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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
Elsa Salazar Cade is an award-winning Mexican American science teacher and entomologist. Elsa received her undergraduate degree in elementary education at the University of Texas at Austin and ...more
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William J. Donovan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
William Joseph Donovan was a United States soldier, lawyer, intelligence officer and diplomat. Donovan is best remembered as the wartime head of the Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to ...more
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Daniel Schaefer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Bassist
Daniel "Dan" Schaefer was a Republican U.S. Representative from Colorado from 1983 to 1999. He represented a suburban district that stretched from Denver to the southwest. Born in ...more
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Chris Begg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Baseball player
Christopher Stephen Begg is a Canadian baseball pitcher. A graduate of Niagara University, Begg was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco Giants in 2003 after pitching for the ...more
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Earl Brydges is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Earl William Brydges 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
Calvin Jerome Murphy is a retired American professional basketball player who played as a guard for the NBA's San Diego/Houston Rockets from 1970-1983. He is a current member of the Houston ...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
David Michael O'Connell, C.M., is a member of the Congregation of the Mission, commonly called the Vincentian Fathers, and a past President of The Catholic University of America in Washington, ...more
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George D. Maziarz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
George D. Maziarz Politician
George D. Maziarz is a Republican politician from New York State. He currently represents the 62nd District in the New York State Senate, which includes all of Niagara County, all of Orleans ...more
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Becky and Jessie O'Donohue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Singer
Rebecca Marie "Becky" O'Donohue and Jessica Elleanore "Jessie" O'Donohue are American reality TV show contestants, models and actresses. Becky was a semi-finalist in the ...more
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Joe Arlauckas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Basketball player
Joseph John "Joe" Arlauckas is a retired American professional basketball power forward.
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Justin Cross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Justin Cross
Justin Cross is an American ice hockey player who currently plays right wing for the Kalamazoo Wings of the International Hockey League. He is in his second season for the Wings.
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Hubie Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach
Hubert Jude "Hubie" Brown is a retired American basketball coach and a current television analyst. Brown is a two-time NBA Coach of the Year, the honors being separated by 26 years. ...more
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John Beilein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach
John Patrick Beilein (February 5, 1953) is an American basketball coach and current head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has previously coached the Michigan Wolverines (2007–2019), West ...more
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Harvey Weisenberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Politician
Harvey Weisenberg is a Democrat and the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore of the New York State Assembly. He represents the 20th assembly district, encompassing Atantic Beach, Long Beach, Lido ...more
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Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Joseph Vincent McCarthy was a manager in Major League Baseball, most renowned for his leadership of the "Bronx Bombers" teams of the New York Yankees from 1931 to 1946. The first ...more
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Dennis H. Holtschneider is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Dennis H. Holtschneider
The Reverend Fr. Dennis H. Holtschneider is the president of DePaul University in Chicago, United States. He was chosen by the Board of Trustees as the university's president in spring 2004 and ...more
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Walt Lynch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Walt Lynch Baseball player
Walter Edward Lynch, nicknamed "Jabber", was a catcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1922 season. Listed at 6 ft 0 in, 176 lb., Lynch ...more
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Eric Gale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Guitarist, Session musician
Eric J. Gale was a leading 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
Vincent Leo Molyneaux was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Browns and Boston Red Sox season. Listed at 6' 0", 180 lb., Molyneaux batted and threw ...more
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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 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
Alfred Florian Beiter 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
William H. "Bill" Press is a U.S. talk radio host, liberal political commentator and author. He was chairman of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996.
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Larry Costello is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Niagara University Alumni
Coach
Lawrence Ronald "Larry" Costello was an American professional basketball player and coach. He was known as the National Basketball Association's last two-handed set shooter. After ...more
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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
Leo William O'Brien 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
David Joseph "Dave" Levac is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 1999. He represents the riding of Brant. ...more