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

Examples include Jan Stenerud and Lincoln Chafee.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Montana State University - Bozeman?” and “Which celebrities are Montana State University - Bozeman alumni?”

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Lester Hogan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Lester Hogan Physicist, Inventor Clarence Lester "Les" Hogan was an American physicist and a pioneer in microwave and semiconductor technology. He grew up as a brother to three sisters in Great Falls, Montana, where ...more

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Loren Acton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Loren Acton Physicist Loren Wilber Acton is an American physicist who flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-51-F as a Payload Specialist for the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory. Acton was born in Lewistown, ...more

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Sarah Vowell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Sarah Vowell Journalist, Author, Actor Sarah Jane Vowell is an American author, journalist, essayist and social commentator. Often referred to as a "social observer," Vowell has written six nonfiction books on American ...more

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Sam McCullum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Sam McCullum American football player Samuel Charles McCullum is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for 10 seasons for the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings from 1974 through 1983. McCullum ...more

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Doug Coombs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Doug Coombs Stunt Performer, Alpine skier Doug Coombs was an American alpine skier and mountaineer who helped to pioneer the sport of extreme skiing, both in North America and worldwide.

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Chet Huntley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Chet Huntley Journalist, Newsreader, Actor Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley was an American television newscaster, best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, The Huntley-Brinkley Report, for 14 years beginning in

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Craig Kilborn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Craig Kilborn Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Craig Anthony Marcus Kilborn is an American actor, political satirist, media critic, writer, producer, comedian, and television host. He was the original host of The Daily Show, a former anchor ...more

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Rodney Hide is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Rodney Hide Politician Rodney Philip Hide, QSO, is a former New Zealand politician of the ACT Party. Hide was a Member of Parliament for ACT from 1996 until 2011, was ACT's leader between 2004 and 2011, and ...more

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Maurice Hilleman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Maurice Hilleman Microbiologist Maurice Ralph Hilleman was an American microbiologist who specialized in vaccinology and developed over 40 vaccines, an unparalleled record of productivity. Of the 14 vaccines routinely ...more

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Steven C. Hackett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Steven C. Hackett Economist Steven C. Hackett is an American economist. He began his career at the rank of Assistant Professor at Indiana University in Bloomington in 1989. He currently holds the rank of Professor of ...more

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Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Jan Stenerud American football player Jan Stenerud is a former professional football player for the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, and the NFL's Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings. He is currently the ...more

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Lincoln Chafee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Lincoln Chafee Politician, Farrier Lincoln Davenport Chafee is an American politician who served as the 74th Governor of Rhode Island from January 2011 to January 2015. Prior to his election as governor, Chafee served in the ...more

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Susan Roesgen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Susan Roesgen Journalist Susan Roesgen is an American television reporter. She has worked in radio and television broadcasting for more than two decades, including prime time news anchor positions at several TV ...more

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Brian Schweitzer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Brian Schweitzer Politician, Farmer Brian David Schweitzer is an American politician who served as the 23rd Governor of Montana from January 5, 2005 to January 7, 2013. Schweitzer served for a time as chair of the Western ...more

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Patricia Briggs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Patricia Briggs Novelist, Author, Writer Patricia Briggs is an American writer of fantasy since 1993, well known for the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series.

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Peter Voulkos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Peter Voulkos Artist Peter Voulkos, was an American artist of Greek descent. He is known for his Abstract Expressionist ceramic sculptures, which crossed the traditional divide between ceramic crafts and fine art.

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Lee Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Lee Metcalf Politician, Lawyer Lee Warren Metcalf was an American lawyer, judge, and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from Montana. He was permanent acting ...more

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James R. Browning is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
James R. Browning Judge, Lawyer James Robert Browning was an American judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He served 50 years on the court—the longest tenure of any U.S. Circuit Judge—and authored ...more

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Irving Weissman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Irving Weissman Professor, Author Irving Lerner "Irv" Weissman M.D. is a Professor of Pathology and Developmental Biology at Stanford University where he is the Director of the Stanford Institute of Stem Cell Biology ...more

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John Dahl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
John Dahl Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter John Dahl is an American film and television director and writer, best known for his work in the neo-noir genre. Despite a popular misconception, John is not related to the late ...more

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Ron East is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Ron East American football player Ronald Allan East is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League from 1967 to 1977. He played for Oregon State University and Montana State University in college ...more

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Dennis Erickson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Dennis Erickson American Football coach, American football player Dennis Brian Erickson is an American football coach and the running back coach at the University of Utah. Previously, Erickson was the head coach at the University of Idaho, the University of ...more

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Denny Rehberg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Denny Rehberg Dennis Ray "Denny" Rehberg is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. He served as the Lieutenant Governor of Montana from 1991 to 1997 and as the U.S. ...more

