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Famous James Madison University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to James Madison University and be of some renown.

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

Charles Haley and Reshma Shetty are included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to James Madison University?” and “Which celebrities are James Madison University alumni?”
  • 1

    Marcia Angell

    Editor, Physician
    Marcia Angell (; born April 20, 1939) is an American physician, author, and the first woman to...  more
  • 2

    LeRoi Moore

    Songwriter, Musician
    LeRoi Holloway Moore (September 7, 1961 – August 19, 2008) was an American saxophonist. He was...  more
  • 3

    Elliott Sadler

    Race car driver
    Elliott William Barnes Sadler (born April 30, 1975) is an American professional stock car...  more
  • 4

    Steve Buckhantz

    Announcer, Sports commentator
    Steve Buckhantz (born June 19, 1955) is a television play-by-play announcer. Most recently for...  more
  • 5

    Lindsay Czarniak

    Journalist, Sports Anchor
    Lindsay Ann Czarniak (born November 7, 1977), is an American sports anchor and reporter. She...  more

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    #12 of 46 The Best SportsCenter Anchors of All Time#25 of 67 The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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    Gary Clark

    American football player
    Gary C. Clark (born May 1, 1962) is an American former professional football player who was a...  more


    #108 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#657 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

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    Akeem Jordan

    American football player
    Akeem Raphael Jordan (born August 17, 1985) is a Canadian football linebacker, most recently...  more
  • 8

    Charles Haley

    American football player
    Charles Lewis Haley (born January 6, 1964) is a former American football linebacker and...  more

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    #40 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#20 of 154 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

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    Christopher Soghoian (born 1981) is a privacy researcher and activist. He is currently working...  more
  • 10

    Angela Orebaugh

    Computer scientist
    Angela Orebaugh is a cyber technology and security author and researcher. She is known for her...  more
  • 11

    Emmett Hanger

    Real Estate Broker
    Emmett Wilson Hanger Jr. (born August 2, 1948, in Staunton, Virginia) is an American...  more
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    As Boeing chief information officer (CIO) and vice president of the Information Technology...  more
  • 13

    Phil Vassar

    Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
    Phillip George Vassar Jr. (born May 28, 1964) is an American country music artist. Vassar made...  more

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    #100 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time#107 of 200 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

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    Ross Copperman

    Singer-songwriter, Singer
    Ross Copperman (born October 1, 1982) is a Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter and...  more
  • 15

    Kirk Cox

    Marvin Kirkland "Kirk" Cox (born August 17, 1957) is an American politician and a former high...  more
  • 16

    Dion Foxx

    American football player
    Dion Lamont Foxx (born June 11, 1971 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former American football...  more
  • 17

    Scott Norwood

    American football player
    Scott Allan Norwood (born July 17, 1960) is a former American football placekicker who played...  more
  • 18

    Ed Perry

    American football player
    Edward Lewis "Ed" Perry, Jr. (born September 1, 1974) is a former American football player who...  more
  • 19

    Tony Schiavone

    Announcer, Television producer
    Noah Anthony "Tony" Schiavone Jr. (, shə-VON-ee; born November 7, 1957) is an American...  more
  • 20

    Phoef Sutton

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Robert Christopher Sutton is an American writer and producer. His film credits include Mrs....  more
  • 21

    Butch Taylor

    Musician, Composer
    Butch Taylor (born Clarence Francis Taylor on April 13, 1961 in Shawsville, Virginia) is a...  more
  • 22

    Karen McCullah Lutz

    Novelist, Film Producer
    Karen McCullah Lutz, who uses the professional name Karen McCullah) is a Filipino-born...  more
  • 23

    Ron Burke

    Ronald A. "Ron" Burke (born September 27, 1963) is an American anchor/reporter and television...  more
  • 24

    Tamera Young

    Tamera Young (born October 30, 1986) is an American basketball player for the Las Vegas Aces...  more
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    Billy Sample

    Basketball player, Baseball player
    William Amos Sample (born April 2, 1955), is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who...  more