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

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

Alumni include Kurt Warner, Chuck Grassley and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Northern Iowa?” and “Which celebrities are University of Northern Iowa alumni?”

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Bill Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Bill Stewart Songwriter, Musician, Drummer William Harris "Bill" Stewart is an American jazz drummer. Stewart is a versatile player who has performed with a broad array of musicians, from Maceo Parker to Jim Hall. He is also an ...more

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Michelle Manhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Michelle Manhart Model, Actor Michelle Manhart is an actor.

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Will Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Will Wilkinson Commentator, Public intellectual, Writer Will Wilkinson is an American writer. Until August 2010, he was a research fellow at the Cato Institute where he worked on a variety of issues including Social Security privatization and, most ...more

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Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Kurt Warner Athlete, Football Analyst, Philanthropist Kurtis Eugene "Kurt" Warner is a former American football quarterback, a current part-time TV football analyst, and a philanthropist. He played for three National Football League ...more

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Tom Pettit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Tom Pettit Journalist, TV Journalist William Thomas "Tom" Pettit was an American journalist who was a television news correspondent for NBC from the 1960s through 1995. During most of that period, he filed reports for NBC ...more

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Chuck Grassley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Chuck Grassley Politician, Farmer Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley is the senior United States Senator from Iowa, serving since 1981. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served in the United States House of ...more

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Mike Furrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Mike Furrey American football player Michael Thomas Furrey is a former American football wide receiver and safety who played in the National Football League. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in ...more

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Derrick Frost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Derrick Frost American football player Derrick E. Frost is a former American football punter. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Northern Iowa. Frost has been a ...more

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Benny Sapp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Benny Sapp American football player Benjamin Lee Sapp, II is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at ...more

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Nancy Jo Powell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Nancy Jo Powell Diplomat Nancy Jo Powell was the United States Ambassador to India. Powell was Director General of the United States Foreign Service, a position she assumed after serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Nepal. ...more

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Bharat Vedak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Bharat Vedak Bharat Vedak is Senior Vice President, John Deere Intelligent Mobile Equipment Technologies. In his role, he is responsible for applying smart electronic solutions to John Deere equipment.

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Gil Gutknecht is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Gil Gutknecht Politician Gilbert William "Gil" Gutknecht, Jr. is an American politician. Gutknecht was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives first elected in 1994 to represent ...more

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Mona Van Duyn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Mona Van Duyn Poet, Author, Writer Mona Jane Van Duyn was an American poet. She won every major American award for poetry and was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1992.

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Steve Wright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Steve Wright American football player Stephen Hough Wright is a former American football offensive tackle and offensive guard. A 1977 graduate of Wayzata High School, he played college football at Northern Iowa and then played ten ...more

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Brad Meester is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Brad Meester American football player Bradley Ryan Meester is a former American football center for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. ...more

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Ryan Mahaffey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Ryan Mahaffey American football player Ryan Mahaffey is a former American football fullback. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and also played for the Indianapolis Colts. He played college ...more

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Greg McDermott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Greg McDermott Basketball Coach, Coach Greg McDermott has served as the head coach of the Creighton University Bluejays men's basketball team since April 26, 2010. Previously McDermott served as head coach at Wayne State, North ...more

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Andy Thorn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Andy Thorn American football player Andrew Robert Thorn is a former American football tight end. He most recently was with the Tennessee Titans on their practice squad. He was left undrafted in the 2005 entry draft, but played for ...more

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James Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
James Jones American football player James Alfie Jones is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. He played college football at Northern Iowa, then he played ten professional seasons as a ...more

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Ryan Hannam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Ryan Hannam American football player Ryan Hannam is an American football tight end who formerly played in the National Football League. He played college football at University of Northern Iowa where he made 86 catches for 957 ...more

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Kenny Shedd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Kenny Shedd American football player Kendrick Dwayne Shedd is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins. He also ...more

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Whitney Lewis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Whitney Lewis American football player Whitney Lewis is a former American college football player. Lewis started his college career at University of Southern California in 2003, but transferred to the University of Northern Iowa ...more

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Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Bryce Paup Coach, American football player Bryce Eric Paup is a former American football player who played both as defensive end and linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, the Buffalo Bills, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Minnesota

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Mark Steines is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Mark Steines Journalist, Actor Mark Anthony Steines is an American broadcast journalist and actor and was host of the syndicated gossip and entertainment round-up program Entertainment Tonight from 2004 to 2012. He joined the ...more

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Dedric Ward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Dedric Ward American football player Dedric Lamar Ward is a former American football player and coach. He played Wide Receiver, having played for the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots and Dallas ...more

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Robert James Waller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Robert James Waller Musician, Novelist, Writer Robert James Waller is an American author best known for The Bridges of Madison County, an enormously successful book in 1993. He is also a photographer and musician.

