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Pennsylvania State University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
State College, PA

Founding Date:
1855

Motto:
Making Life Better

Team:
Nittany Lions

Enrollment:
90,000

Official Website:
http://www.psu.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leonard Abramson
Business
1932   Founder, US Healthcare
Diane Ackerman
Author
7-Oct-1948   A Natural History of the Senses
John Amaechi
Basketball
26-Nov-1970   Only openly gay ex-NBA player
John Aniston
Actor
24-Jul-1933   Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives
H. Jesse Arnelle
Attorney
30-Dec-1933   Partner, Arnelle & Hastie
Kelly Ayotte
Politician
27-Jun-1968   US Senator from New Hampshire
Donald Barlett
Journalist
17-Jul-1936   Barlett & Steele
Nicholas Basbanes
Author
1943   A Gentle Madness
Donald P. Bellisario
Author
8-Aug-1935   Wrote Battlestar Galactica, created Airwolf
Paul Berg
Chemist
30-Jun-1926   Pioneer in recombinant DNA
Carl T. Berquist
Business
c. 1952   Chief Accounting Officer at Marriott
Charles Bierbauer
Journalist
?   CNN Correspondent, 1981-2001
Fred A. Breidenbach
Business
c. 1946   President of Gulfstream Aerospace, 1993-97
James S. Broadhurst
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group
Robert H. Brust
Business
c. 1944   CFO of Kodak, 2000-06
Ty Burrell
Actor
22-Aug-1967   Phil Dunphy on Modern Family
Addie J. Butler
Religion
1946   Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
John Cappelletti
Football
9-Aug-1952   Winner, 1973 Heisman Trophy
Margaret Carlson
Columnist
c. 1944   Time columnist
Kathleen L. Casey
Government
12-Apr-1966   Securities and Exchange Commission
Bruce L. Claflin
Business
c. 1951   CEO of 3Com, 2001-06
Thomas E. Clarke
Business
c. 1951   President and COO of Nike, 1994-2000
M. Walter D'Alessio
Business
c. 1933   Legg Mason Real Estate Services
Louis J. D'Ambrosio
Business
c. 1964   CEO of Avaya
Ronald R. Davenport
Business
c. 1936   Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation
Mark Deklin
Actor
3-Dec-1967   Blake Reilly on GCB
Charlie Dent
Politician
24-May-1960   Congressman, Pennsylvania 15th
Joseph M. DeThomas
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Estonia, 2001-04
Donald T. DiFrancesco
Politician
1944   Governor of New Jersey, 2001-02
Mike Doyle
Politician
5-Aug-1953   Congressman, Pennsylvania 14th
Salvatore D. Fazzolari
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Harsco
Tom Feeney
Politician
21-May-1958   Congressman from Florida, 2003-09
Eugene C. Fiedorek
Business
c. 1931   EnCap Investments
Herman G. Fisher
Business
2-Nov-1898 26-Sep-1975 Co-Founder of Fisher-Price Toys
Mike Fitzpatrick
Politician
28-Jun-1963   Congressman, Pennsylvania 8th
Jon D. Fox
Politician
22-Apr-1947   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1995-99
Jonathan Frakes
Actor
19-Aug-1952   Commander Riker on Star Trek: TNG
Barbara Hackman Franklin
Government
19-Mar-1940   US Secretary of Commerce, 1992-93
Kenneth C. Frazier
Business
1954   President of Merck & Co.
Bert Freed
Actor
3-Nov-1919 2-Aug-1994 Rufe Ryker on Shane
Pamela H. Godwin
Business
c. 1949   Former executive, GMAC Insurance
Louise K. Goeser
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Ford Mexico
William F. Goodling
Politician
5-Dec-1927   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1975-2001
Rosey Grier
Football
14-Jul-1932   LA Rams All-Pro defensive lineman
Edgar H. Grubb
Business
c. 1940   CFO of Transamerica, 1993-99
Jack Ham
Football
23-Dec-1948   Linebacker, NFL Hall of Famer
Jay Hammond
Politician
21-Jul-1922 2-Aug-2005 Governor of Alaska, 1974-82
Franco Harris
Football
7-Mar-1950   Pittsburgh Steelers RB
James T. Harris III
Educator
c. 1958   President, Widener University
Clare M. Hasler
Educator
c. 1957   Director, Robert Mondavi Institute
Joe Heck
Politician
30-Oct-1961   Congressman, Nevada 3rd
Paul Hendrickson
Author
29-Apr-1944   Hemingway's Boat
David C. Hodge
Educator
27-Sep-1948   President, Miami University of Ohio
Caroline C. Hunter
Government
c. 1976   US FEC Commissioner
Vincent J. Intrieri
Business
c. 1956   Icahn Associates Corporation
Betty James
Business
13-Feb-1918 20-Nov-2008 Slinky entrepreneur
William H. Joyce
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Union Carbide, 1995-2001
Theodore H. Kattouf
Diplomat
1946   US Ambassador to the UAE, 1999-2001
Keegan Michael Key
Actor
22-Mar-1971   MADtv
Suzanne Kosmas
Politician
25-Feb-1944   Congresswoman from Florida, 2009-11
Kurt M. Landgraf
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Educational Testing Service
Michael W. Laphen
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Computer Sciences
