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Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 10.0k views30 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Antônio Ermírio de Moraes1

    AgeDec. at 86 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    Antônio Ermírio de Moraes (June 4, 1928 – August 24, 2014) was a Brazilian billionaire...  more
  • George Saunders2

    George Saunders

    Journalist, Professor


    BirthplaceTexas, Amarillo, Potter County, Contiguous United States, Area code 806

    George Saunders (born December 2, 1958) is an American writer of short stories, essays,...  more

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  • Katherine M Steele3

    Katherine M Steele

    Graduate student
    Katherine M. Steele is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at...
  • Fred Meissner4

    Fred Meissner


    AgeDec. at 76 (1931-2007)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Fred F. Meissner (November 10, 1931 – September 18, 2007) was an American geologist and...  more
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    J. Steven Whisler



    J. Steven Whisler retired as chairman and CEO of Phelps Dodge Corporation upon its merger with...  more
  • Bryce Poe II6
    Bryce Poe II (October 10, 1924 – November 20, 2000) was a United States Air Force four-star...  more
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    Kenneth S. Deffeyes

    Professor, Geologist


    Kenneth S. Deffeyes was a geologist who worked with M. King Hubbert, the creator of the...  more
  • Robert A. Ridge8
    Robert A. (Bob) Ridge is vice president of health, safety and environment for ConocoPhillips....  more
  • 9
    Joe Eazor is senior vice president of Transformation for EDS, an HP company. He is leading the...  more
  • 10

    Erol Ozensoy

    Erol Ozensoy, a self-made Turkish entrepreneur, industrialist and businessmen, who founded...  more
  • Steven B. Hinchman11
    Steven B. Hinchman is executive vice president of Technology and Services for Marathon Oil...  more
  • Andrew P. Swiger12
    Mr. Swiger is the current Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation and President, ExxonMobil...  more
  • 13

    Derrick Jensen



    Derrick Jensen (born December 19, 1960) is an American author, anarchoprimitivist,...  more
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    Purnomo Yusgiantoro



    BirthplaceSemarang, Indonesia

    Purnomo Yusgiantoro (born 16 June 1951 in Semarang, Central Java) is an Indonesian politician...  more
  • Shane Carwin16
    Shane Bannister Carwin (born January 4, 1975) is an American former mixed martial artist who...  more
  • 17

    Gerald Grandey

    Gerald W. (Jerry) Grandey (born 1946, Long Beach, California) was previously the President and...  more
  • 18

    Jack J. Grynberg



    Jack J. Grynberg (born 1932) is a Polish-born American businessman. He is a Denver-based oil...  more
  • Craig Schurig19

    Craig Schurig

    American Football coach, Coach


    Craig Schurig (born March 2, 1965) is an American football coach and former player. He is the...  more
  • Michelle Roark20

    Michelle Roark

    Freestyle skier


    BirthplaceArtesia, New Mexico

    Michelle Roark is a freestyle skier....  more
  • Vance Haynes21

    Vance Haynes



    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Caleb Vance Haynes Jr. (born February 29, 1928), known as Vance Haynes or C. Vance Haynes Jr.,...  more
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    William Arbegast

    William John Arbegast, Jr. (11 April 1951 in Davenport, Iowa – 28 November 2009 in Rapid City,...  more
  • 23

    George R. Brown

    George Rufus Brown (May 12, 1898 – January 22, 1983) was a prominent Houston entrepreneur....  more
  • 24

    Steven L. Newman



    Steven L. Newman (born c. 1967) is an American businessman. He served as the President and...  more
  • 25

    Robert H. Waterman, Jr.

    Robert H. Waterman Jr. is a non-fiction author and expert on business management practices....  more