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Famous Central State University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Central State University and be of some renown.

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

A list made up of graduates like Arsenio Hall and Nancy Wilson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Central State University?” and “Which celebrities are Central State University alumni?”
  • Arsenio Hall1

    Arsenio Hall

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Arsenio Hall (born February 12, 1956) is an American comedian, talk show host, actor, writer...  more

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    #125 of 190 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History#75 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts

  • Omarosa Manigault2

    Omarosa Manigault

    Businessperson, Actor


    BirthplaceYoungstown, Ohio, USA

    Omarosa Onee Manigault Newman (; born February 5, 1974), often mononymously known as Omarosa,...  more

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    From The White House To Big Brother Celebrity Edition: Omarosa's Bizarre Fall From Trump's Graces#9 of 124 The Worst People in the History of Reality TV

  • Michael D. Brown3

    Michael D. Brown

    Politician, Radio personality


    BirthplaceGuymon, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Michael DeWayne Brown (born November 8, 1954) served as the first undersecretary of Emergency...  more
  • Charles Thompson4

    Charles Thompson

    Businessperson, Motivational speaker


    BirthplaceLawton, Oklahoma

    Charles Thompson (born May 28, 1968) is an American businessman, motivational speaker, and...  more
  • Sidney Johnson5

    Sidney Johnson



    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Sidney Johnson, 46, is vice president of Global Supply Management for Delphi Corporation. He...  more
  • 6

    Joshua I. Smith



    Joshua I. Smith (born Joshua Isaac Smith on April 8, 1941) is an African-American businessman...  more
  • Hastings Banda7

    AgeDec. at 99 (1898-1997)

    BirthplaceKasungu, Malawi

    Hastings Kamuzu Banda (15 February 1898 – 25 November 1997) was the prime minister and later...  more
  • Hugh Douglas8

    Hugh Douglas

    Actor, American football player


    BirthplaceMansfield, Ohio, United States of America

    Hugh Lamont Douglas (born August 23, 1971) is a former American football defensive end in the...  more
  • Bennie Fowler9

    Bennie Fowler


    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

    Bennie Fowler is group vice president, Global Quality, Ford Motor Company, effective April 1,...  more
  • John Roseboro10

    John Roseboro

    Baseball player, Coach

    AgeDec. at 69 (1933-2002)

    BirthplaceAshland, Ohio, United States of America

    John Junior Roseboro (May 13, 1933 – August 16, 2002) was an American professional baseball...  more
  • Kedar Massenburg11

    Kedar Massenburg

    Record producer, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    William "Kedar" Massenburg (born 1963) is an American record producer and record label...  more
  • Nancy Wilson12

    Nancy Wilson

    Musician, Singer


    BirthplaceChillicothe, Ohio, USA

    Nancy Sue Wilson (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018) was an American singer whose career...  more

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    #449 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#116 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

  • Leontyne Price13

    Leontyne Price

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceLaurel, Mississippi, United States of America

    Mary Violet Leontyne Price (born February 10, 1927) is an American soprano. Born and raised in...  more

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    #4 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years#542 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Orlando Brown14

    Orlando Brown

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 41 (1970-2011)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Orlando Claude Brown Sr. (December 12, 1970 – September 23, 2011) was an American football...  more

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    #806 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#32 of 95 The Best Baltimore Ravens of All Time

  • Eddie Milner15

    Eddie Milner

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    Edward James "Eddie" Milner Jr. (May 21, 1955 – November 2, 2015) was an American professional...  more
  • Vince Buck16

    Vince Buck

    American football player


    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky

    Vincent Lamont Buck (born January 12, 1968 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a former American...  more
  • Erik Williams17

    Erik Williams

    American football player


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Erik George Williams (born September 7, 1968) is a former American football offensive tackle....  more
  • 18

    Vince Heflin

    American football player


    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

    Vince Heflin (born July 7, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former professional American football...  more
  • 19
    Elizabeth Ann Eckford (born October 4, 1941) was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of...  more
  • Priest Lauderdale20

    Priest Lauderdale

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Priest Lauderdale (born August 31, 1973) is an American-Bulgarian retired professional...  more
  • Jason Thomas21

    Jason Thomas

    Jason Thomas may refer to: Jason Thomas (Marine), United States Marine who located and...  more
  • 22

    Joyce Beatty



    BirthplaceDayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States of America, United States

    Joyce Birdsong Beatty (née Hannah; born March 12, 1950) is an American politician who has...  more
  • 23


    Darryl T. Owens (born November 10, 1937) is a Democratic Party member of the Kentucky House of...  more
  • Teddy Seymour24

    Teddy Seymour

    Teddy Seymour is the first black man to sail around the world solo. On June 19, 1987, Teddy...  more
  • 25

    Cecil McBee

    Bassist, Musician


    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Cecil McBee (born May 19, 1935) is an American jazz bassist. He has recorded as a leader only...  more