• Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922–2007)

    AM'71

    Author of Slaughterhouse Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions

  • Carter G. Woodson (1875–1950)

    AB 1908, AM 1908

    Historian and founder of Negro History Week (1926), which evolved into Black History Month

  • Chen Ning Yang

    PhD'48

    Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1957

  • Ava Youngblood

    MBA'85

    President/CEO of Youngblood Executive Search, Inc.; Strategic Planning Consultant, developed Competitive Intelligence program for Amoco Corporation (BP)

  • Kateryna Yushchenko

    MBA'86

    First lady of Ukraine, 2005–present