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Famous Tennessee Technological University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 7.2k views27 items

List RulesPeople 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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    Songwriter, Singer-songwriter

    AgeDec. at 58 (1932-1991)

    BirthplaceMcMinnville, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 and  ...more

    #105 of 297 The Top Country Artists of All Time#321 of 500 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#98 of 215 The Greatest Classic Country & Western Artists Of All-Time

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    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.  ...more
  • 3

    Age58

    BirthplaceMurfreesboro, Tennessee

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 mission in  ...more
  • 4
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age84

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 until  ...more
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    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 1993.  ...more
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    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 fifth  ...more
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    Astronaut, Scientist

    Age81

    BirthplaceJamestown, Tennessee

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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.   ...more
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    Singer-songwriter, Singer

    Age52

    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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, but  ...more

    #1373 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#136 of 193 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time#70 of 166 The Best Country Rock Bands and Artists

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    Baseball player

    Age88

    BirthplaceGoldsboro, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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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    American football player

    Age71

    BirthplaceUnion, South Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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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    American football player

    Age43

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 team  ...more
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    American football player

    Age79

    BirthplaceRaleigh, West Virginia, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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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    American football player

    Age42

    BirthplaceEuclid, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 14
    American football player

    Age68

    BirthplaceTompkinsville, Kentucky

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Cardinals, and  ...more
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    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 orchestrated  ...more
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    Basketball player

    Age42

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    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 Raiders  ...more
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    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 history  ...more
  • 18

    Age69

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 (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 basketball for  ...more
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    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 politician)  ...more
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    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 Chicago Bears.  ...more
  • 22
    Professional golfer

    Age36

    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Scott Stallings (born March 25, 1985) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.  ...more
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    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 States.  ...more
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    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, both in  ...more
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    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