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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of different graduates like T. D. Jakes and Lou Myers.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to West Virginia State University?” and “Which celebrities are West Virginia State University alumni?”
T. D. Jakes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous West Virginia State University Alumni
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Bishop T.D. Jakes is a film producer and an actor. ...more

Profession: Evangelist, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Televangelist, + more

Age: 59

Birthplace: South Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America

Credits: Not Easily Broken, Sparkle, Jumping the Broom, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Winnie, + more

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James W. Holley, III is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous West Virginia State University Alumni
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James W. Holley, III was an American politician and dental surgeon. Holley served two terms as mayor of Portsmouth, Virginia. Both terms ended with his being recalled from office, making him the only known politician in American history to be twice recalled until Fullerton, California Councilman Don ...more

Profession: Politician, Dentist

Age: Died at 86 (1926-2012)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

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Earl Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous West Virginia State University Alumni
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Earl Francis Lloyd was an American professional basketball player. He was the first black person to play in the National Basketball Association, in the 1950–51 NBA season. Three other African Americans played in the same season: Chuck Cooper, Nathaniel Clifton, and Hank DeZonie. Lloyd, a forward ...more

Profession: Basketball player, Coach

Age: 89

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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#8 on The Best Pistons Coaches of All Time, Ranked

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Antoine Fuqua is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous West Virginia State University Alumni
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Antoine Fuqua is an American film director. His first feature film was the action film The Replacement Killers. He then directed the crime thriller Training Day, in which star Denzel Washington won an Oscar, the action war drama Tears of the Sun, the Arthurian legend film King Arthur, the conspiracy ...more

Profession: Film Producer, Music video director, Film Director

Age: 51

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Credits: Training Day, Shooter, King Arthur, Tears of the Sun, Bait, + more

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#7 on The Very Best Black Directors, Ranked

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