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

List includes Victoria Zdrok, Malik Rose and more.

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

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Christopher Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Christopher Ferguson Astronaut Christopher J. Ferguson is a retired United States Navy Captain and NASA astronaut. He was the pilot of Space Shuttle Atlantis on his first mission to space, STS-115, which launched on September ...more

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Paul W. Richards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Paul W. Richards Astronaut, Engineer Paul William Richards is an American engineer and a former NASA Astronaut. He flew aboard one Space Shuttle mission in 2001.

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Maxfield Parrish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Maxfield Parrish Illustrator, Artist Maxfield Parrish was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery.

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Jessie Willcox Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Jessie Willcox Smith Jessie Willcox Smith was one of the most prominent female illustrators in the United States during the Golden Age of American illustration. She was a prolific contributor to respected books and ...more

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Ramani Ayer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Ramani Ayer Ramani Ayer is an Indian-American business executive, and the former CEO and chairman of The Hartford.

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Chuck Barris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Chuck Barris Songwriter, Television producer, Film Producer Charles Hirsch "Chuck" Barris is an American game show creator, producer, and host. He is best known for hosting The Gong Show and creating The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. He is ...more

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Victoria Zdrok is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Victoria Zdrok Pornographic actor, Nude Glamour Model Victoria Nika Zdrok is an actress, author, and model of Ukrainian origin. She is Playboy's Playmate for October 1994. In June 2002 she became Penthouse magazine's Pet of the Month, later being ...more

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Tom Fulp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Tom Fulp Webmaster, Businessperson, Game programmer Thomas Charles "Tom" Fulp is the co-owner of video game company The Behemoth, and the creator and administrator of Newgrounds, a popular website for sharing indie games, animation, art ...more

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Paul Baran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Paul Baran Businessperson, Engineer Paul Baran was an American engineer of Polish Jewish extract, who was a pioneer in the development of computer networks. He was one of the two independent inventors of packet switched computer ...more

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Jon Hall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Jon Hall Programmer Jon "maddog" Hall is the Executive Director of Linux International, a non-profit organization of computer professionals who wish to support and promote Linux-based operating systems.

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Anne Stevens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Anne Stevens Businessperson Anne Stevens is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter Technology since November 1, 2006. Ms. Stevens has been named four times to Fortune magazines list of 50 Most ...more

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John Gruber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
John Gruber Writer John Gruber is a writer, blog publisher, UI designer and the inventor of the Markdown publishing format. Gruber is from the greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area of the United States. He ...more

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John F. McCool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
John F. McCool Engineer John McCool is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ciscos Data Center, Switching and Services Group. He is responsible for driving the strategy, engineering, and marketing direction of ...more

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Steven Snyder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Steven Snyder Programmer, Businessperson Steven Snyder is a notable figure in high technology management. He was an early employee of Microsoft where he was Microsoft's first business unit general manager, leading the Development Tool ...more

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James P. Bagian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
James P. Bagian Astronaut, Physician James Philip Bagian, MD, PE, is an American engineer and former NASA astronaut. During his career as an astronaut, he logged 337 hours of space-flight, over two missions, STS-29 and STS-40. ...more

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K. Blair Christie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
K. Blair Christie Businessperson K. Blair Christie is senior vice president, corporate communications for Cisco. She is responsible for leading Cisco's global investor relations, public and media relations, industry analysts ...more

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Alassane Ouattara is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Alassane Ouattara Politician, Democracy activist, Economist Alassane Ouattara is an Ivoirian politician who has been President of Côte d'Ivoire since 2011. An economist by profession, Ouattara worked for the International Monetary Fund - where he ...more

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Michael Behe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Michael Behe Biochemist, Chemist, Professor Michael J. Behe is an American biochemist, author, and intelligent design advocate. He currently serves as professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and as a senior fellow ...more

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Gregg M. Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Gregg M. Goldstein Businessperson Gregg Goldstein is Vice President of Corporate Development at Comcast Corporation.

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Malik Rose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Malik Rose Basketball player Malik Jabari Rose is an American former professional basketball player, and current broadcaster for the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Rudolph Weaver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Rudolph Weaver Architect Rudolph Weaver was an American architect, university professor and administrator renowned for various buildings that he designed in Florida, Idaho and Washington, many of which are academic.

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John C. Browne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
John C. Browne Physicist John C. Browne is an American physicist. He was born on July 29, 1942 in Pottstown, PA as the fifth child of Charles I. and Mary Agnes Browne. He received a B.S. in Physics from Drexel ...more

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Susan Seidelman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Susan Seidelman Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Susan Seidelman is an American director, producer, writer, and actress.

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Elizabeth Gray Vining is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Elizabeth Gray Vining Librarian, Author, Writer Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining, was an American professional librarian and author who tutored Emperor Akihito of Japan in English while he was crown prince. She was also a noted author whose ...more

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Elizabeth Shippen Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Elizabeth Shippen Green Elizabeth Shippen Green was an American illustrator. She illustrated children's books and worked for publications such as Ladies' Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post and Harper's Magazine.

