List of College of the Holy Cross alumni

This list of College of the Holy Cross alumni includes graduates and non-graduate, former students at the College of the Holy Cross. Since its founding in 1843, Holy Cross has graduated 157 classes of students and as of 2005-06 academic year has approximately 35,000 alumni. [ [ "Alumni and Friends",] ]

Notable Holy Cross alumni

Arts and literature

*Michael Earls 1895, Jesuit priest, writer, poet, teacher, and Holy Cross administrator
*Vito Acconci 1962, artist and architect
*Philip Berrigan 1950, author and activist
*Billy Collins 1963, former Poet Laureate of the United States
*Michael Harrington 1947, socialist historian and author of "The Other America", which is believed to have inspired Lyndon Johnson's Great Society social programs.
*Michael Hogan 1972, author of the novels "Man Out of Time" and "Burial of the Dead"
*Edward P. Jones 1972, 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction for writing "The Known World"
*Paul LeClerc 1963, President of the New York Public Library
*Joe McGinniss 1964, bestselling author of "The Selling of the President", "Fatal Vision", and other books


*Paul D. Bernard 1990, Senior Partner & Head of Pan Asia Investment Research, Goldman Sachs
*James E. Burke 1947, former CEO of Johnson & Johnson; named one of the ten greatest CEOs of all time by Fortune Magazine
*Daniel A. Celentano 1973, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners
*Arthur Ciocca 1959, Chairman and Owner, The Wine Group [cite web | | url= | title=The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans: Members, Arthur A. Ciocca | accessdate=2007-04-11]
*Nicholas D'Agostino, Jr. 1960, Chairman and CEO, D'Agostino Supermarkets, Inc. [cite web | url= | title=Nicholas D'Agostino, Jr. biography | work=D'Agostino website]
*Charles H. Eppinger 1970, CEO of International Financial Data Services
*Frederick H. Eppinger 1981, President and CEO, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
*Richard B. Fisher 1947, Chairman of Federated Securities Corp. and Vice Chairman of Federated Investors, Inc. [ [ Executive Officers and Directors, Biographies, Federated Investors, Inc. website] ]
*Donald E. Froude 1978, President, U.S. Advisor Group, Ameriprise Financial
*John P. Hamill 1961, former Chairman and CEO of Sovereign Bank
*Pedro Heilbron 1979, CEO of Copa Airlines
*Mark Holowesko 1982, noted investor and CEO of Templeton Capital Advisors
*John J. Issa 1960, Founder and Chairman of SuperClubs Resorts [ [ Corporate Directors, GraceKennedy Limited website] ]
*James W. Keyes 1977, Chairman and CEO of Blockbuster, Inc.
*John H. Lindon 1978, Managing Director and Head of United Kingdom & Ireland Hedge Fund Credit Sales, Banc of America Securities
*Edward J. Ludwig 1973, Chairman, President, and CEO of Becton Dickinson [ [ "News from the Hill, Ludwig ’73 delivers Thomas More Lecture", Holy Cross Magazine, fall 2006 vol.40 no.4] ]
*E. Thomas Massey 1990, Director of Investment Banking Division, Citigroup
*William J. McDonough 1956, former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and current Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch
*Arthur J. Mirante II 1965, President of Global Client Development and former CEO, Cushman & Wakefield [ [ "Cushman & Wakefield's Mirante Named to Board of Directors Of the Metropolitan Club", Cushman & Wakefield News] ]
*Charles E.F. Millard 1954, Former Chairman of the Board, CEO Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York
*John Peterman 1963 (aka J. Peterman), catalog and retail entrepreneur
*James David Power III 1953, founder of J.D. Power and Associates
*Roberto Quarta 1971, Partner of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Chairman of Italtel, and former Chairman of BBA Group
*Jack D. Rehm 1954, former CEO of Meredith Corporation
*Carolyn Risoli 1986, President, Marc Jacobs, Inc. [ [ "Alumni/Advancement: Carolyn Risoli '86: Fashioning a Life", Holy Cross Magazine, winter 2001 vol.35 no.1] ]
*John T. Sinnott 1961, retired Vice Chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies [ [ "MMC Vice Chairman John T. Sinott to Retire", MMC News] ]
*Park B. Smith 1954, Chairman & Founder of Park B. Smith Ltd. and benefactor of the College
*David A. Spina 1964, former Chairman and CEO of State Street Corporation
*William J. Teuber Jr. 1973, Vice Chairman of EMC Corporation [ [ Executive team, William J. Teuber, Jr, EMC Corporation website] ]
*Mary Agnes Wilderotter 1977, President and CEO, Citizens Communications
*John G. Schulte 1970, President and CEO, Spectranetics Corporation


*David Granfield 1943, a Professor Emeritus at Catholic University Law School in Washington DC; noted as a canon lawyer for his exposition of the Catholic Church’s view on abortion.
*Patrick Francis Healy 1850, first African American to earn a Ph.D. and former President of Georgetown University
*Traugott Lawler 1958, a medievalist scholar, expert on William Langland, and an emeritus professor of English at Yale University
*Joseph A. McCartin 1981, professor of history at Georgetown University and 2003 Charles Warren Fellow at Harvard University.


