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

This list contains graduates like Sara Jean Underwood and Chad Ochocinco.

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

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Linus Pauling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Linus Pauling Biochemist, Physicist, Chemist Linus Carl Pauling was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists ...more

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Sara Jean Underwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Sara Jean Underwood Model, Actor Sara Jean Underwood is an American model and actress who was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine and later became Playmate of the Year in 2007. She is ...more

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Jodi Ann Paterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Jodi Ann Paterson Nude Glamour Model, Model, Actor Jodi Ann Paterson is an American model, actress and former beauty queen. She competed in the Miss Teen USA competition as Miss Oregon Teen USA in 1994. She is Playboy '​s Playmate for October ...more

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Douglas Engelbart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Douglas Engelbart Inventor, Engineer Douglas Carl Engelbart was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on the challenges of human–computer interaction, ...more

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Esera Tuaolo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Esera Tuaolo American football player Esera Tavai Tuaolo is a former American professional football player. He was a defensive tackle in the National Football League for nine years.

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Joe Phillips is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Joe Phillips American football player Joseph Gordon Phillips is a former professional American football defensive tackle who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League. After his football career he became an attorney ...more

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Donald Pettit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Donald Pettit Chemical engineer, Astronaut Donald Roy Pettit is an American chemical engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of two long-duration stays aboard the International Space Station, one space shuttle mission and a ...more

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Ann Kiessling is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Ann Kiessling Inventor, Scientist Ann A. Kiessling is an American reproductive biologist and one of the leaders in human parthenogenic stem cell research at The Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation. She was an Associate ...more

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William Oefelein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
William Oefelein Pilot, Astronaut William Anthony "Bill" Oefelein is an American businessman and a former test pilot instructor, naval officer and NASA astronaut who, on his only spaceflight, piloted the STS-116 Space ...more

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Katherine Ann Power is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Katherine Ann Power Katherine Ann Power is an American ex-convict and long-time fugitive, who along with her fellow student and accomplice Susan Edith Saxe, was placed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Most ...more

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Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Matt Moore Coach, American football player Matthew Erickson Moore is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played college football at UCLA and Oregon State University. He was signed ...more

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Jennifer Lyon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Jennifer Lyon Photographer Jennifer "Jenn" Jane Lyon was one of the competitors in Survivor: Palau. She finished fourth in the competition.

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John Ensign is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
John Ensign Politician, Veterinarian John Eric Ensign is an American veterinary physician and former politician. He was a United States Senator from Nevada, serving from January 2001 until he resigned amid an investigation of an ...more

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Art Barr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Art Barr Wrestler Arthur Leon "Art" Barr was an American professional wrestler. While he wrestled briefly for World Championship Wrestling, he found his greatest success in Mexico's Asistencia ...more

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Paul Hugh Emmett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Paul Hugh Emmett Scientist, Engineer Paul Hugh Emmett was an American chemical engineer.

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Kevin Hagen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Kevin Hagen Actor, Playwright Kevin Hagen was an American actor best known for his role as Dr. Hiram Baker on NBC's Little House on the Prairie.

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Lisa Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Lisa Jackson Susan Lisa Jackson is a best-selling American author of over 75 romance novels and romantic suspense novels.

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Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Terry Baker American football player Terry Wayne Baker is a former American football and basketball player. He played college football and college basketball at the Oregon State University. He played as a quarterback for the Oregon ...more

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Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Chad Ochocinco Athlete, American football player Chad Javon Johnson, formerly Chad Ochocinco, is a gridiron football wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He played college football for both Santa Monica ...more

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Jen-Hsun Huang is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Jen-Hsun Huang Businessperson, Entrepreneur Jen-Hsun Huang is a Taiwanese-American entrepreneur and businessman. He co-founded the graphics-processor company Nvidia and serves as its president and CEO. Huang graduated from Oregon State ...more

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Paul Peek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Paul Peek Politician, Lawyer Paul Peek was an American attorney, Democratic politician and jurist. Peek practiced law in southern California prior to his election in 1936 to the California Assembly, where he served as ...more

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Frits Bolkestein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Frits Bolkestein Politician Frederik "Frits" Bolkestein is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 16 January 1978, ...more

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James Withycombe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
James Withycombe Farmer James Withycombe was an American politician, a Republican, and the 15th Governor of Oregon.

