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Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni

Updated January 14, 2019 5.6k views52 items

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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?”
  • 1

    Jodi Huisentruit

    Journalist, TV Journalist


    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 morning...  more

    #9 of 16 People Who Disappeared Mysteriously in 1990s#72 of 112 People Who Disappeared Mysteriously

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    BirthplaceNashville, 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 Champion,...  more
  • 3

    Matt Cullen

    Ice Hockey Player, Athlete


    BirthplaceVirginia, 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

    #43 of 64 The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time#54 of 80 The Best Pittsburgh Penguins of All Time#28 of 57 The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time

  • 4

    Richard Dean Anderson

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceMinneapolis, 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 Hospital,...  more

    #681 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#165 of 349 The Best TV Actors And Actresses Of All Time#154 of 170 If You Fought To The Death, Who Would You Want By Your Side?

  • 5

    Dan Severson

    Legislator, Fighter pilot


    BirthplaceMora, 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, which includes...  more
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    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 of a...  more
  • 7

    Ryan Malone

    Ice Hockey Player, Athlete


    BirthplacePittsburgh, 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 Penguins, Tampa...  more
  • 8

    Bret Hedican

    Ice Hockey Player, Athlete


    BirthplaceSaint 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....  more
  • 9
    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 Colorado...  more
  • 10

    Bob Gunther

    Businessperson, Legislator


    BirthplaceFairmont, 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



    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, United States of America

    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 overcame a...  more

    The Best Leo Kottke Albums of All Time#129 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#70 of 117 The Best Musical Artists From Georgia

  • 12

    Mark Hartigan

    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 with...  more
  • 13

    James L. Muehlbauer

    James L. Muehlbauer, Jim has been Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance of Best Buy Co. Inc. since April 18, 2008....  more
  • 14

    Amy Koch



    BirthplaceWright County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Minnesota

    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
  • 15

    Bud Heidgerken

    Legislator, Teacher


    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
  • 16

    Sherry M Smith

    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
  • 17

    David Frederickson

    Politician, Farmer


    BirthplaceMurdock, Swift County, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    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 of...  more
  • 18

    Dan Bakkedahl

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceRochester, Minnesota, United States of America

    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, as...  more
  • 19
    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....  more
  • 20

    Tom Anzelc

    Legislator, Trade unionist


    BirthplaceKeewatin, 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 represented...  more
  • 21


    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
  • 22

    Gail Kulick Jackson

    Legislator, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBrowerville, 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 of...  more
  • 23

    Todd Bouman

    American football player


    BirthplaceRuthton, 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 St....  more
  • 24

    Will Weaver

    Author, Writer


    BirthplacePark Rapids, Minnesota

    Will Weaver (born William Weller; 1950 in Park Rapids, Minnesota), is an American author....  more
  • 25
    George Awada (born June 6, 1975 in Mendota Heights, Minnesota) is an American former professional ice hockey player....  more