Kaitlin Olson is an actress best known for playing Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She attended the University of Oregon. Olson was a part of the improvisational group the Groundlings. She made appearances in films and TV series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Drew Carey Show.
Ann Curry is the co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY, America’s number one morning news program. Curry has earned five Emmys Awards, several Associated Press Certificates of Excellence, three Gracie Allen Awards, and an award for Excellence in Reporting from the NAACP. Curry graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism in 1978.
Anthony Brown is a jazz percussionist, drummer, composer, bandleader, and ethnomusicologist. He is the son of a Choctaw and African American father and a Japanese mother. He specializes in the juxtaposition of American and Asian instruments and styles in his compositions. Brown leads the Asian American Orchestra, whose interpretation of Duke Ellington's Far East Suite was nominated for a 2000 Grammy Award. Brown obtained degrees in music and psychology at the University of Oregon.
Johnpaul Jones has a distinguished 40-year career as an architect and founding partner of Jones & Jones. Earning his degree from the University of Oregon in 1967, his design philosophy emerged from his Cherokee-Choctaw ancestors, which connects him to the natural world, animal world, spirit world, and human world. Johnpaul has led the design of numerous cultural centers and museums, culminating in his design of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Ann Bancroft was the first woman to reach the North Pole on foot and by sled. She was also the first woman to cross both polar ice caps to reach the North and South Poles, as well as the first woman to ski across Greenland. In 2001, Ann and Norwegian adventurer Liv Arnesen became the first women to ski across Antarctica. Bancroft graduated from the University of Oregon in 1981.
Eugene Tsui, Ph.D. is a Chinese-American architect, urban planner, environmental designer, author, industrial designer and clothing designer. Tsui attended the University of Oregon and completed a five year professional degree in three-and-one-half years. Architecture professors there tried to expel him three times due to, “conceptual differences”.
Sarah Susanka, FAIA is an English-born American-based architect, an author of nine best-selling books including The No So Big House. Susanka is the originator a philosophy of residential architecture which aims to "build better, not bigger." Susanka graduated from the University of Oregon in 1981.
Tinker Haven Hatfield is Vice Presiden of Special Projects/Design at Nike. Hatfield is the renowned designer of many of Nike's most popular and innovative athletic shoe designs, including the Air Jordan and the world's first "cross training" shoes, the Nike Air Trainer. Hatfield oversees Nike's "Innovation Kitchen". He attended the University of Oregon where he ran track for coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, and at one time had the pole vault record at the school.
Tomas Alex Tizon is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a former national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and long-time staff writer for The Seattle Times. In 1997, he and two colleagues won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Tizon is one of only three Philippine-born journalists who has won a Pulitzer. He earned a degree in political science from the University of Oregon.
Joe Sacco is a Maltese-American comics artist and journalist. He achieved international fame through the 1996 American Book Award-winning Palestine, and his graphic novel on the Bosnian War, Safe Area Goražde. Sacco earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1981 in three years.