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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

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Stephen M. Lessing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Stephen M. Lessing is Head of Client Relationship Management at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., a position he has held since 2002. Mr. Lessing is responsible for senior client relationship ...more

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Martin Looney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Martin Looney Martin M. Looney is an American politician. Looney, a Democrat, has been a state senator from Connecticut since 1993. From 2003–2014, Looney served as Majority Leader of the Senate; in 2015 he ...more

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James Hanrahan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
James Hanrahan James Hanrahan founded the St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, CT in 1962 and served as the school's Headmaster until 1997 and Chancellor thereafter. Before founding the St. Thomas More School he ...more

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John Skoyles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
John Skoyles John Skoyles is an American poet and writer. Skoyles has taught at Southern Methodist University, Sarah Lawrence College, Warren Wilson College and Emerson College. He directed the MFA Program ...more

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Stephen Buoniconti is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Stephen Buoniconti Stephen J. Buoniconti is an American politician who represented the Hampden District in the Massachusetts Senate from 2005 to 2011 and the 6th Hampden District in the Massachusetts House of ...more

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Joseph Russoniello is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Joseph Russoniello Joseph P. Russoniello is an American attorney who recently served as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California after being appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by ...more

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Brian P. Hull is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Brian P. Hull Brian P. Hull serves as vice chairman and member of the Executive Client Coverage Group, and senior vice president in the Global Wealth Management Group of Merrill Lynch. Since September 2005, ...more

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Michael Donnelly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Michael Donnelly Michael W. Donnelly was a United States Air Force fighter pilot and activist. Medically retired in 1996 following a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's Disease, he became a leading activist for sufferers ...more

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Peter J. Pestillo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Peter J. Pestillo Peter J. Pestillo is the former Chairman and CEO of Visteon based in Dearborn, Michigan from January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2004. Pestillo became the first CEO and chairman of the Visteon when it ...more

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Peter Vlahakis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Peter Vlahakis Peter Vlahakis is a professional lacrosse player with the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse and the holder of four MLL All-Time face-off records. Vlahakis holds the MLL career ...more

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Joe DeSantis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Joe DeSantis Coach Joe DeSantis is the color commentator for the radio and TV broadcasts of Fairfield Stags men's basketball and is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. He was the second longest ...more

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Greg Downing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Greg Downing Greg Downing is a professional lacrosse player with the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse and with the Boston Blazers of the National Lacrosse League. He was selected to participate in the ...more

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Raymond J. Dearie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Raymond J. Dearie Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie is an American lawyer who is serving as a Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and served as a United States District Judge for the Eastern ...more

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Mike Bocklet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Mike Bocklet Mike Bocklet was a professional lacrosse player with the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse.

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William P. Egan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
William P. Egan Businessperson William P. Egan is the founder and General Partner at Alta Communications, a venture capital firm, and Marion Equity Partners, a private equity firm, both based in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. ...more

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Joe DeVito is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Joe DeVito Comedian Joe DeVito is a stand-up comedian and writer living on Long Island, New York. He is the brother of actor Danny DeVito. In 2006, he was featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and appeared at ...more

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Steven C. Rockefeller, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Steven C. Rockefeller, Jr.

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Larry Rafferty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Larry Rafferty Businessperson Larry C. Rafferty is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rafferty Capital Markets, LLC, an investment banking and brokerage services firm headquartered in Garden City, New York. ...more

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Francis J. Tedesco is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Francis J. Tedesco Francis J. Tedesco served as the President of the Medical College of Georgia from July 1, 1988, until his retirement on February 1, 2001. During his presidency, the university expanded with more ...more

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Brian Monahan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Brian Monahan Brian Monahan is the Attending Physician of the United States Congress and the United States Supreme Court and holds the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. Dr. Monahan was selected ...more

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Paul Ryan Rudd is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Theatre Director, Professor, Actor Paul Ryan Rudd was an American actor, director, and a professor. He appeared as the title character in a 1976 production of Shakespeare's Henry V, opposite Meryl Streep as his love interest. ...more

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Sean McNamara is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Sean McNamara Sean McNamara is a co-founder and managing director of Somerset Hills Ventures McNamara has served as a board of director for New York Stock Exchange’s Futures subsidiary and chairman of FINEX ...more

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Andrew Hidalgo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Andrew Hidalgo

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January LaVoy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
January LaVoy January LaVoy is an American actress, most recognized as Noelle Ortiz on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. LaVoy made her Broadway debut in the Broadway premiere of the play Enron at The ...more

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Joseph Berardino is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Fairfield University Alumni
Joseph Berardino Joseph F. Berardino is an American businessman, Certified Public Accountant, and managing director at Alvarez and Marsal. Beradino was formerly managing partner and CEO of Arthur Andersen and ...more