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Famous Norfolk State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 12.9k views38 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Kyle O'Quinn1

    Kyle O'Quinn

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceJamaica, New York City, New York

    Kyle Brandon O'Quinn (born March 26, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #238 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today#51 of 52 The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked

  • Karen Briggs2

    Karen Briggs



    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Karen Briggs may refer to: Karen Briggs (musician) (born 1963), American violinist Karen...  more

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    #68 of 104 The Greatest Violinists of All Time#78 of 105 The Best Musical Artists From Virginia

  • Roy Wilfred Wooten3



    Roy Wilfred Wooten (born October 13, 1957), also known as "RoyEl", best known by his stage...  more
  • Tim Reid4

    Tim Reid

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia, Norfolk

    Timothy Lee Reid (born December 19, 1944) is an American actor and film director best known...  more
  • Yvonne B. Miller5
    Yvonne Bond Miller (July 4, 1934 – July 3, 2012) was an American politician in Virginia. A...  more
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    Nathan McCall

    Journalist, Novelist


    BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia

    Nathan McCall (born 1955) is an African-American author who grew up in the Cavalier Manor...  more
  • Randall Robinson7

    Randall Robinson

    Author, Writer


    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia

    Randall Robinson (born July 6, 1941) is an African-American lawyer, author and activist, noted...  more
  • Vincent Brothers8


    Vincent Brothers (born May 31, 1962) is an American mass murderer convicted of killing his...  more
  • Shawn Z. Tarrant9

    Shawn Z. Tarrant



    BirthplaceFreeport, New York

    Shawn Z. Tarrant (born July 30, 1965) is an American politician who represented the 40th...  more
  • Ray Jarvis10

    Ray Jarvis

    American football player


    BirthplaceChesapeake, Virginia

    Ray Jarvis may refer to: Ray Jarvis (American football) (born 1949), American football wide...  more
  • Ron Bolton11

    Ron Bolton

    American football player



    Ronald Clifton Bolton (born April 6, 1950, in Petersburg, Virginia) is a former National...  more
  • Ken Reaves12

    Ken Reaves

    American football player


    BirthplaceBraddock, Pennsylvania

    Kenneth Milton Reaves (born October 24, 1944) is a former professional American football...  more
  • Leroy Jones13

    Leroy Jones

    American football player


    BirthplaceGreenwood, Mississippi

    Leroy Jones (born September 29, 1950) is a former American football player who played...  more
  • Lopez Lomong14

    Lopez Lomong

    Track and field athlete


    BirthplaceKimotong, Sudan

    Lopez Lomong (born January 5, 1985) is a South Sudanese-born American track and field athlete....  more
  • Al Beard15
    Albert "Al" Beard (born April 27, 1942) is a retired American basketball player. Born in Fort...  more
  • Bob Dandridge16

    Bob Dandridge

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia

    Robert L. Dandridge (born November 15, 1947) is an American former professional basketball...  more
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    BirthplaceHolland, Suffolk, Virginia

    Algie Thomas Howell, Jr. (born January 8, 1938) is an American politician. From 2004 to 2014...  more
  • Chris Brown18

    Chris Brown

    Track and field athlete


    BirthplaceEleuthera, Bahamas

    Christopher "Chris" Brown (born 15 October 1978), also known as "Fireman", is a Bahamian track...  more
  • Chandra Sturrup19

    Chandra Sturrup

    Track and field athlete


    BirthplaceNassau, Bahamas

    Chandra Sturrup (born September 12, 1971) is a Bahamian track and field sprint athlete....  more
  • David Pope20

    David Pope

    David Pope may refer to: David Pope (cartoonist) (born 1965), Australian editorial...  more
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    Derrick Francis

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    Gordon Banks



    Gordon Banks (born February 22, 1955), a.k.a. Gordon 'Guitar' Banks, is an American guitarist,...  more
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    James Roe

    American football player


    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia

    James Edward Roe II (born August 23, 1973) is a former American football wide receiver. He now...  more
  • Eric Crozier25

    Eric Crozier

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    Eric Le Roi Crozier (born August 11, 1978 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American former Major...  more