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Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni

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

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

Examples include Eddie Guerrero and Brian Urlacher.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of New Mexico?” and “Which celebrities are University of New Mexico alumni?”
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Elyse Sewell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Fashion Model

Age: 36

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Elyse Marie Sewell (born June 10, 1982) is an American fashion model. She is best known for her appearance as a contestant in the first cycle of the reality television series America's Next Top ...more
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Penny Marshall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Carole Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943 – December 17, 2018) was an American actress, director, and producer. She came to notice in the 1970s for her role as Laverne DeFazio on the television ...more

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Eddie Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Wrestler

Age: Dec. at 38 (1967-2005)

Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) was an American professional wrestler and a prominent member of the Guerrero wrestling family. Guerrero performed in Mexico and ...more

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Randy'L He-dow Teton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Randy'L He-dow Teton Model

Age: 43

Randy'L He-dow Teton (born 1976) is the Shoshone woman who posed as the model for the US Sacagawea dollar coin, first issued in 2000.
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George Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Journalist, Author, Science writer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas

George Johnson (born January 20, 1952) is an American journalist and science writer.
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Hank Baskett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Footballer, American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Clovis, New Mexico, United States of America

Henry Randall Baskett III (born September 4, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and ...more
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Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: 66

Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, USA

Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman, author, and politician who served as the 29th governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party. ...more

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsen... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 67

Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Greenwich

Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend (born July 4, 1951) is an American attorney who was the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. She ran unsuccessfully for Governor of ...more
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Felipe de Ortego y Gasca... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Professor, Actor, Writer

Age: 93

Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois

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Kim Stanley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 76 (1925-2001)

Birthplace: Tularosa, New Mexico, United States of America

Kim Stanley (born Patricia Reid, February 11, 1925 – August 20, 2001) was an American actress, primarily in television and theatre, but with occasional film performances. She began her acting ...more
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Margaret Henderson Floyd... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni

Age: Dec. at 65 (1932-1997)

Margaret Henderson Floyd (1932 – 18 October 1997) was Professor of Architectural History at Tufts University. She was an expert on Boston architecture. Her writing includes several titles on the ...more
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Alicia Gaspar de Alba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Writer

Age: 60

Birthplace: El Paso, Texas

Alicia Gaspar de Alba is a scholar, cultural critic, novelist, and poet whose works include historical novels and scholarly studies on Chicana/o art, culture and sexuality.
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Paula Gunn Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 69 (1939-2008)

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Paula Gunn Allen (October 24, 1939 – May 29, 2008) was a Native American poet, literary critic, activist, professor, and novelist. Of mixed-race European-American, Native American, and ...more
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Ali Jadbabaie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni

Birthplace: Iran

Ali Jadbabaie is an Iranian-American systems and decision theorist, network scientist, and the JR East Professor of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining MIT, he ...more
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J. Michael Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
J. Michael Ortiz
J. Michael Ortiz is an American educator and the 5th president of Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to this appointment on August 1, 2003 Ortiz was professor of education at Appalachian State University ...more
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Tom Udall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 70

Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, USA

Thomas Stewart Udall (born May 18, 1948) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from New Mexico, a seat he was first elected to in 2008. A member of the Democratic ...more
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Erik Cook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
American football player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Erik Marvin Cook (born July 5, 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American football Center for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was selected in the seventh round ...more
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Ghanim Al-Jumaily is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Scientist

Age: 68

Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

Ghanim Alwan Al-Jumaily (born June 1, 1950) is the ambassador of Iraq to Saudi Arabia, appointed by the interim government of Iraq in 2008. He first served as Iraq's ambassador to Japan in 2004. ...more
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Karl Dane Wittrup is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Karl Dane Wittrup Professor
K. Dane Wittrup is the C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering at MIT, and Associate Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts ...more
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Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Pasco, Tri-Cities, Washington, United States of America

Brian Urlacher (; born May 25, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played ...more

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Aaron Links is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Bodybuilder

Age: 38

Aaron Links (born January 13, 1981, in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American natural bodybuilding competitor who has competed in the now disbanded American Natural Bodybuilding Conference ...more
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Thomas Madden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Historian

Age: 58

Thomas F. Madden is an American historian. Thomas Madden may also refer to: Thomas Madden (priest) (1853–1915), Archdeacon of Liverpool Tommy Madden (1883–1930), baseball player Bunny Madden ...more
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Jack Elton Bresenham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Computer scientist

Age: 81

Birthplace: Clovis, New Mexico

Jack Elton Bresenham (born 11 October 1937, Clovis, New Mexico, US) is a former professor of computer science.
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Thomas J. Mabry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 78 (1884-1962)

Birthplace: Kentucky, Carlisle County, United States, with Territories

Thomas Jewett Mabry (October 17, 1884 – December 23, 1962) was a New Mexico politician and judge, who was Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court (1939–46) and the 14th governor of New ...more
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Robert Creeley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Poet, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1926-2005)

Birthplace: Arlington, Massachusetts

Robert White Creeley (May 21, 1926 – March 30, 2005) was an American poet and author of more than sixty books. He is usually associated with the Black Mountain poets, though his verse aesthetic ...more