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

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Howard Schultz and Tom Izzo.

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

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Howard Schultz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur
Howard D. Schultz is an American businessman. He is best known as the chairman and CEO of Starbucks and a former owner of the Seattle SuperSonics. He was a member of the Board of Directors at ...more

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Shani Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Athlete, Speed Skater
Shani Davis is an Olympic Champion speed skater from the United States. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Davis became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual ...more

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Cathy Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Short Track Speed Skater
Cathy Ann Turner is an American short track speed skater, who won gold medals at the 1992 Winter Olympics and 1994 Winter Olympics. Turner was the American short-track champion in 1979, but ...more

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Chris Cook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Cross-country skier
Chris Cook is a cross-country skier.

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Caitlin Compton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Cross-country skier
Caitlin Compton Gregg is an American cross-country skier who has competed since 2001.

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Kimberly Derrick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Short Track Speed Skater, Athlete
Kimberly Derrick is a short track speed skater.

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Tom Izzo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach
Tom Izzo is an American college basketball coach. Since 1995, he has been the head coach for the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team, presiding over a prolonged period of success. ...more

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Jerry Glanville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Race car driver, Coach, American football player
Jerry Glanville is a former American football player and coach, former NASCAR driver and owner, and sportscaster in the United States. He served as Head Football Coach of the Houston Oilers from ...more

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Dallas Drake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Dallas James Drake is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey winger in the National Hockey League who last played for the Detroit Red Wings. Previously, Drake played for the Winnipeg ...more

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Tuomas Tarkki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Tuomas Tarkki is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender, currently playing for HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. After playing junior hockey with Lukko, ...more

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Randi Miller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Politician
Randi Miller is an American wrestler, who competed in the 63 kg weight class at the 2008 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal. She has now made a transition to Mixed Martial Arts.

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Mary Valentine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Mary Valentine Politician
Mary Valentine is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. She is a Democrat and former member of the Michigan State House of Representatives. She represented the 91st State House District, ...more

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Lloyd Carr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Coach, American football player
Lloyd Henry Carr, Jr. is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Michigan from 1995 through the 2007 season. Under Carr, the ...more

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Don Waddell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Businessperson, Coach
Donald Waddell is the former, and last President of the Atlanta Thrashers and a former ice hockey defenseman. He is currently President of Gale Force Sports & Entertainment, parent company ...more

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John Lautner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Architect
John Edward Lautner was an influential American architect whose work in Southern California combined progressive engineering with humane design and dramatic space-age flair.

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Jay W. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Jay W. Johnson was the director of the United States Mint, Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin, and a former television news anchor in the Green Bay ...more

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Len St. Jean is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
American football player
Leonard Wayne St. Jean is a former college and professional American football guard. In 1964 he joined the Boston Patriots of the American Football League. He played there for ten seasons and ...more

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Mark Maddox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Mark Maddox American football player
Mark Anthony Maddox is a former professional American football linebacker for ten seasons in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals. He played college football at Northern Michigan ...more

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Matt Butcher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Matt Butcher Singer-songwriter, Singer
Matt Butcher is an English folk, Americana, country, independent recording artist from Orlando, Florida. Butcher, former lead singer of Orlando's The Heathens, recorded his first solo album ...more

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Steve Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Steve Carpenter
Steve Carpenter is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. Between 1995 and 1997 he played in the ECHL and the West Coast Hockey League before moving to the United Kingdom, where ...more

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Robert Boss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
American football player
Robert L. Boss is an American football fullback / linebacker who is currently a free agent. In the 2006 season, he played for the af2's Green Bay Blizzard. Boss graduated from Northern Michigan ...more

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Ellis Coleman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Ellis Coleman Athlete
Ellis Coleman is an American wrestler from Chicago who won the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials to compete for the United States team in the Greco-Roman 60 kg competition of Wrestling at the 2012 Summer ...more

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Steven Wiig is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician
Steven Ray Wiig is an American film actor, director, producer and musician. He appears in the films Into the Wild under director Sean Penn, Some Kind of Monster, directed by Joe Berlinger and ...more

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Steve Mariucci is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player
Stephen Ray "Steve" Mariucci is a former National Football League coach. He coached for the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions.

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Tim Kearney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Northern Michigan University Alumni
Tim Kearney American football player
Timothy Edward Kearney is a former American football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the St. Louis Cardinals.