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

Dave DeBusschere and Spencer Haywood are included in this list.

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

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Robert Kearns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Inventor Robert William Kearns was an American inventor who invented the intermittent windshield wiper systems used on most automobiles from 1969 to the present. His first patent for the invention was ...more

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Clifford C. Cook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Businessperson Mr. Cook joined Marathon in 1969 and was appointed to his current position as senior vice president of Supply, Distribution and Planning for Marathon Petroleum Company LLC in December 2001.He ...more

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Elmore Leonard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Crime writer, Novelist, Film Producer Elmore John Leonard, Jr. was an American novelist and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense ...more

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Ted Raimi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Television director, Screenwriter, Actor Theodore "Ted" Raimi is an American actor, director and writer perhaps best known for his roles as Lieutenant Tim O'Neill in seaQuest DSV and starring as Joxer the Mighty in Xena: ...more

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Francisco A. Ordoñez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Businessperson Francisco A. (Frank) Ordoez, 58, is a vice president of Delphi Corporation and president of Delphi Product Service Solutions (formerly Delphi Aftermarket Operations). He is a member of the ...more

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Vickie Newton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader News 4 Anchor ' ' ' Vickie Newton ' ' ' joined KMOV Channel 4 in January 2002 as an Anchor / Reporter for "News 4 St. Louis" at 5 and 10 pm weekdays with Larry Conners. Vickie was ...more

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Derrick M. Kuzak is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Businessperson, Engineer Derrick Kuzak is group vice president, Global Product Development, The Americas. He has overall responsibility for all aspects of the Company's Product Development System.

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Glynn Lunney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Aerospace Engineer, Engineer Glynn S. Lunney is a retired NASA engineer. An employee of NASA since its creation in 1958, Lunney was a flight director during the Gemini and Apollo programs, and was on duty during historic ...more

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Earl Cureton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Basketball player Earl Cureton is a retired American professional basketball player. His nickname was "The Twirl".

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George Noory is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Ufologists, Sailor George Ralph Noory is a radio talk show host. Since January 2003, Noory has been the weekday host of the late-night radio talk show Coast to Coast AM. He has also appeared in the History channel ...more

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Anita Barone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Actor Anita Louise Barone is an American actress. She is best known for co-starring roles in sitcoms The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Daddio and The War at Home.

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David Patrick Kelly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Musician, Actor, Composer David Patrick Kelly is an American actor and musician who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is perhaps best known for his role as Luther in the cult 1979 film The Warriors ...more

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Thaddeus McCotter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Politician, Musician, Attorney at law Thaddeus George "Thad" McCotter is an American politician, radio host, and a member of the Republican Party who was the U.S. Representative from Michigan's 11th congressional district ...more

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W. James Farrell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
W. James Farrell Businessperson W James Farrell is a retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Tool Works Inc., a multinational manufacturer of highly engineered fasteners, components, assemblies and systems.

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Martin E. Welch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Businessperson Martin E. Welch was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of United Rentals Inc., a global equipment rental company, in 2006. He is the chairman of the Audit Committee ...more

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Willie Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Basketball player Willie J. Green is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He was selected in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Seattle ...more

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Andreas Blass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Mathematician Andreas Raphael Blass is a mathematician, currently a professor at the University of Michigan. He specializes in mathematical logic, particularly set theory, and theoretical computer science. ...more

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Greg Mathis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Judge, Actor, Writer Gregory Ellis "Greg" Mathis is a retired Michigan 36th District Court judge and syndicated television show arbiter on the long-running reality courtroom show Judge Mathis. Having been ...more

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Keegan-Michael Key is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Keegan-Michael Key is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer and comedian. He is best known for starring in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele, his six seasons as a cast ...more

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Teresa Henry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Nurse Teresa Henry is a Democratic Party member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 96 since 2004.

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Robert J. Elder, Jr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Robert J. Elder, Jr Lieutenant General Robert J. "Bob" Elder Jr. is the former Commander, 8th Air Force; Commander, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command ...more

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Ed Deenihan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Ed Deenihan is executive vice president of Global Services at Network Appliance, where he oversees the strategic direction and delivery of global technical support and professional services ...more

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Thomas Shenk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Thomas E. Shenk is the James A. Elkins Jr. Professor in the Life Sciences in the department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Although his publications have contributed to the fields ...more

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Gary Peters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Financial adviser Gary Peters is an American politician who is the junior United States Senator from Michigan. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional ...more

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Jerome Cavanagh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni
Politician Jerome Patrick Cavanagh was the mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1962 to 1970. Initially seen as another John F. Kennedy, his reputation was doomed by the 1967 riots. He was the first mayor to ...more