There are over 43,000 Butler alumni in 50 states and 78
Maurine Watkins, a 1919 Butler graduate, wrote several
successful plays and many Hollywood film scripts, including "No Man
of Her Own," with Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
Peter Lupus, once a great player on Butler's 1950 freshman
football team, achieved television fame on "Mission
Henry J. Healy '31 was a dentist who pioneered in endodontics
(root canal treatment) and helped to influence the American Dental
Association to recognize that specialty.
The Four Freshmen, a famous singing quartet, got its start in
1947 when all four members were freshmen at Butler University. The
group's hits include "Graduation Day," "Day by Day" and "It's a
James Sugioka, a 1973 Butler graduate, co-founded the Japanese
American Citizens League, the first civil rights organization of
its kind in the United States.
Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse Five and other
well-known works, discontinued his studies at Butler University in
1942 when he could manage no better than a "C" grade in
Kevin Ault '84, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology
at Emory University School of Medicine, served as one of the lead
researchers for Gardasil, the first-ever vaccine for cervical
Sara Snow '98 is a green-living expert and television host of
the Discovery Network's "Get Fresh with Sara Snow."