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

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

List features David Letterman, Doug Jones and more famous Ball State alumni. 

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

Take a look at this list of BSU alumni. Go Cardinals!
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David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Talk show host, Announcer, Comedian
David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer and automobile racing team owner. He hosted late night television talk shows for 33 ...more
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John Schnatter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Spokesperson, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
John H. Schnatter (born November 22, 1961), nicknamed commercially as Papa John, is an American entrepreneur who founded Papa John's Pizza in 1984. Schnatter stepped down as CEO on January 1, ...more
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Angela Ahrendts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Businessperson
Angela Jean Ahrendts, DBE (born June 7, 1960) is an American businesswoman and was the senior vice president of retail at Apple Inc. She was the CEO of Burberry from 2006 to 2014. Ahrendts left ...more
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Ray Boltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Singer
Raymond Howard "Ray" Boltz (born June 14, 1953) is a singer and songwriter who first came to wide notice in contemporary Christian music. Many of his songs tell stories of faith and
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Stedman Graham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Businessperson, Orator, Educator
Stedman Graham Jr. (born March 6, 1951) is an American educator, author, businessman, speaker, and podcaster primarily known as the longtime partner of media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Graham and ...more
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Joyce DeWitt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Actor
Joyce Anne DeWitt (born April 23, 1949) is an American actress known for playing Janet Wood on the ABC sitcom Three's Company from 1977 to 1984.
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Daniel Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Daniel Baldwin Film Producer, Actor, Film Director
Daniel Leroy Baldwin (born October 5, 1960) is an American actor, director and producer. He is the second eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all of whom are actors. Baldwin played the role ...more
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Brad Maynard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
American football player
Bradley Alan Maynard (born February 9, 1974) is a former American football punter. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft, and has also been a member of ...more
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Nicole Rash is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Nicole Rash Fashion Model
Nicole Elizabeth Rash is an American model, actress. Pageant winner, Pageant Coach, and Writer. She is the 2007 winner of Miss Indiana, first runner-up to Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund., Ms. ...more
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Jim Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
James Robert Davis (born July 28, 1945) is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the comic strips Garfield and U.S. Acres (a.k.a. Orson's Farm). Published since 1978, Garfield is ...more
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Bernie Parmalee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Coach, American football player
Bernard "Bernie" Parmalee (born September 16, 1967 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is the current assistant special teams Coach and offensive assistant for the Atlanta Falcons of the ...more
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Richard Mourdock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Geologist
Richard Earl Mourdock (born October 8, 1951) is an American politician who served as treasurer of the state of Indiana from 2007 to 2014. Running with the support of the Tea Party movement, he ...more
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Jeffrey J. Owens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Businessperson
Jeffrey J. Owens, is a vice president of Delphi Corporation and president of Delphi Electronics Safety. He also is responsible for regional coordination in Asia in addition to his divisional ...more
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Glen Mason is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player
Glen Orin Mason (born April 9, 1950) is a former American football player and coach. Mason served as the head football coach at Kent State University from 1986 to 1987, the University of Kansas ...more
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Amanda Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Amanda Carpenter (born November 20, 1982) is an American author, political advisor, and speechwriter. She is a former senior staffer to Senators Jim DeMint and Ted Cruz. She was a columnist for ...more
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Timothy Braun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Timothy Braun Writer
Timothy Braun (born 1975 in Muncie, Indiana) is an American author. He has published with the New York Times, Huffingtonpost, Daily Kos, and The Good Men Project. He has been a recipient of a ...more
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Kacy Andrews is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Film Producer
Kacy Andrews (born February 27, 1969) is an American film producer and CEO of Bigfoot Entertainment.
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Anthony Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Actor, Singer, Graphic Novelist
Anthony Dwayne Montgomery (born June 2, 1971, in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American film and television actor, as well as graphic novelist. He is best known for his portrayal of Ensign Travis ...more
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James A. Spencer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Businessperson
James A. Spencer is a vice president of Delphi Corporation and president, Delphi Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture. He is responsible for regional coordination in South America and ...more
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Nate Davis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Nate Davis American football player
Nate Charles Davis (born May 25, 1987) is an American football quarterback for the Amarillo Venom of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round ...more
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Bonzi Wells is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Basketball player
Gawen DeAngelo "Bonzi" Wells (born September 28, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Ball State University and was drafted in ...more
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Timothy Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Actor, American football player
Thomas Allen Brown (born May 24, 1937), known also as Timothy Brown and Timmy Brown, is an American singer, former professional American football player, and actor.
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Doug Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Contortionist
Doug Jones (born May 24, 1960) is an American actor, contortionist, and mime. He is best known for portraying inhuman creatures, usually via heavy make-up and/or visual effects. He most notably ...more
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Scott Halberstadt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Actor
Scott Halberstadt (born August 17, 1976) is an American former actor. He is best known for playing Eric in the Nickelodeon live-action sitcom Drake & Josh.
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Bryan Bullington is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Ball State University Alumni
Bryan Bullington Baseball player
Bryan Paul Bullington (born September 30, 1980) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Bullington was the first overall selection in the 2002 Major League Baseball draft. In Major ...more