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

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

Everything from Dina Meyer to Denise Vasi is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Long Island University?” and “Which celebrities are Long Island University alumni?”

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Ray Dalio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Businessperson Ray Dalio is an American businessman and founder of the investment firm Bridgewater Associates. In 2012, Dalio appeared on the annual Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the ...more

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Art Rust, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Sports commentator Arthur George "Art" Rust, Jr. was a successful sports broadcaster for half a century. He was also a sports historian and author. He was considered by many to have been the godfather of ...more

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Dina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Model, Actor Dina Meyer is an American film and television actress who played Barbara Gordon in Birds of Prey, Dizzy Flores in Starship Troopers, and Detective Allison Kerry in the Saw films. She portrayed ...more

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Lynda Lopez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Journalist, Actor, Disc jockey Lynda Lopez is an American journalist and the younger sister of actress and singer Jennifer Lopez.

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William R. Nuti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Businessperson

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Kamal Dua is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Kamal Dua serves as Senior Vice President and General Auditor of Comcast Corporation.

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Nancy Hicks Maynard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Publisher, Journalist Nancy Alene Hicks Maynard was an American publisher, journalist, former owner of The Oakland Tribune, and co-founder of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. She was the first ...more

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Terry Semel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Terry Semel is an American corporate executive who was the chairman and CEO of Yahoo! Incorporated. Previously, Semel spent 24 years at Warner Bros., where he served as chairman and co-chief ...more

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Brian Kilmeade is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Journalist Brian Kilmeade is a Fox News Channel television personality. Weekdays, he co-hosts Fox's morning show, Fox & Friends, along with Steve Doocy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. He also hosts the Fox ...more

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John Edward is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Psychic, Presenter John Edward McGee, Jr., known professionally as John Edward, is an American television personality and purported psychic medium. He is best known for his TV shows Crossing Over with John Edward ...more

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Tim Bishop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Politician Timothy Howard "Tim" Bishop is the former U.S. Representative for New York's 1st congressional district, serving from 2003 to 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district ...more

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Daisy Martinez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
TV chef, Chef Daisy Maria Martinez is an actress, model, chef, television personality and author, who hosts a PBS television series, Daisy Cooks!, which launched on April 15, 2005.

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Anthony H. Gair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Anthony H. Gair Lawyer Anthony H. "Tony" Gair is a New York attorney and Advocate. He is a partner of the law firm Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf,Bloom & Rubinowitz, which was founded by his ...more

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Toby Olson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Toby Olson Novelist, Writer Toby Olson is an American novelist.

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Chris Seefried is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist Chris Seefried is an American artist, record producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the bands Gods Child, Joe 90, and Low Stars, and as ...more

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Hezekiah Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Conductor, Songwriter, Musician Bishop Hezekiah Walker is a popular American gospel music artist and pastor of prominent Brooklyn New York megachurch, Love Fellowship Tabernacle. Walker has released several albums on Benson ...more

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L. Harvey Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Politician L. Harvey Smith is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly from January 8, 2008 to January 10, 2010, where he represented the 31st legislative ...more

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Judith Heumann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Judith Heumann Judith E. "Judy" Heumann is an American disability rights activist. An internationally recognized leader in the disability community, Heumann is a lifelong civil rights advocate for ...more

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Karan Casey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Singer Karan Casey is an Irish folk singer, and a former member of the Irish band Solas.

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Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is a Turkish politician who has served as Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2014. He is also a member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, where he ...more

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Philip E. Sakowitz, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Philip "Phil" E. Sakowitz, Jr. attended Long Island University on a basketball scholarship, graduating in 1975 with a degree in physical education.

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Andrew Betts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Andrew "Andy" Richard Betts is a British professional basketball player. He has had a mostly international career.

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Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Baseball player Lawrence Eugene Doby was an American professional baseball player in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball who was the second black player to break baseball's color barrier. A native of ...more

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Ray Felix is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Basketball player Raymond Darlington Felix was an American professional basketball player. He was born in New York City. He played college basketball at Long Island University. A 6' 11" center from Long ...more

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Denise Vasi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Model, Actor Denise Vasi is an American fashion model and soap opera actress from Brooklyn, New York. She attended Long Island University where she studied Business. She resides in Los Angeles, California. ...more

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Marla Ruzicka is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Marla Ruzicka Marla Ruzicka was an American activist-turned-aid worker. She believed that combatant governments had a legal and moral responsibility to compensate the families of civilians killed or injured ...more

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Giovanni Savarese is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Giovanni Savarese Giovanni Savarese is a former Venezuelan footballer who is best known for his stay with New York/New Jersey MetroStars of Major League Soccer. On November 19, 2012, he was announced as the ...more

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Terry Crowley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Terry Crowley Baseball player, Coach Terrence Michael Crowley is a former Major League Baseball player who serves as an organizational hitting instructor for the Baltimore Orioles.

