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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 Scott Thompson, better known by his stage name Carrot Top, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, singer, and comedian, best known for his bright red hair, prop ...more

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Steven Swanson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer Steven Ray Swanson is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is married and has three children. Steven has received numerous awards and honors. These include the NASA Exceptional ...more

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Jim Naugle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Politician, Real Estate Broker James T. Naugle 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 candidates. ...more

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R. David Paulison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Firefighter, Politician, Paramedic Robert David Paulison is an American former fire chief who served as the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Paulison was appointed by President George W. Bush on September 12, ...more

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Jaime Faith Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Police officer, Cheerleader Jaime Edmondson is scheduled to appear on the fourteenth season of reality show The Amazing Race.

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Judith Ortiz Cofer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Writer Judith Ortiz Cofer is a Puerto Rican American author. Her critically acclaimed and award-winning work spans a range of literary genres including poetry, short stories, autobiography, essays, and ...more

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Marc Philippon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Marc Philippon 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) 8 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Poet, Essayist, Writer Susan Mitchell is an American poet, essayist and translator who wrote the poetry collections Rapture and Erotikon.

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Mary Carey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Pornographic actor, Politician, Actor Mary Carey is an American pornographic actress and film director known for her appearance on the VH1 reality TV series Celebrity Rehab.

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Marc Kudisch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Actor Marc Kudisch 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) 11 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Actor, Athlete Mark Zupan 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 appearance in the 2005 ...more

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Maynard Webb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Maynard Webb served as chief operating officer at eBay, Inc. from June 2002 to August 2006 and was responsible for the company-wide implementation of all business strategies. Previously, Maynard ...more

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Frank Brogan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Politician Frank T. Brogan; MA is the current Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, former Chancellor of the State University System of Florida, and former President of Florida ...more

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Ralph de la Vega is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Businessperson Ralph de la Vega, a native of Cuba, since October 2008 is president and CEO of AT&T Mobility. Previously, he had been in charge at Cingular Wireless and assumed further responsibilities when ...more

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Ken Jenne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Politician, Sheriff, Lawyer Kenneth C. "Ken" Jenne II, is a former Democratic member of the Florida State Senate and a former sheriff of Broward County, which encompasses Fort Lauderdale in southeastern Florida. ...more

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Mark Dean is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Computer Engineer, Computer scientist Mark E. Dean is an American inventor and a 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 processor chip. He ...more

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Chris Carrabba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Christopher Andrew "Ender" Carrabba is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Dashboard Confessional, lead singer of the band Further Seems Forever, and is the vocalist for the ...more

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Yolanda Griffith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Basketball player Yolanda Evette Griffith 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 greatest rebounders and ...more

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Chris Stafford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Actor Chris Stafford is an American actor. He has acted in film and television including Law & Order and the coming-out movie Edge of Seventeen, for which he received the Best Actor award at ...more

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Jeff Fiorentino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Jeff Fiorentino Baseball player Jeffrey Philip Fiorentino is a former American professional baseball outfielder who most recently played with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He attended ...more

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Scott Henderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Guitarist Scott Henderson 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) 22 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Baseball player Carmen Salvatore Cali is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Cali graduated in 1997 from Naples High School in Naples, Florida, after lettering and starring four years in both ...more

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Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
American football player Jared Allen is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the tight ends coach at Florida Atlantic University, a position he has held since January 2012. He was the starting ...more

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Alfred Morris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
American football player Alfred Bruce Morris is an American football running back for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Redskins. He ...more

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Dan Mica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Politician Daniel Mica 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) 26 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Philip R. "Phil" Zimmermann, Jr. is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy, the most widely used email encryption software in the world. He is also known for his work in VoIP encryption ...more

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Robbie Widlansky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Robbie Widlansky 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

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Luis Alberto Moreno is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Luis Alberto Moreno Politician, Journalist Luis Alberto Moreno Mejía is the 4th and current President of the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Bob Perez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Bob Perez Businessperson Bob Perez is senior vice president of Motorolas Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) organization, which encompasses the global operations associated with procurement, new product introduction, ...more

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Christina Bach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Actor Christina Bach is an actress.

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Tim Harikkala is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Tim Harikkala Baseball player Timothy Allan Harikkala is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He is an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University, where he played baseball for the Owls under head coach Kevin Cooney. Drafted ...more

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Tommy Murphy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Tommy Murphy Baseball player Thomas Christian Murphy is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. Murphy was a 1997 graduate of Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Florida. He is also an alumnus of Florida Atlantic ...more

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Henry Latimer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Henry Latimer Lawyer Henry Latimer was the first African-American circuit court judge in Broward County, and was in line to become the first African-American president of the Florida Bar when he was killed in a car ...more

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Peachy Kellmeyer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Tennis player Fern 'Peachy' Kellmeyer was born February 19, 1944 in West Virginia, USA. As a tennis player she captured numerous titles, and as an administrator she helped change the face of women's tennis. ...more

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Charles Ghigna is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Charles Ghigna Charles Ghigna is an American poet and author of more than 100 books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Abrams, Charlesbridge, Capstone, Orca and other ...more

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Carol W. Hunstein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Carol W. Hunstein Judge Carol W. Hunstein is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. She has served on the court since 1992.

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Mary Brandenburg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Mary Brandenburg Politician Mary Brandenburg in Rochester, New York. Brandenburg was a Representative in the House of Representatives of the U.S. state of Florida. She moved to Florida with her family in 1957, and has ...more

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Chris McKay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Chris McKay Planetary scientist Christopher P. McKay is a planetary scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, studying planetary atmospheres, astrobiology, and terraforming. McKay received his PhD in astrogeophysics from the ...more

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Jason Mercier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Jason Mercier Jason Mercier is an American professional poker player from Hollywood, Florida. He has won two World Series of Poker bracelets and one European Poker Tour title. Mercier is a member of Team ...more

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Rhonda Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Rhonda Jones Rhonda Jones is a Scottish association football defender who plays for Celtic women's team. Previously Jones captained Hibernian Ladies in Edinburgh and featured for English FA WSL club ...more

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Shannon Spake is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Shannon Spake Journalist Shannon Spake is a former NASCAR correspondent and current college football and basketball reporter for ESPN. Spake contributes to SportsCenter to give pre and post-game reports, and also works ...more

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Rusty Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Rusty Smith American football player Russell Edgar "Rusty" Smith is an American football who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Irina Fredericks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Irina Fredericks Irina Fredericks is a Ukrainian-born jazz vocalist and violinist, and now a practicing psychotherapist. Fredericks studied music in Russia before moving to the United States in 1997. She ...more

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Mike Lockley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Mike Lockley

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Clarence E. Anthony is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Clarence E. Anthony Clarence E. Anthony is an American politician. In 1984, he was elected as the mayor of South Bay, Florida when he was 24 years old, and served until 2008. In 1999 he served as President of the ...more

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Frantz Joseph is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Frantz Joseph Frantz Joseph is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Florida Atlantic. Joseph has also ...more

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Ross Bennett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Ross Bennett Comedian

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Robert Orr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Robert Orr Robert "Skipp" Orr is the former President of Boeing Japan, and former Vice President of Motorola's European Affairs Division. At Motorola he also served as Vice President and Director ...more

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Pat Patterson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Pat Patterson Ralph H. "Pat" Patterson is an American politician and insurance agent. He was a member of the Florida House of Representatives an a member of the Republican Party.

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Mirta Ojito is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Florida Atlantic University Alumni
Mirta Ojito Journalist, Writer, Teacher Mirta Ojito is a Cuban-born author and journalist and currently an assistant professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has authored two nonfiction books, including ...more