Notable Alumni

Brian Snitker `75

Brian Snitker is an American professional baseball coach and former player who is the manager of the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). In 2018, Snitker was awarded the National League Manager of the Year Award for the 2018 season. Coming off a third straight NL East title and getting to within one win of a spot in the World Series, the Atlanta Braves have extended the contract of manager Brian Snitker through the 2023 season.

 

Brenda Chapman `82

Brenda Chapman is an American writer, storyboard artist, and director. In 1998, she became the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major studio, DreamWorks Animation's The Prince of Egypt. In 2012, she co-directed the Disney/Pixar film Brave with Mark Andrews, becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

 

Bruce A. Block `68

Bruce A. Block is a film producer, author, and visual consultant whose career spans 30+ years. He became a filmic and visual consultant on such films as Irreconcilable Differences (1984) and Bachelor Party (1984). He has gone on to be a consultant for films such as Stuart Little (1999), As Good as It Gets (1997), and Spanglish (2004). As a film producer, Block has produced and co-produced the films Father of the Bride (1991), Father of the Bride II (1995), Disney's The Parent Trap (1998), What Women Want (2000), Something's Gotta Give (2003), and The Holiday (2006).

 

Kevin Gamble `85

Kevin Gamble is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association and currently a scout with the Toronto Raptors. At 6'5" (1.96 m) he played as both a shooting guard and small forward. For his NBA career, mostly with the Boston Celtics, Gamble averaged 9.5 points with a 50.2% shooting percentage, with a 36% three-point percentage, and making 81% of free throws. He also averaged 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 22.4 minutes per game for 649 games.

 

Edward Madigan `55

Edward Madigan was a businessman and a Republican Party politician from Lincoln, Illinois. He served almost twenty years in the United States House of Representatives and was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President George H. W. Bush.

 

Matthew Hughes `95

Matthew Hughes is an American retired mixed martial artist with a background in wrestling. Widely considered among the greatest fighters in the history of MMA, he is a two-time UFC Welterweight Champion, UFC Hall of Fame inductee, and NJCAA Hall of Fame inductee. During his tenures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hughes put together two separate six-fight winning streaks, defeated all the available opposition in the welterweight division, and defended the belt a then-record seven times. Hughes was the eighth inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame in May 2010 during the UFC Fan Expo in conjunction with UFC 114.

 

Corey Anderson `09

Corey Anderson is an American mixed martial artist currently competing for Bellator MMA in the light heavyweight division. Prior to signing with Bellator, Anderson competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he was the light heavyweight winner on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn and achieved success as a top 5 UFC light heavyweight contender. As of May 11, 2021, he is #9 in the Bellator men's pound-for-pound rankings and #2 in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Rankings.