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Famous Niagara University Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Niagara University and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Calvin Murphy and Eric Gale.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Niagara University?” and “Which celebrities are Niagara University alumni?”
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Elsa Salazar Cade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

Age: 67

Elsa Salazar Cade (born 1952) is an award-winning Mexican American science teacher and entomologist. Elsa received her undergraduate degree in elementary education at the University of Texas at ...more
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William J. Donovan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 76 (1883-1959)

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

William Joseph Donovan (January 1, 1883 – February 8, 1959) was an American soldier, lawyer, intelligence officer and diplomat, best known for serving as the head of the Office of Strategic ...more
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Daniel Schaefer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Bassist

Age: Dec. at 70 (1936-2006)

Birthplace: Guttenberg, Iowa, United States of America

Daniel "Dan" Schaefer (January 25, 1936 – April 16, 2006) was a Republican U.S. Representative from Colorado from 1983 to 1999. He represented a suburban district that stretched from ...more
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Chris Begg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Uxbridge, Canada

Christopher Stephen Begg (born September 12, 1979 in Uxbridge, Ontario) is a Canadian baseball pitcher. A graduate of Niagara University, Begg was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San ...more
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Earl Brydges is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 70 (1905-1975)

Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States of America

Earl William Brydges (May 25, 1905 – March 30, 1975) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was Temporary President and Majority Leader of the State Senate from 1966 to 1972.
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Calvin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 70

Birthplace: Norwalk, Connecticut

Calvin Jerome Murphy (born May 9, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player who played as a guard for the NBA's San Diego/Houston Rockets from 1970 to 1983, and is a current ...more

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David M. O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
David M. O'Connell

Age: 63

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

David Michael O'Connell (born April 21, 1955) is a member of the Congregation of the Mission, commonly called the Vincentian Fathers, and a past President of the Catholic University of America ...more
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George D. Maziarz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
George D. Maziarz Politician

Age: 65

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

George D. Maziarz (born May 25, 1953) is a Republican politician from New York State. From 1995 to 2015, Maziarz represented the 62nd District in the New York State Senate, which included all of ...more
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Becky and Jessie O'Donoh... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Singer

Age: 34

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Rebecca Marie "Becky" O'Donohue and Jessica Elleanore "Jessie" O'Donohue (born July 13, 1980) are American reality TV show contestants, models and actresses. Becky was a ...more
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Joe Arlauckas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Rochester, New York

Joseph John "Joe" Arlauckas (born July 20, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player of Lithuanian descent. He played at the power forward position. Arlauckas is well ...more
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Justin Cross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Justin Cross

Age: 36

Birthplace: Camarillo, California

Justin Cross (born August 19, 1959) is a former offensive tackle who played with the Buffalo Bills. He played college football for Western State. He originally went to Western State for skiing, ...more
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Hubie Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach

Age: 85

Birthplace: Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Hubert Jude Brown (born September 25, 1933) is an American retired basketball coach and player and a current television analyst. Brown is a two-time NBA Coach of the Year, the honors being ...more
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John Beilein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
John Beilein Basketball Coach, Coach

Age: 66

Birthplace: Burt, New York

John Patrick Beilein ( BEE-lyne; born February 5, 1953) is an American basketball coach and current head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has previously coached the Michigan Wolverines ...more
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Harvey Weisenberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Politician

Age: 85

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Harvey Weisenberg (born December 31, 1933) is an American politician from New York.
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Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 91 (1887-1978)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joseph Vincent McCarthy (April 21, 1887 – January 13, 1978) was a manager in Major League Baseball, most renowned for his leadership of the "Bronx Bombers" teams of the New York ...more
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Dennis H. Holtschneider ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Dennis H. Holtschneider

Age: 57

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Dennis Henry Holtschneider (born January 14, 1962) is President of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations ...more
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Walt Lynch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Walt Lynch Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 79 (1897-1976)

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Walter Edward Lynch (April 15, 1897 – December 21, 1976), nicknamed "Jabber", was a catcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1922 season. ...more
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Eric Gale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Guitarist, Session musician

Age: Dec. at 56 (1938-1994)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Eric J. Gale (September 20, 1938 – May 25, 1994) was an American jazz and session guitarist.

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Vince Molyneaux is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Vince Molyneaux Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 62 (1888-1950)

Birthplace: Lewiston, New York

Vincent Leo Molyneaux (August 17, 1888 – May 4, 1950) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Browns (1917) and Boston Red Sox (1918) season. Listed at 6' ...more
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Anthony Raymond Ceresko ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Anthony Raymond Ceresko

Age: Dec. at 63 (1942-2005)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Anthony Raymond Ceresko (1942–2005) was an Old Testament scholar.
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Alfred F. Beiter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Alfred F. Beiter Politician

Age: Dec. at 80 (1894-1974)

Birthplace: Clarence, New York, United States of America

Alfred Florian Beiter (July 7, 1894 – March 11, 1974) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New York. He was a Democrat.
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Bill Press is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Commentator, Author, Radio personality

Age: 78

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

William H. Press (born April 8, 1940) is an American talk radio host, liberal political commentator, and author. He was chairman of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996, and is a ...more
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Larry Costello is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Coach

Age: Dec. at 70 (1931-2001)

Birthplace: Minoa, New York

Lawrence Ronald Costello (July 2, 1931 – December 13, 2001) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He was known as the National Basketball Association's last two-handed set
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Leo W. O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Leo W. O'Brien Politician

Age: Dec. at 82 (1900-1982)

Leo William O'Brien (September 21, 1900 – May 4, 1982) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.
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Dave Levac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Dave Levac

Age: 64

Birthplace: Brantford, Canada

David Joseph "Dave" Levac (born April 6, 1954) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2018 who ...more