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Famous Fairfield University Alumni

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

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

This is a list that features graduates like Daniel C. Burbank and Paul Ryan Rudd.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Fairfield University?” and “Which celebrities are Fairfield University alumni?”
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Kathleen Murphy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Kathleen Murphy is the name of: Kathleen Murphy (executive), American investment banker, lawyer, and executive Kathleen Murphy (politician), American state representative from Virginia Kathleen ...more
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Steve Shannon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 47

Birthplace: Berkeley, California

Stephen Charles "Steve" Shannon (born April 5, 1971) is a Circuit Court Judge in the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia. From 2004 to 2009, Shannon represented Virginia's 35th District ...more
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Daniel C. Burbank is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut

Age: 57

Birthplace: Manchester, Connecticut

Daniel Christopher Burbank (born July 27, 1961) is a retired American astronaut and a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions. Burbank, a Captain in the United States Coast Guard, is the second ...more
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E. Gerald Corrigan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Economist

Age: 77

Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America

Edward Gerald Corrigan (born June 13, 1941 in Waterbury, Connecticut) is an American banker who was the seventh President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Vice-Chairman of the Federal ...more
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Sonia Baghdady is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader

Age: 43

Sonia Isabelle is an award-winning host of Celebrity Page, a nationally syndicated TV Magazine show on Reelz.
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Buddy Cianci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island, United States of America

Vincent Albert "Buddy" Cianci Jr. (, see-AN-see; Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃaŋtʃi], CHAHN-chee; April 30, 1941 – January 28, 2016) was an American lawyer, radio talk show host, ...more
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Larry Pasquale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Sports commentator

Age: 77

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Larry Pasquale has sevenn with the YES Network, bringing 39 years of coaching experience to the network's football programs.
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Brian J. Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Brian J. Flaherty Politician

Age: 54

Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America

Brian J. Flaherty is a Republican politician from Watertown, Connecticut. Flaherty served eight terms as State Representative for the 68th Assembly District from 1988 to 2005 and held the ...more
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Darren Phillip is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Darren Phillip Basketball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Darren Douglas Phillip (born March 18, 1978) is an American professional basketball player for Deportes Concepción in Chile. Phillip a.k.a. "Primal Fear" is also a well known ...more
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Peter Pronovost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Professor, Physician

Age: 54

Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut

Peter J. Pronovost is Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at University Hospitals (UH) health system in Northeast Ohio. At UH, Pronovost is responsible for improving value across the health ...more
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Michael Fedele is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Michael Fedele Businessperson, Politician

Age: 63

Birthplace: Minturno, Italy

Michael Fedele (born March 30, 1955 in Minturno, Italy) is an Italian-American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 107th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 2007 ...more
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G. Simon Harak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Pacifist, Peace activist
G. Simon Harak (born 1948) is an American peace activist and professor of theology and Director of the Center for Peacemaking at Marquette University.From 2003 to January 2007, Harak served as ...more
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Donna Savarese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader

Age: 51

Donna Savarese is a Corporate Communications and Public Relations executive and two-time Emmy Award-winning former journalist. Savarese is a graduate of Fairfield University with a bachelor of ...more
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Roni DeLuz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Roni DeLuz Author

Age: 64

Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina

Roni DeLuz, RN, ND, a naturopathic doctor and registered nurse, is the co-creator of the Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox and founder and director of Martha's Vineyard Holistic Retreat in Martha's ...more
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J. Kevin Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni

Birthplace: New York City, New York

J. Kevin Dorsey (born in New York, New York) is interim president of the Southern Illinois University and was the Dean, Provost and Professor of Internal Medicine of the Southern Illinois ...more
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William J. Lavery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
William J. Lavery

Age: 80

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

William J. Lavery (born March 26, 1938, Bridgeport, Connecticut) is the Chief Court Administrator and former Chief Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court. Lavery was appointed judge of the ...more
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Deng Gai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni

Age: 36

Birthplace: Wau, South Sudan

Deng Gai (born March 22, 1982) is a South Sudanese former professional basketball player. A power forward, he played in the NBA and in several other leagues. Gai was the 2005 NCAA Division I ...more
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James Lewis Abbruzzese ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
James Lewis Abbruzzese

Age: 67

James Lewis Abbruzzese is the Chief of the Duke Division of Medical Oncology and Associate Director for Clinical Research for the Duke Cancer Institute. Previously, Abbruzzese was Chairman of ...more
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Ajou Deng is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni

Age: 40

Birthplace: Wau, South Sudan

Ajou Deng (born 22 March 1978) is a Sudanese-British professional basketball player. He is the son of Aldo Deng, a former Sudanese politician and is the brother of Luol Deng, an NBA player who ...more
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Leslie C. Quick Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Leslie C. Quick Jr. Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: Dec. at 75 (1926-2001)

Leslie C. Quick Jr. (January 27, 1926 – March 8, 2001) was co-founder of Quick & Reilly. He graduated from Widener University. In 1974 he co-founded Quick & Reilly, the first New York ...more
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Jorge E. Pérez-D&... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Jorge E. Pérez-Díaz Lawyer

Age: 62

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jorge E. Pérez-Díaz (born 1956 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) served as Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 1991 to 1992. He was appointed by former Governor Rafael ...more
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Robert Dechant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Bob Dechant is General Manager, Data Voice Business Unit and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing for 3Com Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for building world-class ...more
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Bryan Harkin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Bryan Harkin

Age: 38

Birthplace: Londonderry, United Kingdom

Bryan Harkin (born October 29, 1980 in Derry) is a Northern Irish soccer player who plays for Crystal Palace Baltimore in the USSF Second Division.
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Burt Kearns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Burt Kearns Journalist, Screenwriter
Burt Kearns is an American television and film producer, writer, director, journalist and author, known for his influential work in reality television and his controversial 1999 tabloid ...more
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Joseph E. Hasten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Joseph E. Hasten

Age: Dec. at 59 (1952-2011)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Joseph E. Hasten (February 25, 1952 – November 1, 2011) was the President and CEO of ShoreBank, America's first and leading community development and environmental bank founded in 1973 in ...more