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Famous Rowan University Alumni

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

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

This list below has everything from Patti Smith to Robert Hegyes.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Rowan University?” and “Which celebrities are Rowan University alumni?”
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Robert Hegyes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 61 (1951-2012)

Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States of America

Robert Bruce Hegyes (pronounced Hedges; May 7, 1951 – January 26, 2012) was an American actor best known for his portrayal of high school student Juan Epstein on the 1970s American sitcom ...more
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Patti Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Poet, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 72

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and poet who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 ...more

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Lawrence J. Salva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Certified Public Accountant
Lawrence J. Salva is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Comcast Corporation.
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Betty Castor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Politician, Teacher

Age: 77

Birthplace: Glassboro, New Jersey, United States of America

Betty Castor (born Elizabeth Bowe; May 11, 1941) is an American educator and former politician and elected officeholder. Castor was elected to the Florida Senate and as Florida Education ...more
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Donald Gallinger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni

Age: 65

Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut

Donald Nelson Gallinger (born May 4, 1953) is an American writer. He is the author of several novels. His most recent work, The Master Planets (2008), which received strong reviews in Booklist, ...more
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Mary Previte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Mary Previte Writer

Age: 86

Birthplace: Kaifeng, China

Mary Evelyn Previte (born September 7, 1932 in Kaifeng, China) is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where she represented the 6th legislative ...more
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Fred H. Madden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Politician

Age: 64

Fred H. Madden Jr. (born March 30, 1954) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey State Senate since 2004, where he represents the 4th Legislative District. ...more
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Michael Iaconelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
professional sport fisherman

Age: 46

Birthplace: South Philadelphia

Michael Iaconelli, also known as Mike and by his nickname "Ike", (born June 17, 1972 in Runnemede, New Jersey) is a professional bass fisherman, television personality, and podcast ...more
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Stink Fisher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Restaurateur, Actor, American football player

Age: 48

Birthplace: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

Stink Fisher (born William Fisher; July 30, 1970) is an American actor and restaurant owner who lives in Collingswood, New Jersey.Born and raised Jewish in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Fisher played ...more
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Frank Stefanko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Photographer

Age: 73

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Frank Stefanko is a fine art photographer with connections to New Jersey performers Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen. Stefanko's early photographs, taken in the 1960s through the 1980s, reveal ...more
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Soraida Martinez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni

Age: 62

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York

Soraida Martinez (born July 30, 1956) is an American of Puerto Rican descent known for her contemporary abstract expressionist paintings and social commentary. She is the creator of the art ...more
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Julie Ann Dawson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Julie Ann Dawson

Age: 47

Julie Ann Dawson (born August 1971), is an American horror fiction writer, RPG designer, and publisher.
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James M. Cahill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Politician
James "Jim" M. Cahill is the 62nd and present mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. He has held the office since 1991.
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Sandra Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Sandra Love

Age: 73

Sandra Love (October 12, 1945 – February 13, 2018) was an American Democratic Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from January 8, 2008 to January 12, 2010, where she ...more
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Billy Lange is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Coach

Age: 47

Birthplace: Haddon Heights, New Jersey

William Lange (born (1972-02-11)February 11, 1972) is an American college basketball coach, currently the men's head coach at Saint Joseph's University. He was previously an assistant head coach ...more
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Doug Kirby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Doug Kirby Writer

Age: 61

Birthplace: New Jersey

Douglas John Kirby is the co-author of the Roadside America series of travel books, and its associated website. The series has been reviewed by The Village Voice and Car and Driver, and was ...more
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James L. Usry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Basketball player, Politician

Age: Dec. at 80 (1922-2002)

Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States of America

James Leroy Usry (February 2, 1922 – January 25, 2002) was the first African-American Mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was also a professional basketball player.
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Jessica Boyington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Jessica Boyington

Age: 33

Birthplace: Sicklerville, New Jersey

The Miss New Jersey USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Jersey in the Miss USA pageant. It is produced by D&D Productions. New Jersey has had ...more
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Jamie Ginn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Jamie Ginn

Age: 37

Birthplace: Ocean City, New Jersey

Jamie Ginn (born January 7, 1982) was Miss Delaware 2006 and competed in the Miss America 2007 competition, which was won by Lauren Nelson of Oklahoma. Ginn, originally of Ocean City, New ...more
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James Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
James Beach

Age: 72

James "Jim" Beach (born October 28, 1946) is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey Senate since 2009, where he represents the 6th legislative ...more
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Shaun T is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Shaun T Actor

Age: 40

Birthplace: Deptford Township, New Jersey, United States of America

Shaun T. Fitness (born May 2, 1978) is an American motivational speaker, fitness trainer, fitness motivator, businessman, television personality and choreographer. He is best known for his home ...more
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Julian Gargiulo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Julian Gargiulo

Age: 46

Birthplace: Italy

Julian Lawrence Gargiulo (born November 10, 1972) is an Italian-American classical pianist known for his interactive, humorous performances of classical music.
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Ashleigh Udalovas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Ashleigh Udalovas

Age: 31

Birthplace: Millville, New Jersey

Ashleigh Udalovas (born January 18, 1988) held the title of Miss New Jersey 2010 and competed in the Miss America 2011 Pageant on January 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was the 1st runner-up ...more
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Jack Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Jack Collins

Age: 76

John "Jack" Collins (born June 25, 1943) is an American college basketball coach, educator, lawyer, and a Republican Party politician from New Jersey. He was Speaker of the New Jersey ...more
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Dino Hall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Rowan University Alumni
Dino Hall

Age: 63

Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey

Donald Richard "Dino" Hall (born December 6, 1955 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is a former American football running back and return specialist in the National Football League. He was ...more