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

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

Everything from Pauley Perrette to Nancy Grace is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Valdosta State University?” and “Which celebrities are Valdosta State University alumni?”
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Nancy Grace is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Commentator, Television Show Host, Journalist
Nancy Ann Grace is an American legal commentator, television host, television journalist, and former prosecutor. She frequently discusses issues from what she describes as a "victims' ...more
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Pauley Perrette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Poet, Civil Rights Advocate, Entrepreneur
Pauley Perrette is an American actress, best known for playing Abby Sciuto on the U.S. TV series NCIS. She is also a published writer, a singer and civil rights advocate. Perrette also co-owns ...more
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David M. Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Businessperson
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Jamie Deen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Chef
James Linton "Jamie" Deen, Jr. is an American cook, restaurateur, and TV personality. He is the first and oldest son of culinary celebrity Paula Deen. with his younger brother, Bobby, ...more
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Ray McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Ray McKinnon is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. He was married to actress and producer Lisa Blount from 1998 until her death on October 25, 2010. He graduated with a ...more
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Jason Bulger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Baseball player
Jason Patrick Bulger is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Bulger played college baseball at Valdosta State University.
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Randy Brinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Physician
R. Randolph "Randy" Brinson is a political activist and gastroenterologist from Montgomery, Alabama. In 2003 Brinson founded Redeem the Vote, an organization originally modeled after ...more
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Briny Baird is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Briny Baird Golfer
Michael Jancey "Briny" Baird is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and Buy.com Tour. Baird was born in Miami Beach, Florida. He played varsity golf in the ...more
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Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
American football player
Jessie Lloyd Tuggle Jr. is a former professional American football linebacker who played for the Atlanta Falcons his entire career from 1987 to 2000. He graduated from Valdosta State College in ...more
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Richard Collier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
American football player
Richard Bernard Collier is a former professional American football player. He played offensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League from 2006–2008, until a ...more
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Antonio Edwards is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Antonio Edwards American football player
Antonio Edwards is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Seattle Seahawks, the New York Giants, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Carolina Panthers. He ...more
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Justin Lewis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Justin Lewis Entrepreneur
Justin Lewis is a software designer and entrepreneur, and one of the founders of NationalField, a software company that makes private social networks.
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Amanda Kozak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Amanda Kozak
Amanda Kozak-Miliner is a pageant titleholder and educator from Warner Robins, Georgia who competed in the Miss America and Miss USA pageants. She is also the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year.
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Dusty Bonner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Dusty Bonner American football player
Dusty Bonner is a former American football quarterback. He was a standout Harlon Hill Trophy winner in 2000 and 2001 while playing for Valdosta State University, and was signed as an undrafted ...more
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Michael S. Piazza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Michael S. Piazza Writer
Michael S. Piazza is a spiritual visionary, author, and social justice advocate who currently serves as senior pastor of Virginia-Highland Church in Atlanta, Georgia, a congregation dually ...more
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Erik Gibson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Erik Gibson
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Dana Holgorsen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach
Dana Carl Holgorsen is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head football coach at West Virginia University, having succeeded Bill Stewart on June 10, 2011. At the end ...more
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Artie Ulmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Artie Ulmer
Charles Artie Ulmer is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played for the Minnesota Vikings, the Denver Broncos, the San Francisco 49ers, and ...more
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Dominique Ross is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Dominique Ross
Dominique Ross is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League. He attended Valdosta state. He would play with the Dallas Cowboys in 1995 and 1996.
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Maurice Leggett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
American football player
Maurice Lamar Leggett is an American football cornerback who is currently a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He entered the NFL as a free agent in May 2008. ...more
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Tim Golden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Tim Golden
Tim Golden is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing the 8th District since 1998. He was previously the Democratic Minority Caucus Chairman. Previously he was a member of ...more
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Amy Carter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Amy Carter Teacher
Amy Carter is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 175th district since 2007. Her district includes part of Lowndes County, primarily the city of ...more
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Marc Thomas Treadwell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Marc Thomas Treadwell
Marc Thomas Treadwell is a United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.
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Disappearance of Tara Grinstea... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
Disappearance of Tara Grinstead Teacher
Tara Grinstead is a high school history teacher who lived in Ocilla, Georgia, USA, and has been missing since October 22, 2005. Neither police nor the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have ...more
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Chris Hatcher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Valdosta State University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach
Chris Hatcher is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Samford University. Previously, Hatcher served as the head coach at Murray State University, a ...more