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Famous Central Washington University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 7.6k views24 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Daniel D. McCracken

    Programmer, Computer scientist

    AgeDec. at 81 (1930-2011)

    BirthplaceHughesville, Montana

    Daniel D. McCracken (July 23, 1930 – July 30, 2011) was a computer scientist in the United...  more
  • Jon Kitna2

    Jon Kitna

    American football player


    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington

    Jon Kelly Kitna (born September 21, 1972) is an American football coach and former quarterback...  more
  • Doc Hastings3

    Doc Hastings



    BirthplaceWashington, Western United States, Northwestern United States, Spokane, United States of America

    Richard Norman "Doc" Hastings (born February 7, 1941) is an American politician and member of...  more
  • Jim Mattis4
    James Norman Mattis (born September 8, 1950) is an American veteran and former government...  more
  • Ron Sims5

    Ron Sims



    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    Ronald Cordell Sims (born July 5, 1948) is the former Deputy Secretary of the United States...  more
  • Tod Nielsen6
    Tod Nielsen is the President and CEO of FinancialForce, a enterprise resource planning...  more
  • 7

    Jim North

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 84 (1919-2003)

    BirthplaceTukwila, Washington

    James Morris North (August 11, 1919 – February 4, 2003) was an American football offensive...  more
  • 8

    Justin Helwege

    American football player
    Justin Helwege is a professional football player....
  • 9

    AgeDec. at 86 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    W. Hudson Kensel (June 16, 1928 – January 16, 2014) was an historian and author of the...  more
  • William Morris10

    William Morris

    William Morris (born July 25, 1957 in Carmel, California, United States) is an American glass...  more
  • Susan Elaine Rancourt11

    Susan Elaine Rancourt

    Murdered by Ted Bundy. Susan was abducted from the campus of Central Washington State...
  • 12

    Richard Fuller

    Richard Fuller (born July 14, 1947) is an American classical pianist and interpreter of the...  more
  • 13

    Alan Bates

    Alan Curtis Bates (March 17, 1945 – August 5, 2016) was an American osteopathic physician and...  more
  • 14

    Alvin Eli Amason

    Alvin Eli Amason (born 1948) is a Sugpiaq Alaskan painter and sculptor. He was born in Kodiak...  more
  • Miesha Tate15

    Miesha Tate

    Mixed Martial Artist


    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington, United States of America

    Miesha Theresa Tate ( MEE-shə; born August 18, 1986) is an American mixed martial arts pundit...  more

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  • 16

    Mike Reilly

    Michael Dennis Reilly (born February 14, 1959) is a former American football Linebacker. He...  more
  • 17

    Beau Baldwin



    BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California

    Beau Daniel Baldwin (born May 21, 1972) is an American football coach and former player. He...  more
  • 18

    Courtney Smith

    Courtney Smith may refer to: Courtney Smith (rugby player) (born 1971), retired professional...  more
  • 19

    Joe Callero

    Basketball Coach
    Joseph Dominic Callero (born August 26, 1962) is an American college basketball coach, most...  more
  • 20

    Justin Bursch

    Film Producer, Actor
    Justin Bursch is an actor and film producer....
  • 21

    Mallory Holtman

    Mallory Holtman is an American college softball coach for Central Washington University. She...  more
  • 22

    Jay Clough

    Jerame 'Jay' Clough was a candidate for State Legislature in Washington's 8th legislative...  more
  • 23

    David L Boushey

    David L Boushey (born 1942), is an American stuntman, stunt coordinator, stage fight director...  more
  • 24

    Adam Bighill

    Adam Bighill is a Canadian football linebacker for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football...  more