Alumni of Note

Preface: This list is entitled "Alumni of Note," since fame is a relative term, and some alumni of significance to the University of Maryland may never be known beyond the borders of our campus or our state. Submission of additions to this list is actively encouraged, and the list will be updated as needed.


Abdur-Ra'oof, Azizuddin — played professional football for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1988 to 1989.

Absher, Dick — played professional football for the Washington Redskins (1967), Atlanta Falcons (1967-1968), New Orleans Saints (1969-1971), and Philadelphia Eagles (1972).

Agamennone, Brandon — played professional baseball for the Montreal Expos in 1998.

Alderton, John — played professional football for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1953.

Allen, Hershel — Class of 1910, built bridges over the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River.

Allen, Karen — (attended but did not graduate), movie actress, appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Starman, Animal House, Scrooged, and The Perfect Storm.

Alston, O'Brien — played professional football for the Indianapolis Colts from 1998 to 1992.

Andrews, William — Class of 1953, former president of Singer Sewing Machine Co.

Andrus, Joe — played professional baseball for the New York Yankees in 1948.

Appolony, William — Class of 1969, senior vice president of M&T Bank.

Armsworthy, Frank — Class of 1951, former vice chairman of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Arnold, Richard "Ricky" II — M.S. 1992, member of the 2004 class of astronaut recruits for NASA; first spaceflight was a Discovery shuttle mission to the International Space Station in 2009.

Atkins, Steve — played professional football for the Green Bay Packers (1979-1981) and Philadelphia Eagles (1981).

Atkinson, Jess — played professional football for the New York Giants (1985), St. Louis Rams (1985), Washington Redskins (1986-1987), and Indianapolis Colts (1988); television sportscaster.

Avellini, Robert — Class of 1975, quarterback for the Chicago Bears (1975-1983) and New York Jets (1984).

Ayers, Stephen T. — Class of 1985, United States Architect of the Capitol (2010-present).

Badanjek, Rick — played professional football for the Washington Redskins (1986) and Atlanta Falcons (1987-1988).

Baker, Henry — played in the Arena Football League for the Albany ConQuest in 2002.

Baldwin, Harry Streett — served in the U. S. Congress from 1943 to 1947.

Balthrop, Carmen — Class of 1971, opera singer and University of Maryland faculty member.

Barrett, Mark — played professional baseball for the San Diego Padres in 1994.

Bartlett, Roscoe — Class of 1948, has represented the state of Maryland in the U. S. House of Representatives since 1993.

Barton, Eric — has played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders since 1999.

Basham, Robert — Class of 1970, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse restaurant.

Bauman, Matt — played professional baseball for the San Francisco Giants in 1993.

Bauer, Joy — nutrition expert on The Today Show, author of cookbooks and books on healthy eating.

Baxter, Lonny — professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls (2002-2003), Toronto Raptors (2003), Washington Wizards (2003-2004), New Orleans Hornets (2004-2005), Houston Rockets (2005-2006), and Charlotte Bobcats (2005-2006), as well as several European leagues.

Beck, Ken — played professional baseball for the Montreal Expos in 2002.

Beach, Katie (Kauffman) — Class of 1997, member of the U. S. field hockey team in the 1996 Olympics.

Becton, Julius, Jr. — M.A. 1967, retired army general and former head of the Office of U. S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of the Agency for International Development.

Beier, Anita — Class of 1977, comptroller of USAirways Group.

Beman, Deane — attended from 1956 to 1960, commissioner of the PGA Tour from 1974 to 1994 and a 2000 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Bennett, Charles — Class of 1978, head of the Infrared Astrophysics Branch at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Cener; principal investigator of the Wilkinson Microwave Anistropy Prob (WMAP) that created the first, detailed, full-sky map of the oldest light in the universe.

Berger, Louis "Bosey" — Maryland's first basketball All-American and professional baseball player for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Boston Red Sox in 1932 and 1935-1939.

Berman, Gail — Class of 1978, president of Paramount Pictures, March 31, 2005-2007; president of Fox Broadcasting Co., May 2000-March 30, 2005; and Broadway producer.

Bernard, Tom — co-president of Sony Pictures Classics.

Bernstein, Bonnie — Class of 1992, television sports broadcaster and reporter for The NFL Today; previously she was a correspondent for Sportscenter on ESPN.

Bernstein, Carl — Class of 1965, reporter for the Washington Post who helped break the Watergate story.

Berry, John — Class of 1980, United States Ambassador to Australia, fomer director of the National Zoo.

Berry, Mary — Class of 1962, former U. S. Circuit Court judge.

Bielski, Dick — played professional football for the Philadelphia Eagles (1955-1959), Dallas Cowboys (1960-1961), and Baltimore Colts (1962-1963).

Bishop, Gary — played professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins in 1977.

Bittman, Robert J. — Class of 1984, one of two chief prosecutors on the staff of Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr.

Blair, Charles S. — Class of 1951, U. S. judge in Baltimore.

Blake, Steve — professional basketball player who began his career with the Washington Wizards in 2003 and currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. He has also played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Los Angeles.

Blount, Alvin — played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys in 1987.

Bodharamik, Adisai — Ph.D. 1970, international telecommunications leader; minister of education in Thailand.

Bonner, Robert — Class of 1963, commissioner of the U. S. Customs Service.

Boston, Lawrence — played professional basketball for the Washington Bullets in 1980.

Bottoms, Jim — Played professional baseball for the Washington Senators and California Angels in 1969.

Bradley, Tom — played professional baseball for the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, and San Francisco Giants from 1969 to 1975; returned to the university to coach Terrapin baseball from 1991 to 2000.

Branch, Adrian — played professional basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers (1987), New Jersey Nets (1988), Portland Trail Blazers (1989), and Minnesota Timberwolves (1990).

Branch, Bruce — Class of 1976, 1985 source lists him as a sports reporter with the Louisville Times.

Brant, Tim — Class of 1973, sportscaster for ABC Sports and Jefferson-Pilot.

Braun, Susan — M.A., 1986, president and chief executive officer of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Breedlove, Rod — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1960-1964) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1965-1967).

Brewer, Brooke — played professional football for the Browns (1921) and Akron (1922).

Brierly, Hal — Class of 1965, developer of frequent flyer programs.

Brin, Sergey — Class of 1993, co-founder of Google Technology, Inc.

Brody, Kenneth — Class of 1964, former chairman of the U. S. Export-Import Bank.

Bronowicz, Scott — played professional baseball for the Atlanta Braves in 1998.

Brophy, John — Class of 1971, president of ACS Solutions.

Brown, Donald — played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (1986), San Diego Chargers (1986), and New York Giants (1987).

Brown, J. B. — played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (1989-1996), Pittsburgh Steelers (1997), Arizona Cardinals (1998), and Detroit Lions (1999-2000).

Brown, John, III — Class of 1973, former chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority and owner of R. J. Bentley's Restaurant in College Park.

Brown, Lester — M.S. 1960, founder and former president of the World Watch Institute, a leading monitor of global environmental and social trends.

Brown, Tom — played professional baseball for the Washington Senators in 1963.

Brown, Tom — played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers (1964-1968) and the Washington Redskins (1969).

Brueckner, Roger — played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 1963.

Bullett, Vicky — member of the 1988 and 1992 U. S. Olympic women's basketball team; played professionally for the WNBA's Charlotte Sting (1997-1999) and Washington Mystics (2000-2002).

Bunting, George A. — Class of 1899, inventor of Noxema.

Burger, Leslie — M.L.S. 1974, executive director of the Princeton Public Library; president of the American Library Association in 2006-2007.

