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

List below includes Franklin Graham, Eric Church and more graduates.

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

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Franklin Graham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Franklin Graham Evangelist, Author, Televangelist Franklin Graham is an actor, author and an evangelist.

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Steven M. Greer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Steven M. Greer Ufologist, Physician Steven Macon Greer is an American retired medical doctor and ufologist who founded the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and The Disclosure Project, which seeks the ...more

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Daniel Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Daniel Wilcox American football player Daniel Wilcox is a former American football tight end. He has played for the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has played in the National Football League since ...more

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Stephen J. Dubner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Stephen J. Dubner Journalist, Author, Writer Stephen J. Dubner is an American journalist who has written four books and numerous articles. Dubner is best known as co-author of the pop-economics book Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores ...more

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Marshall A. Croom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Marshall A. Croom Certified Public Accountant Marshall Croom was named senior vice president of merchandising and store support of Lowe's in February 2006. He is responsible for store operations support and merchandising sales and support.

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Caitlin Upton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Caitlin Upton Fashion Model, Model Lauren Caitlin Upton, also credited as Caite Upton, is an American fashion model, and beauty queen from Lexington, South Carolina. In August 2007, while Miss South Carolina Teen USA, Upton ...more

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Jason Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Jason Hunter American football player Jason Terrell Hunter is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in ...more

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Linda Combs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Linda Combs Dr. Linda Morrison Combs is a former U.S. federal government official. She was the Controller of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. ...more

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Eric Church is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Eric Church Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Kenneth Eric Church, known professionally as Eric Church, is an American country music singer-songwriter. Signed to Capitol Records since 2005, he has since released a total of four studio ...more

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Armanti Edwards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Armanti Edwards Athlete, American football player Armanti Fredrico Edwards is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was the ...more

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Marques Murrell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Marques Murrell American football player Marques Allen Murrell is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Appalachian State. ...more

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Charles Frazier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Charles Frazier Novelist, Author, Writer Charles Frazier is an American historical novelist. He won the 1997 National Book Award for Fiction for Cold Mountain.

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Howard Coble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Howard Coble Politician, Lawyer John Howard Coble was the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district, serving from 1985 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes all or ...more

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Mike Frier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Mike Frier American football player Michael Frier is a former American football defensive end/defensive tackle in the National Football League. He played collegiately at Appalachian State University and professionally with the ...more

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Björn Nittmo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Björn Nittmo American football player Björn Arne Nittmo is a retired American football placekicker, being the second Swedish-born player ever in the National Football League behind only Ove Johansson, who briefly played in the ...more

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John Hollar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
John Hollar American football player John Henry Hollar was an American football fullback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Detroit Lions. He played college football at Appalachian State University ...more

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John Settle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
John Settle Coach, American football player John R. Settle, is currently the running backs coach for the Wisconsin Badgers. He is also a former professional American football player. A 5'9", 207-lb. undrafted running back from ...more

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Kevin Richardson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Kevin Richardson American football player Kevin Lamont Richardson is a former starting running back for the Appalachian State Mountaineers for the 2005-2007 seasons. He holds school records for the most career rushing yards, the most ...more

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Larry Hand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Larry Hand American football player Larry Thomas Hand is a former American Football defensive tackle who played for the Detroit Lions in a thirteen-year career that lasted from 1965 to 1977 in the National Football League. Hand ...more

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Mark Royals is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Mark Royals American football player Mark Alan Royals is a former American football punter in the National Football League. He is currently a color commentator for coverage of the Arena Football League's Tampa Bay Storm on the ...more

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Matt Stevens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Matt Stevens American football player Matthew Brian Stevens is a former American football safety in the National Football League, who played for five different teams. He played college football at Appalachian State University. ...more

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William W. Hartzog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
William W. Hartzog General William White Hartzog was a four-star U.S. Army general whose commands during his 35-year career include the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, the 1st Infantry Division, ...more

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Alvin Gentry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Alvin Gentry Coach Alvin Harris Gentry is an American basketball coach. He currently serves as associate head coach for the Golden State Warriors. Gentry was a former former college basketball player, who has led ...more

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Dexter Coakley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Dexter Coakley American football player William Dexter Coakley is a former American football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League. He was a third round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys in the 1997 NFL ...more

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Dino Hackett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Dino Hackett American football player Barry Dean "Dino" Hackett is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1986 to 1991.

