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

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

Items include everything from Wale to T. D. Jakes.

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

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Gaye Adegbalola is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Gaye Adegbalola Guitarist, Singer Gaye Adegbalola is an American blues singer and guitarist, teacher, lecturer, activist, and photographer.

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Mary Hatwood Futrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Mary Hatwood Futrell Educator Mary Hatwood Futrell is an educator.

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Billy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Billy Taylor Jazz Pianist, Jazz Composer, Presenter William "Billy" Taylor was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator. He was the Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professor of Music at East Carolina University in ...more

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Lauren Koslow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Lauren Koslow Actor Lauren Alice Koslow is a long-time American dramatic actress, best known for her long running portrayal of Kate Roberts on the NBC dramatic serial Days of Our Lives, which she has played ...more

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Wale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Wale Rapper, Actor, Singer Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, better known by his stage name Wale, is an American rapper from Washington, D.C.. He rose to prominence in 2006, when his song "Dig Dug" became popular in ...more

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Delores G. Kelley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Delores G. Kelley Delores Goodwin Kelley is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. She is currently serving in her 4th term in the Maryland State Senate, representing ...more

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Rosalyn Dance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Rosalyn Dance 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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Willie Harris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Willie Harris Baseball player William Charles Harris is an American former professional baseball outfielder. Harris played for he Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals and ...more

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Yvonne B. Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Yvonne B. Miller Yvonne Bond Miller was an American politician in Virginia. A Democrat, she was the first African-American woman to be elected to the state house when she won in 1983. Four years later, she was ...more

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Joe Bonner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Joe Bonner Jazz Pianist Joe Bonner was a hard bop and modal jazz jazz pianist, influenced by McCoy Tyner and Art Tatum. He was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and studied at Virginia State College, but has ...more

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Daniel James, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Daniel James, Jr. Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, who in 1975 became the first African American to reach the rank of four-star general.

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Bobby Orrock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Bobby Orrock Teacher Robert Dickson "Bobby" Orrock, Sr. is an American politician. Since 1990 he has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 54th district in the east central ...more

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William H. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
William H. Lewis William Henry Lewis was an African-American pioneer in athletics, law and politics. Born in Virginia as the son of freedmen, he went to college in Massachusetts, where he became one of the first ...more

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Roger Gregory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Roger Gregory Judge Roger L. Gregory is a United States federal judge, currently serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Al Bumbry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Al Bumbry Baseball player, Coach Alonza Benjamin Bumbry is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres from 1972 through 1985. In 2002, Bumbry was inducted into the ...more

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Camilla Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Camilla Williams Singer Camilla Ella Williams was an American operatic soprano who performed nationally and internationally. After studying with renowned teachers in New York City, she was the first African American to ...more

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Rovenia M. Brock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Rovenia M. Brock Writer Dr. Rovenia M. Brock, also known as Dr. Ro, is an American nutritionist, lecturer, health reporter, entrepreneur, and author.

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Kelvin Kinney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Kelvin Kinney American football player Kelvin Lamonta Kinney is an American football defensive lineman who is currently a Free Agent in the Arena Football League. His nickname is K2. Kinney was also an defensive end in the National ...more

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Larry Brooks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Larry Brooks American football player Lawrence Lee Brooks, Sr., is a former American Football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams eleven seasons from 1972 to 1982 in the National Football League. Brooks was drafted in the 14th ...more

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Roslyn Tyler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Roslyn Tyler 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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Reginald Lewis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Reginald Lewis Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Writer Reginald F. Lewis, was an American businessman. He was the richest African-American man in the 1980s. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up in a middle-class neighborhood. He won a football ...more

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James H. Stith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
James H. Stith Physicist Dr. James H. Stith is an American physicist, named in 2004 as one of the 50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science.

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Naomi Long Madgett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Naomi Long Madgett Writer Naomi Long Madgett is an African-American poet, born Naomi Cornelia Long in Norfolk, Virginia. Madgett was a teacher and an award-winning poet, and she is also the senior editor of Lotus Press, ...more

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Silas DeMary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Silas DeMary American football player Silas DeMary is a former offensive lineman/defensive lineman for in the Arena Football League. He played for the Carolina Cobras, Buffalo Destroyers, Los Angeles Avengers and the Cleveland ...more

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Wilmer Fields is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Wilmer Fields Baseball player Wilmer Leon Fields was an African American baseball player who was a household name in the Negro Leagues and other baseball circuits between the 1940s and 1950s. Born in Manassas, Virginia, ...more

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Jim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Jim Mitchell American football player James Halcot Mitchell is a former American football defensive end who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions.

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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
James Brown American football player James Lamont Brown is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He played ...more

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Paul Hines is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni

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Herman Branson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Herman Branson Physicist Herman Russell Branson was an African-American physicist, chemist, best known for his research on the alpha helix protein structure, and was also the president of two colleges.

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Avis Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Avis Wyatt Avis Wyatt is an American professional basketball player. Wyatt is 6'11" and plays power forward and center.

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Pamela E. Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Pamela E. Bridgewater Pamela E. Bridgewater is a United States career diplomat, most recently posted as the U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica.

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Thomas Miller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Thomas Miller Thomas Miller was a prolific graphic designer and visual artist, whose best known publicly accessible work is the collection of mosaics of the founders of DuSable Museum of African American ...more

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Black Cobain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Black Cobain Rapper Black Cobain is an American rapper signed to The Board Administration. He is most notably recognized for his collaboration on the Wale track "4 AM" and as the opening act of Wale's ...more

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Damion Hall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Damion Hall Songwriter, Singer Damion Hall, also known as Damion "Crazy Legs" Hall is an African-American R&B singer. He is a member of the new jack swing group Guy and is the brother of Guy member, Aaron Hall. ...more

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Aaron Hall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Aaron Hall Songwriter, Musician, Singer Aaron Hall is an American soul singer and songwriter. He is a current member of the group Guy, which he founded in the late 1980s, along with new jack swing producer Teddy Riley and songwriter ...more

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Héctor Martínez Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Héctor Martínez Muñoz Héctor Martínez Muñoz was the first member of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico appointed by Governor Luis A. Ferré and confirmed by an opposition-controlled Senate of ...more

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Myles
Myles "Ray" Cunningham Ray Cunningham, was one of eight cast members on season 3 of BET's College Hill reality series. Cunningham is best known and nationally recognized as the first openly gay personality to be ...more

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Samuel DeWitt Proctor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Virginia State University Alumni
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Samuel DeWitt Proctor was an African American minister, educator, and humanitarian. He was active in the African-American Civil Rights Movement and is perhaps best known as a mentor and friend ...more