Burns, Evers — played professional basketball for the Sacramento Kings in 1993.

Burnside, Waldo — Class of 1949, former president of the Los Angeles-based department store chain, Carter Hawley Hale Stores, which at one time owned Neiman Marcus.

Burruss, Lloyd — played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs (1981-1991 and 1993) and the Denver Broncos (1992).

Burst, David — played professional baseball for the Atlanta Braves in 1986.

Buscher, Buckey — played in baseball's International League in 1934.

Butler, R. Paul — Ph.D. 1993, staff scientist at the Carnegie Institute of Washington; with his long-time collaborator Geoff Marcey, he has discovered more extrasolar planets than anyone else in history.

Butsko, Harry — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins in 1963.

Byrd, Harry Clifton — Class of 1908, president of the University of Maryland from 1935 to 1954.

Byron, William — Class of 1969, former Catholic University President.

Califf, Danny — member of the 2000 U. S. Olympic men's soccer team.

Campbell, Joe — played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints (1977-1978), Oakland Raiders (1979-1981), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1981).

Cardoza, Dennis — Class of 1982, Congressman from California’s 18th District from 2003-2012.

Carey, Albert Peter — Class of 1974, University of Maryland track athlete who later became Senior Vice President of Sales and Retail Strategies for PepsiCo and President and CEO of Frito-Lay's North America division.

Carter, Louis — played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders (1975) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976-1978).

Cedrone, Lou — Class of 1950, former movie and stage critic for the Baltimore Sun.

Ceppos, Jerry — Class of 1969, top news executive for Knight Ridder Newspapers.

Chadick, Mike — played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1971.

Chandler, Robert F., Jr. — Ph.D. 1934, educator and founding father of the "Green Revolution;" president of the University of New Hampshire from 1950 to 1954, recipient of the World Food Prize in 1988 in recognition of his major efforts to the science of food production.

Chang, Sooyoung — M.S. 1968, Ph.D. 1971 former president of Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea.

Chapman, Ted — played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1987.

Chase, Sonia — played for the Charlotte Sting in the WNBA from 1998 to 1999.

Cherry, Sheila — first African-American to serve as the president of the National Press Club (December 2003 to December 2004).

Christopher, Scott — played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 1976.

Chumbris, Shorty — played professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers in 1938.

Chung, Connie — Class of 1969, television news anchor; first Chinese American and only the second woman to anchor a major network news program; three-time Emmy Award winner.

Ciardi, Mark — Class of 1983, movie producer whose credits include the Disney hit The Rookie, as well as Miracle, Invincible, and Secretariat; played professional baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1987.

Cichowski, Tom — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1967 to 1968.

Clark, A. James — Class of 1950, president of Clark Enterprises; Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering is named for him.

Clark, Kem — member of the 1948 U. S. Olympic canoeing team.

Clessuras, Art — played professonal baseball for the Detroit Tigers in 1958.

Cohen, Sarah — M. A. 1992, winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for investigative reporting for a series in the Washington Post examining deaths of children in Washington, DC; also an adjunct professor at the university.

Cole, Fred — played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960.

Cole, William P., Jr. — Class of 1910, member of the U. S. Congress from 1927 to 1929 and 1931 to 1943 and judge of the U. S. Customs Court and the U. S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals; served as a member of the University of Maryland Board of Regents from 1931 to 1956 and as chair of the Board from 1944 to 1956; namesake for Cole Field House.

Coleman, Ben — played professional basketball for the New Jersey Nets (1987-1988), Philadelphia 76ers (1988-1989), and Milwaukee Bucks (1991).

Coleman, Mary Stallings — Class of 1935, chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Colleton, Katrina — played for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks (1997-1998) and Miami SOL (2000-2001).

Collins, Gary — played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns from 1962 to 1971.

Colteryahn, Lloyd — played in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts from 1954 to 1956.

Colton, George — played in the NFL for the New England Patriots in 1987.

Cone, Carin — member of the 1956 Australian women's swimming team.

Contino, Fran — Class of 1968, executive vice president and CFO of McCormick & Co.

Coogan, Mark, — marathon runner and member of the 1996 U. S. Olympic team.

Cook, Arthur E., Jr. — won a gold medal at the 1948 Olympics in rifle shooting.

Cooke, Ed — played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears (1958), Philadelphia Eagles (1958), Baltimore Colts (1959), New York Titans (1960-1962), New York Jets (1963), Denver Broncos (1964-1965), and Miami Dolphins (1966-1968).

Corcoran, Jim — quarterback in the NFL for Boston in 1968.

Corddry, Phil — played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox in 1969.

Corthron, Kia — Class of 1984, playwright; first recipient of the Manhattan Theater Club's playwrighting fellowship.

Cosby, Camille — (attended but did not graduate), wife of comedian Bill Cosby, film and stage producer, and philanthropist.

Cox, Renard — played in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2001 and in NFL Europe for the Barcelona Dragons in 2002.

Cowsette, Delbert — played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts (2000) and Washington Redskins (2000-2001).

Crawford-Mason, Clare Wootten — Class of 1958, a founding editor of People magazine.

Creech, W. L. "Bill," — rebuilt the U. S. Tactical Air Command and oversaw the development of modern air weaponry, such as the F-117 stealth fighter.

Crosby, Cliff — played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals (1999), St. Louis Rams (1999), Indianapolis Colts (2000-2003), and Kansas City Chiefs (2004).

Crossan, Dave — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins from 1965 to 1969.

Crouthamel, Harry — played professional baseball for the Cincinnati Reds in 1946.

Curtiss, Tom — played professional baseball for the Atlanta Braves in 1999.

D'Addio, Dave — played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions in 1984.

D'Amico, Matt — played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1989.

Danko, Peter — Class of 1971, furniture sculptor.

Dantzig, George — Class of 1936, mathematical scientist who created the simplex algorithm for solving linear programming problems; also known for solving two previously "unsolvable" statistical theory problems in 1939.

Darlington, Anne Truax — creator of "Wall Street Week" and other Maryland Public Television programs.

David, Larry — Class of 1969, co-creator and executive producer of "Seinfeld," creator of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Davis, Angela — Class of 1990, morning and mid-day news anchor for KSTP-TV covering the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, area; Ms. Davis has also won a regional Emmy Award for her television work.

Davis, Brad — played professional basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers (1978-1979), Indiana Pacers (1979-1980), Utah Jazz (1980), and Dallas Mavericks (1981-1992).

Davis, Cindy — Class of 1987, senior vice president of the Golf Channel.

Davis, Jack — played in the NFL for Boston in 1960.

Davis, Larry — played professional baseball for the Washington Senators in 1967.

Davis, Mike — played professional basketball for the New York Knicks in 1983.

Davis, Raymond, Jr. — Class of 1937, M.S. in chemistry 1939, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for physics in 2002.

Davis, Ruth — M.S. 1951, Ph.D. 1955, one of the first women to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics from the university and designer of early computers and satellites; Dr. Davis also held several high-level scientific positions in the federal Government.

Davis, Vernon — playing in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers (2006- ).

Dawes, Dominique — Class of 2002, member of the 1996 and 2000 U. S. Olympic gymnastics teams.

Dent, Cedric — Ph.D. 1997, seven-time Grammy winner with the group "Take Six," a Southern a capella group which blends gospel and jazz into an award-winning sound.

Deveareaux, Charles, played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 1992.

DeVito, Mathias J. — Class of 1954, chairman emeritus of The Rouse Company.

Dingman, Michael D. — president and CEO of Shipston Group, Ltd, former director of Ford Motor Company.

