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List Rules People 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?”
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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Songwriter, Singer
Janis Lyn Joplin was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo ...more
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Nick Lampson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Politician
Nicholas Valentino 'Nick' Lampson is an American politician from the state of Texas and was a Congressman representing the 22nd Congressional District and the 9th Congressional District of ...more
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Danny Mason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Golfer, Teacher
Danny Raymond Mason was a golf coach and physical education professor who was affiliated with Texas Tech University in Lubbock for more than three decades. Under Mason's leadership, the Tech ...more
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Jack Brooks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Jack Bascom Brooks was a Democratic lawmaker from Beaumont, Texas, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 42 years. Defeated in 1994, Brooks was the most senior Representative ever ...more
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Keith Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Keith Carter Photographer
Keith Carter is an American photographer, educator, and artist noted for his dreamlike photos of people, animals and objects.
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Kevin Millar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Baseball player
Kevin Charles Millar is an American former professional baseball first baseman and current analyst for MLB Network and New England Sports Network. He currently is a host along with Chris Rose on ...more
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Micah Hoffpauir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Baseball player
James Micah Hoffpauir is an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder who is currently a free agent. He was drafted in 2000 by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 44th round, but ...more
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Clay Hensley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Baseball player
Clayton Allen Hensley is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Hensley has played in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres, Florida Marlins, and San Francisco Giants.
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Bobby Jancik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
American football player
Robert Lee Jancik, Jr., also known as Bobby Jancik, was an American college and professional football player, who played for the American Football League's Houston Oilers from 1962 through 1967. ...more
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Colin Ridgway is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
American football player
Colin Edwin Ridgway was an American football punter distinguished as being the first Australian to play in the National Football League.
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Wayne Moore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Wayne Moore American football player
Solomon Wayne Moore was a former NFL offensive tackle who played nine seasons with the Miami Dolphins. He was a member of the Miami Dolphins' undefeated team in 1972. In 1970, the Dolphins' new ...more
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Tom Sewell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Basketball player
Tom Sewell is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Pensacola, Florida and a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Sewell played collegiately with the Cardinals of ...more
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Karen Silkwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Activist
Karen Gay Silkwood was an American chemical technician and labor union activist known for raising concerns about corporate practices related to health and safety of workers in a nuclear ...more
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Ronnie Black is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Ronnie Black Golfer
Ronald Jay Black is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour. Black was born in Lovington, New Mexico. He attended Lamar University in ...more
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Kelly Asbury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Illustrator, Screenwriter, Actor
Kelly Adam Asbury is an American film director, screenwriter, voice actor, published children's book author/illustrator, and non-fiction author. He is best known for being an artist in a variety ...more
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Mike Sarbaugh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Manager
James Michael Sarbaugh is a baseball coach for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. He is a former minor league baseball player and minor league manager for the Columbus Clippers the ...more
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Phyllis Davis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Actor
Phyllis Elizabeth Davis was an American actress who appeared primarily on television. She was most notably a part of the cast of Aaron Spelling's dramatic series Vega$, playing the character ...more
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Johnny Fuller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
American football player
John Charles Fuller is a former professional American football player. He played eight seasons as a safety in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints and ...more
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Dawn Coe-Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Dawn Coe-Jones Golfer
Dawn Coe-Jones is a Canadian professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. She competed under her maiden name, Dawn Coe, until her marriage in November 1992. Coe-Jones was born in Campbell ...more
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Billy Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach
Billy Tubbs is a former men's college basketball coach. The Tulsa, Oklahoma native has been the head coach of his alma mater Lamar University, the University of Oklahoma and Texas Christian ...more
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Bill Macatee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Bill Macatee is an American sports broadcaster for CBS Sports and the Tennis Channel.
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Claude H. Nash is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Chemist
Claude H. Nash was CEO of Bloodstone Ventures plc. from 2007 to 2010. From 2004 to 2006 he was Vice President, Research and Development at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. He ...more
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Robert Nichols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Robert Nichols Politician
Robert Nichols is the Republican senator for the 3rd District in the Texas Senate.
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Elvin Santos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Elvin Santos Politician
Elvin Ernesto Santos Ordóñez was Vice President of Honduras between 27 January 2006 and 18 November 2008, when he resigned to stand as a Liberal Party candidate for the Presidency ...more
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Marvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lamar University Alumni
Marvin Hayes
Marvin Hayes is an American painter and illustrator, working primarily in egg tempera and copperplate etchings.