Raymond F. Lederer
Politician
19-May-1938 1-Dec-2008 Congressman snagged in ABSCAM
Steven Levy
Author
26-Jan-1951   Hackers
Albert L. Lord
Business
1946   CEO of Sallie Mae
Tom Marino
Politician
15-Aug-1952   Congressman, Pennsylvania 10th
James E. Marley
Business
c. 1935   President of AMP, Inc., 1986-92
Gregory Michael
Actor
30-May-1981   Kevin Archer on Dante's Cove
Chad Mirkin
Chemist
23-Nov-1963   International Institute for Nanotechnology
Eddie N. Moore
Educator
c. 1947   President, Virginia State University, 1993-2010
Dennis M. Nally
Business
c. 1952   Chairman of Price Waterhouse Coopers
Richard A. Noll
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Hanesbrands
Vance Packard
Sociologist
22-May-1914 12-Dec-1996 The Hidden Persuaders
Mark G. Parker
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Nike
William J. Perry
Government
11-Oct-1927   US Secretary of Defense, 1994-97
Ralph Peters
Columnist
1952   New York Post columnist
John Peterson
Politician
25-Dec-1938   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1997-2007
Kendall R. Phillips
Educator
12-May-1969   Projected Fears
Jeffry M. Picower
Business
5-May-1942 25-Oct-2009 Became billionaire via Madoff's Ponzi
Valerie Plame
Spy
19-Apr-1963   CIA operative outed by Bush officials
Margaret R. Preska
Educator
c. 1938   Robinson Preska Company
Jef Raskin
Computer Programmer
9-Mar-1943 26-Feb-2005 Designed Macintosh human interface
Catherine A. Rein
Business
7-Feb-1943   Senior EVP at MetLife
Dave Robinson
Football
3-May-1941   Former LB, Green Bay Packers
Douglas L. Rock
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Smith International, 1989-2009
Hellene S. Runtagh
Business
c. 1948   Former EVP at Universal Studios
Jerry Sandusky
Football
26-Jan-1944   Penn State Coach, convicted molester
Rick Santorum
Politician
10-May-1958   US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1995-2007
Herbert Sargent
Screenwriter
15-Jul-1923 6-May-2005 SNL writer
William Schreyer
Business
13-Jan-1928 22-Jan-2011 CEO of Merrill Lynch, 1984-92
Richard S. Schweiker
Politician
1-Jun-1926   US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1969-81
Tom D. Seip
Business
c. 1951   Former Charles Schwab executive
Arthur Shawcross
Criminal
6-Jun-1945 10-Nov-2008 Genesee River Killer
Stephanie M. Shern
Business
7-Jan-1948   Former Partner, Ernst & Young
Walter Shorenstein
Business
23-Feb-1915 24-Jun-2010 San Francisco real estate mogul
Stephen D. Solomon
Author
c. 1949   Ellery's Protest
Lara Spencer
TV Personality
19-Jun-1969   Co-Host, The Insider
Manuel N. Stamatakis
Business
c. 1948   Capital Management Enterprises
James R. Stengel
Business
5-May-1955   Procter & Gamble executive
James W. Stratton
Business
c. 1936   Stratton Holding Company
John P. Surma, Jr.
Business
25-May-1954   CEO of US Steel
Glenn Thompson
Politician
27-Jun-1959   Congressman, Pennsylvania 5th
Dave Trembley
Baseball
31-Oct-1951   Manager, Baltimore Orioles
Richard Trumka
Labor Leader
24-Jul-1949   AFL-CIO President
C. Delores Tucker
Activist
4-Oct-1927 12-Oct-2005 National Congress of Black Women
Paul Twomey
Business
18-Jul-1961   CEO of ICANN
Fred Waring
Conductor
9-Jun-1900 29-Jul-1984 Innovative bandleader and musician
Robert E. Witt
Educator
16-Sep-1940   President, University of Alabama
Patricia A. Woertz
Business
17-Mar-1953   CEO of Archer Daniels Midland
Frank Wolf
Politician
30-Jan-1939   Congressman, Virginia 10th
Walter R. Young
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Champion Enterprises, 1990-2003
George R. Zoffinger
Business
c. 1948   New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roy L. Austin
Diplomat
13-Dec-1939   US Ambassador to Trinidad
Chris Carney
Politician
2-Mar-1959   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 2007-11
Napoleon Chagnon
Anthropologist
27-Aug-1938   Yanomamö: The Fierce People
France A. Córdova
Educator
5-Aug-1947   President, Purdue University
Haskell Curry
Mathematician
12-Sep-1900 1-Sep-1982 Combinatory Logic
Charles Eisenstein
Author
25-Nov-1967   Sacred Economics
Gregory L. Geoffroy
Educator
c. 1946   President, Iowa State University
Ivan Illich
Philosopher
4-Sep-1926 2-Dec-2002 Deschooling Society
Michael E. Mann
Physicist
28-Dec-1965   Climate change scientist
Kate Michelman
Activist
?   NARAL President, 1985-2004
Sean O'Keefe
Administrator
27-Jan-1956   NASA Administrator, 2001-05
William C. Richardson
Educator
c. 1940   President of Johns Hopkins, 1990-95
Theodore Roethke
Poet
25-May-1908 1-Aug-1963 The Waking
Lee Smolin
Physicist
1955   The Trouble with Physics
Graham B. Spanier
Educator
18-Jul-1948   President, Penn State University, 1995-2011

