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Famous Lamar University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5.9k views32 items

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

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Janis Joplin and Bum Phillips.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Lamar University?” and “Which celebrities are Lamar University alumni?”
  • Janis Joplin1

    Janis Joplin

    Songwriter, Singer

    AgeDec. at 27 (1943-1970)

    BirthplacePort Arthur, Texas, USA

    Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American rock, soul, and blues...  more

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  • Nick Lampson2

    Nick Lampson



    BirthplaceBeaumont, Texas, United States of America

    Nicholas Valentino Lampson (born February 14, 1945) is an American politician from the state...  more
  • Danny Mason3

    Danny Mason

    Golfer, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 69 (1938-2007)

    BirthplaceMonahans, Texas

    Danny Raymond Mason (January 6, 1938 – January 14, 2007) was a golf coach and physical...  more
  • Jack Brooks4

    Jack Brooks

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 90 (1922-2012)

    BirthplaceCrowley, Louisiana, United States of America

    Jack Brooks may refer to: Jack Brooks (cricketer) (born 1984), English cricketer Jack Brooks...  more
  • Keith Carter5

    Keith Carter



    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin

    Keith Carter is an American photographer, educator, and artist noted for his dreamlike photos...  more
  • Kevin Millar6

    Kevin Millar

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Kevin Charles Millar (; born September 24, 1971) is an American former professional baseball...  more

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  • Micah Hoffpauir7

    Micah Hoffpauir

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    James Micah Hoffpauir (born March 1, 1980) is an American former professional baseball first...  more
  • Clay Hensley8

    Clay Hensley

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceTomball, Texas

    Clayton Allen Hensley (born August 31, 1979) is an American former professional baseball...  more
  • Bobby Jancik9

    Bobby Jancik

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 65 (1940-2005)

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Robert Lee Jancik, Jr. (February 9, 1940 – December 24, 2005), also known as Bobby Jancik, was...  more
  • 10

    Colin Ridgway

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 56 (1937-1993)

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Colin Edwin Ridgway (19 February 1937 – 13 May 1993) was an American football punter...  more
  • 11

    Wayne Moore

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 44 (1945-1989)

    BirthplaceBeaumont, Texas

    Solomon Wayne Moore (August 17, 1945 – August 19, 1989) was an NFL offensive tackle in the...  more
  • Tom Sewell12

    Tom Sewell

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Tom Sewell (born March 11, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in...  more
  • 13

    AgeDec. at 28 (1946-1974)

    BirthplaceLongview, Texas

    Karen Gay Silkwood (February 19, 1946 – November 13, 1974) was an American chemical...  more
  • 14

    Ronnie Black



    BirthplaceLovington, New Mexico

    Ronald Jay Black (born May 26, 1958) is an American professional golfer who has played on the...  more
  • Kelly Asbury15

    Kelly Asbury

    Illustrator, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceBeaumont, Texas, United States of America

    Kelly Adam Asbury (born January 15, 1960) is an American animated film director, screenwriter,...  more
  • 16


    James Michael Sarbaugh (born April 25, 1967) is a baseball coach for the Cleveland Indians of...  more
  • Phyllis Davis17


    BirthplacePort Arthur, Texas, United States of America

    Phyllis Ann Davis (July 17, 1940 – September 27, 2013) was an American actress who appeared...  more
  • 18

    Johnny Fuller

    American football player


    BirthplaceBeaumont, Texas

    John Charles Fuller (born March 3, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas) is a former professional American...  more
  • Dawn Coe-Jones19

    Dawn Coe-Jones



    BirthplaceCampbell River, Canada

    Dawn Coe-Jones (October 19, 1960 – November 12, 2016) was a Canadian professional golfer who...  more
  • 20

    Billy Tubbs

    Basketball Coach, Coach


    Billy Duane Tubbs (born March 5, 1935) is a former men's college basketball coach. The Tulsa,...  more
  • Bill Macatee21
    Bill Macatee (born November 17, 1955) is an American sports broadcaster for CBS Sports and...  more
  • 22


    Claude H. Nash (born 1943) was CEO of Bloodstone Ventures plc. from 2007 to 2010. From 2004 to...  more
  • 23

    Robert Nichols



    Robert Lee Nichols (born November 25, 1944) is an American politician who represents the 3rd...  more
  • 24

    Elvin Santos



    BirthplaceTegucigalpa, Honduras

    Elvin Ernesto Santos Ordóñez (born 18 January 1963 in Tegucigalpa) was Vice President of...  more
  • Marvin Hayes25

    Marvin Hayes

    Marvin Hayes is an American painter and illustrator, working primarily in egg tempera and...  more