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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Bethany College and be of some renown.

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

Age: 68

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

William Hall Macy Jr. (born March 13, 1950) is an American actor and director. His film career has been built on appearances in small, independent films, though he has also appeared in summer ...more

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Tom Poston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Presenter

Age: Dec. at 86 (1921-2007)

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA

Thomas Gordon Poston (October 17, 1921 – April 30, 2007) 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 ...more
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James Schuyler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Poet, Writer

Age: Dec. at 68 (1923-1991)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

James Marcus Schuyler (November 9, 1923 – April 12, 1991) was an American poet. His awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1980 collection The Morning of the Poem. He was a central ...more
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Shane Douglas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Shane Douglas Wrestler, Actor

Age: 54

Troy Allan Martin (born November 21, 1964) is an American professional wrestler and promoter, better known by his ring name Shane Douglas. He is best known for his tenures in Extreme ...more
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Frances McDormand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Age: 61

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Frances Louise McDormand (born Cynthia Ann Smith, June 23, 1957) is an American actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and ...more

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Champ Clark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 71 (1850-1921)

Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, USA

James Beauchamp Clark (March 7, 1850 – March 2, 1921) was a prominent American politician in the Democratic Party from the 1890s until his death. He represented Missouri in the United States ...more
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Dave Sims is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Announcer, Newsreader, Sports commentator

Age: 66

David Sims (born February 14, 1953) 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 ...more
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Thomas Buergenthal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Judge

Age: 84

Birthplace: Ľubochňa, Slovakia

Thomas Buergenthal (born 11 May 1934, in Ľubochňa, Czechoslovakia, today Slovakia) is a former judge of the International Court of Justice. He resigned his post as of 6 September 2010. ...more
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Jeffrey L. Seglin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Journalist

Age: 62

Jeffrey L. Seglin (born December 26, 1956) is an American journalist, author, and teacher. Since 2011, he has been a faculty member and director of the communications program at the John F. ...more
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Edgar Odell Lovett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 86 (1871-1957)

Birthplace: Shreve, Ohio

Edgar Odell Lovett (April 14, 1871 – August 13, 1957) was an American educator and education administrator. He was the first president of Rice Institute (now Rice University) in Houston, Texas. ...more
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George Albee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Psychologist, Author

Age: Dec. at 85 (1921-2006)

Birthplace: St. Marys, Pennsylvania

George Wilson Albee (December 20, 1921 – July 8, 2006) was a pioneer in clinical psychology, who believed societal factors such as unemployment, racism, sexism, and all the myriad forms of ...more
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Joseph Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Joseph Baldwin Writer

Age: Dec. at 72 (1827-1899)

Joseph Baldwin (October 31, 1827, some sources indicate October 27, 1827 – January 13, 1899) was a pioneering American educator, and called by some the "father of the normal school
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Robert J. Mccann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Robert J. Mccann

Age: 60

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

Age: Dec. at 63 (1832-1895)

Birthplace: Casey County, Kentucky, Liberty, United States of America, United States, + more

William Northcut Sweeney (May 5, 1832 – April 21, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Born in Liberty, Kentucky, Sweeney attended the common schools and Bethany College. He studied ...more
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Charles Chilton Moore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Charles Chilton Moore Journalist

Age: Dec. at 69 (1837-1906)

Birthplace: Kentucky

Charles Chilton Moore (December 20, 1837 – February 7, 1906) was an American atheist, and the editor of the Blue Grass Blade, one of the United States' first newspapers promoting atheism. Due to ...more
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Faith Daniels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Actor

Age: 61

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Faith Daniels (born March 9, 1957) is an American television news anchor, reporter, and talk show host.
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Daniel Sommer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bethany College Alumni
Daniel Sommer

Age: Dec. at 90 (1850-1940)

Daniel Sommer (1850 – 1940) 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 ...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

Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio

John E. Niederhuber, MD was the 13th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), from 2006 until July, 2010, succeeding Andrew von Eschenbach, who went on to become a director at ...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

Age: Dec. at 82 (1829-1911)

Birthplace: Hopkinsville, Kentucky

John William (J. W.) McGarvey (March 1, 1829 – October 6, 1911) was a minister, author, and religious educator in the American Restoration Movement. He was particularly associated with the ...more