Bella Abzugbella_abzug

Hunter College, 1942

 

Feminist and political activist; former member of U.S. House of Representatives

Oscar HijuelosOscar Hijuelos

Bronx Community College,
Borough of Manhattan Community College,
Lehman College,
City College B.A., 1975, M.A. 1976

 

Novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner

Jonas Salkjonas_salk

City College, 1934

 

Scientist who developed the first polio vaccine

Ruby Deeruby_dee

Hunter College, 1945

 

Emmy Award-nominated actress and civil rights activist

Jimmy SmitsJimmy Smits

Brooklyn College, 1980

 

Emmy Award-winning actor; starred in L.A. Law, NYPD Blue and The West Wing

Paul SimonPaul Simon

Queens College, 1963

 

Famed singer and songwriter, winner of 12 Grammy Awards

Field of Excellence

Congresswomen Bella Abzug was a Hunter College alumna

Bella Abzug
Hunter College, 1942

Feminist and political activist;
former member of U.S. House of Representatives

Former CUNY Trustee Herman Badillo

Herman Badillo
City College, 1951

First Puerto Rican elected to the U.S. House of Representatives;
Former Bronx Borough President

Queens College alumnus, journalist Joel Benenson

Joel Benenson
Queens College

Political pollster and consultant;
led Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns

Senator Barbara Boxer is a Brooklyn College alumna

Barbara Boxer
Brooklyn College, 1952

U.S. Senator from California;
activist and environmentalist

Former United States Surgeon General Richard Carmona is a Bronx Community College alumnus

Richard H. Carmona
Bronx Community College, 1973

Former U.S. Surgeon General

Brooklyn College alumna, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm
Brooklyn College, 1946

First African-American U.S. Congresswoman

City College of New York alumnus (2009) David Bauer was a Rhodes Scholar, seen here in Grand Central Station

David Bauer
Macaulay Honors College at City College

Scientist and consultant, CUNY Rhodes Scholar

Brooklyn College alumnus R. Bruce Donoff, class of 1963, is the Dean of Harvard School of Dental Medicine

R. Bruce Donoff
Brooklyn College, 1963

Dean, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Psychologist Albert Ellis, City College of New York Class of 1934

Albert Ellis
City College, 1934

Prominent American psychologist

CCNY alumnus Jeffrey S. Flier, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University

Jeffrey S. Flier
City College, 1968

Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University

Medical microbiologist and cancer researcher, Charlotte Friend, graduated from Hunter College in 1943

Charlotte Friend
Hunter College, 1943

Leading virologist who discovered the Friend leukemia virus (FLV)

Hunter College alumna Kimberly Glassman, Senior Vice President for Patient Care, New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center

Kimberly Glassman
Hunter College, 1984

Senior Vice President for Patient Care, NYU Langone Medical Center

Comedian and Queens College alumna, Joy Behar

Joy Behar
Queens College, 1964

Comedian, writer; actress; co-host of TV talk show, “The View”

Writer, film producer, director Julie Dash, City College of New York Class of 1974

Julie Dash
City College, 1974

Writer, film producer, director, Daughters of the Dust, first feature-length film by an African-American woman in national commercial release

Hunter College alumna, actress Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee
Hunter College, 1945

Emmy Award-nominated actress and civil rights activist

Former Mets pitcher Peter Falcone is a Kingsborough Community College graduate

Peter Frank Falcone
Kingsborough Community College

Former professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets and Atlanta Braves

Emmy winner and Bronx Community College alumnus, Class of 1994, Walter Garaicoa

Walter Garaicoa
Bronx Community College

Emmy-winning actor

Award winning composer Marvin Hamlisch is a Queens College alumnus

Marvin Hamlisch
Queens College, 1967

American composer, winner of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony awards and Pulitzer Prize

Orubba Almansouri, 2016 City College of New York salutatorian

Orubba Almansouri
City College

Gave salutatory speech at CCNY’s 170th Commencement

Jennifer Ayala is a CUNY Graduate Center alumna.

Jennifer Ayala
Grad Center

Director, The Center for Undocumented Students, St. Peter’s University

Former CUNY Trustee is an alumnus of Queens College and Borough of Manhattan Community College

Philip Alfonso Berry
Borough of Manhattan Community College 1971,
Queens College, 1973

Former Vice Chairperson, CUNY Board of Trustees
President, Philip Berry Associates

Andrew G. Campbell, Professor of Medicine, Dean of the Graduate School, Brown University, is a York College alumnus

Andrew Campbell
York College, 1981

Dean of the Graduate School, Brown University

CUNY Trustee Wellington Chen

Wellington Chen
City College, School of Architecture

Member, CUNY Board of Trustees
Executive Director, Chinatown Partnership Development Corp

SportswriteHarvey Araton is a Brooklyn College alumnus

Harvey Araton
Brooklyn College, 1975

Sports Reporter and columnist, The New York Times;
Author, When the Garden Was Eden

Susie Armitage, Global Managing Editor of BuzzFeed, is a CUNY Graduate School of Journalism alumna, class of 1913.

Susie Armitage
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Global managing editor, BuzzFeed

Opera singer and Hunter College alumna, Martina Arroyo

Martina Arroyo
Hunter College

Opera singer

Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley is a CCNY alumnus.

Maurice Ashley
City College

Chess grandmaster

Personal tech writer for USA Today, Ed Baig, is a York College alumnus

Ed Baig
York College

Personal Tech writer for USA Today

Mohamed Bazzi, former Middle East Bureau Chief, Newsday and Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University (NYU), is a City College of New York alumnus

Mohamed Bazzi
City University of New York, 1997

Former Middle East Bureau Chief, Newsday;
Associate Professor of Journalism, New York University

Guttman Community College and Baruch College alumnus Collin Ahenkorah

Collin Ahenkorah
Guttman Community College, AA, Baruch College

Financial planning intern at Brewster Financial Planning

Russell Artzt, Vice Chairman and founder of CA Inc., is a Queens College graduate

Russell M. Artzt
Queens College

Vice Chairman and Founder, CA Inc.

John Banks earned his MPA degree at Baruch College in 1992

John Banks
Baruch College MPA, 1992

President, Real Estate Board of New York

Ariline industry analyst Michael Derchin earned his BA at Brooklyn College and his MBA at City College of New York

Michael Derchin
Brooklyn College, BA, City College, MBA

Airline Industry Analyst

Feliberto Estevez, formerly the Executive Chef at Gracie Mansion, is a New York City College of Technology (City Tech) graduate

Feliberto Estevez
New York City College of Technology

Senior Executive Chef
Office of the Mayor

Barry Feirstein, benefactor of Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema and Brooklyn College alumnus

Barry Feirstein
Brooklyn College, 1974

Founder, Feirstein Capital Management hedge fund;
helped found Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College

Hunter College alumna Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick

Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick
Hunter College, 1963

Former Associate Judge; first Hispanic woman named to the New York State Court of Appeals

Kyle Chin-How, Queensborough Community College class of 2015, is a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship awardee

Kyle Chin-How
Queensborough Community College, AA

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Awardee;
Attending City College, Skadden Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies

Brooklyn College alumnus, lawyer Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz
Brooklyn College, 1959

Harvard Law School professor and influential civil liberties lawyer

CUNY School of Law alumna Kim Dvorchak

Kim Dvorchak
CUNY Law

Executive Director, National Juvenile Defender Center

CUNY Graduate School of Law alumnus Harvey Epstein

Harvey Epstein
CUNY Law

Project director of the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center

Entertainment lawyer and novelist, Bertram Fields, is a City College of New York graduate

Bertram Fields
City College

Entertainment Lawyer, Novelist