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

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

This list below has a variety of graduates, like Karl Rove and Ken Cuccinelli, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to George Mason University?” and “Which celebrities are George Mason University alumni?”

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Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Karl Rove Commentator, Businessperson, Political writer Karl Christian Rove is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration until Rove's ...more

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Anousheh Ansari is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Anousheh Ansari Businessperson, Astronaut, Engineer Anousheh Ansari is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom ...more

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Sarah Kozer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Sarah Kozer Actor Sarah Ann Kozer is a television personality best known for her appearance in the reality television series Joe Millionaire, finishing as the runner-up to Zora Andrich.

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King Kamali is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
King Kamali Bodybuilder Shahriar Kamali, known as King Kamali, is a retired IFBB professional bodybuilder.

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Ritch Shydner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Ritch Shydner Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Ritch is back performing stand-up after a 13 yr. break. He is a powerhouse of funny and one of the Pioneer’s of Comedy and can be seen starring in I Am Comic. Ritch Shydner, with thirty years ...more

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Ken Cuccinelli is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Ken Cuccinelli Politician, Lawyer Kenneth Thomas "Ken" Cuccinelli II is a former Attorney General of Virginia who was the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia in the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election. He ...more

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Mark Winegardner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Mark Winegardner Writer Mark Winegardner is an American writer born and raised in Bryan, Ohio. His novels include The Godfather Returns, Crooked River Burning, and The Veracruz Blues. He published a collection of short ...more

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Peter Boettke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Peter Boettke Economist Peter Joseph Boettke is an American economist of the Austrian School. He is currently a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University; the BB&T Professor for ...more

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Hala Gorani is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Hala Gorani Journalist Hala Basha-Gorani is a French raised Syrian-American, CNN International London-based Anchor and Correspondent. She anchors CNN's The World Right Now with Hala Gorani on weeknights at 9p.m. CET. ...more

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John Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
John Driscoll Model, Actor John Edmund Driscoll is an American television and soap opera actor.

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Rebecca Cardon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Rebecca Cardon Spokesperson, Personal trainer Rebecca Lynn Cardon is a film and television actress, personal trainer, and product spokesperson. She has appeared on several reality-TV shows — and in 2013 she self-published the book Breakups ...more

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Bruce Klein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Bruce Klein Businessperson Bruce Klein is senior vice president of Cisco's U.S. Public Sector organization. He led the U.S. Federal organization since he joined Cisco in 2004, and was responsible for building a vision, ...more

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Jai Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Jai Lewis Basketball player Jai Lamar Lewis is an American basketball player who last played for Once Caldas in Colombia.

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Paige Moss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Paige Moss Actor, Voice acting Paige Moss is an American stage, film and television actress.

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Tyler Cowen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Tyler Cowen Professor, Author, Economist Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, ...more

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Eric Schansberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Eric Schansberg Author, Preacher David Eric "Eric" Schansberg is a professor of economics at Indiana University Southeast, an author, and a two-time Libertarian candidate for Indiana's 9th Congressional District.

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Richard Bausch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Richard Bausch Novelist, Writer Richard Bausch is an American novelist and short story writer, and Professor in the Writing Program of Wilkinson College of the Arts & Humanities at Chapman University in Orange, California. ...more

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Robert Rose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Robert Rose Basketball player Robert Rose is a retired American-Australian professional basketball player who played the majority of his career in the Australian National Basketball League.

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Sharon Creech is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Sharon Creech Novelist, Author, Writer Sharon Creech is an American writer of children's novels. She was the first American winner of the Carnegie Medal for British children's books and the first person to win both the American ...more

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Angela Orebaugh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Angela Orebaugh Computer scientist Angela Orebaugh is a cyber technology and security author, researcher, and industry leader.

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John O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
John O'Hara John Gerard O'Hara is an Irish football player, currently assistant coach for the George Mason University soccer teams.

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Chris Widger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Chris Widger Baseball player Christopher Jon Widger is a former Major League Baseball catcher.

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Zainab Salbi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Zainab Salbi Writer Zainab Salbi is an Iraqi American author, women's rights activist, humanitarian, social entrepreneur, and media commentator who is the founder and former CEO of Washington-based Women for Women ...more

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Stephen Moore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Stephen Moore Editor, Commentator, Businessperson Stephen Moore is an American economic writer and policy analyst. He founded and served as president of the Club for Growth from 1999 to 2004. Moore is a former member of the Wall Street Journal ...more

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Alex Tabarrok is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Alex Tabarrok Professor, Economist Alexander Taghi Tabarrok is a Canadian-American economist and co-author, with Tyler Cowen, of the economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tabarrok and Cowen have also ventured into online education ...more

