List of College of the Holy Cross alumni
This list of College of the Holy Cross alumni includes graduates and non-graduate, former students at the College of the Holy Cross. Since its founding in 1843, Holy Cross has graduated 157 classes of students and as of 2005-06 academic year has approximately 35,000 alumni.
- Arts and literature 1
- Business 2
- Professors and researchers 3.1
- Entertainment 4
Law, politics, and public service 5
- United States federal and state court justices 5.1
- Executive branch and United States Cabinet members 5.2
Members of the United States Congress 5.3
- Senators 5.3.1
- Representatives 5.3.2
- United States governors 5.4
- Ambassadors and other diplomats from the United States 5.5
- Government officials outside the United States 5.6
- Other United States political and legal figures 5.7
- Military 5.8
- Media and communication 6
- Religion 7
- Science, technology, and medicine 8
- Baseball 9.1
- Basketball 9.2
- Football 9.3
- Ice Hockey 9.4
- Track and Field 9.5
- Other sports 9.6
- Other 10
- Notable Holy Cross faculty 11
- Presidents of the College 12
- References 13
Arts and literature
- Vito Acconci 1962, artist and architect
- Philip Berrigan 1950, author and activist
- Billy Collins 1963, former Poet Laureate of the United States
- Leo Cullum 1963, cartoonist best known for his work in The New Yorker.
- Michael Earls 1895, Jesuit priest, writer, poet, teacher, and Holy Cross administrator
- Michael Harrington 1947, socialist historian and author of The Other America, which is believed to have inspired Lyndon Johnson's Great Society social programs.
- Jack Higgins 1976, Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Sun Times
- Michael Harvey 1980, author of The Chicago Way and The Fifth Floor and co-creator of the TV program Cold Case Files
- Michael Hogan 1972, author of the novels Man Out of Time and Burial of the Dead
- Edward P. Jones 1972, 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction for writing The Known World
- Elizabeth Keane 1994, author of Sean MacBride and An Irish Statesman and Revolutionary
- Paul LeClerc 1963, President Emeritus of the New York Public Library
- Kyle Murphy 2007, goes by the pen name Karsten Knight, author of Wildefire series.
- Joe McGinniss 1964, bestselling author of The Selling of the President, Fatal Vision, and other books
- Jay O'Callahan 1960, prominent storyteller
- Barry Reed 1949, Boston trial lawyer and author of The Verdict, which was made into the Oscar-nominated 1982 film starring Paul Newman
- Gaspar Tringale 1971, portrait photographer known for his photos in Vanity Fair.
- William J. Abbott 1984, President & CEO, Hallmark Channel/Hallmark Movie Channel
- Julie Halpin Anderson 1984, founder and CEO of The Geppetto Group
- Douglas M. Baker, Jr 1981, CEO of Ecolab Inc.
- Erika Bearman 2003, Senior Vice President of global communication at Oscar De La Renta
- Paul D. Bernard 1990, Senior Partner & Head of Pan Asia Investment Research, Goldman Sachs
- James E. Burke 1947, former CEO of Johnson & Johnson; named one of the ten greatest CEOs of all time by Fortune Magazine
- Kevin Casey 1984, CEO of Collages.net
- B.J. Cassin 1955, Venture capitalist
- Randall Caudill 1969, president and founder of Dunsford Hill Capital Partners
- Daniel A. Celentano 1973, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners
- Craig S. Cerretani 1979, Co-founder of Longfellow Benefits
- Arthur Ciocca 1959, Chairman and Owner, The Wine Group 
- Nicholas D'Agostino, Jr. 1960, Chairman and CEO, D'Agostino Supermarkets, Inc.
- Thomas D'Ambra Ph.D. 1978, Founder and CEO, Albany Molecular Research Inc.
- Richard A. Davey 1995, Secretary and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation
- Larry Doyle 1983, founder of Sense on Cents
- Henry E. Dubois 1983, President and CEO of Hooper Holmes
- Charles H. Eppinger 1970, CEO of International Financial Data Services
- Frederick H. Eppinger 1981, President and CEO, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
- Richard B. Fisher 1947, Chairman of Federated Securities Corp. and Vice Chairman of Federated Investors, Inc.
- Donald E. Froude 1978, President, U.S. Advisor Group, Ameriprise Financial
- William F. Glavin, Jr. 1980, Chairman, President and CEO of OppenheimerFunds, Inc.
- Stanley E. Grayson 1972 - Former vice chairman and chief operating officer, M.R. Beal and Company
- John P. Hamill 1961, former Chairman Sovereign Bank New England, Banco Santander
- Pedro Heilbron 1979, CEO of Copa Airlines
- Mark Holowesko 1982, noted investor and CEO of Templeton Capital Advisors
- John J. Issa 1960, Founder and Chairman of SuperClubs Resorts 
- F. Donald Kenney 1939, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
- James W. Keyes 1977, former Chairman and CEO of Blockbuster, Inc.