*Karen E. Baldwin 1985, Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs Baldwin Entertainment Group and wife of Howard Baldwin [ [ Karen Baldwin biography, Baldwin Entertainment Group website] ]
*Leigh Anne Brodsky 1980, President of Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products [ [ Press: Corporate Bios, everythingNICK website] ]
*Dick Cusack 1950, Actor, director and producer
*Ann Dowd 1978, Broadway, movie, and television actress [ [ "Alumni Success Stories: Ann Dowd '78",] ]
*Dave Holmes 1994, MTV host [ [ "Alumni/Advancement: Dave Holmes '94: Say What?", Holy Cross Magazine, winter 2001 vol.35 no.1] ]
*Peter Jankowski 1986, Executive Producer, Law & Order
*Patrick J. (Rick) Lane 1988, Senior Vice President, News Corporation
*Kevin O'Connor 1990, host of PBS's This Old House
*Bartlett Sher 1981, director of Tony Award winning Broadway musical "The Light in the Piazza"
*Robert C. Wright 1965, Chairman of the Board and former CEO, NBC Universal, and Vice Chairman, General Electric [ [ Executive Biographies, NBC Universal website] ]

Law, politics, and public service

*Tim Bishop 1972, United States Congressman [ [ Congressman Tim Bishop,] ]
*Joseph A. Califano 1952, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and current Chairman and President of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
*Bob Casey Sr. 1953, Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987-1995
*Bob Casey, Jr. 1982, his son, Pennsylvania treasurer and U.S. Senator [ [ Senator Robert P. Casey,] ]
*Jose S. Cojuangco Jr. 1955, former Philippine Congressman
*Barry M. Costello 1973, Commander, United States Third Fleet, United States Navy [ [ US Navy Leadership, Biographies, US Navy website] ]
*Edward D. DiPrete 1955, Governor of Rhode Island from 1985-1991
*Christopher A. Doherty 1980, Mayor of Scranton, PA
*John Durkin 1959, U.S. Senator for New Hampshire from 1975 to 1980
*Joseph Daniel Early 1955, represented the third district of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1993.
*Jon Favreau 2003, chief speechwriter for Barack Obama
*Richard J. Leon 1971, judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
*John A. Lynch, Jr 1960, former member of New Jersey Senate from 1981 to 2001; also state Senate President from 1990 to 1992
*William J. McCarthy 1976, Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, United States Navy [ [ US Navy Leadership, Biographies, US Navy website] ]
*Bruce E. MacDonald 1978, Rear Admiral, Judge Advocate General, United States Navy [ [ [ US Navy Leadership, Biographies, US Navy website] ]
*Michael R. McNulty 1969, United States Congressman [ [ Congressman Michael McNulty,] ]
*John William Middendorf II 1945, former U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands
*James P. Moran 1967, United States Congressman [ [ Congressman Jim Moran's biography page,] ]
*Peter Poggioli 1972, Chief of Staff, Australian Office of the Minister for Environment and Heritage
*Barry Reed 1949, Boston trial lawyer and author of "The Verdict", which was made into the Oscar-nominated 1982 film starring Paul Newman
*Mark Kennedy Shriver 1986, former member of Maryland legislature, Vice President and Managing Director of US Programs for Save the Children
*Clarence Thomas 1971, United States Supreme Court Justice
*Harry K. Thomas, Jr. 1978, Director General of the Foreign Service, of the U.S. Department of State and former U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh [ [] [Biographies, U.S. Department of State website] ]
*Austin J. Tobin 1925, former director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, from 1942-1972, who oversaw the construction of the World Trade Center.
*Bernard E. Trainor 1951, retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General, bestselling author, and military analyst for NBC
*Lazarus Uaandja 1991, Executive Director of the Central Governance Agency in Namibia
*David I. Walsh 1893 First Irish Catholic Governor and U.S. Senator for Massachusetts
*Peter F. Welch 1969, the United States Representative for the U.S. state of Vermont's at-large congressional seat.
*Ted Wells 1972, lawyer; rated by The National Law Journal as one of America's best white-collar defense attorneys
*Edward Bennett Williams 1941, famed trial attorney who also owned the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Redskins
*James Assion Wright 1923, lawyer from Pennsylvania who served in the U.S. Congress from 1941 to 1945.

