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

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

List features graduates like Mike Patton, Raymond Carver.

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

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Mike Patton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Mike Patton Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band ...more

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Martin Wong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Martin Wong Martin Wong was a U.S. painter of the late twentieth century.

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Stephen Hillenburg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Stephen Hillenburg Film Score Composer, Television director, Marine biologist Stephen McDannell Hillenburg is an American marine biologist, animator, director, producer, writer, cartoonist, and voice actor. Although associated with several animated television series, he ...more

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Ian Parsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Ian Parsons Musician, Singer Ian Parsons, born on February, 15, 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island is an American Singer/Songwriter and founder of the musical group The Ian Parsons Reject. He sings, plays guitar, drums, ...more

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Steve Selva is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Steve Selva Botanist Steven B. Selva, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, a world-renowned lichenologist, and curator of UMFK's lichen herbarium. ...more

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Trevor Dunn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Trevor Dunn Bassist, Musician Trevor Dunn appeared in the 2007 documentary film The Lost String.

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Wendell Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Wendell Hayes American football player Wendell Hayes is a former American football running back. Wendell played college football at Humboldt State University. He played in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver ...more

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Raymond Carver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Raymond Carver Poet, Author, Writer Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. was an American short story writer and poet. Carver contributed to the revitalization of the American short story in literature during the 1980s.

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Trey Spruance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Trey Spruance Record producer, Guitarist, Musician Preston Lea Spruance III or "Trey Spruance" is an American composer, producer, and musician, perhaps best known as guitarist and keyboardist with Mr. Bungle. He is also leader of the ...more

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Glen Wexler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Glen Wexler Photographer Glen Wexler is an American photographer who is best known for his elaborately staged digital photocompositions of improbable situations.

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Dave Harper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Dave Harper American football player David Douglas Harper is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Humboldt State University and was drafted in ...more

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Jim Dodge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Jim Dodge Novelist, Writer Jim Dodge is an American novelist and poet whose works combine themes of folklore and fantasy, set in a timeless present. He has published three novels—Fup, Not Fade Away, and Stone Junction—and ...more

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Kenneth Fisher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Kenneth Fisher Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur Kenneth Lawrence Fisher is an American investment analyst and the founder, chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments, a money management firm with offices in Woodside, California, San Mateo, ...more

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Jenny Scheinman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Jenny Scheinman Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Jenny Scheinman is an accomplished violinist. Renowned as a jazz violinist, she has credits with artists in many genres. She has collaborated and played with Linda Perry, Norah Jones, Nels ...more

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Robert T. Lackey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Robert T. Lackey Robert T. Lackey is a Canadian born fisheries scientist and political scientist living in the United States. He is best known for his work involving the interplay between science and policy, ...more

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David Bierk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
David Bierk David Bierk, was an American-born Canadian painter. His work is exhibited at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City. According to Askart.com, Bierk was primarily active in California and ...more

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Matt Maiocco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Matt Maiocco Journalist, Writer Matt Maiocco, is an American sports writer best known for his work as the beat reporter of the San Francisco 49ers for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. He currently serves as the San Francisco ...more

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Joe Ledbetter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Joe Ledbetter Joe Ledbetter is an American artist and art toy designer from Los Angeles. He is considered part of the Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow Art Movement and Art and Designer Toys movement.

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Steve Cheek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Steve Cheek Stephen Andrew Cheek was previously a free agent punter in the National Football League who has played for the Kansas City Chiefs. Steve is currently the head coach of the head coach of the ...more

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Thomas Joshua Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Thomas Joshua Cooper Thomas Joshua Cooper is an American photographer of Cherokee descent. He is considered amongst the premier contemporary landscape photographers. Cooper received his bachelor’s degree from ...more

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Kevin Wolthausen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Kevin Wolthausen Kevin Wolthausen is an American football coach and currently the Defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for the Connecticut Huskies football team. He was most recently the special teams ...more

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Trevor Carolan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Trevor Carolan Trevor Carolan is a Canadian writer. He has published 16 books of non-fiction, poetry, fiction, translations and anthologies.

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Claudia Keelan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Claudia Keelan Claudia Keelan is an American poet, writer, and professor.

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Dean L. Bresciani is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Dean L. Bresciani Dr. Dean L. Bresciani was named the 14th president of North Dakota State University on May 24, 2010, by the State Board of Higher Education. NDSU is a student-focused, land-grant, research ...more