- Brian Kelley 1983, CEO of Green Mountain Coffee
- John Koelmel 1974, President of HARBORcenter, former CEO of First Niagara Financial Group
- John H. Lindon 1978, Managing Director, HSBC
- Edward J. Ludwig 1973, former Chairman, President, and CEO of Becton Dickinson
- Victor Luis 1988, President of Coach Inc. (COH)
- John J. Mahoney Jr. 1973, Vice chairman and CFO of Staples Inc.
- William J. McDonough 1956, former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and current Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch
- William E. McKenna, 1947, Chairman of Technicolor President and Chairman of Norton Simon Industries
- Arthur J. Mirante II 1965, Principal and Tri-State President of Avison Young, Former President of Global Client Development and CEO, Cushman & Wakefield
- Charles E.F. Millard 1954, Former Chairman of the Board, CEO Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York
- Robert S. Morrison 1963, Retired Vice Chairman, PepsiCo and retired Chairman, President and CEO, The Quaker Oats Company
- James J. O'Connor 1958, CEO Unicom
- William F. O'Neil 1907, founder of the General Tire and Rubber Company
- John Peterman 1963 (aka J. Peterman), catalog and retail entrepreneur
- James David Power III 1953, founder of J.D. Power and Associates
- Cornelius Prior Jr. 1956, Executive Chairman of Atlantic Tele-Network Inc.
- Roberto Quarta 1971, Partner of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Chairman of Italtel, and former Chairman of BBA Group
- Norm Racine 1984, COO of Collages.net
- Jack D. Rehm 1954, former CEO of Meredith Corporation
- Loren Ferré Rangel 1992, vice president for new products at El Día, Inc. and a Trustee of the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico.
- Maria Eugenia Ferré Rangel 1989, vice president of El Nuevo Día, the largest daily newspaper in Puerto Rico.
- Carolyn Risoli 1986, former President, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Inc.
- Frank Shakespeare 1946, former president of CBS Television, former director of the U.S. Information Agency, and Ambassador to Portugal and Ambassador to the Vatican.
- Joe Shoen 1971, President, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of AMERCO, the holding company of U-Haul, International.
- John T. Sinnott 1961, retired Vice Chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies 
- Park B. Smith 1954, Chairman & Founder of Park B. Smith Ltd. and benefactor of the College
- James Speltz 1997, Chairman & CEO of Brookstone
- David A. Spina 1964, former Chairman and CEO of State Street Corporation
- Kieran Suckling 1986, is one of the founders of the Center for Biological Diversity
- William J. Teuber Jr. 1973, Vice Chairman of EMC Corporation 
- Maggie Wilderotter 1977, President and CEO, Frontier Communications, as of 2012 had been named one of the Fifty Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune for four years in a row.
Professors and researchers
|Brooks, John E.John E. Brooks||1949||President Emeritus of College of the Holy Cross and former President from 1970 to 1994, noted for introducing co-education at the College in 1972 and member of Religious Studies faculty.|
|Devaney, Robert L.Robert L. Devaney||1969||Professor, Mathematics, Boston University, Research Interests: complex dynamical systems, chaos, fractals|
|Granfield, DavidDavid Granfield||1943||Professor Emeritus at Catholic University Law School in Washington DC; noted as a canon lawyer for his exposition of the Catholic Church’s view on abortion.|
|Hawkins, Jane M.Jane M. Hawkins||1976||Professor, Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Research Interests: ergodic theory; smooth dynamical systems; complex dynamics and computer generated graphics images related to nonpolynomial dynamics|
|Healy, Patrick FrancisPatrick Francis Healy||1850||first African American to earn a Ph.D. and former President of Georgetown University|
|Lawler, TraugottTraugott Lawler||1958||a medievalist scholar, expert on William Langland, and an emeritus professor of English at Yale University|
|McCartin, JosephJoseph McCartin||1981||professor of history at Harvard University.|
|McCarthy (sociologist), JamesJames McCarthy (sociologist)||1971||President of Suffolk University in Boston|
|Reiss, PaulPaul Reiss||1952||was the 14th president of Saint Michael's College, professor and author|
|Wright, Jr., Robert K.Robert K. Wright, Jr.||1968||is an American military historian and author|
|McElaney-Johnson, AnnAnn McElaney-Johnson||1979||president of Mount Saint Mary's College|
|Miranda, RickRick Miranda||1976||Provost of Colorado State University|
|Day, John||1970||Provost of John Carroll University|
- Karen E. Baldwin 1985, Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs, Baldwin Entertainment Group and wife of Howard Baldwin 
- Leigh Anne Brodsky 1980, President of Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products 
- Jerry Colbert 1964, TV producer
- Dick Cusack 1950, Actor, director and producer
- Neil Donohoe 1978,Chair and Director of the Theater Division at Boston Conservatory,
- Ann Dowd 1978, Broadway, movie, and television actress. For her role in Compliance she received the National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actress 
- Kate Dowd 1976, International casting director based in the U.K., most recently involved with casting for "The Book Thief" (2013) and "World War Z" (2013)
- Brian Gallivan 1991, Improvisational actor and member of Second City Network.
