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

The list you're viewing is made up of different graduates like Ruud Lubbers and Nick McDonald.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Grand Valley State University?” and “Which celebrities are Grand Valley State University alumni?”

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Brian Calley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Brian Calley Politician, Banker Brian Nelson Calley is the 63rd and current Lieutenant Governor of Michigan. Currently, he is the youngest lieutenant governor in the United States and the second youngest in Michigan history. A ...more

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Ruud Lubbers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Ruud Lubbers Activist, Businessperson, Politician Rudolphus Franciscus Marie "Ruud" Lubbers is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 4 November 1982 until 22 ...more

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Matt Thornton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Matt Thornton Baseball player Matthew J. Thornton, is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. Thornton has previously played in MLB for the Seattle Mariners, ...more

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Rob Rubick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Rob Rubick American football player Robin James Rubick is a former NFL Tight End for the Detroit Lions. He attended Grand Valley State. He was drafted in the 1982 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions in the twelfth round. As an NFL ...more

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John Beyrle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
John Beyrle John Ross Beyrle, a career Foreign Service Officer and specialist in Russian and Eastern European affairs, was Ambassador of the United States to the Russian Federation from July 3, 2008 until ...more

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Allyssa DeHaan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Allyssa DeHaan Allyssa DeHaan is an American former collegiate basketball and volleyball player. She played for Michigan State University from 2006 to 2010. She is ranked as the fourth all-time in career ...more

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Jeff Chadwick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Jeff Chadwick American football player Jeffrey Allan Chadwick, is a former professional American football player. A 6'3", 185-lb. wide receiver from Grand Valley State University, Chadwick was never drafted by a National ...more

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Keyonta Marshall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Keyonta Marshall American football player Keyonta D. Marshall is an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. The Philadelphia Eagles signed him out of Grand Valley State University. Marshall appeared in one ...more

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Patrick Sheane Duncan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Patrick Sheane Duncan Screenwriter, Film Director Patrick Sheane Duncan is a screenwriter.

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Eric Fowler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Eric Fowler American football player Eric Fowler is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Detroit Lions. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football ...more

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Cullen Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Cullen Finnerty American football player Cullen Finnerty was an American football quarterback whose most recent team in the National Football League was the Denver Broncos. He was originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an ...more

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David Kircus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
David Kircus American football player David Kircus is a former gridiron football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft after playing college football at Grand Valley State ...more

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Frosty Wooldridge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Frosty Wooldridge Journalist Forrest "Frosty" Wooldridge is an American journalist, writer, environmentalist, traveler, and figure in the anti-illegal immigration movement in the United States. Wooldridge has had ...more

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Josh Bourke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Josh Bourke American football player Joshua Nathan Bourke is a professional Canadian football player currently playing for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

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Derrick Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Derrick Jones American football player Derrick Brandon Jones is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Grand Valley State. ...more

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David R. Hekman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
David R. Hekman David R. Hekman is an assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Hekman is most notable for his research focusing on improving ...more

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Mike Gravier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Mike Gravier Mike Gravier is an American football coach and former player in the United States. He played college football at Grand Valley State University and is currently an assistant coach at Valparaiso ...more

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Brandon Carr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Brandon Carr American football player Brandon Carey Carr is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. ...more

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Bill Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Bill Sheridan Coach Bill Sheridan is an American football coach, is currently the linebackers coach for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. Sheridan was previously the defensive coordinator for the ...more

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Thomas Hooker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Thomas Hooker Politician Thomas Hooker is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He is currently a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 77th District which covers the city ...more

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Nick McDonald is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Nick McDonald American football player Nicholas James "Nick" McDonald is an American football guard and center who currently plays for the Cleveland Browns. McDonald was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Green Bay ...more

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Rick Outman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Rick Outman Politician Rick Outman is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He is currently a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 70th District which covers Montcalm ...more

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Virgil L. Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Virgil L. Sharpton Virgil L. Sharpton is the Associate Director for Science at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining the LPI in 2011, he was Vice Chancellor for Research at the ...more

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Dan Skuta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Dan Skuta American football player Dan Skuta is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He played college football at Grand Valley State University, and was signed by the ...more

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Frank Foster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Frank Foster Politician Frank Foster is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 107th District. Foster was elected in 2010 and ...more

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Derek Bailey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Derek Bailey Derek J. Bailey served as Tribal Chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians beginning in 2008. He also served prior on Tribal Council from 2004-2008. On October 1, 2011, ...more

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Christopher Rugh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
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Darnell Earley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Darnell Earley Darnell Earley is an American politician and the current city manager of Saginaw, Michigan and emergency financial manager of Flint, Michigan. He served as interim mayor of Flint, Michigan after ...more

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Cameron Bradfield is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Cameron Bradfield American football player Cameron Bradfield is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football ...more

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Tony Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Tony Ferguson Anthony Armand "Tony" Ferguson is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division for the UFC. Ferguson was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar ...more

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Steven Rinella is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Steven Rinella Writer Steven Rinella is an outdoorsman, writer, and television personality known for translating the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He is the author of The Scavenger's Guide to ...more

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Todd Carter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Grand Valley State University Alumni
Todd Carter Todd Carter is a former American football placekicker. He was signed by Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football for Grand Valley State University. He has ...more