Famous Drew University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 6k views 40 items

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?”
Dale Peck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Dale Peck Novelist, Writer

Age: 51

Birthplace: Long Island, New York

Dale Peck (born 1967) 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 ...more
James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni

Age: 41

Birthplace: Cheshire, USA, Connecticut

James David Van Der Beek (born March 8, 1977) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek. He played a fictionalized version of himself on ...more

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Jeff Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Author, Actor, Presenter

Age: Dec. at 65 (1939-2004)

Birthplace: USA, Tacoma, Washington

Jeffrey L. Smith (January 22, 1939 – July 7, 2004) was the author of several best-selling cookbooks and the host of The Frugal Gourmet, a popular American cooking show which began in Tacoma, ...more
Albert Baez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 95 (1912-2007)

Birthplace: Puebla, Mexico

Albert Vinicio Báez (; November 15, 1912 – March 20, 2007) was a Mexican-American physicist, and the father of singers Joan Baez and Mimi Fariña. He was born in Puebla, Mexico; his ...more
Clint Bolick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Author, Lawyer

Age: 61

Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Clint Bolick (born December 26, 1957) is an Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Previously, he served as Vice President of Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, where he litigated ...more
John Lowden Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)

John Lowden Knight (November 2, 1915 – July 21, 2001) was a professor, university administrator, and a Methodist theologian. He was President of Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska; ...more
Aileen Quinn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Dancer

Age: 47

Birthplace: Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Aileen Marie Quinn (born June 28, 1971) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her role as Annie Bennett Warbucks in Annie.
Craig B. Stanford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Anthropologist, Science writer

Age: 63

Craig Stanford is Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at the University of Southern California. He is also a Research Associate in the herpetology section of the Los Angeles County ...more
William H. Gray III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Politician, Pastor

Age: Dec. at 72 (1941-2013)

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

William Herbert Gray III (August 20, 1941 – July 1, 2013) was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who represented Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district from 1979 to ...more
Soon-Yi Previn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni

Age: 48

Birthplace: South Korea

Soon-Yi Previn (; born c. 8 October 1970) is the adopted daughter of actress Mia Farrow and musician André Previn, and the wife of filmmaker Woody Allen. Previn is notable for her ...more
Jim Pomeroy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni

Age: 83

Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America

Jim Pomeroy is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota Senate, representing the 27th district since 2007.
Robert M. Price is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Robert M. Price Writer

Age: 64

Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi

Robert McNair Price (born July 7, 1954) is an American New Testament scholar who argues against the existence of a historical Jesus (the Christ myth theory). He taught theology and religious ...more
J. B. Matthews is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 72 (1894-1966)

Birthplace: Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Joseph Brown "Doc" Matthews, Sr. (1894–1966), best known as J. B. Matthews, was an American linguist, educator, writer, and political activist. A committed pacifist, he became a ...more
Fred Pierce Corson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 89 (1896-1985)

Birthplace: Millville, New Jersey

Fred Pierce Corson (11 April 1896 – 16 February 1985) was an American bishop of The Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church, elected in 1944. He also distinguished himself as a ...more
Peter Verniero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Peter Verniero Judge, Politician

Age: 59

Birthplace: New Jersey

Peter G. Verniero (born April 30, 1959 in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American lawyer and jurist from New Jersey. He previously served as a Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and as New ...more
Dona Davis Young is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni

Age: 65

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.
Calvin O. Butts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni

Age: 69

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut

Calvin Otis Butts III (born July 19, 1949) 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 ...more
Robert W. Edgar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Robert W. Edgar Politician

Age: Dec. at 70 (1943-2013)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Robert William "Bob" Edgar (May 29, 1943 – April 23, 2013) was an American businessman, politician and administrator from Pennsylvania, and a member of the Democratic Party. He served ...more
James E. Cheek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Theologian, Teacher

Age: Dec. at 78 (1932-2010)

Birthplace: Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

James Edward Cheek (December 4, 1932 – January 8, 2010), president emeritus of Howard University, was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Despite suffering from severe cataracts, Cheek was ...more
David Audretsch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
David Audretsch Economist

Age: 64

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

Age: 50

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

Age: 53

Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey

The 2010 special election for Florida's 19th congressional district took place on April 13, 2010, to fill the vacancy caused by Representative Robert Wexler's resignation. Wexler resigned on ...more
Henry Appenzeller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Henry Appenzeller

Age: Dec. at 44 (1858-1902)

Birthplace: Souderton, Pennsylvania

Rev. Henry Gerhard Appenzeller (February 6, 1858 – June 11, 1902) was a Methodist missionary. He and four other missionaries, including Horace N. Allen, Horace G. Underwood, William B. Scranton, ...more
Stephen Stetler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni

Age: 69

Birthplace: York, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Stephen Hays Stetler (born July 5, 1949) is a Democratic politician from Pennsylvania who served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue from March 2009 until his resignation in ...more
Roger H. Martin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Drew University Alumni
Roger H. Martin

Age: 76

Roger Martin (born 1943), 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 ...more