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

The list you're viewing is made up of different graduates like William H. Macy and Frances McDormand.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bethany College?” and “Which celebrities are Bethany College alumni?”

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William H. Macy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Film Producer William Hall Macy, Jr. is an American actor, screenwriter, teacher, and director in theater, film and television. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent ...more

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Tom Poston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Presenter Thomas Gordon "Tom" Poston was an American television and film actor. He starred on television in a career that began in 1950. He appeared as a comic actor, game show panelist, ...more

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James Schuyler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Poet, Writer James Marcus Schuyler was an American poet whose awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1980 collection The Morning of the Poem. He was a central figure in the New York School and ...more

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Shane Douglas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Wrestler, Actor Troy Allan Martin is an American professional wrestler and promoter, better known by his ring name Shane Douglas. In the course of his career, which has spanned over three decades, Douglas has ...more

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Frances McDormand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer Frances Louise McDormand is an American actress. She married director and writer Joel Coen in 1984 and has starred in several of the Coen brothers' films, including Blood Simple, Raising ...more

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Champ Clark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer James Beauchamp "Champ" Clark was a prominent American politician in the Democratic Party from the 1890s until his death. A Representative of Missouri from 1893 to 1895 and from 1897 ...more

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Dave Sims is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Announcer, Newsreader, Sports commentator Dave Sims is an American sportscaster. He currently is the television play-by-play commentator for the Seattle Mariners on Root Sports Northwest, the radio play-by-play man for Sunday Afternoon ...more

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Thomas Buergenthal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Judge Thomas Buergenthal is a former judge of the International Court of Justice. He resigned his post as of 6 September 2010. Buergenthal is returning to his position as Lobingier Professor of ...more

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Jeffrey L. Seglin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Journalist Jeffrey L. Seglin is an American journalist, author and lecturer. Since 2011, he has been a faculty member and director of the communications program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government ...more

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Edgar Odell Lovett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Edgar Odell Lovett was an American educator and education administrator. He was the first president of Rice Institute in Houston, Texas. Lovett was recommended to the post by Woodrow Wilson, ...more

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George Albee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Psychologist, Author George Wilson Albee was a pioneer in clinical psychology, who believed societal factors were the major cause of mental illness. He was one of the leading figures in the development of community ...more

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Joseph Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Joseph Baldwin Writer Joseph Baldwin was a pioneering educator and called by some the "father of the normal school system".

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Robert J. Mccann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Robert J. Mccann Robert J. “Bob” McCann is an American and Irish citizen. He is President Wealth Management Americas and President Americas of UBS Group AG. He has led its Wealth Management Americas division ...more

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William N. Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Lawyer William Northcut Sweeney was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Born in Liberty, Kentucky, Sweeney attended the common schools and Bethany College. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar ...more

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Charles Chilton Moore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Charles Chilton Moore Journalist Charles Chilton Moore was an American atheist, and the editor of the Blue Grass Blade, one of the United States' first newspapers promoting atheism. C. C. Moore's grandfather was the 19th ...more

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Faith Daniels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Actor Faith Daniels is a nationally known American television news anchor, reporter, and talk show host. Born Faith Augustine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Daniels attended Bethany College in Bethany, ...more

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Daniel Sommer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Daniel Sommer Daniel Sommer was a key figure in the Restoration Movement and in the separation of the Churches of Christ from the Christian Church. The roots of the division that led the Churches of Christ to ...more

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Rebecca Copley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Rebecca Copley Rebecca Copley is an American soprano opera singer. Copley is a resident of Lindsborg, Kansas, a Swedish arts community and the home of Bethany College, where she received her training. She has ...more

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Kent Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Kent Kessinger Coach Kent Kessinger is an American football coach and former player. Kessinger is the head football at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. He has held that position since the 2004 season and is the ...more

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John E. Niederhuber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
John E. Niederhuber John E. Niederhuber, MD was the 13th director of the National Cancer Institute, from 2006 until July, 2010, succeeding Andrew von Eschenbach, who went on to become a director at biotechnology ...more

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Emory Kempton Lindquist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Emory Kempton Lindquist Dr. Emory Kempton Lindquist was the president of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas and Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. He also served as a professor and authored many articles ...more

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John William McGarvey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
John William McGarvey John William McGarvey was a minister, author, and religious educator in the American Restoration Movement. He was particularly associated with the College of the Bible in Lexington, Kentucky ...more