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Famous Duquesne University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 8.1k views139 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Duquesne University and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Jenna Morasca and Bobby Vinton.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Duquesne University?” and “Which celebrities are Duquesne University alumni?”
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  • 1

    Jenna Morasca

    Wrestler, Model

    Age39

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Jenna Morasca (born February 15, 1981) is an American actress, former swimsuit model and...  more

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  • 2

    Zola Levitt

    Televangelist

    AgeDec. at 68 (1938-2006)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Zola Levitt was a Jewish convert to evangelical Christianity who founded a church, Zola Levitt...  more
  • 3

    Mike James

    Basketball player

    Age45

    BirthplaceCopiague, New York

    GenderMale

    Mike James or Michael James may refer to: Mickie James (born 1979), American professional...  more
  • 4

    William R. Spivey

    Businessperson

    Age73

    GenderMale

    William R. Spivey served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Luminent Inc., a provider...  more
  • 5

    Keith Donohue

    Speechwriter, Novelist

    Age61

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    GenderMale

    Keith Donohue (born 1959) is an American novelist. He is the author of five novels: The Motion...  more
  • 6

    Donald A. Bailey

    Politician, Soldier

    Age75

    BirthplaceGreensburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Donald Allen "Don" Bailey (born July 21, 1945) is an American politician and lawyer, from the...  more
  • 7

    Ed Grier

    Businessperson

    Age64

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    GenderMale

    Ed Grier is the dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. Before coming...  more
  • 8

    Thomas Hopko

    Priest, Theologian

    Age81

    GenderMale

    Thomas John Hopko (March 28, 1939 – March 18, 2015) was an Eastern Orthodox Christian priest...  more
  • 9

    Sammy Nestico

    Arranger, Composer

    Age96

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    GenderMale

    Sammy Nestico (born Samuel Louis Nistico, February 6, 1924) is an American composer and...  more
  • 10

    Derrick Bell

    Professor, Author

    AgeDec. at 81 (1930-2011)

    BirthplaceHill District

    GenderMale

    Derrick Albert Bell Jr. (November 6, 1930 – October 5, 2011) was an American lawyer, ...  more
  • 11

    John Patrick

    TV Meteorologist, Journalist

    Age46

    GenderMale

    John Patrick (born April 16, 1974) is the Chief Meteorologist at WZVN-TV in Fort Myers,...  more
  • 12

    Art Rooney

    Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 87 (1901-1988)

    BirthplaceCoulter, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Arthur Joseph Rooney Sr. (January 27, 1901 – August 25, 1988), often referred to as "The...  more
  • 13

    Edward Pulgar

    Conductor

    Age46

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    GenderMale

    Edward Pulgar is a Venezuelan violinist and conductor....  more
  • 14

    Jay Costa

    Lawyer

    Age62

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Jay Costa (born November 17, 1957) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who...  more
  • 15

    Leigh Bodden

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceHyattsville, Maryland

    GenderMale

    Leigh Edmond Bodden (born September 24, 1981) is a former American football cornerback. He was...  more
  • 16

    Bobby Vinton

    Musician, Singer-songwriter

    Age85

    BirthplaceCanonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stanley Robert Vinton Jr. (born April 16, 1935), known professionally as Bobby Vinton, is a...  more

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  • 17

    Age48

    BirthplaceBethel Park, Pennsylvania

    GenderMale

    Matthew Hayden "Matt" Smith (born September 19, 1972 in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania) is an...  more
  • 18

    Bud Shuster

    Politician

    Age88

    BirthplaceGlassport, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Elmer Greinert "Bud" Shuster (; born January 23, 1932) is an American politician who...  more
  • 19

    Catherine Baker Knoll

    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 78 (1930-2008)

    BirthplaceMcKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Catherine Baker Knoll (September 3, 1930 – November 12, 2008) was an American politician and...  more
  • 20

    Terry McGovern

    Radio personality, Actor

    Age78

    BirthplaceBerkeley, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Terence Sean McGovern (born May 11, 1942) is an American actor, voice actor, television...  more
  • 21

    Chip Ganassi

    Race car driver

    Age62

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    GenderMale

    Floyd "Chip" Ganassi Jr. (born May 24, 1958) is an American businessman, former racing...  more
  • 22

    Daniel DiNardo

    Daniel Nicholas DiNardo (born May 23, 1949) is an American cardinal of the Catholic Church. He...  more
  • 23

    Norm Nixon

    Talent agent, Basketball player

    Age64

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia

    GenderMale

    Norman Ellard Nixon (born October 11, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • 24

    Dan Rooney

    Businessperson, Diplomat

    Age88

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Daniel Milton Rooney (July 20, 1932 – April 13, 2017) was an American executive and diplomat...  more
  • 25

    Robert Armen

    Judge

    Age73

    GenderMale

    Robert N. Armen, Jr. (born Pennsylvania, 1947) is a special trial judge of the United States...  more