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

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

List features Jonathan Toews, Zach Parise and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of North Dakota?” and “Which celebrities are University of North Dakota alumni?”
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Nicole Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Fashion Model, Model
Nicole Linkletter is an American fashion model and the winner of Cycle 5 of America's Next Top Model. Her prizes were a contract with Ford Models, a 100,000 dollar contract with CoverGirl and ...more
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Sam Anderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Actor
Sam Anderson is an American actor.
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Vilhjalmur Stefansson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Vilhjalmur Stefansson was a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist.
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Karen L. Nyberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Astronaut, Mechanical engineer
Karen LuJean Nyberg is an American mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut. Nyberg became the 50th woman in space on her first mission in 2008. Nyberg started her space career in 1991 and spent a ...more
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Dick Armey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Economist
Richard Keith "Dick" Armey is a former U.S. Representative from Texas' 26th congressional district and House Majority Leader. He was one of the engineers of the "Republican ...more
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Johnny Klein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Drummer
John A. Klein, Jr. was an American-born musician who played drums for the Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1951 to 1976 and on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1955 to 1976. He was also Welk's second ...more
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Andrew Freeman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer
Andrew Freeman, was the inventor of the electric block heater for automobiles. Freeman first developed a block heater around 1947, and received U.S. Patent #2487326 on 8 November 1949. He was ...more
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Gregory R. Page is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Gregory R. Page Businessperson
Gregory R. Page is an American businessman. He serves as executive chairman of Cargill, Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota.
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Thomas McGrath is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Poet, Screenwriter, Writer
Tom McGrath is a screenwriter.
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Murder of Dru Sjodin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Dru Katrina Sjodin was a murder victim who was abducted from the Columbia Mall parking lot in Grand Forks, North Dakota, by Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr., on November 22, 2003. Her disappearance ...more
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James Patrick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Coach
James Patrick is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. Until recently, he was a coach with the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. He is half Ukrainian and half
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Edward T. Schafer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Businessperson, Politician
Edward Thomas "Ed" Schafer served as the 29th United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2008 to 2009. He also served as the 30th Governor of North Dakota from 1992 to 2000.
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Nick Begich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Begich, Sr. was a Democratic Party member of the United States House of Representatives from Alaska. He disappeared in a plane crash in Alaska in 1972. His son ...more
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Tom Negovan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist
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Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach
Philip Douglas "Phil" Jackson is an American professional basketball executive, former coach and former player, currently serving as president of the New York Knicks in the National ...more
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Jay Caufield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Actor
Jay Caufield is an actor.
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Maxwell Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Lyricist
James Maxwell Anderson was an American playwright, author, poet, journalist and lyricist.
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Byron Dorgan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Politician, Author
Byron Leslie Dorgan is a former United States Senator from North Dakota and is now a senior policy advisor for a Washington, DC law firm. He is a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, ...more
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Drew Stafford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
Drew Stafford is an American ice hockey player. Stafford plays forward for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. He started his professional career with the American Hockey League's ...more
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Harry Nyquist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Scientist, Electrical engineer, Engineer
Harry Nyquist was an important contributor to communication theory.
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Jonathan Toews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
Jonathan Bryan Toews is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently serves as captain of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. Toews was selected by the Blackhawks ...more
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Homer N. Wallin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Architect, Engineer
Homer Norman Wallin was a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, best known for his salvage of ships sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Zach Parise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
Zachary Parise is an American professional ice hockey left winger of French-Canadian heritage, an alternate captain for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League. He has also played for ...more
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T. J. Oshie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
Timothy Leif "T. J." Oshie is an American professional ice hockey player and an alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. He was selected by St. Louis in ...more
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Chad Mustard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of North Dakota Alumni
American football player
Chad Mustard is a former American football tight end and offensive tackle of the National Football League. He was signed by the Omaha Beef as a street free agent in 2003. He played college ...more