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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
John Carroll Dye was an American film and television actor known for his role as Andrew in the television 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
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
Rafael Palmeiro Corrales is a retired Cuban American Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder. Palmeiro was an All-American at Mississippi State University before being drafted by ...more
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Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Gangster
George Francis Barnes Jr., better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an Irish American gangster during the prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson ...more
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Arthur L. Williams, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Arthur L. "Art" Williams, Jr. is an insurance executive living in Palm Beach, Florida. He is the founder of A.L. Williams & Associates, known as Primerica Financial Services since
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Kent Ehrhardt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Kent Ehrhardt TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist
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
Amy Elizabeth Freeze, is an American television meteorologist. Since 2011, she has been the weekend meteorologist at WABC-TV in New York City, New York. She can also be seen on ABC's Good ...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
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
Cindy Preszler is a television weathercaster who is the chief meteorologist at KSDK-TV 5, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri. She is one of five female chief meteorologists that are on ...more
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Paul Maholm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Baseball player
Paul Gurner Maholm is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has previously played in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves ...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
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
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Fred Smoot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player
Fredrick Smoot is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League for nine seasons. He played college football for Mississippi ...more
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Michelle Grossman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist
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
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
Donald Tywon Lee is a former American football tight end in the National Football League. He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in ...more
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Walt Harris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player
Walter Lee "Walt" Harris is a former American football cornerback who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. He played college football for Mississippi State ...more
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Kelly Cass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Meteorologist
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
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
Floyd Seneca "Pork Chop" Womack is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Dick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Pilot, Aerospace Engineering
Richard H. Johnson was a glider pilot, aeronautical engineer and prolific writer of articles for gliding magazines. He was an 11-time U.S. National Champion glider pilot, 9-time US Soaring Team ...more
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Reynolds Wolf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist
Reynolds Scott Wolf is an American meteorologist and journalist currently employed by The Weather Channel, and formerly by CNN, where weather forecasts could usually be seen on CNN Saturday ...more
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Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Baseball player
William Nuschler "Will" Clark, Jr. is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball best known for his years with the San Francisco Giants from 1986 to 1993. Will was known by the ...more
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Ronald Fields is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player
Ronald Fields 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 Mississippi State. He ...more