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

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

A list made up of graduates like Artis Gilmore and Dee Brown.

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

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Clint Crisher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Performer, Video editor, Musician  Clint Crisher and his catalog of over 100 songs, provides popular material for the likes of XM Satellite Radio, ABC Radio Networks and nightclubs across the country. Clint is a prolific ...more

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William Forsythe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Choreographer, Dancer William Forsythe is an American dancer and choreographer resident in Frankfurt am Main in Hessen. He is known internationally for his work with the Ballet Frankfurt and The Forsythe Company. ...more

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Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Baseball player, Athlete Daniel Thomas Murphy is an American professional baseball player. A right-handed fielder and left-handed hitter, he currently plays second base for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He ...more

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David M. Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Accountant, Businessperson David M. Walker served as United States Comptroller General from 1998 to 2008, and is Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative. He was considered a potential contender for the ...more

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Otis Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Basketball player Otis Fitzgerald Smith is a retired American professional basketball player and former general manager of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He is currently the head coach for the Grand Rapids Drive of the ...more

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Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Basketball player Artis Gilmore is a retired American Hall of Fame basketball player who played in the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association. Artis was inducted into the Naismith ...more

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Bertice Berry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Comedian, Novelist, Author Bertice Berry is an American sociologist, author, lecturer, and educator.

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Timothy P. Cost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Timothy P. Cost is Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, ARAMARK Corporation. In this position, Mr. Cost is responsible for all the companys global external and internal communications ...more

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Donnie Hammond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Donnie Hammond Golfer Donald William Hammond is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour. Hammond was born in Frederick, Maryland. He attended Jacksonville ...more

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Christy Tebow Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Missionary Christy Tebow Allen is a sister of Tim Tebow, Heisman trophy winner.

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Jay Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Comedian, Radio personality, Actor Jay Thomas is an American actor, comedian, and radio talk show host. His notable television roles include a co-starring role on the second season of Mork and Mindy, Eddie LeBec in Cheers, Jack ...more

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Nick Regilio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Baseball player Nicholas D. Regilio is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played two seasons at the major league level, playing for the Texas Rangers. He was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 2nd ...more

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Dee Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach DeCovan Kadell "Dee" Brown is a retired American professional basketball player who spent twelve seasons in the NBA, playing for the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and Orlando Magic. ...more

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Brenda Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Writer Brenda Jackson is an American novelist who writes contemporary multicultural romance novels. She was the first African-American author to have a novel published as part of the Silhouette Desire ...more

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Brian Kallman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Brian Kallman Brian Kallman is an American soccer player currently playing for Minnesota United FC in the North American Soccer League.

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David J. Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
David J. Dorsett David John “Jack” Dorsett is a Corporate Vice President for Cyber and C4 at Northrop Grumman, and a retired vice admiral of the U.S. Navy. He was the first Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for ...more

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Armando Codina is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Armando Codina Armando Codina is Executive Chairman of Codina Partners, LLC, a real estate investment and development firm based in Coral Gables, Florida. Mr. Codina formed Codina Partners in 2009 and through ...more

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Tommy Hazouri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Tommy Hazouri Politician Tommy Hazouri is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1974 to 1986, as Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida from 1987 to ...more

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Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Sam Jones Politician Samuel Leon Jones is an American politician who was elected as and served as the mayor of Mobile, Alabama from September 2005 until August 2013. He is Mobile's first African-American mayor. He ...more

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Tom McMillan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Tom McMillan Baseball player Thomas Erwin "Tom" McMillan, also known as "Tommy" McMillan, is a retired professional baseball player whose career spanned seven seasons, including one in Major League ...more

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Kevin Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Kevin Sheppard Basketball player Kevin Sheppard is a basketball player.

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Leon Benbow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Leon Benbow Leon Benbow is a retired American basketball player. He played collegiately for the Jacksonville University. He was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 2nd round of the 1974 NBA Draft and by ...more

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Ronnie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Ronnie Murphy Ronald T. Murphy is a retired American basketball player who was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the 1987 NBA Draft. A 6'5" and 225 lb forward, Murphy played in ...more

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Shawnae Jebbia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Shawnae Jebbia Shawnae Jebbia is an entertainer and former beauty queen from Mansfield, Massachusetts who won the Miss USA title in 1998. Jebbia won the Miss Massachusetts USA title in 1997, in her first ...more

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Ernest Matthew Mickler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Ernest Matthew Mickler Ernest Matthew Mickler was the author of White Trash Cooking, a cookbook with recipes from the American Southeast. Mickler grew up in rural Florida. Mickler also wrote Sinkin Spells, Hot ...more

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Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Politician Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was a Nigerian senator who represented the People's Democratic Party in Osun State. He became a member of the Nigerian Senate in 2007. He ran for reelection in April 2011 ...more

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Micah Ross is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Micah Ross Micah Ross played wide receiver in the NFL for four seasons. He attended Jacksonville University from 1995–1998. While at JU, he played basketball from 1995 to 1998 when his years of basketball ...more

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Alvin Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Politician Alvin Brown is an American politician who is Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. The first African American elected to the position, he succeeded John Peyton on July 1, 2011. He is a member of the ...more

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Doug Carn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Doug Carn Doug Carn is an American jazz musician from St. Augustine, Florida, formerly married to Jean Carne and known for his several albums released for Black Jazz Records. He studied oboe and ...more

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Delroy Allen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Delroy Allen Delroy Allen is a retired Jamaican-American soccer goalkeeper who played professionally in the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League and United Soccer League. Allen graduated from ...more

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Ken Underwood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Ken Underwood

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Will Weatherford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Will Weatherford Politician Will Weatherford was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014, representing the 61st District from 2006 to 2012 and the 38th District, which included eastern ...more

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John A. Wright is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
John A. Wright John A. Wright is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Wright was the Majority Caucus Chairman in the Oklahoma House of Representatives before he was soundly defeated in the ...more

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Russell Knox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Russell Knox Russell Knox is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Knox played on the NGA Hooters Tour from 2008 to 2010, picking up two victories in the process. He joined the Nationwide ...more

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Michael Hackett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Michael Hackett Michael "Mike" Hackett is a retired American professional basketball player. He attended Jacksonville University, where he was considered by University of Alabama at Birmingham coach ...more

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Alex Boylan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Alex Boylan Alex Boylan is known as a reality TV contestant, TV show host and producer. He first came to public attention as part of the winning team together with his friend Chris Luca in the second season ...more

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Joan Johnston is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Joan Johnston Joan Johnston is a best-selling American author of over forty contemporary and historical romance novels.

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Byron Adams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Byron Adams Byron Adams is an American composer, conductor, and musicologist.

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Jason Clark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Jacksonville University Alumni
Jason Clark