Dixon, Juan — played professional basketball for the Washington Wizards (2002-2005, 2008-2009), Portland Trail Blazers (2005-2007), Toronto Raptors (2007-2008), Detroit Pistons (2008), and several European leagues.

Douglas, Richard — M.S. 1977, Ph.D. 1981, former undersecretary in the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Downey, Edward — Class of 1952, founder and chairman of Downey Communications, one of the leading publishers of magazines in the military field; chairman of Enpower IT, Inc.

Downey, Milo — Class of 1927, M.A. 1940, pioneer of national 4-H education program expansion and agriculture extension programs.

Drozdov, Darren — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos in 1993.

Duda, Mark — played in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams from 1983 to 1987.

Duke, Walter — (attended 1940-1941) World War II flying ace who shot down 14 enemy planes during the conflict. The Captain Walter Duke Regional Airport in St. Mary’s County is named for him.

Dunston, Mike — Class of 1993, co-anchor for Good Morning Cleveland ABC News5, former reporter and occasional news anchor for Fox5News WTTG in Washington, DC.

Dyson, Roydon — former U. S. Congressman from Maryland, serving from 1981 to 1991.

Ealy, Michael — Class of 1996, film and television actor, appeared in the Ice-Cube movie Barbershop, Oprah Winfrey's TV movie Their Eyes Were Watching God, and the Showtime series Sleeper Cell, a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

Edmunds, Ferrell — played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (1988-1992) and Seattle Seahawks (1993-1994)

Ehrlich, Fred — Class of 1984, president of SONY New Technology.

Eisman, John — member of the 1948 U. S. Olympic canoeing team.

Ekezie, Obinna — professional basketball player for the Vancouver Grizzlies (2000), Washington Wizards (2000-2001), Dallas Mavericks (2001), Los Angeles Clippers (2002), and Atlanta Hawks (2003).

Elmore, Len — Class of 1978, lawyer, professional basketball player, and sportscaster on ESPN; played for the Indiana Pacers (1975-1979), Kansas City Kings (1980), Milwaukee Bucks (1981), New Jersey Nets (1982-1982), and New York Knicks (1984).

Emshweller, Whitney — played professional baseball in the Eastern Shore League in 1951.

England, Gordon — Class of 1961, first deputy secretary in the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, former Secretary of the Navy and Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Eppley, Geary — Class of 1920, M.S. 1926, University of Maryland director of athletics, professor of agronomy, dean of men, and director of student activities; first president of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The university re-named the Campus Recreation Center for Eppley on October 20, 2006.

Epps, Jeanette — M.S. 1994, Ph.D. 2000, member of the 2009 astronaut class. Epps was a technical intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency prior to her selection by NASA.

Esiason, Norman "Boomer" — Class of 1984, football commentator and former NFL quarterback; played in Super Bowl XXIII in 1988 for the Cincinnati Bengals; also played for the New York Jets (1993-1995) and Arizona Cardinals (1996- 1997).

Faber, John E. — Class of 1926, M.S. 1928, Ph.D. 1937, University of Maryland professor of microbiology and lacrosse coach.

Facchina, Robert — Class of 1977, CEO of Johanna Foods.

Fantauzzi, John — played professional baseball for the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies in 1990.

Faucette, Chuck — played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers from 1987 to 1988.

Fazio, Ron — played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987.

Fefferman, Charles L. — Class of 1966, internationally known mathematician and winner of the Fields Prize, mathematics' equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

Felton, Ralph — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1954-1960) and Buffalo Bills (1961-1962).

Fernandez, Raul — Class of 1990, founder and chairman of Proxicom and minority owner of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals.

Fernstrom, Meredith — M.S. 1972, former senior vice president for public responsibility, American Express.

Ferré, Rosario — Ph.D 1987, one of Puerto Rico's leading writers.

Ferris, Bob — played professional baseball for the California Angels from 1979 to 1980.

Feugill, John — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 2000 to 2001 and in NFL Europe for the Barcelona Dragons in 2002.

Fiorina, Carleton S. "Carly" — M.B.A. 1980, former chief executive of Hewlett Packard; first female CEO for a company included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Fischell, Robert E. — M.S. 1953, inventor of the rechargeable cardiac pacemaker, implantable insulin pump, and artificial pancreas.

Fisher, Ernie — member of the 1956 U. S. Olympic wrestling team.

Fletcher, Andy — played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills in 1920.

Flick, James A., Jr. — Class of 1962, former managing partner of Ernst & Whinney.

Fowler, Melvin — played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns (2002-2004), Minnesota Vikings (2005), and Buffalo Bills (2006).

Foxworth, Domonique — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos (2005-2007), Atlanta Falcons (2008), and Baltimore Ravens (2009-2011); served as president of the NFL Players Association (2012-2014).

Francis, Steve — professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets (2000-2004, 2007-2008), Orlando Magic (2004-2006), and New York Knicks (2006-2007).

Franklin, Jon — Class of 1970, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter (1979 and 1985); first Maryland alumnus to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Franklin, Thomas — B.S. 1862, one of the first two graduates of the Maryland Agricultural College (as the University of Maryland was then known).

Freeman, Marty — played professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers in 1984.

Friedgen, Ralph — Class of 1070, head UM football coach 2000 to 2010.

Fullerton, Ed — played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1953.

Fulton, Ed — played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams (1978) and Buffalo Bills (1979).

Funk, Fred — Class of 1980, professional golfer and former coach of the University of Maryland’s men’s golf team.

Gaffney, George — played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 1955.

Gambino, Lu, — played in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts from 1948 to 1949.

Gambrill, Stephen W. — served in the U. S. Congress from 1924 to 1938.

Gentile, Dominic "Don" Salvatore — (attended 1949 to 1951), WWII flying ace who took down 30 planes during the war. Gentile was killed in a jet plane crash while on a training run in Prince George’s County in 1951.

Gentry, John N. — Class of 1957, served as U. S. Undersecretary of Labor

Gibson, Kelley — played for the WNBA's Houston Comets from 2000 to 2002.

Gildenhorn, Alma — Class of 1953, civic leader, philanthropist, and patron of the arts.

Gildenhorn, Joseph — Class of 1951, businessman, lawyer, and former U. S. Ambassador to Switzerland

Girven, Paula — member of the 1976 U. S. Olympic track team; specialized in high jumping.

Gleasner, Don — played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox in 1946.

Glendening, Frances Anne — Class of 1974, M.A. 1977, former wife of Maryland Governor Parris Glendening and an attorney with the Federal Elections Commission.

Glenn, John — (attended classes in the University College division), astronaut known as the first American to orbit the Earth and former U.S. Senator.

Glenn, O'Neil — played in the NFL for the New England Patriots in 1991.

Glover, Kevin — played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions (1985-1997) and Seattle Seahawks (1998-1999).

Goodling, William F. — Class of 1953, former U. S. Representative from Pennsylvania.

Gordon, Tim — played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox in 1982.

Green, Joyce Hens — Class of 1949, Superior Court Judge, District of Columbia.

Green, Kinsey, B. — Class of 1965, M.S. 1969, former executive director of the American Home Economics Association.

Greene, Tony — played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills from 1971 to 1979.

Greenspan, Jerry — played professional basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1964 to 1965.

Griffin, Michael — Ph.D. 1977, former adjunct professor of engineering at Maryland and director of NASA, 2005-2009.

Grimes, Martha — Class of 1954, M.A. 1956, best-selling mystery writer.

Grossman, Bob — played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians in 1972.

Gude, Gilbert — served in the U. S. Congress from 1967 to 1977

Hack, David — played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2002.

Hacopian, Derek — played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, and San Diego Padres in 1992.

