READ Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni

Reference
25.3k views 326 items

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

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

List includes Joe Johnson, Derek Fisher and more.

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

1
John Daly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Golfer John Patrick Daly is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. Daly is known primarily for his driving distance off the tee, his non-country club appearance and attitude, and his ...more

2
E. Lynn Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Author, Writer Everette Lynn Harris was an American author. Openly gay, he was best known for his depictions of African-American men who were on the down-low and closeted. He authored ten consecutive books ...more

3
Jerry Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Actor Jerral Wayne "Jerry" Jones Sr. is an American businessman. He is the owner, president, and general manager of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.

4
S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Businessperson Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton is an American businessman and is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is Chairman of the ...more

5
Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Announcer, Sports commentator, American football player George Allen "Pat" Summerall was an American football player and television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, Fox, and ESPN. In addition to football, he also announced major golf and ...more

6
Sarah Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Opera conductor Sarah Caldwell was an American opera conductor, impresario, and stage director of opera.

7
Laurence Luckinbill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Actor Laurence George Luckinbill is an American actor.

8
Joseph Taylor Robinson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Joseph Taylor Robinson was an American politician from Arkansas, of the Democratic Party. He was a state representative, U.S. Representative, 23rd Governor of Arkansas, U.S. Senator, Senate ...more

9
Wilma Mankiller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Tribal chief, Writer Wilma Pearl Mankiller was the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. She is the author of a national-bestselling autobiography, ...more

10
John Hennessey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Poet, Lecturer Hennessy is the author of Bridge and Tunnel, a collection of poems. He has published fiction, poetry, and a variety of literary and critical essays in many journals and anthologies. He is the ...more

11
Elizabeth Barnes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Elizabeth Barnes Casting Director Elizabeth Barnes is a casting director.

12
William Clyde Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Bishop, Pastor William Clyde Martin was a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, The Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church. He distinguished himself in military service during World War I ...more

13
John A. White Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Businessperson John Austin White, Jr, Ph.D., P.E. was the fourth chancellor of the University of Arkansas. He succeeded Daniel Ferritor in 1997 after previously serving as the dean of Georgia Institute of ...more

14
J. William Fulbright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer James William Fulbright was a United States Senator representing Arkansas from January 1945 until his resignation in December 1974. Fulbright was a Southern Democrat and a staunch ...more

15
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Basketball player, Coach Joe Marcus Johnson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association he is currently number 13 on 3 point field made ...more

16
Matt Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Athlete, American football player Matthew Jones is a sports radio personality and former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and retired ...more

17
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American football player Daniel Oliver Hampton also known as "Danimal" is a retired Hall of Fame American football defensive tackle who played twelve seasons for the Chicago Bears from 1979 to 1990 in the ...more

18
Mark Pryor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Mark Lunsford Pryor is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from Arkansas from 2003 to 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and he was Attorney General of ...more

19
Louise Thaden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Pilot Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden was an American aviation pioneer, holder of numerous aviation records, and the first woman to win the Bendix trophy.

20
Tim Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Young Timothy Hutchinson, known as Tim Hutchinson, is a Republican former United States senator from the state of Arkansas. Hutchinson was born in Bentonville in northwestern Arkansas, the son ...more

21
Mike Beebe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Mickey Dale "Mike" Beebe is an American politician who was the 45th Governor of Arkansas from 2007 to 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in Amagon, Arkansas, Beebe is a ...more

22
Dale Bumpers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Dale Leon Bumpers is an American politician who served as the 38th Governor of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975; and then in the United States Senate from 1975 until his retirement in January 1999. He ...more

23
Darren McFadden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Athlete, American football player Darren McFadden is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Arkansas, and was picked fourth ...more

24
David Pryor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer David Hampton Pryor is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. Pryor also served as 39th Governor of ...more

25
Ken Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American football player Ken Hamlin a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft and also played for the Dallas ...more

26
Jason Peters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American football player Jason Raynard Peters is an American football offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Arkansas, and was ...more

27
Shawn Andrews is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American football player Shawn Cornelius Andrews is an American former college and professional football guard who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants of the National Football League. He played ...more

