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Old 08-31-2004, 10:13 PM
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Famous People from your Alma Mater

Who are some famous people who attended your alma mater? Doesn't matter if they graduated or not, they just need to have gone there.
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:22 PM
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The CEO of Research in Motion (also know as RIM) which invented the Blackberry, is a Waterloo "almost-grad". He's not our chancellor (figurehead). Yes, a drop out of UW is now the "head" of UW. Great.
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:25 PM
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Rocco DiSpirito went to Boston U before he hit the CIA.

Our biggest "name" alum was Dr Martin Luther King Jr from the School of Theology.

Jason Alexander went to the BU School of Fine Arts - don't think he finished.

And in true Panhellenic spirit, one of my heros Ida Martin Shaw was a BU alumna. (School of Practical Arts and Letters - was folded into the College of Arts and Sciences)

ETA: the creator of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" got his degree from BU's communication school

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Old 08-31-2004, 10:30 PM
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Some of the University of Pittsburgh's Famous Attendees:

Dan Marino
Mike Ditka
Tony Dorsett
Orrin Hatch (Law)
Dick Thornburgh (Law)
Alison Irwin (Big Brother 4 & Amazing Race)
Jenna Morasco (Survivor)
KillarneyRose, Honeychile, kddani (mean GC moderators)
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:31 PM
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From the University of Hawaii System:

Entertainment
Bette Midler, Tia Carrere (nee Althea Janairo), Jason Olive (international male super model), Don Ho, Jason Scott Lee, Kona Carmack (Playboy Centerfold from I can't remember what year)

Government
U.S. Senators Daniel Inouye, Daniel Akaka
Congressman Neil Abercrombie
Former Senators Hiram Fong, Spark Matsunaga
Former Congresswomen Patsy Mink, Pat Saiki

Athletics
June Jones, Jeff Ulbrich, Travis Laboy, AC Carter, Ashley Lelie, Jason Elam

And don't know what category she falls in, but...

Angela Perez Baraquio Grey, Miss America 2001! (B.Ed '99, M.Ed '02)

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Old 08-31-2004, 11:19 PM
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Iowa State University denied George Washington Carver admittance because he was black.
then later they admitted him

Both of Iowa's Senators went to Iowa State, but only the Democrat graduated, the Republican failed out.
Carl Borlaugh from the Green Revolution did stuff here.
The guy in charge of the Sudanese resistance groups (the christians fighting the Muslim govt) got an MBA from Iowa State
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:24 PM
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No point in even trying to make a list... it'd be like listing famous people from Oxford, Yale, Harvard, Cambridge, etc.

But here's a short list of University of Toronto alumni that you may have heard of:

Leaders & Revolutionaries:
*Adrianne Clarkson - Governor General of Canada (Queen's representative)
*William Lyon Mackenzie King - Prime Minister of Canada during WW2 (also a KA)
*Paul Martin - Current Prime Minister (also a Psi Upsilon)
*Noor Hassanali - President of Trinidad & Tobago 1985-1997
*Norman Bethune - regarded as a martyr in China, has museum, statue, pavillon and hospital dedicated to him there
* Augusta Stowe Gullen - first woman to recieve a medical degree in Canada (1883).

Artists & Entertainers:
* Robert Bateman - Wildlife Artist
* David Cronenberg - Film Director
* Atom Egoyan - Film Director
* Robert Goulet - Singer (yes it's our fault)
* Stephen Leacock - Humorist and Educator
* Lorne Michaels - SNL dude
* Farley Mowat - Author
* Paul Shaffer - Musician
* Donald Sutherland - Actor

Scientists & Thinkers:
* Dr. Philip Currie - Leading Palaeontologist
* Northrop Frye - Writer & Educator (understatement)
* John Kenneth Galbraith - Economist
* Michael Ignatieff - Human Rights expert (currently director of Carr Center at Harvard)
* Sir John Cunningham McLennan - Physicist
* Sir William Osler - Physician (father of psychosomatic medicine)
* Charles Herbert Best - Co-discoverer of Insulin

Nobel Winners:
* Frederick Banting - Co-discoverer of Insulin (along with Best)
* Bertram Brockhouse - Physicist (deals with nuclear activity of neutrons)
* Lester B. Pearson - Politician; created the idea of UN Peackeepers (1956), Prime Minister of Canada 1963-1968.

Canadian Heroes & Icons:
* Margaret Atwood - Writer
* Roberta Bondar - Astronaut
* Peter Gzowski - Journalist/Broadcaster
* John McCrae - Doctor and writer of "In Flanders Fields" a poem read around the world every Nov.11th (also a Zeta Psi).
* Major Fred Tilston - War Hero, winner of VC.