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Chris Pirillo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Chris Pirillo Christopher Joseph "Chris" Pirillo is the founder and CEO of LockerGnome, Inc., a network of blogs, Web forums, mailing lists, and online communities. He spent two years hosting the ...more

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Janet Petersen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Janet Petersen Janet Petersen is the Iowa State Senator from the 18th district. She has served in the Iowa Senate since 2013. Previously she served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. She ...more

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Cindy Winckler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Cindy Winckler Cindy Winckler is the Iowa State Representative from the 86th District. She has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2001. She received her MA from the University of Northern Iowa. ...more

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Chuck Hazama is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Chuck Hazama Charles K. "Chuck" Hazama is a Native Hawaiian and a former mayor of Rochester, Minnesota. He served as Mayor of Rochester for eight, 2-year terms, from 1979 to 1995. Before he was ...more

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Paul Bell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Paul Bell Paul A. Bell was the Iowa State Representative from the 41st District. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1993 and until his death in June 2010. He received his BA from the ...more

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Joey Woody is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Joey Woody Joey Woody is an American track and field athlete in the 400 meter hurdles event. Woody attended the University of Northern Iowa, where he was the 1997 NCAA champion in the 400 m hurdles. Woody ...more

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Eddie Berlin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Eddie Berlin American football player Edward Walton Berlin, is a former American football wide receiver. He was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft out of the University of Northern ...more

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Pamela Levy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Pamela Levy Artist Pamela Levy was an American-born Israeli artist.

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Lynda Moss is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Lynda Moss Lynda Moss is a Democratic member of the Montana Senate. She represented District 26 from 2004 to 2012. She was a Majority Whip in the 2008-2010 session. She was ineligible to run for election ...more

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Brian Schoenjahn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Brian Schoenjahn Brian H. Schoenjahn is an Iowa State Senator from the 12th District. A Democrat, he has served in the Iowa Senate since 2005. He received his B.A. in Social Science and his M.A. in Political ...more

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Abinadi Meza is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Abinadi Meza Abinadi Meza is a contemporary sound artist, conceptual artist and filmmaker whose work references spatial and temporal perception, politics, and transformation. His sound art, videos, and ...more

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Paul Emerick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Paul Emerick Paul Emerick is a former USA international rugby player. He played centre or wing and last played professionally for London Wasps.

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Randy Weaver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Randy Weaver Randall Claude "Randy" Weaver was the subject of arrest by federal agents in the deadly Ruby Ridge standoff. The incident ended in a surrender, after Weaver's wife, son, and a federal ...more

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Bonnie Koloc is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Bonnie Koloc Singer-songwriter, Actor Bonnie Koloc is an American folk music singer-songwriter, actress, and artist who was considered one of the three main Illinois-based folk singers in the 1970s, along with Steve Goodman and John ...more

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Jeff Danielson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Jeff Danielson Jeff Danielson is a Democrat Iowa State Senator serving Senate District 30. Danielson currently serves on multiple committees. Danielson serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Economic ...more

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Kevin Dahle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Kevin Dahle Legislator, Teacher Kevin L. Dahle is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represents District 20, which includes portions of Le ...more

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William Dotzler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
William Dotzler William Anthony "Bill" Dotzler, Jr. is the Iowa State Senator from the 11th District. A Democrat, he has served in the Iowa Senate since 2003 and is currently an assistant majority

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Brian Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Brian Jones Basketball Coach Brian Jones is the head coach for the men's basketball team at the University of North Dakota. He is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa. Prior to UND Jones was a longtime assistant on the ...more

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Gerald Leeman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Gerald Leeman Gerald "Germ" Leeman was an American wrestler and Olympic silver medalist.

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Willie Beamon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Willie Beamon Willie Beamon is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played four seasons for the New York Giants.

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Joy Corning is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Joy Corning Joy Corning was the 44th Lieutenant Governor of Iowa. A Republican, she is a native of Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

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Mike Hawker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Mike Hawker Certified Public Accountant Mike Hawker is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 27th District since 2002. He is currently serving as Chair of the Legislative Council and is a member ...more

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Jason Lewis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Jason Lewis Model, Actor Jason Lewis is an American actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his role as Jerry "Smith" Jerrod in the HBO series Sex and the City. He appeared on the May 2008 cover

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Jon Gjerde is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Jon Gjerde Jon Gjerde was an American historian and the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of American History and American Citizenship at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also ...more