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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 Ernest Clifford Miller is an American actor and former professional wrestler who worked for World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment better known by his ring name, Ernest ...more

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George E. Kent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Professor George E. Kent 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 Shannon Sharpe is a former American football tight end who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League, as well as a former analyst for CBS Sports on its ...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 Troy Hambrick is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. In his career, he amassed 2,179 yards rushing and 276 yards ...more

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Bobby Curtis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
American football player Robert Waymon Curtis is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Savannah State University.

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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 assumed his duties as the Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium on March 22, 2010.

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Donnie Cochran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Captain Donnie L. Cochran was the first African-American aviator assigned to the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron in 1986. Cochran later assumed command of the Blue Angels in

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W. W. Law is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Historian, Mail carrier Westley Wallace Law was a civil rights leader from Savannah, Georgia. He was president of the Savannah chapter of the NAACP, where he led his community and made great strides in desegregation ...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 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 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. Prince Albert Jackson, Jr. served as president of Savannah State College. During the 1970s, he collaborated with the University System of Georgia and Armstrong State College in Savannah to ...more

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Cyrus G. Wiley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Cyrus G. Wiley Cyrus Gilbert Wiley 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
Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson is an American woman who was a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama and a key figure in the 1965 march that became known as Bloody ...more

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Richard Basil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Richard Basil Richard Basil 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 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 Doug Carn 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. He studied oboe and ...more

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Tommy Smalls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
Tommy Smalls Tommy Smalls, known as Dr. Jive, was an influential African-American radio disc jockey in New York during the early days of rock and roll.