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Notable Alumni

Wildcats are global citizens with the knowledge, skills, and desire to engage in a global society. Engaged leaders who design and lead the future of their communities and their world. Fulfilled individuals who engage in productive lives and personally satisfying work — and all of whom embody competitive excellence.

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  • Literature
    Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. In 2000, Kingsolver established the Bellwether Prize to support "literature of social change."
  • Film/TV
    Greg Kinnear is an American actor and television personality. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in “As Good as It Gets.” Kinnear has appeared in many popular films, including “Sabrina,” “You've Got Mail,” “Friends,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” and much more.  A few of his most recent well known films include “The Last Song,” and “Heaven is for Real.”
  • Arts
    Aline Kominsky Crumb is an underground comics artist. In 2007 she released a memoir entitled Need more Love: A Graphic Memoir.
  • Public Service
    Jon Kyl is a former United States Senator from Arizona, where he served as Senate Minority Whip, the second-highest position in the Republican Senate leadership. He currently works in the lobbying group at the law firm Covington & Burling.
  • Film/TV
    Michael Landon was an American actor, writer, director and producer.  He is known for his roles in "Bonanza', "Little House on the Prairie" and "Highway to Heaven."
  • Film/TV
    Tamika Sonja Lawrence is a Grammy-winning recording artist, songwriter, and Broadway, television and film actor.
  • Literature
    Kevin Leman is a psychologist and New York Times Bestselling author of more than 40 books. He is dealing with topics that range from raising children and birth order to business and marriage.
  • Business
    Gary LeMel is best known as the long-serving president of music at the Warner Bros. film studio. Before his work at Warner Bros., LeMel was head of music at Columbia Pictures. There, he put together a string of hits that included "The Big Chill," "Ghostbusters," and "Against All Odds."
  • Sports/Olympics
    Alison Levine is an American mountain climber, sportswoman, explorer, and entrepreneur. She has ascended the highest peaks on every continent and also skied to both the North and South Poles. In 2010 at age 44, she completed the Last Degree Adventure Grand Slam by reaching the summit of Mount Everest, having fallen only 200 feet short in her previous attempt in 2002 as part of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition.
  • Sports/Olympics
    Kenny Lofton is a former MLB outfielder. Lofton was a six-time All-Star (1994–1999), four-time Gold Glove Award winner (1993–1996), and at retirement, was ranked 15th among all-time stolen base leaders with 622.
  • Business
    Terry J. Lundgren is an American department store executive and is the CEO, chairman of the board, president, and director at Macy’s Inc.
  • Music
    Harvey Mason Jr. is a six-time Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, record producer, and movie producer. He has written and produced songs for popular performers in the music industry including Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Whitney Houston, and Luther Vandross as well as current artists like Britney Spears, Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and Justin Timberlake. He served as executive producer on the film “More Than A Game" – a documentary featuring NBA star LeBron James.