Ithaca College Notable Alumni

Last Updated on January 17, 2023

Students from Ithaca College have contributed to the arts, entertainment, business, and sports industries. Here is a list of notable alumni that currently hold or have held positions of prominence in their industries.

List of Ithaca College alumni

This is a List of Ithaca College people.

Ithacans are persons affiliated with Ithaca College, especially alumni. The following is a list of such notable Ithacans.


*Christopher Bateman, member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
*Maggie Brooks, the County Executive of Monroe County, New York.
*Ed Diana, the County Executive of Orange County, New York.

Business Executives

*Robert Iger, President & CEO, The Walt Disney Company
*Les Otten, Vice-Chairman and Partner of the Boston Red Sox Organization.
*Eddie Sawyer, Major League Baseball manager and scout.
*Kurt Wolfgruber, President & Chief Investment Officer, Oppenheimer Funds

Media & Entertainment


*Erinn Bartlett
*David Boreanaz, actor, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Angel” and “Bones”
*Kerry Butler
*Matt Cavenaugh
*Andrew Daly, actor, “MADtv”
*Michelle Federer
*Ben Feldman (actor)
*Ilene Graff
*Gavin MacLeod, Actor, “The Love Boat” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”
*Daniel McDonald
*David Newsom
*Brian Sack, correspondent for CNN Headline’s “Glenn Beck” program.
*Charlie Schlatter, actor, “Diagnosis Murder” from Fair Lawn, New Jersey
*CCH Pounder, actor, “ER”
*Ricki Lake, actress/television personality
*Amanda Setton, actress, “Gossip Girl (TV series)”

Directors and Producers

*Barbara Gaines, Executive Producer, “Late Show with David Letterman”
*David Guy Levy, Producer, “Lying (film)”, “August (film)”
*Allan E. Naplan, General Director of the Madison Opera.
*Mark Romanek, director of “One Hour Photo” and music videos
*Mike Royce, Executive Producer and writer, Everybody Loves Raymond and Lucky Louie
*Daniel Heffner, Producer, Saw (film series)

Editors and Publishers

*Robert Bluey, editor of the daily online edition of Human Events.


*Ricki Lake, Actress, “Serial Mom”, host “The Ricki Lake Show”
*Robin Young, Host, National Public Radio, Here and Now


*Robert E. Brown
*Henrique de Curitiba, composer
*Gavin DeGraw, Singer
*Matthew Hoch, singer, Shorter College professor
*Scott LaFaro, jazz bassist


*Bob Kur, former national NBC reporter, now with Washington Post Radio
*Jessica Savitch, first female network anchor
*David Muir, ABC news anchor for “World News Saturday” and co-anchor of “Primetime”
* [,2933,1225,00.html David Lee Miller] , National Correspondent for FOX News Channel
*Thomas Donnelly, author of AEI’s National Security Outlook


*Clay Enos


*Bruce Beck weekend sports anchor for WNBC, NY
*Lanny Frattare
*Eric Frede, Boston Bruins Studio Host, NESN
*Neil Hartman, Sports Anchor, Comcast Sportsnet, Philadelphia
*Karl Ravech, ESPN sportscaster
*Mike Catalana Sports Director WHAM-TV Rochester, New York


*Kristen Britain, author of “Green Rider” and “First Rider’s Call”.
*Allan Loeb, writer of film “Things We Lost in the Fire”.
*Chris Regan, writer “The Daily Show” from 1999-2006.

cientists and Engineers

*Steven Van Slyke, Inventor, 23 patents in OLED materials and Device Architecture


*Robert Marella, Former Professional wrestler and ringside commentator for the World Wrestling Federation known as Gorilla Monsoon
*Tom Nugent, College Football Hall of Famer, developer of the I Formation
*Barry Smith, Associate Coach, NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes
*Anthony Wise, Offensive Line Coach, NFL’s New York Jets


*Richard Jadick, combat surgeon who was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Iraq
* Rev. George C. Hines, Priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, Pastor of St. Mary’s Wrentham, MA

ithaca college ranking

Ithaca College is a private institution that was founded in 1892. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,957 (fall 2020), its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 670 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ithaca College’s ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, #10. Its tuition and fees are $46,610.

Ithaca College is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York state, about 200 miles northwest of Manhattan. Undergraduates at Ithaca can choose from dozens of majors within the schools of Business, Communications, Health Sciences and Human Performance, Humanities and Sciences, and Music. There are several graduate degrees available at Ithaca as well, including in business and health. Outside the classroom, Ithaca provides many opportunities for students to help their community. Habidash is the school’s annual Habitat for Humanity 5K race; Food for Thought is a campus program that helps malnourished children; and Service Saturdays is an event through which students can volunteer in the Greater Ithaca area.

Students can also get involved by joining any of the more than 200 other student organizations or by participating in a recreational or club sport. The Ithaca Bombers varsity teams mainly compete in the Empire 8 Athletic Conference within the NCAA Division III. Notable Ithaca alumni include Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co., and actor David Boreanaz, who has starred in the television shows “Bones,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel.”

Ithaca College is ranked #10 in Regional Universities North. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

  • #10inRegional Universities North (tie)
  • #3inBest Undergraduate Teaching (tie)
  • #10inBest Value Schools

About the author

Study on Scholarship Today -- Check your eligibility for up to 100% scholarship.