Famous Alumni

  • 75 Big Green alums honored with Rhodes Scholarships.
  • 170 members of US Congress, including current Senators Rob Portman ’79, Kirsten Gillibrand ’88, and John Hoeven ’79, and US Rep John Carney ’78.
  • 11 Pulitzer Prize winners.

The long, proud line of Dartmouth alumni doesn’t just include Daniel Webster (class of 1801, orator and statesman), Theodor Geisel (class of 1925, “Dr. Seuss”) and Shonda Rhimes (class of 1991, screenwriter and TV director/producer).  The Big Green rank No. 4 in producing CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and frequently send alums to the very peak of their chosen career fields.

  • Buddy Teevens, History major ’79 – Ivy League Player of the Year as Captain/Quarterback for 1978 Ivy League Champs; Current Head Football Coach at Dartmouth
  • Sally McCoy, History major ’82 – CEO, Camelbak
  • Timothy Geithner, Government and Asian Studies major ’83 – Former US Secretary of the Treasury
  • Brad Ausmus, Government major ’91 – Former Major League Baseball catcher, winner of 3 Gold Gloves
  • Shonda Rhimes, English Literature and Creative Writing major’91 – Screenwriter, director, producer; TV shows include Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal
  • Jeff Blackburn, Government major ’91 – Senior Vice President of Business Development, Amazon.com
  • Jay Fiedler, Mechanical Engineering major’94 – Former NFL Quarterback
  • Mindy Kaling, Playwriting major’01 – Writer, producer,actress; The Office,The Mindy Project
  • Robert Frost (Attended in 1896) – Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
  • Theodor Geisel ’25 – a.k.a. Dr. Seuss
  • Nelson Rockefeller, Economics major ’30 – Former US Vice President, Governor of NY
  • Mike Slive ’62 – College Athletics, Southeastern Conference Commissioner
  • Henry Paulson, English major ’68 – Former US Secretary of the Treasury
  • Glenn Britt, Economics major ’71, T’72 – Former CEO, Time Warner Cable
  • Reggie Williams, Psychology major ’76 – Former NFL Linebacker, Vice President of Disney Sports Attractions
  • Jimmie Lee Solomon, History major ’78 – Former Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, Creator of MLB Futures Game
  • Jeffrey Immelt, Applied Mathematics major ’78 – CEO, General Electric