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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 Wanda Sykes is an American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of ...more

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Booker T. Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Educator, Author, Writer Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the ...more

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Septima Poinsette Clark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Educator Septima Poinsette Clark was an American educator and civil rights activist. Clark developed the literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important role in the drive for voting rights ...more

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DJ Envy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Record producer, Rapper, VJ Raashaun Casey, known by his professional name DJ Envy, is an American DJ. He is also one of the three hosts of the syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club with Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha ...more

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Spencer Overton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Commentator, Professor, Author Spencer A. Overton is an American lawyer and law professor of George Washington University Law School. He is a leading election law scholar. Overton is currently serving as the interim President ...more

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William Henry Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Missionary William Henry Sheppard was one of the earliest African Americans to become a missionary for the Presbyterian Church. He spent 20 years in Africa, primarily in and around the Congo Free State, ...more

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Charles Wesley Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Educator Charles Wesley Turnbull, was the 27th Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was born on St. Thomas. Prior to being elected in 1998, he was a professor at the University of the Virgin Islands, ...more

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Spencer Christian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
TV Journalist Spencer Christian 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 weather forecaster for ...more

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Wyvetter H. Younge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Lawyer Wyvetter H. Younge was a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 114th District from 1975 until 2008. She served as the Assistant Majority Leader later in ...more

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Rick Mahorn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Basketball player Derrick Allen "Rick" Mahorn is a retired American NBA basketball player who, at 6'10", played power forward and center. He is currently a radio analyst for the Detroit Pistons. ...more

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Brandon Mychal Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Rapper, Comedian, Actor Brandon Mychal Smith is an American actor, comedian, singer, dancer, and rapper, best known for playing Bug Wendal in Gridiron Gang, Li'l Danny Dawkins in Phil of the Future, Nico Harris in ...more

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Robert Sengstacke Abbott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer Robert Sengstacke Abbott was an African-American lawyer, newspaper publisher and an early African-American Bahá'í. Abbott is the founder of The Chicago Defender newspaper and The ...more

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St. Clair Drake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Sociologist, Professor, Writer John Gibbs St. Clair Drake was an African-American sociologist and anthropologist whose scholarship and activism led him to document much of the social turmoil of the 1960s, establish some of ...more

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Michael K. Fauntroy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Political scientist

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Elisabeth Omilami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Actor, Pastor, Writer Elisabeth Williams-Omilami is an African-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 Allyson Kay Duncan is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is the Fourth Circuit's first female African-American judge.

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Marcus Dixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
American football player Marcus Dwayne Dixon is an American football defensive end who is currently a member of the BC Lions. He 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 Freeman Alphonsa Hrabowski III is a prominent American educator, advocate, and mathematician. In May 1992 he began his term as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, one of ...more

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Charles Phillips is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Businessperson Mr. Phillips has been a Morgan Stanley Director since June 2006. He is President and Director of Oracle Corporation. Before joining Oracle in May 2003, Mr. Phillips served as a Managing Director ...more

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Brandon Fobbs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Actor Brandon Fobbs is a film actor.

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James Carter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
James Carter is a retired American athlete who competed in the 400 m hurdles. His personal best is 47.43, set during the 2005 World Championships in Athletics where he won the silver medal. ...more

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Devin Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Devin Green Basketball player Devin Green is a professional basketball player. He currently plays for Guaros de Lara of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto.

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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 Suzanne LaFlesche Picotte was an Omaha Indian doctor and reformer in the late nineteenth century. She is widely acknowledged as the first female Native American physician. She campaigned for ...more

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Janie Porter Barrett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Janie Porter Barrett Teacher Janie Porter Barrett was an American social reformer, educator and welfare worker. She established the Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls, a pioneering rehabilitation center for ...more

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Biff Henderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Comedian, Stage Manager, Actor James Jackson "Biff" Henderson, Jr. is an American comedian and television personality best known for his work on the Late Show with David Letterman. He is the show's stage manager and ...more

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Jerome Mathis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
American football player Jerome Alvon Mathis is a former American and Canadian football wide receiver and kick returner who played in both the National Football League and the Canadian Football League. He played college ...more

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Bob Mann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
American football player Robert "Bob" Mann was an American football end. A native of New Bern, North Carolina, Mann played college football at Hampton Institute in 1942 and 1943 and at the University of ...more

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Ruth E. Carter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter is an African-American costume designer. She is best known for her work on the films Malcolm X and Amistad, for each of which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best ...more

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Olivia A. Davidson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Olivia A. Davidson Olivia America Davidson Washington was a co-founder of the Tuskegee Institute and the second wife of Booker T. Washington. She was born on June 11, 1854 in Mercer County, Virginia, now Mercer ...more

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Edwin L. Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Edwin L. Walker is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs, Administration on Aging in the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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Kitwana Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Kitwana Jones Kitwana Shaloyd Jones is a former Canadian football defensive end. He most recently played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Saskatchewan ...more

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Kay Coles James is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Kay Coles James Politician Kay Coles James is a conservative Christian and Republican with broad public experience. She is the President and Founder of the Gloucester Institute, a leadership training center for young ...more

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Robin R. Sanders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
Robin R. Sanders Dr. Robin Renee Sanders, is the former US Ambassador to Republic of the Congo from 2002 to 2005 and to Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 and a Doctor of Science 2010 graduate of Robert Morris

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Kendall Langford is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
American football player Kendall Arkel Langford is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2008 NFL ...more

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MC Ride is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
mulletmemer added Musician, Singer Stefan Corbin Burnett, better known by his stage name MC Ride, is an American rapper and visual artist. Burnett is best known as the front-man of Sacramento-based experimental hip hop group ...more

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Aubrey Green is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Hampton University Alumni
AG1 added Aubrey Green