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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Acadia University and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Joanne Kelly and Ron James.

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

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Henry Emmerson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Lawyer Henry Robert Emmerson, PC was a New Brunswick lawyer, businessman, politician, and philanthropist. Henry Emmerson was educated at Amherst Academy, Mount Allison Academy, St. Joseph's College, ...more

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Ron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Ron James is a Canadian stand-up comedian. James was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia; his family later moved to Halifax during his youth. He attended Acadia University, studying history and ...more

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David H. Levy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Science writer, Astronomer David H. Levy is a Canadian astronomer and science writer who co-discovered Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 in 1993, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994.

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Charles Frederick Hartt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Geologist Charles Frederick Hartt was a Canadian-American geologist, paleontologist and naturalist who specialized in the geology of Brazil.

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Cynthia M. Trudell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Businessperson Cynthia M. Trudell B.Sc., Ph.D. Ms. Trudell serves as Senior Vice President and Interim Chief Personnel Officer of Pepsico Inc. Ms. Trudell served as the Vice President of Brunswick Corp. and ...more

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William Feindel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Physician William Howard Feindel, OC GOQ FRSC was a Canadian neurosurgeon, scientist and professor. Born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, he received a B.A. in Biology from Acadia University in 1939, a M.Sc. ...more

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Peter MacKay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Critic, Lawyer Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, QC, MP is a lawyer and politician from Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the Member of Parliament for Central Nova and current Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the ...more

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Richard Hatfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Lawyer Richard Bennett Hatfield, PC ONB was a New Brunswick politician and long time Premier of the province.

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Clarke Fraser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Physician Frank Clarke Fraser, OC FRSC was a Canadian medical geneticist. Spanning the fields of science and medicine, he was Canada's first medical geneticist, one of the creators of the discipline of ...more

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Mark Day is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor Mark Day born October 4, is a Canadian actor and producer.

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John Burpee Mills is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
John Burpee Mills Lawyer John Burpee Mills was a Canadian lawyer and politician. Born in Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia, the son of John Mills and Jane McCormick, Mills received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1871 and a ...more

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Norman Atkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Norman Kempton Atkins was a Canadian Senator and a political figure in Canada. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Atkins was a graduate of Appleby College in Oakville and of Acadia University in ...more

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Jacob Gould Schurman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Jacob Gould Schurman was a Canadian-born educator and diplomat, who served as President of Cornell University and United States Ambassador to Germany.

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Charles Brenton Huggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Charles Brenton Huggins was a Canadian-born American physician, physiologist and cancer researcher at the University of Chicago specializing in prostate cancer. He was awarded the 1966 Nobel ...more

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Lance Woolaver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Playwright Lance Gerard Woolaver is a Canadian author, poet, playwright and director, whose works include World Without Shadows, Lord Strange, and Portia White:First You Dream". He was educated at ...more

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Roger Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Information systems technician Roger F. Tomlinson, OC was an English geographer and the primary originator of modern computerised geographic information systems, and has been acknowledged as the "father of GIS."

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Jerome Pathon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
American football player Jerome Pathon is an American football coach and former wide receiver who played eight seasons in the National Football League. He is currently the wide receivers coach for the University of San ...more

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Donald Oliver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Donald H. Oliver, QC is a retired Canadian Senator and lawyer. A lawyer and developer, Oliver is a member of Nova Scotia's Black minority. He is the nephew of Canadian opera singer Portia White, ...more

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Alexandra Fuller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Author Alexandra Fuller is an author who currently lives in the U.S. state of Wyoming.

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Dalton Camp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Dalton Kingsley Camp, PC, OC was a Canadian journalist, politician, political strategist and commentator and supporter of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Despite having never been ...more

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John Wallace de Beque Farris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
John Wallace de Beque Farris Lawyer John Wallace de Beque Farris, K.C. was a Canadian lawyer and politician. Born in White's Cove, New Brunswick, the son of Laughlin P. Farris and Louise Hay, he was educated at St. Martin's ...more

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Ernest Howard Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Ernest Howard Armstrong was a Canadian politician and journalist who served as the ninth Premier of Nova Scotia from 1923 to 1925. Born in Kingston, Nova Scotia, the son of Edward and Sarah A. ...more

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Lorie Kane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Lorie Kane Golfer Lorie Kane, CM is a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. She began her career on the LPGA Tour in 1996 and has four career victories on the tour. She became a member of the Order of Canada at a ...more

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Margaret Conrad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Margaret Rose Conrad, OC FRSC is a Canadian historian specializing in the fields of Atlantic Canada and Women's history. She most recently held the Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada ...more

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Andrew R. Cobb is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Architect Andrew Randall Cobb, ARCA, FRIBA was a Canadian-American architect based in Nova Scotia. In his day, Cobb was one of the most renowned architects in Atlantic Canada. He is one of the first ...more

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Henry Poole MacKeen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Henry Poole MacKeen, OC was a Canadian lawyer and the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 1963 to 1968. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, the son of former Lieutenant Governor of Nova ...more

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Charles Aubrey Eaton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Pastor Charles Aubrey Eaton was a Canadian-born American clergyman and politician who led congregations at Natick, Massachusetts, 1893–1895; Bloor Street, Toronto, 1895–1901; Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, ...more

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Eric R. Stevens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Thomas G. Stephens became GM executive vice president, March 3, 2008. He is responsible for GM Global Powertrain, an organization with 47,500 employees working at more than 80 manufacturing ...more

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Henry Nicholas Paint is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Merchant Henry Nicholas Paint was a Canadian politician, shipowner and merchant.

