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Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni

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

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

A list made up of graduates like Dottie West and Rodney Atkins.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Tennessee Technological University?” and “Which celebrities are Tennessee Technological University alumni?”
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Dottie West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 59 (1932-1991)

Birthplace: McMinnville, Tennessee, United States of America

Dottie West (born Dorothy Marie Marsh; October 11, 1932 – September 4, 1991) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Along with her friends and fellow recording artists Patsy Cline ...more

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Lincoln Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni

Age: 75

Birthplace: Pall Mall, Tennessee, United States of America

Lincoln Edward Davis (born September 13, 1943) is the former U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
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Barry E. Wilmore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 56

Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Barry Eugene "Butch" Wilmore (born December 29, 1962) is a NASA astronaut and United States Navy test pilot. He has had two spaceflights, the first of which was an 11-day Space Shuttle ...more
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Bill Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 82

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

William Lewis Jenkins (born November 29, 1936) is a politician from the state of Tennessee. He represented the state's 1st Congressional district, centered on the Tri-Cities (map), from 1997 ...more
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Carl Stiner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Carl Stiner

Age: 82

Birthplace: Tennessee

Carl Wade Stiner (born September 7, 1936) is a retired United States Army four-star general who served as Commander in Chief, United States Special Operations Command (USCINCSOC) from 1990 to
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Frank Omiyale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee

Frank Tayo Omiyale ( OH-mee-yahl; born November 23, 1982) is a former American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the ...more
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Roger K. Crouch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Astronaut, Scientist

Age: 78

Birthplace: Jamestown, Tennessee

Roger Keith Crouch (born September 12, 1940) is an American scientist and astronaut who flew as a payload specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1997.
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Rodney Atkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Rodney Allan Atkins (born March 28, 1969) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Signed to Curb Records in 1996, he charted his first single on the Billboard country chart in 1997, ...more

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George Altman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
George Altman Baseball player

Age: 85

Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina

George Lee Altman (born March 20, 1933 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and Nippon Professional Baseball outfielder. He batted left-handed and threw ...more
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Jim Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
American football player

Age: 65

Birthplace: Union, South Carolina

Jimmy Lee Youngblood (born February 23, 1950) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins. He played college ...more
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Josh Symonette is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Josh Symonette American football player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Joshua Symonette (born May 8, 1978 in Miami, Florida) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. While in Washington, Symonette made the ...more
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Lonnie Warwick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
American football player

Age: 73

Birthplace: Raleigh, West Virginia, West Virginia

Lonnie Preston Warwick (born February 26, 1942) is a former professional American football player. He played 10 seasons in the National Football League, with the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta ...more
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D. J. Bleisath is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
American football player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Euclid, Ohio

David John Bleisath (born September 22, 1979) is a former American football offensive lineman/defensive lineman for the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League. He attended Tennessee Tech ...more
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Elois Grooms is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
American football player

Age: 65

Birthplace: Tompkinsville, Kentucky

Elois T. Grooms (born May 20, 1953 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky) is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints, the St. Louis ...more
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Harry Stonecipher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Harry Stonecipher

Age: 82

Birthplace: Tennessee

Harry C. Stonecipher (born May 16, 1936) is a former president and chief executive officer of American aerospace companies McDonnell Douglas and, later, The Boeing Company. Stonecipher ...more
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DeAntoine Beasley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

DeAntoine Beasley (born January 8, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American professional basketball player and current assistant coach for Gardner–Webb. He also played for the Plymouth ...more
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A. James Kerley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
A. James Kerley
Dr. A. James Kerley is an American academic, and is a former President of Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida. Kerley graduated with his bachelor's degree in social science and ...more
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Andy Landers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Andy Landers Coach

Age: 66

Andrew Grady Landers (born October 8, 1952) is a retired American college basketball coach who was head women's basketball coach at the University of Georgia from 1979 to 2015. Landers graduated ...more
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Miloš Babić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni

Age: 50

Birthplace: Kraljevo, Serbia

Miloš Babić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Бабић; born November 23, 1968) is a Serbian former professional basketball player. He is a 7'0" 240 lb power forward/center. He played collegiate ...more
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Dewayne Bunch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Dewayne Bunch

Age: 59

Dewayne Bunch or DeWayne Bunch may refer to: Dewayne Bunch (Kentucky politician) (1962–2012), Republican politician and member of the Kentucky state legislature Dewayne Bunch (Tennessee ...more
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Larry Schreiber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Larry Schreiber

Age: 71

Birthplace: Covington, Kentucky

Lawrence Anthony "Larry" Schreiber (born August 11, 1947) is a former professional American football player who played running back for six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers and the
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Scott Stallings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Professional golfer

Age: 33

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts

Scott Stallings (born March 25, 1985) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.
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Kenneth Jernigan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Kenneth Jernigan

Age: Dec. at 72 (1926-1998)

Norman Kenneth Jernigan (November 13, 1926 – October 12, 1998) was the longtime leader of the National Federation of the Blind, the largest and oldest blind people's organization in the United
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Johnny H. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Johnny H. Hayes

Age: Dec. at 67 (1941-2008)

Johnny H. Hayes (1941 – 20 September 2008) was a Democratic fundraiser and politician from Tennessee. Hayes is best known for his effort as finance chief for Al Gore's presidential campaigns, ...more
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Derek Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni
Derek Lee

Age: 37

Birthplace: College Park, Georgia

Derek Lee (born September 26, 1981) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Tennessee Tech. Lee has also played for the Georgia Force, ...more