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Pitt in the World

The impact of Pitt in the world can be felt through the life’s work of our Alumni. The collection of stories told here represent the many achievements of our Alumni throughout the world.

  • Steven Beering President Emeritus, Purdue University
  • Bibiana Boerio Managing director, Jaguar Cars
  • Frank Bolden Historic newspaper reporter
  • Herbert Boyer First genetic engineer
  • Bebe Moore Campbell Best-selling novelist
  • Ralph J. Cappy Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Michael Chabon Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist
  • Lynette Clemetson International reporter
  • Sam Colella Venture capitalist
  • Robert Colwell Pentium Pro chip architect
  • Myron Cope Voice of the Steelers
  • Catherine DeAngelis Medical educator and editor-in-chief, JAMA
  • Mike Ditka Super Bowl champion coach
  • Tony Dorsett NFL Hall of Famer
  • Bernard Fisher Cancer research pioneer
  • C. Scott Harrison CURE International founder
  • Orrin Hatch Six-time U.S. Senator
  • Philip Hench Nobel Laureate, medicine
  • Frances Hesselbein Former CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Norman Horowitz Genetics pioneer
  • K. Leroy Irvis Distinguished Speaker, Pennsylvania
    House of Representatives
  • Gene Kelly Oscar winner
  • Roger Kingdom Two-time Olympic gold medalist
  • Billy Knight NBA general manager
  • Paul Lauterbur Nobel Laureate, medicine
  • Wangari Maathai Nobel Peace Prize winner
  • Lorin Maazel World-renowned conductor
  • Dan Marino NFL Hall of Famer
  • Mark May ESPN analyst
  • Bert W. O'Malley Human genome research pioneer
  • Roscoe Robinson Jr. First Black four-star Army general
  • Art Rooney II President, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Kevin Sharer CEO, Amgen
  • Trecia-Kaye Smith Triple jump world champion
  • Ray Smith Retired CEO, Bell Atlantic
  • Gerald Stern Acclaimed poet and author
  • Bill Strickland MacArthur Fellow
  • Jock Sutherland Legendary football coach
  • John Swanson ANSYS founder
  • Burt Tansky CEO, Neiman Marcus
  • James Theodore Heart-lung transplant pioneer
  • Dick Thornburgh U.S. Attorney General, 1988–91
  • Lap-Chee Tsui Genetic research pioneer
  • Thomas Usher Board chair, Marathon Oil
  • John Woodruff Olympic gold medalist
  • Vladimir Zworykin Father of television

The Pitt Experience

There is a world of discovery taking place within the Pitt community.

Faculty and students are breaking new ground:

  • Scientific discovery in areas such as engineering, biology, medicine, and neuroscience;
  • World renown scholarship in areas as diverse as films, foreign culture, African music, Asian economy, and mathematics; and
  • Outreach to the community—locally, regionally, and globally.

The Pitt Experience highlights accomplishments taking place at the University that change the world and will help our students build upon Pitt’s legacy.

The gallery also helps students understand what it is like to live and learn on campus and remembers our history.