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Famous University Of Akron Alumni

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

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

You can rank all of these graduates, from Jason Taylor to Yvette Nicole Brown.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Akron?” and “Which celebrities are University of Akron alumni?”
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Yvette Nicole Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 47

Birthplace: East Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Yvette Nicole Brown (born August 12, 1971) is an American actress, voice actress, and host. Brown has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, and films throughout her career. She ...more
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Jason Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 41

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Jason Paul Taylor (born September 1, 1974) is a former American football defensive end and outside linebacker who spent the majority of his career with the Miami Dolphins of the National ...more

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Joshua I. Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 77

Joshua I. Smith (born Joshua Isaac Smith on April 8, 1941) is an African-American businessman and former chairperson of the Commission on Minority Business Development.
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Frances McGovern is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Politician, Author, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1927-2004)

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio

Frances McGovern (April 18, 1927 – February 6, 2004) was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. She was born in Akron, Ohio and lived there ...more
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Kermit L. Hall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Educator, Historian

Age: Dec. at 62 (1944-2006)

Kermit Lance Hall (August 31, 1944 – August 13, 2006) was a noted legal historian and university president. He served from 1994 to 1998 on the Assassination Records Review Board to review and ...more
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Chase Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Bellefontaine, Ohio

Chase Wyatt Blackburn (born June 10, 1983) is a former American football linebacker and currently the special teams coordinator for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). ...more
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Mark Scatterday is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Conductor
Mark Davis Scatterday (born 1959) is an American conductor best known for his association with the Eastman School of Music, in which he has served as director for its wind ensembles.
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Domenik Hixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
American football player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Neunkirchen am Potzberg, Germany

Domenik Hixon (born October 8, 1984) is a former American football wide receiver and return specialist in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth ...more
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Dwight Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
American football player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Dwight L. Smith (born August 13, 1978) is an American former college and professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons. He played college ...more
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Jack Lengyel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
American Football coach, Businessperson, Coach

Age: 84

Jack Robert Lengyel (born 1935) is a software executive and former American football coach, lacrosse coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at the ...more
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Andy Alleman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio

Andrew "Andy" Alleman (born November 20, 1983) is a former American football guard. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Betty Sutton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Politician

Age: 55

Birthplace: Barberton, Ohio, United States of America

Betty Sue Sutton (born July 31, 1963) is an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district from 2007 to 2013. She is a member of the Democratic ...more
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George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
George Wallace Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 66

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

George Wallace (1919–1998) was Governor of Alabama and a former candidate for President of the United States. George Wallace may also refer to: George Wallace (film), 1997 film based on the life ...more

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Charlie Frye is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Willard, Ohio

Charles Thomas Frye (born August 28, 1981) is a former American football quarterback and current quarterbacks coach at Central Michigan. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round ...more

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Gregory N. Akers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Engineer
Gregory N. Akers is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Global Government Solutions group with Cisco Systems. He plays a crucial role as an interface between the U.S. federal ...more
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E. J. Burt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
E. J. Burt American football player

Age: 41

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio

Emmanuel Jamaal 'E.J.' Burt (born October 22, 1977) is a former American football defensive lineman.
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Alice M. Batchelder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Judge, Lawyer

Age: 74

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

Alice Moore Batchelder (born August 15, 1944) is an American attorney and jurist. She is currently a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth ...more
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Jake Schifino is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Jake Schifino American football player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Vernon Martin "Jake" Schifino (born November 15, 1979 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. ...more
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Tom Letson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Tom Letson (born September 29, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 64th District from 2007 to 2014.
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Victor Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Victor Green American football player

Age: 49

Birthplace: Americus, Georgia

Victor Bernard Green (born December 8, 1969) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1993. He ...more
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Deborah L. Cook is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Judge

Age: 67

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Deborah L. Cook (born February 8, 1952) is a senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, based in Akron, Ohio.
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Thomas C. Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Thomas C. Sawyer

Age: 73

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Thomas C. "Tom" Sawyer (born August 15, 1945) is an American politician who represented his hometown of Akron, Ohio on all levels of government for nearly fifty years. Previously, he ...more
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Brian Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Photographer

Age: 48

Birthplace: Northport, Huntington, New York

Brian Ulrich (born 1971) is an American photographer known for his photographic exploration of consumer culture.Born in Northport, New York, Ulrich lives in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2001 in ...more
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Dan Moldea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Dan Moldea Author

Age: 69

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio

Dan E. Moldea (born February 27, 1950) is an American best-selling author and investigative journalist who has reported on organized crime and political corruption since 1974. He is the author ...more
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James R. Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Actor, Footballer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States of America

James Richard Black (born April 3, 1962) is an American actor and former professional football player.