Notable Alumni

Susan Kihika
Susan Kihika ('02)

One of the first women elected to Kenya's Senate and the first female governor of the Kenyan state of Nakuru.

Lecrae ('02)

Grammy Award-winning rapper

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Opal Lee
Opal Lee ('63 M.Ed.)

Activist known as the “Grandmother of Juneteenth;” nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

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T Lewis ('76)

Illustrator for the nationally syndicated cartoon "Over the Hedge"

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David Lindsey ('70)

Edgar Award-nominated mystery writer with 14 books in print

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Meat Loaf
Deceased 1947-2022 Grammy Award-winning singer and actor Click here to learn more...
Tom "Bones" Malone ('69)

Trombonist; member of the original Saturday Night Live band for 10 years; backed John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd for the Blues Brother act; formerly served as the principal arranger and trombonist for the Late Show with David Letterman

Lou Marini

Saxophonist; original member of the Saturday Night Live band for 10 years; backed John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Blue Lou" in The Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers 2000; also played in the band for Night Line with David Brenner

Billy Maxwell
Deceased 1929-2021

Golfer, member of the PGA Senior Tour

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Lyle Mays
Deceased 1953-2020

Composer and keyboardist for the Pat Metheny Group; won seven Grammy Awards with the group and has been nominated four times for his own work

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Dr. Phil McGraw ('76 M.A., '79, Ph.D.)

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

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Jim McIngvale

Owner of Gallery Furniture stores in House, better known as "Mattress Mack”

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Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry ('58)
Deceased 1936-2021

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.

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Leila Meacham ('63)
Deceased 1938-2021

Author of the best-selling novels Roses and Tumbleweeds

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Norm Miller
Norm Miller ('62)

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

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Lorraine Miller ('75)

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

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Tony Mitchell

Former power forward for the Detroit Pistons (2013-14) and former player for the international basketball circuit

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Sam Moon ('89)

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

Latonia Moore
Latonia Moore

Soprano who has performed at the Metropolitan Opera

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Jesús Bautista Moroles ('78)
Deceased 1950-2015

Granite sculptor and National Medal of Arts honoree

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