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George Watts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
George Watts American football player George S. Watts was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Appalachian State University and was drafted ...more

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Derrick Graham is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Derrick Graham American football player Dettrice Andrew Graham is a former American football offensive tackle who played for four different teams in the National Football League. He played college football at Appalachian State

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Larry Butler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Larry Butler Larry Butler is a former professional American football and Canadian football offensive lineman who played two season in the World Football League for the 1974 New York Stars and 1975 Charlotte ...more

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Gregory Walters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Gregory Walters Greg Walters is an American soccer player, currently plays for the Waikato FC of the New Zealand Football Championship.

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Melissa Morrison-Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Melissa Morrison-Howard Melissa Morrison-Howard is an American hurdler best known for winning two Olympic bronze medals. She also won the bronze medal at the 2003 World Indoor Championships as well as one national ...more

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Vaughn Hayes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Vaughn Hayes Vaughn Hayes was named senior vice president of store planning and environment of Lowe's in February 2006 and is responsible for store planning and environment, vendor service management, ...more

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Ruth M. Easterling is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Ruth M. Easterling Politician Ruth Elizabeth Moss Easterling was a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives for thirteen terms. She was born December 26, 1910 in Gaffney, South Carolina. She was an ...more

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Tim Pratt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Tim Pratt Poet, Novelist, Writer Tim Pratt is a science fiction and fantasy writer and poet. He grew up in the vicinity of Dudley, North Carolina, and attended Appalachian State University, where he earned a Bachelor's in ...more

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Steven M. Stone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Steven M. Stone Steve Stone is Lowe's Senior Vice President Chief Information Officer. As chief information officer, Steve Stone provides the vision and leadership for developing and implementing information ...more

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Matthew V. Hollifield is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Matthew V. Hollifield Matthew Hollifield was promoted to senior vice president and chief accounting officer of Lowe's in November 2005. He has more than 17 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting and ...more

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Anthony Famiglietti is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Anthony Famiglietti Anthony Famiglietti is an American track and field athlete who competes professionally for Reckless Running. He was formerly sponsored by Adidas. He has competed for the U.S. in the 3000 meter ...more

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George M. Holmes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
George M. Holmes George Milton Holmes was a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's 92nd House district, including constituents in eastern Surry, northern Iredell and ...more

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K. Scott Plemmons is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
K. Scott Plemmons Scott Plemmons was named senior vice president of specialty sales in February 2006. He began his Lowe's career in store management in 1980 and has served in a number of increasingly responsible ...more

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Gary E. Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Gary E. Wyatt Gary Wyatt has served as senior vice president of real estate, engineering and construction since 2006. He oversees all site acquisition, development, engineering, construction and property ...more

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Nelson B. Peace is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Nelson B. Peace Brian Peace was promoted to senior vice president of corporate affairs of Lowe's in February 2006. His responsibilities include oversight of the company's public relations, internal ...more

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Charles Moir is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Charles Moir Charles R. "Charlie" Moir is an American former college basketball coach. He was the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team from 1976 until his resignation in ...more

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Corey Lynch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Corey Lynch Actor, American football player Corey Austin Lynch is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Joshua Barber is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Joshua Barber Joshua Barber is an American artist living and working in Richmond, Virginia.

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Jonathan Scales is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Jonathan Scales Songwriter, Musician, Composer Jonathan Scales is an American steel pannist and composer. He has recorded and produced five albums, the most recent being Mixtape Symphony, released on 2014 on Ropeadope Records. The album ...more

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Matt Lutz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Matt Lutz Actor Matthew Christopher "Matt" Lutz is an American film, television, and theater actor, who portrays Phil Newberry on the Hallmark Channel's McBride murder-mystery series, and has had ...more

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Leonard Bolick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Leonard Bolick Leonard H. Bolick is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and serves as the current bishop of the North Carolina Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Bolick is known for seeking ...more

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Everett Withers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Everett Withers Everett Rowe Withers is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach for the James Madison Dukes. Withers served as head football coach at University of North ...more

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Bryan R. Holloway is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Bryan R. Holloway Bryan R. Holloway is serving his fifth two-year term as a representative from the 91st District in the North Carolina General Assembly. Rep. Holloway currently serves as the co-chairman of the ...more

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Ty Harrell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Ty Harrell Warren Tyrone Harrell is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's 41st House district in western Wake County. He defeated Chris Mintz in the ...more

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Kerry Brown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Kerry Brown Kerry Brown is a former American football guard. He last played for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He ...more