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Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni

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

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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Marcus Foster and Bayard Rustin.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cheyney University of Pennsylvania?” and “Which celebrities are Cheyney University of Pennsylvania alumni?”
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Marcus Foster is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Educator

Age: Dec. at 50 (1923-1973)

Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Marcus Albert Foster (March 31, 1923 – November 6, 1973) was an American educator who gained a national reputation for educational excellence while serving as principal of Simon Gratz High ...more
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Bayard Rustin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni

Age: Dec. at 75 (1912-1987)

Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Bayard Rustin (; March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights. Rustin worked with A. Philip Randolph on ...more
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Jim Vance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Journalist

Age: 77

Birthplace: Ardmore, Pennsylvania, United States of America

James Howard "Jim" Vance III (January 10, 1942 – July 22, 2017) was an American television news presenter in Washington, D.C.
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Ed Bradley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Journalist

Age: Dec. at 65 (1941-2006)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Edward Rudolph "Ed" Bradley, Jr. (June 22, 1941 – November 9, 2006) was an American journalist, best known for 26 years of award-winning work on the CBS News television program 60 ...more
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Dennis Avery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Real Estate Broker, Marketer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Evansville, Center Township, Indiana

Dennis Theodore Avery was a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 75th District from 1974 until 2010.
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Andre Waters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
American football player

Age: Died at 44 (1962-2006)

Birthplace: Belle Glade, Florida

Andre Maurice Waters (March 10, 1962 – November 20, 2006) was an American football safety who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL) from ...more

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Octavius Catto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Octavius Catto

Age: Dec. at 32 (1839-1871)

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina

Octavius Valentine Catto (February 22, 1839 – October 10, 1871) was a black educator, intellectual, and civil rights activist in Philadelphia. He became principal of male students at the ...more
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Julian Abele is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Architect

Age: Dec. at 69 (1881-1950)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Julian Francis Abele was a prominent African-American architect, and chief designer in the offices of Horace Trumbauer. He was the primary designer of the west campus of Duke University. He ...more
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Rebecca Cole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Physician

Age: Dec. at 76 (1846-1922)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rebecca J. Cole (March 16, 1846 – August 14, 1922) was an American physician, organization founder and social reformer. In 1867, she became the second African-American woman to become a doctor ...more
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Ronald S. Coleman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Ronald S. Coleman
Ronald S. Coleman (born August 27, 1948) is a former United States Marine Corps officer. Coleman, advanced in rank to lieutenant general on October 27, 2006, became the second African-American ...more
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James Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
American football player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

James Otis "Big Cat" Williams (born March 29, 1968) is a former American football player. He played for the Chicago Bears throughout his 12-year National Football League career. ...more
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Tamishia Moats is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Tamishia Moats is the wife of NFL player Ryan Moats.
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Randy Monroe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Randy Monroe Coach

Age: 56

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Randy Monroe (born April 22, 1962) is an American college basketball coach. He was an assistant dean and assistant boys' basketball coach at St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia. ...more
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Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Teacher

Age: 80

Birthplace: Williston, South Carolina

Charlie Brown (born March 8, 1938 in Williston, South Carolina) is an American politician who is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives. He has represented the 3rd District ...more
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S. Howard Woodson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
S. Howard Woodson Politician

Age: Dec. at 83 (1916-1999)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Samuel Howard Woodson, Jr. (May 8, 1916 – July 28, 1999) was an American pastor, civil rights leader, and Democratic Party politician from New Jersey. He was the first African American to serve ...more
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Don Evans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Playwright

Age: Dec. at 65 (1938-2003)

Birthplace: Merchantville, New Jersey

Donald Thomas "Don" Evans (April 27, 1938 – October 16, 2003) was an African-American playwright, theater director, actor and educator.
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Josephine Silone Yates ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Josephine Silone Yates Teacher

Birthplace: Mattituck, Southold, New York

Josephine Silone Yates, trained in chemistry, was one of the first black teachers hired at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, and, upon her promotion, the first black woman to head ...more
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Robert Woodson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Robert Woodson Community Development Leader

Age: 81

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert L. "Bob" Woodson Sr. (born April 8, 1937) is an American community development leader as well as the founder and president of the Woodson Center.
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Michael Horsey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Michael Horsey

Age: 69

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael J. Horsey (born November 22, 1949) is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He is a 1968 graduate of St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia. He ...more
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Robert Bogle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Robert Bogle

Age: 75

Robert John "Bob" Bogle (born August 29, 1943) is a former provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1975 to
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Thaddeus Kirkland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Thaddeus Kirkland

Age: 64

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Thaddeus Kirkland (born January 12, 1955) is an American politician from Pennsylvania currently serving as mayor of Chester, Pennsylvania since 2016. He served as a Democratic member of the ...more
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Robert W. Bogle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Robert W. Bogle
Robert W. Bogle president and CEO of the Philadelphia Tribune newspaper, where he has worked for 39 years. Bogle joined the Philadelphia Tribune in 1970 selling advertising. Bogle has been a ...more