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

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

Examples include David Hasselhoff and Robert Englund.

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

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David Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer David Michael Hasselhoff, nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman. He is best known for his lead roles as Michael Knight in the popular 1980s US ...more

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Regina Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Musician, Jazz Violinist, Violinist Regina Carter is an American jazz violinist. She is the cousin of jazz saxophonist James Carter.

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Robert Englund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Television director, Actor, Voice acting Robert Barton Englund is an American actor, voice-actor, singer, and director, best known for playing the fictional serial killer Freddy Krueger, in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He ...more

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Elizabeth Reaser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Actor Elizabeth Ann Reaser is an American film, television, and stage actress. Her work includes the films Stay, The Family Stone, Sweet Land, Against the Current, The Twilight Saga, Young Adult, and ...more

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Christopher Howe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Christopher Howe Actor Christopher Carl Howe is an American actor best known for his co-starring role in the 1983 film Going Back. In the film, set in 1964, Howe co-stars with a young Bruce Campbell. Campbell would ...more

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Curtis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Television producer, Actor, Voice acting Curtis Armstrong is an American actor known for his portrayal as Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds movies, as Herbert Viola on Moonlighting, as famed record producer Ahmet Ertegün in the ...more

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Susan Cischke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Businessperson Susan M. Cischke was named group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, effective April 1, 2008.

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Mike Helms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Mike Helms Mike Helms is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Oakland University where he was named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year in 2002–03 ...more

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Rawle Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Basketball player Rawle Junior Kalomo Marshall is a Guyanese-American professional basketball player who plays for Koroivos Amaliadas of the Greek Basket League.

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Keith Faber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Lawyer Keith Faber is the 94th President of the Ohio Senate and the state Senator for the 12th District. He formerly served in the Ohio House of Representatives. He is a Republican.

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Jane Abraham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Jane Abraham Activist, Politician Jane Abraham is an American political activist. She has been serving as Vice Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party since 2006. She is married to Spencer Abraham, former United States Senator ...more

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Tupac A. Hunter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Tupac Amaru Hunter is a former member of the Michigan Senate, representing the 5th District which encompasses northwest Detroit, Dearborn Heights and Inkster. He served as the Minority Floor

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Byron Cage is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Singer Byron Cage is an American gospel recording artist.

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Deborah Cherry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Deborah Cherry Politician Deb Cherry is a former Democratic member of the Michigan Senate, representing the 26th District until she was elected Genesee County treasurer in 2010. Her district included parts of Genesee and ...more

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Brian Gregory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Basketball Coach Brian Gregory is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team. He has previously been head coach for ...more

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Kelly Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Kelly Williams is a Filipino-American professional basketball player currently playing for the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in the Philippine Basketball Association. Williams, a former PBA Most ...more

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Ruth Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Ruth Johnson Politician Ruth Johnson is the current Secretary of State of Michigan. She is a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives and the 2006 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor as the ...more

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Carl Kosta Savich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Carl Kosta Savich Historian, Writer Carl Kosta Savich is a Serbian-American historian, academic and writer. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has an M.A. in ...more

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Wes Allen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Wes Allen Westley David Allen is an American soccer player.

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Leon Drolet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Leon Drolet Leon Drolet is a Michigan Republican politician and political activist known for his libertarian views. From 2001 to 2006 Drolet served in the Michigan House of Representatives. Drolet also ...more

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Michael W. Michalak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Michael W. Michalak Michael Walter Michalak is the former United States Ambassador to Vietnam. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Michalak received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University in Rochester, ...more

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Tom Stanton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Tom Stanton Author Tom Stanton is the author of several nonfiction baseball books, including two memoirs. In 1983, Stanton, a journalist, co-founded The Voice Newspapers in suburban Detroit and served as editor ...more

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Renee Ellmers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Nurse, Politician, Registered nurse Renee Jacisin Ellmers is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 2nd congressional district since 2011. She is a member of the Republican Party. Ellmers ...more

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Karen Newman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Karen Newman Musician, Actor, Singer Karen Newman is a professional singer based in Detroit, Michigan.

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Keith Benson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
Keith Benson Basketball player Keith Anderson Benson, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for BC Kalev/Cramo in the Korvpalli Meistriliiga. He played college basketball at Oakland University. ...more