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Prominent Alumni

Eileen O'Neill '90 is group president of Discovery Communications including The Learning Channel and was recently named one of the most powerful women in entertainment.

Kristen Bunner '09 runs an after-school program for orphans and vulnerable children in Namibia with the Peace Corps.

Steve Demos '70 is the founder of Silk brand soymilk, the number one soymilk in America, and has launched a new venture, NextFoods Inc..

Jimmy Light '60 is an organ transplant pioneer among whose best-known innovations is the expanded "simultaneous kidney transplant" procedure.

Jennifer Higdon '86, a world-renowned composer, is the recipient of a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize. Her orchestral work, "blue cathedral," is one of the most performed works by a living American composer.

Brenda Hollis '70 is an expert legal consultant on international criminal law and procedure and was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to prosecute crimes against humanity and war crimes in Sierra Leone.

Alissa Czisny '09 is a two-time U.S. figure skating champion and the winner of the 2010 Grand Prix final. She is known for her artistic, athletic performances and her elegant skating style.

NBA legend Nate Thurmond '63 was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Falso '11 received his bachelor's degree from BGSU after completing his degree completely online while serving in the U.S. military.

Arnold Rampersad '67, '68 received the National Humanities Medal as one of 20 artists, writers and scholars recognized by President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House.

Shantanu Narayen '86, '11, president and chief executive officer of Adobe Systems Inc., was appointed by President Obama to a special management advisory board, the first group of its kind in the nation.