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

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

Sean Hannity and Chuck D are only the beginning of the graduates on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Adelphi University?” and “Which celebrities are Adelphi University alumni?”
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Sean Hannity is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Commentator, Author, Radio personality

Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961) is an American talk show host and conservative political commentator. Hannity is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk ...more

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Justin Bond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Performer, Drag queen, Singer-songwriter

Age: 55

Birthplace: Hagerstown, Maryland, United States of America

Justin Vivian Bond (born May 9, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter, author, painter, performance artist, and actor. Described as "the best cabaret artist of his generation" and a ...more
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Gary Dell'Abate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Radio producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 57

Birthplace: USA, New York, Uniondale

Gary Dell'Abate (born March 14, 1961), also known by the nickname Baba Booey, is an American radio producer who has been the executive producer of The Howard Stern Show since 1984. His ...more

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Flavor Flav is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Rapper, Television producer, Musician

Age: 59

Birthplace: Roosevelt, New York, United States of America

William Jonathan Drayton Jr. (born March 16, 1959), better known by his stage name Flavor Flav (), is an American musician, rapper, actor, television personality, and comedian who rose to ...more

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Donald Clark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Psychologist

Age: 89

Donald H. Clark (born 1930) is an American writer, teacher, consultant and clinical psychologist who has specialized in group and individual work with gay people since 1968. His writing includes ...more
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Jacqueline Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Jacqueline Woodson (born February 12, 1963) is an American writer of books for children and adolescents. She is best known for Miracle's Boys, and her Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl ...more
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Charles A. Perkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 61 (1869-1930)

Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts

Charles Albert Perkins (January 26, 1869 – January 16, 1930) was an American lawyer and reformer who was New York County District Attorney in 1915. While with the District Attorney's office, ...more
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Chuck D is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Publisher, Record producer

Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. As the leader of the rap group Public Enemy, he helped create ...more

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Gregory Meeks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Politician

Age: 65

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Gregory Weldon Meeks (born September 25, 1953) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 5th congressional district, formerly in the 6th District since 1998. He ...more
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Meredith Eaton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Psychologist, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States of America

Meredith Hope Eaton (sometimes credited as Meredith Eaton-Gilden; born August 26, 1974) is an American actress. She is 4 feet (1.2 m) tall and refers to herself as a "short-stature ...more
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Edolphus Towns is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Politician

Age: 84

Birthplace: Chadbourn, North Carolina, United States of America

Edolphus "Ed" Towns Jr. (born July 21, 1934) is an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2013. A Democrat from New York, Towns was ...more
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Kelly Cass is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Meteorologist

Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

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Jonathan Larson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Lyricist, Author, Composer

Age: Dec. at 36 (1960-1996)

Birthplace: White Plains, New York

Jonathan David Larson (1960–1996) was an American composer and playwright noted for exploring the social issues of multiculturalism, addiction, and homophobia in his work. Typical examples of ...more
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Jennifer Michael Hecht ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Jennifer Michael Hecht Writer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Glen Cove, New York

Jennifer Michael Hecht (born November 23, 1965) is a teacher, author, poet, historian, and philosopher. She was an associate professor of history at Nassau Community College (1994-2007) and most ...more
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Malcolm Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Politician, Real estate development

Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Malcolm Anthony Smith (born August 9, 1956) is an American politician who was convicted of public corruption. He was a Democratic member of the New York State Senate for the 14th district, ...more
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Karen Fraction is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 49 (1958-2007)

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA

Karen Elizabeth Fraction Hamilton (February 15, 1958 – October 30, 2007) was an American actress, dancer and model from Flint, Michigan. She is probably best remembered as Dr. Perry, the Chief ...more
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Donna Orender is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni

Birthplace: Long Island, New York

Donna Geils Orender (born February 14, 1957) is a sports executive and a former collegiate and professional All Star basketball player. She was formerly president of the Women's National ...more
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Steve Reid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Musician, Drummer

Age: Dec. at 66 (1944-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Steve Reid (January 29, 1944 – April 13, 2010) was an American jazz drummer who played with Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, James Brown, Fela Kuti, Kieran Hebden, and Sun Ra. He worked as a ...more
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Kemble Scott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Kemble Scott Writer

Age: 57

Kemble Scott is the pseudonym for fiction used by American journalist Scott James (born 1962), writer of a weekly column about the San Francisco Bay Area for The New York Times and The Bay ...more
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Robert B. Willumstad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Robert B. "Bob" Willumstad is a former Chairman and CEO of the American International Group (AIG). He was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Elmont on Long Island. His alma mater is ...more
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Hype Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Screenwriter, Music video director, Film Director

Age: 45

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Harold "Hype" Williams (born July 1970) is an American music video director, film director, film producer, and screenwriter.
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Steven Cymbrowitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 65

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Steven H. Cymbrowitz (born November 14, 1953) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly representing Assembly District 45, which consists of Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach and ...more
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Alice Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Alice Hoffman (born March 16, 1952) is an American novelist and young-adult and children's writer, best known for her 1995 novel Practical Magic, which was adapted for a 1998 film of the same ...more
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Michael Jahn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Michael Jahn Journalist, Memoirist, Author

Age: 75

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Joseph Michael Jahn (born August 4, 1943) is an American journalist, author and memoirist. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Sayville, New York. He moved to New York City in 1966 ...more
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Mike Windischmann is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni

Age: 53

Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany

Michael Windischmann (born December 6, 1965 in Nuremberg, West Germany) is a retired American soccer defender who played in both the Major Indoor Soccer League and the American Soccer League. He ...more