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

These graduates, like Robin Meade and Madalyn Murray O'Hair include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ashland University?” and “Which celebrities are Ashland University alumni?”
Madalyn Murray O'Hair is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ashland University Alumni
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Madalyn Murray O'Hair, who also used multiple pseudonyms, was an American atheist activist, founder of American Atheists, and the organization's president from 1963 to 1986. She created the first issues of American Atheist Magazine. One of her sons, Jon Garth Murray, was the president of the organization from 1986 to 1995, while she remained de facto president during these nine years. O'Hair is best known for the Murray v. Curlett lawsuit, which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963. This came just one year after the Supreme Court prohibited officially sponsored prayer in schools in Engel v. Vitale. After she founded the ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1919-1995)

Birthplace: Beechview, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Robin Meade is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ashland University Alumni
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Robin Michelle Meade is the lead news anchor for HLN's morning show Morning Express with Robin Meade. Meade is a former Miss Ohio and began her broadcasting career with local stations in that state. She joined HLN in 2001. She has won a regional Emmy Award. Meade released a country music album in 2011 and a second one in 2013. ...more

Age: 48

Birthplace: New London, Ohio, United States of America

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Detrick Hughes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ashland University Alumni
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Detrick Oliver Hughes, best known as Detrick Hughes, is an American poet, and spoken-word artist. Hughes is known for urban commentary and life expressions offered via the genre of poetry. His latest book, Sugar-Tooth Confession, was published November 6, 2012, by Nebo Media Group. ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, United States of America

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Jeris Pendleton

Jeris Pendleton is an American football defensive end who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Joliet Junior College and Ashland University. ...more

Age: 34

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America