Hakala, Lea — member of the 1984 Finnish Olympic women's basketball team.

Hale, Roger — Class of 1965, former chairman of the board and CEO of H&R Block and Ashland Oil.

Hammond, Jamie — played professional baseball in the Western League in 2000.

Hanulak, Chet — played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns in 1954 and 1957.

Hardy, Jerome S. — Class of 1939, former president of Juniper Enterprises, Inc., and former publisher of Life magazine.

Harney, Edward F. — Class of 1975, fashion designer.

Harrison, Evelyn Barstow — Class of 1932, first woman to receive a degree in engineering (B.S. in civil engineering) from the university. She served as the first director of the Federal Women’s Program of the Civil Service Commission, which sought equal opportunity for women in federal employment practices.

Hartman, Ron — played professional baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1996.

Hauptman, Herbert A. — Ph.D. 1955, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1985.

Haverbusch, Kevin — played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1997.

Hawkins, Gordon — Class of 1982, opera singer.

Hazen, Melvin E. — Class of 1888, first president of the original Alumni Association, founded in 1892, and the captain of the university’s first baseball team in 1887.

Healy, Don — played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears (1958-1959), Dallas Cowboys (1960-1961), and Buffalo Bills (1962).

Healy, Jane — Class of 1971, won a Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1988; she is an editorial page editor for the Orlando Sentinel.

Heiser, Roy — played professional baseball for the Washington Senators in 1961.

Heiss, Tara — member of the 1980 U. S. Olympic women's basketball team.

Heitz, Alan David — Class of 1994, television actor who has appeared in Monk, Frasier, Grounded for Life, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, King of Queens, and America's Most Wanted.

Hello, Bastian "Buz" —Class of 1948, guided pre-launch preparation and launch support for six Apollo space exploration missions, including three landings on the moon.

Hemphill, Connie — played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians in 1954.

Henderson, E.J. — played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings (2003-2011).

Henson, Jane — Class of 1955, wife of Jim Henson, involved in creating the Muppets.

Henson, Jim — Class of 1960, master puppeteer and creator of the Muppets.

Herbert, Charles J. — Class of 1951, vice president of the Spirit Sales Division of Heublein, Inc.

Herrick, Neal — played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 1980.

Herson, Mike — played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers in 1968

Herzog, Buck — played professional baseball for the Giants, Doves, Rustlers, Reds, Braves, and Cubs from 1908 to 1920.

Hesse, Karen — Class of 1975, author of numerous books for children and young adults and winner of many prestigious national awards for her writing; Ms. Hesse received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002.

Hetrick, John — played professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers in 1967.

Hickey, Bo — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos in 1967.

Hicks, Anthony — played professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1986.

Hicks, Eric — played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs (1998-2006), the New York Jets (2007), and the Detroit Lions (2009).

Hicks, Jesse — played for the WNBA's Utah Starzz (1997-1998) and Orlando Miracle (2000-2002).

Hill, Charles — played in the NFL for the Houston Texans (2002) and in the Arena Football League for the Orlando Predators (2006-2008).

Hill, Shaun — playing in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings (2002-2005), the San Francisco 49ers (2006-2009), and the Detroit Lions (2010-present).

Himelfarb, Donald — Class of 1967, president of Thrifty Rent-A-Car.

Hinman, Brian — Class of 1982, founder of multiple technology companies: PictureTel, Polycom, and 2Wire; the Hinman Campus Entrepreneurship Opportunities program is named in his honor.

Hiser, Gene — played professional baseball for the Chicago Cubs from 1971 to 1975

Hogan, Lawrence J. — served in the U. S. Congress from 1969 to 1975.

Holcomb, Lou — played professional baseball for the Texas Rangers in 1989.

Holliday, Kene — Class of 1971, star of sitcom "Carter Country."

Holmes, Grace B. — Class of 1919, first woman to receive an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, although she did not complete all of her coursework at College Park.

Hook, Elizabeth — Class of 1920, first woman to complete all four years of her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland; she received a B.S. in entomology.

Horton, Tom — member of the 1948 U. S. Olympic canoeing team.

Howard, Maurice "Mo," — played professional basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers (1977) and New Orleans Jazz (1977).

Hoyer, Steny — Class of 1963, U. S. Congressman from Maryland.

Hudson, Chris — played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1977.

Hughes, Harry — Class of 1949, governor of Maryland from 1979 to 1987; also played professional baseball in 1948 with the New York Yankees.

Humelsine, Carlisle H. — Class of 1937, national leader in historic preservation and president and chairman of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Hunton, John — played professional baseball with the New York Yankees in 1950

Hutton, L. Kate — M.S. 1973, Ph.D. 1976, seismologist at Cal-Tech who is known throughout the West Coast states as the "Earthquake Lady" for her media commentary during seismic events.

Ingram, Steve — played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995) and Jacksonville Jaguars (1999).

Jackman, Mark — played professional baseball with the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals in 1977.

Jacobs, Emma S. — M.S. 1917, first woman to receive a graduate degree from the University of Maryland.

Jacobsen, Hugh Newell — Class of 1951, award-winning architect and designer of Maryland's Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, among many other distinguished buildings.

Jasikevicius, Sarunas — member of the 2000 Lithuanian Olympic men's basketball team.

Jefferson, Ben — played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts from 1989 to 1990.

Jenifer, Franklyn — Ph.D 1970, president of the University of Texas at Dallas and former president of Howard University.

Jenkins, Kris — playing in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers (2001-present).

Jennings, Rick — played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders (1976-1977), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1977), and San Francisco 49ers (1977).

Johnson, Barry — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1991 to 1992.

Johnson, Bill (Bing) — Class of 1936, Broadway actor who also appeared in the film "Keep Your Powder Dry" with Lana Turner, Susan Peters, and Laraine Day and on a weekly NBC television network program with Dinah Shore.

Johnson, Charles — played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers from 1979 to 1980 and in 1983.

Johnson, Drew — played professional baseball with the Baltimore Orioles in 1991.

Johnson, Eddie — played professional baseball with the New York Yankees in 1939.

Johnson, Elaine — Class of 1959, first female African-American undergraduate at the University of Maryland.

Johnson, Pyke — Class of 1937, managing editor of the Doubleday Publishing Company.

Johnson, Thomas Francis — served in the U. S. Congress from 1959 to 1953.

Joines, Vernon — played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns (1989-1990) and Denver Broncos (1991).

Jones, Clarence — played in the NFL for the New York Giants (1991-1994), St. Louis Rams (1995), New Orleans Saints (1996-1998), and Carolina Panthers (1999-2000).

Jones, Stan — Class of 1956, played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears (1954-1965) and Washington Redskins (1966); member of the College Football and NFL Halls of Fame.

Jordan, Lamont — played in the NFL for the New York Jets (2001-2004), Oakland Raiders (2005-2007), New England Patriots (2008), and Denver Broncos (2009).

Jordan, Steve — played professional baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1981.

Joyner, Willie — played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers in 1984.

Kahn, Fred — Class of 1960, early proponent of national presidential debates; proposed idea of candidates debating on same platform to UM President Wilson Elkins, Gov. Theodore McKeldin, and Eleanor Roosevelt in 1956.

Kahn, Harold — Class of 1970, chairman and CEO of Macy's East.

Kaleo, John — played in the Arena Football League for the Tampa Bay Storm in 2002.

Kaufman, Katie — member of the 1996 U. S. Olympic field hockey team.

Kazmarek, George — played professional baseball with the New York Mets in 1967.

Keen, Vic — played professional baseball for the Athletics, Cubs, and Cardinals in 1918 and 1921 to 1927.

