Our alumni are leaders in every field, every art, every discipline, every industry.
Alumni Past and Present
The long, proud line of alumni doesn’t just include Daniel Webster (class of 1801, orator and statesman), Robert Frost (class of 1896, Poet Laureate), Ernest Everett Just (class of 1907, pioneer in cellular biology), and Theodor Geisel (class of 1925, Dr. Seuss).
170 Dartmouth graduates have served in Congress, including Senators Kirsten Gillibrand '88, John Hoeven '79, and Rob Portman '78 today.
Our alumni run some of the country’s leading companies, including Jeffrey Immelt '78 at General Electric, Sally McCoy '82 at CamelBak, and John Replogle '88 at Seventh Generation.
Dartmouth Impact Over Time
- Before graduation: Win a gold medal (Hannah Kearney '15, Gillian Apps '06).
- 1 year out: Be a Rhodes Scholar (Miriam Kilimo ’14, Ridwan Hassen ’15, and Colin Walmsley ’15 and 75 other Big Green alums with Rhodes Scholarships).
- 5 years out: Write, produce, star in "The Office" (Mindy Kaling '01).
- 6 years out: Win a Pulitzer (Joseph Rago '05).
- 8 years out: Win the National Book Critics Circle Award (Louise Erdrich '76).
- 10 years out: Win your first of three Golden Gloves (Brad Ausmus '91).
- 15 years out: Design the World Trade Center Memorial (Michael Arad '91).
- 20 years out: Be appointed Solicitor General of the U.S. (Neal Katyal '91).
- 25 years out: Be CEO of ShondaLand (Shonda Rhimes ‘91).
- 30 years out: Win a MacArthur "Genius Award" (Annette Gordon-Reed '81).
- 40 years out: Win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (K. Barry Sharpless '63).
Even Our Fictional Alumni Are Movers & Shakers
Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy), Bella and Edward (Twilight series), Pete Campbell (Mad Men), and Stephen Colbert (when he’s on-camera).