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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Deep Springs College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Deep Springs College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Deep Springs College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Deep Springs College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Deep Springs College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Deep Springs College.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Benjamin Kunkel and Nathaniel Borenstein.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Deep Springs College?” and “Which celebrities are Deep Springs College alumni?”
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Nathaniel Borenstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist
Nathaniel S. Borenstein is an American computer scientist. He is one of the original designers of the MIME protocol for formatting multimedia Internet electronic mail and sent the first e-mail ...more
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Julian Steward is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
Anthropologist
Julian Haynes Steward was an American anthropologist best known for his role in developing "the concept and method" of cultural ecology, as well as a scientific theory of culture
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William vanden Heuvel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
Businessperson, Diplomat, Writer
William Jacobus vanden Heuvel is an attorney, businessman and author, as well as a former diplomat. He is the father of Katrina vanden Heuvel, longtime editor of The Nation magazine, and Wendy ...more
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Charles Collingwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
Journalist
Charles Collingwood was an American journalist and war correspondent. He was an early member of Edward R. Murrow's group of reporters known as the Murrow Boys. He was also among the ranks of ...more
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William T. Vollmann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Author
William Tanner Vollmann is an American novelist, journalist, war correspondent, short story writer, and essayist. He won the 2005 National Book Award for Fiction for the novel Europe Central. He ...more
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Benjamin Kunkel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
Benjamin Kunkel Writer
Benjamin Kunkel is an American novelist. He co-founded and is a co-editor of the journal n+1. His novel, Indecision, was published in 2005.
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David Hitz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur
David Hitz is an American engineer. In 1992, he, James Lau, and Michael Malcolm founded NetApp, where he became an executive vice president. A graduate of Deep Springs College, David earned a ...more
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Jim Olin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
James Randolph "Jim" Olin was an American politician from the U.S. state of Virginia. From 1983 to 1993, Olin, a Democrat, served in the United States House of Representatives for ...more
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Vernon Dubois Penner, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
Vernon Dubois Penner, Jr. Diplomat
Vernon DuBois Penner, Jr. is a retired United States diplomat. He served as Ambassador to Cape Verde, as well as tours in Frankfurt, Warsaw, Oporto, Zurich, and Kobe-Osaka. As Deputy Assistant ...more
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Baird Bryant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
Cinematographer
Wenzell Baird Bryant was an American filmmaker. He is best known as the cameraman on the Albert Maysles film Gimme Shelter who filmed the fatal stabbing of Rolling Stones concertgoer Meredith ...more
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Sean Eldridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
Activist, Investor
Sean Simcha Eldridge is an American investor and politician. He is the president of Hudson River Ventures, an investment fund that focuses on small businesses in New York's Hudson Valley region. ...more
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Peter Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
Peter Rock Novelist
Peter Rock is an American novelist born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a professor of creative writing at Reed College and lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and daughters. He ...more
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G. William Skinner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Deep Springs College Alumni
G. William Skinner
George William Skinner was a leading American anthropologist and scholar of China. Skinner was a leading proponent of the spatial approach to Chinese history, as explained in his Presidential ...more