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Famous Savannah State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 9.7k views17 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Ernest Miller

    Wrestler, Actor


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America


    Ernest Clifford Miller (born January 14, 1964) is an American actor and former professional...  more
  • 2

    AgeDec. at 62 (1920-1982)

    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia


    George E. Kent (1920–1982) was an African-American professor of literature, with a...  more
  • 3

    Shannon Sharpe

    American football player


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America


    Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968) is a former American football tight end who played for the...  more
  • 4

    Troy Hambrick

    American football player


    BirthplaceLacoochee, Florida


    Troy Hambrick (born November 6, 1976) is a former American football running back in the...  more
  • 5

    Bobby Curtis

    American football player


    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia


    Robert Waymon Curtis (born October 23, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is a former American football...  more
  • 6

    Walter E. Gaskin

    Lieutenant General Walter E. Gaskin is retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General...  more
  • 7
    Captain (Retired) Donnie L. Cochran was the first African-American aviator selected to the...  more
  • 8

    W. W. Law

    Historian, Mail carrier

    AgeDec. at 79 (1923-2002)

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia


    Westley Wallace Law (January 1, 1923 – July 29, 2002) was an American civil rights leader from...  more
  • 9

    Clinton D. Powell

    Theatre Director, Poet

    AgeDec. at 43 (1968-2011)

    BirthplaceReidsville, Georgia


    Reportedly born in Reidsville, Georgia, Clinton D. Powell grew up in Savannah, where he...  more
  • 10

    Charles Elmore


    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia


    Dr. Charles J. Elmore is an African-American scholar and jazz historian from Savannah, Georgia....  more
  • 11

    Prince A. Jackson, Jr.

    Prince Albert Jackson Jr. (March 17, 1925 – September 21, 2010) served as president of...  more
  • 12

    Cyrus G. Wiley

    Cyrus Gilbert Wiley (August 13, 1881 – January 3, 1930) served as president of Georgia State...  more
  • 13
    Amelia Isadora Platts Boynton Robinson (August 18, 1911 – August 26, 2015) was an American...  more
  • 14

    Richard Basil

    Richard Basil (September 28, 1967) is the former head football coach at Savannah State...  more
  • 15

    Curtis Cooper

    Curtis V. Cooper was an American health care and civil rights leader from Georgia....  more
  • 16

    Doug Carn

    Doug Carn (born July 14, 1948) is an American jazz musician from St. Augustine, Florida,...  more
  • 17

    Tommy Smalls

    Tommy Smalls (August 5, 1926 – March 8, 1972), known as Dr. Jive, was an influential...  more