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Famous Hampton University Alumni

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

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

Items include everything from Wanda Sykes to Booker T. Washington and other famous Hampton Pirates!

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

Take a look at some of these Hampton University notable alumni!
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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

Wanda Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy ...more

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Booker T. Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Educator, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 59 (1856-1915)

Birthplace: Hale's Ford, Virginia

Booker Taliaferro Washington (c. 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the ...more

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Septima Poinsette Clark ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Educator

Age: Dec. at 89 (1898-1987)

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina

Septima Poinsette Clark (May 3, 1898 – December 15, 1987) was a black American educator and civil rights activist. Clark developed the literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important ...more
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DJ Envy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Record producer, Rapper, VJ

Age: 41

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Raashaun Casey (born September 3, 1977) is an American disc jockey (DJ) and music producer better known by his professional name DJ Envy. He is 1 of the 3 hosts of the syndicated radio show The ...more

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Spencer Overton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Commentator, Professor, Author

Age: 50

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Spencer A. Overton (born August 11, 1968) is an American lawyer, President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and law professor at George Washington University Law School. ...more
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William Henry Sheppard ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Missionary

Age: Dec. at 62 (1865-1927)

Birthplace: Waynesboro city, Virginia

William Henry Sheppard (March 8, 1865 – November 25, 1927) was one of the earliest African Americans to become a missionary for the Presbyterian Church. He spent 20 years in Africa, primarily in ...more
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Charles Wesley Turnbull ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Educator

Age: 84

Birthplace: Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

Charles Wesley Turnbull (born February 5, 1935), was the sixth elected Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Spencer Christian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
TV Journalist

Age: 71

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Spencer Christian (born July 23, 1947) is an American television broadcaster, best known as the former weather forecaster for ABC's Good Morning America from 1986 to 1998. He currently is the ...more
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Wyvetter H. Younge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 78 (1930-2008)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Wyvetter H. Younge (August 23, 1930 – December 26, 2008) was a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 114th District from 1975 until 2008. She served as the ...more
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Rick Mahorn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 60

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Derrick Allen Mahorn (born September 21, 1958) is an American retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player who played power forward and center. He is currently a radio analyst for the ...more

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Brandon Mychal Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Rapper, Comedian, Actor

Age: 29

Birthplace: USA, New York, Long Island

Brandon Mychal Smith (born May 29, 1989) is an American actor, singer, dancer, and rapper. He is best known for playing Bug Wendal in Gridiron Gang, Li'l Danny Dawkins in Phil of the Future, ...more
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Robert Sengstacke Abbott... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 70 (1870-1940)

Birthplace: St. Simons, Georgia

Robert Sengstacke Abbott (November 24, 1870 – February 29, 1940) was an American lawyer, newspaper publisher and editor. Abbott founded The Chicago Defender in 1905, which grew to have the ...more
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St. Clair Drake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Sociologist, Professor, Writer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1911-1990)

Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia

John Gibbs St. Clair Drake (January 2, 1911 – June 15, 1990) was an African-American sociologist and anthropologist whose scholarship and activism led him to document much of the social turmoil ...more
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Michael K. Fauntroy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Political scientist

Age: 52

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Elisabeth Omilami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Actor, Pastor, Writer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

Elisabeth Williams-Omilami (born February 18, 1951) is an American human rights activist and an actress.
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Allyson Kay Duncan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Judge

Age: 67

Birthplace: Durham County, Durham, Wake County, Area codes 919 and 984, United States of America, + more

Allyson Kay Duncan (born September 5, 1951, in Durham, North Carolina) is a former United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She was the Fourth ...more
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Marcus Dixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
American football player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Rome, Georgia

Marcus Dwayne Dixon (born September 16, 1984) is an American football coach and a former defensive end who was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college ...more
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Freeman A. Hrabowski III... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Freeman A. Hrabowski III

Age: 68

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

Freeman Alphonsa Hrabowski III (born August 13, 1950) is a prominent African American educator, advocate, and mathematician. In May 1992 he began his term as president of the University of ...more
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Charles Phillips is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 60

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas

Charles E. Phillips (born June 1959) is an American business executive in the tech industry. Since late 2010 he has been the CEO of Infor, a company that specializes in enterprise software ...more
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Brandon Fobbs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Actor

Age: 37

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Brandon Fobbs (born April 19, 1981) is an American actor. He had a recurring role on HBO television series The Wire as Fruit. He also appeared in Pride (2007) and This Christmas and The Devil's
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James Carter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni

Age: 40

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

James Carter (born May 7, 1978) is an American athlete who competed in the 400 m hurdles. His personal best of 47.43 was set when winning the silver medal at the 2005 World Championships. As of ...more
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Devin Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Devin Green Basketball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Devin Green (born October 25, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Atlético Echagüe of the Liga Nacional de Básquet. He played college
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Susan La Flesche Picotte... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Susan La Flesche Picotte Physician

Age: Dec. at 50 (1865-1915)

Birthplace: Nebraska

Susan LaFlesche Picotte (June 17, 1865 – September 18, 1915) was an Omaha Native American doctor and reformer in the late 19th century. She is widely acknowledged as the first Native American to ...more
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Janie Porter Barrett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Janie Porter Barrett Teacher

Age: Dec. at 83 (1865-1948)

Birthplace: Athens, Georgia

Janie Porter Barrett (née Porter) (August 9, 1865 – August 27, 1948) was an American social reformer, educator and welfare worker. She established the Virginia Industrial School for ...more
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Biff Henderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Comedian, Stage Manager, Actor

Age: 72

Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

James Jackson "Biff" Henderson, Jr. (born October 3, 1946) is an American comedian and television personality best known for his work on the Late Show with David Letterman. He was the ...more