Media and communication

*Dave Anderson 1951, New York Times sports columnist, 1981 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary
*Mary G. Berner 1981, President & CEO, The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
*Daniel Day 1978, Managing Editor, The Modesto Bee
*F. Paul Driscoll 1976, Managing Editor, Opera News
*Jack Fowler 1982, Publisher of the National Review
*Joan Hogan Gillman 1985, President, Time Warner Cable Media Sales [ "Board of Trustees, 2006-2007",] ]
*Chris Matthews 1967, host of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show"
*Gordon Peterson 1960, broadcast journalist and television news anchor; currently co-anchor for ABC affiliate WJLA-TV and moderator and producer of "Inside Washington".
*Dan Shaughnessy 1975, sports columnist for the Boston Globe
*Peter H. Smyth 1975, President and CEO, Greater Media, Inc.
*Bill Simmons 1992, ESPN sports columnist
*Ed Walsh 1969, WBZ NewsRadio 1030-AM, Morning News Anchor
*Amy Wilkins 1984, Senior Vice President & Publisher of Blueprint and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines


*Most Rev. James Augustine Healy 1849, first African American bishop in the United States
*Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Duncan, STD, 1937, Chaplain Emeritus, St. John's Catholic Newman Center, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
* Msgr.Peter Vaghi 1970, pastor of the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland and confidant to conservative political figures

cience, technology, and medicine

*Edward Bove 1968, Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, who is recognized for his contributions to the repair of congenital heart defects
*James J. Collins, Ph.D. 1987, Rhodes Scholar, 2003 MacArthur Fellow and Boston University Professor of Biomedical Engineering
*Joseph T. Coyle, M.D. 1965, Director of the Harvard Medical School Consolidated Department of Psychiatry and President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
*Anthony Fauci, M.D. 1962, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
*Joseph P. Kerwin, M.D. 1953, astronaut who spent 28 days in space for the Skylab 2 mission
*Joseph E. Murray, M.D. 1940, Nobel Prize in Medicine for the first successful kidney transplant
*Joyce O'Shaughnessy 1978, prominent oncologist and breast cancer researcher
*James A. Shannon 1925, first Director of the National Institutes of Health


*John Joseph "Jack" Barry 1905, an American shortstop, second baseman, and manager in Major League Baseball, and later a renowned college baseball coach.
*George Blaney 1961, college basketball coach and former player for the New York Knicks
*Ownie Carroll 1925, Major League Baseball pitcher for eleven seasons, went on to be the baseball coach at Seton Hall from 1948-1972
*Bob Cousy 1950, Basketball Hall of Fame member and former Boston Celtics player and coach
*Henry D. Cross III 1952, Chairman, U.S. Olympic Shooting Team
*Joseph "Jumping Joe" Dugan 1920, late Major League Baseball player [ [ "Athletics: From Fitton Field to The Big Show", Holy Cross Magazine, summer 2005 vol.39 no.3] ]
*Gill Fenerty 1986, award winning all-star running back with the CFL Toronto Argonauts and later with the NFL New Orleans Saints
*Andrea Garbagnati 1991, Italian FIA GT Championship driver
*Paul Harney 1952, professional golfer and golf course owner; in 1995, enshrined into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame.
*Tom Heinsohn 1956, Basketball Hall of Fame member and former Boston Celtics player and coach
*Bruce Kozerski 1984, former center for the Cincinnati Bengals
*Dick Joyce 1965cite book |title=College of the Holy Cross Alumni Directory 1843-1990 |publisher=Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc.] , major league pitcher and member of the Cheverus and Holy Cross Halls of Fames and Maine Baseball Hall of Fame
*Gordon Lockbaum 1988, College Football Hall of Fame member
*Jon Morris 1964, All American center; named to the second team, All-Time All-AFL for his years playing for the Boston Patriots.
*Bill Osmanski 1939, Chicago Bears fullback, member of the NFL 1940s All-Decade Team, the College Football Hall of Fame, and a licensed dentist
*Vince Promuto 1960, Washington Redskins guard from 1960 to 1970
*James F. "Jimmy" Quinn 1928, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1928 Summer Olympics.
*Kevin Swords 1982, most “capped” player on the Eagles, the U.S. national rugby team. He played in the 1987 World Cup Rugby and captained the US team in the 1991 world cup.
*Patrick Rissmiller 2002, center for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League
*Louis Sockalexis, Prep-1897, the first Native American player in major league baseball
*William "Willie the Wedge" Turnesa, 1938, one of 13 men who have won both the British Amateur (1947) and U.S. Amateur Champtionships (1938, 1948)


*Timothy Leary, the LSD-pioneering Harvard Professor, who attended Holy Cross before transferring to West Point
*Joanne de Guardiola 1980, interior designer and New York socialite [ [ "Class Notes", Holy Cross Magazine, winter 2001 vol.35 no.1] ]

Notable Holy Cross faculty

*John Esposito, widely published professor of Islamic Studies. (former Holy Cross Middle East Studies and Religious Studies Chair)
*Osvaldo Golijov, Grammy award winning composer (assistant professor, music)
*Joseph T. O'Callahan, first chaplain Medal of Honor recipient. (former director of Holy Cross Mathematics Dept.)


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