22.7k readers

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?”
  • 1

    AgeDec. at 47 (1963-2011)

    BirthplaceAmory, 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....  more
  • 2

    Kristen Cornett

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist


    BirthplaceLexington, 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, She...  more
  • 3

    Rafael Palmeiro

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceHavana, 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 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

    More Machine Gun Kelly 

    #2 of 17 Famous Prisoners At Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary#4 of 31 Famous People Who Died On Their Birthday

  • 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

    Kent Ehrhardt

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceSt. 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 tornadoes, threatening...
  • 7

    Amy Freeze

    TV Meteorologist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceUtah, 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
  • 8

    Sandy Gallant

    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

    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 meteorologist brings her closer to home. She also contributes to expanded weather coverage weekdays on "12 News...  more
  • 10

    Cindy Preszler

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceSouth Dakota

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

    Paul Maholm

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceGreenwood, 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
  • 12

    Mary Alice Taylor

    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....  more
  • 13

    Betty Davis

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceGeorgia, United States of America

  • 14

    Fred Smoot

    American football player


    BirthplaceJackson, 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
  • 15

    Michelle Grossman

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceDoylestown, 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, Where she was a...  more
  • 16

    Janine Albert


    BirthplaceNaples, 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 Weather...  more
  • 17

    Donald Lee

    American football player


    BirthplaceMaben, 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 drafted...  more
  • 18

    Walt Harris

    American football player


    BirthplaceLaGrange, Georgia

    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

    Kelly Cass


    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, 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, She...  more
  • 20

    Kristin Dodd


    BirthplaceTerre 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
  • 21

    Floyd Womack

    American football player


    BirthplaceCleveland, 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 played college...  more
  • 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 engineer and prolific writer of articles for gliding magazines. He was an 11-time U.S. National Champion glider...  more
  • 23

    Reynolds Wolf

    TV Meteorologist


    BirthplaceCharlotte, 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 seen on...  more
  • 24

    Will Clark

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceNew 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 the...  more

    More Will Clark 

    #263 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#64 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

  • 25

    Ronald Fields

    American football player


    BirthplaceBogalusa, 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 at...  more