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Emil Petaja is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Emil Petaja Novelist, Writer Emil Petaja was an American science fiction and fantasy writer whose career spanned seven decades. He was the author of 13 published novels, nearly 150 short stories, numerous poems, and a ...more

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Irving Friedman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Irving Friedman Chemist Irving Friedman was a U.S. Geological Survey scientist and a pioneer in geochemistry. Born in New York City, New York, he obtained a B.S. degree in chemistry from Montana State University, a ...more

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Al Wilson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Al Wilson Al "Dirt" Wilson is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League BC Lions. Wilson spent his entire 15-year career with the Lions as an offensive ...more

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Victoria Paris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Victoria Paris Pornographic actor, Actor Victoria Paris is the stage name of an award-winning former American pornographic actress and men's club featured dancer. She is also an AVN Hall of Fame inductee.

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Zales Ecton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Zales Ecton Politician Zales Nelson Ecton was a Republican United States senator from Montana, having served from 1947 to 1953. Ecton was born in Weldon, Decatur County, Iowa. He moved with his family to Gallatin ...more

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Jon Borchardt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Jon Borchardt American football player Jon L. Borchardt is a former professional American football guard in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks. He played college football at Montana State

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Ken Amato is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Ken Amato American football player Kenneth Carlos Amato is a former American football long snapper. Amato's descent is from Puerto Rico.

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Jennifer Pomnichowski is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Jennifer Pomnichowski Technical writer, Graphic Designer Jennifer "JP" Pomnichowski is a Democratic Party member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 63 since 2007.

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Jack Weyland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Jack Weyland Writer Jack Arnold Weyland is a professor of physics at Brigham Young University–Idaho and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a prolific and well-known author of fiction ...more

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Bill Kollar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Bill Kollar Coach, American football player William Wallace "Bill" Kollar is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive line coach for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Kollar ...more

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Mark McGrath is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Mark McGrath Musician, Actor, Composer Mark Sayers McGrath is an American singer of the rock band Sugar Ray. McGrath is also known for his work as a co-host of Extra, and he was the host of Don't Forget the Lyrics! in 2010. Mark is ...more

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Joey Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Joey Thomas American football player Joseph Elleweyn "Joey" Thomas is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Corey Widmer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Corey Widmer American football player Corey Edward Widmer is a former American football linebacker who played his entire eight-year career in the National Football League with the New York Giants. He was drafted in the seventh round ...more

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Johnathan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Johnathan Taylor American football player Johnathan Ryan Taylor is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was drafted out of Montana State University in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the ...more

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Christopher Langan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Christopher Langan Bouncer Christopher Michael Langan is an American autodidact with an IQ reported to be between 195 and 210. He has been described as "the smartest man in America" as well as "the smartest ...more

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Kathy Tyers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Kathy Tyers Novelist, Writer Kathy Tyers is an American author and musician currently living in Bozeman, Montana.

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Rudy Autio is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Rudy Autio Rudy Autio was an American sculptor, best known for his figurative ceramic vessels. Rudio Autio was born Arne Rudolph Autio to a family of Finnish immigrants in Butte, Montana. As a child, he ...more

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Gary Branae is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Gary Branae Teacher Gary H. Branae is a Democratic Party member of the Montana Senate. He has represented Senate District 27 for Billings, Montana since 2009. He was a member of the Montana House of ...more

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Tim Callahan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Tim Callahan Timothy J. Callahan is an associate professor of geology and environmental geosciences at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is director of the college's Master of Environmental ...more

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Travis Lulay is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Travis Lulay American football player Travis Lulay is a professional American and Canadian football quarterback for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. In his first season as a full-time starter, Lulay won the CFL's Most ...more

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Arlene Becker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Arlene Becker Accountant, Registered nurse Arlene A. Becker is a Democratic Party member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 52 since 2002. She earlier served from 1991 through 1992.

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Bob Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Bob Schmitz American football player Robert Joseph Schmitz was an American football linebacker who played professionally in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Schmitz graduated from New Holstein High School ...more

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Mike Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Mike Jefferson American football player Michael Jefferson is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Montana State. Jefferson has ...more

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Joe Tiller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Joe Tiller American Football coach, Coach, American football player Joe Tiller is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Wyoming from 1991 to 1996 and Purdue University from 1997 to 2008, compliling ...more

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Paul McGrane is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Paul McGrane Paul McGrane has sixteen years of experience in the research and development of pharmaceutical agents. He joined CellGate as its first hire in chemistry and assumed the lead role in development ...more

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Karl Ohs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Karl Ohs Politician Karl Ohs was the 28th Lieutenant Governor of the state of Montana serving under Judy Martz.

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Lynda Moss is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Lynda Moss Lynda Moss is a Democratic member of the Montana Senate. She represented District 26 from 2004 to 2012. She was a Majority Whip in the 2008-2010 session. She was ineligible to run for election ...more