Keller, Charlie — played professional baseball for the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers from 1939 to 1952; only Terp to play in baseball's All-Star game and the World Series.

Keller, Hal — played professional baseball for the Washington Senators from 1949 to 1950 and in 1952.

Kendall, Clifford — Class of 1954, founder of Computer Data Systems Inc., and a pioneer in the American data processing field; chair of the University of Maryland System Board of Regents.

Kennedy, Delious — Class of 1992, Grammy winner with the group All-4-One in 1994 in the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal category for the single "I Swear."

Kernis, Jay — Class of 1974, NBC News producer, formerly a managing editor at CNN/U.S., producer for CBS's 60 Minutes, and senior vice president for programming at National Public Radio.

Kerns, Dan — played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 1966.

Kim, Jeong — Ph.D. 1991, engineering entrepreneur and educator; named president of Lucent Technology’s Bell Labs in 2005. Maryland's Jeong Kim Engineering Building is named for him.

Kindness, Thomas — Class of 1951, former U. S. Representative from Ohio.

King, Albert — played professional basketball for the New Jersey Nets (1982-1987), Philadelphia 76ers (1988), and San Antonio Spurs (1989).

King, Gayle — Class of 1976, co-anchor of CBS This Morning and editor-at-large for O: The Oprah Magazine.

Kinney, Jeff — Class of 1993, created the popular Diamondback cartoon Igdoof; author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid children's book series; writer and designer of online games.

Kinney, Vince — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1978 to 1979.

Kirchird, Bill — played in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts in 1962.

Kirchner, Kris — member of the 1980 U. S. Olympic women's basketball team.

Kisela, Mike — played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys from 1998 to 1999.

Klinedinst, George — played professional baseball for the Washington Senators in 1961.

Kluger, Jeffrey — Class of 1976, author of Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, the basis for the movie Apollo 13.

Knode, Mike — played professional baseball for the Cardinals in 1920.

Knode, Ray "Bob" — played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians from 1923 to 1926.

Knott, Shawn — played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 1992.

Knox, Irene — member of the 1932 U. S. Olympic rifle shooting team.

Koch, Pete — played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals (1984), Kansas City Chiefs (1985-1988), and Los Angeles Raiders (1989-1990).

Kolarek, Frank — played professional baseball for the A's in 1975.

Kravits, Jason — Class of 1989, actor on the television show "The Practice."

Kredensor, Diane — Class of 1989, Emmy Award-winning animator who created episodes of children's favorites "Pinky and the Brain," "WordWorld," and "Clifford the Big Red Dog."

Kreiter, Elizabeth — first female chief of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police; Kreiter was also the deparment's first female full-time motorcycle officer and first female sergeant.

Krouse, Ray — played in the NFL for the New York Giants (1951-1955), Detroit Lions (1956-1957), Baltimore Colts (1958-1959), and Washington Redskins (1960).

Krowe, Allen J. — Class of 1954, former senior vice president of finance and planning for IBM and former vice chairman of Texaco.

Kubasik, Chris — Class of 1983, CFO of Lockheed Martin.

Kuhn, Albin O. — Class of 1938, M.S. 1939, Ph.D. 1948, professor of agronomy and first chancellor of the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus.

Kurkjian, Tim — Class of 1978, reporter for ESPN and ESPN Magazine.

Laake, Pete — played professional baseball for the Texas Rangers in 1989.

Ladygo, Pete — played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1952 and 1954.

Lasoff, Mark — Class of 1988, won an Oscar in 1998 for best achievement in visual effects for the movie Titanic.

Lauer, John — Class of 1963, former president of B. F. Goodrich.

Laurer, George J. — Class of 1951, inventor of the UPC (Universal Product Code).

Leaf, Munro — Class of 1927, author who is most famous for The Story of Ferdinand, more commonly known as Ferdinand the Bull.

Leatherbury, King T. — Class of 1956, prominent local horse trainer, winner of more than 6,000 races.

LeFrak, Samuel J. — Class of 1940, internationally known teacher, communicator, and builder.

Lerman, Liz — Class of 1970, founder of the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD, and a talented dancer, choreographer, and teacher of dance; Ms. Lerman received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002.

Lewis, Jermaine — played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens (1996-2001) and Houston Texans (2002).

Lin, W. S. — 1978 Ph.D. candidate in Business/ABD, president of the Tatung Company, Taiwan's leading maker of electronics, workstations, PC servers, home appliances, and industrial equipment.

Lin, Wen-Yen "Pamela" — M.A. 1975, general manager of Tatung Company's Global Computer Communication and Consumer Business Group.

Lipitz, Roger — Class of 1964, former chairman of the Baltimore Development Corporation and one of the founders of Meridian Healthcare.

Long, Mike — played professional baseball for the New York Mets in 1966.

Longbrake, William — Class of 1976, vice chairman of Washington Mutual.

Lookabaugh, John — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins from 1946 to 1947.

Lucas, Barbara — Class of 1967, senior vice president for public affairs, for Black & Decker.

Lucas, John — Class of 1976, former NBA player and head coach; played for the Houston Rockets (1977-1978, 1985-1986, and 1990), Golden State Warriors (1979-1981), Washington Bullets (1982-1983), San Antonio Spurs (1984), Milwaukee Bucks (1987-1988), and Seattle SuperSonics (1989); coach for the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Miami Tropics (USBL).

Maarleveld, J. D. — played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1986 to 1987.

McCool, Willie — M.S. 1985, astronaut killed in the space shuttle Columbia explosion.

McCurdy, John — played professional baseball for the Oakland A's in 2002.

McDonald, Kevin — played professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers in 2002.

McEwen, Mark — (attended but did not graduate), weather and entertainment editor for "CBS This Morning."

McFall, Russell W. — Class of 1943, chief executive of Western Union from 1965 to 1979.

McFarland, Joan — Class of 1981; winner of a Grammy award for "best choral performance" in 2000 for her work on a recording of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem."

McGarvey, Randy — played professional baseball for the Washington Senators in 1969.

McGonnigal, Brett — played professional baseball for the San Francisco Giants in 1991.

McGowan, George — Class of 1951, former chairman and CEO of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company and member of the University of Maryland's Board of Regents from 1984 to 1995, on which he served seven years as chair.

McGroddy, James — Ph.D. 1965, former Senior Vice President of Research for IBM.

McGruder, Aaron — Class of 1997, cartoonist and creator of the comic strip "Boondocks"

McKee, Philip L. — M.B.A. 1970, former vice president and manager, International Division of Manufacturer's Hanover Trust.

McKenzie, Vashti — Class of 1978, first woman to be elected bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

McMillen, Tom — Class of 1974, U. S. Representative from Maryland from 1987 to 1993 and the University of Maryland's first student to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship; was a member of the 1972 U. S. Olympic men's basketball team that won a silver medal; played professional basketball for the Buffalo Braves (1976-1977), New York Knicks (1977), Atlanta Hawks (1978-1983), and Washington Bullets (1984-1985).

Mackin, Catherine (Cassie) — Class of 1960, national news correspondent, television news anchor, and Emmy Award winner; first woman floor reporter at the Democratic and Republican national conventions; died in 1982.

Maddocks, John — member of the 1984 British Olympic sailing team.

Maddox, Derrick — played professional baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1996.

Maddox, Garry, Jr. — played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Arizona Diamondbacks in 1996.

Magee, Kathleen — M.A. 1972, co-founder of Operation Smile, an organization that works to correct children's facial deformities around the world.

Mandel, Marvin — Class of 1939, governor of Maryland from 1969 to 1979.

Manges, Mark — played in the NFL for St. Louis in 1987.

Manz, George — played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs in 1968.

