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Famous Kean University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 7.4k views17 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplacePerth Amboy, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 lead...  more

    #151 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#725 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#93 of 211 The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

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    Editor, Professor


    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    NationalityUnited States of America, 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 also serves...  more
  • 3


    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 previously...  more
  • 4


    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 received a...  more
  • 5


    BirthplaceDominican Republic

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Julio Tavarez is a Dominican American politician who represents the 5th Ward in the City of Paterson, NJ....  more
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    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
  • 7

    AgeDec. at 46 (1958-2005)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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, until...  more
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    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....  more
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    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 Rossner's...  more
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    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. ...  more
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    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 and a...  more
  • 12
    Television producer, Screenwriter

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 as a...  more
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    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....  more
  • 14


    BirthplaceElizabeth, 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 NJTODAY.NET,...  more
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    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 and...  more
  • 16
    Television producer, Screenwriter

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 1996...  more
  • 17
    Real Estate Broker


    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 3,429 ballots, was...  more