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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
Sean Patrick Hannity is an American television host, author, and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show that airs ...more
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Justin Bond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Performer, Drag queen, Singer-songwriter
Justin Vivian Bond is an American singer-songwriter, author, painter, performance artist, occasional actor, drag queen, and Radical Faerie. Described as "the best cabaret artist of his ...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
Gary Patrick Angelo Dell'Abate, best known as Baba Booey, is an American radio producer, known for being the executive producer of The Howard Stern Show. His autobiography They Call Me Baba ...more
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Flavor Flav is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Rapper, Television producer, Musician
William Jonathan Drayton Jr., better known by his stage name Flavor Flav, is an American musician, rapper, actor, television personality, and comedian who rose to prominence as a member of the ...more
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Donald Clark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Psychologist
Donald H. Clark 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 fiction, ...more
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Jacqueline Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Jacqueline Woodson is an American writer of books for children and adolescents. She is best known for Miracle's Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001 and her Newbery Honor-winning ...more
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Charles A. Perkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Charles Albert Perkins was an American lawyer and reformer who was New York County District Attorney in 1915. While with the District Attorney's office, Perkins prosecuted many of the city's ...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
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. He helped create politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as ...more
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Gregory Meeks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Politician
Gregory Weldon Meeks is the U.S. Representative for New York's 5th congressional district, formerly in the 6th District since 1998. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district formerly ...more
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Meredith Eaton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Psychologist, Actor
Meredith Hope Eaton is an American actress. She is 4 feet tall and refers to herself as a "short-stature actress". She is known for portraying the attorney Emily Resnick on the CBS ...more
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Edolphus Towns is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Politician
Edolphus Towns, Jr. is an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2013. A Democrat from New York, Towns was Chairman of the House Oversight and ...more
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Kelly Cass is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Meteorologist
Meteorologist ' ' ' Kelly Cass' ' ' is an On-Camera Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, She first appeared on air at The Weather Channel in January 2000. Before joining The Weather Channel, ...more
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Jonathan Larson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Lyricist, Author, Composer
Jonathan Larson was an American composer and playwright noted for exploring the social issues of multiculturalism, addiction, and homophobia in his work. Typical examples of his use of these ...more
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Jennifer Michael Hecht is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Jennifer Michael Hecht Writer
Jennifer Michael Hecht is a teacher, author, poet, historian, and philosopher. Hecht has seven published books, her scholarly articles have been published in many journals and magazines, and her ...more
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Malcolm Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Politician, Real estate development
Malcolm A. Smith is an American politician. He was a Democratic member of the New York State Senate for the 14th district, a portion of southeast Queens that includes Hollis, St. Albans, Cambria ...more
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Karen Fraction is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Actor
Karen Elizabeth Fraction Hamilton was an American actress, dancer and model from Flint, Michigan. She is probably best remembered as Dr. Perry, the Chief Medical Officer in seaQuest 2032, and ...more
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Donna Orender is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Donna Orender is a sports executive and a former collegiate and professional basketball player. She was recently president of the WNBA. She grew up on Long Island, New York and was a five-sport ...more
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Steve Reid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Musician, Drummer
Steve Reid was an American musician.
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Kemble Scott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Kemble Scott Writer
Kemble Scott is the pseudonym for fiction used by American journalist Scott James, writer of a weekly column about the San Francisco Bay Area that appears in 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
Willumstad, 62, has been Chairman of the Board of AIG since November 2006. He is the co-founder of Brysam Global Partners, a New York-based private equity investment firm focused on emerging ...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
Harold "Hype" Williams is an American music video director and film director. Williams first displayed his work by tagging local billboards, storefronts, and playgrounds using HYPE as ...more
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Steven Cymbrowitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Steven H. Cymbrowitz is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly representing Assembly District 45, which consists of Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach and Midwood, among other ...more
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Alice Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Alice Hoffman is an American novelist and young-adult and children's writer, best known for her 1996 novel Practical Magic, which was adapted for a 1998 film of the same name. Many of her works ...more
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Michael Jahn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Michael Jahn Journalist, Memoirist, Author
Joseph Michael Jahn 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 and was educated at ...more
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Mike Windischmann is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Adelphi University Alumni
Michael "Mike" Windischmann is a retired American soccer defender who played in both the Major Indoor Soccer League and the American Soccer League. He earned fifty caps with the U.S. ...more