Distinguished Alumni and Fellows

Distinguished Alumni

Hopkins is proud of its alumni – talented individuals who are making outstanding contributions in their fields of endeavor. The Hopkins Distinguished Alumni Program was established in 1991 to recognize Hopkins graduates who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishment in their professions and in service to their communities.

Hopkins continues to be an institution committed to fostering those qualities that come from a liberal arts education: learning how to learn, how to think clearly, how to express ideas effectively and how to work independently. Today, as throughout the School’s history, students learn that knowledge should be tempered by ethical judgment, consideration for others and esthetic sensibility; that far greater than academic achievement and preparation for college are a sense of curiosity and a love of learning; and that intelligence and training carry with them the obligation to serve others. The Hopkins Distinguished Alumni Award salutes individuals who exemplify these qualities. Nominations are accepted at any time during the year, and self-nominations are welcome.

Kindly email your nominations to Donna Vinci, or send by regular mail to the Hopkins Alumni Office, 986 Forest Road, New Haven, CT 06515.
Dale Caldwell '78
Business and nonprofit leader, author, athlete, and educator

Jane Goldenring '73
Film & Television Producer

The Honorable Frank A. Iannotti '72 HGS
Presiding Judge of the Ansonia/Milford District Superior Court in Connecticut

Dr. Phoebe Ellsworth, Ph.D. '61 DPH
Frank Murphy Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Law at the University of Michigan (retired)

Jean Bennett '72 DPH
Molecular Geneticist

Francisco Palmieri '79
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of State

Carol Stock Kranowitz '63 DPH
Author, Educator and leading expert in Sensory Processing Disorder

David I. Newton '67 HGS
Philanthropist, Community Leader,
Former President Hopkins Committee of Trustees

Vincent R. Volpe, Jr. '76 
Retired President & CEO, Dresser-Rand Group, Inc.

James Lapides ’70 HGS
Gallery Owner, Collector, and Curator

Lincoln Caplan ’68 HGS
Journalist, Author, and Teacher

Dr. George McLean Milne, Jr.  ’61 HGS
Chemist & Pharmacologist

Howard K. Koh '69 HGS
Physician and Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services

Merrick R. Kleeman ’81
Investment Banker and Philanthropist

Edward Hopkins, 1600–1657
HGS Benefactor, Colonial Governor, and Member of Parliament

Harold H. Koh '71 HGS
International Law Expert, Educator, and Human Rights Activist

Lisa M. DeAngelis ’73

Ellen Patterson Brown ’62 DPH
Developmental Anthropologist

John Geanakopolos ’71 HGS
Economist and Professor of Economics

Richard M. Mapes ’43 HGS
Spiritual and Community Leader

Thomas K. Burkhard ’65 HGS
Medical doctor and Military Commander

Ronald R. Wilmore ’61 HGS
Community Educator

Dan Wasserman ’67 HGS
Political Cartoonist

Ellen Propper Mickiewicz ’56 PH
Scholar and Global Communications Leader

Michael L. J. Apuzzo ’57 HGS
Academic Neurosurgeon, Innovator, and Futurist

Tandy Beal ’64 DPH
Dancer, Director, Choreographer, and Actress

Richard A. Ferguson ’63 HGS
Communications Leader and Humanitarian

Edmund J. Fusco ’41 HGS
Builder and Civic Leader

George R. DiCenzo ’58 HGS    
Actor and Arts Activist

Anne Tyler Calabresi ’52 PH
Community Activist

Guido Calabresi ‘49
Educator and Judge

John C. Malone ’59 HGS
Telecommunications Visionary

Hanna Holborn Gray ’46 PH
Professor and University President

Paul B. MacCready, Jr. ’43 HGS
Scientist and Inventor

Alumni Fellows Program

Established in 2005, the Alumni Fellows Program seeks to enrich the Hopkins learning experience by exposing students to alumni who will inspire, challenge, engage, and educate students by sharing their unique life experiences. Nominations are accepted at any time during the year, and self-nominations are welcome.

Kindly email your nominations to Donna Vinci, or send by regular mail to the Hopkins Alumni Office, 986 Forest Road, New Haven, CT 06515.
The following Hopkins alumni have received this honor and the School has been honored by their participation in this program:


Thomas Lipp '04
SpaceX Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer

Ali Cooley '03
Entrepreneur focused on financial innovations to scale the adoption of clean energy

Stephen McDonald '04
Author, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and board-certified Emergency Room Physician

Samantha Vinograd '01
Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism, Threat Prevention, and Law Enforcement Policy in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Prior to her current position, Ms. Vinograd was a National Security Analyst for CNN and a Senior Adviser at the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware.

Aaron Zelinsky '02
Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Chief of the National Security and Cyber Crime Section of the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Department of Justice

Dr. Aneesh Garg '97
Sports Medicine Physician specializing in muscoloskeletalal injuries, including concussion management and fracture care.

Dr. Candice Norcott '97 
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago


Julia Marchesi '98
Documentary Filmmaker


Tara Bishop '93
Medical Doctor and Expert Consultant on Healthcare Cost & Delivery
Junta Nakai '00
Business Adviser, Investor, Leader in Finance Technology and A.I.


Kelly Cortina '97
Vice President of Global Merchandising at Under Armour

Josiah Kaplan ’01
Research Advisor, Global Migration and Displacement Initiative, Save the Children International


Theo LeCompte '97
Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Strategy and Operations at the U.S. Department of Commerce

Laina Jones Cox '97
Founding Principal of the Middle School for Capital City Charter School in Washington, DC

Peter B. Bailey '94
Technology Entrepreneur

Clare Morgana Gillis '94
Independent Foreign Correspondent
Jacoba Zelinsky Urist '94
Arts, Culture and Health Journalist


Nicholas Britell '99
composer, pianist, and producer

Justin Kutcher '98
Sports Broadcaster


Melinda Crowley '88
Social Scientist & U.S. Diplomat

William J. Mack '92


Ari Friedlaender '92
Marine Ecologist & Research Scientist

Ben Wizner '89
Director of ACLU's Speech, Privacy & Technology Project

Spring 2012
Carolyn Hax ’84
Advice Columnist, Washington Post

Fall 2011
Kevin Colleran ’99
Director of National Sales, Facebook

Spring 2011
Melissa A. Robbins ’89
Executive Chef, A Voce

Fall 2010
Nicholas C. Weinstock ’87
Author, Television and Movie Producer

Winter 2010
Massimo Calabresi ’85
Washington Correspondent, Time Magazine

Fall 2009
Andrew D. Horowitz ’99
Director, Oral History Project at Yale & Imaging New Orleans

Winter 2009
Elisha Cooper ’89
Author and Illustrator

Fall 2008
Melissa Cannon Guzy ’83
Entrepreneur and Managing Director, VantagePoint Venture Partners

Winter 2008
Melanie Cohen Greenberg ’82
President and founder, Cypress Fund for Peace and Security

Fall 2007
Nicholas Dawidoff ’81

Winter 2007
Matthew T. Carrano ’87
Curator of Dinosauria, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Fall 2006
William F. Dow III ’59 HGS
Criminal Defense Lawyer
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