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

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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Jennifer Hudson and Chad Ochocinco.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Langston University?” and “Which celebrities are Langston University alumni?”
Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
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Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place. As an actress, she made her film debut portraying Effie White in Dreamgirls, for which she gained worldwide acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also appeared in such films as Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees and Winnie Mandela. As a singer, Hudson won a Grammy Award for her debut album, Jennifer Hudson, released in 2008. The album spawned the hit single "Spotlight" and was certified gold by ...more

Age: 36

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Also Ranked

#55 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#5 on The Best American Idol Contestants Ever

#48 on The Best Current Female Singers

#66 on The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

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Bessie Coleman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
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Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license. ...more

Age: Died at 34 (1892-1926)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas, United States of America

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Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
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Chad Javon Johnson, formerly Chad Ochocinco, is a gridiron football wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He played college football for both Santa Monica College and Oregon State University. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and played for the Bengals for ten seasons. In 2011, Johnson was traded to the New England Patriots. In his lone season with the Patriots, he played in Super Bowl XLVI. During the 2012 preseason, Johnson played for the Miami Dolphins, but was released following his domestic violence arrest. In April 2011, CNBC listed the then-Ochocinco as No. 1 on its list of "Most Influential Athletes ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

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#43 on The Fastest NFL Players of All Time

#22 on The Funniest Professional Athletes

#36 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#6 on The Best Dance Partner of Cheryl Burke on DWTS

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Nancy C. Riley represented Oklahoma State Senate District 37 which is located in Tulsa County and includes Bixby, Jenks, Lotsee, Tulsa and Sand Springs from 2000 to 2008. Riley grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Edison High School. She attended Oklahoma Christian College for three years, then married and started a family. Riley's first husband died from a brain tumor. During that time Riley was forced to live on food stamps. She later graduated from Langston University and began teaching elementary school in the Tulsa Public Schools system. ...more

Age: 60

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

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