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Famous Niagara University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5.1k views43 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Elsa Salazar Cade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
    Elsa Salazar Cade (born 1952) is an award-winning Mexican American science teacher and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    William J. Donovan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    William J. Donovan

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1883-1959)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    William Joseph Donovan (January 1, 1883 – February 8, 1959) was an American soldier, lawyer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Daniel Schaefer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 70 (1936-2006)

    BirthplaceGuttenberg, Iowa, United States of America

    Daniel "Dan" Schaefer (January 25, 1936 – April 16, 2006) was a Republican U.S. Representative... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Chris Begg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Chris Begg

    Baseball player

    Age41

    BirthplaceUxbridge, Canada

    Christopher Stephen Begg (born September 12, 1979 in Uxbridge, Ontario) is a Canadian baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Earl Brydges is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Earl Brydges

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1905-1975)

    BirthplaceNiagara Falls, New York, United States of America

    Earl William Brydges (May 25, 1905 – March 30, 1975) was an American lawyer and politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Calvin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Calvin Murphy

    Basketball player

    Age72

    BirthplaceNorwalk, Connecticut

    Calvin Jerome Murphy (born May 9, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    #137 of 765 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#102 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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

    David M. O'Connell

    David Michael O'Connell (born April 21, 1955) is a member of the Congregation of the Mission,... more on Wikipedia
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    George D. Maziarz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    George D. Maziarz

    Politician

    Age67

    BirthplaceBuffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area, Contiguous United States, New York, Niagara County, United States of America

    George D. Maziarz (born May 25, 1953) is a Republican politician from New York State. From... more on Wikipedia
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    Becky and Jessie O'Donohue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Age36

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Rebecca Marie "Becky" O'Donohue and Jessica Elleanore "Jessie" O'Donohue (born July 13, 1980)... more on Wikipedia
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    Joe Arlauckas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Joe Arlauckas

    Basketball player

    Age55

    BirthplaceRochester, New York

    Joseph John "Joe" Arlauckas (born July 20, 1965) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Justin Cross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Justin Cross

    Justin Cross (born August 19, 1959) is a former offensive tackle who played with the Buffalo... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Hubie Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Hubie Brown

    Basketball Coach, Coach

    Age87

    BirthplaceHazleton, Pennsylvania

    Hubert Jude Brown (born September 25, 1933) is an American retired basketball coach and player... more on Wikipedia
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    John Beilein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    John Beilein

    Basketball Coach, Coach

    Age67

    BirthplaceBurt, New York

    John Patrick Beilein ( BEE-lyne; born February 5, 1953) is an American basketball coach and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Harvey Weisenberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Age86

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Harvey Weisenberg (born December 31, 1933) is an American politician from New York.
  • 15
    Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
    Joseph Vincent McCarthy (April 21, 1887 – January 13, 1978) was a manager in Major League... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Dennis H. Holtschneider is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Dennis H. Holtschneider

    Dennis Henry Holtschneider (born January 14, 1962) is President of the Association of Catholic... more on Wikipedia
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    Walt Lynch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Walt Lynch

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 79 (1897-1976)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Walter Edward Lynch (April 15, 1897 – December 21, 1976), nicknamed "Jabber", was a catcher in... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Eric Gale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Eric Gale

    Guitarist, Session musician

    AgeDec. at 56 (1938-1994)

    BirthplaceNew 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

    AgeDec. at 62 (1888-1950)

    BirthplaceLewiston, New York

    Vincent Leo Molyneaux (August 17, 1888 – May 4, 1950) was a relief pitcher in Major League... more on Wikipedia
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    Anthony Raymond Ceresko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Anthony Raymond Ceresko

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

    Alfred F. Beiter

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 80 (1894-1974)

    BirthplaceClarence, New York, United States of America

    Alfred Florian Beiter (July 7, 1894 – March 11, 1974) was an American politician and a United... more on Wikipedia
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    Bill Press is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    Bill Press

    Commentator, Author

    Age80

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    William H. Press (born April 8, 1940) is an American talk radio host, liberal political... more on Wikipedia
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    Larry Costello is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 70 (1931-2001)

    BirthplaceMinoa, New York

    Lawrence Ronald Costello (July 2, 1931 – December 13, 2001) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
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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

    AgeDec. at 82 (1900-1982)

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

    Dave Levac

    David Joseph "Dave" Levac (born April 6, 1954) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He... more on Wikipedia
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