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Alumni [edit ] Entertainment, arts, and media [edit ] K.D. Aubert, supermodel, model, actress and Fantanas member John Baldessari, conceptual artist [1 ] Greg Bear, noted science fiction author Jesse Billauer, quadriplegic, motivational speaker, surfer Russell Carpenter, cinematographer of Titanic [2 ] DJ Rectangle, DJ/turntablist and Grammy Award-nominated Dance/Hip Hop/Club record producer. Fred Dryer, actor-producer and former NFL player Faye Emerson, actress Sid Fleischman, author of children's books and screenplays Courtney Friel, television host Vic Fuentes, lead singer of Pierce The Veil Ted Giannoulas, The San Diego Chicken Bob Goen, media personality and anchor-correspondent Entertainment Tonight [3 ] Mark Grace, long time Chicago Cubs first baseman, current color analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Fox Sports. Justin Halpern, author Crystal Harris, model Brion James, actor Darren Kavinoky, Lawyer, TV Personality Julie Kavner, actress and voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons Kathleen Kennedy, film producer Cassandra Kunze 2014 Miss California USA winner George Lewis, news correspondent NBC Nightly News Art Linkletter (1912–2010), veteran entertainer Cleavon Little, actor Abby Martin, journalist – RT-TV Network, activist (mediaroots.org) Kathy Najimy, actress (Peggy Hill on "King of the Hill") Gregory Peck, actor Lisa Dergan Podsednik, model Zach Porter, lead singer of pop band Allstar Weekend Andy Rathbone, author of ' ...for Dummies books, technology writer Constance Reid, author of several biographies of mathematicians and popular books about mathematics Marion Ross, TV actress ( Happy Days) Tammie Souza, television meteorologist Suzy Spafford, cartoonist, creator of "Suzy's Zoo" J. Michael Straczynski, writer Mika Tan, pornographic actress and fetish/pantyhose model Susanna Thompson, actress Salvador Torres, artist and muralist, father of the Chicano Park murals Joan D. Vinge, author Alison Waite, model Carl Weathers, actor/former professional football player, Apollo Creed in Rocky Raquel Welch, actress Steve Yuhas, radio broadcaster and television personality Jeanne Zelasko, sports journalist, Fox Sports Business [edit ] Charles Brandes, founder of Brandes Investment Partners Vince Ferraro, ( Kodak),( HP) Senior General Management and Marketing Executive, ExecRank's 2012 list of top 50 CMO's Chris R. Hansen, American hedge fund manager, unsuccessfully tried to lure the Sacramento Kings to Seattle in 2013 [4 ] Linda A. Lang, (Chairman & CEO Jack in the Box) Doug Manchester, real estate developer, namesake of Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, publisher of the San Diego Union Tribune Robert O. Peterson, founder of Jack in the Box Sol Price, founder of Price Club (later merged with Costco) Ralph Rubio, founder, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill (f.k.a. Rubio's Fish Tacos) Jim Sinegal, ( Costco) Chief Executive Officer, named to Time Magazine's 2006 list of The 100 most influential people Mark Arabo, President & CEO of the Neighborhood Market Association. Science [edit ] Belle Benchley, Director of San Diego Zoo from 1927 to 1953 Laurance Doyle, PhD, SETI astronomer Jacques Gauthier, PhD, Paleotonlogist and Professor at Yale University and Peabody Museum of Natural History Arthur Jensen, PhD, Professor Emeritus of educational psychology at University of California, Berkeley M. Brian Maple, BA and BS, professor of physics at University of California, San Diego Gordon Eugene Martin, MA, pioneering piezoelectric materials researcher for underwater sound transducers [5 ] Ellen Ochoa, BS, Physics (PhD Stanford), First Latina astronaut Bernard Rimland, PhD, noted autism researcher and founder of the Autism Society of America J. Michael Scott, PhD, noted biologist and ornithologist Gina Simmons, PhD, psychoanalyst, writer Robert Titzer, professor and infant researcher Bridgette Meinhold, artist and author with a focus on sustainability Politics and government [edit ] David Alvarez, San Diego City Council member. Roger T. Benitez, U.S. Federal Judge Ken Calvert, Member of Congress, California. [6 ] Kevin Faulconer, Mayor of San Diego. Dusty Foggo, former CIA official. Shirley Horton, Assemblywoman 2002–2008. Steven T. Kuykendall, former Member of Congress, California. [7 ] Bill Lowery, lobbyist and former Member of Congress [8 ] Mark Meckler, political activist. Rodney Melville, US judge. Mary Salas, CA State Assemblywoman. Lori Saldana, CA State Assemblywoman. Jerry Sanders, former mayor of San Diego and former Chief of Police. Howard Wayne, Assemblyman 1996–2002. Bob Wilson, former Member of Congress and namesake of Bob Wilson Naval Hospital. [9 ] Athletics and sports [edit ] Rob Awalt, former NFL tight end Marcelo Balboa, World Cup and MLS soccer star Steven Beitashour MLS All-Star Soccer, Player San Jose Earthquakes Bud Black, former Major League Baseball pitcher and current manager of the San Diego Padres Greg Boyd, former NFL defensive end Willie Buchanon, former NFL cornerback Michael Cage, former NBA player Joe Corona Soccer Player Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente and United States men's national soccer team Don Coryell, former NCAA and NFL head