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Clark alumni thrive as leaders in business, the nonprofit sector, education, and research. They are activists and entrepreneurs, leading fulfilling lives as responsible global citizens.

Notable Alumni

D’Army Bailey ’65

The late civil rights leader and district court judge battled injustice throughout his life and led the effort to establish the National Civil Rights Museum.

Padma Lakshmi ’92

Best known as the host of TV’s “Top Chef,” the former Clark theatre student is also recognized for her work as an author, model, and food expert.

Jeffrey Lurie ’73

When he was a Clark student, Jeffrey Lurie sat in the cheap seats at football games. Today, he’s owner of the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles.

Ronald Shaich ’76

The founder and former CEO of Panera Bread transformed the food industry when he opened his chain of successful bakery-cafés.

Wendi Trilling ’86

As the former executive vice president of comedy at CBS, Wendi Trilling brought hit shows like “The Big Bang Theory” to the airwaves. Today, she runs Trill TV.

Janice Culpepper ’77

A senior program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Janice Culpepper leads the global battle against the deadly scourge of malaria.


Alumni Testimonials

Matt Goldman ’83, MBA ’84

Clark put me into a real-world experience where I could thrive. It stoked my raw entrepreneurial spirit and kept me on that track.

Matt Goldman '83, MBA '84


Blue Man Group and Blue School

Dr. Stephanie Bailey ’72

At Clark, Dr. Trachtenberg pulled me aside after class and said, ‘Stephanie, you should go to medical school.’ If it weren’t for him planting that seed, I never would have applied.

Dr. Stephanie Bailey '72

Senior Associate Dean of Public Health

Meharry Medical College

Jason Feifer ’02

Every day, I hear from people with big, ambitious ideas, and I think: That will either fail, or change everything.

Jason Feifer '02


Entrepreneur Magazine

Dr. Andrew Dennis ’92

If you only see what happens on one side of the hospital doors, and you don’t understand what’s happening to these people before you fix them up and send them out, then you’re missing half of the story.

Dr. Andrew Dennis '92

Trauma surgeon, police officer

What drives the development of nations is investing in women and girls.

Catalina Escobar '93


Juanfe Foundation, Colombia

It’s about what’s coming next: What is that great object we’re going to see that is so gorgeous and so wonderful? That’s the fun of it. That’s what drives me.

Max Bernheimer '82

International Head of Antiquities

Christie's Auction House

Matt Goldman ’83, MBA ’84
Dr. Stephanie Bailey ’72
Jason Feifer ’02
Dr. Andrew Dennis ’92

Alumni Outcomes

Alum helps scare up memories of Worcester retailer

Marketing effort revives Halloween-themed business

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MPA-SL degree leads to career advancement

Peer interaction produces stronger leaders

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An interview with GOLD alumna Maya Fox ’16

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