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

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

This list contains graduates like Digger Phelps and Jason Thompson.

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

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Digger Phelps is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Digger Phelps Basketball Coach, Coach Richard F. "Digger" Phelps is a former American college basketball coach, most notably of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team from 1971 to 1991. For 20 years, from 1993 ...more

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Joseph A. Palaia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Joseph A. Palaia Politician Joseph A. Palaia is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 1989 to 2008, where he represented the 11th Legislative District. Before entering ...more

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Shirley Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Shirley Turner Politician Shirley Kersey Turner is an American Democratic Party politician, who has been serving in the New Jersey State Senate since 1998, where she represents the 15th Legislative District. Before ...more

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Ty Treadway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Ty Treadway Talk show host, Game Show Host, Actor Tyrus "Ty" Richard Treadway is a game show host, actor, and talk show host. Treadway co-hosted Soap Talk with Lisa Rinna.

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Mark S. Schweiker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Mark S. Schweiker Businessperson, Politician Mark Stephen Schweiker is a businessman and politician who served as the 44th Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from October 5, 2001 to January 21, 2003. Schweiker, a Republican, ...more

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Peter Inverso is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Peter Inverso Politician Peter A. Inverso is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 1992 to 2008, where he represented the 14th Legislative District. He is currently ...more

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Valerie Huttle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Valerie Huttle Politician Valerie Vainieri Huttle is a Democrat who serves in the New Jersey General Assembly where she represents the 37th Legislative District, having taken office on January 10, 2006. Huttle served on ...more

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Vincent M. Ignizio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Vincent M. Ignizio Politician Vincent M. Ignizio is a member and Minority Leader of the New York City Council representing Staten Island's 51st District. Before being elected to the City Council, he was a member of the New ...more

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Connie Myers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Connie Myers Politician Connie Myers is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1996 to 2006, where she represented the 23rd legislative district. Myers served in the ...more

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Jim Hoey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Jim Hoey Baseball player James Urban "Jim" Hoey is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He is known mainly for his fastball, which he throws consistently between 95 and 98 mph; he did strike a ...more

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Barbara Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Barbara Park Author Barbara Lynne Park was an American author of children's books.

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Jason Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Jason Thompson Basketball player Jason Carlton Thompson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He was the starting center for the Rider ...more

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Bobby Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Bobby Smith Robert "Bobby" Smith is a retired U.S. soccer defender who spent nine years in the North American Soccer League and one in the League of Ireland and the Major Indoor Soccer League. He ...more

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Carmelo Marrero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Carmelo Marrero Carmelo Marrero is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Heavyweight division. He has competed for the UFC, the WEC, Bellator, the IFL, and the XFC.

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Jeff Kunkel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Jeff Kunkel Baseball player Jeffrey William Kunkel is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball with the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs. The son of American League umpire Bill Kunkel, after receiving All-American honors ...more

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Jack Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Jack Armstrong Baseball player Jack William Armstrong is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He is a graduate of Neptune High School in Neptune Township, New Jersey and an alumnus of Rider College and the ...more

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William Kotzwinkle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
William Kotzwinkle Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer William Kotzwinkle is an American novelist, children's writer, and screenwriter. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He has won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Doctor Rat in 1977, ...more

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Edward von Kloberg III is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Edward von Kloberg III Edward von Kloberg III was an American lobbyist, infamous for his representation of some of the most notorious dictators of the 20th century.

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James J. McCullough is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
James J. McCullough James J. "Sonny" McCullough is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 2007 to 2008, where he represented the 2nd Legislative District.

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Nathaniel Barnes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Nathaniel Barnes Politician Nathaniel Barnes is a Liberian politician and member of the Liberian Destiny Party.

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Tom Papa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Tom Papa Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Comedian Tom Papa is known throughout the country for his many appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Television ...more

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Frederick W. Donnelly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Frederick W. Donnelly Frederick William Donnelly was an American Democratic politician who served as Mayor of Trenton, New Jersey from 1911 until 1932.

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John Bundy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
John Bundy Illusionist John Bundy is an American magician and magic consultant based in South Plainfield, New Jersey. He is owner of John Bundy Productions, a company that produces shows for theme parks and corporate ...more

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Michael Peifer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Michael Peifer Certified Public Accountant Michael T. "Mike" Peifer is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 139th legislative district. He was first elected in 2006. Prior to ...more

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Nick Catone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Nick Catone Nicholas "Nick" Catone is a retired American mixed martial artist. Catone competed most recently in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in their Middleweight division.

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Brian Lenz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Brian Lenz

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Robert D. Clifton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Robert D. Clifton Robert D. Clifton is an American Republican Party politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2012, representing the 12th Legislative District. He previously served on the ...more

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Arthur Katalayi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Arthur Katalayi Entrepreneur Arthur Kalala "The Katalyst" Katalayi, is a Congolese entrepreneur, originally from Mbuji-Mayi, in the Kasai-Oriental province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He serves as a ...more

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Robert D Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Robert D Schwartz Film Producer Robert D Schwartz is a film producer.

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Peter Terpeluk, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Rider University Alumni
Peter Terpeluk, Jr. J. Peter Terpeluk, Jr. was a Republican politician from Pennsylvania and an American diplomat who was the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg for part of the tenure of President George W. ...more