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Famous University Of New Mexico Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 12.7k views223 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Elyse Sewell1

    Elyse Sewell

    Fashion Model


    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Elyse Marie Sewell (born June 10, 1982) is an American fashion model. She is best known for...  more
  • Penny Marshall2

    Penny Marshall

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Carole Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943 – December 17, 2018) was an American actress,...  more

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    #191 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time#36 of 120 The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

  • Eddie Guerrero3

    AgeDec. at 38 (1967-2005)

    Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) was an American...  more

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    #49 of 468 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#20 of 175 The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

  • Randy'L He-dow Teton4

    Randy'L He-dow Teton



    Randy'L He-dow Teton (born 1976) is the Shoshone woman who posed as the model for the US...  more
  • George Johnson5

    George Johnson

    Journalist, Author


    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas

    George Johnson (born January 20, 1952) is an American journalist and science writer....  more
  • Hank Baskett6

    Hank Baskett

    Footballer, American football player


    BirthplaceClovis, New Mexico, United States of America

    Henry Randall Baskett III (born September 4, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver...  more
  • Gary Johnson7

    Gary Johnson

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceMinot, North Dakota, United States of America

    Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman, author, and politician...  more

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    #81 of 107 Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With#10 of 205 Celebrities Born On New Year's Day

  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend8

    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, Greenwich

    Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend (born July 4, 1951) is an American attorney who was the...  more
  • 9

    Felipe de Ortego y Gasca

    Professor, Actor


    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois

  • Kim Stanley10

    AgeDec. at 76 (1925-2001)

    BirthplaceTularosa, USA, New Mexico

    Kim Stanley (born Patricia Reid, February 11, 1925 – August 20, 2001) was an American actress,...  more
  • 11
    Margaret Henderson Floyd (1932 – 18 October 1997) was Professor of Architectural History at...  more
  • Alicia Gaspar de Alba12


    BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas

    Alicia Gaspar de Alba is a scholar, cultural critic, novelist, and poet whose works include...  more
  • Paula Gunn Allen13

    Paula Gunn Allen

    Poet, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 69 (1939-2008)

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Paula Gunn Allen (October 24, 1939 – May 29, 2008) was a Native American poet, literary...  more
  • 14
    Ali Jadbabaie is an Iranian-American systems and decision theorist, network scientist, and ...  more
  • J. Michael Ortiz15

    J. Michael Ortiz

    J. Michael Ortiz is an American educator and the 5th president of Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to...  more
  • Tom Udall16

    Tom Udall

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, USA

    Thomas Stewart Udall (born May 18, 1948) is an American politician serving as the senior...  more
  • 17

    Erik Cook

    American football player


    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Erik Marvin Cook (born July 5, 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American football Center...  more
  • Ghanim Al-Jumaily18

    Ghanim Al-Jumaily

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceBaghdad, Iraq

    Ghanim Alwan Al-Jumaily (born June 1, 1950) is the ambassador of Iraq to Saudi Arabia,...  more
  • 19

    Karl Dane Wittrup

    K. Dane Wittrup is the C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering...
  • Brian Urlacher20

    Brian Urlacher

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplacePasco, Tri-Cities, Washington, United States of America

    Brian Urlacher (; born May 25, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who spent his...  more

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    #33 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#16 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

  • Aaron Links21

    Aaron Links



    Aaron Links (born January 13, 1981, in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American natural...  more
  • Thomas Madden22

    Thomas Madden



    Thomas F. Madden is an American historian. Thomas Madden may also refer to: Thomas Madden...  more
  • 23

    Jack Elton Bresenham

    Computer scientist


    BirthplaceClovis, New Mexico

    Jack Elton Bresenham (born 11 October 1937, Clovis, New Mexico, US) is a former professor of...  more
  • 24

    AgeDec. at 78 (1884-1962)

    BirthplaceKentucky, Carlisle County, United States, with Territories

    Thomas Jewett Mabry (October 17, 1884 – December 23, 1962) was a New Mexico politician and...  more
  • Robert Creeley25

    Robert Creeley

    Poet, Author

    AgeDec. at 79 (1926-2005)

    BirthplaceArlington, Massachusetts

    Robert White Creeley (May 21, 1926 – March 30, 2005) was an American poet and author of more...  more