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Famous Oregon State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 20.8k views298 items

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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  • 1
    Linus Pauling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Linus Pauling

    Biochemist, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 93 (1901-1994)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Linus Carl Pauling (; February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) was an American chemist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Sara Jean Underwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Age36

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Sara Jean Underwood (born March 26, 1984) is an American model, television host, and actress... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Douglas Engelbart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Douglas Engelbart

    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 88 (1925-2013)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Esera Tuaolo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Esera Tuaolo

    American football player

    Age52

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Esera Tavai Tuaolo (born July 11, 1968), nicknamed "Mr. Aloha," is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Joe Phillips is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Joe Phillips

    American football player

    Age57

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    For other persons named Joseph/Joe Phillips, see Joseph/Joe PhillipsJoseph Gordon Phillips... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Donald Pettit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Donald Pettit

    Chemical engineer, Astronaut

    Age65

    BirthplaceSilverton, Oregon, United States of America

    Donald Roy Pettit (born April 20, 1955) is an American chemical engineer and a NASA astronaut.... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Ann Kiessling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Ann Kiessling

    Inventor, Scientist

    Age78

    Ann A. Kiessling is an American reproductive biologist and one of the leaders in human... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    William Oefelein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    William Oefelein

    Pilot, Astronaut

    Age55

    BirthplaceFort Belvoir

    William Anthony "Bill" Oefelein (; born March 29, 1965) is an American test pilot instructor... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Katherine Ann Power is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
    Katherine Ann Power (born January 25, 1949) is an American ex-convict and long-time fugitive,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Matt Moore

    Coach, American football player

    Age36

    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California

    Matthew Erickson Moore (born August 9, 1984) is an American football quarterback for the... more on Wikipedia

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    Jennifer Lyon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Jennifer Lyon

    Photographer

    AgeDec. at 38 (1972-2010)

    BirthplaceBoulder City, Nevada, United States of America

    Jennifer "Jenn" Jane Lyon (February 27, 1972 – January 19, 2010) was an American actress and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    John Ensign is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    John Ensign

    Politician, Veterinarian

    Age62

    BirthplaceRoseville, California, USA

    John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is an American veterinarian and former politician based... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Art Barr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Art Barr

    Wrestler

    AgeDec. at 28 (1966-1994)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Arthur Leon Barr (October 8, 1966 – November 23, 1994) was an American professional wrestler.... more on Wikipedia
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    Paul Hugh Emmett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Paul Hugh Emmett

    Scientist, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 85 (1900-1985)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Paul Hugh Emmett (September 22, 1900 – April 22, 1985) was an American chemical engineer.
  • 15
    Kevin Hagen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Kevin Hagen

    Actor, Playwright

    AgeDec. at 77 (1928-2005)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Kevin Hagen (April 3, 1928 – July 9, 2005) was an American actor best known for his role as... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Lisa Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
    Susan Lisa Jackson (known as Lisa Jackson; born 1952) is a best-selling American author of... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Terry Baker

    American football player

    Age79

    BirthplacePine River, Minnesota

    Terry Wayne Baker (born May 5, 1941) is a former American football and basketball player. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Chad Ochocinco

    Athlete, American football player

    Age42

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Chad Johnson (born January 9, 1978), known from 2008–2012 as Chad Ochocinco, is a former ... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Jen-Hsun Huang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Jen-Hsun Huang

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    Age57

    BirthplaceTaipei, Taiwan

    Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang (Chinese: 黃仁勳; pinyin: Huáng Rénxūn; born February 17, 1963) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Paul Peek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Paul Peek

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 83 (1904-1987)

    BirthplaceWest Union, Iowa

    Paul Peek (June 5, 1904 – April 7, 1987) was an American attorney, Democratic politician and... more on Wikipedia
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    Frits Bolkestein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Age87

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Frederik "Frits" Bolkestein (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfreːdərɪk frɪdz ˈbɔlkəstɛi̯n] (listen);... more on Wikipedia
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    James Withycombe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 65 (1854-1919)

    BirthplaceTavistock, Devon, England

    James Withycombe (March 21, 1854 – March 3, 1919) was an American Republican politician who... more on Wikipedia
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    Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Matt Bryant

    American football player

    Age45

    BirthplaceOrange, Texas

    Steven Matt Bryant (born May 29, 1975), nicknamed "Money Matt", is an American football... more on Wikipedia

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    Katharine Jefferts Schori is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni
    Katharine Jefferts Schori (born March 26, 1954) is the former Presiding Bishop and Primate of... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Diego Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Oregon State University Alumni

    Diego Velasquez

    Professional golfer

    Age32

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

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