Jody Victor: Prominent OSU Alumni

Jody Victor: Attending and graduating OSU, or any university, is a big accomplishment. Following are alumni who graduated from my alma mater who have established themselves and have successful titles or accomplishments. I was impressed by this list … hopefully you will be too!

Prominent OhioState Alumni

Lee Adams, Tony Award winning lyricist

Daniel Amstutz, former head of the International Wheat Council

Nick Anderson, award-winning editorial cartoonist (Louisville Courier-Journal)

E.G. Bailey, inventor of the boiler meter (Deceased)

Brian Basset, cartoonist and creator of Red and Rover

George Bellows, renowned painter and lithographer (Deceased)

Carole Black, President and CEO of Lifetime Entertainment

Sally Boysen, world-renowned chimpanzee researcher

Ned Brooks, former Meet the Press moderator

Mike Clark, senior film critic for USA Today

Bob Clotworthy, gold-medal winning Olympic diver

Dan L. Crippen, former director of the Congressional Budget Office

Nancy Currie, Discovery Astronaut

Lynn Dally, noted choreographer and tap dancer

Barbara Daniels, notable opera singer

Glenn Davis, winner of three Olympic gold medals

Melvin De Groote, prolific inventor with 925 patents to his credit (Deceased)

Grant Devine, former premier of Saskatchewan

Harry Drackett, chemist who developed Windex

Paul Ecke Jr., prominent poinsettia grower (Deceased)

Vince Edwards, actor who starred as Ben Casey (Deceased)

Daniel Galbreath, former president of the Pittsburgh Pirates and head of Darby Dan Stables

Mark Goldston, Chairman and CEO of United Online

Eugenie Grunewald, critically acclaimed opera singer

Harlan Hatcher, longtime president of the University of Michigan (Deceased)

Patricia Heaton, actress (Everybody Loves Raymond)

Eileen Heckart, actress who won an Oscar in 1972 (Deceased)

Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN

Alice “Lefty” Hohlmayer, original member of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League

John Jay, partner and creative director at Wieden & Kennedy, Inc.

James Katz, Hollywood producer and film restorer

Clark Kellogg, CBS Sports

Charles Kellstadt, former Chairman and CEO of Sears, Roebuck & Company (Deceased)

Charles Kettering, inventor of several significant engine parts

Willard Kiplinger, business and economic forecaster (Deceased)

Ford Konno, Olympic swimmer who won four Olympic gold medals

Kerry Kramp, president and CEO of Hometown Buffet, Inc.

Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., nation’s first African-American astronaut (Deceased)

Samella Lewis, influential artist

Roy Lichtenstein, Pop Artist

Tami Longaberger, president and CEO of The Longaberger Company

Fred Machetanz, artist who is considered the dean of Alaskan painters

Robert E. Martini, chairman and CEO of Bergen Brunswig, Co.

Howard Metzenbaum, former U.S senator

Bebe Miller, noted dancer and choreographer

Jack Nicklaus, Professional Golfer

James Oates, retired president of Leo Burnett USA

John Ong, retired chairman and CEO of the B.F. Goodrich Company

Jesse Owens, Olympic Gold Medalist, Track and Field

Cynthia Ozick, award-winning author of The Pagan Rabbi and The Shawl

Manuel Pacheco, president emeritus of the University of Missouri

Lea Ann Parsley, Olympic Silver Medalist, Skeleton

Roy Plunkett, chemist and inventor of Teflon

Barbara Reynolds, nationally syndicated columnist

James Rhodes, former governor of Ohio (Deceased)

Gigi Rice, actress (Night at the Roxbury; A Gift From Heaven)

Mitsugi Sato, pioneer in the development of Japan’s dairy industry (Deceased)

William Saxbe, former U.S. Attorney General

Alex Schoenbaum, former chairman and CEO of Shoney’s Big Boy Enterprises (Deceased)

Richard Stoltzman, award-winning clarinetist

John Tatgenhorst, award-winning composer and arranger

George Voinovich, former governor of Ohio

Les Wexner, The Limited, Inc.

Michael R. White, former mayor of Cleveland

Go Bucks!

Jody Victor