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Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni

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

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

Alumni include Lamar Odom, Masta Ace and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Rhode Island?” and “Which celebrities are University of Rhode Island alumni?”
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Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Basketball player, Actor
Lamar Joseph Odom is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 and won the 2009 and 2010 NBA championship with ...more
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Christiane Amanpour is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Journalist
Christiane Amanpour is CNNs chief international correspondent based in New York. Amanpour has reported on most crises from the worlds many news hotspots, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, ...more
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Nancy McKinstry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Businessperson
Nancy McKinstry is CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer since September 1, 2003, and Member of the Executive Board since June 1, 2001. She successfully led the ...more
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Peter Frechette is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Actor
Peter Frechette is an American film, stage and television actor.
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Steve Furness is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
American football player
Stephen Robert "Steve" Furness was an American defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions of the National Football League, and a member of the Steelers' famed Steel ...more
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Peter Courtney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Peter Courtney is a Democratic member of the Oregon Senate, representing the 11th District since 1998. He is currently President of the Senate, serving since 2003. He was a member of the Oregon ...more
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Lincoln Almond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Lincoln Carter Almond is an American attorney, politician and member of the Republican Party. Almond served as United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island from 1969 to 1978 and 1981 ...more
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James J. Roberts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Journalist, Drummer
James J. Roberts is an American writer, journalist, radio and television news anchor, documentarian, commentator and poet. Born in Connecticut, his reporting and poetry is characterized by ...more
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John F. McBurney III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Lawyer
John F. McBurney III was a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate, representing the 15th district from 1974 to 2010. McBurney first won election to the Senate in 1974, replacing his ...more
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J. T. Walsh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Actor
James Thomas Patrick "J. T." Walsh was an American actor. He appeared in many well known films, including Nixon, Hoffa, A Few Good Men, Backdraft, Miracle on 34th Street, Outbreak, ...more
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Leon J. LaPorte is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Leon J. LaPorte is a retired United States Army General who served as Commander, 1st Cavalry Division from 1995 through 1997 and as Commander, United States Forces Korea until 2006.
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Robert Weygand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Politician, Architect
Robert A. "Bob" Weygand was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1997 until 2001. He was a Democrat from Rhode Island. Weygand was born in Attleboro, ...more
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John King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Journalist, Actor
John King is a journalist.
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Charles J. Fogarty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Politician
Charles Joseph Fogarty, Jr., also known as Charlie Fogarty was the 67th Lieutenant Governor of the U.S. State of Rhode Island. He is a Democrat. Fogarty served two full terms as Lt. Governor, ...more
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Rick Moser is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Actor, American football player
Richard Avery Moser is an actor and a former American football running back who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. He ...more
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Jeff Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Jeff Williams American football player
Jeffrey Scott Williams is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers, and the Chicago Bears. ...more
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Lou Abbruzzi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
American football player
Louis John "Duke" Abbruzzi was an American football player. He spent one season for the Boston Yanks of the National Football League as a special teams player and tailback. He ...more
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Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Basketball player
Cuttino Rashawn Mobley is an American retired professional basketball player who played from 1998 to 2008 in the National Basketball Association.
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Dana Quigley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Dana Quigley Golfer
Dana C. Quigley is an American professional golfer. Quigley was born in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1969 and turned professional in 1971. ...more
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Frank Ferrara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Stunt Performer, Actor, American football player
Frank Ferrara, Jr. is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League, playing three years for the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at ...more
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James M. Loy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
James Milton Loy is a former United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security in 2005 and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security from December ...more
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J. Joseph Garrahy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Politician
John Joseph Garrahy, known to Rhode Islanders as J. Joseph Garrahy or just "Joe," was an American politician. He served as the 69th Governor of Rhode Island from 1977 to 1985.
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Mary Jane Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Mary Jane Clark Novelist, Author
Mary Jane Clark is an American author of two series of suspense novels. Her first twelve books are media thrillers influenced by her three decades of experience in broadcast journalism. She ...more
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James W. Carey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
James William Carey was a communications theorist, media critic and a journalism instructor at the University of Illinois, and later Columbia University. He died in 2006 at age 71. Carey is ...more
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Pat Abbruzzi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Rhode Island Alumni
Pasquale "Pat" Abbruzzi, was an American college and professional Canadian football running back and a successful high school football coach. Abbruzzi played collegiately for the ...more