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Freeman Patterson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Photographer Freeman Wilford Patterson, CM is a Canadian nature photographer and writer born at Long Reach, New Brunswick. He currently lives at Shamper's Bluff, New Brunswick. He earned a B.A. from Acadia ...more

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Gerald Keddy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Gerald Gordon Keddy is a Canadian politician. Keddy is a former Christmas tree grower, and offshore drill operator. He is currently serving as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of ...more

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Milton Fowler Gregg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Soldier Brigadier Milton Fowler Gregg, VC PC OC CBE MC ED CD was a Canadian officer, and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy ...more

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Joanne Kelly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Actor, Athlete Joanne M. Kelly is a Canadian actress, known for her appearances in films such as Going the Distance and in the TV series Warehouse 13, in which she played Secret Service agent Myka Bering.

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Joan Clark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Joan Clark BA, D.Litt is a Canadian fiction author. Born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Clark spent her youth in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. She attended Acadia University for its drama program, ...more

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Walter C. Lawson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Lawyer Walter Cyril Lawson BCL was a lawyer, notary public and political figure in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. He represented Sunbury County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from ...more

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D. M. Schurman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
D. M. Schurman Donald Mackenzie Schurman was a Canadian historian. He was professor of history at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and also served at the Royal Military College of Canada. In the ...more

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Arthur Bourns is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Arthur Bourns Arthur Newcombe Bourns, OC FRSC was a professor of chemistry and a university administrator with a long association with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He is now Professor Emeritus ...more

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Bruce Beaton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Bruce Beaton Footballer Bruce Beaton is a former professional Canadian football offensive lineman who played 13 seasons in the Canadian Football League for five different teams. He was named CFL All-Star three times ...more

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Bob Cameron is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Robert "Bob" Cameron is a former Canadian football player who played 23 seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Cameron was a quarterback at Acadia ...more

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Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Terry Baker Terry Baker is a former punter and placekicker from 1987 to 2002 for four different teams of the Canadian Football League. In 1998 and 2000 he led the league in scoring. Baker played high school ...more

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Marv Allemang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Marv Allemang is a former professional Canadian football offensive lineman who played fourteen seasons in the Canadian Football League. Allemang played for Acadia University and was nominated ...more

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James Wilberforce Longley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
James Wilberforce Longley James Wilberforce Longley was a Canadian journalist, lawyer, politician, and judge. Born in Paradise, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, the son of Israel Longley and Frances Manning, Longley ...more

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Harrison McCain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Harrison McCain Businessperson Harrison McCain, CC, ONB was a Canadian businessman, co-founder, along with his three brothers of international frozen foods giant McCain Foods Limited.

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Paul Masotti is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Paul Masotti Paul Masotti is a former professional Canadian football player and current front office executive with the Canadian Football League Toronto Argonauts. Masotti played the wide receiver position ...more

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Stacy Wilson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Stacy Wilson Stacy Eleanor Wilson is a former captain of the Canadian national women's hockey team, former assistant coach, author and the former head coach of the Bowdoin College women's ice hockey team.

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John Alfred Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
John Alfred Faulkner Historian John Alfred Faulkner, D.D. was an American church historian, and a Methodist minister. He was born at Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, graduated from Acadia College, where he earned three degrees: ...more

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Walter Moyse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Walter Moyse Walter Moyse is a 6'11" Canadian basketball player, playing professional basketball in Europe following a successful collegiate career at Acadia University in Canada. Born in Summerside, ...more

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William A. White is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
William A. White Chaplain William Andrew White, II was a Nova Scotian who became the first black officer in the British army. He served in World War I as a chaplain, the only black chaplain in the entire British Army ...more

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Vernon White is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Vernon White Vernon Darryl "Vern" White is a Canadian senator who was previously chief of the Ottawa Police Service. As chief, he was responsible for community law enforcement in Canada's national ...more

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Austin L. Rand is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Acadia University Alumni
Austin L. Rand Austin Loomer Rand was a Canadian zoologist. He was born in Kentville, Nova Scotia in 1905 and grew up in nearby Wolfville, where he was mentored by the noted local ornithologist Robie W. Tufts. ...more