- Dave Holmes 1994, MTV host
- Neil Hopkins 1999, Television and Film actor and writer.
- Peter Jankowski 1986, Executive Producer, Law & Order
- Susan Jurevics 1989, CEO of Pottermore
- Douglas Netter 1942, founder, Netter Digital Entertainment and executive producer of Babylon 5
- Kevin O'Connor 1990, host of PBS's This Old House
- Thomas F. O'Neil 1937, former Chairman of RKO General Studios, who brought movies to television and experimented with an early coin-operated pay TV system.
- Bartlett Sher 1981, director of Tony Award winning Broadway musicals South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza
- Bob Wright 1965, Chairman of the Board and former CEO, NBC Universal, and Vice Chairman, General Electric and Co-Founder, Autism Speaks 
- Tom Severo 2006, Comedian, Winner of reality television program "Beauty and the Geek"
Law, politics, and public service
United States federal and state court justices
|Caffrey, Andrew AugustineAndrew Augustine Caffrey||1941||United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. He was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1961.|
|Casey, Jr., Richard C.Richard C. Casey, Jr.||1955||United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. He was nominated by President Bill Clinton.|
|O'Connor, Francis PatrickFrancis Patrick O'Connor||1950||Appointed by Governor Edward King in 1981, served 16 years on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court|
|Droney, ChristopherChristopher Droney||1976||United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Second Circuit. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2012.|
|Farley, III, John J.John J. Farley, III||1964||Founding Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He was nominated by President George H. W. Bush in 1989.|
|Garrity Jr., Wendell ArthurWendell Arthur Garrity Jr.||1941||United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. He was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966.|
|Gibbons, John J.John J. Gibbons||1947||Former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit|||
|Greaney, JohnJohn Greaney||1961||Associate Justice for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and Director of the Macaronis Institute for Trial and Appellate Advocacy at Suffolk University Law School|
|Harrington, Edward FrancisEdward Francis Harrington||1955||United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1987.|
|Leamy, James PatrickJames Patrick Leamy||1912||United States District Judge for the District of Vermont. He was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940.|
|Leon, Richard J.Richard J. Leon||1971||United States District Judge for the George W. Bush in 2002.|
|McCarthy, William T.William T. McCarthy||1905||United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. He was nominated by President Harry S. Truman.|
|McEntee, EdwardEdward McEntee||1928||Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.|
|McGuire, Matthew FrancisMatthew Francis McGuire||1921||United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. He was nominated by President Harry S. Truman in 1949.|
|Thomas, ClarenceClarence Thomas||1971||George H.W. Bush in 1990.|
Executive branch and United States Cabinet members
- Joseph A. Califano Jr. 1952, former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and current Chairman and President of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
- John Gannon 1966, Staff Director of the House Homeland Security Committee and CIA's deputy director for intelligence from 1995 to 1997
- John William Middendorf II 1945, former U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands and Secretary of the Navy
- Harry K. Thomas, Jr. 1978, former US Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines, and former U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh
Members of the United States Congress
|Casey, Jr., Robert P.Robert P. Casey, Jr.||1982||United States Senator for Pennsylvania, served as Pennsylvania Treasurer|||
|Durkin, John A.John A. Durkin||1959||United States Senator for New Hampshire from 1975 to 1980|
|Burke, Thomas A.Thomas A. Burke||1920||United States Senator for Ohio, served as the 48th mayor of Cleveland. Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport is named after him.|
|Murphy, Maurice J.Maurice J. Murphy||1950||United States Senator for New Hampshire|
|Walsh, David I.David I. Walsh||1893||United States Senator for Massachusetts, served as Massachusetts' First Irish Catholic Governor|
|Bishop, TimTim Bishop||1972||United States Representative from New York's 1st congressional district|||
|Connery, Jr., William PatrickWilliam Patrick Connery, Jr.||1920||United States Representative from Massachusetts|
|Early, Joseph DanielJoseph Daniel Early||1955||United States Representative from Massachusetts' 3rd congressional district from 1975 to 1993.|
|Kennedy, AmbroseAmbrose Kennedy||1897||United States Representative from Rhode Island|
|Longley, Jr., James B.James B. Longley, Jr.||1973||United States Representative from Maine's 1st congressional district|
|McKneally, Martin B.Martin B. McKneally||1937||United States Representative from New York|
|McNulty, Michael R.Michael R. McNulty||1969||United States Representative|||
|Moran, James P.James P. Moran||1967||United States Representative|||
