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Mindy Kaling, Class of 2001

Mindy Kaling is an Indian American actress, comedian, writer and producer who played Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office and currently stars in The Mindy Project, a show which she developed. Kaling is also a co-executive producer and writer of several of the show's episodes. During her time at Dartmouth College, Mindy was a member of the improvisational comedy troupe "The Dog Day Players" and the acapella group "The Rockapellas." Mindy was also the creator of the comic strip "Badly Drawn Girl" in The Dartmouth (the college's daily newspaper) as well as a contributing writer for the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern (the college's humor magazine).

Mindy Kaling

Freddie Fu, M.D., Class of 1974

Freddie Fu, born in Hong Kong, is a pioneer and authority in sports medicine, recognized as a preeminent leader in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine across the globe. After serving on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine since 1982 he was appointed in 1998 the David Silver Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2008, Dr. Fu became the first foreign born president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In 2009, he was named President of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, the "United Nations of Sports Medicine" with a membership of 4,000 doctors from 96 countries. In 2010 he was appointed by the University of Pittsburgh as the eighth Distinguished Service Professor which is the highest honor that the University can accord a senior faculty member. In 2011 he received the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Diversity Award, which recognizes members of the Academy who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding commitment to making the field of orthopaedic surgery more representative of and accessible to diverse patient populations. Dr. Fu is the ninth recipient of the Diversity Award and first Asian American. Dr. Fu received his bachlor of science degree and graduated summa cum laude in 1974 going on to earn his BMS degree in 1975 from Dartmouth. Dr. Fu's Dartmouth connection runs deep as he is a a frequent visitor to campus, local homeowner, serves as a member of the Giesel School of Medicine's Board of Overseers, and both of his children are Dartmouth alumni. Each year, Dr. Fu hosts a reception for approximately 100 incoming Dartmouth first-year students and alumni from the Western Pennsylvania area.

Freddie Fu

Chiharu Igaya, Class of 1957

Chiharu Igaya, born in Japan, is a former alpine skier who competed in the 1952, 1956, and 1960 Winter Olympics. A silver medalist in slalom during the 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Olympic Games and a bronze medalist in the 1958 skiing World Championship, Igaya has served as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1982 and currently serves as the IOC Vice President, a position he has held since 2005. While earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth Igaya simultaneously competed in international ski events. In 1972, he was inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame and in 1988, received the Imperial Purple Ribbon Medal and in 2002 the National Order "Star of Romania." In his post-skiing career, Igaya has worked in service of international athletic competition and the promotion of sportsmanship. Outside of the world of sports, Igaya serves as a Member of the Board of AIU Insurance Company and was, from 1994 to 2000, the Chairman of AIG K.K. Currently, he serves as the Honorary Chairman of AIU Insurance Company, Japan. In keeping with his life-long dedication to international cooperation and exchange, Igaya is also the Director General of the Japan-Romania Society, Vice-President of the Japan-Bulgaria Society and Director of The Japan-Serbia and Montenegro Exchange Association.

Chiharu Igaya

 For more information about Pan Asian Dartmouth alumni, please visit the Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alunni Association website.

Last Updated: 1/9/17