Notable and Famous Alumni

Art and Architecture


    Fashion designer; designer to former First Lady Laura Bush

    Granite sculptor and National Medal of Arts honoree

    Chalk artist whose work has been on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine and Time


    Business


      Chairman of Interstate Batteries, the leading replacement brand battery in North America

      Sam Moon

      Owner of Sam Moon Trading Company, one of the world's leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories

      Wende Zomnir

      Co-founder and creative director for Urban Decay, a popular cosmetics company


      Film/Television/Entertainment


        Thomas Haden Church

        Actor; Academy Award nominee for Sideways; Emmy award winner for Broken Trail

        Self-help expert; host of the nationally syndicated top rated talk show Dr. Phil and best-selling author

        Actor; starred in Robocop, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Buckaroo Bonzai; Director who has helmed episodes of Hawaii Five-O, Sons of Anarchy and House M.D.


        Government and Politics


          Adel al-Jubeir

          Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States (2007-present)

          Former interim president and CEO of the NAACP: 35th Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (2007-2011).

          Mary Suhm

          Former City Manager, City of Dallas (2005-2013)


          Health and Science


            Professor Emeritus, Northern Arizona University

            The first physician who treated President John F. Kennedy after he was fatally shot; former chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington and UT Southwestern Medical Center

            Frank Spencer

            Retired chair of surgery at New York University; created techniques that paved the way for modern cardiac surgery. He also is a former president of the American College of Surgeons and a recipient of the Navy's Legion of Merit


            Music


              Grammy Award-winning singer and musician; member of The Eagles and solo artist; environmental activist

              Nine-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist and songwriter

              Roy Orbison (1936-1988)

              Grammy Award-winning singer and guitarist; songs included "Oh, Pretty Woman," considered one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and "Crying"


              Sports


                Running back for the Dallas Cowboys (2012-present)

                NFL Hall of Famer and defensive lineman for the five-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s (played on team from 1969-1981)

                Won the bronze medal for the javelin at the 1972 Olympics


                Writing and Journalism


                  Anchor for Dallas-Fort Worth news station WFAA, serving in one of the Top Five media markets in the nation

                  Author; wrote Lonesome Dove, which won a Pulitzer Prize, and numerous other bestsellers including The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment; co-wrote the screen adaptation of Brokeback Mountain for which he shared the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

                  Bill Moyers

                  Television journalist; former chief correspondent for CBS Reports and senior news analyst for CBS News; former press secretary for President Lyndon Baines Johnson