|Towey, Jr., Frank W.Frank W. Towey, Jr.||1916||United States Representative from New Jersey's 12th congressional district from 1937 to 1939.|
|Welch, Peter F.Peter F. Welch||1971||United States Representative for the U.S. state of Vermont's at-large congressional seat.|
United States governors
- Bob Casey Sr. 1953, Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987–1995
- Edward D. DiPrete 1955, Governor of Rhode Island from 1985–1991
- David I. Walsh 1893 First Irish Catholic Governor and U.S. Senator for Massachusetts
Ambassadors and other diplomats from the United States
Government officials outside the United States
P. Joseph Koessler, 1985 Honorary Consul-General of Japan at Buffalo, NY
Other United States political and legal figures
- Mark DeSaulnier, 1973, representing California's 7th State Senate district
- Michael Delaney (lawyer), 1991, Attorney General of New Hampshire
- Daniel M. Donahue 2009, Mass. state representative in the 16th Worcester district
- Kirby Hendee Wisconsin State Senator
- Chris Korzen 1998, founder of Catholics United, founder and director of Maine's Majority
- Ed Martin (Missouri politician) 1992, chairman of the Missouri Republican Party
- John P. O'Brien 1894, former mayor of New York City
|Costello, Barry M.Barry M. Costello||1973||United States Navy Commander, United States Third Fleet|||
|McCarthy, William J.William J. McCarthy||1976||Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, United States Navy|
|MacDonald, Bruce E.Bruce E. MacDonald||1978||Rear Admiral, Judge Advocate General, United States Navy|||
|Trainor, Bernard E.Bernard E. Trainor||1951||retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General, bestselling author, and military analyst for NBC|
|Sandkuhler, KevinKevin Sandkuhler||1975||an American lawyer, and retired Brigadier General in the United States Marine Corps|
|Shtogren, Anthony T.Anthony T. Shtogren||1940||retired United States Air Force Major General|
- John B. Anderson 1957, former mayor of Worcester
- Henri Bourassa 1890, a French Canadian political leader and publisher. He is seen by many as an ideological father of Canadian nationalism
- Jose Cojuangco Jr. 1955, former Philippine Congressman
- Michael Delaney 1991, New Hampshire Attorney General from 2009–present
- Christopher Doherty, 1980, Mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania since 2002
- John Droney 1968, participated in Connecticut state politics and is a senior partner of Levy & Droney.
- Jon Favreau 2003, chief speechwriter for Barack Obama
- William Glendon 1941, was an American attorney who specialized in issues relating to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and represented The Washington Post in the Pentagon Papers case.
- Stephen P. Harbeck 1968, president of Securities Investor Protection Corporation
- Louis-Rodrigue Masson 1853, a Canadian Member of Parliament, Senator, and Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec
- Peter Poggioli 1972, Chief of Staff, Australian Office of the Minister for Environment and Heritage
- Mark Kennedy Shriver 1986, former member of Maryland legislature, Vice President and Managing Director of US Programs for Save the Children
- Helen Slottje 1989, environmental lawyer and winner of the 2014 Goldman Prize
- Thomas J. Spellacy 1889, was an American political leader and lawyer.
- Kathy Sullivan 1976, attorney and former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.
- Jane Sullivan Roberts 1976, leads the in-house practice group at Major, Lindsey & Africa; wife of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
- Austin J. Tobin 1925, former director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, from 1942–1972, who oversaw the construction of the World Trade Center.
- Lazarus Uaandja 1991, Executive Director of the Central Governance Agency in Namibia
- Jarosław Wałęsa 2001, member of the Sejm, the lower chamber of Poland's Parliament and the son of Lech Wałęsa.
- Ted Wells 1972, lawyer; rated by The National Law Journal as one of America's best white-collar defense attorneys
- Edward Bennett Williams 1941, famed trial attorney who also owned the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Redskins
- James Assion Wright 1923, lawyer from Pennsylvania who served in the U.S. Congress from 1941 to 1945.
Media and communication
- Dave Anderson 1951, New York Times sports columnist, 1981 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary
- Keith Baldi 1997, TV news anchor
- Mary G. Berner 1981, Former President & CEO, The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
- Clark Booth 1961, correspondent for WCVB-TV in Boston
- George-Édouard Desbarats, 1850 influential Canadian printer and inventor
- Elizabeth Frisoli 2005, CBS sports reporter/anchor
- Jack Fowler 1982, Publisher of the National Review.
- Joan Hogan Gillman 1985, President, Time Warner Cable Media Sales
- Jack Hanlon 2006, cofounder of Kinetic Social and listed in Forbes 30 under 30
- Chris Matthews 1967, host of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews and NBC's The Chris Matthews Show
- Gordon Peterson 1960, broadcast journalist and television news anchor; currently co-anchor for ABC affiliate WJLA-TV and moderator and producer of Inside Washington.
