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Notable Alumni

Notable Fordham alumni Charles Osgood, Vince Lombardi, Mary Higgins Clark, and Denzel Washington

The Fordham Influence

(Above from left: Charles Osgood, FCRH ’54, Emmy Award-winning anchor, CBS Sunday Morning; Vince Lombardi, FCRH ’37, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and Super Bowl trophy namesake; Mary Higgins Clark, FCLC ’79, bestselling author, the Queen of Suspense; and Denzel Washington, FCLC ’77, two-time Academy Award-winning actor).

A Fordham education is transformative. Since 1841, the Jesuit University of New York has brought people together from different places, with different dreams and ambitions—all in the shared pursuit of wisdom and learning in the service of others.

Our students graduate ready to embrace and create change in New York City and beyond. They pursue meaningful careers. And they build lives that amplify the spirit of passionate engagement at the heart the University’s mission.

As we mark our dodransbicentennial, we celebrate the hundreds of thousands of men and women whose lives Fordham has touched and changed—and who have gone on to transform the communities in which they live.

Meet some of our notable alumni in various fields.

Arts and Entertainment Business
Communications and Journalism Education
Government, Law, and Public Service Religion
Science and Medicine Sports

Notable Alumni

Vin Scully, FCRH '49, the Voice of the Dodgers; Emmy Award-winning sportscaster; member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame

Notable Alumni

Patricia Clarkson, FCLC '82, Award-winning actress

Notable Alumni

Ronald DePinho, MD, FCRH '77, president, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Notable Alumni

Denny Chin, LAW ’78, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Notable Alumni

Mario Gabelli, Gabelli '65, founder, chairman, and CEO, GAMCO Investors