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Famous Mississippi State University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 22.7k views199 items

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

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Rafael Palmeiro and Will Clark.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Mississippi State University?” and “Which celebrities are Mississippi State University alumni?”
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  • 1

    AgeDec. at 47 (1963-2011)

    BirthplaceAmory, Mississippi, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Carroll Dye (January 31, 1963 – January 10, 2011) was an American film and television actor known for his role as Andrew in the religious television drama series Touched by an Angel....  more
  • 2
    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    Age47

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Meteorologist ' ' 'Kristen Cornett' ' ' joined the 4 Warn Storm Team in October 2007, She provides the weather for weekends for News 4, Saturdays at 6 and 10 pm and Sundays at 5:30 and 10 pm, She...  more
  • 3
    Baseball player

    Age57

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964) is a Cuban American former Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder. Palmeiro was an All-American at Mississippi State University before...  more
  • 4

    AgeDec. at 59 (1895-1954)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    George Kelly Barnes (July 18, 1895 – July 18, 1954), better known by his nickname "Machine Gun Kelly", was an American gangster from Memphis, Tennessee, during the prohibition era. His nickname came...  more
  • 5
    Arthur L. "Art" Williams Jr. (born April 23, 1942) is an American insurance executive living in Palm Beach, Florida. He is the founder of A.L. Williams & Associates, known as Primerica Financial...  more
  • 6
    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Kent Ehrhardt ' ' ' delivers weekday weathercasts on "News 4 St. Louis ", Since joining "News 4 St. Louis" Ehrhardt has covered severe weather, including tornadoes, threatening...
  • 7
    TV Meteorologist, Newsreader

    Age47

    BirthplaceUtah, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Amy Elizabeth Freeze (born June 19, 1974), is an American television meteorologist. Since 2011, she has been the weekend meteorologist at WABC-TV in New York City, New York. She has filled in on...  more
  • 8
    Meteorologist

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Sandy Gallant ' ' ' joined News 25 in January 2001, She Anchors the weather and news on News 25 Today, News 25 Express, News 25 Midday & News 25 at Noon, You can also catch Sandy...  more
  • 9
    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    NationalityUnited States of America

    A Chicago native, Lyra's move to Milwaukee to join WISN 12 News Team as weekend morning meteorologist brings her closer to home. She also contributes to expanded weather coverage weekdays on "12 News...  more
  • 10
    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceSouth Dakota

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Cindy Preszler (born 1960) is a broadcast meteorologist for WeatherSTL.com, a dynamic, interactive site delivering up-to-date weather information for the Greater St. Louis metro area. She was a...  more
  • 11
    Baseball player

    Age39

    BirthplaceGreenwood, Mississippi

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Paul Gurner Maholm (pronounced Mah-HALL-uhm; born June 25, 1982) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago...  more
  • 12
    Certified Public Accountant, Businessperson

    Age71

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mary Alice Taylor is an active independent business executive. During her career, she has served in senior executive positions with Fortune 100 companies until her retirement in 2000....  more
  • 13
    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceGeorgia, United States of America

  • 14
    American football player

    Age42

    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Fredrick Smoot (born April 17, 1979) is a former American professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He played college football for...  more
  • 15
    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceDoylestown, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Michelle Grossman' ' ' joined NBC 10 "EarthWatch" team on January 28, 2008, Prior to joining NBC 10, Grossman worked for NBC Weather Plus in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Where she was a...  more
  • 16
    Meteorologist

    BirthplaceNaples, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Janine Albert ' ' ' (formerly known as Janine D'Adamo) came to WINK-TV From The Weather Channel and provides live coverage during landfalling hurricanes for WINK-TV & The Weather...  more
  • 17
    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceMaben, Mississippi

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Donald Tywon Lee (born August 31, 1980) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He was drafted...  more
  • 18
    American football player

    Age47

    BirthplaceLaGrange, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Walter Harris may refer to: Walter Edward Harris (1904–1999), Canadian politician Walter Edgar Harris (1915–2011), Canadian chemist Walter Harris (author) (1925–2019), British author and...  more
  • 19
    Meteorologist

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Kelly Cass' ' ' is an On-Camera Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, She first appeared on air at The Weather Channel in January 2000. Before joining The Weather Channel, She...  more
  • 20
    Meteorologist

    BirthplaceTerre Haute, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Kristin Dodd ' ' ' was born in Terre Haute, IN, She joined The Weather Channel in 1997 and left in 2009, She graduated in Indiana University for B.A in...  more
  • 21
    American football player

    Age42

    BirthplaceCleveland, Mississippi

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Floyd Seneca "Pork Chop" Womack (born November 15, 1978) is a former American football guard. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college...  more
  • 22
    Pilot, Aerospace Engineering

    AgeDec. at 85 (1923-2008)

    BirthplaceMedicine Hat, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Richard H. Johnson (January 10, 1923 – July 23, 2008) was a glider pilot, aeronautical engineer and prolific writer of articles for gliding magazines. He was an 11-time U.S. National Champion glider...  more
  • 23
    TV Meteorologist

    Age51

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Reynolds Scott Wolf (born March 16, 1970) is an American meteorologist and journalist currently employed by The Weather Channel, and formerly by CNN, where weather forecasts could usually be seen on...  more
  • 24
    Baseball player

    Age57

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Nuschler Clark Jr. (born March 13, 1964) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball best known for his years with the San Francisco Giants from 1986 to 1993. Clark was known by the...  more

    #67 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame#232 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#50 of 150 The Greatest First Basemen of All Time

  • 25
    American football player

    Age40

    BirthplaceBogalusa, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ronald Fields (born September 13, 1981) is a former American football nose tackle. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at...  more