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Famous Savannah State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 9.3k 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?”
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    Ernest Miller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni

    Ernest Miller

    Wrestler, Actor

    Age56

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Ernest Clifford Miller (born January 14, 1964) is an American actor and former professional... more on Wikipedia
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    George E. Kent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 62 (1920-1982)

    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia

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

    Shannon Sharpe

    American football player

    Age52

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

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

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

    Troy Hambrick

    American football player

    Age43

    BirthplaceLacoochee, Florida

    Troy Hambrick (born November 6, 1976) is a former American football running back in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Bobby Curtis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni

    Bobby Curtis

    American football player

    Age55

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia

    Robert Waymon Curtis (born October 23, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is a former American football... more on Wikipedia
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Donnie Cochran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
    Captain (Retired) Donnie L. Cochran was the first African-American aviator selected to the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    W. W. Law is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Clinton D. Powell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni

    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...
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    Charles Elmore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni

    Charles Elmore

    Historian

    BirthplaceSavannah, 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.

    Prince Albert Jackson Jr. (March 17, 1925 – September 21, 2010) served as president of... more on Wikipedia
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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 (August 13, 1881 – January 3, 1930) served as president of Georgia State... more on Wikipedia
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    Amelia Boynton Robinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni
    Amelia Isadora Platts Boynton Robinson (August 18, 1911 – August 26, 2015) was an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Richard Basil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni

    Richard Basil

    Richard Basil (September 28, 1967) is the former head football coach at Savannah State... more on Wikipedia
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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 (born July 14, 1948) is an American jazz musician from St. Augustine, Florida,... more on Wikipedia
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    Tommy Smalls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Savannah State University Alumni

    Tommy Smalls

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