List that the UofT Alumni Assoc. have currently posted:
http://www.alumni.utoronto.ca/greatalumni.htm
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:25 PM
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BRAD PITT is of course my personal favorite alum...

There is also Sheryl Crow, Kenneth Lay (BOO!!!), Sam Walton, and others...but I really can't think of them right now. If I think of more I'll edit later.
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:54 PM
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USC... well just a few:

John Wayne
Frank Gifford
Tom Selleck
Mark McGrath
Rob Lowe
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Junior Seau
Lenny Krazelberg Nikki_DZ that's for you
George Lucas
Lisa Leslie
Ron Howard
Norman Schwartzkoff
OJ
Warren Christopher
Art Buchwald
Mark McGwire
Mark Prior
Keyshawn Johnson


to name but a few...
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:16 AM
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KR, my dad was Dan Marino's RA at Pitt!

I can't think of a lot of famous UA grads, but I do know that the Little Debbie snack cake girl went here, as did Sela Ward. I don't know if either of them graduated.
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:51 AM
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Famous people from my Alma Mater, Stony Brook University:
Joe Nathan (relief pitcher with the Minnesota Twins, formerly with the San Francisco Giants, we went to SBU around the same time and we never met)
Joy Behar (she got her Masters degree from SBU)
There may be several others, but I can't think of their names now. I will update as soon as I find out!

However I am not sure if these two people attended SBU or not:
Dr. Laura (I heard from an episode of Biography that she got her PhD from there)
A woman who was Princess Diana's therapist (I read in my Alma Mater's magazine that she got her Masters degree there)
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Old 09-01-2004, 01:24 AM
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All i really know as far as famous ppl and arkansas:

Bill Clinton taught at UARK law school
Desgining woman creator linda bloodworth thomason attended UA
Lou holtz coached there before going onto Norte Dame
if anyone kows anymore please add!
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Old 09-01-2004, 01:29 AM
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From the IU website, famous Indiana University Alumni:

Mary Beth Anderson, 01, researcher for Trading Spaces
Joshua Bell, 89, violinist
John Chambers, 76, president and CEO of Cisco Systems
Mark Cuban, 81, owner of the Dallas Mavericks
Anthony DeCurtis, 77, director of SPIN PR
John Eck, 82, president of broadcast and network operations for NBC
Dick Enberg, 59, sportscaster
Trent Green, 92, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs
Kevin Kline, 70, Academy Award-winning actor
Raju Narisetti, 91, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe
Rod Paige, 62, U.S. Secretary of Education
Jane Pauley, 72, broadcaster
Amy Spindler, 85, style editor at the New York Times
Mark Spitz, 72, nine-time Olympic gold medalist
Michael Uslan, 73, producer of the Batman movies
James Watson, 50, Nobel Prize-winning scientist

Some others:
Senator Evan Bayh (D - Indiana)
Sarah Becker, The Real World - Miami
Thomas French, author of South of Heaven and Unanswered Cries
Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries and other books
Matt Roush, TV critic
Mickey Morandini, baseball player
Ted Kluszewski, baseball player
Alan Henderson, NBA player
Isiah Thomas, NBA player/coach/GM
Trista Rehn, the first Bachelorette
Ernie Pyle, journalist
Antwaan Randle El, NFL player
Adewale Ogunleye, NFL player
Chris Liewinski, NFL player
Dave Giuntoli, Road Rules - South Pacific
Wendell Willkie, presidential candidate

And me.
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Old 09-01-2004, 02:09 AM
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FAMOUS San Francisco State Alum

Danny Glover
Annette Benning
Frances Ford Copella
Dana Carvey
Peter Casey (producer of Frasier)
Johnny Mathis
Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire)


Those are the most "recognizable" there are others listed on the website... SFSU famous Alumni

Oh and who could forget the most famous of famous alumnae from SFSU

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Old 09-01-2004, 02:14 AM
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the ones i can THINK of from univ of houston are:

akeem olujawan
clyde drexler
master p (i'm not sure if he graduated though)
carl lewis (track star)
antowain smith (2-time super bowl winner--buffalo and the patriots and now plays for the titans)
randy quaid (actor)
starr jones
leroy burrell (another track star)
fuzzy zoeller (boooo...)
kenneth lay got his phd at u of h
senator royce west of dallas (who's also my frat brother--omega psi phi)
tim delay (congress)

ETA: i know this wasn't the question, but michael johnson, the track star, and larry johnson, who used to play for the hornets but is probably most known as "grand ma ma" went to my high school.
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