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Meinhardt Raabe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Meinhardt Raabe Actor Meinhardt Frank Raabe was an American actor. He was one of the last surviving Munchkin-actors in The Wizard of Oz, and was also the last surviving cast member with any dialogue in the film. He ...more

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Ruth Hale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Ruth Hale Activist, Writer Ruth Hale was a freelance writer who worked for women's rights in New York City, USA, during the era before and after World War I. She was married to journalist Heywood Broun and was an ...more

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Douglas Ellington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Douglas Ellington Architect Douglas D. Ellington was an American architect who is noted for his work in the Art Deco style. Ellington studied architecture at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, the University of ...more

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Marlene S. Dooner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Marlene S. Dooner Businessperson Marlene Dooner serves as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for Comcast Corporation.

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Elizabeth Coleman White is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Elizabeth Coleman White Botanist Elizabeth Coleman White was a New Jersey agricultural specialist who collaborated with Frank Coville to develop and commercialize a cultivated blueberry.

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George Campbell Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
George Campbell Jr. Educator Dr. George Campbell Jr. was the eleventh President of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, from July 2000 to July 2011.

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Jeff Parke is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Jeff Parke Soccer Player Jeff Parke is an American soccer player.

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Charles Demuth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Charles Demuth Artist Charles Demuth was an American watercolorist who turned to oils late in his career, developing a style of painting known as Precisionism. "Search the history of American art," wrote ...more

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Michael J. Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Michael J. Williams Michael J. Williams is Fannie Mae's executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), reporting to the president and chief executive officer. As COO, Williams is responsible for the ...more

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J.F. Quinn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
J.F. Quinn J.F. Jack Quinn is Vice President and Corporate Treasurer, AmerisourceBergen Corporation. Mr. Quinn joined the company in 2002, and was previously Treasurer of IKON Office Solutions. Prior to ...more

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Alia Sabur is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Alia Sabur Alia Sabur is an American materials scientist and attorney. She holds the record for being the world's youngest professor.

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Norman Joseph Woodland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Norman Joseph Woodland Norman Joseph Woodland was best known as one of the inventors of the barcode, for which he received US Patent 2,612,994 in October 1952.

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Vincent J. Kelley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Vincent J. Kelley Vincent J. Kelley was appointed Senior Vice President, Refining of Sunoco in February 2006.

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Violet Oakley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Violet Oakley Violet Oakley was the first American woman to receive a public mural commission. During the first quarter of the twentieth century, she was renowned as a pathbreaker in mural decoration, a field ...more

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Uma Krishnamoorthy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Uma Krishnamoorthy Uma Krishnamoorthy was a researcher in the Microphotonics Laboratory at Stanford University.

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Jack Wall is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Jack Wall Conductor, Composer Jack Wall is an American video game music composer. He has worked on video game music for over 20 games including the Myst franchise, Splinter Cell, Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and Call of Duty. ...more

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Michael J. Dolan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Michael J. Dolan Mr. Dolan joined Mobil Oil Corporation in 1980 at the Paulsboro, New Jersey, research laboratory. Over the next 13 years, he worked in a variety of engineering and managerial positions ...more

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Earle I. Mack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Earle I. Mack Distinguished as a businessman, diplomat, humanitarian and arts advocate, Earle Mack was a senior partner of The Mack Company, a prominent real estate development, investment and management firm ...more

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Juan M. Arellano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Juan M. Arellano Architect Juan Marcos Arellano y de Guzmán, or Juan M. Arellano, was a Filipino architect, best known for Manila's Metropolitan Theater, Legislative Building, the Manila Central Post Office ...more

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Walter Golaski is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Walter Golaski Engineer Walter Golaski was an American Mechanical-Bio-Medical Engineer best known for developing Dense Knit Dacron Vascular Prostheses, which were the first practical artificial blood vessel ...more

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Eli Fromm is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Eli Fromm Eli Fromm is the Roy A. Brothers University Research Professor and Director of the Center for Educational Research at Drexel University. He is a member of the Department of Electrical & ...more

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Michael Anderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Michael Anderson Michael Levin Anderson is an American former basketball player for Drexel University, the NBA, Spain's professional Liga ACB, the Continental Basketball Association, the Greek A1 League and the ...more

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Arthur Raymond Randolph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Arthur Raymond Randolph Arthur Raymond Randolph is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was appointed to the Court in 1990 and assumed senior status on November ...more

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Harry Sidhu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Harry Sidhu Politician Harry Sidhu is an American restaurateur and Republican politician, in Orange County, California. He currently owns El Pollo Loco franchises in Orange and Riverside Counties. Sidhu served for ...more

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Byron Vielehr is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Drexel University Alumni
Byron Vielehr Byron Vielehr was most recently the Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Private Client Group at Merrill Lynch. In this role, Byron was responsible for a budget of over $1 billion and an ...more