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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Central Washington University and be of some renown.

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?”

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Daniel D. McCracken is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Programmer, Computer scientist 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 ...more

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Jon Kitna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
American football player 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 ...more

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Doc Hastings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Businessperson 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 ...more

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Jim Mattis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
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 ...more

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Ron Sims is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Ron Sims Politician Ronald Cordell "Ron" Sims, is the former Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, having served in the position from May 8, 2009 to July 2011. ...more

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Tod Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Mr. Nielsen is President and CEO of Borland Software Corporation. Mr. Nielsen brings with him more than 20 years of leadership experience in the enterprise software and application development ...more

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Jim North is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
American football player James Morris North was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Central Washington University.

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Justin Helwege is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Justin Helwege American football player Justin Helwege is a professional football player.

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W. Hudson Kensel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Historian W. Hudson Kensel was an historian and author of the American West. He is professor emeritus from California State University at Fresno. At Fresno, he was the chairman of the Department of ...more

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William Morris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
William Morris William Morris is an American glass artist who has been able to change the history of art within his lifetime. He was educated at California State University, Chico, California and Central ...more

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Susan Elaine Rancourt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Susan Elaine Rancourt Murdered by Ted Bundy. Susan was abducted from the campus of Central Washington State University in Ellensburg on her way to meet a friend to see a movie. Her skull was later found on Taylor ...more

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Richard Fuller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Richard Fuller Richard Fuller is an American classical pianist and interpreter of the fortepiano repertoire.

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Alan Bates is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Alan Bates Alan Curtis Bates is an American physician and a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Oregon. He is a member of the Oregon State Senate, representing the 3rd District since 2005. ...more

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Alvin Eli Amason is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Alvin Eli Amason Alvin Eli Amason is a Sugpiaq Alaskan painter and sculptor. He was born in Kodiak and is of Alutiiq ancestry. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University and taught at ...more

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Miesha Tate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Mixed Martial Artist Miesha Theresa Tate is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She is a former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. She has also won a silver ...more

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Mike Reilly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Mike Reilly Mike Reilly is an gridiron football quarterback currently playing for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in ...more

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Beau Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Beau Baldwin Coach Beau Baldwin is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Eastern Washington, a position he has held since the 2008 season. Baldwin served as the ...more

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Courtney Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Courtney Smith Courtney Smith is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at ...more

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Joe Callero is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Joe Callero Basketball Coach Joe Callero is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Cal Poly California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. He replaced outgoing coach ...more

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Justin Bursch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Justin Bursch Film Producer, Actor Justin Bursch is an actor and film producer.

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Mallory Holtman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Mallory Holtman Mallory Holtman is an American college softball coach for Central Washington University. She gained national attention when, as a player for Central Washington, she assisted an opposing player ...more

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Jay Clough is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Jay Clough Jerame 'Jay' Clough was a candidate for State Legislature in Washington's 8th legislative district for the 2012 election. Clough was also the Democratic nominee for congress in 2010 for ...more

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David L Boushey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
David L Boushey David L Boushey, is an American stuntman, stunt coordinator and stunt trainer. He is the founder of the United Stuntmen's Association, the International Stunt School, the Society of American ...more

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Adam Bighill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Central Washington University Alumni
Adam Bighill Adam Bighill is a Canadian football linebacker for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. Bighill signed as a free agent with the Lions on May 31, 2011. He played college football for the ...more