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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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Amanda Detmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Actor Amanda Jeannette Detmer is an American actress who has appeared in various films and television shows.

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Mike Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Politician, Soldier Charles Michael "Mike" Thompson is the U.S. Representative for California's 5th congressional district, serving since 1999. He is the current Chairman of the House Gun Violence ...more

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Donald Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Politician, Sailor Donald Edwin "Don" Young is the U.S. Representative for Alaska's at-large congressional district, serving since 1973. He is a member of the Republican Party. Young is the dean of the ...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 Mathew William "Mat" Kearney is an American musician born in Eugene, Oregon, now based in Nashville, Tennessee. Kearney has received critical acclaim and widespread recognition for his ...more

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Raymond Carver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Poet, Author, Writer Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. was an American short story writer and poet. Carver contributed to the revitalization of the American short story in literature during the 1980s.

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Clair Engle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Clair Engle was an American politician of the Democratic Party and a United States Senator from California.

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Matthew Axelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Matthew Axelson Sailor Matthew Gene "Axe" Axelson was a United States Navy SEAL who was killed in the War in Afghanistan. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his actions during Operation Red ...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 Christopher Wondolowski is an American soccer player who plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer and the United States national team. Wondolowski was MLS's top goal scorer in the ...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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Matt Olmstead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Writer Matt Olmstead is an American writer and producer for television shows.

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Dale Thayer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Dale Thayer Baseball player Dale Scott Thayer is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball.

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Vince O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 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) 16 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Andrew Helm Screenwriter, Actor Andrew Helm is an actor and screenwriter.

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Ted David Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 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) 19 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Pete Stringfellow Songwriter 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) 20 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Danny Payne 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) 21 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) 22 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Doug Dressler Douglas J. Dressler is a former professional American football player who played running back for five seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the New England Patriots.

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Steve Lowe is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Chris Verhulst Christopher Sean Verhulst 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 in the 5th round in ...more

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Sandra Lerner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Sandra Lerner Businessperson Sandra "Sandy" Lerner is a co-founder of Cisco Systems with then partner Leonard Bosack. After leaving Cisco, she founded Urban Decay cosmetics, and is an advocate of animal welfare.

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Laura A. Fennell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Laura A. Fennell

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Robb Wolf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Robb Wolf

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Otey Cannon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Otey Cannon Otey Cannon is a retired American soccer forward who was the first black American player in the North American Soccer League. He also played in the American Soccer League. Cannon attended Chico ...more

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Mark Bryant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Mark Bryant Mark Bryant is a retired American soccer defender who played professionally in the American Soccer League. He currently coaches the Los Medanos College women's team. Bryant attended Chico State ...more

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Matt O'Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Matt O'Sullivan Matt O'Sullivan is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the Major Indoor Soccer League and North American Soccer League.

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John Pugh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
John Pugh Artist John Pugh is an American artist known for creating large trompe-l'oeil wall murals giving the illusion of a three-dimensional scene behind the wall. Pugh has been creating his murals since the ...more

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Dan Poynter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Publisher, Author, Motivational speaker Dan Poynter is an American author, consultant, publisher, professional speaker and parachute designer. Since 1969, he has written more than 130 books, many reports, and more than 800 magazine ...more

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Josh May is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
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Josh May is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous California State University, Chico Alumni
Jerod smith added Josh May