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Famous Pittsburg State University Alumni

List Criteria: People on this list must have gone to Pittsburg State University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Pittsburg State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Pittsburg State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Pittsburg State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Pittsburg State University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Pittsburg State University.

List contains graduates like Gary Busey, Jennifer Knapp.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Pittsburg State University?” and “Which celebrities are Pittsburg State University alumni?”


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    Gary Busey is an American actor. He has appeared in films such as Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,The Gumball Rally, The Buddy Holly Story, Big Wednesday, Silver Bullet, Eye of the Tiger, Lethal Weapon, Predator 2, Point Break, Under Siege, The Firm, Rookie of the Year, Surviving the Game, Drop Zone, Black ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Voice acting
    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Baytown, Texas, United States of America
    • Credits: Lethal Weapon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Point Break, The Firm, Nashville + 109 more
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    Jennifer Lynn Knapp is an American-Australian folk rock, and formerly contemporary Christian musician. She is best known for her first single "Undo Me" from her debut album, Kansas, and the song "A Little More" from her Grammy Award-nominated album, Lay It Down. The Way I Am, was also nominated for a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Singer
    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Chanute, Kansas, United States of America
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    James E. Press has been Co-President of Chrysler LLC since September 2007. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Businessperson
    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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    Brian Donald Moorman is a former American football punter. He played college football for Pittsburg State University, and was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 1999 and played for the Buffalo Bills from 2001 to 2012, to which he returned after a one-year absence in 2013. He ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America
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    Vance Randolph was a famous folklorist who studied the folklore of the Ozarks in particular. He wrote a number of books on topics including the Ozarks, Little Blue Books, and juvenile fiction. Randolph was born in Pittsburg, Kansas, the son of a lawyer and a teacher. Despite being born in a privileged ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Writer
    • Age: Died at 88 (1892-1980)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburg, Kansas, United States of America
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    Kendall Robert Gammon is a former American football Long snapper who played for three times in the National Football League. In 2004, Gammon was the first pure long-snapper to be selected for the Pro Bowl. Gammon currently serves as the field reporter and pre-game host for the Kansas City Chiefs' radio ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Rose Hill, Kansas, United States of America
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    Ronald Moore

    Ronald L. Moore, is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Phoenix Cardinals in the 4th round of the 1993 NFL Draft. A 5'10", 220-lb. running back from Pittsburg State University and member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Moore played in six NFL seasons from 1993 to 1998. His best ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Spencer, Oklahoma, United States of America
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    Eldon Danenhauer was a college and professional American football offensive tackle. He played collegiately at the Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, and professionally in the American Football League with the Denver Broncos from 1960 through 1965. He was an AFL All-Star in 1962 and 1965. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Clay Center, Kansas, United States of America
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    Duane D. Thiessen

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    Duane D. Thiessen is a retired Lieutenant General in the United States Marine Corps, and is the past commander of the United States Marine Corps Forces Pacific, serving from September 2, 2010, until his retirement on August 7, 2012. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Goessel, Kansas, United States of America
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    John Whisenant

    John Whisenant is an American former head coach for the New York Liberty in the Women's National Basketball Association. He graduated in 1966 with a B.S. degree in physical education from New Mexico State University and earned an M.A. in history from Pittsburg State University. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Coach
    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Gore, Oklahoma, United States of America
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    Judith M. LeBlanc is an American psychologist, teacher and special education researcher. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Psychologist
    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, United States of America
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    Harold Lee Scott, Jr. is an American businessman, who served as the third chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., from January 2000 to January 2009. Scott joined Wal-Mart in 1979 and under his leadership, the company retained its position as the largest retailer in the world based on revenue, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Businessperson
    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Baxter Springs, Kansas, United States of America
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    John E. Lowe is executive vice president, exploration and production, for ConocoPhillips. more on Wikipedia
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    Germaine Race

    Germaine Race is a former American football running back. He was originally signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Pittsburg State. Race also played professionally in Austrian Football League in 2010. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: United States of America
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    Dennis Wayne Franchione, also known as Coach Fran, is an American football coach. He is currently the head football coach at Texas State University, a position he held from 1990 to 1991, when the school was known as Southwest Texas State University, and resumed in 2011. Franchione has also served as the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: American Football coach, Coach
    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Girard, Kansas, United States of America
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    Russ Pennell

    Russ Pennell is an American basketball coach, who is currently the head coach of the University of Central Arkansas's men's basketball team. Pennell was born in Pittsburg, Kansas and graduated from Pittsburg High School. He played college basketball at the University of Arkansas and at Central Arkansas, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Coach
    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Pittsburg, Kansas, United States of America
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    Kelly Rupp

    Kelly Rogers-Rupp was the first woman mayor of Minco, Oklahoma and is the publisher of The Minco Millennium. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 53
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    Fernando J. Gaitan Jr.

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    Fernando Joe Gaitan Jr. is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America
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    Carla Stovall

    Carla J. Stovall, also known as Carla Stovall Steckline, is a Republican politician from Marion, Kansas who served as Attorney General of the State of Kansas from 1995 to 2003. A Republican from Marion, Kansas, she served as Attorney General of the State of Kansas from 1995 to 2003. During her tenure, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Kansas, United States of America
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    Jim Barone

    James L. 'Jim' Barone was a Democratic member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 13th District. Barone was one of two Democratic Senators to get campaign contributions from the Koch brothers. He was accused of sexual harassment of young interns and multiple abuses of power, removed from positions of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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