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Syracuse University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Syracuse, NY

Founding Date:
1870

Motto:
Suos Cultores Scientia Coronat

Team:
Orange

Mascot:
Otto the Orange

Radio Station:
WERW-AM

Enrollment:
18,604

Official Website:
http://www.syr.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
O. Rudolph Aggrey
Diplomat
24-Jul-1926   US Ambassador to Romania, 1977-81
Marv Albert
Sports Figure
12-Jun-1941   Yessssssss!
Richard J. Almeida
Business
c. 1943   Heller Financial
Brad Anderson
Cartoonist
24-May-1924   Marmaduke
Gary Anderson
Football
16-Jul-1959   NFL placekicker
Carmelo Anthony
Basketball
29-May-1984   New York Knicks forward
Colleen F. Arnold
Business
c. 1957   IBM executive
Ken Auletta
Columnist
23-Apr-1942   Media Columnist
Stephen M. Axinn
Attorney
1938   Antitrust attorney
H. Douglas Barclay
Diplomat
5-Jul-1932   US Ambassador to El Salvador, 2003-07
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
Darryl M. Bell
Actor
10-May-1963   Ron Johnson on A Different World
Craig Benson
Politician
8-Oct-1954   Governor of New Hampshire, 2003-05
Beau Biden
Politician
3-Feb-1969   Attorney General of Delaware
Joseph Biden
Politician
20-Nov-1942   Vice President of the United States
Dave Bing
Basketball
24-Nov-1943   NBA Hall of Famer, Detroit mayor
Edward Bleier
Business
16-Oct-1929   President, Warner Broadcast/Cable, 1986-2000
Jim Boeheim
Basketball
17-Nov-1944   Syracuse Head Coach
Sherwood Boehlert
Politician
28-Sep-1936   Congressman from New York, 1983-2007
Molly Corbett Broad
Business
1941   University Chancellor
William J. Brodsky
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Chicago Board Options Exchange
Jim Brown
Football
17-Feb-1936   Cleveland Browns RB
Samantha Brown
TV Personality
31-Mar-1969   Travel Channel host
Paul A. Brunner
Business
c. 1935   Spring Capital, Inc.
Ann Marie Buerkle
Politician
8-May-1951   Congresswoman, New York 25th
George Campbell, Jr.
Educator
2-Dec-1945   President of the Cooper Union
Gilbert Cates
Film Director
6-Jun-1934 1-Nov-2011 I Never Sang for My Father
John Chapple
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Nextel Partners, 1998-2006
Dick Clark
TV Personality
30-Nov-1929 18-Apr-2012 American Bandstand
Michael Cole
TV Personality
8-Dec-1968   WWE Announcer
John T. Connor
Business
3-Nov-1914 6-Oct-2000 CEO of Allied Chemical, 1967-79
Bob Costas
Sports Journalist
22-Mar-1952   Sportscaster, formerly hosted Later
Tom Coughlin
Football
31-Aug-1946   Head Coach, New York Giants
Stephen Crane
Novelist
1-Nov-1871 5-Jun-1900 The Red Badge of Courage
Michael M. Crow
Educator
c. 1955   President, Arizona State University
Larry Csonka
Football
25-Dec-1946   Hall-of-famer Miami Dolphins #39
James B. Cunningham
Diplomat
c. 1952   US Ambassador to Israel
Jessica Cutler
Blogger
18-May-1978   Former DeWine staffer, Washingtonienne
Al D'Amato
Politician
1-Aug-1937   US Senator from New York, 1981-99
Duffy Daugherty
Football
8-Sep-1915 25-Sep-1987 MSU Head Coach, 1954-72
Al Davis
Football
4-Jul-1929 8-Oct-2011 Owner of the Oakland Raiders
Ernie Davis
Football
14-Dec-1939 18-May-1963 Winner, 1961 Heisman Trophy
Ovid Demaris
Author
6-Sep-1919 12-Mar-1998 The Last Mafioso
Donald Devine
Government
c. 1937   Director, Office of Personnel Management, 1981-85
Taye Diggs
Actor
2-Jan-1971   How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Robert E. Dineen, Jr.
Attorney
1940   Former Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Bob Dishy
Actor
1934   Stage actor
Nicholas M. Donofrio
Business
7-Sep-1945   EVP at IBM
William J. Dyess
Diplomat
1-Aug-1929 6-Jan-1996 US Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1982-83
Randy Edsall
Football
27-Aug-1958   Head Coach, University of Connecticut
Michael B. Elefante
Attorney
15-Feb-1944   Partner, Hemenway & Barnes
Mark Emmert
Educator
16-Dec-1952   President, University of Washington
Peter Falk
Actor
16-Sep-1927 23-Jun-2011 Detective Columbo
Bernard Fall
Journalist
19-Nov-1926 21-Feb-1967 Scholar of the Vietnam conflict
Gary Farmer
Actor
12-Jun-1953   Henry & Verlin
Vera Farmiga
Actor
6-Aug-1973   Down to the Bone
Thom Filicia
TV Personality
17-May-1968   Interior Design Queer Eye guy
David Flaum
Activist
c. 1953   Flaum Management Company
Daniel J. Flood
Politician
26-Nov-1903 28-May-1994 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1945-80
Ina Garten
Chef
2-Feb-1948   Barefoot Contessa
Tony Gillespie
Diplomat
22-Mar-1935 7-Mar-2008 US Ambassador to Chile, 1988-91
James E. Graves, Jr.
Judge
c. 1953   Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court
Marvin Harrison
Football
25-Aug-1972   Indianapolis Colts WR
Joyce Hergenhan
Business
c. 1941   Former VP at General Electric
Richard S. Hill
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Novellus Systems
Kathy Hochul
Politician
27-Aug-1958   Congresswoman from New York
Miriam Hopkins
Actor
18-Oct-1902 9-Oct-1972 The Story of Temple Drake
Steve Israel
Politician
30-May-1958   Congressman, New York 2nd
Shirley Jackson
Novelist
14-Dec-1916 8-Aug-1965 The Lottery
Robert Jarvik
Doctor
11-May-1946   Co-Inventor, Jarvik-7 artificial heart
Grace Jones
Singer/Songwriter
19-May-1952   Slave to the Rhythm
Megyn Kelly
Journalist
18-Nov-1970   Fox News Channel anchor
Heather Paige Kent
Actor
5-Jan-1969   Lydia DeLucca on That's Life
Roy Kerr
Mathematician
16-May-1934   Rotating black holes
Martin S. Kimmel
Business
9-Apr-1916 15-Apr-2008 Founder of Kimco Realty
Jim Konstanty
Baseball
2-Mar-1917 11-Jun-1976 National League 1950 MVP
Ted Koppel
Journalist
8-Feb-1940   Nightline
Hilton Kramer
Critic
25-Mar-1928 27-Mar-2012 The New Criterion
Steve Kroft
Journalist
22-Aug-1945   60 Minutes
Randy Kuhl
Politician
19-Apr-1943   Congressman from New York, 2005-09
E. Floyd Kvamme
Business
1938   Partner, Kleiner Perkins
Lisa Lampanelli
Comic
19-Jul-1961   Insult Comic
Frank Langella
Actor
1-Jan-1938   Dracula and Dave
Kenneth R. Leibler
Business
c. 1949   Liberty Financial Companies
Kenneth Levy
Business
c. 1941   Founder of KLA Instruments
Sam Lloyd
Actor
12-Nov-1963   Ted Buckland on Scrubs
Dorothy Loudon
Actor
17-Sep-1933 15-Nov-2003 American stage actress
Kyle Lowder
Actor
27-Aug-1980   The Bold and the Beautiful
William Lundigan
Actor
12-Jun-1914 20-Dec-1975 Men Into Space
John D. MacDonald
Novelist
24-Jul-1916 28-Dec-1986 Travis McGee mystery novels
John Mackey
Football
24-Sep-1941 6-Jul-2011 NFL Hall of Famer
Theodore E. Martin
Business
c. 1939   CEO of the Barnes Group
Albert Maysles
Film Director
26-Nov-1926   Documentary filmmaker
Scott McCloud
Cartoonist
10-Jun-1960   Understanding Comics
Edie McClurg
Actor
23-Jul-1951   Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Neal McDonough
Actor
13-Feb-1966   Medical Investigation, Boomtown
John C. McGinley
Actor
3-Aug-1959   Dr. Perry Cox on Scrubs
Jay McInerney
Novelist
13-Jan-1955   Bright Lights, Big City
Theodore A. McKee
Judge
5-Jun-1947   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Donovan McNabb
Football
25-Nov-1976   Long-time NFL Quarterback
Barry Mills
Attorney
8-Sep-1950   President, Bowdoin College
Robert B. Monier
Politician
5-Mar-1922 8-Sep-1986 Acting Governor of New Hampshire, 1982
Art Monk
Football
5-Dec-1957   Former Washington Redskins WR
George Moose
Diplomat
23-Jun-1944   US Ambassador to the UN in Europe, 1998-2001
Story Musgrave
Astronaut
19-Aug-1935   Spent 1281 hours in space
Mark A. Neporent
Attorney
c. 1957   COO of Cerberus Capital Management
Andres Nevares
Attorney
12-Nov-1944   Nevares Sanchez-Alvarez & Mendez
Donald Newhouse
Publisher
1929   Advance Newspapers billionaire
Lawrence M. Noble
Attorney
c. 1951   FEC General Counsel, 1987-2000
Sean O'Keefe
Administrator
27-Jan-1956   NASA Administrator, 2001-05
Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball
6-Mar-1972   Shaq Attack
Joyce Carol Oates
Author
16-Jun-1938   Author of over 40 novels
Carl Paladino
Business
24-Aug-1946   Buffalo real estate baron
Bud Paxson
Business
c. 1934   Paxson Communications
Suzanne Pleshette
Actor
31-Jan-1937 19-Jan-2008 The Birds
Kenneth A. Pontarelli
Business
c. 1971   Goldman Sachs
Alan Rafkin
Film Director
23-Jul-1928 6-Aug-2001 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Irma S. Raker
Judge
2-Apr-1938   Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Arnold L. Raphel
Diplomat
16-Mar-1943 17-Aug-1988 US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1987-88
Lou Reed
Musician
2-Mar-1942   The Velvet Underground
Kevin Michael Richardson
Actor
25-Oct-1964   The Cleveland Show
Henry duPont Ridgely
Judge
c. 1949   Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
H. John Riley, Jr.
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Cooper Industries, 1995-2005
Kevin A. Ring
Attorney
c. 1970   Team Abramoff
Jim Ringo
Football
21-Nov-1931 19-Nov-2007 NFL Hall of Famer
Arthur Rock
Business
19-Aug-1926   Coined term "Venture Capitalism"
Tom Rooney
Politician
21-Nov-1970   Congressman, Florida 16th
Bruce R. Ross
Business
c. 1941   Chairman of Biogen Idec
Steven Rothman
Politician
14-Oct-1952   Congressman, New Jersey 9th
Warren Rudman
Politician
18-May-1930 19-Nov-2012 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1980-93
Kenneth P. Ruscio
Educator
c. 1954   President, Washington and Lee University
William Safire
Columnist
17-Dec-1929 27-Sep-2009 NYT columnist, language maven
Patrick Sammon
Activist
1974   President, Log Cabin Republicans
George Saunders
Author
2-Dec-1958   In Persuasion Nation
Robert Scheer
Columnist
4-Apr-1936   Former L.A. Times columnist
Pauline A. Schneider
Attorney
c. 1943   Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Rudy E. Schupp
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Republic Security Bank, 1984-2001
Tom Everett Scott
Actor
7-Sep-1970   That Thing You Do!
Henry Selick
Film Director
30-Nov-1952   The Nightmare Before Christmas
Donna Shalala
Government
14-Feb-1941   Secretary of HHS, 1993-2001
Alan Shalleck
Author
14-Nov-1929 6-Feb-2006 Curious George writer
Bruce Shelley
Computer Programmer
?   Created computer game Age of Empires
Neal Smith
Politician
23-Mar-1920   Congressman from Iowa, 1959-95
William Smith
Actor
24-Mar-1933   Any Which Way You Can
Aaron Sorkin
Author
9-Jun-1961   The West Wing, Sports Night
Lexington Steele
Pornstar
28-Nov-1969   Lex the Impaler
Nancy H. Steorts
Government
28-Nov-1936   CPSC Chairwoman, 1981-85
Jerry Stiller
Actor
8-Jun-1927   Frank Costanza on Seinfeld
James C. Stoffel
Business
c. 1946   Senior VP and CTO at Kodak, 2000-05
Alwaleed bin Talal
Business
Mar-1955   World's 5th richest man, 2005
Dorothy Thompson
Journalist
9-Jul-1893 30-Jan-1961 I Saw Hitler!
Terence A. Todman
Diplomat
13-Mar-1926   US Ambassador to Argentina, 1989-93
Hatim A. Tyabji
Business
1945   CEO of VeriFone, 1986-98
Jimmy Van Heusen
Composer
26-Jan-1913 7-Feb-1990 Call Me Irresponsible
Christine A. Varney
Attorney
17-Dec-1955   Partner, Hogan & Hartson
James D. Walsh
Diplomat
9-Aug-1946   US Ambassador to Argentina, 2000-03
Kathleen A. Walters
Business
c. 1951   EVP at Georgia Pacific
Theodore S. Weiss
Politician
17-Sep-1927 14-Sep-1992 Congressman from New York, 1977-92
Peter Weller
Actor
24-Jun-1947   The original RoboCop
Charles T. Wethington, Jr.
Educator
2-Jan-1936   President, University of Kentucky, 1990-2001
John P. White
Government
27-Feb-1937   US Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1995-97
Bud Wilkinson
Football
23-Apr-1916 9-Feb-1994 Sooners Head Coach, 1947-63
Vanessa Williams
Actor
18-Mar-1963   First black Miss America
Debra Wilson
Comic
26-Apr-1970   MADtv
Kristen Wilson
Actor
11-Nov-1969   Walking Tall
Barry Wood
Designer
c. 1971   Interior decorator on Trading Spaces
George C. Wortley
Politician
8-Dec-1926   Congressman from New York, 1981-89
George Wyner
Actor
20-Oct-1945   ADA Irwin Bernstein on Hill Street Blues
Pete Yorn
Singer/Songwriter
27-Jul-1974   Day I Forgot
John Zogby
Business
1948   Pollster

