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Famous Greenville College Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Greenville College and be of some renown.

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

Everything from Jars of Clay to Daniel Gula is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Greenville College?” and “Which celebrities are Greenville College alumni?”
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Daniel Gula is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Editor, Musician, Actor

Age: 32

Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States of America

Daniel Gula is a musician in the Independent Rock band Redding. His style of guitar playing is known to be more pedal and effect oriented rather than complex guitar patterns. He currently lives ...more
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Alfred Harrison Joy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Astronomer

Age: Dec. at 91 (1882-1973)

Alfred Harrison Joy (September 23, 1882, Greenville, Illinois – April 18, 1973, Pasadena, California) was an astronomer best known for his work on stellar distances, the radial motion of stars, ...more
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Mary Previte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Mary Previte Writer

Age: 86

Birthplace: Kaifeng, China

Mary Evelyn Previte (born September 7, 1932 in Kaifeng, China) is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where she represented the 6th legislative ...more
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Scott Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Manager, Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

Scott Schwartz (born May 12, 1968) is an American former child actor best known for his roles in The Toy, A Christmas Story and Kidco.
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Matt Bronleewe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Matthew Ryan Bronleewe (born December 13, 1973) is an American record producer, musician, novelist and songwriter.
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Charlie Lowell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Songwriter, Musician

Age: 45

Birthplace: Rochester, New York

Charlie Lowell (born Charles Daniel Lowell on October 21, 1973) is an American pianist most known for being the pianist and keyboardist for Christian alternative folk rock group Jars of Clay.
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Dan Haseltine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Songwriter, Singer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Hampden, Massachusetts, United States of America

Daniel Paul "Dan" Haseltine (born January 12, 1973) is an American singer best known as lead vocalist for Christian alternative folk rock group Jars of Clay. Haseltine has performed ...more
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Esther Snyder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: Dec. at 86 (1920-2006)

Birthplace: Sorento, Illinois

Esther Lavelle Snyder (née Johnson) (January 7, 1920 – August 4, 2006) was an American businesswoman. She co-founded In-N-Out Burger, with her husband Harry Snyder, in 1948.
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Howard Zahniser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Howard Zahniser

Age: Dec. at 58 (1906-1964)

Birthplace: Franklin, Pennsylvania

Howard Clinton Zahniser (February 25, 1906 – May 5, 1964) was an American environmental activist. For nearly 20 years, he helped lead The Wilderness Society as executive secretary, executive ...more
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Ernest L. Boyer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 67 (1928-1995)

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio

Ernest LeRoy Boyer (September 13, 1928 – December 8, 1995) was an American educator who most notably served as Chancellor of the State University of New York, United States Commissioner of ...more
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Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Jars of Clay is a Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. They met at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois.Jars of Clay consists of Dan Haseltine on vocals, Charlie Lowell on piano ...more

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Leila Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Leila Fletcher

Age: Dec. at 89 (1899-1988)

Leila Fletcher (August 12, 1899 – April 9, 1988) was a Canadian pianist, composer, publisher, music editor and educator.
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Jon Stamm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Jon Stamm Screenwriter, Film Editor, Drummer
Jon Stamm is a film director and screenwriter. Jon Stamm is also the drummer for the Indie rock band Redding. His style of drumming revolves around complex snare rhythms and syncopation.
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Phyllis Holmes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Phyllis Holmes
Phyllis Holmes was a longtime basketball coach for Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. She also served as a women's Olympic assistant coach for USA Basketball. She was inducted into the ...more
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Stephanie Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Songwriter, Singer
Stephanie Smith is an American contemporary Christian music singer/songwriter. She is signed to Gotee Records. Her first studio album, Not Afraid, was released on May 27, 2008 digitally and in ...more
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Winnie Ruth Judd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 93 (1905-1998)

Winnie Ruth Judd (January 29, 1905 – October 23, 1998), born Winnie Ruth McKinnell, also known as Marian Lane, was a medical secretary in Phoenix, Arizona, who was accused of murdering her ...more
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John Hammond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
John Hammond

Age: 64

Birthplace: Zion, Illinois

John Hammond (born July 19, 1954) is an American basketball executive who is the general manager of the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Previously, Hammond had been ...more
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Coleman Griffith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Coleman Griffith

Age: Dec. at 73 (1893-1966)

Birthplace: Guthrie Center, Iowa

Coleman Roberts Griffith (May 22, 1893 – February 7, 1966) was an American sport psychologist. Born in Iowa, he is considered the founder of American sport psychology. Griffith studied at ...more
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Dan Layus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Dan Layus
Dan Layus is a member of the musical group, Augustana.
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Robert Briner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Greenville College Alumni
Robert Briner

Age: 83

Robert (Bob) Briner (28 August 1935 – 1999) was a leading figure in professional sports management, an Emmy Award-winning television producer, and president of ProServ Television. Briner was the ...more