ARTS

  • The late Ted DeGrazia, artist
  • The late Hal Empie, artist
  • The late Linda Eastman McCartney, photographer and musician
  • The late Fritz Scholder, Native American artist
  • Brian Stauffer, illustrator

BUSINESS

  • Robert A. Eckert, chair of the board and chief executive officer of Mattel, Inc.
  • Karl Eller, entrepreneur, Advertising Hall of Fame member
  • Woody Johnson, philanthropist, owner of the New York Jets NFL team, chairman and chief executive of Johnson Company, Inc.
  • Gary LeMel, CEO Warner Sunset Records and president of Worldwide Music for Warner Bros.
  • Terry J. Lundgren, president, CEO, and chair of Federated Department Stores
  • Arturo Moreno, owner of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB team and outdoor advertising entrepreneur
  • Ray Oglethorpe, former president of AOL
  • Kathryn L. Reed, medical pioneer
  • Jeffrey Rein, former president and chief operating officer of Walgreens Company
  • Robert Sarver, managing partner and majority owner of the Phoenix Suns NBA team and director of SkyWest Airlines and Meritage Corporation
  • Pamela J. Turbeville, former CEO of the Navistar Financial Corporation

FILM/TV

  • Jerry Bruckheimer, film and television producer
  • Joan Ganz Cooney, founder of the Children’s Television Workshop and Sesame Street
  • Kourtney Kardashian, reality TV star
  • Greg Kinnear, actor
  • Peter Murrieta, Emmy Award-winning TV writer and producer
  • Craig T. Nelson, actor
  • Valerie Perrine, actress
  • Caroline Rhea, comedian 
  • Ari Sandel, film director
  • Sue Scott, actress
  • Garry Shandling, comedian
  • Ron Shelton, film director and screenwriter
  • Kate Walsh, actress
  • Kristen Wiig, actress

LITERATURE

  • Brian Garfield, author
  • Andrew Greeley, priest, writer, professor, television personality
  • Bob Greene, author, health coach, and personal trainer featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • J. A. Jance, mystery writer
  • Kitty Kelley, author
  • Barbara Kingsolver, author
  • Aline Kominsky-Crumb, underground comic book creator
  • Kevin Leman, writer, psychologist
  • Richard Russo, author, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Vicki Lewis Thompson, romance novelist
  • The late David Foster Wallace, author, Pulitzer Prize nominee

MEDIA

  • Nancy Cleeland, journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Virginia Escalante, journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • David Fitzsimmons, editorial cartoonist, Pulitzer Prize nominee
  • Jose Galvez, photojournalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Paul Giblin, journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Savannah Guthrie, Today co-host and television journalist
  • Jack McElroy, journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Geraldo Rivera, talk-show host and television journalist
  • Frank Sotomayor, journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner

MUSIC

  • The late Travis Edmonson, musician
  • The late Jerry Livingston, songwriter, Academy Award nominee
  • Harvey Mason Jr., musician
  • Brian Ralston, composer and musician
  • Linda Ronstadt, musician
  • Rico Saccani, conductor

POLITICS

  • Ron Barber, U.S. congressman
  • Betsey Bayless, former Arizona Secretary of State
  • Richard Carmona, former U.S. Surgeon General
  • Raúl H. Castro, former governor of Arizona and ambassador to Argentina
  • Dennis DeConcini, former U.S. senator
  • The late Paul Fannin, governor of Arizona
  • Stanley Feldman, former Arizona Supreme Court justice
  • The late Samuel Pearson Goddard Jr., governor of Arizona
  • The late Barry M. Goldwater, U.S. senator
  • Raúl M. Grijalva, U.S. congressman
  • Aleena Hernandez, director of the Department of Education of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe
  • Jon Kyl, U.S. senator
  • The late Thomas William Murphy, associate justice, High Court of American Samoa
  • Ned Norris, former vice chair of the Tohono O’odham Nation
  • The late John McCarthy Roll, chief judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • John Shadegg, U.S. congressman
  • The late Morris K. Udall, U.S. congressman
  • The late Stewart Udall, U.S. congressman and secretary of the interior
  • Sue Pooler Wagner, Nevada’s first woman lieutenant governor