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
Lipman Bers
Mathematician
22-May-1914 29-Oct-1993 Riemann surfaces
Catherine Bertini
Administrator
31-Mar-1950   World Food Programme, 1992-2002
Arthur C. Brooks
Author
21-May-1964   Gross National Happiness
Nancy Cantor
Educator
c. 1952   Chancellor, Syracuse University
Hayden Carruth
Poet
3-Aug-1921 29-Sep-2008 Brothers, I Loved You All
Raymond Carver
Author
25-May-1938 2-Aug-1988 Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Economist
3-Feb-1958   McCain chief economic advisor
Donald Justice
Poet
12-Aug-1925 6-Aug-2004 The Summer Anniversaries
Mary Karr
Author
16-Jan-1955   The Liars' Club
Donald Kennedy
Educator
18-Aug-1931   Editor-in-Chief of Science
Melvyn Levitsky
Diplomat
19-Mar-1938   US Ambassador to Brazil, 1994-98
Katharine C. Lyall
Business
26-Apr-1941   President of the UW System, 1992-2004
Montgomery Meigs
Military
11-Jan-1945   Military analyst
Ei-ichi Negishi
Chemist
14-Jul-1935   Palladium-catalyzed cross couplings
Michael Novak
Religion
9-Sep-1933   The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
Sean O'Keefe
Administrator
27-Jan-1956   NASA Administrator, 2001-05
Kendall R. Phillips
Educator
12-May-1969   Projected Fears
George Saunders
Author
2-Dec-1958   In Persuasion Nation
Delmore Schwartz
Poet
8-Dec-1913 11-Jul-1966 Summer Knowledge
Lee Smolin
Physicist
1955   The Trouble with Physics
Peter Weller
Actor
24-Jun-1947   The original RoboCop
Tobias Wolff
Author
19-Jun-1945   The Barracks Thief

