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Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni

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

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

Items on this list include Richard Dean Anderson and Leo Kottke.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to St. Cloud State University?” and “Which celebrities are St. Cloud State University alumni?”
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Jodi Huisentruit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist

Age: Dec. at 33 (1968-2001)

Jodi Sue Huisentruit (born June 5, 1968 – declared legally dead May 2001) was a television news anchor for KIMT, based in Mason City, Iowa, in the United States. She went missing in the early ...more

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ODB is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Wrestler

Age: 40

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Jessica Nora Kresa (born June 6, 1978) is an American professional wrestler, referee, bartender and actress better known as ODB (One Dirty Bitch). She is a four-time TNA Women's Knockout ...more

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Matt Cullen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

Age: 42

Birthplace: Virginia, Minnesota

Matthew David Cullen (born November 2, 1976) is an American former professional ice hockey center who played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Cullen is a three-time Stanley Cup ...more

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Richard Dean Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 69

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950) is an American actor and producer. He began his television career in 1976, playing Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap-opera series General ...more

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Dan Severson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Legislator, Fighter pilot

Age: 64

Birthplace: Mora, Minnesota, United States of America

Daniel Mark "Doc" Severson (born August 31, 1954) is an American Republican politician. He is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 14A, ...more
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Nick Begich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 40 (1932-1972)

Birthplace: Eveleth, Minnesota, United States of America

Nicholas Joseph Begich Sr. (April 6, 1932 – disappeared October 16, 1972) was a Democratic Party member of the US House of Representatives from Alaska. He is presumed to have died in the crash ...more
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Ryan Malone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

Age: 39

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ryan Gregory Malone (born December 1, 1979) nicknamed "Bugsy", is an American former professional ice hockey forward. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Pittsburgh ...more

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Bret Hedican is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

Age: 48

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Bret Michael Hedican (born August 10, 1970) is an American former professional ice hockey player, a Stanley Cup champion, and a two-time US Olympian.
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Tyler Arnason is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni

Age: 39

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Tyler Lawrence Arnason (born March 16, 1979) is an American former professional ice hockey center who played in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators and the ...more
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Bob Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Businessperson, Legislator

Age: 75

Birthplace: Fairmont, Minnesota

Bob Gunther (born July 12, 1943) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 23A, which ...more
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Leo Kottke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Guitarist

Age: 73

Birthplace: Area code 762, Area codes 706 and 762, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945) is an acoustic guitarist. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. He ...more

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Mark Hartigan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Mark Hartigan

Age: 41

Birthplace: Lethbridge, Canada

Mark Hartigan (born October 15, 1977 in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised in Fort St. John, British Columbia) is a former professional ice hockey centre, who played in the National Hockey League ...more
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James L. Muehlbauer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Businessperson
James L. Muehlbauer, Jim has been Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance of Best Buy Co. Inc. since April 18, 2008.
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Amy Koch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Legislator

Age: 47

Birthplace: Buffalo, Minnesota, United States of America

Amy T. Koch (born October 8, 1971) is an American politician and a former majority leader of the Minnesota Senate, where she represented portions of Hennepin and Wright counties. Koch, the first ...more
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Bud Heidgerken is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Legislator, Teacher

Age: 75

Bud Heidgerken is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A Republican, he represented District 13A, which includes portions of Kandiyohi, Pope and ...more
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Sherry M Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Certified Public Accountant, Businessperson
Sherry Smith was promoted from corporate vice president and controller to corporate senior vice president, finance and treasurer. Her responsibilities in treasury and accounting now include debt ...more
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David Frederickson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Politician, Farmer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Murdock, Minnesota, United States of America

David J. Frederickson (born March 2, 1944) is a Minnesota politician, who served as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture from January, 2011 to 2019, and previously as a member ...more
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Dan Bakkedahl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Comedian, Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Dan Bakkedahl (born November 18, 1969) is an American actor and improvisational comedian from Chicago's Second City. He is best known for starring as Tim Hughes on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, ...more
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Rick Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni

Age: 72

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Grand Rapids

Richard Hill (born December 30, 1946) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Montana. He was the Republican nominee for Governor of Montana in 2012.
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Tom Anzelc is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Legislator, Trade unionist, Teacher

Age: 72

Birthplace: Keewatin, Minnesota

Thomas Anzelc (born October 4, 1946) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he ...more
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Mary Liz Holberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Legislator

Age: 59

Mary Liz Holberg (born November 13, 1959) is a Minnesota politician, member of the Dakota County, Minnesota Board of Commissioners, and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A ...more
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Gail Kulick Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Legislator, Lawyer

Age: 59

Birthplace: Browerville, Minnesota

Gail T. Kulick (formerly Gail Kulick Jackson) (born May 29, 1959) is a Judge in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. Formerly, she was a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House ...more
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Todd Bouman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Todd Bouman American football player

Age: 46

Birthplace: Ruthton, Minnesota

Todd Matthew Bouman (; born August 1, 1972) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He played college football at ...more
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Will Weaver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Author, Writer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Park Rapids, Minnesota

Will Weaver (born William Weller; 1950 in Park Rapids, Minnesota), is an American author.
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George Awada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni

Age: 43

Birthplace: Mendota Heights, Minnesota

George Awada (born June 6, 1975 in Mendota Heights, Minnesota) is an American former professional ice hockey player.