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

List features David Koechner, Wangari Maathai and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Benedictine College?” and “Which celebrities are Benedictine College alumni?”
David Koechner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Benedictine College Alumni
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David Michael "Dave" Koechner is an American character actor and comedian best known for playing roles such as Champ Kind in the Anchorman films and Todd Packer on NBC's The Office. Koechner first became involved in performing when he began studying improvisational comedy in Chicago at ImprovOlympic, under the teachings of Del Close, before joining the Second City Northwest. After yearlong stints of doing sketch comedy on Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Conan O'Brien in the mid 1990s, Koechner began appearing with small roles in the films such as Wag the Dog, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and Man on the Moon. While filming the country mockumentary film Dill Scallion in 1998, ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Tipton, Missouri, United States of America

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Wangari Maathai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Benedictine College Alumni
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Wangari Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. In 1986, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace". Maathai was an elected member of Parliament and served as assistant minister for Environment ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1940-2011)

Birthplace: Tetu, Kenya

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Carol A. Beier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Benedictine College Alumni
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Carol A. Beier is a Kansas Supreme Court Justice appointed by Governor Kathleen Sebelius. She took office September 5, 2003 to replace retiring Justice Bob Abbott. ...more

Age: 60

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

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Terrance W. Gainer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Benedictine College Alumni
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Terrance W. Gainer


Terrance William Gainer is a former law enforcement officer and was the 38th Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate and served in that position from January 4, 2007 to May 2, 2014. Before Gainer continued his law enforcement career in Washington, D.C., he was the Republican candidate for Cook County State's Attorney in 1988, losing to then incumbent Richard M. Daley. ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America