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

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

These graduates, like Roddy White and Vonetta Flowers include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Alabama at Birmingham?” and “Which celebrities are University of Alabama at Birmingham alumni?”

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Lawrence J. DeLucas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Biochemist James "Larry" DeLucas is an American biochemist who flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-50 as a Payload Specialist. He was born on July 11, 1950 in Syracuse, New York, and is ...more

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Caitlín R. Kiernan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Paleontologist, Novelist, Author Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan is the author of science fiction and dark fantasy works, including ten novels; many comic books; and more than two hundred published short stories, novellas, and ...more

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Vonetta Flowers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Bobsleigher Vonetta Flowers is an American bobsledder and athlete.

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Carol Garrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Nurse Carol Z. Garrison was the 6th President of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System unanimously voted to appoint her to the office on ...more

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Larry Langford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Politician Larry Paul Langford is the former mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama now serving a 15-year federal felony sentence. He previously served on the Jefferson County, Alabama, Commission, ...more

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Tina Watson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Model, Public Relations Christina Mae "Tina" Thomas Watson, a 26-year-old American from Alabama, died while scuba diving on her honeymoon in Queensland, Australia on 22 October 2003. She was a newlywed, ...more

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Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
American football player Sharod Lamor "Roddy" White is an American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Falcons in the first round of the 2005 ...more

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Robert C. Axtell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Robert C. Axtell Researcher Robert C. Axtell is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University.

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Renea Burns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Legal nurse consultant, Registered nurse

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Richard M. Scrushy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Businessperson Richard Marin Scrushy is an American businessman. He is the founder of HealthSouth Corporation, a global healthcare company based in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2004, following an investigation by ...more

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Bryan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
American football player Bryan Thomas is a former American football linebacker and defensive end. He was drafted by the Jets 22nd overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Alabama at ...more

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Darrell Hackney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Darrell Hackney American football player Darrell Hackney is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at UAB. Hackney has also been a ...more

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William A. Bell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Politician William A. Bell, Sr. is the Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama. He took office in 2010. Bell previously held the office on an interim basis in 1999. Bell was elected following a run-off with Patrick ...more

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Sandy Gbandi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Sandy Gbandi is a Liberian soccer player.

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Beth Chapman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Politician Beth Killough Chapman. is an American politician from Alabama. A member of the Republican Party, she served as the state's 51st secretary of state from 2007 until she resigned on July 31, 2013 ...more

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Predrag Savović is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Predrag Savović is a retired Serbian professional basketball player. He played for the NBA's Denver Nuggets and Iurbentia Bilbao of the Spanish ACB, among other teams.

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Regina Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Physician, Surgeon Regina Marcia Benjamin is an American physician and a former vice admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the 18th Surgeon General of the United States. ...more

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John Strohm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
John Strohm Lawyer John Strohm is an American guitarist, singer, and lawyer. He began his musical career playing drum set in Indiana's punk rock scene, then moved to Boston in 1985 and switched to guitar. With ...more

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Josh Evans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
American football player Mijoshki Antwon Evans is a former American football player. Evans played collegiately at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama with whom he was a four-year starter. ...more

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Chris Collins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Politician Christopher Carl "Chris" Collins is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has been the United States Representative for New York's 27th congressional district ...more

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Otis Leverette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Otis Leverette American football player Otis Catrell Leverette is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers, and the San Francisco 49ers. ...more

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Richard North Patterson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Author Richard North Patterson is an American fiction writer.

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Robert Hyatt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Computer scientist Robert Hyatt is an Associate Professor of computer science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. Hyatt is co-author of the computer ...more

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Jason Aaron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Jason Aaron Writer Jason Aaron appeared in the 2011 documentary film Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts.