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Jessica Dimmock is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Film Producer, Cinematographer, Photojournalist Jessica Dimmock is a cinematographer and film producer.

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Tuariki Delamere is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Tuariki Delamere Tuariki John Delamere is a former New Zealand politician. He served as an MP from 1996 to 1999, and was a member of Cabinet for the duration of his term.

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Alfred R. Kahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Alfred R. Kahn Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer Alfred Kahn is the Vice President of 4Kids Entertainment.

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Vinnette Justine Carroll is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Clinical psychologist, Theatre Director, Actor Vinnette Justine Carroll was an American playwright and actress, and the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway, with the 1972 musical Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope.

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Vito Lopez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Politician Vito Joseph Lopez is an American politician, former member of the New York State Assembly, and the former chairman of the Democratic Party of Kings County. Lopez was forced to step down as ...more

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Adnan Polat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Adnan Polat Adnan Polat, is a Turkish businessman born in Erzurum, in north-east Turkey. He is past the chairman of the Turkish sports club Galatasaray. After graduating from high school in 1976, he went on ...more

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Pedro Juan Soto is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Pedro Juan Soto Writer Pedro Juan Soto was a Puerto Rican writer.

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Don Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Don Ackerman Donald D. "Buddy" Ackerman was an American basketball player. Ackerman played collegiately for Long Island University. He was selected by the New York Knicks in the second round of the ...more

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Alfonso Martinez-Fonts Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Alfonso Martinez-Fonts Jr. Alfonso "Al" Martinez-Fonts Jr. was the Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector Office at the United States Department of Homeland Security from November 2005 until April 2009 Mr. ...more

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Stephen Yagman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Stephen Yagman Lawyer Stephen Yagman is a former federal civil rights lawyer and advocate. He had a reputation as an effective counsel and advocate, particularly in cases regarding allegations of police brutality, ...more

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Silas Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Silas Rhodes Silas H. Rhodes was an American educator and co-founder of a trade school for illustrators and cartoonists that eventually became the School of Visual Arts, one of the premier U.S. colleges for ...more

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Larry Seabrook is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Larry Seabrook Politician Larry B. Seabrook is a former New York City Councilman from District 12 in New York City which covers the Co-op City, Williamsbridge, Wakefield, Edenwald, Baychester, and Eastchester sections of ...more

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Carey Scurry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Carey Scurry Carey Scurry is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward from Long Island University, Scurry played three seasons in the NBA as a member of the Utah Jazz and New ...more

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Dieter Ficken is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Dieter Ficken Dieter Ficken was a German-American soccer forward and coach who spent his club career in the U.S. third division German American Soccer League. He earned one cap with the U.S. national team. He ...more

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Ossie Schectman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Oscar Benjamin "Ossie" Schectman was an American professional basketball player. He is credited with having scored the first basket in the National Basketball Association, at that time ...more

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Clarence Shelmon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Clarence Shelmon Coach, American football player Clarence Shelmon is the former offensive coordinator for the National Football League San Diego Chargers. Shelmon prepped at Airline High School and continued on to play college football at the ...more

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Leon Bogues is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Leon Bogues Leon Bogues was an American politician from New York.

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Gloria Garayua is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Actor Gloria Garayua is a film and television actress. She made her major film debut in 2005 with a small role in the comedy release Fun with Dick and Jane. After guest stints on such long-running ...more

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Barry Leibowitz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Barry Leibowitz Barry Leibowitz is a retired American-Israeli professional basketball player. A 6'2" guard from Long Island University, Leibowitz played one season in the American Basketball Association as ...more

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Rose Bird is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Rose Elizabeth Bird served for 10 years as the 25th Chief Justice of California. She was the first female Justice, and first female Chief Justice, on that court, appointed by then Governor Jerry ...more

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Sibila Vargas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Sibila Vargas Journalist Sibila Vargas is a news anchor for the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. weekday editions on WNBC-TV in New York City, she is a former news anchor in the morning and 11 a.m.editions of "CBS 2 News" for ...more

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Ben Kramer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Long Island University Alumni
Ben Kramer Ben "Red" Kramer was an American standout basketball player for Long Island University during the 1930s, a time in which LIU was a national power. Kramer played for Hall of Fame coach ...more