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Dale Kempf

Abbvie distinguished research fellow

Director of Neglected Diseases Research

James Stukel

UI’s 15th president (1995-2005)

MS, Ph.D. in mechanical engineering

Laura Niklason

Yale professor

Alumni Achievement Award

Robert Falls

Tony-winning director

Goodman Theatre, Chicago

Nancy Brinker

Founder, former CEO

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Frederick Volkmar

Yale professor

Alumni Achievement Award

Doug Laney

Gartner VP/distinguished analyst

Best-selling author, ‘Infonomics’

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Arnyce Pock

Colonel (retired)

U.S. Air Force

Donald Johanson


Discovered Lucy skeleton

Don Scifres

Laser physics pioneer

UI Engineering HOF

Mannie Jackson

Basketball Hall of Famer

CEO, Harlem Globetrotters

Phillip Sharp

Renowned geneticist, biologist

Shared 1993 Nobel Prize

Bill Baker

Structural engineer

Alumni Achievement Award

Samuel Skinner

Chief of staff

White House, 1991-92

Mohamed El-Ashry

Senior fellow

United Nations Foundation

Sheila Johnson

BET founding partner

WNBA team president

Lynn Morley Martin

21st Secretary of Labor

U.S. Rep, 1981-91

Scott Atlas

Stanford’s Hoover Institution

Alumni Achievement Award

Brad Oltmanns

Global board director


Freeman Hrabowski

President, UMBC

One of Time’s ‘Most Influential'

Tom Siebel

Software entrepreneur

Donated $157 million-plus

Don Wilmeth

Brown professor

Alumni Achievement Award

Clifford Saper

Harvard professor

Groundbreaking neuroscientist

Bill Geist

Author, columnist, humorist

Won Emmys in 1992, 2005

Roxanne Decyk

Former oil industry executive

Held top posts at Shell, Amoco