Culver alumni and alumnae are making profound differences around the world each day using the values, knowledge, and lessons learned during their time at Culver. Here are just a few Culver graduates who have made, and continue to make, amazing contributions to society.
Former CIA operative and author of the memoir, “See No Evil,” upon which the film “Syriana,” featuring George Clooney, was based.
Communications entrepreneur, founder of The Weather Channel.
Woodcraft Camp 1969
Former two-term U.S. senator and two-term governor of Indiana. He also served Indiana as Secretary of State.
Woodcraft Camp 1988
Platinum and gold country music recording artist.
Award-winning journalist and columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
Head of W. Atlee Burpee & Co., the seed company that popularized the “War Garden” movement in World War I, which became known as “Victory Gardens” during World War II.
Notable pinup artist of the mid-1930s to 1950s, painting glamour pictures used on calendars and in advertisements.
Summer Camp Naval Band 1985
Grammy-winning jazz performer.
Bronze and silver medal winner with the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team.
Ernest K. Gann
Author and screenwriter whose work includes the novel and screenplay for “The High and the Mighty”, Disney’s “The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark,” “Fate is the Hunter” and the TV miniseries “Masada.”
Miles D. White
Chairman and CEO of Abbott Laboratories. He is also Chairman of the Culver Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.
Sally Hodder MD
One of the world's foremost authorities on infectious disease and the HIV-AIDS epidemic.
Oscar and Tony Award winning actor, appearing in “All The President’s Men,” “Midway,” “Capricorn One,” “Creepshow,” and his own one-man play, “Mark Twain Tonight.”
Television writer and producer for HBO's "Westworld," the award-winning FOX television show “House M.D.”, SyFy’s “Caprica,” the award-winning ABC show “Pushing Daisies,” and “The Leftovers,” among other programs.
Joshua Logan III
Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning director and writer of Broadway productions and movies, including “South Pacific,” “Mister Roberts,” “Bus Stop,” “Camelot” and “Paint Your Wagon.”
Edmund H. North
Oscar-winning screenwriter for “Patton,” and “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” which has been placed in the U.S. National Film Registry.
Woodcraft Camp 1950
Auto racing legend, chairman of the board and CEO of Penske Corporation, a diversified transportation services company.
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
An artist who combines a variety of media in his portraits, balancing the beautiful with the grotesque, the sinister with the benevolent, capturing the complexity of human emotion in a way that is individual and also representative of the human condition.
President and CEO of Red Gold, LLC, a family-owned and operated tomato processing company, headquartered in Elwood, Indiana.
Ron Rubin is the Minister of Tea and CEO of The Republic of Tea.
George M. Steinbrenner III
Principal owner of the New York Yankees baseball team since 1973 until his death in 2010.
Managing general partner, co-chairperson, New York Yankees.
Award-winning author of numerous bestselling children’s books, including “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales,” “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” the Time Warp Trio series and the best-selling “Guys Read” series of books.
Founder and CEO of FinClusive Capital, a digital banking institution focused on the financially underserved.
Movie critic for the Chicago Tribune and half of the famed television duo Siskel and Ebert.