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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
Jodi Huisentruit Journalist, TV Journalist Jodi Sue Huisentruit was a television news anchor for KIMT, based in Mason City, Iowa in the United States. She disappeared in the early morning hours of June 27, 1995 and is believed to have ...more

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ODB is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
ODB Wrestler Jessica Nora Kresa is an American professional wrestler, referee and actress better known as ODB, currently signed to Ring of Honor known for her time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where ...more

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Matt Cullen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Matt Cullen Ice Hockey Player, Athlete Matthew David Cullen is a professional ice hockey center of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. Cullen was born in Virginia, Minnesota, but grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota.

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Richard Dean Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Richard Dean Anderson Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Richard Dean Anderson is an American television and film actor, television producer and composer. He began his television career in 1976 as Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap opera series ...more

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Dan Severson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Dan Severson Legislator, Fighter pilot Daniel Mark "Doc" Severson is an American politician. He is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 14A, which includes portions of Benton ...more

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Nick Begich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Nick Begich Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Begich, Sr. was a Democratic Party member of the United States House of Representatives from Alaska. He disappeared in a plane crash in Alaska in 1972. His son ...more

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Ryan Malone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Ryan Malone Ice Hockey Player, Athlete Ryan Gregory Malone is a former American professional ice hockey forward. He has previously played in the National Hockey League with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York ...more

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Bret Hedican is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Bret Hedican Ice Hockey Player, Athlete Bret Michael Hedican 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
Tyler Arnason Tyler Lawrence Arnason is an American former professional ice hockey center who played in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators and the Colorado Avalanche.

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Bob Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Bob Gunther Businessperson, Legislator Bob Gunther 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 includes all or ...more

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Leo Kottke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Leo Kottke Guitarist Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on influences from blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. He overcame a ...more

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Mark Hartigan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Mark Hartigan Mark Hartigan is a former professional ice hockey centre, who played in the National Hockey League with the Atlanta Thrashers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Anaheim Ducks and the Detroit Red Wings. He ...more

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James L. Muehlbauer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
James L. Muehlbauer 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
Amy Koch Legislator Amy T. Koch was a member of the Minnesota Senate and its former Majority Leader. Koch represented District 19, which includes portions of Hennepin and Wright counties in the northwestern Twin ...more

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Bud Heidgerken is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
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

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Sherry M Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
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

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David Frederickson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
David Frederickson Politician, Farmer David J. “Dave” Frederickson is a Minnesota politician, serving as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture since January, 2011, and previously as a member of the Minnesota Senate ...more

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Dan Bakkedahl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Dan Bakkedahl Comedian, Actor Dan Bakkedahl is an American actor and improvisational comedian from Chicago's Second City. He is best known for starring as Steve Nugent in the FX comedy series Legit and for his recurring role ...more

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Rick Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Rick Hill Richard "Rick" Hill is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Montana. He was the Republican candidate 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
Tom Anzelc Legislator, Trade unionist, Teacher Thomas "Tom" Anzelc is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represents District 5B, ...more

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Mary Liz Holberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Mary Liz Holberg Legislator Mary Liz Holberg is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she represents District 58A, which encompasses ...more

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Gail Kulick Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Gail Kulick Jackson Legislator, Lawyer Gail Kulick Jackson is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 16A, which includes portions of Benton, Mille Lacs, Morrison ...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 Todd Matthew Bouman 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. Cloud State. Bouman ...more

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Will Weaver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Will Weaver Author, Writer Will Weaver, is an American author.

