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Famous Northwood University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 4.7k views13 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Northwood University and be of some renown.

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

Brian Steele and Candice Miller are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Northwood University?” and “Which celebrities are Northwood University alumni?”
  • 1

    Carole Gist



    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Carole Anne-Marie Gist (born May 8, 1969) is an American TV host, model and first African American woman to win the Miss USA title.Gist first won the title of Miss Michigan USA and went on to win the...  more
  • 2

    Candice Miller



    BirthplaceSt. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States of America

    Candice Sue Miller (née McDonald; born May 7, 1954) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district from 2003 to 2017. She is former Michigan...  more
  • 3

    Dick DeVos

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    Richard Marvin DeVos Jr. (born October 21, 1955) is an American entrepreneur, businessman and author. The son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos, he served as CEO of the multi-level marketing company...  more
  • 4


    BirthplaceMilford, Michigan, United States of America

    Brian Steele is an American actor who has had many roles as monsters and creatures on television and in films. In 2018, he appears as The Robot in Lost in Space. Steele stands at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)....  more
  • 5

    Chris Wilson

    American football player


    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Chris Wilson (born July 10, 1982) is a Canadian football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He began his professional career with the BC Lions after signing as an undrafted free agent in...  more
  • 6

    Chris Greenwood

    American football player


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Chris Greenwood is an American football cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football at Albion College, a Division III school. He was drafted in the...  more
  • 7

    Dedrick Roper

    American football player


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Dedrick Roper (born July 31, 1981) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Northwood University. Roper was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Milpitas,...  more
  • 8

    Ernie Zeigler



    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Ernest Franklin Zeigler II (born (1966-01-31)January 31, 1966) is an American college basketball coach, currently an assistant at the Mississippi State University. He spent the previous two seasons...  more
  • 9

    Charleston Hughes

    Charleston Hughes (born December 14, 1983) is a professional Canadian football defensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Calgary...  more
  • 10

    Kyle Clement

    Kyle Clement (born April 10, 1985 in Hudsonville, Michigan) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He helped the...  more
  • 11

    Jim Stamas

    Jim Stamas (born February 17, 1965) is a member of the Michigan State Senate and former Majority Floor Leader of the Michigan House of Representatives. He was inaugurated in the Michigan Senate on...  more
  • 12
    Randy Degg (born September 28, 1984) is a former American football player. He played as a center for Northwood University. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Fort Wayne Fusion in 2007....  more
  • 13

    Mark Ouimet

    Mark Ouimet is a Republican politician and served in the Michigan House of Representatives from the 52nd district covering Washtenaw County, Michigan for one term....  more