- Dan Shaughnessy 1975, sports columnist for the Boston Globe
- Joe Shortsleeve 1979, WBZ-TV chief correspondent
- Bill Simmons 1992, ESPN sports columnist
- Ed Walsh 1969, WBZ NewsRadio 1030-AM, Morning News Anchor
- Amy Wilkins 1984, Senior Vice President & Publisher of Blueprint and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines
- Phil Zachary 1976, President and CEO of the Curtis Media Group
|Most Rev. Healy, James AugustineJames Augustine Healy, D.D.||1849||first African American bishop in the United States|
|Most Rev. Donaghy, Frederick AnthonyFrederick Anthony Donaghy, M.M., D.D.||1925||Maryknoll missionary to China who became the first bishop of Wuzhou. His brother, William A. Donaghy, S.J., served as the president of Holy Cross.|||
|Rev. Msgr. Duncan, Edward J.Edward J. Duncan, STD||1939||Chaplain Emeritus, St. John's Catholic Newman Center, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Rev. William O'Malley, S.J.||1953||prolific author and teacher of theology at Fordham University. Famous for his role in The Exorcist|
|Msgr. Vaghi, PeterPeter Vaghi||1970||pastor of the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland and confidant to conservative political figures|
Science, technology, and medicine
- Arthur L. Beaudet, M.D. 1963, Henry and Emma Meyer Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, who is a world-leader for his pioneering work in gene therapy, in particular, the muscular dystrophy gene.
- Edward Bove, M.D. 1968, Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, who is recognized for his contributions to the repair of congenital heart defects
- Barry J. Barresi, O.D., PH.D., 1973, Executive director of the American Optometric Association
- Richard Cambria, M.D. 1973, Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Co-Director, Thoracic Aortic Center at Massachusetts General Hospital
- Rick Casten, Ph.D. 1963, 2011 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.
- James W. Colbert Jr., M.D. 1942, 1st Provost of Medical University of South Carolina and dean emeritus of St. Louis University School of Medicine
- James J. Collins, Ph.D. 1987, Rhodes Scholar, 2003 MacArthur Fellow and Boston University Professor of Biomedical Engineering
- Michael F. Collins, M.D. 1977, Chancellor and senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School 
- Joseph T. Coyle, M.D. 1965, Director of the Harvard Medical School Consolidated Department of Psychiatry and President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
- William F. Crowley Jr., M.D. 1965, discovered the GPR54 gene which plays a key role in regulating the onset of puberty
- Mark W. Miller Jr., M.D. 1991, notable physician and entrepreneur
- Peter J. Deckers, M.D. 1962, dean emeritus of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine
- Gerard M. Doherty, M.D. 1969, Chief of Surgery at Boston Medical Center
- John P. Donohue, M.D. 1954, pioneered the development of chemotherapy and nerve sparing surgical techniques for testicular cancer
- John Fallon, M.D., M.B.A. 1969, serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. Also, a former CEO for the entire clinical enterprise at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- Anthony Fauci, M.D. 1962, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
- Robert Harrington, M.D. 1982, Chair of Medicine at Stanford University
- John T. Harrington, M.D. 1958, former Dean of the Tufts University School of Medicine
- Roland E. Houle, M.D. 1956, Chairman of Restoring Sight International
- Thomas W. Hungerford, 1959, mathematician and author of many textbooks including Abstract algebra:
- Joseph P. Kerwin, M.D. 1953, astronaut who spent 28 days in space for the Skylab 2 mission
- Michael P Lilly, M.D. 1973, Chief of Department of Surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center
- Thomas A. Lombardo, M.D. 1969, Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Millard Fillmore Hospital
- Mark Maybury Ph.D. 1986, the chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C.
- David McDowell, B.A., M.A., M.D. 1985, psychiatrist and author who is an expert on substance abuse treatment
- Eugene McMahon, M.D., M.B.A. 1984, president and CEO of Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in Illinois
- Richard A. Murphy, Ph.D. 1966 former President and CEO of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies
- Joseph E. Murray, M.D. 1940, Nobel Prize in Medicine for the first successful kidney transplant
- William Nolen, M.D. 1950, notable surgeon and author
- Ralph A. O'Connell, M.D. 1959, Dean and Provost of New York Medical College
- Richard J. O'Reilly, M.D. 1964, first to conduct a successful marrow transplant from an unrelated, compatible donor.
- Robert Scully, M.D. 1940, editor of weekly clinicopathological exercises from MGH published in the New England Journal of Medicine
- Joyce O'Shaughnessy, M.D. 1978, prominent oncologist and breast cancer researcher
- James Augustine Shannon, M.D. 1925, former Director of the National Institutes of Health
- Steven J. Stack, M.D. 1994, President Elect of the American Medical Association
- Anthony V. Stankus 1973, the nation's most published science librarian
- Brendan Akashian 2008, catcher signed by the Philadelphia Phillies
- John Joseph "Jack" Barry 1905, an American shortstop, second baseman, and manager in Major League Baseball, and later a renowned college baseball coach.
