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

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California State University, Chico?” and “Which celebrities are California State University, Chico alumni?”
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Amanda Detmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: USA, California

Amanda Jeannette Detmer (born September 27, 1971) is an American actress. She has made her big screen debut playing Miss Minneapolis in 1999 comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous, and later had a ...more
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Mike Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Politician, Soldier

Age: 68

Birthplace: St. Helena, California, United States of America

Michael Thompson may refer to:
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Donald Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Politician, Sailor

Age: 85

Birthplace: Meridian, California, United States of America

Donald Edwin Young (born June 9, 1933) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Alaska's at-large congressional district, currently serving in his 24th term in the House, ...more
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Mat Kearney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 40

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

Mathew William Kearney (; born December 1, 1978) is an American musician born in Eugene, Oregon, now based in Nashville, Tennessee. Kearney has received critical acclaim and widespread ...more

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Raymond Carver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Poet, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 50 (1938-1988)

Birthplace: Clatskanie, Oregon

Raymond Clevie Carver Jr. (May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988) was an American short-story writer and poet. He contributed to the revitalization of the American short story during the 1980s.
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Clair Engle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni

Age: Dec. at 53 (1911-1964)

Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, USA

Clair Engle (September 21, 1911 – July 30, 1964) was an American politician of the Democratic Party and a United States Senator from California. He is best remembered for participating in the ...more
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Matthew Axelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Matthew Axelson Sailor

Age: Dec. at 29 (1976-2005)

Birthplace: Cupertino, California

Operation Red Wings, informally referred to as the Battle of Abbas Ghar (often incorrectly called "Operation Redwing" or "Operation Red Wing"), was a combined / joint ...more
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Jeff Prince is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Entrepreneur
Jeff Prince has more than 16 years of experience developing networking and ASIC technologies. Prior to becoming chairman and CTO of ConSentry Networks, Jeff was a founder of Foundry Networks ...more
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Robert E Salmon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Rob Salmon is the executive vice president of field operations at Network Appliance. With more than ten years of experience at NetApp, Rob has helped fuel the company's rise from a NAS start-up ...more
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Chris Wondolowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Footballer

Age: 36

Birthplace: Danville, California

Christopher Elliott Wondolowski (born January 28, 1983) is an American soccer player who plays for San Jose Earthquakes as a forward. Wondolowski was MLS's top scorer in the 2010 and 2012 ...more
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Tom Barsi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Tom Barsi is President and CEO of ConSentry Networks, Inc. Since joining the organization in 2003 at the company's inception, Barsi has helped ConSentry Networks raise $70 million in funding ...more
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Dale Thayer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Dale Thayer Baseball player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Fountain Valley, California

Dale Scott Thayer (born December 17, 1980) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Tampa Bay Rays, New York Mets, and San Diego
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Vince O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Vince O'Malley
Vince O’Malley was appointed Vice President, Video Systems Engineering of Omneon in May, 2005. He brings to Omneon 20 years of experience in streaming media and computer systems development. ...more
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Dan Moffat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Mr. Dan Moffat is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GTA. Prior to joining GTA, he was most recently Executive Vice President with EarthLink (NASDAQ:ELNK) which acquired and merged ...more
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Andrew Helm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Andrew Helm Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 49

Andrew Helm is an actor and screenwriter.
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Ted David Harris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Ted David Harris
Ted David Harris is an American visual artist and author.
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Chris Staskus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
With more than 20 years of experience managing and selling enterprise software, Chris brings to CrownPeak extensive solutions-selling expertise and a proven track record of building and managing ...more
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Pete Stringfellow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Pete Stringfellow Songwriter

Age: 46

Pete Stringfellow is an American country singer, songwriter and performer in the music and movie industry.
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Danny Payne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Danny Payne

Age: Dec. at 48 (1957-2005)

Danny Payne was an American soccer midfielder who spent six seasons in the American Soccer League and one in the North American Soccer League.
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Kambiz Hooshmand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Kambiz Hooshmand joined AMCC as president and chief executive officer in March 2005. Prior to AMCC he was with Cisco Systems, where he most recently served as vice president and general manager ...more
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Doug Dressler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Doug Dressler

Age: 70

Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Douglas J. Dressler (born August 19, 1948) is a former professional American football player who played running back for five seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the ...more
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Steve Lowe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Steve Lowe
Steve Lowe is Tropos Networks’ Vice President of Territory and Channel Sales. He has over twenty years of engineering, product management and sales experience with computer-aided dispatch, ...more
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Chris Verhulst is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Chris Verhulst

Age: 49

Birthplace: Sacramento, California

Christopher Sean Verhulst (born May 16, 1966) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for the Houston Oilers and the Denver Broncos. He was drafted by the Oilers ...more
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Sandra Lerner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Sandra Lerner Businessperson

Age: 64

Sandy Lerner (born 1955) is an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She co-founded Cisco Systems, and used the money from its sale to pursue interests in animal welfare and women's ...more
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Laura A. Fennell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Laura A. Fennell