12.9k readers

Famous Rowan University Alumni

Updated March 19, 2021 12.9k views31 items

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

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

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?”
  • 1

    AgeDec. at 60 (1951-2012)

    BirthplacePerth Amboy, New Jersey, USA

    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 Welcome...  more
  • 2

    Patti Smith

    Poet, Musician


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    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

    More Patti Smith 

    The Best Patti Smith Songs of All Time#211 of 656 The Best Singers Of All Time

  • 3

    Lawrence J. Salva

    Certified Public Accountant
    Lawrence J. Salva is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Comcast Corporation....  more
  • 4

    Betty Castor

    Politician, Teacher


    BirthplaceGlassboro, 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
  • 5
    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
  • 6

    Mary Previte



    BirthplaceKaifeng, 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
  • 7

    Fred H. Madden



    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. Madden...  more
  • 8

    Michael Iaconelli

    professional sport fisherman


    BirthplaceSouth 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 show host from...  more
  • 9

    Stink Fisher

    Restaurateur, Actor


    BirthplaceCherry 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 high...  more
  • 10

    Frank Stefanko



    BirthplacePhiladelphia, 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 the...  more
  • 11
    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 movement,...  more
  • 12

    Julie Ann Dawson

    Julie Ann Dawson (born August 1971), is an American horror fiction writer, RPG designer, and publisher....  more
  • 13

    James M. Cahill

    James "Jim" M. Cahill is the 62nd and present mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. He has held the office since 1991....  more
  • 14

    Sandra Love

    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
  • 15


    BirthplaceHaddon 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 with...  more
  • 16

    Doug Kirby



    BirthplaceNew 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 featured...  more
  • 17

    James L. Usry

    Basketball player, Politician

    AgeDec. at 80 (1922-2002)

    BirthplaceAthens, 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....  more
  • 18

    Jessica Boyington

    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 only...  more
  • 19

    Jamie Ginn

    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 Jersey, had...  more
  • 20

    James Beach

    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 district. He serves in...  more
  • 21

    Shaun T



    BirthplaceDeptford 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
  • 22

    Julian Gargiulo

    Julian Lawrence Gargiulo (born November 10, 1972) is an Italian-American classical pianist known for his interactive, humorous performances of classical music....  more
  • 23

    Ashleigh Udalovas

    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 at...  more
  • 24

    Jack Collins

    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 General...  more
  • 25

    Dino Hall

    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 signed by the...  more