Notable Alumni

We are proud of the many ways Truman graduates are making an impact on the world.

Cody Sumter (’10)
Senior Product Manager, Uber

Corey Owens (’06)
Public Affairs Advisor

Oseyi Ikuenobe (’05)
Head of Product, Orders and Checkout 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 and Producer

Darwin Harris (’95)
Actor

Charlie Miller (’95)
Cyber Security Expert

Scott Piper (’93)
Opera Singer

Kristopher Battles (’92)
Artist

Lara (Runnels) Olsen (’91)
Producer/Screenwriter

Glenn Jacobs (’90)
WWE Wrestler (Kane)

Dawn (Wellington) Tartaglione (’90)
Neurosurgeon

Harsha De Silva (’89)
Member of Parliament, Sri Lanka

Kevin Fitzpatrick (’89)
Non-Fiction Writer

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

Les Dunseith (’80)
Editor and Educator

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

Timothy Joseph (’67, ’69)
Novelist, Teacher/Professor, Technical Writer, Environmental Engineer

Sandra Benitez (’63, ’75)
Author

Maurice Medland (’61, ’77)
Author

John J. Pershing (1880)
General of Armies of the United States

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