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

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

List includes Paul Winfield, Christine Sinclair and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Portland?” and “Which celebrities are University of Portland alumni?”
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Paul Winfield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Actor
Paul Edward Winfield was an American television, film and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression ...more
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Mel White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Priest, Film Producer, Author
James Melville "Mel" White is an American clergyman and author. White was a behind-the-scenes member of the Evangelical Protestant movement through the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, writing ...more
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Larry LaRocco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist, Military Officer
Larry LaRocco is a Democratic politician from the US state of Idaho, who served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. LaRocco was defeated by Republican Jim Risch for the open U.S. ...more
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James M. Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
James Milton Burns was an American attorney and judge in Oregon. He served as a United States federal judge, state court judge, and district attorney.
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Erik Spoelstra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Coach
Erik Jon Spoelstra is an American professional basketball coach and the current head coach of the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat. Of Filipino descent from his mother's side, he is ...more
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Shannon MacMillan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Athlete, Footballer
Shannon MacMillan is a former American professional soccer player. She was a member of the U.S. Women's National Team that won the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics and at the 1999 Women's ...more
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Jean M. Auel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Jean Marie Auel is an American writer. She is best known for her Earth's Children books, a series of novels set in prehistoric Europe that explores interactions of Cro-Magnon people with ...more
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Verne Duncan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Politician
Verne A. Duncan is an American politician from the state of Oregon. As an educator and moderate Republican, he has become outspoken in protest of policies of his own party he views as extreme. A ...more
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Darwin Cook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Basketball player
Darwin Louis Cook is a former American professional basketball player in the NBA. Cook, a 6'3"/1.91 m point guard from Los Angeles, California, played for four seasons at the University of ...more
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Kunal Nayyar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Writer
Kunal Nayyar is a British-Indian actor and writer known for his role as Dr. Raj Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
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Nate Jaqua is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Nate Jaqua
Jonathan "Nate" Jaqua is a retired American soccer player.
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Steve Cherundolo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Footballer
Steven Emil "Steve" Cherundolo is an American former soccer defender and current assistant manager for Hannover 96 Amateure. He was the captain of Hannover 96 of the German Bundesliga, ...more
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Michael Merzenich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Professor, Neuroscientist
Michael M. Merzenich is a professor emeritus neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. His contributions to the field are numerous. He took the sensory cortex maps developed ...more
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George Van Hoomissen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Judge
George Albert Van Hoomissen is an American attorney in the state of Oregon, United States. He previously served as the 87th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court and served on the Oregon ...more
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Howard Vollum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Charles Howard Vollum was an American engineer, scientist, and philanthropist in Oregon, United States. He was the co-founder of Tektronix Corporation, and endowed the Vollum Institute.
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Kasey Keller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Footballer
Kasey C. Keller is an American former soccer player who last played for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer in 2011 as well as being the former starter goalkeeper for the United States ...more
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Andrew Gregor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Andrew Gregor
Andrew Gregor is a retired American soccer midfielder who played professionally in Major League Soccer, the USL First Division, the USL Premier Development League and Major Indoor Soccer League. ...more
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Tiffeny Milbrett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Footballer
Tiffeny Carleen Milbrett is an American retired professional soccer forward who was a longtime member of the United States women's national soccer team. A native of Oregon, she starred at the ...more
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Conor Casey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Conor Casey Soccer Player
Conor Patrick Casey is an American soccer player. He is known as a strong, physical striker with a deceptively deft touch.
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Alejandro Salazar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Alejandro Salazar
Alejandro Salazar is an American soccer player.
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Scott Benedetti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Scott Benedetti
Scott “Benny” Benedetti is a retired American soccer player. He began his professional career with the semi-professional F.C. Portland in 1986 and ended it with the U.S. second division club ...more
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Benjamin Benditson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Benjamin Benditson
Benjamin Benditson is an American soccer player, currently without a team.
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Christine Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Footballer
Christine Margaret Sinclair is a Canadian professional soccer player for Portland Thorns FC and is captain of the Canadian national team. Sinclair is an Olympic bronze medalist and one of the ...more
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Eugene Jeter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Eugene Jeter
Eugene "Pooh" Jeter III is an American-born Ukrainian professional basketball player who currently plays for Limoges CSP of the LNB Pro A. A 5'11" point guard, he is a naturalized ...more
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Luis Robles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Portland Alumni
Footballer
Luis Robles is an American soccer goalkeeper who currently plays for New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.