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Famous Savannah State University Alumni

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

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

Items include everything from Shannon Sharpe to Ernest Miller.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Savannah State University?” and “Which celebrities are Savannah State University alumni?”
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Ernest Miller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Wrestler, Actor

Age: 55

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Ernest Clifford Miller (born January 14, 1964) is an American actor and former professional wrestler who worked for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) ...more
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George E. Kent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Professor

Age: Dec. at 62 (1920-1982)

Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia

George E. Kent (1920–1982) was an African-American professor of literature, with a specialization in Afro-American literature.
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Shannon Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968) is a former American football tight end who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL), as well as a former ...more

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Troy Hambrick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Troy Hambrick American football player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Lacoochee, Florida

Troy Hambrick (born November 6, 1976) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. He played college football at ...more
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Bobby Curtis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Macon, Georgia

Robert Waymon Curtis (born October 23, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at ...more
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Walter E. Gaskin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Walter E. Gaskin
Lieutenant General Walter E. Gaskin is retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General who served as the 19th Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from May 2009 to August 2013. ...more
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Donnie Cochran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni

Age: 64

Birthplace: Pelham, Georgia

Captain (Retired) Donnie L. Cochran was the first African-American aviator selected to the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels) in 1986. Cochran later assumed command ...more
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W. W. Law is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Historian, Mail carrier

Age: Dec. at 79 (1923-2002)

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia

Westley Wallace Law (January 1, 1923 – July 29, 2002) was an American civil rights leader from Savannah, Georgia. He was president of the Savannah chapter of the NAACP, where he led his ...more
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Clinton D. Powell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Theatre Director, Poet, Teacher

Age: Dec. at 43 (1968-2011)

Birthplace: Reidsville, Georgia

Reportedly born in Reidsville, Georgia, Clinton D. Powell grew up in Savannah, where he graduated from Alfred E. Beach High School and participated in the Upward Bound Program at Savannah State ...more
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Charles Elmore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Charles Elmore Historian

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia

Dr. Charles J. Elmore is an African-American scholar and jazz historian from Savannah, Georgia.
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Prince A. Jackson, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Prince A. Jackson, Jr.

Age: Dec. at 85 (1925-2010)

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia

Prince Albert Jackson Jr. (March 17, 1925 – September 21, 2010) served as president of Savannah State College (1971–1978). During the 1970s, he collaborated with the University System of Georgia ...more
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Cyrus G. Wiley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Cyrus G. Wiley

Age: Dec. at 49 (1881-1930)

Birthplace: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Cyrus Gilbert Wiley (August 13, 1881 – January 3, 1930) served as president of Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth from 1921 and until 1926 succeeding Richard R. Wright.
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Amelia Boynton Robinson ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

Amelia Isadora Platts Boynton Robinson (August 18, 1911 – August 26, 2015) was an American activist who was a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama and a key figure in ...more
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Richard Basil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Richard Basil

Age: 51

Birthplace: Demopolis, Alabama

Richard Basil (September 28, 1967) is the former head football coach at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia.
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Curtis Cooper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Curtis Cooper

Age: Dec. at 68 (1932-2000)

Curtis V. Cooper was an American health care and civil rights leader from Georgia.
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Doug Carn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Doug Carn

Age: 70

Doug Carn (born July 14, 1948) is an American jazz musician from St. Augustine, Florida, formerly married to Jean Carne and known for his several albums released for Black Jazz Records. Carn is ...more
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Tommy Smalls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Tommy Smalls

Age: Dec. at 46 (1926-1972)

Tommy Smalls (August 5, 1926 – March 8, 1972), known as Dr. Jive, was an influential African-American radio disc jockey in New York City during the early days of rock and roll. He owned the ...more