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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Empire State College and be of some renown.

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

With graduates ranging from Bernard Kerik to Walter Dean Myers, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Empire State College?” and “Which celebrities are Empire State College alumni?”

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Bernard Kerik is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Bernard Kerik Police officer Bernard Bailey "Bernie" Kerik is an American former police officer, convicted felon, and consultant who served as New York City Police Commissioner from 2000 to 2001. Kerik was born in ...more

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Kenny Barron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Kenny Barron Jazz Pianist, Pianist Kenny Barron is an American jazz pianist. Known for his lyrical style of playing, Barron has appeared on hundreds of recordings as both leader and sideman and is consequently considered one of ...more

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Ginny Brown-Waite is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Ginny Brown-Waite Virginia "Ginny" Brown-Waite is the former U.S. Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district, serving from 2003 until 2011. She is a member of the Republican Party. The ...more

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J. M. DeMatteis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
J. M. DeMatteis Cartoonist, Writer John Marc DeMatteis is an American writer of comic books, television and novels.

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Cornelius Eady is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Cornelius Eady Poet, Writer Cornelius Eady is an American writer focusing largely on matters of race and society, His poetry often centers on jazz and blues, family life, violence, and societal problems stemming from ...more

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Sheela Lambert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Sheela Lambert Writer Sheela Lambert is an American civil rights activist, and writer. She is the founder of the Bi Writers Association, co-founder of Bi Women of All Colors and is active in a number of bisexual ...more

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Bob Herbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Bob Herbert Editor, Columnist, Journalist Robert “Bob” Herbert is an American journalist op-ed columnist who wrote for The New York Times. His column was syndicated to other newspapers around the country. Herbert frequently writes on ...more

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Walter Dean Myers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Walter Dean Myers Poet, Author, Writer Walter Dean Myers was an American writer of children's books best known for young adult literature. He wrote more than one hundred books including picture books and nonfiction. He won the ...more

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Tiran Dagan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Tiran Dagan Corporate Strategy

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Dawoud Bey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Dawoud Bey Photographer Dawoud Bey is an American photographer renowned for his large-scale color portraits of adolescents and other often marginalized subjects. Born David Edward Smikle in New York City's Jamaica, ...more

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Arnold Markowitz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Arnold Markowitz Arnold Markowitz is a Jewish American social worker, psychotherapist, and "cult" critic and researcher. He is the Director of the Cult Hot Line and Clinic of the Jewish Board of Family ...more

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Deborah Gregory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Deborah Gregory Film Producer, Writer Deborah Gregory is the author of the popular book series The Cheetah Girls. She was also the co-producer of the Disney Channel Original Movies The Cheetah Girls and The Cheetah Girls 2, as well ...more

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Denis M. Hughes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Empire State College Alumni
Denis M. Hughes Denis M. Hughes is Chairman and Class C director of the New York Federal Reserve Board, as well as President of the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO. In 2003, Hughes was elected to the ...more