Famous Purdue University Alumni People

Famous Purdue University Alumni

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

List of famous alumni from Purdue University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Purdue University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Purdue University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Purdue 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 Purdue University.

List features graduates like Drew Brees, Neil Armstrong and other famous Boilermakers.

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

Take a look at these notable Purdue University alumni. These very famous Purdue alumn!
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    Businessperson, Politician, Journalist

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    Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

    Drew Brees Athlete, American football player

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    Jim Gaffigan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

    Jim Gaffigan Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

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    Inventor, Engineer

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    Journalist, Author, Actor

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    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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    Professor, Astronaut, Voice acting

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    George Peppard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

    George Peppard Film Producer, Actor

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    Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer

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    Pilot, Astronaut

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    Inventor, Scientist

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    Astronaut

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    Astronaut, Military aviator

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    Astronaut

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    Geophysicist, Astronaut

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    Jerry L. Ross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

    Jerry L. Ross Flight engineer, Astronaut

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    Astronaut

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    Astronaut, Physician

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    Astronaut, Engineer

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    Ray Ewry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

    Ray Ewry

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    Mixed Martial Artist

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    William Afflis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

    William Afflis Wrestler, Actor, American football player

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    Journalist, Television producer

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    Novelist, Author, Writer

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    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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    Film Producer, Screenwriter, Inventor

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    American football player

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    Stephen Bechtel, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

    Stephen Bechtel, Jr. Businessperson

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    Astronaut, Fighter pilot

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    College Administrator, Professor, Engineer

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    Astronaut, Fighter pilot

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    Eric

    Eric "Baron" Behrenfeld Drummer

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    Basketball player

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    Civil engineer, Structural engineer, Engineer

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    Pilot, Airline Pilot, Fighter pilot

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    Pilot, Astronaut

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    Roger B. Chaffee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

    Roger B. Chaffee Astronaut

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    Astronaut, Scientist, Engineer

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    Professor, Sailor

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    Brad Miller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

    Brad Miller Basketball player

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    Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer

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    Journalist, Civil engineer, Scientist

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    Pilot, Astronaut

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