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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Colorado School of Mines and be of some renown.

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

List ranges from Shane Carwin to George Saunders and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Colorado School of Mines?” and “Which celebrities are Colorado School of Mines alumni?”

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Antônio Ermírio de Moraes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Businessperson Antônio Ermírio de Moraes was a Brazilian businessman who was the chairman of the Votorantim Group; one of the country's largest companies, focuseded on metals, paper, cement and ...more

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George Saunders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Journalist, Professor, Author George Saunders is an American writer of short stories, essays, novellas and children's books. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's and GQ. He also contributed a ...more

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Katherine M Steele is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Katherine M Steele Graduate student Katherine M. Steele is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington.

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Fred Meissner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Geologist Fred F. Meissner was an American geologist and engineer who contributed to the fields of Geology, Geophysics, Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Physics, Mining, ...more

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J. Steven Whisler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Businessperson J. Steven Whisler retired as chairman and CEO of Phelps Dodge Corporation upon its merger with Freeport Copper and Gold, Inc. He joined Phelps Dodge in 1981. He is a director of several ...more

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Bryce Poe II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Bryce Poe II was a United States Air Force four-star general who served as Commander, Air Force Logistics Command from 1978 to 1981.

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Kenneth S. Deffeyes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Professor, Geologist Kenneth S. Deffeyes is a geologist who worked with M. King Hubbert, the creator of the Hubbert peak theory, at the Shell Oil Company research laboratory in Houston, Texas. Deffeyes holds a B.S. ...more

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Robert A. Ridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Robert A. (Bob) Ridge is vice president of health, safety and environment for ConocoPhillips. Ridge joined Phillips Petroleum Company in 1978 as a process section supervisor at the Sweeny ...more

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Joe Eazor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Joe Eazor is senior vice president of Transformation for EDS, an HP company. He is leading the post-merger Integration and Transformation activities for the business group.

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Erol Ozensoy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Erol Ozensoy, a self-made Turkish entrepreneur, industrialist and businessmen, who founded Kimetsan, one of the largest chemical companies in Turkey today.

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Steven B. Hinchman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Steven B. Hinchman is executive vice president of Technology and Services for Marathon Oil Corporation and serves as a member of Marathon's Executive Committee. He joined Marathon in 1980. He ...more

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Andrew P. Swiger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Mr. Swiger is the current Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation and President, ExxonMobil Gas Power Marketing Company, which is responsible for commercial development, marketing, and ...more

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Derrick Jensen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Derrick Jensen Author Derrick Jensen is an American author and radical environmentalist living in Crescent City, California. According to Democracy Now!, Jensen "has been called the poet-philosopher of the ...more

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Atif Rais Khan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni

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Purnomo Yusgiantoro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Purnomo Yusgiantoro Politician Purnomo Yusgiantoro is an Indonesian politician who is the former president-secretary general of OPEC, former Indonesian Minister of Energy for three presidents, and former Minister of Defense ...more

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Shane Carwin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Shane Bannister Carwin is a retired American mixed martial artist who competed in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former UFC Interim Heavyweight

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Gerald Grandey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Gerald Grandey Gerald W. Grandey was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cameco Corporation. He currently serves on the boards of Nuclear Energy Institute, Canadian Nuclear Association, ...more

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Jack J. Grynberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Jack J. Grynberg Businessperson Jack J. Grynberg is a Polish-born American businessman. He is a Denver-based oil and gas developer who has amassed a multimillion dollar fortune in the oil and natural gas sector. He has a ...more

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Craig Schurig is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Craig Schurig American Football coach, Coach Craig Schurig is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head football coach for Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and he held that position since the 2002 season. He ...more

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Michelle Roark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Freestyle skier Michelle Roark is a freestyle skier.

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Vance Haynes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Vance Haynes Archaeologist Caleb Vance Haynes, Jr., known as Vance Haynes or C. Vance Haynes Jr., is an archaeologist, geologist and author who specializes in the archaeology of the American Southwest. Haynes ...more

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William Arbegast is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
William Arbegast William John Arbegast, Jr. was an American metallurgical engineer, mechanical engineer and friction stir welding expert.

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George R. Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
George R. Brown George Rufus Brown was a prominent Houstonian entrepreneur. Brown led Brown & Root Inc. to become one of the largest construction companies in the world and helped to foster the political ...more

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Steven L. Newman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Steven L. Newman Businessperson Steven L. Newman is an American businessman. He served as the President and Chief Executive of Transocean until February 16, 2015.

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Robert H. Waterman, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Robert H. Waterman, Jr. Robert H. Waterman, Jr. is a non-fiction author and expert on business management practices. He is best known as the co-author, with Tom Peters, of In Search of Excellence. He earned his MBA ...more

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Robert L. Kovach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Robert L Kovach is Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus at Stanford University.

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Jeffrey Goodman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Jeffrey Goodman Jeffrey Goodman is an independent American archaeologist with training in geology and archaeology. His early career was in oil exploration.

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August Schomburg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
August Schomburg Lieutenant General August Schomburg was the Commander of the United States Army Ballistic Missile Command, and later Commandant of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He retired from ...more

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Marc Schiechl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
Marc Schiechl American football player Marc Schiechl is a arena football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was most recently a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the ...more

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George Tchobanoglous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni
George Tchobanoglous Civil engineer, Writer George Tchobanoglous is an American civil and environmental engineer, writer and professor.