Marable, Manning — Ph.D., 1976, authority on African American history and professor of history at Columbia University.

Marker, Russell — Class of 1923, chemist who pioneered the manufacture of cortisone and progesterone.

Marks, Tobin — Class of 1966, world-renowned chemist.

Marshall, Larry — played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs (1972-1973), Minnesota Vikings (1974), Philadelphia Eagles (1974-1977), and Los Angeles Rams (1978).

Martin, Roland — Class of 1962, nationally known bass fisherman, fishing expert, and broadcaster.

Massenburg, Tony — played professional basketball for the San Antonio Spurs (1991, 2004-2005), Charlotte Hornets (1992), Boston Celtics (1992), Golden State Warriors (1992), Los Angeles Clippers (1994-1995), Toronto Raptors (1995-1996), Philadelphia 76ers (1996), New Jersey Nets (1996-1997), Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies (1999, 2000), Houston Rockets (1999, 2000), Utah Jazz (2003), and Sacramento Kings (2003-2004).

Matthews, Odonna — M.B.A 1982, vice president for consumer affairs and spokesperson for Giant Foods.

Mayer, William E. — M.B.A. 1967, former managing director of First Boston Corp.

Meade, Jim — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins from 1939 to 1940.

Meagher, Mark J. — Class of 1955, former publisher of Financial World.

Merritt, Roland — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins in 1970.

Mesner, Bruce — played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills (1987) and Kansas City Chiefs (1988).

Meury, Bill — played professional baseball for the San Diego Padres in 1990.

Mike-Mayer, Steve — played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers (1975-1976), Detroit Lions (1977), New Orleans Saints (1978), and Baltimore Colts (1979-1980).

Milanovich, Scott — played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 1999.

Miller, Thomas V. "Mike" — Class of 1964, president of the Maryland State Senate from 1987 to the present.

Miller, Steve — played professional baseball for the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres in 1983.

Milling, James — played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons (1988-1991) and New York Giants (1991).

Mills, Charlie — played in the NFL for Buffalo in 1920.

Mills, David — co-creator of the HBO miniseries entitled "The Corner" for which he won an Emmy.

Milton, Eric — has played professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins since 1998.

Mitchell, Parren James — M.A. in Sociology, 1952, civil rights activist and U. S. Representative from Maryland; first African-American to receive a graduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park campus.

Mizrachi, Limor — played professional women's basketball for the New England Blizzard in 1998.

Modzelewski, Dick — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1953-1954), Pittsburgh Steelers (1955), New York Giants (1956-1963), and Cleveland Browns (1964-1966); also coached in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns in 1977.

Mogar, Scott — played professional baseball in the Australian League in 1996.

Mondorff, Pershing — played professional baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1941.

Mont, Tommy — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins from 1947 to 1949 and returned to his alma mater to coach the Terrapins from 1956 to 1958; highlight of his UM coaching career was the victory over North Carolina in the Queen's Game.

Morgan, Bob — played in the NFL for the Chicago Cardinals (1954) and Washington Redskins (1954).

Morgan, LaToya — Class of 2001, first Terrapin known to have driven the Oscar Mayer Company's 27-foot-long Weinermobile.

Morris, Terence — playing professional basketball for the Houston Rockets (2002-present).

Moss, Joe — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins in 1952.

Moye-Moore, Marlon — played in the Arena Football League for the Charleston Swamp Dragon in 2002.

Mullan, Paul — Class of 1968, former co-chair of Del Monte Foods, chairman of Wham-O.

Murphy, Matt — playing in the NFL for the Detroit Lions since 2002.

Mustaf, Jerrod — played professional basketball for the New York Knicks (1991) and Phoenix Suns (1992-1994).

Myrtle, Chip — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos (1967-1972) and San Diego Chargers (1974).

Mysel, David — played professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers in 1992.

Nehemiah, Renaldo — Class of 1981, track star and member of the 1980 U. S. Olympic track team; also played professional football for the San Francisco 49ers from 1982 to 1984.

Newhouse, Eric — M.A. 1971, earned the 2000 prize Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting; his 12-part series, "Alcohol: Cradle to Grave," explored alcohol abuse and its impact on individuals, families, and society.

Nicholls, Simon — played professional baseball for the Tigers, A's, and Indians in 1903 and from 1906 to 1910.

Nolan, Dick — played in the NFL for the New York Giants (1954-1957 and 1959-1961), Chicago Cardinals (1958), and Dallas Cowboys (1962); also coached in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers (1968-1975) and New Orleans Saints (1978-1980).

Norris, Jack — played professional football for Staten Island in 1932.

Norris, Jim — played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers from 1977 to 1980.

Norris, Paul — Class of 1971, chairman, president and CEO of W. R. Grace.

Norris, Tom — Class of 1967, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

Nussbaum, Jay — Class of 1966, executive vice president of KPMG Consulting.

O'Brien, Jim — played professional basketball for the New York Nets (NBA) (1974) and Memphis Sounds (ABA) (1975).

O'Donnell, Joe — played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2002 and also for the Amsterdam Admirals in NFL Europe in 2002.

O'Donnell, Neil — professional football player; played in Super Bowl XXX, 1995, for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Super Bowl XXXIV, 2000, for the Tennessee Titans; also played for the New York Jets (1996-1997) and Cincinnati Bengals (1998).

Ogbogu, Eric — played in the NFL for the New York Jets (1998-2001) and Cincinnati Bengals (2002-present).

Ogle, Kendall — played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns from 1999 to 2000.

Okanlawon, Tony — playing in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers (2002-present).

Olesker, Michael — Class of 1968, author and columnist for the Baltimore Sun.

Olkewicz, Neal — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins from 1979 to 1989

Olmert, Michael — Class of 1980, lecturer at the University of Maryland, author, and award-winning writer. Olmert won an Emmy for "Outstanding Animated Program (for programming more than one hour)" for his work as co-writer on the film "Big Al," a documentary on the allosaurus dinosaur, and the New York Film Festival recognized his work on the BBC production "Walking with Cavemen" with a gold medal.

Paasch, Steve — played professional baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1994

Pacella, Dave — played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984.

Padden, Preston — Class of 1979, executive vice president of Disney.

Panek, Sue — assistant coach for the WNBA's Charlotte Sting from 1997 to 2000.

Panella, Boots — played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox in 1951.

Parker, Robert — Class of 1970, leading wine critic and publisher of the Wine Advocate newsletter.

Pastrana, Alan — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1969 to 1970.

Pearman, Boe — assistant coach (1998-1998) and associate coach (1998) for the American Basketball League's New England Blizzard.

Pelecanos, George — Class of 1980, film producer, journalist, and award-winning author of crime/noir novels.

Pellegrini, Bob — played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles (1956 and 1958-1961) and Washington Redskins (1962-1965).

Perazic, Jasmina — member of the 1984 Yugoslavian Olympic women's basketball team; played professional basketball for the WNBA's New York Liberty in 1997.

Perlo, Phil — played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers in 1960.

Petranek, Stephen — Class of 1970, editor-in-chief of Discover the leading general interest science magazine in America.

Pfeiffer, Jane Cahill — Class of 1954, management consultant and former chairman of the board of NBC.

Pincus, Robert — Class of 1968, former president of the Washington region of BB&T Bank.

Pitt, Jim — played professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins in 1964.

Pittman, Charles — played professional basketball for the Phoenix Suns from 1983 to 1986.

Plank, Kevin — Class of 1996, creator of Under Armour athletic wear.

Plate, Bill — played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1946.

Plaza, Galo — Class of 1929, president of Ecuador from 1948 to 1952 and president of the Organization of American States, 1968 to 1975.

