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

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

List is made up of graduates like James Van Der Beek and Aileen Quinn.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Drew University?” and “Which celebrities are Drew University alumni?”

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Dale Peck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Dale Peck is an American novelist, critic, and columnist. His 2009 novel, Sprout, won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult literature, and was a finalist for the Stonewall ...more

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James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Actor James David Van Der Beek is an American actor. He rose to fame beginning in 1998 for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek and for portraying a fictionalized version of ...more

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Jeff Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Author, Actor, Presenter Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Smith was the author of several best-selling cookbooks and the host of The Frugal Gourmet, a popular American cooking show which began in Tacoma, Washington in 1973 ...more

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Albert Baez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Physicist Albert Vinicio Baez was a prominent Mexican-American physicist, and the father of singers Joan Baez and Mimi Fariña. He was born in Puebla, Mexico, and his family moved to the United ...more

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Clint Bolick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Author, Lawyer Clint Bolick is the Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He co-founded the Institute for Justice, where he was the Vice President and Director of ...more

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John Lowden Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
John Lowden Knight was a professor, university administrator, and a Methodist theologian. He was President of Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska; the fourth president of ...more

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Aileen Quinn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Dancer Aileen Marie Quinn is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for having played the title role in the film Annie.

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Craig B. Stanford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Anthropologist, Science writer Craig Stanford is Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology and Co-Director of the USC Jane Goodall Research Center at the University of Southern California. He is known for his field ...more

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William H. Gray III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Politician, Pastor Mr. Gray has been Chairman of the Amani Group (a consulting and advisory firm) since August 2004. Mr. Gray was President and Chief Executive Officer of The College Fund/UNCF (educational ...more

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Soon-Yi Previn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Actor Soon-Yi Previn is an actress.

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Jim Pomeroy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Jim Pomeroy is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota Senate, representing the 27th district since 2007.

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Robert M. Price is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Robert M. Price Writer Robert McNair Price is an American theologian and writer. He teaches philosophy and religion at the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary, is professor of biblical criticism at the Center for ...more

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J. B. Matthews is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Joseph Brown "Doc" Matthews, Sr., best known as J.B. Matthews, was an American linguist, and an educator, writer, and political activist. A committed pacifist, Matthews became a ...more

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Fred Pierce Corson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Fred Pierce Corson was an American bishop of The Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church, elected in 1944. He also distinguished himself as a Methodist pastor and district ...more

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Peter Verniero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Peter Verniero Judge, Politician Peter G. Verniero used to be a Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and a New Jersey Attorney General. He is an attorney in private practice in New Jersey.

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Dona Davis Young is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Businessperson Dona Davis Young has been a board member of Wachovia since 2001. She is chairman, chief executive officer and president of The Phoenix Companies, Inc., in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Calvin O. Butts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Pastor Calvin O. Butts, III is the Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, President of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury, and Chairman and founder of ...more

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Robert W. Edgar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Robert W. Edgar Politician Robert William "Bob" Edgar was an American politician and administrator from Pennsylvania, and a member of the Democratic Party. He served as a member of the United States House of ...more

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James E. Cheek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Theologian, Teacher James Edward Cheek, president emeritus of Howard University, was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Despite suffering from severe cataracts, Cheek was an honor student at Washington Street ...more

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David Audretsch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
David Audretsch Economist David Bruce Audretsch is an American economist. He was the director of the Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group at the Max Planck Institute of Economics Jena in Germany until August ...more

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Philip J. Morin III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Philip J. Morin III Politician

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Ed Lynch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Ed Lynch

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Henry Appenzeller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Henry Appenzeller Rev. Henry Gerhard Appenzeller was a Methodist missionary. He and four other missionaries, including Horace N. Allen, Horace G. Underwood, William B. Scranton, and Marion F. Scranton introduced ...more

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Stephen Stetler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Stephen Hays Stetler is a Democratic politician from Pennsylvania who served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue from March 2009 until his resignation on in December of that ...more

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Roger H. Martin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Roger H. Martin Roger Martin, also known as Rusty, served as the 14th president of Randolph-Macon College, an independent liberal arts college located in Ashland, Virginia, from July 1997 until January ...more

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Kevin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist Kevin Murphy is an American screenwriter, television producer, lyricist and composer. He wrote the book and lyrics of the musical Reefer Madness, as well as its television adaptation. For ...more

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Patricia Lee Gauch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Patricia Lee Gauch Patricia Lee Gauch is an author who has written over 30 works of children's literature. In 1993, Gauch was inducted into the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame. She has been a resident of the ...more

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Fred Garrigus Holloway is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Fred Garrigus Holloway Fred Garrigus Holloway was an American Bishop of The Methodist Church, elected in 1960.

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Kristen G. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni

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Leroy Charles Hodapp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Leroy Charles Hodapp Leroy Charles Hodapp distinguished himself as a Methodist Pastor, District Superintendent, Annual Conference Official, and Bishop of the United Methodist Church who was elected in 1976.

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Richard L. Walker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Richard L. Walker Richard Louis "Dixie" Walker was an American scholar, author, and ambassador to South Korea. He was married to the late Celeno Kenly Walker for 45 years and had three children. His ...more

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Teresa Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Teresa Ruiz M. Teresa Ruiz is an American Democratic Party politician, who has been serving in the New Jersey State Senate since January 8, 2008, where she represents the 29th Legislative District. In the ...more

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Woodrow Whidden is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Woodrow Whidden Woodrow Wilson Whidden II is a Seventh-day Adventist author, theologian, and professor of systematic and historical theology at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies who is ...more

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Bryan Zanisnik is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Bryan Zanisnik Bryan Zanisnik is a contemporary artist working in video, performance, photography and installation. Zanisnik's multidisciplinary practice addresses issues of aging and regression, suburban ...more

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Bertrand M. Tipple is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Bertrand M. Tipple Bertrand Martin Tipple was a Methodist writer, lecturer, and the founder and president of Methodist International College in Rome, Italy.

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Nathaniel Raymond is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Nathaniel Raymond Researcher Nathaniel Raymond is an American human rights investigator, specializing in the investigation of war crimes, including mass killings and torture. Raymond directed the anti-torture campaign at ...more

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Dennis Hollinger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Dennis Hollinger Dennis P. Hollinger is President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a position he has held since 2008. He is also the Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics. He is ...more

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John T Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
John T Cunningham John T. Cunningham was an American journalist, writer, and historian who published numerous works related to the history of his native state, New Jersey. Long known as "New Jersey’s popular ...more

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David Demarest is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
David Demarest Politician David Demarest is the Vice President for Public Affairs, Stanford University and a former Republican operative who worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

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Malcolm Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Professor Donald Malcolm Maxwell was the 19th President of Pacific Union College.