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
H. Douglas Barclay
Diplomat
5-Jul-1932   US Ambassador to El Salvador, 2003-07
J. Patrick Barrett
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Avis, 1981-87
Molly Corbett Broad
Business
1941   University Chancellor
William J. Brodsky
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Chicago Board Options Exchange
Nancy Cantor
Educator
c. 1952   Chancellor, Syracuse University
John Chapple
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Nextel Partners, 1998-2006
Robert E. Dineen, Jr.
Attorney
1940   Former Partner, Shearman & Sterling
David Flaum
Activist
c. 1953   Flaum Management Company
Joyce Hergenhan
Business
c. 1941   Former VP at General Electric
Steve Kroft
Journalist
22-Aug-1945   60 Minutes
Theodore E. Martin
Business
c. 1939   CEO of the Barnes Group
Donovan McNabb
Football
25-Nov-1976   Long-time NFL Quarterback
Donald Newhouse
Publisher
1929   Advance Newspapers billionaire
H. John Riley, Jr.
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Cooper Industries, 1995-2005
William Safire
Columnist
17-Dec-1929 27-Sep-2009 NYT columnist, language maven

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jim Boeheim
Basketball
17-Nov-1944   Syracuse Head Coach
Tom Coughlin
Football
31-Aug-1946   Head Coach, New York Giants
Jake Crouthamel
Football
27-Jun-1938   Syracuse Athletics Director
Duffy Daugherty
Football
8-Sep-1915 25-Sep-1987 MSU Head Coach, 1954-72
Randy Edsall
Football
27-Aug-1958   Head Coach, University of Connecticut
Dick MacPherson
Football
4-Nov-1930   Syracuse Head Coach, 1981-90
George O'Leary
Football
17-Aug-1946   Head Coach, U. of Central Florida
Rick Pitino
Basketball
18-Sep-1952   Head Coach, University of Louisville
Ben Schwartzwalder
Football
2-Jun-1909 28-Apr-1993 Syracuse Head Coach, 1949-73
Jim Tressel
Football
5-Dec-1952   Former Head Coach, Ohio State
Bud Wilkinson
Football
23-Apr-1916 9-Feb-1994 Sooners Head Coach, 1947-63


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