Notable Alumni

Sam Moon ('89)

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

Jesús Bautista Moroles ('78)
Deceased 1950-2015

Granite sculptor and National Medal of Arts honoree

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Maren Morris

Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter

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Bill Moyers
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

Celia Alvarez Muñoz
Celia Alvarez Muñoz ('82 M.F.A.)

Artist whose public art projects have been featured in international exhibits

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Michael Martin Murphey

Grammy nominee, country singer-songwriter of the hit "Wildfire"

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Jane Nelson ('72)

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

Gary Nicholson
Gary Nicholson

Two-time Grammy Award-winning producer and singer-songwriter of No. 1 hits

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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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James Pawelczyk
James Pawelczyk ('89 Ph.D.)

Associate professor of physiology and kinesiology at Penn State; flew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1998 to research the effects of microgravity on the brain and nervous system in a lab in space

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Dave Pietro ('87)

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

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Steve Pietzsch
Steve Pietzsch ('73)

Artist whose illustrations have appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone and Texas Monthly

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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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