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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 A. Murphy is the President of Fidelity Personal Investing, a unit of Fidelity Investments with over 12 million customer accounts and $1 trillion in assets. In this role Murphy has ...more

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Steve Shannon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Lawyer
Stephen C. Shannon is an American politician. From 2004 to 2009, Shannon represented Virginia’s 35th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. He was the 2009 Democratic nominee for Attorney ...more

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Daniel C. Burbank is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut
Daniel Christopher Burbank is an American astronaut and a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions. Burbank, a Captain in the United States Coast Guard, is the second Coast Guard astronaut after ...more

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E. Gerald Corrigan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Economist
Edward Gerald Corrigan is an American banker who was the seventh President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Vice-Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee. Corrigan is currently a ...more

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Sonia Baghdady is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader
Sonia Baghdady is an award-winning news anchor. From December 2002 to November 2013 she worked for News 8 in Connecticut. She anchored the weekday evening shows "News 8 at 5, 5:30 and ...more

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Buddy Cianci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Vincent Albert "Buddy" Cianci, Jr. is an American lawyer, convicted felon, conservative radio talk show host, politician & political commentator who served as the mayor of ...more

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Larry Pasquale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Sports commentator
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
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
Darren Douglas Phillip is an American professional basketball player. Phillip a.k.a. "Primal Fear" is also a well known streetball player on the basketball courts of the New York City ...more

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Peter Pronovost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Professor, Physician
Peter J. Pronovost is an intensive care specialist physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the ...more

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Michael Fedele is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Michael Fedele Businessperson, Politician
Michael Fedele is an Italian-American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 107th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 2007 to 2011. Following the decision on ...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, S. J. is an American peace activist and professor of theology and Director of the Center for Peacemaking at Marquette University. From 2003 to January 2007, Fr. Harak served as ...more

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Donna Savarese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader
Donna Savarese is a two-time Emmy Award winning television journalist and news anchor most recently with KMOV in St. Louis, Missouri, the CBS affiliate. She anchored the 6pm newscast ...more

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Roni DeLuz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Roni DeLuz Author
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
J. Kevin Dorsey is the Dean, Provost and Professor of Internal Medicine of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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William J. Lavery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
William J. Lavery
The Honorable William J. Lavery is the Chief Court Administrator and former Chief Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court. Lavery was appointed judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court on ...more

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Deng Gai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Deng Gai 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 men's basketball season ...more

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James Lewis Abbruzzese is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
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
Ajou Deng is a 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 is also his teammate on Great ...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
Leslie C. Quick Jr. was co-founder of Quick & Reilly. He graduated from Widener University and, in 1974, co-founded Quick & Reilly, the first New York Stock Exchange member firm to offer ...more

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Jorge E. Pérez-Díaz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Jorge E. Pérez-Díaz Lawyer
Jorge E. Pérez-Díaz served as Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 1991 to 1992. He was appointed by former Governor Rafael Hernández Colón. Prior ...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
Bryan Harkin is a Northern Irish soccer player who currently 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
Joseph E. Hasten was the President and CEO of ShoreBank, America's first and leading community development and environmental bank founded in 1973 in Chicago, Illinois and named one of Fast ...more