coach, member of the College Football Hall of Fame Isaac Curtis, former NFL wide receiver Tom Dahms, former NFL offensive tackle Brad Daluiso, former NFL placekicker Kerwin Danley, Major League Baseball umpire Jeff DaVanon, MLB baseball player Vernon Dean, former NFL cornerback Will Demps, former NFL safety Mike Douglass, former NFL linebacker Fred Dryer, former NFL defensive end Herm Edwards, former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Brett Faryniarz, former NFL linebacker Marshall Faulk, former NFL Running Back, star of the St. Louis Rams, Inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame Roman Fortin, former NFL center John Fox, current Denver Broncos head coach Gary Garrison, former NFL wide receiver Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, former NFL defensive end Joe Gibbs, former NFL head coach of the Washington Redskins, Hall of Famer, and owner of NASCAR racing team Joe Gibbs Racing La'Roi Glover, former NFL defensive tackle Mark Grace, retired Major League Baseball player and World Series Champion Robert Griffith, former NFL safety Chris Gwynn, retired Major League Baseball player Tony Gwynn, Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, Jr., Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Az-Zahir Hakim, former NFL wide receiver Tally Hall, goalkeeper for Major League Soccer (MLS)'s Houston Dynamo Aaron Harang, San Diego Padres pitcher Doug Harvey, former MLB Umpire and Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee 2010 Ronnie Hillman, Running back for the Denver Broncos Alex Hinshaw, San Francisco Giants pitcher Bob Howard, former NFL cornerback Mike Houghton, former Buffalo Bills guard Monte Jackson, former NFL cornerback Terry Jackson, former NFL cornerback Freddie Keiaho, current NFL linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts and Super Bowl XLI Champion Armen Keteyian, Sports Journalist, HBO Sports, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Mike Kozlowski, former NFL safety Joe Lavender, former NFL cornerback Travis Lee, former Major League Baseball player Jeanne Lenhart, senior Olympian, amateur volleyball player, Ms. Senior San Diego 2012, former performing arts high school teacher Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs small forward John Madden, former Oakland Raiders head coach, color-commentator Monday Night Football Chris Marlowe, Sportscaster, former Olympic volleyball player Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians pitcher Bobby Meacham, former Major League Baseball player [10 ] Matt McCoy, current NFL linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bob Mendoza, Rugby Player of the Year 1967, former Red Sox outfielder Claudie Minor, former NFL offensive tackle Rich Moran, former NFL punter Kirk Morrison, Oakland Raiders current starting linebacker Haven Moses, NFL wide receiver [11 ] Kassim Osgood, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Chester Pitts, NFL, Houston Texans Noel Prefontaine, Toronto Argonauts kicker Jimmy Raye, VP of Football Operations for the Indianapolis Colts Benny Ricardo, former NFL placekicker Charlene Rink, former professional fitness competitor Arnie Robinson, Olympic long jump gold medalist Brian Russell, former NFL safety Ephraim Salaam, former NFL offensive tackle Chaz Schilens, NFL wide receiver former Oakland Raiders and current New York Jets Mike Saxon, former NFL punter Darnay Scott, former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brian Sipe, former Cleveland Browns quarterback Webster Slaughter, former American football wide receiver Dave Smith, former Major League Baseball pitcher Jeff Staggs, former NFL linebacker Willie Steele, 1948 Olympic long jump gold medalist Daniel Steres, professional soccer player Steven Strasburg, Washington Nationals pitcher. Malcolm Thomas, professional basketball player; currently plays for the Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv [12 ] Kyle Turley, former NFL offensive tackle Don Warren, former NFL tight end Jeff Webb, former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Ralph Wenzel, former NFL offensive guard Jim Wilks, former NFL defensive end Nate Wright, former NFL cornerback Eric Wynalda, World Cup and MLS soccer player. Current ABC broadcaster Military [edit ] Faculty [edit ] Jerry Farber, author, SDSU professor Larry McCaffery, writer, editor, post-modern literary critic, SDSU professor Khaleel Mohammed, PhD, SDSU professor of religious studies Shirley Weber, PhD, founding faculty and department chair, SDSU Department of Africana Studies Retired and former faculty [edit ] Nathalia Crane, poet, deceased SDSU professor of English Suzette Haden Elgin, noted author, retired SDSU professor Bob Filner, Member of Congress (former professor) Clinton Jencks, PhD, retired SDSU professor of Economics Noel Loomis, Sci-Fi and mystery writer, deceased English instructor John V. Pavlik, founding director of the SDSU School of Communication Anna Prieto Sandoval, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Chairwoman, and teacher of the Kumeyaay language Vernor Vinge, PhD, noted Sci-Fi writer and visionary, retired SDSU professor of mathematics References [edit ] ^ "John Baldessari. (American, born 1931)". Moma . 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