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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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.