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

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

List is made up of graduates like Larry Sanders and Iron & Wine.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Virginia Commonwealth University?” and “Which celebrities are Virginia Commonwealth University alumni?”

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Boris Kodjoe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Fashion Model, Actor Boris Kodjoe is a German actor.

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Stephen Furst is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Stephen Furst is an American actor and film and television director. Furst was a regular in the science fiction series Babylon 5 playing Centauri diplomatic attaché Vir Cotto and as Dr. ...more

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Chris Adler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Drummer Christopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member of the groove metal band Lamb of God and as a session member for thrash metal band Megadeth. He is the older brother of ...more

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Stefan Lessard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Bassist, Musician Stefan K Lessard is an American musician, most famous as the bassist for the Dave Matthews Band.

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Taylor Behl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Taylor Marie Behl was a 17-year-old college freshman from Vienna, Virginia. She moved to Richmond, Virginia, in August 2005 to attend Virginia Commonwealth University. About two weeks later on ...more

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John Most is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Poet, Writer

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Ted Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Professional golfer

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Patch Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Physician, Clown, Writer Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams is an American physician, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. Each year he organizes a group of volunteers ...more

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Sean Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Baseball player Sean Christopher Marshall is a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. After three minor league seasons, Marshall was added to the Chicago Cubs' 40-man roster in ...more

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Iron & Wine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter Samuel Beam, better known by his stage and recording name Iron & Wine, is an American singer-songwriter. He has released five studio albums, several EPs and singles, as well as a few ...more

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Rob Wittman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Robert Joseph "Rob" Wittman is the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 1st congressional district, serving since a special election in 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party. The ...more

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Debbie Matenopoulos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Talk show host, Actor Thespina "Debbie" Matenopoulos is an American television host.

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Rosalyn Dance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Nurse Rosalyn R. "Roz" Dance is an American politician. Since 2005 she has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 63rd district southeast of Richmond, made up of ...more

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Michael Curry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach Michael Edward "Mike" Curry is an American retired professional basketball player, and current coach of the Florida Atlantic Owls men's basketball team. Curry played in the NBA from ...more

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Lee Ware is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Teacher Robert Lee Ware, Jr. is an American politician. Since 1998 he has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 65th district west of Richmond, made up of Powhatan County and parts ...more

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John Graham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Professor, Economist John R. Graham is an American financial economist, a professor at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, a research associate for the NBER and a regular guest commentator on CNBC. A Phi ...more

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David Baldacci is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author David Baldacci is a bestselling American novelist.

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Michael Hearst is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Businessperson Michael Marcus Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is best known as a founding member of the eclectic musical group One Ring Zero, and for his solo albums Songs For Ice ...more

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Dominic Oduro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Footballer Dominic Oduro is a Ghanaian footballer who currently plays for Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer.

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Svetlana Pankratova is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Svetlana Pankratova Svetlana Pankratova has, according to Guinness World Records, the longest legs of any woman in the world. While she is not the world's tallest woman, her legs are 132 centimetres long. Because ...more

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Charles Vess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Illustrator, Artist Charles Vess is an American fantasy artist and comic-book illustrator who has specialized in the illustration of myths and fairy tales. His influences include British "Golden Age" book ...more

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Roslyn Tyler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Roslyn C. "Roz" Tyler is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Since 2006 she has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. She currently represents the 75th district ...more

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Gerald Henderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Basketball player Jerome McKinley "Gerald" Henderson, Sr. is a retired American basketball player. He was a combo guard who had a 13-year career in the National Basketball Association from 1979 until ...more

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Caressa Cameron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Caressa Cameron is Miss Virginia 2009 and Miss America 2010. She is the eighth African American Miss America, the first African-American Miss Virginia to be crowned Miss America, and the first ...more

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Teresita Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Sculptor, Installation Artist Teresita Fernández is an artist best known for her prominent public sculptures and unconventional use of materials. Fernández’s work is characterized by an interest in perception ...more

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Cla Meredith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Baseball player Olise Claiborne "Cla" Meredith III, nicknamed "The Claw", is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.

