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Famous Deep Springs College Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5.9k views13 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Nathaniel Borenstein

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    Nathaniel S. Borenstein (born September 23, 1957) is an American computer scientist. He is one of the original designers of the MIME protocol for formatting multimedia Internet electronic mail and...  more
  • 2

    Julian Steward


    AgeDec. at 70 (1902-1972)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Julian Haynes Steward (January 31, 1902 – February 6, 1972) was an American anthropologist best known for his role in developing "the concept and method" of cultural ecology, as well as a scientific...  more
  • 3

    William vanden Heuvel

    Businessperson, Diplomat


    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

    William Jacobus vanden Heuvel (born April 14, 1930) is an American attorney, businessman and author, as well as a former diplomat. He is the father of Katrina vanden Heuvel, longtime editor of The...  more
  • 4

    AgeDec. at 68 (1917-1985)

    BirthplaceThree Rivers, Michigan, USA

    Charles Collingwood (June 4, 1917 – October 3, 1985) was an American journalist and war correspondent. He was an early member of Edward R. Murrow's group of foreign correspondents that was known as...  more
  • 5

    William T. Vollmann

    Journalist, Novelist


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    William Tanner Vollmann (born July 28, 1959) is an American novelist, journalist, war correspondent, short story writer, and essayist. He won the 2005 National Book Award for Fiction for the novel...  more
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    Benjamin Kunkel



    Benjamin Kunkel (born December 14, 1972 in Colorado) is an American novelist. He co-founded and is a co-editor of the journal n+1. His novel, Indecision, was published in 2005....  more
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    David Hitz

    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, Hitz earned a BSE...  more
  • 8
    James Randolph Olin (February 28, 1920 – July 29, 2006) 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...  more
  • 9

    Vernon Dubois Penner, Jr.



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Vernon DuBois Penner Jr. (born October 20, 1939) is a retired United States diplomat. He served as Ambassador to Cape Verde (1986–1990), as well as tours in Frankfurt, Warsaw, Oporto, Zurich, and...  more
  • 10

    Baird Bryant


    AgeDec. at 80 (1927-2008)

    BirthplaceColumbus, Indiana

    Wenzell Baird Bryant was an American filmmaker, b. (Columbus, Indiana, December 12, 1927 – d. Hemet, California, November 13, 2008). Baird Bryant, as he was known, was well known in documentary...  more
  • 11

    Sean Eldridge

    Activist, Investor



    Sean Eldridge (born July 31, 1986) is an American political activist, former congressional candidate, and the founder and president of Stand Up America, a progressive advocacy community. Eldridge...  more
  • 12

    Peter Rock



    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    Peter Rock (born 1967) 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...  more
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    G. William Skinner

    George William Skinner (simplified Chinese: 施坚雅; traditional Chinese: 施堅雅; February 14, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was an American anthropologist and scholar of China. Skinner was a proponent of the...  more