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
H. Jesse Arnelle
Attorney
30-Dec-1933   Partner, Arnelle & Hastie
Roy L. Austin
Diplomat
13-Dec-1939   US Ambassador to Trinidad
Charles Bierbauer
Journalist
?   CNN Correspondent, 1981-2001
James S. Broadhurst
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group
Carol A. Cartwright
Educator
c. 1941   President of Kent State University, 1991-2006
France A. Córdova
Educator
5-Aug-1947   President, Purdue University
Keith W. Eckel
Business
c. 1946   Eckel Farms, Inc.
Kenneth C. Frazier
Business
1954   President of Merck & Co.
Gregory L. Geoffroy
Educator
c. 1946   President, Iowa State University
James T. Harris III
Educator
c. 1958   President, Widener University
Richard Herman
Educator
c. 1941   Chancellor, UI Urbana-Champaign
Stanley O. Ikenberry
Educator
1935   University of Illinois President, 1979-95
Michael E. Mann
Physicist
28-Dec-1965   Climate change scientist
James Moeser
Educator
1939   Chancellor, UNC Chapel Hill
Sean O'Keefe
Administrator
27-Jan-1956   NASA Administrator, 2001-05
William C. Richardson
Educator
c. 1940   President of Johns Hopkins, 1990-95
William Schreyer
Business
13-Jan-1928 22-Jan-2011 CEO of Merrill Lynch, 1984-92
Graham B. Spanier
Educator
18-Jul-1948   President, Penn State University, 1995-2011
Patricia A. Woertz
Business
17-Mar-1953   CEO of Archer Daniels Midland

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jim Caldwell
Football
16-Jan-1955   Indianapolis Colts coach, 2009-12
Rip Engle
Football
26-Mar-1906 7-Mar-1983 Head Coach, Brown and Penn State
Joe Paterno
Football
21-Dec-1926 22-Jan-2012 Penn State Head Coach, 1966-2011
Jerry Sandusky
Football
26-Jan-1944   Penn State Coach, convicted molester


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