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

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

Alumni range from Michelle Branch to Seamus Dever.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Northern Arizona University?” and “Which celebrities are Northern Arizona University alumni?”

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Michelle Branch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper. She won a Grammy ...more

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Clyde Tombaugh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Astronomer
Clyde William Tombaugh was an American astronomer. Although he is best known for discovering the dwarf-planet Pluto in 1930, the first object to be discovered in what would later be identified ...more

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Rick Renzi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Politician
Richard George "Rick" Renzi is a former American politician and was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Arizona's 1st congressional district. ...more

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Raúl Héctor Castro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer
Raúl Héctor Castro was a Mexican-born American politician. He had served in both elected and non-elected public offices, including United States Ambassador and the 14th Governor of ...more

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Elizabeth Hadly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Professor
Elizabeth Hadly is the Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, Sr Fellow at the Woods Institute and Prof., by courtesy, of Geological Environmental Sciences at Stanford ...more

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John Huppenthal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
John Huppenthal Politician
John Huppenthal is an American politician who served Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2011–2015. Prior to being elected Superintendent, Huppenthal served as City Councilman, ...more

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R. C. Gorman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Artist
Rudolph Carl Gorman was a Native American artist of the Navajo Nation. Referred to as "the Picasso of American Indian art" by the New York Times, his paintings are primarily of Native ...more

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Diana Gabaldon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Diana J. Gabaldon is an American author, known for the Outlander series of novels. Her books merge multiple genres, featuring elements of historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure and ...more

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Keith O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Keith O'Neil American football player
Keith Daniel O'Neil is a former American football linebacker of the National Football League. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football ...more

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Clarence Moore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Clarence Moore American football player
Clarence Kelly Moore is an American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League, he is currently a free agent. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 34th pick in ...more

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Marjean Holden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Stunt Performer, Film Producer, Actor
Marjean Holden is an American actress and producer.

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Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
American football player
Darren Carrington was a safety who played 8 seasons in the National Football League for five different teams. He started in Super Bowl XXIX for the San Diego Chargers and was the Denver Broncos ...more

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Michael Haynes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
American football player
Michael David Haynes is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 1988 NFL Draft. He played ...more

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Travis Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Travis Brown American football player
Travis Martin Brown is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. He most recently played for the Indianapolis Colts, serving as a backup quarterback. Brown played ...more

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David Lang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
American football player
David Lang was an American football running back in the National Football League.

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Mike Mercer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
American football player
Michael Mercer is a former American football kicker and punter who played for six teams from. In the American Football League, he played for the Oakland Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs and the ...more

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Cathy Small is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Anthropologist, Writer
Cathy Small is a professor and graduate coordinator of anthropology at Northern Arizona University, and has written under the pen name of Rebekah Nathan. During a leave of absence from teaching, ...more

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Dia Cha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Dia Cha Anthropologist
Dia Cha is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where she teaches courses in cultural anthropology, ethnic studies, ...more

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Paul Ernster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
American football player
Paul T. Ernster is a former American football punter. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Arizona. Ernster has ...more

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Eleanor Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Golfer
Eleanor Pilgrim is a Welsh professional golfer and a member of the Ladies European Tour.

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Pete Mandley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
American football player
William "Pete" H. Mandley, is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 2nd round of the 1984 NFL Draft. A 5'10" 191 lbs. wide ...more

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Greg Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Gregory Daren Adams is a Canadian former ice hockey winger who played in the National Hockey League from 1984 to 2001.

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Andre Spencer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Basketball player
Andre Devell Spencer is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'6" 210 lb forward and played collegiately at Bakersfield College, a junior college, and Northern ...more

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Rusty Tillman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
American football player
Russell Arthur Tillman is a former American football player who played linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins from 1970 to 1977. Tillman was nicknamed “The King” ...more

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Lopez Lomong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Northern Arizona University Alumni
Track and field athlete
Lopez Lomong 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. citizen in 2007. ...more