- Drew Bigda 2006, LHP drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays
- Dick Berardino 1957, is a player development consultant for the Boston Red Sox.
- Pat Bourque 1969, was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. Played on the 1973 Oakland Athletic World Series Championship team
- Ownie Carroll 1925, Major League Baseball pitcher for eleven seasons, went on to be the baseball coach at Seton Hall from 1948–1972
- John Colella 2013, pitcher signed by the Southern Illinois Miners
- Gene Desautels 1930, a catcher in Major League Baseball who played with four different teams between 1930 and 1946.
- Joseph "Jumping Joe" Dugan 1920, late Major League Baseball player
- John Freeman 1927, played for the Boston Red Sox.
- Jack Hoey 1903, an MLB outfielder for the Boston Red Sox.
- Dick Joyce 1965, major league pitcher and member of the Cheverus and Holy Cross Hall of Fame and Maine Baseball Hall of Fame
- Art Kenney 1938, LHP in MLB Boston Bees 1938 (Braves) Holy Cross Hall of Fame (2011).
- Bill Lefebvre 1938, homered in first at bat as a professional baseball player
- Alexis Maldonado 2013, shortstop signed by the Toronto Blue Jays
- Jack McKeon 1952, manager for the World Series Champion Florida Marlins
- Doc McMahon 1908, pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox in their inaugural season
- Bill Mills 1944, catcher for the 1944 Philadelphia Athletics
- Joe Mulligan 1934, MLB pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
- Al Niemiec 1933, a second baseman for the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Athletics.
- James O'Neill 1952, a pitcher notable for winning the 1952 College World Series Most Outstanding Player award.
- Nate Koneski 2012, LHP drafted by the Seattle Mariners
- Matt Perry 2010, Drafted by the Detroit Tigers
- Rod Baker 1974, is the Head Coach for the ABA Champion Rochester Razorsharks.
- George Blaney 1961, college basketball coach and former player for the New York Knicks
- Bob Cousy 1950, Basketball Hall of Fame member and former Boston Celtics player and coach
- Ernie Floyd 1984, drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks
- Jack Foley 1962, consensus All American who played for the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks.
- Kevin B. Hamilton Jr. 2006, member of the Boston Celtics. Played for Puerto Rican National Basketball team. Son of Kevin Hamilton Sr. who played for the Boston Celtics
- Tom Heinsohn 1956, Basketball Hall of Fame member and former Boston Celtics player and coach
- George Kaftan 1948, retired NBA player and a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame
- Bob Kissane 1971, drafted by the Phoenix Suns
- James F. McCaffrey 1986, drafted by the Phoenix Suns
- Joe Mullaney 1949, drafted by the Boston Celtics and former head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers
- Dermie O'Connell 1948, former NBA guard.
- Togo Palazzi 1954, played six seasons in the NBA and he was captain of the Crusaders team that won the 1954 NIT Championship.
- Torey Thomas 2006, member of the New York Knicks
- Joshua Sankes 2001, basketball player who transferred from Rutgers University after being a top recruit
- Keith Simmons 2007, professional basketball player
- Christopher Spitler 2000, basketball player who's claim to fame is Worst Division 1 Basketball Player in the Country (In The Last Amateurs, by John Feinstein)
- Timothy Szatko 2003, professional basketball player
- Michael J. Vicens 1978, drafted by the New Jersey Nets and played for Puerto Rico in the Olympics
- Garrett David Witts 1981, Drafted by the Washington Bullets
- Bill Adams 1972, a former American football offensive guard in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills
- Daniel Adams 2006, Linebacker for 2007 champion United States national American football team.
- Steve Buchanan 1974, drafted by the Denver Broncos
- Bob Dee 1955, a three-sport letterman at the College of the Holy Cross who was one of the first players signed by the Boston Patriots.
- Gill Fenerty 1986, award winning all-star running back with the CFL Toronto Argonauts and later with the NFL New Orleans Saints
- Chandler Fenner 2012, Cornerback for the New York Giants
- Francis Garvey 1925, played for the Providence Steam Rollers
- Thomas Kelleher 1988, drafted by the Miami Dolphins
- Bruce Kozerski 1984, played center for the Cincinnati Bengals for twelve seasons.
- Ed Jenkins 1972, wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, and New York Giants
- Thomas Hennessey 1963, played for the Boston Patriots.
- David Herman 2013, for the 2009 junior champion United States national American football team
- Jack Lentz 1967, defensive back who played several seasons for the Denver Broncos
- Gordon Lockbaum 1988, College Football Hall of Fame member
- Terry Malone 1982, New Orleans Saints tight ends coach.