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Deidre Downs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Deidre Downs is an American physician and former beauty pageant titleholder. Downs was Miss America 2005 and Miss Alabama 2004. Downs initially attended the University of Virginia on a ...more

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Jerome Mincy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Jerome Mincy Basketball player Jerome Alfred Mincy Clark is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player of American parents. Mincy has played in the NCAA with the UAB Blazers and the National Superior Basketball League of ...more

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Jerson Monteiro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Jerson Monteiro Jerson Vanencio Monteiro is a professional soccer player. At the age of 14 he left his native country to attend school in the United States. He graduated from Robert E Lee high school in ...more

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Merika Coleman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Merika Coleman Politician, Teacher Representative Merika Coleman-Evans was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2002. Representative Coleman-Evans received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and her ...more

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Paul Alexander is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Playwright Paul Alexander is an American writer, playwright and stage director. He has published eight books, authored critically praised plays and directed plays as well as a documentary film. He is the ...more

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Walter Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Walter Sharpe Basketball player Walter L. Sharpe III is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cocodrilos de Caracas of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto.

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Robert Vaden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Basketball player Robert Anthony Vaden is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League. Vaden played college basketball with the Indiana ...more

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Izell Reese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Izell Reese American football player Izell Reese is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League, who played seven seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, the Buffalo Bills, and the Denver Broncos. He ...more

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Steven Ford Brown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Publisher, Journalist, Writer Steven Ford Brown is an American journalist, music critic, publisher and translator in Boston, Massachusetts. Brown grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attended the University of Alabama at ...more

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William L. Roper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
William L. Roper William L. Roper is dean of the School of Medicine, vice chancellor for medical affairs and chief executive officer of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care System at the University ...more

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Graeme McDowell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Golfer Graeme McDowell MBE is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who plays on both the PGA Tour and European Tour. He is well known for winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where he ...more

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Ricardo Azziz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Ricardo Azziz Ricardo Azziz is the founding president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia, and chief executive officer of its health system. He also serves as a professor in GRU's departments of ...more

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Sally Alexandra Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Sally Alexandra Wilkerson Sister of Mark and Holly Wilkerson Cole.

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Steve Sanders is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Journalist, Writer

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James Hardy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Surgeon James D. Hardy was an American surgeon, famous for the first human lung transplant and the first animal-to-human heart transplant.

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Zac Woodfin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Zac Woodfin Zac Woodfin is an American football coach and former linebacker. He was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2005, and went on to have stints with the ...more

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Ashley Davis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Ashley Davis Ashley Davis is a pageant titleholder from Dothan, Alabama who held the Miss Alabama 2010 title and competed in the Miss America 2011 Pageant on January 15, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was ...more

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Mahesh Kanojia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni

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Oliver Robinson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Oliver Robinson Oliver Robinson is a retired American basketball player who played shooting guard for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. Robinson was a 6'4" guard born in Birmingham, Alabama who played ...more

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Rodregis Brooks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Rodregis Brooks Rodregis Brooks is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts after playing ...more

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Tony Petelos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Tony Petelos Tony Petelos is the first County Manager for Jefferson County, Alabama, USA having been selected by the County Commission in September 2011. Petelos grew up in Birmingham's Ensley neighborhood. ...more

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Jody Trautwein is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Jody Trautwein Pastor Jody Lee Trautwein, pastor and former mayoral candidate for Birmingham, Alabama, is known for appearing in Sacha Baron Cohen's film Brüno.

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Deanna Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Deanna Jackson Deanna Jackson is an American professional women's basketball player. Jackson attended college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the ...more

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John Knox is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
John Knox John Knox is a meteorologist who researches clear-air turbulence and who also received media attention for discussing ways of calculating the mathematical constant e, together with inventor ...more

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Joe Webb is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Athlete, American football player Joseph Webb, Jr. is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football for the UAB Blazers. He was drafted by the Minnesota ...more

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Szilard Voros is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Alabama At Birmingham Alumni
Szilard Voros Szilard Voros is a Hungarian-born American cardiologist and globally renowned leading research scientist in advanced cardiovascular imaging, biomarkers, lipoprotein metabolism and genomics. He ...more