SCIENCES

  • Joseph M. “Joe” Acaba, NASA astronaut
  • Janet Fender, science advisor and commander of the U.S.A.F. Air Combat Command
  • Thomas Jones, NASA astronaut
  • Chris Lewicki, senior flight systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Don Pettit, NASA astronaut
  • Brian P. Schmidt, Nobel Prize in Physics winner
  • The late Richard “Dick” Scobee, astronaut
  • Bernie Seery, deputy associate administrator for programs in NASA’s Office of Biological and Physical Research
  • Peter H. Smith, principal investigator for the Phoenix Mars Lander

SPORTS/OLYMPICS

  • Gilbert Arenas, NBA player currently with the Memphis Grizzlies
  • Bob Baffert, horse trainer
  • Brigetta Barrett, high jumper, 2012 Olympic silver medalist
  • Jason Bates, former MLB player
  • Michael Bates, former NFL player and 1992 Olympic bronze medalist (200-meter race, track and field)
  • Amanda Beard, swimmer, 2004 Olympic gold and silver medalist, 2000 Olympic bronze medalist
  • Mike Bibby, NBA player currently with the New York Knicks
  • Cheri Blauwet, wheelchair racer, 2000 Paralympics silver and bronze medalist, 2004 Paralympics gold and bronze medalist, chief resident of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation Sports for Life spokesperson
  • Lance Briggs, NFL player currently with the Chicago Bears
  • Tedy Bruschi, former NFL player
  • Chase Budinger, NBA player currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Kurt Busch, current NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, 2004 Cup series champion
  • Antoine Cason, NFL player currently with the San Diego Chargers
  • Lisa Marie Banta Czechowski, goalball player, 2008 Paralympics gold medalist
  • Sean Elliott, former NBA player
  • Scott Erickson, former MLB player
  • Jennie Finch, softball player, 2004 Olympic gold medalist and 2008 silver medalist
  • Nick Foles, NFL player currently with the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Nick Folk, NFL player currently with the New York Jets
  • Terry Francona, former MLB player and manager
  • Brenda Frese, former basketball player and current head coach of the Maryland women’s basketball team
  • Channing Frye, NBA player currently with the Phoenix Suns
  • Jim Furyk, PGA Tour golfer
  • Jason Gardner, former basketball player, 2000 National Freshman of the Year, 2008-09 MVP and two-time all-star in the German League. Gardner had his #22 jersey retired at the UA in 2005. In 2013, he was inducted into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor. Currently an assistant basketball coach at Loyola (Chicago).
  • Rob Gronkowski, NFL player currently with the New England Patriots
  • Natalie Gulbis, LPGA Tour golfer
  • Chip Hale, former MLB player and current bench coach for the Oakland Athletics
  • Ron Hassey, former MLB player and current manager of the Florida Marlins’ Triple A affiliate New Orleans Zephyrs
  • Jordan Hill, NBA player currently with the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Trevor Hoffman, former MLB player
  • Jack Howell, former MLB player
  • Nick Hundley, MLB player currently with the San Diego Padres
  • Andre Iguodala, NBA player currently with the Denver Nuggets, member of the gold medal-winning 2012 US Men’s Olympic Basketball Team
  • Richard Jefferson, NBA player currently with the Golden State Warriors
  • Steve Kerr, former NBA player
  • Spencer Larson, NFL player currently with the New England Patriots
  • Kenny Lofton, former MLB player
  • Chris McAllister, former NFL player
  • Josh Miller, former NFL player
  • Ryk Neethling, swimmer, 2004 Olympic gold medalist
  • Dennis Northcutt, former NFL player
  • Lacey Nymeyer, swimmer, 2008 Olympic silver medalist
  • Lorena Ochoa, LPGA Tour golfer
  • Josh Pastner, head coach of Memphis’ men’s basketball team
  • Brooks Reed, NFL player currently with the Houston Texans
  • Rory Sabbatini, PGA Tour golfer
  • Roland Schoeman, swimmer, 2004 Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist
  • J.T. Snow, former MLB player
  • Annika Sorrenstam, former LPGA Tour golfer
  • Damon Stoudamire, former NBA player
  • Salim Stoudamire, former NBA player
  • Jason Terry, NBA player currently with the Boston Celtics
  • Tom Tolbert, former NBA player
  • Darian Townsend, swimmer, 2004 Olympic gold medalist
  • Bobby Wade, former NFL player
  • Luke Walton, NBA player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers