Notable Alumni

Indian Springs Notable Alums

Imaginations cultivated at Indian Springs School have vaulted companies, penned books, saved lives, and landed rovers. Learn about some of our distinguished alumni and where their curiosity has taken them after attending a top private high school. What inspirations will spring forth from the next generation?

    • Daniel Alarcón ’95

      MacArthur Fellow class of 2021, author, journalist, and radio producer

    • John Badham ’57

      Film director

    • F. Neely Bruce ’60

      Composer/performer and professor at Wesleyan University

    • Hanelle Culpepper Meier ’88

      Award-winning television director

    • Mark Gitenstein ’64

      U.S. ambassador to the European Union, former U.S. ambassador to Romania

    • John Green ’95

      Printz award winner and New York Times best-selling author

    • Carole Griffin ’78

      Owner, Continental Bakery and Chez Lulu, Mountain Brook, Alabama

    • Preston Haskell ’56

      Founder of the Haskell Company

    • Griff Harsh ’71

      Chair, Department of Neurology at UC Davis, and a Pioneer of Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery

    • Elaine Luria ’93

      Fellow, Institute of Politics and Public Service at Georgetown University, former Congresswoman (Virginia), and U.S. Navy veteran

    • Michael McCullers ’89

      Award-winning writer and director

    • Sipiwe Moyo ’01


    • David Oh ’87

      Flight Director, Mars Curiosity Rover

    • Charles Plosser ’66

      Former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    • Joseph H. Robinson, Jr. ’56; Ricky Robinson ’64; and Luke Robinson ’91

      Robinson Iron, Alexander City

    • Mona Singh ’85

      Professor of Computer Science, Lewis-Sigler Institute of Integrative Genomics, Princeton University

    • Shazi Visram ’95

      Founder and CEO, Happy Family Brands

    • Russell Williams ’73

      Chief Architect, Adobe Photoshop

Alum Awards

Each year, the Indian Springs School Alumni Council identifies and selects recipients for the Outstanding Alum Award and the Young Alum on the Rise Award, given to Springs graduates who have made outstanding contributions to their fields and/or communities. Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 awards, to be presented during Alumni Weekend, and may be submitted by any member of the Indian Springs community.
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