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Famous Southeast Missouri State University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Southeast Missouri State University and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Rush Limbaugh and Cedric the Entertainer.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Southeast Missouri State University?” and “Which celebrities are Southeast Missouri State University alumni?”
  • 1
    Commentator, Talk show host


    BirthplaceCape Girardeau, Missouri, United States of America

    Rush Hudson Limbaugh III ( January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021) was an American radio talk show host and conservative political commentator. He resided in Palm Beach, Florida, where he broadcast The...  more

    #208 of 243 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities In The World#319 of 345 The Greatest American Writers of All Time#324 of 344 Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceJefferson City, Missouri, United States of America

    Cedric Antonio Kyles (born April 24, 1964), better known by his stage name Cedric the Entertainer, is an American actor, comedian, and game show host. He hosted BET's ComicView during the 1993–94...  more

    #110 of 247 The Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time#597 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#57 of 279 American Stand-Up Comedians: The Best Comics In the USA

  • 3
    Comedian, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

    Robert "Guy" Torry (born January 5, 1969) is an American actor and comedian. He is the younger brother of actor and comedian Joe Torry....  more
  • 4
    Astronaut, Scientist


    BirthplaceCape Girardeau, Missouri

    Linda Maxine Godwin Ph.D. (born July 2, 1952) is an American scientist and retired NASA astronaut. Godwin joined NASA in 1980 and became an astronaut in July 1986. She retired in 2010. During her...  more
  • 5
    American football player


    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Eugene Philip Amano (born March 1, 1982) is a former American football offensive lineman . Playing for the Tennessee Titans from 2004 to 2013 as both a center and guard, he replaced eight-time...  more
  • 6
    Editor, Novelist



    Roy William Thomas Jr. (born November 22, 1940) is an American comic book writer and editor, who was Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is possibly best known for...  more
  • 7
    Pilot, Actor


    BirthplaceCenter Ridge, Arkansas, USA

    Chester Conlan Carter (born October 3, 1934) is a former film and television actor best known for the role of "Doc," featured in sixty-six episodes of the Rick Jason and Vic Morrow ABC World War II...  more
  • 8
    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceCape Girardeau, Missouri, United States of America

    Peter Dickson Kinder (born May 12, 1954) is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 46th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri from 2005 to 2017. He was appointed as a co-chairman of the Delta...  more
  • 9
    American football player


    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Willie Columbus Ponder (born February 14, 1980 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for 3 seasons for the New York Giants and one season with...  more
  • 10
    Baseball player


    BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska

    Justin Barnett Christian (born April 3, 1980) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees in 2008 and the San Francisco Giants...  more
  • 11
    American football player

    AgeDec. at 71 (1939-2010)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Kenneth Charles Iman (February 8, 1939 – November 13, 2010) was an American football center who played 15 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Green Bay Packers and the Los Angeles...  more
  • 12
    American football player


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Marquis Roshe Walker (born July 6, 1972) is a former an American football cornerback. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams in 1996. He played college football at Southeast...  more
  • 13
    American football player


    BirthplaceSigourney, Iowa

    Daniel William Peiffer (born March 29, 1951) is a former American football center in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins. Peiffer played for the Florida...  more
  • 14

    AgeDec. at 67 (1921-1989)

    BirthplacePiedmont, Missouri

    Robert L. Banks (November 24, 1921 – January 3, 1989) was an American chemist. He was born and grew up in Piedmont, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri - Rolla, and initiated into Alpha...  more
  • 15
    Charles R. Stamp, Jr. is Vice President, Public Affairs Worldwide, at Deere Company, a position he has held since September 2002. In his role, Stamp leads a department that manages government and...  more
  • 16


    BirthplaceMissouri, United States of America

    Neal Evans Boyd (November 18, 1975 – June 10, 2018) was an American pop opera singer. He was best known as being the winner of the third season of America's Got Talent....  more
  • 17
    James Terry Conway (born December 26, 1947) is a retired United States Marine Corps general who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Among his previous postings were Director of...  more
  • 18
    Golfer, American football player


    BirthplaceNorth Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    Jason Witczak (born May 24, 1978) is an American football player. He is currently a free agent kicker who most recently played for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. Witczak has also...  more
  • 19
    American football player


    BirthplaceSparta, Illinois

    John Otis Wittenborn (March 1, 1936 – March 29, 2016) was a professional American football kicker in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles. He also...  more
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    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

  • 21
    American football player


    BirthplaceDell, Arkansas

    Eddie B. Moss (born September 27, 1948 in Dell, Arkansas) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Redskins. He played...  more
  • 22
    Jason Glennon Crowell (born February 3, 1972) is a former state senator from the U.S. state of Missouri who served two terms in the Missouri Senate. He succeeded then-Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder...  more
  • 23


    BirthplaceWiesbaden, Germany

    Steven Tilley (born June 11, 1971) is a former Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives. He represented District 106 (Perry, St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve Counties) in the Missouri House...  more
  • 24
    American football player


    BirthplaceRayville, Louisiana

    Edgar Devon Jones (born December 1, 1984) is a former American football linebacker. After playing college football at Southeast Missouri State, he was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted...  more
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    Kenneth "Redneck" Dement (February 13, 1933 – February 15, 2013) was an American football offensive tackle/defensive tackle. He played college football for Southeast Missouri State University. He was...  more