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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates, like Larry Allen and Steven Zaillian, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Sonoma State University?” and “Which celebrities are Sonoma State University alumni?”

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James Ishmael Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
James Ishmael Ford is an American Zen Buddhist priest and Unitarian Universalist minister. He was born in Oakland, California on July 17, 1948. He earned a BA in psychology from Sonoma State ...more

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Gordon Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Ontologist He is a person who lives amongst the many!

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Steven Zaillian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award ...more

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Ronald A. Alexander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Public speaker, Psychotherapist, Psychologist

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Cheryl Chase is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Entrepreneur Bo Laurent, better known by her pseudonym Cheryl Chase, is an American intersex activist and the founder of the Intersex Society of North America. She began using the names Bo Laurent and Cheryl ...more

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Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
American football player Larry Christopher Allen, Jr. is a former American football offensive lineman who played in the National Football League for fourteen seasons. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second ...more

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Mike Horner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Pornographic actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter Mike Horner is an American pornographic film actor. He is sometimes credited as Don Hart, Don Horner, "Dan Sir" or Johnny Wilson. Mike Horner began acting in small sex films, at the ...more

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Kevin Danaher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Author, Writer, Social activist Kevin Danaher appeared in the Hijacking Catastrophe documentary film.

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D. A. Powell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Poet Douglas A. Powell is an American poet.

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Alex Rollin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Alex Rollin Commoning, Commoner Alex Rollin (born Jan 30, 1976) is an author and consultant. He currently lives in Bogor, Indonesia.

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Sheila Leslie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Sheila Leslie is an American politician. She was a Democratic member of the Nevada Senate, represented the Washoe County District 1 from 2010 to 2012. She was a member of the Nevada Assembly, ...more

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Arthur Leigh Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni

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Kate Braverman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Kate Braverman is an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. She was raised in Los Angeles, which is the focus for much of her writing.

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Nancy Silverton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Chef Nancy Silverton is an American chef, baker, and author. The winner of the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef Award in 2014, Silverton is recognized for her role in popularizing sourdough ...more

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Carole Migden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Politician Carole Migden is an American politician from San Francisco, California who represented the third district of the California State Senate from 2004 to 2008 and the 13th district of the California ...more

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Daniel Barone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Daniel Barone Baseball player Daniel Edward Barone is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Barone attended Sonoma State University, an NCAA Division II school in Rohnert Park, California. He was an 11th round selection of ...more

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Tommy Everidge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Tommy Everidge Baseball player Thomas James "Tommy" Everidge is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who is currently the hitting coach for the minor league Vermont Lake Monsters.

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Laurie MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer Laurie MacDonald is a film producer. She is married to Walter F. Parkes and is a production executive of DreamWorks. Her credits include: The Ring The Terminal Cloud Atlas Lemony Snicket's A ...more

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Terryl Whitlatch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Terryl Whitlatch Terryl Anne Whitlatch is an American scientific and academically trained illustrator, known for her creature designs for Lucasfilm and her illustrations in the Katurran Odyssey book, among ...more

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Claire Porter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Claire Porter Choreographer Claire Porter is an American choreographer/comedienne known for blending comedic monologues with dance movement. She is also an award-winning performer, author, and dance educator whose dance ...more

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Sam Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Sam Hernandez Sam Hernandez is a former American football defensive lineman in the Arena Football League. He is from San Jose, California and played college football at Sonoma State. Hernandez played for the ...more

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Gary Farrell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Gary Farrell Gary Farrell is a California winemaker, specializing in the production of Pinot noir and Chardonnay from Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. He currently produces his luxury line of wines ...more

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Scott Sellers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Scott Sellers Scott Sellers is the founder and owner of 860 Fitness.

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Randall Fontes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Randall Fontes Randall G. Fontes is an American psychology professional known particularly for his research in the fields of parapsychology and psychophysics. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and ...more

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Freddie Bradley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Freddie Bradley Freddie Lee Bradley, Jr. is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He played for the San Diego Chargers in 1996. He went to the University of Arkansas, Moorpark ...more

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Elliot Werk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Geologist, Engineer Elliot Werk is a Democratic politician from Boise, Idaho in the United States. From 2002 until 2015 he served as the Idaho State Senator from District 17, which is based in the Boise Bench ...more

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Jeanne Woodford is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Jeanne Woodford Jeanne Woodford is the Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus. Previously, she served as the Undersecretary and Director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and ...more

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Ronald E. Purser is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Ronald E. Purser

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Len A. Pennacchio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Len A. Pennacchio Len Alexander Pennacchio was a graduate student at Stanford University.

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Julian Lage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Sonoma State University Alumni
Guitarist, Composer Julian Lage is an American jazz guitarist and composer. In addition to leading his own group, Lage is a member of Gary Burton's New Quartet and Eric Harland's Voyager. He also has a duo project ...more