, then following the merger of BankAmerica and Security Pacific, he became Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Bank America.
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  • Steve Boyer '64

    In his work as an ER physician, geologist, and professional mountaineer, Dr. Steve Boyer '64 has joined eight Himalayan (third American to summit Annapurna) and four polar expeditions, and done medical work in South and Central America, Antarctica, Africa, and Asia.
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  • Tom Cohen '64

    Tom Cohen ’64 is the co-producer and writer of the film The River Why, starring William Hurt and Kathleen Quinlan.
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  • Christian R. Holmes IV, '64

    As Global Water Coordinator for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Christian Holmes '64 is responsible for coordinating the implementation of key water policy initiatives, including USAID's water strategy. He has supported missions in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Ghana on water and food security matters.
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  • Jeffrey Pfeffer '64

    Jeffrey Pfeffer '64 is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He has written13 books and more than 125 articles including a controversial 2002 story on the values of business education, entitled The End of Business Schools?
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  • Bruce Ross '64

    Bruce Ross '64 is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with over 30 years experience litigating trust, estate, and conservatorship matters. A partner at Holland & Knight LLP in Los Angeles, Ross has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America Guide, Trusts & Estates for more than a decade.
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  • Carl Stern '64

    Carl Stern '64 is a former Partner & Vice Chairman of Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs.
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  • First Families of the American West: Doheny

    William Doheny ’65 is the managing partner and chief investment officer of Doheny Asset Management, a company he founded in 1993. He has been managing investments for individual and institutional clients since 1975. Prior to founding the firm, he was the managing director of U.S. Trust of California. Will received a B.A. in History from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. He serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation and the Doheny Eye Institute. He is a current member and past 10-year chairman of the Investment Committee for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
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  • Gordon Webb '65

    Gordon Webb '65 is a Division 4 judge of the Fourteenth Circuit of Arkansas. First elected to the bench in 2002 he is now serving his third term which extends until 2020.
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  • Patrick Campbell ’66

    Patrick Campbell ’66 is a California winemaker in the Sonoma Valley, producing under the label Tierra Divina Vineyards. He previously owned Laurel Glen Winery. Campbell has also branched out to South America where he makes a Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Patrick’s vineyards are sustainably farmed and his wines have been called “great and constant from vintage to vintage.”
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  • Robert Glenn Ketchum '66

    Audubon magazine named him one of the 100 champions who “shaped the environmental movement in the 20th century.” Robert Glenn Ketchum ’66 is a world-renowned contemporary color landscape photographer who utilizes his art to effectively communicate a strong environmental advocacy message.
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  • Stoddard "Chip" Martin '66

    Stoddard “Chip” Martin ’66 is the author of more than a dozen interlinked novellas and, as Stoddard Martin, of five books of literary and cultural criticism as well as several anthologies. He is sole proprietor of the small press Starhaven, which received the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Poetry Book of 2008 for Poems from Dry Creek by John Dofflemyer.
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  • Steven Nissen '66

    In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world. Dr. Steven Nissen ’66 is recognized as one of the leading advocates in raising awareness of health risks associated with the popular drugs Vioxx and Avandia. He is a cardiologist and chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Nissen appears in a CBS News interview with Katie Couric, where he talks about a study that questions the benefits of the anti-cholesterol drug Zetia. 
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  • Daniel Fisher, PhD '67

    Back in 2007, a reindeer herder stumbled upon the remains of a baby woolly mammoth on a riverbank in northwestern Siberia. The discovery turned out to be the most perfectly preserved woolly mammoth ever found. Daniel Fisher, PhD, '67 was one of the paleontologists who studied this rare find.
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  • Sakthip Krairiksh '67

    Sakthip Krairiksh '67 is the former Thai ambassador to the United States and he has held numerous diplomatic positions for much of his career.
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  • Kimball McCloud ’67

    Kimball McCloud ’67, president of Mitsubishi Cement Corporation, has served The Webb Schools as a member of the board of trustees from 1992 to 2006; he was chairman of the board from 2000 to 2006 and Alumni Council President from 1989 to 1991.
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  • February

    Nick Wechsler '67

    Nick Wechsler ’67 has produced or executive produced such films as 1991 Golden Globe winner The Player, 2006 Oscar-nominated North Country and 2007 Cannes Main Competition Selection We Own the Night, just to name a few.
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  • Christopher Jobe '68

    Christopher Jobe ’68, MD, is the former Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Loma Linda University, School of Medicine. He is an internationally renowned lecturer on conditions of the shoulder.
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  • Richard Kron '68

    Richard Kron ’68, PhD, is the former director of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the most ambitious astronomical survey project ever undertaken. During its eight-year operations phase, Kron’s team measured brightnesses and positions for hundreds of millions of galaxies, stars and quasars. Kron led a consortium of more than 300 scientists and engineers at 25 institutions around the world.
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  • George Wu '68