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Mike Wieringo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Michael Lance "Mike" Wieringo, who sometimes signed his work under the name 'Ringo, was an American comic book artist best known for his work on DC Comics' The Flash and Marvel Comics'

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Norman Sisisky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician Norman Sisisky was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia from 1983 to 2001, representing the 4th District. He was a leader of the Blue Dog Coalition and ...more

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Richard Leigh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Richard Leigh Songwriter, Singer Richard Leigh is an American country music songwriter and singer. He is best known for penning "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". In 1978 he received a Grammy Award for "Best ...more

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James Genus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Bassist, Musician James Genus is an American jazz bassist. He plays both electric bass guitar and upright bass and currently plays in the Saturday Night Live Band. Genus has performed as a session musician and ...more

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Brandon Inge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Baseball player, Athlete Charles Brandon Inge is a former Major League Baseball third baseman, although Inge has played many other positions including Catcher, Outfield, First Base and Second Base. Inge played 12 ...more

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Brian Hubble is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Brian Hubble Brian Hubble is an American artist. He received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001 and attended The Illustration Academy the following summer. In 2011, he received his MFA at ...more

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Mark Morton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician Mark Duane Morton is the lead guitarist of the American metal band Lamb of God.

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Mark Strittmatter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Mark Strittmatter Baseball player, Coach Mark Arthur Strittmatter is a coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Matthew Delicâte is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Matthew Delicâte Matthew Delicâte is an English footballer who currently plays for Richmond Kickers in the USL Professional Division.

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Mel Odom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Mel Odom Artist Mel Odom is an American artist who has created book covers for numerous novels, including a number of paperback editions of the novels of Patrick White, the Australian winner of the Nobel Prize ...more

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Jason Butler Harner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Actor Jason Thomas Butler Harner is an American actor.

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Victor Goines is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Musician, Clarinetist Victor Goines is a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist and received his Masters in Music at Virginia Commonwealth University. Goines is the director of jazz studies at the Bienen School of Music at ...more

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Eric Maynor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Basketball player Eric Demarqua Maynor is an American professional basketball player who plays for Pallacanestro Varese of the Lega Basket Serie A. He played college basketball for the Virginia Commonwealth ...more

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Anna Journey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Poet Anna Journey is an American poet who was recently awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry. She is the author of two collections of poetry: If Birds Gather Your Hair ...more

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Arpad Vass is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Anthropologist, Scientist Arpad Alexander Vass is a research scientist and forensic anthropologist based at the Life Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also adjunct ...more

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Calvin Reid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Calvin Reid Journalist

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John Rollins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
John Rollins Golfer John Rollins is an American professional golfer. Rollins was born in Richmond, Virginia. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating in 1997. He turned professional after ...more

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Clay Athey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Clay Athey Lawyer Clifford L. "Clay" Athey is an American politician and jurist. He was a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates 2002–2011. In 2012, Governor Bob McDonnell appointed him a ...more

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Zachary Knighton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Actor Zachary Andrew Knighton is an American actor, most widely known for starring as Dave Rose on the ABC comedy series Happy Endings. Prior to that, he co-starred as Dr. Bryce Varley on ABC's ...more

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Christopher Poole is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Internet Entrepreneur Christopher Poole is an American entrepreneur. He is best known for founding two web sites, 4chan and Canvas. He originally started 4chan pseudonymously, under the screen name moot.

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Nancy C. Everett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Nancy C. Everett Nancy Everett is chief executive officer of General Motors Asset Management and General Motors Investment Management Corporation. She also serves as chief investment officer of General Motors ...more

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Wiley Miller is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Wiley Miller Cartoonist David Wiley Miller, an American cartoonist whose work is characterized by wry wit and trenchant social satire, is best known for his comic strip Non Sequitur, which he signs Wiley. Non Sequitur ...more

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Albert C. Pollard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Albert C. Pollard, Jr. is an American politician. A Democrat, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates 2000–2006 and 2008–2012, representing the 99th district on the Northern Neck. ...more

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Steve Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni
Musician, Multi-instrumentalist Steve Wilson is an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, who is best known in the musical community as a flautist and an alto and soprano saxophonist. He also plays the clarinet and the piccolo. ...more