Plocki, Dan — played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns in 1989.

Powers, Warren — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1989 to 1992.

Profit, Laron — played professional basketball for the Washington Wizards from 2000 to 2001.

Pyon Su — Class of 1891, first Korean student to receive a degree from any American college or university.

Raba, Rob — played in the NFL for the New York Jets (1977-1979), Baltimore Colts (1980), and Washington Redskins (1981).

Rangel, Jesus — Class of 1978, vice president for corporate relations for Anheuser-Busch.

Ratliff, Don — played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1975.

Ratliff, Robert — Class of 1958, executive chairman of Massey-Ferguson tractors.

Rawlings, Howard Peters "Pete" — (took graduate courses in mathematics but did not graduate), represented the city of Baltimore in the Maryland House of Delegates; activist for civil rights, higher education, and services for the poor.

Reich, Frank — professional football player; played in Super Bowls XXV-XXVIII, 1990-1993, for the Buffalo Bills; also played for the Carolina Panthers (1995), New York Jets (1996), and Detroit Lions (1997-1998).

Renfro, V. Buddy — member of the folk group "Hard Travelers" and an independent filmmaker.

Resnik, Judith — Ph.D. 1977, astronaut killed in the space shuttle Challenger explosion; second woman in space.

Rice, R. Michael — M.B.A. 1976, former president of Chase Trade, Inc.

Richards, Dick — played professional baseball for the Washington Senators and the Cleveland Indians in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Richards, Paul — M.S. 1991, NASA space shuttle astronaut.

Riggs, Samuel, IV — Class of 1950, banker, philanthropist, farmer.

Roberts, Guy — played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers (1972-1975), Atlanta Falcons (1976), and Miami Dolphins (1977).

Roberts, Jimmy — Class of 1979, winner of 12 Emmy Awards for sports broadcasting, most recently for an "Olympic Moments" feature piece; reporter for NBC.

Roberts, Pernell — Class of 1950, stage and television actor; starred in "Bonanza" on television and was a spokesperson for Advil pain reliever.

Robertson, Sherry — played professional baseball for the Washington Senators and the A's from 1940 to 1941 and from 1943 to 1952.

Robinson, Jim — Class of 1958, Film-studio producer/head (Ace Ventura)

Rock, Walter — played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers (1963-1967) and Washington Redskins (1968-1973).

Rodenberger, Jeff — played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints in 1987.

Rodriguez, Aryan — Class of 2000, first director of language access for Washington, DC.

Rogers, Stan — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos in 1975.

Romanovsky, Mike — played professional baseball for the California Angels in 1984.

Rose, Susan — Class of 1979, co-produced Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Ruppersberger, C. A. "Dutch" — Class of 1967, U. S. Representative from Maryland and former County Executive for Baltimore County.

Sadler, Alan — played professional baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1984.

Sanders, Harvey — Class of 1972, chairman/CEO of Nautica Enterprises.

Sanders, Lewis — playing in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns (2000-present).

Sands, William B. — Class of 1862, one of the first two graduates from the Maryland Agricultural College (as the University of Maryland was then known); he received an A.B. degree.

Sandusky, Mike — played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1957 to 1965.

Scarbath, Jack — quarterback in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1953-1954) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1956).

Schaefer, Jeff — played professional baseball for the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners and Oakland A's from 1989 to 1992 and in 1994.

Schankweiler, Scott — played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills in 1987.

Schroeder, Brian — played professional baseball in the Frontier League in 1995.

Schroy, Ken — played in the NFL for the New York Jets from 1977 to 1984.

Schultz, Charles — served as chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors.

Schultz, John — played in the NFL from the Denver Broncos from 1976 to 1978.

Schwahn, Mark — Class of 1989, creator of the TV show One Tree Hill and co-writer and producer of the TV show Nashville.

Scott, Chad — playing in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1997-present).

Scott, Sean — played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys in 1988.

Scotti, Ben — Class of 1959, co-producer of the television series "Baywatch" and co-owner of All American Communications; played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1959-1961), Philadelphia Eagles (1962-1963), and San Francisco 49ers (1964).

Scotti, Tony — Class of 1961, co-producer of the television series "Baywatch" and co- owner of All American Communications

Seigel, Arnold — Class of 1944, designed and built the first arena large-screen TV system.

Shen, Chun-Shan — Ph.D. 1961, professor of physics and president of National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan.

Sheppard, Steve — member of the 1976 U. S. Olympic men's basketball team that won a gold medal; also played professional basketball for the Chicago Bulls (1978- 1979) and the Detroit Pistons (1979).

Sher, Richard — long-time Baltimore television news anchor and reporter, television talk show host, and former radio personality. Sher has two degrees from the University of Maryland.

Shiner, Dick — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1964-1966), Cleveland Browns (1967), Pittsburgh Steelers (1968-1969), New York Giants (1970), Atlanta Falcons (1971-1973), and New England Patriots (1973-1974).

Shipley, H. Burton — Class of 1914, University of Maryland baseball coach from 1924 to 1960 and namesake of Shipley Field; also played professional baseball and managed in the North East League and the Eastern Shore League.

Shoals, Roger — played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns (1963-1964), Detroit Lions (1965-1970), and Denver Broncos (1971).

Shue, Gene — former professional basketball player, coach, and general manager; played basketball for the Philadelphia Warriors (1955), New York Knicks (1955- 1956 and 1963), Fort Wayne Pistons (1957), Detroit Pistons (1958-1962), and Baltimore Bullets (1964); coach for the Baltimore Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, and Los Angeles Clippers.

Siedling, Bill — played professional baseball for the Washington Senators in 1966.

Sievers, Eric — played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers (1981-1988), Los Angeles Rams (1988), and New England Patriots (1989-1990).

Sikyala, Mukala — played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers in 2002 and in NFL Europe for the Berlin Thunder, also in 2002.

Siljkovic, Vedad — played in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes in 2002.

Simmons, Rasheed — played in the Arena Football League for the Detroit Fury in 2002.

Simon, David — Class of 1983, co-creator of the HBO miniseries entitled The Corner for which he won an Emmy; also created the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street and the HBO series The Wire; 2010 MacArthur Fellow.

Simon, Geroy — played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1997 and in the Canadian Football League for the B. C. Lions in 2002.

Sinipoli, Pete — played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1981.

Skinner, William W. — Class of 1895, nationally known agricultural research chemist and early leader in studies of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River; served eighteen years on the University of Maryland Board of Regents, seven of those as chair.

Sloyan, Patrick — Class of 1962, won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his articles in Newsday on battlefield tactics and "friendly fire" incidents during the Persian Gulf War.

Smith, Clarice — (attended the university in the 1950s, but did not graduate), artist and art collector; namesake of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Smith, Harry — Class of 1949, invented pulse doppler radar.

Smith, Joe — professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors (1995-1997), Philadelphia 76ers (1998), Minnesota Timberwolves (1998-2000 and 2002), Detroit Pistons (2001), Milwaukee Bucks (2003-2006), Denver Nuggets (2006), Chicago Bulls (2007-2008), Cleveland Cavaliers (2008, 2009), Oklahoma City Thunder, (2008-2009), Atlanta Hawks (2009-2010), New Jersey Nets (2010), and Los Angeles Lakers (2010-present).

Smith, Rich — played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 1989.

Smith, Robert H. — Class of 1950, developer of the Crystal City complex

Smith, Scott — played professional baseball for the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs in 1980.

Smoot, Chris — played professional baseball for the Atlanta Braves in 1992.

