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

This list is made up of a variety of graduates, including Richie Sambora and Junot Díaz.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Kean University?” and “Which celebrities are Kean University alumni?”
Richie Sambora is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
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Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who was longtime lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for thirty years. He and frontman Jon Bon Jovi formed the primary songwriting unit of the band. He has also released three solo albums: Stranger in This Town in 1991, Undiscovered Soul in 1998, and Aftermath of the Lowdown, released in September 2012. ...more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA

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#58 on The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

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Junot Díaz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
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Junot Díaz is a Dominican American writer, creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and fiction editor at Boston Review. He also serves on the board of advisers for Freedom University, a volunteer organization in Georgia that provides post-secondary instruction to undocumented immigrants. Central to Díaz's work is the immigrant experience. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, in 2008. He is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow. ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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#41 on The Greatest Living Writers & Most Famous Authors Today

#39 on The 30+ Best Living Novelists & Fiction Authors Today, Ranked

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Nellie Pou is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
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Nelida "Nellie" Pou is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey Senate since 2012, representing the 35th Legislative District. She previously represented the 35th district in the General Assembly. When Pou was sworn into the Assembly on January 29, 1997, to succeed Bill Pascrell, she became the first woman and the first Hispanic to represent the 35th district. ...more

Age: 61

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Nicholas Scutari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
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Nicholas Scutari

Nicholas P. Scutari is an American Democratic Party politician, who has been serving in the New Jersey State Senate since 2004, where he represents the 22nd Legislative District. Before his election the Senate, Scutari was a member of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, where he became the youngest Freeholder Chairman in county history. He served as Freeholder Chairman in 1999, after serving a year as Freeholder Vice Chairman. Prior to being a freeholder, he served as a member of the Board of Education in Linden. He was nominated for the Senate after Senator Joseph Suliga announced that he would not seek re-election after a female casino employee in Atlantic City accused him of ...more

Age: 49