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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 Elyse Marie Sewell 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 Model. She was named ...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 Carole Penny Marshall is an American actress, director, and producer. After playing several small roles for television, she was cast as Laverne DeFazio on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley, which ...more

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Eddie Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Wrestler Eduardo Gory Llanes Guerrero, better known by his ring name Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican American professional wrestler. Born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family, Eddie Guerrero managed ...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 Randy'L He-dow Teton 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 George Johnson is an American journalist and science writer. He is the author of nine books, including The Cancer Chronicles, The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments and Strange Beauty: Murray ...more

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Hank Baskett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Footballer, American football player Henry Randall "Hank" Baskett III is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis ...more

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Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Businessperson, Politician Gary Earl Johnson is an American businessman and politician. He served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, as a member of the Republican Party, and was the Libertarian Party ...more

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend is an American attorney who was the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. She ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Maryland in 2002. In 2010 ...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

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Kim Stanley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Actor Kim Stanley was an American actress, primarily in television and theatre, but with occasional film performances. She began her acting career in theatre, and subsequently attended the Actors ...more

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Margaret Henderson Floyd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Dr. Margaret Henderson Floyd was Professor of Architectural History at Tufts University. She was an expert on Boston architecture. Her writing includes several titles on the work of late ...more

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Alicia Gaspar de Alba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Writer 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 Paula Gunn Allen was a Native American poet, literary critic, lesbian activist, and novelist. Of mixed-race European-American and Native American descent, she identified with the Laguna Pueblo ...more

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Ali Jadbabaie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Ali Jadbabaie is an Iranian-American roboticist and the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Network Science in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of ...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 Thomas Stewart "Tom" Udall is the senior United States Senator from New Mexico and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 2008, he represented New Mexico's ...more

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Erik Cook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
American football player 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 Ghanim Alwan Al-Jumaily 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. He has four ...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 Brian Urlacher is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He played college football for the ...more

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Aaron Links is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Bodybuilder Aaron Links is an American natural bodybuilding competitor who has competed in the now disbanded American Natural Bodybuilding Conference. Links began lifting weights seriously after his mother ...more

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Thomas Madden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Historian Thomas F. Madden is an American historian, a former Chair of the History Department at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and Director of Saint Louis University's Center for Medieval ...more

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Jack Elton Bresenham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Computer scientist Jack Elton Bresenham 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 Thomas Jewett Mabry was a New Mexico politician and judge, who was Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court and the 14th Governor of New Mexico.

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Robert Creeley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Poet, Author, Writer Robert Creeley was an American poet and author of more than sixty books. He is usually associated with the Black Mountain poets, though his verse aesthetic diverged from that school's. He was ...more

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Luc Longley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Basketball player Lucien James "Luc" Longley is a retired Australian professional basketball player. He was the first Australian to play in the NBA, where he played for 11 seasons. Longley, playing ...more

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Pete Domenici is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Politician Pietro Vichi "Pete" Domenici is an American Republican politician, who served six terms as a United States Senator from New Mexico, from 1973 to 2009, the longest tenure in the state's ...more

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Steven Schiff is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Steven Harvey Schiff was an American politician. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the first district of New Mexico from 1989 until his death in ...more

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Terrance Pennington is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
American football player Terrance Pennington is a former American football guard and offensive tackle. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at New ...more

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Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player Michael Jerome Cooper is an American basketball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA, and retired professional player. Prior to joining Atlanta, he coached the ...more

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Ryan Cook is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
American football player Ryan Cook is an American football offensive guard in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football ...more

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Jerry D Thompson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Historian, Professor, Writer Jerry Don Thompson is Regents Professor of History at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. He is a prolific author of books on a variety of related topics, specializing in ...more

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Jack Dongarra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Programmer, Professor, Computer scientist Jack J. Dongarra is an American University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee. He holds the ...more

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Michael Blake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Michael Lennox Blake is an American author, best known for the film adaptation of his novel Dances with Wolves.

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Timothy Braun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Timothy Braun Writer Timothy Braun is an American author. he has published with the New York Times, Huffingtonpost, Daily Kos, and The Good Men Project, He has been a recipient of a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation ...more

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Rockmond Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Rockmond Dunbar is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Baines on the NBC series Earth 2, as the portrayal Kenny Chadway on the Showtime's Soul Food, and as Benjamin Miles ...more

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Daniel Santiago is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Basketball player Daniel Gregg Santiago is an American-born Puerto Rican professional basketball player, currently playing at the center position for the Cangrejeros de Santurce. He has played in the NBA, NCAA, ...more

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Danny Granger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Basketball player Danny Granger, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association. He is mainly a small forward, though he also ...more

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Jerry McNerney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Politician, Consultant, Engineer Gerald M. "Jerry" McNerney is an engineer, energy specialist, and the U.S. Representative for California's 9th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2007. He is a member of ...more

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Joel-Peter Witkin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Photographer Joel-Peter Witkin is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses, and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexuals, ...more

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Antoine Predock is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Architect Antoine Predock is an American architect based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Antoine Predock is the Principal of Antoine Predock Architect PC. The studio was established in 1967. Predock attended ...more

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Hashem El-Serag is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Biomedical research Hashem El-Serag is a Palestinian-American doctor and medical researcher best known for his research in liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma and the hepatitis C virus. El-Serag was born in 1966 ...more

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John K. Davis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
John K. Davis John Kerry Davis is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general. Davis, a Vietnam War veteran and naval aviator, served as the Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and ...more

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Joseph Cervantes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Lawyer Joseph Cervantes is an attorney in private practice in Las Cruces, N.M., and currently a member of the New Mexico Senate, representing the 31st District since 2012.

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Steven Maes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Film Art Director Steven Maes is a film art director, graphic artist and director. He has worked in the film industry since 1992 and has written a short (Currents), two feature films (Golden Boy, Only Yesterday) ...more

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Fred Wah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Poet, Scholar, Novelist Frederick James Wah, OC, is a Canadian poet, novelist, scholar and former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate.

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Lois Duncan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Writer Lois Duncan is an American writer of children's books, best known for young-adult novels of suspense. She wrote two early novels under the pen name Lois Kerry. Duncan received the 1992 Margaret ...more

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Shirley Hufstedler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Shirley Ann Mount Hufstedler is an American lawyer and judge who served as the first United States Secretary of Education, under President Jimmy Carter.

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Gloria Frym is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Poet, Essayist, Writer Gloria Frym is an American poet, fiction writer, and essayist.

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F. Drew Gaffney is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni
Physician Francis Andrew "Drew" Gaffney is an American doctor who flew aboard a NASA Space Shuttle mission as a Payload Specialist.