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Famous Norfolk State University Alumni

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

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

This list is made up of many different graduates, including Bob Dandridge and Tim Reid.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Norfolk State University?” and “Which celebrities are Norfolk State University alumni?”
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Kyle O'Quinn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 28

Birthplace: Jamaica, New York City, New York

Kyle Brandon O'Quinn (born March 26, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association . He played for the Norfolk State ...more

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Karen Briggs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Violinist

Age: 56

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York

Karen Briggs may refer to: Karen Briggs (musician) (born 1963), American violinist Karen Briggs (judoka) (born 1963), British judoka

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Roy Wilfred Wooten is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Musician

Age: 61

Birthplace: Hampton

Roy Wilfred Wooten (born October 13, 1957), also known as "RoyEl", best known by his stage name Future Man (also written Futureman), is an inventor, musician, and composer. He is also ...more
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Tim Reid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 74

Birthplace: USA, Virginia, Norfolk

Timothy Lee Reid (born December 19, 1944) is an American actor and film director best known for his roles in prime time American television programs, such as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati ...more
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Yvonne B. Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 78 (1934-2012)

Birthplace: Edenton, North Carolina, United States of America

Yvonne Bond Miller (July 4, 1934 – July 3, 2012) was an American politician in Virginia. A Democrat, she was the first African-American woman to be elected to the state house when she won in ...more
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Nathan McCall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Lecturer

Age: 64

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia

Nathan McCall (born 1955) is an African-American author who grew up in the Cavalier Manor section of Portsmouth, Virginia.
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Randall Robinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Author, Writer, Lawyer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia

Randall Robinson (born July 6, 1941) is an African-American lawyer, author and activist, noted as the founder of TransAfrica. He is known particularly for his impassioned opposition to ...more
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Vincent Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Educator

Age: 56

Vincent Brothers (born May 31, 1962) is an American mass murderer convicted of killing his wife, their three children and his mother-in-law. Brothers was the former vice principal of John C. ...more
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Shawn Z. Tarrant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Shawn Z. Tarrant Politician

Age: 53

Birthplace: Freeport, New York

Shawn Z. Tarrant (born July 30, 1965) is an American politician who represented the 40th legislative district in the Maryland House of Delegates from 2007 to 2015.[1] Tarrant was a member of the ...more
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Ray Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Ray Jarvis American football player

Age: 70

Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia

Ray Jarvis may refer to: Ray Jarvis (American football) (born 1949), American football wide receiver in the NFL Ray Jarvis (baseball) (born 1946), Major League Baseball pitcher
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Ron Bolton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 68

Birthplace: Virginia

Ronald Clifton Bolton (born April 6, 1950, in Petersburg, Virginia) is a former National Football League defensive back and current college football coach. He is an alumnus of Norfolk State ...more
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Ken Reaves is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Ken Reaves American football player

Age: 74

Birthplace: Braddock, Pennsylvania

Kenneth Milton Reaves (born October 24, 1944) is a former professional American football defensive back who played twelve seasons in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons, New ...more
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Leroy Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 68

Birthplace: Greenwood, Mississippi

Leroy Jones (born September 29, 1950) is a former American football player who played defensive end. He played the majority of his 10-year career with the San Diego Chargers in the National ...more
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Lopez Lomong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Track and field athlete

Age: 34

Birthplace: Kimotong, Sudan

Lopez Lomong (born January 5, 1985) is a South Sudanese-born American track and field athlete. Lomong, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, came to the United States at the age of 16 and became a U.S. ...more
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Al Beard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni

Age: 76

Birthplace: Fort Valley, Georgia

Albert "Al" Beard (born April 27, 1942) is a retired American basketball player. Born in Fort Valley, Georgia, Beard played college basketball for the Norfolk State University. He ...more
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Bob Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach

Age: 71

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia

Robert L. Dandridge (born November 15, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player. Dandridge was a four-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Champion, who scored 15,550 points in ...more

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Algie Howell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Teacher

Age: 81

Birthplace: Holland, Suffolk, Virginia

Algie Thomas Howell, Jr. (born January 8, 1938) is an American politician. From 2004 to 2014 he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 90th district, made up of parts ...more
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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Track and field athlete

Age: 40

Birthplace: Eleuthera, Bahamas

Christopher "Chris" Brown (born 15 October 1978), also known as "Fireman", is a Bahamian track and field athlete from the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, who mainly competes in ...more
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Chandra Sturrup is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Track and field athlete

Age: 47

Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas

Chandra Sturrup (born September 12, 1971) is a Bahamian track and field sprint athlete.
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David Pope is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
David Pope

Age: 56

Birthplace: Virginia

David Pope may refer to: David Pope (cartoonist) (born 1965), Australian editorial cartoonist David Pope (basketball) (1962–2016), American basketball player
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Derrick Francis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Derrick Francis
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Paul Hines is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
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Gordon Banks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Gordon Banks Musician

Age: 64

Gordon Banks (born February 22, 1955), a.k.a. Gordon 'Guitar' Banks, is an American guitarist, producer, writer and musical director. He was voted one of the top 100 guitarists in America by ...more
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James Roe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
James Roe American football player

Age: 45

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia

James Edward Roe II (born August 23, 1973) is a former American football wide receiver. He now serves as the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League (AFL). ...more
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Eric Crozier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Eric Crozier Baseball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Eric Le Roi Crozier (born August 11, 1978 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder. Crozier played for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004. For his ...more