Faces of Our Community - Notable Alumni

Annette Bening
Actress - San Diego Mesa College
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Scott Brooks
NBA Head Coach, Oklahoma City Thunder - San Joaquin Delta College
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Allen Broussard
Associate Justice, California Supreme Court - City College of San Francisco
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Octavia Butler
Science Fiction Author - Pasadena City College
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Tani Cantil-Sakauye
Chief Justice of California - Sacramento City College
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Benjamin Cayetano
Former Governor of Hawai'i - Los Angeles Harbor College
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Jessica Chastain
Actress - Sacramento City College
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Beverly Cleary
Best-selling children's author - Chaffey College
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Margarita Colmenares
Engineer, clean energy advocate - Sacramento City College
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Frank Cruz
Co-founder of Telemundo - East Los Angeles College
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Jan Dehesh
Dev. Dir., UC San Diego Jacob's School of Engineering - San Diego Miramar College
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Dr. Eugene Dong
Heart Transplant Doctor/Professor, Lawyer - Hartnell College
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Hon. Anna Eshoo
U.S. Congresswoman - Cañada College
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Bruce Fabrizio
Co-inventor Simple Green cleaning product - Mt. San Antonio College
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Emma Ferreira
Artist/Philanthropist - Santa Monica College
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Guy Fieri
Celebrity Chef & TV Personality - College of the Redwoods, American River College
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Michael Fincke
United States Astronaut - El Camino College
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Courtney Force
National Hot Rod Association Funny Car driver - Santiago Canyon College
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Pat Gage
Entrepreneur – Santa Rosa Junior College
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Ernest Gaines
Author - Solano Community College
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Reyna Grande
Award-winning author, instructor - Pasadena City College
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Peter J. Gravett
Secretary, California Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Long Beach City College
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Ken Grossman
Founder/Owner, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Butte College
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Teri Hatcher
Actress - De Anza College
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Tom Hanks
Actor/Director - Chabot College
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Dolores Huerta
Co-founder, United Farm Workers - San Joaquin Delta College
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Flo Hyman
USA Volleyball Olympian/Activist - El Camino College
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Steve Jobs
Co-founder, Apple Inc. - De Anza College
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Dot-Marie Jones
Actress, Athlete - Modesto Junior College
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Phil Lopes
Politican, Professor, Peace Corps volunteer - West Hills College Coalinga
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George Lucas
Director - Modesto Junior College
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John Madden
NFL Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster - College of San Mateo
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Juanita Millender-McDonald
Former U.S. Representative - Los Angeles Harbor College
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Larissa Miyachi
Award-winning Scholar, Stanford University Medical Student - Yuba College
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Dr. J. Mario Molina
President and CEO, Molina Healthcare Inc. - Long Beach City College
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Jose Montoya
Poet/Professor/Artist/Activist – San Diego City College
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Warren Moon
Houston Oilers quarterback, NFL Hall of Fame - West Los Angeles College
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Yolanda Moses
Administrator, Professor, Diversity Expert - San Bernardino Valley College
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Dr. Julian Nava
Professor, First Mexican American Ambassador to Mexico - East Los Angeles College
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Carol Neblett
Opera singer - El Camino College
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Adriana Ocampo
Planetary Geologist - Pasadena City College
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Gilberto Palacios-Perez
Rocket Scientist - East Los Angeles College
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Lindsay Pearce
Actress/Singer - Modesto Junior College
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Stephanie Pollaro
Co-founder, International Sanctuary - Golden West College
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Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
Neurosurgeon - San Joaquin Delta College
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Jeremy Renner
Actor - Modesto Junior College Alumni
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Jenni Rivera
Singer/Businesswoman - Long Beach City College
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Jackie Robinson
Hall of Fame baseball player, civil rights pioneer - Pasadena City College
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Aaron Rodgers
Most Valuable Player Super Bowl XLV - Butte College
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Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner, NFL Hall of Fame - Compton College
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Dr. Jerald Rudmann
Psychologist, Professor - Mt. San Antonio College
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Fred Ruiz
Founder, Chairman Emeritus, Ruiz Foods – College of the Sequoias
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Elton Rule
President, ABC Television - Sacramento City College
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Kay Ryan
2011 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, United States Poet Laureate - Antelope Valley College
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Hayes Edward "Big Ed" Sanders
1952 Olympic heavyweight boxing gold - El Camino College Compton Center
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Former Governor of California, Actor - Santa Monica Community College
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Michele Serros
Author, TV Comedy Writer - Ventura & Santa Monica colleges
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Jim Sinegal
Co-founder of Costco Wholesale Corporation - San Diego City College
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Adam Steltzner
NASA Jet Propulsion Labs lead engineer - College of Marin
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Koi Suwannagate
Fashion designer - West Valley College
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Amy Tan
Best-selling Novelist/Author-San Jose City College
Rick Tigner
President, Jackson Family Wines - Modesto Junior College
Gabrielle Union
Actress - Cuesta College
Gaddi Vasquez
Former Peace Corps Director, U.S. Ambassador - Santa Ana College
J. Craig Venter
Entrepreneur, Genomic Researcher - College of San Mateo
Brenda Villa
USA, water polo - Cerritos College women's assistant water polo coach
Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Mayor of Los Angeles - Los Angeles City College
Timothy P. White
Chancellor, California State University - Diablo Valley College
Robin Williams
Actor/Comedian - College of Marin
Ethel Winant
Emmy Award-winning TV executive - Yuba College
Barry Zito
San Francisco Giants pitcher - Los Angeles Pierce College

Other Notable Alumni

Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director
Los Angeles City College

Joyce Luther Kennard
California Supreme Court Justice
Pasadena City College

Morgan Freeman
Actor
Los Angeles City College

Tom Hanks
Actor
Chabot College

Hillary Swank
Actress
Santa Monica City College

Rosario Marin
Former United States Treasurer
East Los Angeles College

Arjay Miller
Fmr. Pres., Ford Motor Company
Long Beach City College

Martin Yan
Chef
Golden West College