About Rollins

Notable Alumni

Comprised of artists, executives, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists, our alumni network has a powerful impact on communities around the world.
Fred M. Rogers ’51 ‘74H +Janis Hirsch ’72Rust Deming ’64Christopher Fitzgerald ’95

Fred M. Rogers ’51 ‘74H +

A music composition major, Rogers became inspired by the words “Life is for Service,” a core value of Rollins’ mission engraved in marble and adhered to the wall of the loggia near Strong Hall. He went on to create, host, and direct Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
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Janis Hirsch ’72

Executive producer and writer of sitcoms including FrasierMurphy Brown, and Will & Grace, Hirsch credits Rollins with rekindling her passion to work in show business.
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Rust Deming ’64

After 38-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Deming now teaches at John Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He was honored in 2014 with a Distinguished Alumni Award and was a political science major as a student. Photo: John Waire
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Christopher Fitzgerald ’95

A two-time Tony Award nominee, Fitzgerald received a 2014 Alumni Achievement Award and made Broadway history as the first actor to play both male leads during the 18-year run of Chicago. Photo: Jeremy Daniel
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Advocacy & Social Services

Muriel Fox ’48
American Women’s Rights Activist
Co-founder, National Organization for Women (NOW)

Arts, Entertainment & Literature

Christopher C. Fitzgerald '95
Broadway Actor

Janis Hirsch ’72 ’15H
Executive Producer, Will & Grace
Writer, Murphy Brown, Frasier, and The Nanny

Dana Ivey ’63 ’08H
Actress, stage and screen

Kori Rae '85
Producer/Animation Director, Pixar

Business & Finance

Meg Gilbert Crofton ’75
President, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations U.S. and France, Walt Disney Company

Charlie Freeman '96
Chief Operating Officer, Orlando Magic

Sandra Goergen Hostetter '01MBA
President, CNL Bank

Erin J. Wallace '93MBA
Chief Operating Officer, Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

Allen R. Weiss ’81MBA
Retired, President of Worldwide Operations for Walt Disney Company Parks & Resorts, Walt Disney Company


Susan Whealler Johnson ’75
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Association of Governing Board of Universities & College


Lindsay Phillips Muscato '07
Founder, Creative Director and President, SwitchFlops by Lindsay Phillips, Inc.

Gregory E. Selkoe '96
Chief Executive Officer, Karmaloop

Government & Law

Ambassador Rust M. Deming ’64 P’85
School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Department of State, American Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia
Former Ambassador to Tunisia

Jason E. Dimitris ’92
Court Judge, Miami-Dade County

Lisa Tumarkin Haile '82
Partner, DLA Piper


Stephanie Glance '86
Head Coach, Columbia University Women's Basketball

Ryan M. Hanigan '03
Catcher, Boston Red Sox

Science & Medicine

Donald J. Cram ’41 ’88H +
Nobel Prize Winner, Chemistry

Technology & Engineering

F. Duane Ackerman ’64 ’70MBA ’00H
Retired, Chairman and CEO, BellSouth Corporation

Rodney C. Adkins ’81
Retired, Senior Vice President, IBM Systems and Technology Group

Chris D. Heckscher ’90
Vice President, Services Cisco Systems

Karen Moyer Garrison ’83BR
Former President and CEO, Pitney Bowes Services

+ indicates deceased

A notable alumnus/a has had a distinguished career that continued for 10+ years, and/or is well-known in his/her industry or in society, and/or has received national recognition for his/her impact professionally, in the community or the world.