- Anthony Manfreda 1929, played in the NFL and holds the Holy Cross record for most yards gained in a kickoff return
- Mike McCabe 2012, offensive lineman signed by the Green Bay Packers. His father played for the Washington Redskins
- Brett McDermott 2009, NFL wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts
- Timothy W. McDonnell 2005, grandson of Wellington Mara and scout for New York Giants
- Bil McGovern 1985, Philadelphia Eagles linebackers coach
- Robert P. McGovern 1989, former NFL linebacker, New York City prosecutor, and army Judge Advocate General
- Jim Moran 1934, an American football guard in the National Football League for the Boston Redskins and father of James P. Moran Jr.
- Andy Natowich 1940, a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins.
- Jon Morris 1964, All American center; named to the second team, All-Time All-AFL for his years p laying for the Boston Patriots.
- Bill Morris 1967, drafted by the Minnesota Vikings
- Bill Osmanski 1939, Chicago Bears fullback, member of the NFL 1940s All-Decade Team, the College Football Hall of Fame, and a licensed dentist
- Vince Promuto 1960, Washington Redskins guard from 1960 to 1970
- Dave Puloka 2001, Assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Atlanta Flacons and Miami Dolphins
- David Quehl 1976, drafted by the New England Patriots
- Dominic Randolph 2010, Walter Payton Award candidate and QB for the New York Giants
- Steve Raquet 1984, drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals
- Paul Scopetski 1968, member of the Cleveland Browns and recordholder for most professional football games played during his 30 year career.
- Mark Sheridan 1974, drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles
- Joe Wilson 1973, drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals
- Jim Zyntell 1933, an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League
- Matt Clune 2012, professional hockey player and screenwriter
- Jon Landry 2007, signed with AHL Columbus Blue Jackets
- Jeffrey Reppucci 2014, Truman Scholar, Rhodes finalist and winner of Hockey Humanitarian Award in 2014
- Patrick Rissmiller 2002, has played in the NHL for the San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, and Atlanta Thrashers
- Adam Schmidt 2014, signed with AHL Worcester Sharks
- Everett Sheen 2011, signed with AHL Syracuse Crunch
- Jay Silvia 2012, signed with AHL Worcester Sharks
- James M. Stewart, Jr. 1978, former goalie for the Boston Bruins
- Anthony Quesada 2006, signed with AHL Houston Aeros
Track and Field
- Jim Carboneau 1974, Professional Lacrosse referee
- Frank Carroll 1960, an Olympic American figure skating coach and former competitive skater
- Henry D. Cross III 1952, Chairman, U.S. Olympic Shooting Team
- Bob Daughters 1936, MLB player and former president of the Holy Cross Varsity Club.
- Neil Fingleton 2004, the United Kingdom's tallest British-born man, professional basketball player, actor, and clothing retailer.
- Mark Fretta 1999, triathlete and second American to garner a No. 1 world ranking in the International Triathlon Union World Cup
- Andrea Garbagnati 1991, Italian FIA GT Championship driver
- Keitani Graham 2003, competed in London 2012 Olympic Games as a wrestler for Micronesia
- Paul Harney 1952, professional golfer and golf course owner; in 1995, enshrined into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame.
- Shaun McGowan 2003, former MLL midfielder for the Long Island Lizards and attorney
- Patrick McCann, 2013, professional soccer player for Finn Harps FC
- Alejandro Melean 2010, professional soccer player for the Bolivian club Oriente Petrolero
- Paul Pearl 1989, Successful men's ice hockey head coach at Holy Cross.
- Ron Perry Sr. 1954, Holy Cross Athletic Director from 1977 to 1997; won national championships in both baseball (1952 NCAA World Series Championship) and basketball co-captain of 1954 basketball team which won the NIT.
- Ron Perry Jr. 1980, Drafted by the Boston Celtics in basketball and Chicago White Sox in baseball
- James F. "Jimmy" Quinn 1928, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1928 Summer Olympics.
- Kevin Swords 1982, most “capped” player on the Eagles, the U.S. national rugby team. He played in the 1987 World Cup Rugby and captained the US team in the 1991 world cup.
- Richard Regan 1976, current Athletic Director at Holy Cross and former operations director of NFL International.
- Connor Sweeney 2010, lacrosse goaltender for Ireland in the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship
- Willie Turnesa 1938, known as "Willie the Wedge", who was one of 13 men who have won both the British Amateur (1947) and U.S. Amateur Championships (1938, 1948)
- Ralph Willard 1967, former NBA coach and head coach of the Holy Cross basketball team.
- Kevin Coyle, successful football coach at Holy Cross, later coached in the NFL
- Mark Duffner, successful football head coach at Holy Cross, later coached in the NFL
- Dave Fipp, successful football coach at Holy Cross, later coached in the NFL
- Michael Healy, Captain Michael Healy became the first African-American to command a ship of the United States government. He briefly attended Holy Cross.
- Timothy Leary, the LSD-pioneering Harvard Professor, who attended Holy Cross before transferring to West Point.