    George Wu is a United States Federal judge in the federal Central District court in Los Angeles, CA. Judge Wu was nominated by President Bush in January 2007. He received his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in February 2007 and was subsequently confirmed in March 2007 with a 95-0 vote. Judge Wu received his official commission on April 17, 2007.
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  • Randall Lewis '69

    Randall Lewis ’69 is executive vice president for the Lewis Group of Companies, one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate development groups. In 2006, the Los Angeles Times “West 100” list named Lewis as one of the top 100 influential people in Southern California.
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  • Miles Rosedale ’69

    Miles Rosedale ’69 is the CEO of Monrovia Growers, one of the world’s largest producers of container grown plants, with more than 2,000 different varieties.
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  • Jordan Ryan '69

    Jordan Ryan '69 is the the Vice President for Peace Programs at The Carter Center, an organization founded by U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. Ryan previously served for 24 years with the United Nations in developing countries and post-crisis settings.
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  • Paul Billings '70

    Paul Billings ’70, MD, PhD, is the Chief Medical Officer at Omicia, the leading genome interpretation company, where he also serves on Omicia's Scientific Advisory Board. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the FDA, the Genomic Medicine Advisory Committmee at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Genomics.
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  • William Fraim '70

    William "Bill" Fraim '70 is the CEO of Acusport, one of the top distributors of sporting goods in the country.
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  • Robert Arnott '71

    Robert D. Arnott '71 is a noted entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder and chairman of Research Affiliates, a global leader in innovative indexing and asset allocation strategies. The firm manages and licenses over $150 billion worldwide.
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  • Bill Hummel '71

    Bill Hummel '71 is the grandson of E.L. Cord, maker of the classic Cord car, which is considered to be one of the top 10 car designs of all time. Famous Cord owners include Amelia Earhart, Johnny Weissmuller, Tom Mix, Sonja Henje, Bing Crosby, and Groucho Marx.
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  • Peter Piness '71

    Peter Piness '71 is a career Foreign Service Officer at the Department of State.
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  • Richard D. Downie '72

    Richard D. Downie '72, PhD is the former Director of the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, DC.
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  • Garland Reiter ’72

    Garland Reiter ’72 is a third generation farmer and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC), a forward-thinking business that has expanded the berry’s popularity world-wide and made it a year-round treat.
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  • David Lahar '74

    David Lahar '74 is a founding Managing Partner of the San Francisco-based investment firm Auriga Partners, a company which acquires and develops middle-market private companies operating in wide range of manufacturing, distribution and services industries. Lahar is also on the Board of Trustees of Scripps College, one of the leading women’s colleges in the United States.
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  • John Verano '73

    John W. Verano ’73, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University. Before joining the Tulane faculty in 1994, he spent seven years at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
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  • Kurt Zischke ’74

    Kurt Zischke ’74 is a veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theater. He has also appeared in television daytime and prime time dramas like All My Children and Law and Order: Criminal Intent.
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  • Zac Bogart '75

    Zac Bogart '75 is founder and president of ZBE Inc. based in Santa Barbara, California. He formed the company in 1980 to design special effects camera and motion control systems which were used in image-rich movies including Star WarsThe Right StuffThe Twilight Zone, and Top Gun as well as hundreds of animated short films and television commercials.
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  • Alfred Yen '76

    Alfred Yen '76 is a Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, Law School Fund Scholar, and Director of the Emerging Enterprises and Business Law Program. He is a nationally known scholar who has published numerous articles about copyright law, the Internet, Asian-American legal issues, and law teaching.
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  • Ahmad Akrami '77

    Ahmad Akrami '77 is the Chairman and CEO of Tristar Systems, a robotics company that owns the patent on a mechanical arm that builds C drives; and Industrialex, the largest provider in the US of coating services. Industrialiex services 11 western states.
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  • Jeff Calamusa-Stacy ’77

    Jeff Calamusa-Stacy ’77 has produced several albums and his music has been used on TV shows like Sex and the City and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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  • Kerry Bensinger '78

    Kerry Bensinger '78 is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Bensinger was a partner at Bensinger, Ritt, Tai and Thvedt from 1995 to 2012. As an attorney, he has tried nearly two dozen criminal and civil cases at the state and federal level, and he appeared before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals more than a half dozen times, obtaining favorable results for his clients in nearly all of them.
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  • James Demetriades '80

    James Demetriades '80 is the founder of SeeBeyond, a tech company that developed DataGate, used in hospitals around the world.
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  • Ruben Iniguez ’80

    Ruben Iniguez ’80 is an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Portland, Oregon, office of the Federal Public Defender.
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  • Henry Kapteyn '80

