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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
Yvette Nicole Brown is an American actress and comedian. Brown has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, and films throughout her career. From 2009 to 2014, she starred as Shirley ...more
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Jason Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Jason Paul Taylor is a former American football defensive end and linebacker who spent a majority of his career for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Over the course of his ...more
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Joshua I. Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Businessperson
Joshua I. Smith is an African-American businessman and former chairperson of the Commission on Minority Business Development. Smith, a native of Loveland, Ohio, graduated from Central State ...more
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Frances McGovern is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Politician, Author, Lawyer
Frances McGovern 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 all of her life. She was a lawyer by ...more
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Kermit L. Hall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Educator, Historian
Kermit Lance Hall was a noted legal historian and university president. He served from 1994 to 1998 on the Assassination Records Review Board to review and release to the public documents ...more
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Chase Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
American football player
Chase Wyatt Blackburn is an American football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He ...more
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Mark Scatterday is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Conductor
Mark Davis Scatterday is an American conductor.
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Domenik Hixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
American football player
Domenik Hixon is a former American football wide receiver and return specialist in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. ...more
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Dwight Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
American football player
Dwight L. Smith is an American former college and professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League for eight seasons. He played college football for the University ...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
Jack Robert Lengyel is a software executive and former American football coach, lacrosse coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at the College of ...more
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Andy Alleman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
American football player
Andrew "Andy" Alleman is a former American football guard. Alleman last played for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League in 2010. He was drafted by the New Orleans ...more
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Betty Sutton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Politician
Betty Sue Sutton served as a U.S. Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district from 2007 to 2013. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Betty Sutton lost her 2012 re-election ...more
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George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
George Henry Wallace is an American comedian and actor. He is best known for his show at the Flamingo Las Vegas where he is known as "The New Mr. Vegas" and for his catchphrase,
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Charlie Frye is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
American football player
Charles Frye is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Akron.
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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
Emmanuel Jamaal 'E.J.' Burt 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
Alice Moore Batchelder is an American attorney and jurist. She currently is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and she served as that ...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
Vernon Martin "Jake" Schifino is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. Schifino was originally drafted in the fifth round of ...more
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Tom Letson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Lawyer
Tom Letson 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
Victor Bernard Green 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 played college football at ...more
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Deborah L. Cook is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Judge
Deborah L. Cook is a federal judge on 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
Thomas C. "Tom" Sawyer is the state Senator for the 28th District of the Ohio Senate. Previously, he served in the United States Congress, in the Ohio House of Representatives and as ...more
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Brian Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Photographer
Brian Ulrich is an American photographer known for his photographic exploration of consumer culture. Born in Northport, New York, Ulrich lives in Richmond, Virginia. In 2001 in response to a ...more
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Dan Moldea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Dan Moldea Author
Dan E. Moldea is a best-selling author and investigative journalist who has reported on organized crime and political corruption since 1974. He is the author of books about the rise and fall of ...more
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James R. Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Akron Alumni
Actor, Footballer
James Richard Black is an American actor and former professional football player.