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This List of Haverford College people includes alumni and faculty of Haverford College. Haverford is a smaller college and has a smaller alumni population than its peers. Because expansion occurred in the 1980s, most of Haverford's alumni are still quite young. Despite this, as of 2005, Haverford alumni boast 4 Nobel Prizes, 19 Rhodes Scholarships, 10 Marshall Scholarships, 9 Henry Luce Fellowships, 48 Watson Fellowships, 1 George Mitchell Fellowship, 2 Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowships, 13 All Americans, and 17 NCAA Post-graduate winners.[citation needed] Since March 1961, over 138 Haverford alumni have served in 64 developing countries as Peace Corps Volunteers.[citation needed]

Based on data on the Class of 2006, nearly 60% have secured employment by graduation in the business, education and science sectors; 15% will attend graduate/professional schools (many in the arts & sciences, medicine, and law; nearly 40% plan to attend graduate/professional schools within 5 years); 5% will travel; and 4% have fellowships such as the ones mentioned above.[citation needed]




Business and industry

Higher education and academia

Entertainment and the arts

Government, diplomacy, and law


Literature and writing



Social action, philanthropy, and community service

Sports and athletics

  • Josh Byrnes '92, general manager of the National League's Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Seamus McElligott '91, five-time national track champion, 1990 national Division III cross country champion, last Division III athlete to earn Division I All-American status.
  • Tony Petitti '83, President and Chief Executive Officer, MLB Network.
  • Munik Shrestha '09, professional cricket player
  • Karl Paranya '97, first NCAA Division III runner to run a sub-four minute mile and world record holder in the indoor 4x800 relay race.
  • Ronald M. Shapiro '64, attorney and sports agent, Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler (past clients include Hall of Famers Cal Ripken, Jr., Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Kirby Puckett, and Eddie Murray)
  • Arn Tellem '76, attorney and sports agent. Clients have included Tracy McGrady, Jason Giambi, and Pau Gasol.
  • Dick Voith '77, All-American basketball player.
  • Thad Levine '94, Assistant General Manager of the Texas Rangers

Fictional alumni

Notable current and former faculty

Honorary degree recipients

Haverford College invites distinguished members of society to speak at academic convocations and at commencement. There are three to four honorary degree recipients at commencement, and it is tradition that one of the recipients is a Quaker. The college awards Litt.D, Sci.D, LL.D, D.MA, D.FA, D.H.A honoris causa.

Prominent recipients include:

For a complete list of honorary degree recipients since 1858, visit Haverford's Commencement page.[12]

External links


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  2. ^ Tony Taylor


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