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Famous University Of Mary Washington Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 6.2k views18 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Mary Washington and be of some renown.

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

List below includes Elizabeth Edwards, Jean Donovan and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Mary Washington?” and “Which celebrities are University of Mary Washington alumni?”
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    Author, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 61 (1949-2010)

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    Mary Elizabeth Anania Edwards (July 3, 1949 – December 7, 2010) was an American attorney, a best-selling author and a health care activist. She was married to John Edwards, the former U.S. Senator...  more
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    Jean Marie Donovan (April 10, 1953 – December 2, 1980) was an American lay missionary who was beaten, raped, and murdered along with three fellow missionaries—Ita Ford, Maura Clarke and Dorothy...  more
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    Web design, Semantic Web


    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia

    Chris Graham is a Project Manager for Bridgeline Digital. Chris Graham plans, organizes and manages interactive application development projects from concept to completion for customers. He delivers...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Desiree Marie Velez (born June 8) is an American actress. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is the daughter of Inez Torres and Angelo Velez. She has one brother. Her parents are from Puerto...  more
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    Marion Clifton Blakey (born March 26, 1948) is a former president and chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce North America. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, she served as the eighth full-time chief...  more
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    AgeDec. at 78 (1929-2008)

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    Journalist, Professor
    Judy Muller is an American journalist. She has been a correspondent for ABC News since 1990, contributing reports to such programs as Nightline and World News Tonight. She was a regular contributor...  more
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    Shin Fujiyama is a Japanese-American philanthropist who co-founded Students Helping Honduras. He graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in International...  more
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    Mark L. Cole (born June 6, 1958, in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American politician of the Republican Party. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He currently...  more
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    Linda Todd "Toddy" Puller (born January 19, 1945, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American politician. A Democrat, she served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1992–99 and was elected to the Senate of...  more
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    BirthplaceHarrisonburg, Virginia

    Margaret "Maggie" Stiefvater ( STEE-vah-tər; born November 18, 1981) is an American writer of Young Adult fiction, known mainly for her series of fantasy novels The Wolves of Mercy Falls and The...  more
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    Kelly Cherry (born December 21, 1940) is an award-winning novelist, poet, essayist, and a former Poet Laureate of Virginia (2010–2012). A resident of Halifax, Virginia, she was named the state's Poet...  more
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    Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda was named Poet Laureate of Virginia by the Governor, Tim Kaine, on June 26, 2006. She succeeded Rita Dove and served in this position from June 2006 – July 2008. While serving...  more
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    Erika Elaine Sifrit is an American woman, along with her former husband, Benjamin Adam Sifrit who gained notoriety in 2002 for the murders of Joshua Edward Ford, 32, and Martha Margene "Geney"...  more
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    Michèle McQuigg (September 2, 1947 – February 15, 2017) was a Virginia politician who was a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1998 to 2008 before opting not to run for...  more
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    Nan Grogan Orrock (born November 8, 1943) is a Democratic State Senator in the Georgia State Senate, representing Senate District 36. Following the 2006 retirement of State Senator Sam Zamarripa,...  more
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    Erica Jackson is a student at University of Mary Washington who is reportedly dating singer Chris Brown....  more
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