Notable Alumni

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

Snarky Puppy

Four-time Grammy Award-winning band, known for its combination of jazz, funk and world music

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Dr. Frank Spencer
Frank Spencer ('44)
Deceased 1925-2018

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

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B.W. Stevenson

Singer-songwriter of the hit "My Maria"

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Howard Swindle ('68)
Deceased 1945-2004

Journalist, author, Pulitzer Prize winner

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Hilda Tagle
Hilda Tagle ('71 M.S.)

Senior United States District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1998-present); first Latina to serve as a federal judge in Texas

Dana Tanamachi ('07)

Chalk artist whose work has been on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine and Time and a 2020 U.S. postage stamp

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Michael J. Truncale
Michael J. Truncale ('80 M.B.A.)

United States District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District (2019-present)

Ron Tutt
Ron Tutt
Drummer who played with Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond

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