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Notable Alumni

Saint Ignatius College Prep has proudly graduated over 22,000 alumni who have accomplished an array of outstanding achievements in their careers and personal lives. Below is a list featuring many of our well-known graduates. If you have a recommendation for an alumnus/alumna to be added, please email christine.cesak@ignatius.org.

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  • Notable Alumni

    NameDescription
    Ms. Chloe Bennet '10Actress and Singer
    Mr. Charles W. Bidwill, Jr. '46Owner of the Chicago Cardinals 1933-1947, Inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1967)
    Rev. Lawrence H. Biondi, S.J. '57President, St. Louis University
    Ms. Sarah Bockell '06Broadway Star
    Mr. Andre K. Braugher '80Emmy award winning actor, star of TV's "Homicide"
    Mr. Daniel F. Callahan '94Actor/Writer
    Mr. Thomas J. Campbell '69Former U.S. Congressman
    Mr. Patrick R. Chovanec '88Business professor at Tsinghua University, economics and political commentator
    Mr. Charles Comiskey 1877MLB Player, Manager and Founding Owner of the Chicago White Sox
    Mr. Mark A. Dalesandro '86Former MLB catcher, third baseman who played for the California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays & Chicago White Sox
    Commissioner John P. Daley '65Cook County Board of Commissioners
    Mr. William Daley '66White House Chief of Staff and Former Secretary Of Commerce
    Justice Mathias W. Delort '78Illinois Appellate Court Justice
    Mr. Richard H. Driehaus '60Businessman, Philanthropist
    Mr. Anthony G. D'Souza '92Novelist, Sue Kaufman Prize form the American Academy of Arts and Letters
    Mr. Joseph Dunigan, Jr. '04Former MLB Player
    Mr. Nnanna E. Egwu '11Center for IL Fighting Illini Men's Basketball
    The late Adm. Daniel V. Gallery '18Led the Capture of the German submarine U-505
    Mrs. Marilynn Kelly Gardner ’84President & CEO of Navy Pier
    Mr. Sonari R. Glinton '92NPR Reporter
    Mr. John J. Higgins '72Editorial Cartoonist at the Chicago Sun Times, Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
    Ms. Mellody L. Hobson '87President, Ariel Investments
    Hon. Daniel W. Hynes '86Illinois State Comptroller
    The late Dr. Anthony S. Ippolito  '35Former Chicago Bears Player
    Mr. Joseph D. Kearney '82Dean, Marquette Law School
    Mr. Timothy J. King '85Founder & CEO of Urban Prep Academies
    Justice Terrence J. Lavin '72Illinois Appellate Court Justice
    Mr. Daniel W. Lipinski '84U.S. House of Representatives
    Dr. Boris Lushniak '77Former U.S. Surgeon General
    Hon. Michael J. Madigan '60Illinois Speaker of the House
    Dr. John R. Miles '60Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
    Mr. Chunka Mui '80Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Innovation Advisor and Author.
    Ms. Claire Mulaney '06Writer and Actress on SNL
    Mr. John E. Mulaney '00Standup Comedian, Writer on SNL
    Mr. Bob Newhart '47Actor, Comedian
    The late Mr. Tom O'Hara '60Athlete, Set Indoor Mile World Record in 1964
    Ms. Gina A. Rodriguez '02Actress, Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series
    Mr. Vyto Ruginis '74Actor
    Mr. Martin A. Russo '61Former U.S. Congressman
    Ms. Claire Scanlon '89Emmy Award Winning Director, Producer and Writer
    Ms. Nina Siemaszko '88Actress
    Mr. Kazimierz (Casey) Siemaszko '79Actor
    Dr. Michael Sorrell '84President of Paul Quinn College
    Mr. Todd H. Stroger '81Former Cook County Board President
    Rep. André M. Thapedi '86IL State Representative
    Mr. Peter Q. Thompson '86CEO, Chicago Asset Management
    Mr. Daniel J. Walsh '65Co-Chairman, Walsh Construction Group
    Mr. Matthew M. Walsh '64Co-Chairman, Walsh Construction Group
    Mr. Michael R. Wilbon '76ESPN Commentator and Analyst, Co-Host of Pardon the Interruption
    Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J. '5722nd President of Marquette University
    Ms. Jamila A. Woods '07Singer and Songwriter
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