Snider, Ed — Class of 1955, chairman of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Snyder, Jerry — played in the NFL for the New York Giants (1929) and Staten Island (1930).

Snyder, Michele — Class of 1986, minority owner of the Washington Redskins.

Snyder, William R. — Class of 1951, former vice president and secretary of Crown Central Petroleum Corp.

Soderberg, Don — played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox in 1952.

Solt, Ron — played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts (1984-1988 and 1992) and Philadelphia Eagles (1988-1991).

Spies, Gary — played professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins in 1975.

Stamp, Adele H. — M.A. 1924, the university's first Dean of Women, serving from 1922 to 1960.

Starling, Walt — attended UMCP in the early 1970s, Washington air-traffic radio reporter from 1974 to 1995; died in January 2005.

Steinberg, Norm — Class of 1961, television and film writer and executive producer for the show "Cosby."

Stevens, Mike — played professional baseball in the 3 I League in 1927.

Suave, Dave — played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants in 1971.

Sugar, Bert — Class of 1957, sportswriter and editor and boxing historian.

Sweeris, Todd — member of the 1996 and 2000 U. S. Olympic table tennis teams.

Swoboda, Ron — played professional baseball for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, and New York Yankees; had a second career as a national television ad personality.

Swope, Matt — played professional baseball for the Montreal Expos in 2002

Sydnor, Chad — played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears in 1989.

Symons, Thomas B. — Class of 1902, dean of the College of Agriculture, 1937 to 1950, acting president of the University of Maryland, 1954, and director of the Cooperative Extension Service, 1914 to 1950.

Tate, Deanna — played professional women's basketball for the New England Blizzard from 1997 to 1998 and the Chicago Condors in 1998.

Teasley, Ellendea Proffer — Class of 1966, winner of a MacArthur Fellowship in 1989 in recognition of her work as an author, publisher, and translator of Russian literature into English.

Thierfelder, William K. — president of York Barbell Co.

Thomas, Frank — played professional baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1978.

Thomas, Gene — played professional baseball for the San Francisco Giants in 1992.

Thomas, Ratcliff — played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts from 1998 to 2001.

Thompson, Aaron — played in the Canadian Football League for the Toronto Argonauts in 2002.

Thomson, Shirley — M.A. 1975, former chair of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian equivalent of the United States' National Endowment for the Arts.

Tice, John — played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints (1983-1991) and Minnesota Vikings (1992-1994).

Tice, Mike — played in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks (1981-1988 and 1990-1992), Washington Redskins (1989), and Minnesota Vikings (1993 and 1995); head coach of the Minnesota Vikings (2001-2005), later hired as offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears (2010-present).

Trimble, Steve — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1981 to 1983.

Trout, Casey — played professional baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1999.

Truitt, Reginald Van Trump — Class of 1914, leading naturalist and marine biologist and pioneer in Chesapeake Bay research.

Trusky, Ken — played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1989.

Turner, Mark — Class of 1978, president of the Steak Escape restaurant chain.

Tydings, Joseph — Class of 1951, U. S. Senator from Maryland from 1965 to 1971 and former member of the University of Maryland Board of Regents.

Tydings, Millard — Class of 1910, four-term U. S. Senator from Maryland, fierce opponent of McCarthyism, and father of Phillipine independence.

Tyser, Ralph J. — Class of 1940, formerly president of Globe Distributing Co.

Updegrove, Mark D. — Class of 1984, author of two major books on the U.S. presidency; appointed director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, TX, in 2009.

Valentine, Evelyn Pasteur — M.S. 1967, Ed.D. 1986, educator and CEO of The Pasteur Center for Strategic Management.

Van Heusen, Billy — played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1968 to 1976.

Van Munching, Leo — Class of 1950, businessman and importer of Heineken and Amstel Light beers.

Van Pelt, Scott — broadcaster and commentator on ESPN's "Sports Center."

Vaux, Charlotte — Class of 1918, one of the first women to matriculate at the University of Maryland; she received a two-year degree in agriculture in 1918.

Vereb, Ed — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins in 1960.

Vezendy, Gerry — played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals in 1964.

Waerig, John — played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions in 2001.

Wagners, Jeff — played professional baseball in the Frontier League in 1995.

Waissman, Ken — Class of 1962, Broadway producer.

Walker, Kevin — played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1988 to 1992.

Wallace, Al — played in the NFL for the Phildelphia Eagles (1997-1999), Chicago Bears (2000), and Carolina Panthers (2002).

Waller, Ron — played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams (1955-1958) and the Los Angeles Chargers (1960); also coached in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers in 1973.

Wallop, J. Douglas, III — Class of 1942, wrote the book The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant on which the musical Damn Yankees is based.

Walton, Jim — Class of 1981, president/CEO of CNN.

Ward, Pam — Class of 1984, first woman to do play-by-play coverage of college football on national television.

Weber, Bob, Jr. — creator of "Slylock Fox & Comics for Kids;" majored in biology at the University of Maryland where he drew cartoons for the Diamondback.

Webster, Larry — played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (1992-1994), Cleveland Browns (1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996-2001), and New York Jets (2002).

Weiss, Bob — played professional baseball for the Dodgers in 1956.

Weller, Chris — Class of 1966, University of Maryland women's basketball coach from 1975 to 2002.

Wells, Harry K. — Class of 1943, former chairman and CEO of McCormick & Co., Inc.

White, Charles M. — Class of 1913, became president of Republic Steel Corporation.

White, Randy — Class of 1974, played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys from 1975 to 1988; member of the National Football League Hall of Fame.

White, Walter — played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1975 to 1979.

Whittle, Hiram — (attended but did not graduate), first African-American undergraduate to enroll at the University of Maryland; entered in the engineering program in the spring of 1951 but subsequently transferred.

Wickham, DeWayne — Class of 1974, former national president of the National Association of Black Journalists and nationally syndicated columnist for USA Today.

Wiest, Dianne — Class of 1969, won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Bullets over Broadway; she also won the same award in 1986 for Hannah and Her Sisters.

Williams, Albert V. (A. V.) — Class of 1917, builder, primarily of roads, including portions of the Baltimore Beltway, among many other projects.

Williams, Beth — internationally known expert on chronic wasting disease and brucellosis and one of the wildlife veterinarians credited with saving the population of black-footed ferrets in the American West; died in an automobile accident in January 2005.

Williams, Charles "Buck" — All-American basketball player who went on to play for the New Jersey Nets (1982-1989), Portland Trail Blazers (1990-1996), and New York Knicks (1997-1999); also a member of the 1980 U. S. Olympic men's basketball team.

Williams, Gary — Class of 1968, UM head coach for men's basketball from 1989 to 2011.

Williams, Walt — professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings (1992-1996), Miami Heat (1996), Toronto Raptors (1996-1998), Portland Trail Blazers (1998- 1999), Houston Rockets (1999-2002), and Dallas Mavericks (2002-2003).

Willis, Vic — played professional baseball in the Susquehanna League in 1936.

Wilson, Eric — played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills (1985-1986) and Washington Redskins (1987).

Wilson, Tim — played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers (1977-1982) and New Orleans Saints (1983-1984).

Wingate, Elmer — played in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts in 1953.

Wooten, Morgan — Class of 1956, legendary basketball coach at Hyattsville's DeMatha High School; he won more than 1,250 games and is the only high school coach who has been inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.

Wraase, Dennis — Class of 1966, president of PEPCO.

Wyatt, Kevin — played in the NFL for the New York Giants in 1980.

Wycheck, Frank — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1993-1994) and Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans (1995-2003).

Zolak, Scott — quarterbacked the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI, 1996; also played for the Miami Dolphins in 1999.