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Famous Elon University Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Elon University and be of some renown.

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

Grant Gustin and Martin Ritt are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Elon University?” and “Which celebrities are Elon University alumni?”
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Joe West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Umpire

Age: 66

Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America

Joseph Henry West (born October 31, 1952), nicknamed "Cowboy Joe" or "Country Joe", is an American professional baseball umpire in Major League Baseball (MLB). Born in ...more
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Jimmy Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Jimmy Smith American football player

Age: 58

Birthplace: Kankakee, Illinois

James Kevin Smith (born September 25, 1960) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Raiders, the Washington Redskins, and the Minnesota ...more
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Stephen F. Schuckenbrock... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Stephen F. Schuckenbrock serves as senior vice president, Global Services, and Dells chief information officer (CIO). Mr. Schuckenbrock leads Dells multi-billion dollar services business with ...more
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Jack McKeon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Manager

Age: 88

Birthplace: South Amboy, New Jersey

John Aloysius McKeon (; born November 23, 1930), nicknamed "Trader Jack," is an American former Major League Baseball manager and front-office executive. In 2003, at age 72, he won a ...more
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Martin Ritt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 76 (1914-1990)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Martin Ritt (March 2, 1914 – December 8, 1990) was an American director and actor who worked in both film and theater. He was born in New York City. Some of the movies he directed include The ...more
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Rich McGeorge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Rich McGeorge American football player

Age: 70

Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia

Richard Eugene McGeorge (born September 14, 1948 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for nine seasons for the Green Bay Packers in the ...more
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Tony Settles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Tony Settles American football player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Laurinburg, North Carolina

Anthony C. Settles (born August 29, 1964) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Elon University. He ...more
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Chad Nkang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
American football player

Age: 33

Chad K Nkang (born July 1, 1985) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Nkang played collegiately at Elon ...more
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Hal Bradley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Hal Bradley American football player

Age: Dec. at 68 (1913-1981)

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Eugene Harold Bradley (November 23, 1913 – June 14, 1981) was an American football end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Chicago Cardinals. He played college ...more
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Wes Durham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Wes Durham

Age: 53

Dallas Wesley "Wes" Durham (born January 25, 1966 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is an American sportscaster. He is a play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports coverage of college ...more
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Jesse Branson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Jesse Branson

Age: 77

Birthplace: Graham, North Carolina

Herman Jesse Branson (January 7, 1942 – November 2, 2014) was an American basketball player. Born in Graham, North Carolina, he played collegiately for Elon University. He was 6 feet 8 inches ...more
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Frank Haith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Frank Haith Basketball Coach, Coach

Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Frank James Haith Jr. (born November 3, 1965) is the men's basketball head coach for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Haith had previously been the head coach at the University of Miami and the ...more
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Kiki Willis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Kiki Willis

Age: 32

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio

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Phillip Kellam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Phillip Kellam Politician

Age: 63

Phillip Kellam (born 1956) is a politician from a well known political family in Virginia Beach. He has served as the Commissioner of the Revenue for Virginia Beach for 12 years, and ran for ...more
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Robert Model is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Robert Model

Age: 77

Robert Avery Model (born 1942) is the son of Faith Rockefeller Model (1909–1960) and Belgian Jean Model. He is the great-grandson of Standard Oil co-founder William Rockefeller (1841–1922). ...more
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Rich Blomquist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer
Rich Blomquist (born July 27, 1977) is a former staff writer for The Daily Show. The show won six Emmy awards during his employment; in 2003-2006, 2009 and 2011.
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Jim Schlossnagle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Jim Schlossnagle Baseball Coach, Coach

Age: 48

Birthplace: Maryland

Jim Schlossnagle (born August 12, 1970) is the head baseball coach at TCU. Schlossnagle has been named a National Coach of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in ...more
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Billy Devaney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Billy Devaney

Age: 63

Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey

William Joseph Peter Francis "Billy" Devaney (born March 7, 1955) is a professional American football analyst on ESPN. Prior to that Devaney was a football executive. He was the ...more
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Debbie Yow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Debbie Yow

Age: 68

Birthplace: Gibsonville, North Carolina

Deborah Ann Yow (born September 1, 1950) is an American college sports administrator and former college basketball coach. She was the director of athletics at North Carolina State University, ...more
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William E. Gortney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
William E. Gortney

Age: 63

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California

William Evans "Bill" Gortney (born September 25, 1955) is a retired United States Navy admiral who most recently served as the sixth commander of U.S. Northern Command and the 23rd ...more
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Anthony Foriest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni

Birthplace: North Carolina, United States of America

Anthony "Tony" Emanuel Foriest was a Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate, representing the 24th district, where he served two terms.
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Steven Kinney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Steven Kinney Soccer Player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Norcross, Georgia

Steven Kinney (born October 28, 1987 in Norcross, Georgia) is an American soccer player who plays as a defender. He is currently without a club.
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Terrell Hudgins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Terrell Hudgins

Age: 31

Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Terrell Hudgins is an American football wide receiver and is currently a free agent. Hudgins played college football at Elon University and was temporarily a member of the Dallas Cowboys ...more
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Dwayne Ijames is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni
Dwayne Ijames

Age: 35

Dwayne Ijames (born December 4, 1983 in Albany, New York) is a former American football defensive back. He was raised in Pickensville, Alabama and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was signed by ...more
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Grant Gustin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Elon University Alumni

Age: 29

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Thomas Grant Gustin (born January 14, 1990) is an American actor and singer. He is known for his role as Barry Allen / The Flash on the CW series The Flash as part of the Arrowverse television ...more

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