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Famous Colgate University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 18.9k views181 items

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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include John Cassavetes and Bob Balaban.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Colgate University?” and “Which celebrities are Colgate University alumni?”
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    John Cassavetes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    John Cassavetes

    Television director, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 60 (1929-1989)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    John Nicholas Cassavetes (; December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was an American actor, film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Charles Evans Hughes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Charles Evans Hughes

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 86 (1862-1948)

    BirthplaceGlens Falls, New York, United States of America

    Charles Evans Hughes Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was an American statesman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Andy Rooney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Andy Rooney

    Commentator, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 92 (1919-2011)

    BirthplaceAlbany, Contiguous United States, New York, Albany County, United States of America

    Andrew Aitken Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and... more on Wikipedia

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    Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 64 (1908-1972)

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972) was a Baptist pastor and an... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Cris Kobryn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Cris Kobryn

    Computer scientist

    Age68

    Cris Kobryn (1952) is an American technologist, system architect and entrepreneur who... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Kevin Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Kevin Heffernan

    Comedian, Film Producer

    Age52

    BirthplaceWest Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Kevin Heffernan (born May 25, 1968) is an American actor, writer, producer, and director, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    John Dean is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    John Dean

    Author, Lawyer

    Age81

    BirthplaceArea codes 234 and 330, Ohio, Area code 330, Area code 234, United States of America

    John Wesley Dean III (born October 14, 1938) is a former attorney who served as White House... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Harry Emerson Fosdick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 91 (1878-1969)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Harry Emerson Fosdick (May 24, 1878 – October 5, 1969) was an American pastor. Fosdick became... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Ben Cohen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Ben Cohen

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    Age69

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Bennett Cohen (born March 18, 1951) is an American businessman, activist, and philanthropist.... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Chase Carey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Chase Carey

    Businessperson

    Age66

    Chase Carey (born 22 November 1953) is an Irish-American executive. He is the chief executive... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Tom Dine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
    Tom Dine (Thomas A. Dine) previously served as a senior policy advisor at Israel Policy Forum... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    J. Darius Bikoff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    J. Darius Bikoff

    Businessperson

    Age59

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    John Darius Bikoff is an American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Energy Brands. He was born... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Bob Balaban is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Bob Balaban

    Television director, Film Producer

    Age75

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Robert Elmer Balaban (born August 16, 1945) is an American actor, author, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Bob Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Bob Woodruff

    Journalist, Newsreader

    Age59

    BirthplaceBloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

    Robert Warren Woodruff (born August 18, 1961) is an American television journalist.

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  • 15
    Jay Chandrasekhar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Jay Chandrasekhar

    Television director, Comedian

    Age52

    BirthplaceUSA, Hinsdale, Illinois

    Jayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar (born April 9, 1968) is an American comedian, film director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Monica Crowley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Monica Crowley

    Author, Presenter

    Age52

    BirthplaceArizona, United States of America

    Monica Crowley (born September 19, 1968) is the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Andrew Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Andrew Hill

    Jazz Pianist, Pianist

    AgeDec. at 76 (1931-2007)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Andrew Hill, Andy Hill or Drew Hill may refer to:

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    #22 of 164 The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time#52 of 91 The Best Jazz Composers of All Time

  • 18
    Kevin Phillips is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Kevin Phillips

    Commentator, Author

    Age79

    Kevin Price Phillips (born November 30, 1940) is an American writer and commentator on... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Ken Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Ken Blanchard

    Businessperson, Manager

    Age81

    BirthplaceOrange, New Jersey

    Kenneth Hartley Blanchard (born May 6, 1939) is an American author. His extensive writing... more on Wikipedia
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    Peter C. Browning is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Peter C. Browning

    Businessperson

    Age79

    Peter C. Browning has been a board member of Wachovia since 2001. He is the lead...
  • 21
    William Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    William Valentine

    Missionary, Minister of religion

    AgeDec. at 66 (1862-1928)

    BirthplaceSpencer, New York

    For the Nova Scotian painter see William Valentine (painter) William Orison Valentine (May 9,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Howard Fineman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Howard Fineman

    Editor, Journalist

    Age70

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Howard David Fineman (born November 17, 1948) is an American journalist who is global... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Mike Milbury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Mike Milbury

    Coach, Sports commentator

    Age68

    BirthplaceBrighton, Boston, Massachusetts

    Michael Milbury (born June 17, 1952) is an American former professional ice hockey player... more on Wikipedia
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    John P. Arle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    John P. Arle

    Businessperson

    Age72

    John P. Arle, is a vice president of Delphi Corporation and treasurer. He is also a member of...
  • 25
    Michael A. Hiltzik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni

    Michael A. Hiltzik

    Journalist, Editing

    Age67

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Michael A. Hiltzik (born November 9, 1952) is an American columnist and reporter who has... more on Wikipedia
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