Notable Alumni

Patricia Racette ('88)

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

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Azim Rashid ('94)

Entertainment marketing strategist and former senior vice president of Atlantic, Capitol, Roc Nation and Columbia Records; CEO and founder of lifestyle clothing brand Alum Apparel and Chief Strategist at The Alchemy Group, a marketing consulting firm

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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
Deceased 1941-2021

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

Former linebacker for the New Orleans Saints

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G. Brint Ryan
G. Brint Ryan ('88, '88 M.S.)

CEO of Ryan, a global tax services firm and software provider, who was named to Texas Monthly's Top 25 Most Powerful People in Texas list

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Mark "Hawkeye" Rybczyk ('83)

Radio personality on the DFW radio station 96.3 KSCS; winner of Billboard Magazine's Air Personality of the Year and member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame

Melissa Rycroft ('05)

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

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Thomas Sadoski

Tony Award-nominated actor who has appeared in The Newsroom, Life in Pieces, Wild and John Wick

Cara Santa Maria
Cara Santa Maria ('04, '07 M.S.)

Los Angeles Area Emmy Award-winning host of the podcast "Talk Nerdy to Me" and science correspondent on National Geographic's TV series "Brain Games"

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Greg Sax
Greg Millsbaugh Sax ('88)

Longtime radio announcer and member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame

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Bill Schmidt ('70)

Won the bronze medal for the javelin at the 1972 Olympics

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Jan Seale ('69 M.A.)

Former Texas Poet Laureate, National Endowment for the Arts fellow and author of 20 books of short stories and poems whose works have been published in anthologies, newspapers and magazines and read on National Public Radio

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Bobby Sessions
Bobby Sessions
Grammy Award-winning rapper who co-wrote the number one hit "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé
Ron Shanklin
Deceased 1948-2003

Football player and All-Pro for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-1976)

Ann Sheridan
Deceased 1915-1967

Actress; roles in King's Row and Angels with Dirty Faces; roles in films with Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Cary Grant and Errol Flynn

Bob Singleton
Bob Singleton ('78)

Grammy and Dove Award-nominated music director of Barney and children's albums