- Greg Iles
Author of 13 New York Times Best Sellers, his novels have been made into films, translated into 20 languages, and published in 35 countries.
- Maj. Gen. James E. Donald
Recipient of the Bronze Star for his bold leadership as a task force commander with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles during Gulf War I and the UM Alumni Association Hall of Fame award, the highest annual alumni honor for outstanding contributions through good deeds, services, or contributions.
- W. Ralph Eubanks
Professor and author are just two of the many hats worn by the editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review and former Library of Congress director of publishing.
- Paul Sabbatini
The Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Clinical Research and medical oncologist leads a program seeking to improve treatments for ovarian cancer.
- Brittney Reese
Winner of the 2012 Olympic gold medal for the long jump, Reese became the first woman to win three straight World Championships in 2013.
- Thomas K. McCraw
The late Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard University won a Pulitzer Prize for his book Prophets of Regulation: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, and Alfred E. Kahn.
- Dr. Hannah Gay
B.A. biology and chemistry, ’76, University of Mississippi Medical Center associate professor of pediatrics and HIV specialist, named to TIME magazine's 100 most influential people for orchestrating a breakthrough in HIV treatment by treating a newborn with anti-HIV drugs hours after birth.
- Glen Ballard
The six-time Grammy® Award winner---one of popular music’s most accomplished producers/songwriters and arrangers---has sold more than 150 million records.