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Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 23.8k views861 items

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

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

Examples of graduates on this list: Rick Santorum, Franco Harris and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Pennsylvania State University?” and “Which celebrities are Pennsylvania State University alumni?”
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    Patricia A. Woertz

    Certified Public Accountant, Businessperson
    Patricia Ann Woertz, (born March 17, 1953), is a retired American businesswoman. She has...  more
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    Guion Bluford

    Pilot, Astronaut
    Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., Ph.D. (born November 22, 1942), (Col, USAF, Ret.), is an American...  more
  • 3

    Chip Kidd

    Editor, Musician
    Charles Kidd (born 1964) is an American graphic designer, best known for his book covers....  more
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    Jonathan Frakes

    Television director, Television producer
    Jonathan Scott Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director. Frakes is best...  more
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    John Amaechi

    Basketball player, Athlete
    John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi, OBE (; born 26 November 1970) is an English psychologist,...  more
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    Pia Reyes (born July 3, 1964) is a Filipino American model and actress. She was the November...  more
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    Courtney Brown

    American football player
    Courtney Lanair Brown (born February 14, 1978) is a former American college and professional...  more
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    David Bohm

    Physicist, Scientist
    David Joseph Bohm (; December 20, 1917 – October 27, 1992) was an American scientist who has...  more
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    Bruce Davison

    Television director, Actor
    Bruce Davison (born June 28, 1946) is an American actor and director of television, film, and...  more

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    Diane Alexis Whipple (January 21, 1968 – January 26, 2001) was a lacrosse player and college...  more
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    Donald Bellisario

    Television director, Television producer
    Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935) is an American television producer and...  more
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    Ty Burrell

    Businessperson, Comedian
    Tyler Gerald Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He originally...  more

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    Lex Luger

    Wrestler, American football player
    Lawrence Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by the ring name Lex Luger, is an...  more

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    David Macklin

    American football player
    David Thurman Macklin (born July 14, 1978 in Newport News, Virginia) is a former American...  more
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    Richard Trumka

    Politician
    Richard Louis Trumka (born July 24, 1949) is an organized labor leader in the United States....  more
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    Rosey Grier

    Actor, Singer
    Roosevelt Grier (born July 14, 1932) is an American actor, singer, Protestant minister, and...  more
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    Barbara Harbach

    Professor, Harpsichordist
    Barbara Harbach is a composer, harpsichordist, organist and teacher. Since 2004, she has been...  more
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    Ben Cohen

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    Bennett Cohen (born March 18, 1951) is an American businessman, activist, and philanthropist....  more
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    Richard Thompson James (January 1, 1914 in Delaware, US – July 13, 1974 in Bolivia) was a...  more
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    Jerry Sandusky

    American Football coach, Coach
    Gerald Arthur Sandusky (born January 26, 1944) is an American retired college football coach...  more

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    Roland Gerhard Fryer Jr. (born June 4, 1977) is an American economist. In 2007, at age 30, he...  more
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    Patrick Fabian (born December 7, 1964) is an American actor of film, stage and television. He...  more
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    Robert E. Witt (born September 16, 1940) is an American businessman, and academic...  more
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    Immortal Technique

    Master of Ceremonies, Rapper
    Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal...  more

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    Scott Hazelcorn ('Haze'), was born in Brooklyn, New York on Aug. 14, 1972, and was raised in...  more