- Mike Sherman, successful football coach at Holy Cross, later coached in the NFL
- Louis Sockalexis Prep-1897, the first Native American player in major league baseball
Notable Holy Cross faculty
- Patricia Bizzell, Ph.D. is a prolific author and former Chairperson of the English Department
- John Esposito, Ph.D. is a widely published professor of Islamic Studies. (former Holy Cross Middle East Studies and Religious Studies Chair)
- Osvaldo Golijov, Ph.D. Grammy award winning composer (assistant professor, music)
- Claudia Koonz, Ph.D. an American feminist historian of Nazi Germany
- Shirish Korde, Ph.D. a composer and Chair of the Music Department. Founder of Neuma Records
- Joseph T. O'Callahan, first chaplain Medal of Honor recipient. (former director of Holy Cross Mathematics Dept.)
- Nicolas Sanchez, Ph.D. economics professor and published author.
Presidents of the College
|Order||Name||Position(s)||Joined College||Ascended presidency||Left/retired||Alumnus/na?||Reference|
|1||Mulledy, S.J., Rev. Thomas F.Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy, S.J.||President||1843||1843||1845||no|||
|2||Ryder, S.J., Rev. James A.Rev. James A. Ryder, S.J.||President||1845||1848|||
|3||Early, S.J., Rev. JohnRev. John Early, S.J.||President||1848||1851|||
|4||Ciampi, S.J., Rev. Anthony F.Rev. Anthony F. Ciampi, S.J.||President||1851||1854|||
|5||Blenkinsop, S.J., Rev. Peter J.Rev. Peter J. Blenkinsop, S.J.||President||1854||1857|||
|6||Ciampi, S.J., Rev. Anthony F.Rev. Anthony F. Ciampi, S.J.||President||1857||1861|||
|7||Clark, S.J., Rev. JamesRev. James Clark, S.J.||President||1861||1867|
|8||Brady, S.J., Rev. Robert W.Rev. Robert W. Brady, S.J.||President||1867||1869|
|9||Ciampi, S.J., Rev. Anthony F.Rev. Anthony F. Ciampi, S.J.||President||1869||1873|
|10||O'Hagan, S.J., Rev. Joseph B.Rev. Joseph B. O'Hagan, S.J.||President||1873||1878|
|11||Boone, S.J., Rev. Edward D.Rev. Edward D. Boone, S.J.||President||1878||1883|
|12||Brady, S.J., Rev. Robert W.Rev. Robert W. Brady, S.J.||President||1883||1887|
|13||Cahill, S.J., Rev. SamuelRev. Samuel Cahill, S.J.||President||1887||1889|
|14||O'Kane, S.J., Rev. MichaelRev. Michael O'Kane, S.J.||President||1889||1893|
|15||McGurk, S.J., Rev. Edward A.Rev. Edward A. McGurk, S.J.||President||1893||1895|
|16||Lehy, S.J., Rev. John F.Rev. John F. Lehy, S.J.||President||1895||1901|
|17||Hanselman, S.J., Rev. Joseph F.Rev. Joseph F. Hanselman, S.J.||President||1901||1906|
|18||Murphy, S.J., Rev. Thomas E.Rev. Thomas E. Murphy, S.J.||President||1906||1911|
|19||Dinand, S.J., Bishop Joseph N.Bishop Joseph N. Dinand, S.J.||President||1911||1918|
|20||Carlin, S.J., Rev. James J.Rev. James J. Carlin, S.J.||President||1918||1924|
|21||Dinand, S.J., Bishop Joseph N.Bishop Joseph N. Dinand, S.J.||President||1924||1927|
|22||Fox, S.J., Rev. John M.Rev. John M. Fox, S.J.||President||1927||1933|
|23||Dolan, S.J., Rev. Francis J.Rev. Francis J. Dolan, S.J.||President||1933||1939|
|24||Maxwell, S.J., Rev. Joseph R.N.Rev. Joseph R.N. Maxwell, S.J.||President||1939||1945|
|25||Healy, S.J., Rev. William J.Rev. William J. Healy, S.J.||President||1945||1948|
|26||O'Brien, S.J., Rev. John A.Rev. John A. O'Brien, S.J.||President||1948||1954|
|27||Donaghy, S.J., Rev. William A.Rev. William A. Donaghy, S.J.||President||1954||1960|
|28||Swords, S.J., Rev. Raymond J.Rev. Raymond J. Swords, S.J.||President||1960||1970|
|29||Brooks, S.J., Rev. John E.Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J.||President||1970||1994|
|30||Reedy, S.J., Rev. GerardRev. Gerard Reedy, S.J.||President||1994||1998|
|Vellaccio, Ph.D., FrankFrank Vellaccio, Ph.D.||Acting President||1998||2000|
|31||McFarland, S.J., Rev. Michael C.Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J.||President||2000||2012|||
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