Notable Alumni

Truman graduates turn their intellectual pursuits into action by starting businesses, pursuing their passion for the performing arts, and contributing to countless fields. Here’s a sampling of some of the different ways Truman alumni are making a meaningful difference in the world.

  • Cody Sumter (’10)
    Product Manager for VR Apps and 360 Photography, Facebook
  • Corey Owens (’06)
    Head of Global Policy, Uber
  • Oseyi Ikuenobe (’05)
    Advisor at Fuse Inventory, Product Manager at Square
  • Akela Cooper (’03)
    Writer/Producer
  • Dominic Armstrong (’02)
    Opera Singer
  • Corinne Brinkerhoff (’02)
    Television Writer/Producer/Screenwriter
  • Jason Beckfield (’98)
    Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
  • Jenna Fischer (’95)
    Actor
  • Darwin Harris (’95)
    Actor
  • Charlie Miller (’95)
    Computer Security Researcher, Principal Autonomous Vehicle Security Architect, Cruise Automation
  • Scott Piper (’93)
    Opera Singer
  • Lara (Runnels) Olsen (’91)
    Producer/Screenwriter
  • Dawn (Wellington) Tartaglione (’90)
    Neurosurgeon
  • Harsha De Silva (’89)
    Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka
  • Chuck Woods (’86)
    Leader in the Aerospace Industry
  • Mike McClaskey (’85)
    Retired CIO & CHRO, Dish Network
  • Ray Armstead (’84)
    Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Greg Brown (’84)
    President/CEO, Learfield Communications
  • Michael Schwend (’83)
    President/CEO, Preferred Family Healthcare
  • Mary Rhodes Russell (’80)
    Justice for Missouri Supreme Court
  • Rhonda Vincent
    Bluegrass Singer
  • Greg Gerhardt (’79)
    Parkinson’s Disease Researcher
  • Trudy Cooper (’76)
    Co-Founder, Outback Steakhouse
  • Michael Gallatin (’75)
    Venture Partner and Senior Advisor, Frazier Healthcare Partners
  • Michael D. Pierschbacher (’74)
    CEO/President and Director,  American Life Science Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Larry Moore (’67)
    Kansas City Television News Anchor Emeritus
  • Sandra Benitez (’63, ’75)
    Author
  • Maurice Medland (’61, ’77)
    Author

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