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  • Arts
    Linda Eastman McCartney (1941-1998) was an American musician, photographer, and animal rights activist. She was also married to Paul McCartney from the Beatles and wrote several vegetarian cookbooks. 
  • Media
    Brandi Milloy is a TV host, food reporter, lifestyle and parenting expert, and an at-home cook known for her simple and fun approach to food.
  • Business
    Arturo Moreno is an American businessman. On May 15, 2003, he became the first Mexican American to own a major sports team in the United States when he purchased the Anaheim Angels baseball team from the Walt Disney Company.
  • Film/TV
    Peter Murrieta is an American television producer and writing, is best known for his work on the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, in which he served as head writer and executive producer during the first three seasons. He went on to win two Emmy Awards.
  • Sports/Olympics
    Ryk Neethling is a South African swimmer. He won an Olympic gold medal in the 4×100 m freestyle relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He is the former joint owner of the 4×100 m freestyle relay world record and holds several South African records. He also is the first South African to compete four successive Olympic Games.
  • Film/TV
    Craig T. Nelson is best known for his Emmy-Award-winning role as Hayden Fox on the TV series “Coach.” His most recent films include The Proposal, The Incredibles and Wonder Woman.
  • Sports/Olympics
    Alana Nichols is a Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier from the United States. Nichols is the first American woman with gold medals in the summer and winter games.
  • Sports/Olympics
    Lacey Nymeyer is an American swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.
  • Sports/Olympics
    Lorena Ochoa is a Mexican professional golfer who played on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010, and was the top-ranked female golfer in the world for over three years, from April 2007 to her retirement in May 2010. As the first Mexican golfer of either gender to be ranked number one in the world, she is considered the best Mexican golfer of all time.
  • Business
    Ray Oglethorpe serves as the president of Oglethorpe Holdings, LLC. Oglethorpe served as the president of America Online, Inc. until September 2002. 
  • Sports/Olympics
    Josh Pastner is the head coach of the Memphis Tigers. Pastner was a player on the 1997 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball national championship team and an assistant coach at the UA under Lute Olson and at the University of Memphis under John Calipari.
  • Film/TV
    Valerie Perrine is an American actress and model and was photographed as a model for a pictorial layout in the May 1972 issue of Playboy magazine, later appearing on the cover in August 1981.