Notable Alumni

Jane Nelson ('72)

Texas State Senator, Senate District 12 (1993-present)

Nic Nicosia
Nic Nicosia ('74)

Photographer who was one of the leaders in the staged photography movement in the 1980s and has twice been featured in the Whitney Museum Biennial

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Jamize Olawale

Fullback for the Dallas Cowboys; fullback for the Oakland Raiders (2012-2017)

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Roy Orbison
Deceased 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"

Zach Orr

Former linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens

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Carlos Ortiz ('13)

Player on the Professional Golfers Association tour

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Sandra Palmer ('63)

LPGA Player of the Year in 1975

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Dave Pietro ('87)

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra

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Emily Pulley ('95)

Soprano with the Houston Grand Opera and the New York Metropolitan Opera

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Johnny Quinn

2014 Olympian in bobsledding

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Patricia Racette ('88)

Soprano with the Santa Fe Opera and the New York Metropolitan Opera

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Azim Rashid ('94)

Senior vice president at Capitol Music Group

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Cleatus Rattan ('65, '69 M.Ed.)

Former Texas Poet Laureate and author of The Texas Review Poetry Prize-winning collection of poems, The Border

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Ray Renfro
Deceased 1929-1997

Football player for the Cleveland Browns (1952-1963)

Anne Rice

Best-selling author of the Vampire Chronicles books

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Ray Roberts

Former U.S. Congressman, 4th District of Texas

Lexie Dean Robertson
Lexie Dean Robertson ('13)
Deceased 1893-1954

Former Texas Poet Laureate who was a charter member of the Texas Institute of Letters and whose poems appeared in Good Houskeeping, Ladies' Home Journal and other publications

Craig Robertson
Craig Robertson

Linebacker for the New Orleans Saints

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Mark "Hawkeye" Rybczyk ('83)

Radio personality on the DFW radio station 96.3 KSCS and winner of Billboard Magazine's Air Personality of the Year

Melissa Rycroft ('05)

Television personality; Dancing with the Stars: All Stars winner and The Bachelor contestant

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