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Famous Drexel University Alumni

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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?”
  • 1
    Christopher Ferguson


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Christopher J. Ferguson (born September 1, 1961) is a Boeing commercial astronaut and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Paul W. Richards

    Paul W. Richards

    Astronaut, Engineer


    BirthplaceScranton, Pennsylvania

    Paul William Richards (born May 20, 1964 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is an American engineer... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Maxfield Parrish

    Maxfield Parrish

    Illustrator, Artist

    AgeDec. at 96 (1870-1966)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966) was an American painter and illustrator... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Jessie Willcox Smith
    Jessie Willcox Smith (September 6, 1863 – May 3, 1935) was an American illustrator during the... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Ramani Ayer (born 27 May 1947 in Kerala, India) is an Indian-American business executive, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Chuck Barris

    Chuck Barris

    Songwriter, Television producer


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Charles Hirsch Barris (June 3, 1929 – March 21, 2017) was an American game show creator,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Tom Fulp

    Tom Fulp

    Webmaster, Businessperson


    BirthplacePerkasie, Pennsylvania

    Newgrounds (collectively, Inc.) is an American online entertainment and social... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Paul Baran

    Paul Baran

    Businessperson, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 85 (1926-2011)

    BirthplaceEurope, Poland, Eurasia, Central Europe

    Paul Baran (; April 29, 1926 – March 26, 2011) was a Polish-born Jewish American engineer who... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Jon Hall

    Jon Hall



    Jon "maddog" Hall (born 7 August 1950) is the Board Chair for the Linux Professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Anne Stevens

    Anne Stevens



    BirthplaceReading, Pennsylvania

    Anne Stevens is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter Technology since...
  • 11
    John Gruber


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    John Gruber (born 1973) is a writer, blog publisher, UI designer, and the inventor of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    John F. McCool
    John McCool is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ciscos Data Center, Switching and...
  • 13
    Steven Snyder

    Steven Snyder

    Programmer, Businessperson


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Steven Snyder is a notable figure in high technology management. He was an early employee of... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    James P. Bagian

    James P. Bagian

    Astronaut, Physician


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    James Philip Bagian, MD, PE (born 22 February 1952), is an American physician, engineer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    K. Blair Christie

    K. Blair Christie is senior vice president, corporate communications for Cisco. She is...
  • 16
    Alassane Ouattara

    Alassane Ouattara

    Politician, Democracy activist


    BirthplaceDimbokro, Côte d’Ivoire

    Alassane Dramane Ouattara (French pronunciation: [alasan wataʁa] (listen); born 1 January... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Michael Behe

    Michael Behe

    Biochemist, Chemist


    BirthplaceAltoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Michael J. Behe ( BEE-hee; born January 18, 1952) is an American biochemist, author, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Gregg M.  Goldstein

    Gregg M. Goldstein

    Gregg Goldstein is Vice President of Corporate Development at Comcast Corporation.
  • 19
    Malik Rose

    Malik Rose

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Malik Jabari Rose (born November 23, 1974) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Rudolph Weaver

    AgeDec. at 64 (1880-1944)

    BirthplaceJohnstown, Pennsylvania

    Rudolph Weaver was an American architect, university professor and administrator renowned for... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    John C. Browne


    John C. Browne (born July 29, 1942) is an American physicist. He was born in Pottstown,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Susan Seidelman

    Susan Seidelman

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Susan Seidelman (born December 11, 1952) is an American film director, producer and writer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Elizabeth Gray Vining

    Elizabeth Gray Vining

    Librarian, Author

    AgeDec. at 97 (1902-1999)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining (October 6, 1902 – November 27, 1999) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Elizabeth Shippen Green

    Elizabeth Shippen Green

    Elizabeth Shippen Green (September 1, 1871 – May 29, 1954) was an American illustrator. She... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Meinhardt Raabe

    AgeDec. at 95 (1915-2010)

    BirthplaceWatertown, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Meinhardt Frank Raabe (September 2, 1915 – April 9, 2010) was an American actor. He was one... more on Wikipedia