28
Miller Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Editor, Publisher, Poet Stanley Miller Williams was an American contemporary poet, as well as a translator and editor. He produced over 25 books and won several awards for his poetry. His accomplishments were ...more

29
Mack McLarty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Mack McLarty Politician Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty III is a prominent Arkansas business and political leader and former White House Chief of Staff for US President Bill Clinton. He is the President of McLarty ...more

30
Tyson Gay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Track and field athlete Tyson Gay is an American track and field sprinter, who competes in the 100 and 200 meters dash. His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds is the American record and makes him tied for second ...more

31
John Boozman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Optometry, Politician John Nichols Boozman is the senior United States Senator for Arkansas. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the United States Representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional ...more

32
Mike Ross is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician Michael Avery "Mike" Ross is an American businessman and politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party who served as the U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 4th congressional ...more

33
Smokie Norful is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Songwriter, Pianist, Pastor Rev. W.R. "Smokie" Norful, Jr. is an American gospel singer and pianist, best known for his 2002 album, I Need You Now and his 2004 release, Nothing Without You, which won a Grammy at ...more

34
Jim W Nokes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Businessperson J.W. (Jim) Nokes was appointed to Tesoros Board of Directors in 2007. He retired from ConocoPhillips in 2006 as the Executive Vice President of Refining, Marketing, Supply and Transportation for ...more

35
Ellen Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer Ellen Gilchrist is an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. She won a National Book Award for her 1984 collection of short stories, Victory Over Japan.

36
Felix Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American football player Felix Jones, Jr. is an American football running back who is currently a Free Agent. He played college football for the University of Arkansas, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He ...more

37
Jim C. Walton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Jim C. Walton Businessperson Jim Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton, the founder of world's largest retailer Wal-Mart. On the 2015 Forbes list of world billionaires, Jim Walton is ranked at #9 with a net worth of ...more

38
Asa Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Lawyer William Asa Hutchinson is an American politician who has been the 46th Governor of Arkansas since 2015. Previously he was U.S. Attorney for the Fort Smith-based Western District of Arkansas, ...more

39
Chris Houston is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American football player Christopher Don Houston is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

40
Barry Hannah is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Howard Barry Hannah was an American novelist and short story writer from Mississippi. Hannah was born in Meridian, Mississippi, on April 23, 1942, and grew up in Clinton, Mississippi. He wrote ...more

41
Ray Thornton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Sailor, Lawyer Raymond Hoyt "Ray" Thornton, Jr. is a former U.S. Representative from the US state of Arkansas. A graduate of Sheridan High School, Thornton earned a degree in political science from ...more

42
Rodney E. Slater is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician Rodney Earl Slater was the United States Secretary of Transportation under U.S. President Bill Clinton.

43
Eddie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Eddie Jackson American football player Eddie Paul Jackson, Jr. is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at the University of ...more

44
Lee Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Basketball player Orva Lee Mayberry, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player, spending seven seasons in the National Basketball Association.

45
Ed Bethune is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Edwin Ruthvin Bethune, Jr., known as Ed Bethune, is a lawyer and lobbyist in Washington, D.C., who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Arkansas from ...more

46
Mitch Mustain is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American football player Mitchell Mustain is a former professional football and baseball player.

47
Tony Ugoh is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American football player Anthony Ike "Tony" Ugoh, Jr. is a former American football offensive tackle who played for five seasons in the National Football League. After playing college football for Arkansas, he ...more

48
Houston Nutt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, Actor Houston Dale Nutt, Jr. is a former American football coach and former player. He currently works for CBS Sports as a college football studio analyst. Previously, he served as the head coach at ...more

49
David Barrett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
David Barrett American football player David Barrett is a former American football cornerback who played nine seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL ...more

50
Veronica Campbell-Brown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Track and field athlete Veronica Campbell-Brown C.D is a Jamaican track and field sprint athlete, who specializes in the 100 and 200 meters. A seven-time Olympic medalist, she is the second woman in history to win two ...more