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Boston College Alumi

a sampling of notable alumni


Arts & Communication

Brian Anderson (BA '83, MA '89), senior editor, City Journal, Manhattan Institute

Brendan J. Galvin (BS '60), poet

John H. Griffin, Jr. (BA '82), former president and CEO, Time, Inc.; former publisher, Parade magazine

Elisabeth Hasselbeck (BA '99), Fox News “Fox & Friends”; former co-host, ABC's "The View”

Chuck Hogan (BA '89), author

Clinton Kelly (BA '91), co-host “The Chew,” ABC; former co-host, "What Not to Wear," TLC

Mike Lupica (BA '74), author; columnist, New York Daily News; host, “The Mike Lupica Show,” ESPN NY

Javier Maynulet (BS '96), CFO, Telemundo Media

Tom McCarthy (BA '88), filmmaker and actor

John McLaughlin (MA '61), executive producer and host, "The McLaughlin Group"

Chris O'Donnell (BS '92), film and television actor; star of CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”

Amy Poehler (BA '93), actor, comedian; star of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”; former cast member, "Saturday Night Live"

Luke Russert (BA '08), correspondent, NBC News

Herb Scannell (BA '79), CEO/president, BBC Worldwide America

Joe Tessitore (BS '93), sports broadcaster, ESPN

Lesley Visser (BA '75), sports broadcaster, CBS

Tracey Wigfield (BA ‘05) television writer (“The Mindy Project”; “30 Rock”)



Doug Flutie (BA '85), Heisman Trophy winner; formerly NFL; television football analyst

Jared Dudley (BA ’07), NBA, Los Angeles Clippers

Laura Georges (BS '07), French National Soccer Team

Brian Gionta (BA '01), NHL, Buffalo Sabres

Matt Hasselbeck (BS '97), NFL, Indianapolis Colts

Mathias Kiwanuka (BA '05), NFL, New York Giants

John Mara (BS '76), president and CEO, NFL, New York Giants

Joe Martinez (BS ’05), MLB, Los Angeles Angels

Matt Ryan (BA '07), 2008 1st-round NFL draft pick, Atlanta Falcons (QB); 2008 NFL 'Rookie of the Year'

Kelli Stack (BA ‘11), US women’s national ice hockey team; two-time Olympic silver medalist

Molly Schaus (BA ‘11), US women’s national ice hockey team; two-time Olympic silver medalist

Erik Weihenmayer (BA '91), blind mountain climber; has scaled world's "Seven Summits"

Jerry York (BS '67), hockey coach, Boston College, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012 NCAA Champions


Business & Industry

Nikesh Arora (MS '95), senior vice president, Google

Kevin Allocca (BA '06), trends manager, YouTube

James R. Boyle (BS '82), CEO/president, John Hancock Financial Services

Cindi Bigelow (BS '82), CEO/president, R.C. Bigelow, Inc.

Wayne A. Budd (BA '63), former exec. vice president, John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. (see also law)

John M. Connors, Jr. (BS '63), founding partner, chair emeritus, Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Inc.

Robert F. Cotter (BA '73), former president & COO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Kathleen Fruin Corbet (BS '82), former president, Standard & Poor's; founder & principal, Cross Ridge Capital, LLC

Victor Crawford (BS '83), former sr. VP, Global Operations & System Transformation, Pepsi-Cola

Cynthia Egan (BA '78), CEO/president, T. Rowe Price

Thomas J. Galligan III (BS '66), exec. chairman, Papa Gino’s Holding Corp. (ret. president and CEO)

Susan McManama Gianinno (BA '70), chair and CEO, Publicis USA

Mary J. Steele Guilfoile (BS '76), chair/executive vice president, MG Advisors, Inc.

Joseph (Jay) Hooley (BS '79), chair, preisident & CEO, State Street Corp.

Rodney M. Jackson (BA '68, MA '73), president and CEO, The National Center for Black Philanthropy, Inc.

Ronald E. Logue (BS '67, MBA '74), retired chairman and CEO, State Street Corp.

Peter S. Lynch (BS '65), vice chairman, Fidelity Management and Research Co.

Denise Morrison (BS '75), president and CEO, Campbell Soup Co.

Michael E. Murphy (BSBA '58), former CEO, Trimedia (Internat.l) AG; former CEO, Grayling (merger)

Steve Pemberton (BA '89), divisional vice president and chief diversity officer, Walgreen Co.

Navyn Salem (BA '94), founder and executive director of Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions

Laura Sen (BA '78), president and CEO, BJ's Wholesale Club

Philip W. Schiller (BS '82) senior vice president, worldwide marketing, Apple, Inc.

Patrick T. Stokes (BS '64), chaiman, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. (retired)

Michael White (BA ‘74), chairman & CEO, DirecTV


Education & Religion

Harold Attridge (BA '67), former dean, Yale U. Divinity School (ret.); now Sterling Professor of Divinity

Timothy Broglio (BA '73), archbishop; former papal representative to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico; now archbishop for the US military services

Anthony S. Bryk (BS '70), president, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Richard Cardinal Cushing (ex '17), former archbishop of Boston (deceased)

Peter Dervan (BS '67), National Medal of Science recipient, Bren Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology

Janet Eisner, SND (MA '69), president, Emmanuel College

Gregory Hartmayer, OFM (MEd '92), bishop, Savannah, Georgia

Antoinette M. Hays (BS '74), president, Regis College

Timothy R. Lannon, SJ, (MDiv. ‘86), president, Creighton University

Brian Linnane, SJ (BA '77), president, Loyola University Maryland

Julianne Malveaux (BA '74, MA '76), former president, Bennett College for Women

Joseph McShane, SJ (MA '72), president, Fordham University

J. Keith Motley (PhD.'99), chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston

Gerasimos Michaleas (MA' 86, PhD '93), metropolitan bishop, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco


Law & Public Service

Paul Altidor (BA '95), Haiti's ambassador to the United States

Timothy Broas (BA ‘76), US Ambassador to the Netherlands

Scott P. Brown (JD '85), former US Senator (MA)

Wayne A. Budd (BA '63), former US Associate Attorney General (see also Business)

R. Nicholas Burns (BA '78), former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Michael E. Capuano (JD '77), US congressman (MA)

Ken Hackett (BS '68), former executive director, Catholic Relief Services; US Ambassador to the Vatican

Jennie Chin Hansen (BS '70), past president AARP, CEO American Geriatrics Society

John F. Kerry (JD '76), US Secretary of State; former US senator (MA)

Stephen F. Lynch (JD '91), US Congressman (MA)

Edward J. Markey (BA '68, JD '72), US Senator (MA),  former US congressman (MA)

Dannell P. Malloy (BA '77, JD '80), governor of Connecticut

Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. (BA '36), former speaker of the US House of Representatives (deceased)

Kathleen M. O'Toole (BA '76), former Boston Police Commissioner; Chief Inspector, Garda Síochána Inspectorate (Dublin, Ireland)

Michael Rawlings (BA '76), mayor, Dallas, Texas

Robert C. Scott (JD '73), US Congressman (VA)

Martin J. Walsh (WCAS '09), mayor, City of Boston

Setti D. Warren (BA ’93), mayor, Newton, Mass.