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Famous Kean University Alumni

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Updated October 13, 2018 7k views 17 items

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

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?”
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Richie Sambora is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 59

Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA

Richard Stephen Sambora (born July 11, 1959) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for 30 years. Sambora and ...more

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Junot Díaz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Editor, Professor, Novelist

Age: 50

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Junot Díaz (born December 31, 1968) is a Dominican-American writer, creative writing professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and fiction editor at Boston Review. He ...more
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Nellie Pou is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Politician

Age: 62

Nelida "Nellie" Pou (born May 20, 1956) is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey Senate since 2012, representing the 35th Legislative District. She ...more
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Nicholas Scutari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Nicholas Scutari Politician

Age: 50

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. Scutari ...more
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Julio Tavarez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Julio Tavarez Teacher

Age: 42

Birthplace: Dominican Republic

Julio Tavarez is a Dominican American politician who represents the 5th Ward in the City of Paterson, NJ.
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Bruce Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Bruce Williams

Age: 87

Bruce H. Williams (February 18, 1932—February 9, 2019) was an American radio host, entrepreneur, writer and former mayor. His nationally syndicated talk show, The Bruce Williams Show, aired ...more
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Joseph Suliga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Joseph Suliga Politician

Age: Dec. at 47 (1958-2005)

Joseph Suliga (December 25, 1957 – February 18, 2005) was an American Democratic Party politician, who served in the New Jersey State Senate, where he represented the 22nd Legislative District, ...more
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Petter Villegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Petter Villegas

Age: 43

Birthplace: Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Petter Villegas (born November 15, 1975 in Esmeraldas) is an Ecuadorian-born Puerto Rican footballer who played for Puerto Rico Islanders in the North American Soccer League.
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Roseann Quinn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Roseann Quinn

Age: Dec. at 29 (1944-1973)

Roseann Quinn (November 17, 1944 – January 2, 1973) was an American schoolteacher in New York City who was stabbed to death in 1973 by a man she met at a bar. Her murder inspired Judith ...more
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Maria Vizcarrondo-De Sot... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Maria Vizcarrondo-De Soto

Age: 68

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Maria Vizcarrondo-De Soto (born c. 1951) is the first woman and Latina to become the President and CEO of the United Way of Essex and West Hudson.
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Hela Yungst is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Hela Yungst

Age: Dec. at 50 (1952-2002)

Birthplace: Hillside, New Jersey

Hela Yungst Hochman (January 15, 1950 - February 24, 2002), also known as Hela Young, was an American television entertainer and beauty pageant winner. She was a promoter of Holocaust awareness ...more
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Vic Rauseo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter
Vic Rauseo is an American television producer and writer. He is best known for his work on the television series Frasier, for which he received three Primetime Emmy Awards in 1994, 1995 and 1996 ...more
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Alex Blanco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Alex Blanco

Age: 47

Birthplace: Dominican Republic

Alex Blanco (born 1972) is an American politician and mayor of Passaic, New Jersey, United States. He is the first elected and second serving Dominican-American mayor in the United States.
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James J. Devine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
James J. Devine Journalist

Age: 57

Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey

James J. Devine, is an American Democratic Party political consultant, philosopher and journalist. Devine authors a periodic column entitled, 'Voice of the People' that is published in ...more
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Bob Gullo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Bob Gullo

Age: 53

Robert Gullo (born March 16, 1965) is the president and founder of Electronics Design Group (EDG) a private company that specializes in the design, integration, and installation of home theaters ...more
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Linda Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Writer
Linda Morris is an American television producer and writer. She is best known for her work on the television series Frasier, for which she received three Primetime Emmy Awards in 1994, 1995 and ...more
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Fernando González... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Kean University Alumni
Fernando González Real Estate Broker

Age: 71

Fernando A. González is a Democratic Party politician who was elected to the Perth Amboy, New Jersey, City Council on May 13, 2008 and took office on July 1, 2008. González, with ...more