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Famous Mississippi State University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 21.7k 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
    John Dye

    AgeDec. at 48 (1963-2011)

    BirthplaceAmory, Mississippi, USA

    John Carroll Dye (January 31, 1963 – January 10, 2011) was an American film and television... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Kristen Cornett

    Kristen Cornett

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    Age46

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    Meteorologist ' ' 'Kristen Cornett' ' ' joined the 4 Warn Storm Team in October 2007, She...
  • 3
    Rafael Palmeiro

    Rafael Palmeiro

    Baseball player

    Age56

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964) is a Cuban American former Major League... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Machine Gun Kelly

    AgeDec. at 54 (1900-1954)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    George Kelly Barnes (July 18, 1895 – July 18, 1954), better known by his nickname "Machine Gun... more on Wikipedia

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    #4 of 31 Famous People Who Died On Their Birthday#149 of 249 Famous Irish Americans

  • 5
    Arthur L. "Art" Williams Jr. (born April 23, 1942) is an American insurance executive living... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Kent Ehrhardt

    Kent Ehrhardt

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Kent Ehrhardt ' ' ' delivers weekday weathercasts on "News 4 St. Louis ",...
  • 7
    Amy Freeze

    Amy Freeze

    TV Meteorologist, Newsreader

    Age46

    BirthplaceUtah, United States of America

    Amy Elizabeth Freeze (born June 19, 1974), is an American television meteorologist. Since... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Sandy Gallant

    Sandy Gallant

    Meteorologist
    Meteorologist ' ' ' Sandy Gallant ' ' ' joined News 25 in January 2001, She Anchors the...
  • 9
    Lyra O'Brien

    Lyra O'Brien

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    A Chicago native, Lyra's move to Milwaukee to join WISN 12 News Team as weekend morning...
  • 10
    Cindy Preszler

    Cindy Preszler

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceSouth Dakota

    Cindy Preszler (born 1960) is a broadcast meteorologist for WeatherSTL.com, a dynamic,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Paul Maholm

    Paul Maholm

    Baseball player

    Age38

    BirthplaceGreenwood, Mississippi

    Paul Gurner Maholm (pronounced Mah-HALL-uhm; born June 25, 1982) is an American former... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Mary Alice Taylor

    Mary Alice Taylor

    Certified Public Accountant, Businessperson

    Age70

    Mary Alice Taylor is an active independent business executive. During her career, she has...
  • 13
    Betty Davis

    Betty Davis

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceGeorgia, United States of America

  • 14
    Fred Smoot

    Fred Smoot

    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi

    Fredrick Smoot (born April 17, 1979) is a former American professional football player who was... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Michelle Grossman

    Michelle Grossman

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceDoylestown, Pennsylvania

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Michelle Grossman' ' ' joined NBC 10 "EarthWatch" team on January 28,...
  • 16
    Janine Albert

    Janine Albert

    Meteorologist

    BirthplaceNaples, Florida

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Janine Albert ' ' ' (formerly known as Janine D'Adamo) came to WINK-TV...
  • 17
    Donald Lee

    Donald Lee

    American football player

    Age40

    BirthplaceMaben, Mississippi

    Donald Tywon Lee (born August 31, 1980) is a former American football tight end in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Walt Harris

    Walt Harris

    American football player

    Age46

    BirthplaceLaGrange, Georgia

    Walter Harris may refer to: Walter Edward Harris (1904–1999), Canadian politician Walter... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Kelly Cass

    Kelly Cass

    Meteorologist

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Kelly Cass' ' ' is an On-Camera Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, She...
  • 20
    Kristin Dodd

    Kristin Dodd

    Meteorologist

    BirthplaceTerre Haute, Indiana

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Kristin Dodd ' ' ' was born in Terre Haute, IN, She joined The Weather...
  • 21
    Floyd Womack

    Floyd Womack

    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceCleveland, Mississippi

    Floyd Seneca "Pork Chop" Womack (born November 15, 1978) is a former American football guard.... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Dick Johnson

    Pilot, Aerospace Engineering

    AgeDec. at 85 (1923-2008)

    BirthplaceMedicine Hat, Canada

    Richard H. Johnson (January 10, 1923 – July 23, 2008) was a glider pilot, aeronautical... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Reynolds Wolf

    Reynolds Wolf

    TV Meteorologist

    Age50

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Reynolds Scott Wolf (born March 16, 1970) is an American meteorologist and journalist... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Will Clark

    Will Clark

    Baseball player

    Age56

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    William Nuschler Clark Jr. (born March 13, 1964) is a former first baseman in Major League... more on Wikipedia

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    #239 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#58 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

  • 25
    Ronald Fields

    Ronald Fields

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceBogalusa, Louisiana

    Ronald Fields (born September 13, 1981) is a former American football nose tackle. He was... more on Wikipedia