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Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Matt Bryant American football player Steven Matt Bryant is an American football placekicker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was signed by the Frankfurt Galaxy as a street free agent in 2002. He played ...more

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Katharine Jefferts Schori is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Katharine Jefferts Schori Katharine Jefferts Schori is the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States. Previously elected as the 9th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada, she is the first ...more

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Diego Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Diego Velasquez Professional golfer

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Irwandi Yusuf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Irwandi Yusuf Politician, Veterinarian Irwandi Yusuf, is the former Governor of the Indonesian province of Aceh. He won the 2006 Aceh regional election as an independent candidate, along with Muhammad Nazar, S. Ag. as his partner, ...more

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Marion Eugene Carl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Marion Eugene Carl Major General Marion Eugene Carl, USMC, was a World War II fighter ace, record-setting test pilot, and naval aviator. He was the Marine Corps' first ace in WWII.

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Nick Barnett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Nick Barnett American football player Nicholas Alexander Barnett is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Oregon State University, and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in ...more

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Derek Anderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Derek Anderson American football player Derek Matthew Anderson is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL ...more

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T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
T. J. Houshmandzadeh American football player Touraj Houshmandzadeh, Jr. is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon ...more

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Steven Jackson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Steven Jackson American football player Steven Rashad Jackson is an American football running back who is a free agent. He played college football for Oregon State University, and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams 24th overall in the ...more

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Brian Barden is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Brian Barden Baseball player Brian David Barden is an American professional baseball infielder who is with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He has played as a second baseman, third ...more

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Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Gary Payton Basketball player Gary Dwayne Payton is an American former professional basketball point guard. He is best known for his 13-year tenure with the Seattle SuperSonics, and holds Seattle franchise records in points, ...more

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Brent Barry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Brent Barry Basketball player Brent Robert Barry is an American retired professional basketball player. He is the son of former NBA player Rick Barry. The 6 ft 7 in, 210 lb shooting guard played professionally in the ...more

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Jacoby Ellsbury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Jacoby Ellsbury Baseball player Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury is an American professional baseball center fielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox from 2007 through 2013, and ...more

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A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
A. C. Green Basketball player, Film Producer A. C. Green, Jr., is a retired American NBA basketball player who played in more consecutive games than any other player in NBA and ABA history. With 1,192 straight games played, he earned the ...more

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Mike Hass is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Mike Hass American football player Mike Hass is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State. Hass has ...more

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Tim Euhus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Tim Euhus American football player Tim Euhus is a former American football tight end. He was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State.

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Charles Crookham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Charles Crookham Judge, Lawyer Charles Sewell Crookham, a native and lifelong resident of the U.S. state of Oregon, was a lawyer, a Republican politician, jurist, and military historian. He was briefly Oregon Attorney ...more

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Octave Levenspiel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Octave Levenspiel Engineer Octave Levenspiel is an emeritus professor of chemical engineering at Oregon State University. His principal interest has been chemical reaction engineering, a branch of chemical engineering ...more

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Dwan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Dwan Edwards American football player Dwan Sedaine Edwards is an American football defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2004 ...more

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Meredith Phillips is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Meredith Phillips Model, Makeup Artist

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Susan Castillo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Susan Castillo Journalist, Actor Susan Castillo is a politician in the U.S. state of Oregon who most recently served as Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2003 to 2012. A Democrat, she also served from 1997 to 2003 in ...more

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John Hubert Hall is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
John Hubert Hall Lawyer John Hubert Hall was an American Republican politician from the US state of Oregon. He was Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives in 1947, fourth in line to the governorship, when the ...more

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Mary Carlin Yates is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Mary Carlin Yates Diplomat Mary Carlin Yates is a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. State Department and was one of two deputy commanders of the United States Africa Command until June 2009. Yates earned her BA in ...more

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Mary Oppen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Mary Oppen Writer Mary Oppen was an American activist, artist, photographer, poet and writer.

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Jean Saubert is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Jean Saubert Jean Marlene Saubert was an alpine ski racer from the United States. She won two medals in the 1964 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck, Austria. After graduating from college, Saubert became an

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Dale R. Laurance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Dale R. Laurance Dr. Laurance is the owner of Laurance Enterprises LLC, a private advisory services company.

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Douglas McKay is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
Douglas McKay James Douglas McKay was an American businessman and politician from Oregon. He served in World War I before he became a successful businessman, mainly as a car dealership owner in the capital ...more