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Famous Drew University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 6.5k views40 items

List RulesPeople 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 Peck1

    Dale Peck

    Novelist, Writer


    BirthplaceLong Island, New York

    Dale Peck (born 1967) is an American novelist, critic, and columnist. His 2009 novel, Sprout,...  more
  • James Van Der Beek2


    BirthplaceCheshire, Connecticut, USA

    James David Van Der Beek (born March 8, 1977) is an American actor best known for his...  more

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  • Jeff Smith3

    Jeff Smith

    Author, Actor

    AgeDec. at 65 (1939-2004)

    BirthplaceUSA, Tacoma, Washington

    Jeffrey L. Smith (January 22, 1939 – July 7, 2004) was the author of several best-selling...  more
  • Albert Baez4

    Albert Baez


    AgeDec. at 95 (1912-2007)

    BirthplacePuebla, Mexico

    Albert Vinicio Báez (; November 15, 1912 – March 20, 2007) was a Mexican-American physicist,...  more
  • Clint Bolick5

    Clint Bolick

    Author, Lawyer


    BirthplaceElizabeth, New Jersey

    Clint Bolick (born December 26, 1957) is an Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court....  more
  • 6
    John Lowden Knight (November 2, 1915 – July 21, 2001) was a professor, university...  more
  • Aileen Quinn7

    Aileen Quinn

    Singer-songwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceYardley, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Aileen Marie Quinn (born June 28, 1971) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best...  more
  • 8

    Craig B. Stanford

    Anthropologist, Science writer


    Craig Stanford is Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at the University of...  more
  • William H. Gray III9

    William H. Gray III

    Politician, Pastor

    AgeDec. at 72 (1941-2013)

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

    William Herbert Gray III (August 20, 1941 – July 1, 2013) was an American politician and...  more
  • Soon-Yi Previn10


    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Soon-Yi Previn (; born c. 8 October 1970) is the adopted daughter of actress Mia Farrow and...  more
  • 11
    Jim Pomeroy is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota Senate,...  more
  • Robert M. Price12

    Robert M. Price



    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi

    Robert McNair Price (born July 7, 1954) is an American New Testament scholar who argues...  more
  • J. B. Matthews13
    Joseph Brown "Doc" Matthews, Sr. (1894–1966), best known as J. B. Matthews, was an American...  more
  • Fred Pierce Corson14
    Fred Pierce Corson (11 April 1896 – 16 February 1985) was an American bishop of The Methodist...  more
  • 15

    Peter Verniero

    Judge, Politician


    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    Peter G. Verniero (born April 30, 1959 in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American lawyer and...  more
  • Dona Davis Young16

    Dona Davis Young



    Dona Davis Young has been a board member of Wachovia since 2001. She is chairman, chief...  more
  • 17


    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut

    Calvin Otis Butts III (born July 19, 1949) is the Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in...  more
  • 18

    Robert W. Edgar


    AgeDec. at 70 (1943-2013)

    BirthplacePennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, United States of America

    Robert William "Bob" Edgar (May 29, 1943 – April 23, 2013) was an American businessman,...  more
  • James E. Cheek19

    James E. Cheek

    Theologian, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 78 (1932-2010)

    BirthplaceRoanoke Rapids, North Carolina

    James Edward Cheek (December 4, 1932 – January 8, 2010), president emeritus of Howard...  more
  • 20

    David Audretsch



    David Bruce Audretsch is an American economist. He was the director of the Entrepreneurship,...  more
  • 21

    Philip J. Morin III



  • Ed Lynch22

    Ed Lynch

    The 2010 special election for Florida's 19th congressional district took place on April 13,...  more
  • 23

    Henry Appenzeller

    Rev. Henry Gerhard Appenzeller (February 6, 1858 – June 11, 1902) was a Methodist missionary....  more
  • Stephen Stetler24
    Stephen Hays Stetler (born July 5, 1949) is a Democratic politician from Pennsylvania who...  more
  • 25

    Roger H. Martin

    Roger Martin (born 1943), also known as Rusty, served as the 14th president of Randolph-Macon...  more