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

Miesha Tate and Jon Kitna are only the beginning of the graduates on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Central Washington University?” and “Which celebrities are Central Washington University alumni?”

Daniel D. McCracken was a computer scientist in the United States. He was a Professor of Computer Sciences at the City College of New York, and the author of over two dozen textbooks on computer programming. His A Guide to Fortran Programming and its successors were the standard textbooks on that language for over two decades. His books have been translated into fourteen languages. ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1930-2011)

Birthplace: Hughesville, Montana, United States of America

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Jon Kitna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
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Jon Kelly Kitna is an American football coach and former quarterback. After playing college football for Central Washington University, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 1996 and was allocated to the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe in 1997. He led the Dragons to a World Bowl championship, and became the starting quarterback for the Seahawks in 1998 after spending the 1997 and most of the 1998 seasons as the backup to Warren Moon. Following a four-year stint with Seattle, Kitna signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2001. He played for the Bengals from 2001 to 2005 as their starting quarterback, and, later, the mentor to Carson Palmer. He was a member of the Detroit Lions from 2006 to ...more

Age: 43

Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States of America

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Doc Hastings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
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Richard Norman "Doc" Hastings is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who served as the U.S. Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district from 1995 until his retirement in 2015. The district includes much of central Washington including the Tri-Cities, Yakima, and Moses Lake. The most conservative Republican in Washington's Congressional delegation, he chaired the House Committee on Ethics from 2005 to 2007 and has chaired the House Committee on Natural Resources since 2011. In February 2014, Hastings announced that he would not run for re-election in 2014. ...more

Age: 77

Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States of America

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Jim Mattis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
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James Norman Mattis (born September 8, 1950) is a retired United States Marine Corps general who is the 26th and current United States Secretary of Defense, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Mattis was previously the 11th Commander of United States Central Command during the presidency of Barack Obama, and was responsible for American military operations in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, and Central Asia. Before President Obama appointed him to replace General David Petraeus as Commander of U.S. Central Command from August 11, 2010, to March 22, 2013, Mattis had previously commanded United States Joint Forces Command from November 9, 2007, to August, 2010 and served concurrently as ...more

Age: 67

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