    Research physicist Henry Kapteyn '80 is recognized as a world leader in laser technology and research, and he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
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  • Louis Mayberg '80

    Louis M. Mayberg '80 is co-founder and principal of the Advisor to ProShares and ProFunds, the Exchange Traded Funds and Mutual Funds where he served as president for 15 years until March 2012.
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  • Jon Congdon '81

    Jon Congdon is co-founder and president of Product Partners, LLC, one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Founded in 1998, Product Partners, LLC is the owner of Beachbody and Breakthrough in Beauty, which includes the wildly popular P90X plan. In the past two years, the mega-brand P90X has become a household name, and sold more than 2 million units.
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  • Steve Farley '81

    Named “Conservation Hero” by the Arizona League of Conservation Voters and “Legislative Champion” by the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, Steve Farley ’81 was elected to an Arizona Senate seat in 2012 in Tucson's Legislative District 9. Previously Farley was an Arizona State Representative for 6 years.
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  • Kip Konwiser '81

    Kip Konwiser '81 is an award-winning producer and director in music, film and television. Credits include Miss Evers' Boys (HBO) which remains one of the most awarded movies in the history of television including a Best Picture Emmy and the NAACP Image Award.
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  • January

    Nils Muiznieks '82

    Nils Muiznieks ’82 is the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe elected by the Parliamentary Assembly. 
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  • Michael McDermott '83

    Michael McDermott ’83 is the founder and executive producer of Gung-Ho Films, a leading production services company in Mainland China. The company, with offices in Beijing and Shanghai, has been providing production support for top advertising agencies, production companies, television networks, and film studios from around the world for over 15 years.
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  • Anthony Villalobos '83

    Anthony R. Villalobos '83 is a judge for the Superior Court of Riverside County in California. He was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarznegger.
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  • Michael Arias '84

    Michael Arias '84 is best known as the first non-Japanese director of a major anime film, the wildly popular Tekkonkinkreet, winner of Japan's 2008 Academy Award for Feature Animation.
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  • Jeff Luhnow '84

    Jeff Luhnow ’84 is General Manager for the Houston Astros. Before signing with them, Luhnow had been a Vice President of Scouting and Player Development for the St. Louis Cardinals since 2003.
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  • Kurt Pitzer '84

    Kurt Pitzer ’84 is an author, journalist and film producer. As a journalist he has covered some of the world’s most turbulent regions, including the Balkans, the Middle East and Afghanistan, for national magazines and newspapers. In 2013 Pitzer produced the independent feature film Runoff with his wife, Kimberly Levin, who wrote and directed the film.
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  • Garrick Wang '84

    Garrick "Rick" Wang '84 is CEO of the RetailCo Group which include companies specializing in Sports/Fashion retail, retail logistics, sports marketing, manufacturing and F&B retail. With over 100 stores in Shanghai, RetailCo is one of the largest specialty retailers in China's East region.
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  • Charlie Kindel '85

    Charlie Kindel '85 is the Director of Product at Amazon overseeing the development of innovative voice command devices Alexa and Echo. Kindel is known for building two Seattle startups (including MileLogr), the Windows Phone 7 application platform and 3rd party ecosystem, Windows Home Server, and Windows Media Center.
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  • Mark Lee '85

    Mark Lee '85 is a founder and principal of the dynamic architecture firm Johnston Marklee. One of his best known designs is the famous “Hill House” built into the hillside in the Pacific Palisades in Southern California. Recent projects include the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston and a new master plan for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
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  • Julia Marciari-Alexander '85

    Julia Marciari-Alexander ’85 is Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum, one of the leading art institutions in Baltimore.
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  • Faye Karnavy Sahai '86

    A top executive at AIG in San Francisco, California, Faye Karnavy Sahai '86 oversees the new AIG global innovation & digital business centers, identifying and exploring innovations for AIG with innovators, business leaders and external strategic partners
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  • Jan Mitchell Johnson '86

    Jan Mitchell Johnson '86 has won over $185 million in grants for public school districts and charter schools in the United States since starting her own business, Grantsformation, Inc., and over $200 million in her entire career as a grant writer. Grantsformation, Inc. has secured funding for after-school and summer school programs, professional development for teachers in math, science and technology, early childhood education, and even incentive pay for teachers who meet benchmarks.
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  • Karen Hales '87

    Karen G. Hales '87, PhD, is a Professor of Biology at Davidson College. She received her doctorate in genetics from Stanford University.
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  • Michael Kwon '87

    Michael Kwon '87 is the retail design director for Nike Sports in China.
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  • Paul Lai '87

    Paul Lai '87 is the head of corporate and investment banking in Asia for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA), Spain's second largest bank.
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  • Josh Marshall '87

