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Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni

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

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

Carrot Top and Alfred Morris are included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Florida Atlantic University?” and “Which celebrities are Florida Atlantic University alumni?”
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Carrot Top is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 54

Birthplace: Rockledge, Florida, United States of America

Scott Thompson (born February 25, 1965), known professionally as Carrot Top, is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

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Steven Swanson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York

Steven Ray Swanson (born December 3, 1960 in Syracuse, New York) is an American Engineer and a retired NASA astronaut. He is married and has three children. He has received numerous awards and ...more
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Jim Naugle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Politician, Real Estate Broker

Age: 65

Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

James T. Naugle (born 1954) is an American real estate broker who served as mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Although a lifelong Democrat, Naugle frequently voted for and supported Republican ...more
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R. David Paulison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Firefighter, Politician, Paramedic

Age: 72

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Robert David Paulison (born February 27, 1947) is an American former fire chief who served as the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Paulison was appointed by President ...more
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Judith Ortiz Cofer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Writer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Hurricane belt, Hormigueros, Mayagüez Metropolitan Statistical Area, Puerto Rico, United States, + more

Judith Ortiz Cofer (February 24, 1952 – December 30, 2016) was a Puerto Rican American author. Her critically acclaimed and award-winning work spans a range of literary genres including poetry, ...more
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Marc Philippon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Marc Philippon

Age: 53

Birthplace: Canada

Dr. Marc J. Philippon, is recognized worldwide for his work as an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine/hip disorders, and particularly for his pioneering work in the advancement ...more
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Susan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Poet, Essayist, Writer

Age: 75

Birthplace: New York

Susan Mitchell (born 1944) is an American poet, essayist and translator who wrote the poetry collections Rapture and Erotikon. She is a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry.
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Marc Kudisch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

Marc Kudisch (born September 22, 1966) is an American stage actor, who is best known for his musical theatre roles on Broadway.
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Mark Zupan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Actor, Athlete

Age: 43

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Mark Zupan (born May 20, 1975) is a wheelchair rugby player and the captain of the United States wheelchair rugby team which competed in the Paralympic Games in 2004. He is best known for his ...more
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Maynard Webb is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Maynard G. Webb Jr. (born 1955) is an American business person and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship, and the ...more
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Frank Brogan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Politician

Age: 65

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Frank T. Brogan (born September 6, 1953) is the former Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (who retired on September 1, 2017), former Chancellor of the State ...more
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Ralph de la Vega is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Businessperson
Ralph de la Vega is the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions and AT&T International. He has previously served as President & CEO of AT&T ...more
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Ken Jenne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Politician, Sheriff, Lawyer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Lake Worth, Florida

Kenneth C. "Ken" Jenne II (born 1947), is a former Democratic member of the Florida State Senate and a former sheriff of Broward County, which encompasses Fort Lauderdale. He resigned ...more
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Mark Dean is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Computer Engineer, Computer scientist

Age: 61

Birthplace: Jefferson City, Tennessee

Mark E. Dean (born March 2, 1957) is an American inventor and computer engineer. He was part of the team that developed the ISA bus, and he led a design team for making a one-gigahertz computer ...more
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Chris Carrabba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 43

Birthplace: West Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Christopher Andrew "Ender" Carrabba (born April 10, 1975) is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Dashboard Confessional, lead singer of the band Further Seems Forever, and is the ...more
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Yolanda Griffith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 48

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Yolanda Evette Griffith (born March 1, 1970) is an American professional basketball hall of fame player who played in both the ABL and WNBA. A former WNBA MVP, she is considered one of the ...more
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Chris Stafford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Actor

Age: 41

Birthplace: USA, Collinsville, Illinois

Chris Stafford (born Christopher Stafford on July 18, 1977, in Collinsville, Illinois) is an American actor. He has acted in film and television including Law & Order and the coming-out ...more
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Jeff Fiorentino is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Jeff Fiorentino Baseball player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Pembroke Pines, Florida

Jeffrey Philip Fiorentino (born April 14, 1983 in Pembroke Pines, Florida) is an American former professional baseball outfielder who most recently played with the York Revolution of the ...more
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Scott Henderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Guitarist

Age: 64

Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida

Scott Henderson (born August 26, 1954) is an American jazz fusion and blues guitarist best known for his work with the band Tribal Tech.

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Carmen Cali is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Carmen Salvatore Cali (born November 2, 1978) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Cali graduated in 1997 from Naples High School in Naples, Florida, after lettering and starring ...more
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Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Edmond, Oklahoma

Jared Allen (born August 26, 1981) is an American football coach and former player. He was the starting quarterback at FAU from 2001 to 2004 and also played professionally for the Amsterdam ...more
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Alfred Morris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
American football player

Age: 27

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Alfred Bruce Morris (born December 12, 1988) is a American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Florida Atlantic and was drafted by the Washington ...more
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Dan Mica is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Politician

Age: 75

Birthplace: Binghamton, New York, United States of America

Daniel Mica (born February 4, 1944) is an American politician who was a U.S. Representative from the state of Florida.
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Phil Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni

Age: 65

Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey, United States of America

Philip R. "Phil" Zimmermann, Jr. (born February 12, 1954) is an American computer scientist and cryptographer. He is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), the most widely used ...more
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Robbie Widlansky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Robbie Widlansky

Age: 34

Birthplace: Coral Springs, Florida

Robert Eric Widlansky is a minor league baseball outfielder playing most recently for the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. In college, he won the Sun Belt ...more