Fun Facts

Laurenne Ross '07

World Cup alpine ski racer. Represented the US in both the 2014 and 2108 Olympics. As a student, she divided her time between KU for music/academics and Bend for ski training. She not only sings, but also plays a number of instruments including piano, violin and guitar. Learn more about her at

Ian Dobson '00

Following an illustrious prep career at KU, Dobson became a 10-time All-American at Stanford and competed in the 5,000 mtrs. in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.American long-distance coach, He serves as the Race Director of the Eugene Marathon. He is on the board of directors for both Willamette Valley Girls on the Run and the Oregon Track Club.

Chris Eyre '87

Chris Eyre is the most celebrated American Indian film director, gaining national attention with his movie "Smoke Signals." While at KU he developed an interest in black and white photography which led him to enrolling in the television production program at Mt. Hood Community College. He attended NYU's graduate film program. His short -film "Tenacity' won several awards at the Sundance Film Festival. Learn more about Chris at

Don Pedro Colley '56

American motion picture & TV actor, director, producer. He played Sheriff Little on the Dukes of Hazzard.; starred as Ongaro in Beneath the Planet of the Apes and many others. He ran track and field at KU and played football in college. In 1960 he just missed qualifying for the Olympic track and field team in discus. To learn more visit

James Ivory '46

American film director, producer & screen writer,'Academy Award winner for "Call Me by Your Name"; Namesake of the KU performing arts center. Learn more about him at