    Josh Marshall '87 is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com, what Time Magazine calls "the prototype of what the successful Web-based news organization is likely to be in the future." Marshall spent his early journalistic career in traditional media, writing for such respected publications as The New YorkerThe Atlantic MonthlyThe New Republic and The New York Times.
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  • Yassmin Sarmadi ’87

    Yassmin Sarmadi ’87 is owner and operator of Church and State, a french bistro in downtown Los Angeles. It was named the “#1 Hot Spot” and best new restaurant by Angeleno magazine and a “Top 100 in LA” by Los Angeles Magazine.
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  • John Scalzi '87

    John Scalzi ’87 is the author of eight novels, including Old Man's War (which is being adapted for the big screen by Paramount Studios), and past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. His novel Redshirts won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel. He's also written eight nonfiction books (two of which have received Hugo Awards), and his blog, Whatever is one of the most visited on the Web with 5.4 million visits in 2011.
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  • Corey Calaycay '88

    Corey Calaycay ’88 is serving his third term on the Claremont City Council where he was named mayor by his fellow council men and women on March 16, 2009. Calaycay previously worked with Assemblyman Bob Margett in the California State Senate.
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  • Sandra Lee Rebish '88

    Sandra Lee Rebish '88, MD is a board-certified dermatologist, skin cancer surgeon, and cosmetic surgeon, who is a regular guest on The Doctors TV Show and Fox's Studio11LA. Her Youtube channel has over 305,000 subscribers and more than 117 million views.
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  • Scott Shalett '88

    Named one of the "Rising Stars of Politics" by Campaigns and Elections Magazine in 2002, Scott Shalett '88 is a principal in the Dewey Square Group, a strategic marketing and communications firm.
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  • Sari Gruber '89

    Hailed as “nothing short of sensational” by Opera magazine, soprano Sari Gruber ’89 is one of today’s most sought-after artists on the international opera and concert stage.
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  • Yosh Han '89

    San Francisco based perfumer Yosh Han ’89 is the proprietress of YOSH fragrances, an eponymous collection that can be found at such exclusive retailers as Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue Dubai and haute perfumeries throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East and Russia.
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  • Kevin Hutchison ’89

    Marine Major Kevin Hutchison ’89 is the recipient of a Bronze Star medal with combat distinguishing service, the fourth-highest combat award in the United States armed forces, for actions of bravery in leading his Bravo Company, Second Reconnaissance Battalion in the Anbar province of Iraq. Hutchison, a 15-year veteran of the Marine Corps, has since returned to the U.S. to serve as a strategic planner at Camp Pendleton, California.
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  • Punch Hutton '89

    Punch Hutton '89 joined Vanity Fair magazine in 1998 as the assistant to the editor, Graydon Carter. Since 2003, she has edited the magazine's "Fanfair" section. In 2006, Vanity Fair re-introduced its party pages in a new section, "Fairground," which Hutton has edited since its inception. She also edits the magazine's Oscar and Culture guides and the annual Travel Supplement in the UK. Hutton is married and has a daughter.
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  • Adriana LaCorte Maher ’89

    An African porcupine and an aardvark are just a couple of her "coworkers." Adriana LaCorte Maher ’89 is a bilingual educator at the San Diego Wild Animal Park where she handles about 25 animals, including parrots, owls, alligators, and snakes.
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  • Jenn Louis '89

    Jenn Louis ’89 is the recipient of two James Beard nominations and the chef and co-owner of Lincoln Restaurant and Sunshine Tavern in Portland, Oregon. In 2012, Food & Wine Magazine named her one of the Best New Chefs of the year.
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  • Wendin Smith '89

    Wendin D. Smith '89, PhD is the founder of an international consultancy, supporting public and private sector clients in the nuclear energy, threat reduction, and environmental remediation fields. She has supported the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense in nonproliferation and threat reduction programs in the former Soviet States.
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  • John Stuver '89

    John Stuver '89 is an award-winning sound editor. He has worked with Hollywood heavyweights such as Tom Hanks, HBO and Michael Mann. He received an Emmy for his work on Steven Spielberg's HBO TV mini-series The Pacific.
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  • Andy Wu '89

    Andy Wu '89 is the Chief Financial Officer of Hong Kong Disneyland. He is also the former CFO of Shanghai Disney Resort, a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Shanghai government.
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  • Andrew Kirschner '90

    Chef Andrew Kirschner '90 and his Santa Monica restaurant Tar & Roses were 2013 nominees for the prestigious James Beard Award. Tar & Roses was nominated as a semifinalist in the "Best New Restaurant" category, and Kirschner was nominated in the "Best Chef: West" category. Kirschner also competed in the Food Network's show, The Next Iron Chef season three.
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