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

Items on this list include John Chaney and Larry Little.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bethune-Cookman University?” and “Which celebrities are Bethune-Cookman University alumni?”

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Harry T. Moore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Harry T. Moore Teacher Harry Tyson Moore was an African-American teacher, founder of the first branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Brevard County, Florida, and a pioneer leader ...more

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Nick Collins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Nick Collins American football player Nicholas Cardell Collins is a former American football safety who played seven seasons for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He played college football for Bethune-Cookman ...more

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Rashean Mathis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Rashean Mathis American football player Rashean Jamil Mathis is an American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He played college football at Bethune-Cookman University, and was drafted by the ...more

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Terry Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Terry Anderson American football player Terry C. Anderson is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins, the Washington Redskins, and the San Francisco 49ers. He played college ...more

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John Chaney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
John Chaney Basketball Coach John Chaney is an American retired college basketball coach, best known for his success at Temple University.

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Larry Little is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Larry Little American football player Lawrence Chatmon Little is a former offensive guard in college and professional American football in the National Football League. He played collegiately at Bethune-Cookman College, in Daytona ...more

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Rickey Claitt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Rickey Claitt American football player Rickey Claitt is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Bethune-Cookman College. His son, Rickey Jr., ...more

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T. T. Toliver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
T. T. Toliver American football player Antoine 'T. T.' Toliver is an arena football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. Specializing in kick return, he has 5,373 yards and 250 touchdowns in his career. ...more

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Boobie Clark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Boobie Clark American football player Charles Lee "Boobie" Clark was a professional American football running back who played in the National Football League for eight seasons and was named the UPI AFL-AFC Rookie of the

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Booker Reese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Booker Reese American football player Booker Reese is a former American Football defensive end who played four seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams from 1982 to 1985 in the National Football League. Reese is ...more

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Lee Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Lee Williams American football player Lee Williams is a former American football defensive end and defensive tackle in the National Football league. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers sixth overall in the 1984 NFL Supplemental ...more

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Earl Battey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Earl Battey Baseball player Earl Jesse Battey, Jr. was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Chicago White Sox, the Washington Senators and the Minnesota Twins. ...more

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Cy McClairen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Cy McClairen American football player Jack "Cy" McClairen is a former American football tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL, being drafted in 1953,but served a 2-year stint in the Army. At Bethune-Cookman, ...more

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Jerry Simmons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Jerry Simmons American football player Jerry Bernard Simmons is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Bethune-Cookman University, and professionally for ten seasons in the National Football League ...more

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John Culmer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
John Culmer Father John Edwin Culmer was a minister and civil rights leader, most notable for his work in Miami, Florida, United States. An accomplished musician, Culmer attended Oskaloosa College, where he ...more

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Rodney Chester is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Rodney Chester Actor Rodney Chester is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Alex Kirby on the Logo sitcom Noah's Arc.

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Carmelo Ríos Santiago is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Carmelo Ríos Santiago Politician, Attorney at law, Lawyer Carmelo J. Ríos Santiago is a Puerto Rican politician and Senator. He has been a member of the Senate of Puerto Rico since 2004.

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Eric Weems is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Eric Weems American football player Eric Grant Weems is an American football wide receiver, special teamer, and return specialist for the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Bethune-Cookman and was signed by the Atlanta ...more

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Charles Riggins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Charles Riggins Charles Riggins is a former defensive end in the National Football League. Riggins was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the ninth round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He would later play ...more

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Stevie Baggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Stevie Baggs American football player Stevie Baggs is a gridiron football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He has most recently played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He played American college ...more

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Maulty Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Maulty Moore Maulty Moore, is a former professional American football defensive tackle who played for five seasons with the Miami Dolphins, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Undrafted on ...more

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Nathan K. McGill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Nathan K. McGill Lawyer Nathan K. McGill was the first African American to serve as assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois. He was also the first African American appointed to the Chicago Library Board.

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Avery Atkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Avery Atkins Avery Jamal Atkins was an American football cornerback. A highly touted prospect, he attended the University of Florida in his freshman season, but legal trouble cut his football career short. ...more

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Clifford Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Clifford Reed Coach Clifford Reed is an American college basketball coach and the former head men's basketball coach at Bethune–Cookman University. He is currently an assistant at Georgia Southern University. Reed ...more

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Kenny Heatly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni
Kenny Heatly Kenny Heatly is a former American and Canadian football cornerback. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions in 2004. He played college football at Bethune-Cookman. Heatly ...more