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Famous Mississippi State University Alumni

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List Rules People 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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John Dye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 48 (1963-2011)

Birthplace: Amory, Mississippi, USA

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.
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Kristen Cornett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

Age: 44

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

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, ...more
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Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

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 ...more

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Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Gangster

Age: Dec. at 54 (1900-1954)

Birthplace: Chicago, 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 ...more
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Arthur L. Williams, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni

Age: 76

Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia

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 ...more
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Kent Ehrhardt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Kent Ehrhardt TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Meteorologist ' ' ' Kent Ehrhardt ' ' ' delivers weekday weathercasts on "News 4 St. Louis ", Since joining "News 4 St. Louis" Ehrhardt has covered severe weather, including ...more
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Amy Freeze is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Newsreader, TV Journalist

Age: 44

Birthplace: Utah, United 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
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Sandy Gallant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Meteorologist
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 ...more
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Lyra O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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 ...more
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Cindy Preszler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

Birthplace: South Dakota

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
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Paul Maholm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Greenwood, Mississippi

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
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Mary Alice Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Certified Public Accountant, Businessperson

Age: 69

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.
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Betty Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

Birthplace: Georgia, United States of America

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Fred Smoot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi

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
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Michelle Grossman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

Birthplace: Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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, ...more
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Janine Albert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Meteorologist

Birthplace: Naples, Florida

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 ...more
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Donald Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Donald Lee American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Maben, Mississippi

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 ...more
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Walt Harris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Walt Harris American football player

Age: 44

Birthplace: LaGrange, Georgia

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Kelly Cass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Meteorologist

Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United 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, ...more
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Kristin Dodd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Meteorologist

Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana

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
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Floyd Womack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Cleveland, Mississippi

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 ...more
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Dick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Pilot, Aerospace Engineering

Age: Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)

Birthplace: Medicine Hat, Canada

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 ...more
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Reynolds Wolf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist

Age: 48

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina

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 ...more
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Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 54

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

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 ...more

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Ronald Fields is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Bogalusa, Louisiana

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 ...more