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Shawn Camp is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Shawn Camp Baseball player Shawn Anthony Camp is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played 11 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago ...more

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Ray Everett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Ray Everett Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Writer Ray Everett, is an American attorney, entrepreneur and author. He was dubbed "the dean of corporate Chief Privacy Officers" by Inter@ctive Week magazine, first creating that title and ...more

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William P. Winfree is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
William P. Winfree Physicist William Paul Winfree is an American experimental physicist who is known for his contributions to the field of nondestructive evaluation. Winfree received his B.A. in 1973 from George Mason ...more

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Kate Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Kate Ziegler Swimmer Kate Marie Ziegler is an American competition swimmer who specializes in freestyle and long-distance events. Ziegler has won a total of fifteen medals in major international competition, ...more

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George Evans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
George Evans Basketball player George Evans is a former basketball standout at George Mason University from 1997-2001. He ranks first all time at George Mason in steals and blocked shots, third in points and rebounds, and ...more

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Lamar Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Lamar Butler Basketball player Lamar Edward Butler, Jr. is an American former basketball player. He was a starting guard for the Patriots of George Mason University during the Patriots' surprising run to the Final Four.

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Sibel Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Sibel Edmonds Translator Sibel Deniz Edmonds is a former Federal Bureau of Investigation translator and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. Edmonds gained public attention following her firing ...more

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Susan Rook is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Susan Rook Newsreader Susan Rook is a journalist and photographer best known for her years as a CNN anchor first co-anchoring "Newsnight" with Patrick Emory and later PrimeNews and "Evening News", ...more

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Tony Skinn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Tony Skinn Basketball player Tony Oludewa Skinn is a Nigerian American professional basketball player, and a former college basketball player, who played starting guard for the George Mason University Patriots. Skinn was ...more

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Archie Kao is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Archie Kao Actor Archie David Kao is an American actor. He is best known to American audiences for series regulars roles on Chicago P.D., Power Rangers Lost Galaxy as well as long-running hit CSI: Crime Scene ...more

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Walter Anderson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Walter Anderson Businessperson, Entrepreneur Walter C. Anderson is an American telephone entrepreneur who was arrested and convicted in the largest tax evasion case in United States history.

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Bob Deuell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Bob Deuell Physician Robert Franklin Deuell, known as Bob Deuell is a physician from Greenville, Texas, who was a Republican member of the Texas Senate. He entered office in 2003 and represented the ten counties of ...more

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Jon Gettman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Jon Gettman Jon B. Gettman is a marijuana reform activist, a leader of the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis, and a former head of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He has a PhD ...more

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Angie Goff is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Angie Goff Journalist Angie Goff is an American broadcast journalist at WRC-TV in Washington D.C. Goff also writes the popular blog OhMyGoff known for showcasing viewer generated content.

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Abdi Bile is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Abdi Bile Abdi Bile is a former middle distance runner who holds multiple Somali national records for various athletics disciplines. In 1987 he became world champion in the 1500 metres, the first Somali ...more

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Sean Connaughton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Sean Connaughton Politician Sean T. Connaughton was the Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2010 until 2014. He served as the Maritime Administrator, the head of the U.S. Maritime ...more

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Alan Webb is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Alan Webb Alan Webb is an American former track and field athlete and current triathlete. He holds the American national record in the mile, with a time of 3:46.91. Webb represented the United States at ...more

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Kristi Lauren Glakas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Kristi Lauren Glakas Kristi Lauren Glakas Ingram is an American beauty pageant contestant.

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Ali al-Tamimi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Ali al-Tamimi Ali Al-Tamimi is a former Fairfax County resident, biologist, and Islamic teacher who was subsequently convicted of inciting terrorism in connection with the Virginia Jihad Network and sentenced ...more

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Patrick Emery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
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Robert Bausch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Robert Bausch Robert Bausch is an American fiction writer, the author of nine novels and one collection of short stories. He is currently a Professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College, and he ...more

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Folarin Campbell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Folarin Campbell Basketball player Folarin Yaovi Campbell is a Nigerian-American basketball player who currently plays for Orlandina Basket of the Lega Basket Serie A. He played college basketball for the George Mason Patriots. ...more

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Gabe Norwood is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Gabe Norwood Gabriel Daniel "Gabe" Norwood is a Filipino-American professional basketball player and a former NCAA basketball player at George Mason University. Norwood is playing for the Rain or ...more

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Mark B. Madsen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Mark B. Madsen Politician Mark Benson Madsen is an American politician and Attorney from Utah. A Republican, he is a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 13th senate district in Utah, and Tooele ...more

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Paul F. Nichols is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Paul F. Nichols Lawyer Paul F. Nichols is a former delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. A Democrat, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November 2007. He represented the 51st district in Prince ...more