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George Awada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
George Awada George Awada is an American professional ice hockey player. Awada's career began at junior level in the USHL, icing for the St. Paul Vulcans. Awada started well and in his first season as a ...more

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Mary Ellen Otremba is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Mary Ellen Otremba Farmer, Legislator, Teacher Mary Ellen Dinkel Otremba was an American politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 11B, which includes portions of Douglas and Todd ...more

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Matt Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Matt Hendricks Matthew James Hendricks is an American ice hockey forward who is currently playing with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

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Ron Shimanski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Ron Shimanski Farmer, Legislator Ronald "Ron" Shimanski is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 18A, which includes portions of McLeod and Meeker counties ...more

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Dan Sparks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Dan Sparks Legislator Daniel D. "Dan" Sparks is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represents District 27, which includes ...more

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Larry Haws is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Larry Haws Legislator, Teacher Larry W. Haws was a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 15B, which includes portions of Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties in ...more

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Dick Bremer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Dick Bremer Richard J. Bremer is a sports broadcaster for Fox Sports North. He does the play-by-play announcing for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Gophers men's basketball and other Minnesota sports such ...more

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Jill Riley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Jill Riley Jill Riley is an American disc jockey for 89.3 The Current in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. She previously worked for KVSC-FM, the St. Cloud State University college and community radio station. ...more

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Warren Limmer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Warren Limmer Real Estate Broker, Legislator Warren E. Limmer is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents the 34th District, which includes portions of Hennepin ...more

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Roger Crawford is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Roger Crawford Legislator, Teacher Roger W. Crawford is a Minnesota public servant and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 8B, which includes portions of Isanti, Kanabec and Pine ...more

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Dean Urdahl is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Dean Urdahl Author, Legislator, Teacher Dean L. Urdahl is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 18A, which includes portions ...more

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Tim O'Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Tim O'Driscoll Corporate trainer, Legislator Timothy J. "Tim" O'Driscoll is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 13B, ...more

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Kent Eken is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Kent Eken Legislator, Teacher Bernhard Kent Eken is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represents District 4, which includes portions of ...more

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John G. Stumpf is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
John G. Stumpf Businessperson John Gerard Stumpf is an American business executive. He is the current chairman and chief executive officer of Wells Fargo, one of the Big Four banks of the United States. He became chairman in ...more

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Andrew Gordon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Andrew Gordon Ice Hockey Player Andrew Jacob Gordon is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He is currently playing with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League.

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Bob Motzko is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Bob Motzko Coach Bob Motzko is the head coach of the St. Cloud State University Huskies men's hockey team in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was named the WCHA Coach of the Year in 2006 and again in 2007. In 2014 he ...more

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Bonnie Henrickson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Bonnie Henrickson Basketball Coach, Coach Bonnie Henrickson was the head women's college basketball coach at the University of Kansas. She was born in Willmar, Minnesota, and attended St. Cloud State University where she graduated in ...more

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Clay Matvick is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Clay Matvick Clay Matvick is an American sportscaster, who works primarily as a play-by-play announcer for ABC and the ESPN networks.

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Dave Kleis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Dave Kleis Politician Dave Kleis is a Minnesota politician, and the mayor of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Kleis served in the Minnesota State Senate from 1995 to 2005. In 2005, he defeated incumbent Mayor John Ellenbecker ...more

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Michelle Fischbach is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Michelle Fischbach Businessperson, Legislator Michelle L. Fischbach is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she represents District 13, which includes portions of Benton ...more

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James B. Bullard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
James B. Bullard James Bullard is the chief executive officer and 12th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, positions he has held since 2008. He is currently serving a term that began on March 1, ...more

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Rhonda Sivarajah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Rhonda Sivarajah Rhonda Sivarajah is a Minnesota politician, an Anoka County Commissioner, former candidate for Lieutenant Governor and current candidate for Minnesota's Sixth District Congressional seat. ...more

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John Howe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
John Howe Legislator John Sterling Howe is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 28, which includes portions of Goodhue, Wabasha, and Winona counties in the ...more

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Jerry Janezich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Jerry Janezich Bartender Jerry Janezich is a Minnesota politician, a former member of the Minnesota legislature, and a former candidate for the United States Senate. Janezich served two terms in the Minnesota House of ...more

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Michael Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Michael Lee Ice Hockey Player Michael Lee is an American ice hockey goaltender who currently splits time between the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League and the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL as a prospect in the ...more

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Ray Vandeveer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous St. Cloud State University Alumni
Ray Vandeveer Real estate appraisal, Legislator Ray Vandeveer is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate representing District 52, which includes portions of Anoka and Washington counties in the northeastern Twin Cities ...more