All People Famous Wichita State University Alumni

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

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

Items include everything from Big Show to Dennis Rader.

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

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Dennis Rader is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Dennis Rader Dennis Lynn Rader is an American serial killer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County, between 1974 and 1991. He is known as the BTK killer. "BTK" stands for "Bind, Torture, ...more

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Big Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Big Show Wrestler, Actor, Athlete Paul Donald Wight is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Big Show. Signed to WWE, Wight is a seven-time world champion, having won the WCW World Heavyweight ...more

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Gary Burrell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Gary Burrell Businessperson Gary Burrell is an American businessman, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Garmin, makers of popular Global Positioning System devices. He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from ...more

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Earl G. Yarbrough is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Earl G. Yarbrough Educator Dr. Earl Glenn Yarbrough Sr. was the president of the Savannah State University from May 30, 2007 until May 8, 2011.

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John T. Madden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
John T. Madden Conductor John T. Madden is Director of the Spartan Marching Band, Associate Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He is the conductor ...more

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Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Bill Parcells American Football coach, Coach, Consultant Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells is a former American football head coach, both in college with the Air Force Falcons, and the National Football League with the New York Giants, New ...more

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Woody Crumbo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Woody Crumbo Artist Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Crumbo was an artist, flautist, and dancer who lived and worked mostly in the West of the United States. As an independent prospector in New Mexico in the late ...more

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Mark Parkinson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Mark Parkinson Politician, Lawyer Mark V. Parkinson is the president and chief executive officer of the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. A former Republican, Parkinson is currently a ...more

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Eric Wedge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Eric Wedge Manager, Baseball player Eric Michael Wedge is a Major League Baseball manager and former catcher, who most recently managed the Seattle Mariners. As a player, Wedge attended Northrop High School in Fort Wayne and ...more

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M. Lee Pelton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
M. Lee Pelton Dr. Marvin Lee Pelton is an academic administrator and college president. A native of Kansas, he held leadership roles at Colgate University and Dartmouth College before becoming the first ...more

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Anthony Copeland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Anthony Copeland American football player Anthony Lamar Copeland is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Wichita State University and University ...more

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Anthony Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Anthony Jones Coach, American football player Anthony Andrew Jones is an American football coach and former player. He served as head coach at Morehouse College from 1999 to 2001, and Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University from 2002 ...more

The Greatest Wichita State Basketball Players of All Time

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Maurice Evans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Maurice Evans Basketball player Maurice Eugene Evans is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. He ...more

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Casey Blake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Casey Blake Baseball player William Casey Blake is a former Major League Baseball third baseman. Blake previously played with the Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles ...more

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Xavier McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Xavier McDaniel Basketball player Xavier Maurice McDaniel, nicknamed the X-Man, is a retired American National Basketball Association player who, at 6 ft 7 in, played both small forward and power forward. He is the former head ...more

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Joe Carter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Joe Carter Baseball player Joseph Christopher Carter is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder and first baseman from 1983 to 1998. Carter is most famous for ...more

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Kelli McCarty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Kelli McCarty Pornographic actor, Model, Actor Kelli McCarty is an American actress, model, and photographer who was crowned Miss USA in 1991. She is best known for her role as Beth Wallace on the U.S. television soap opera Passions from ...more

List of Famous Interior Designers

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Ken Berry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Ken Berry Baseball player, Actor Ken Berry appeared in the 1988 film Eight Men Out.

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Doug Mirabelli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Doug Mirabelli Baseball player Douglas Anthony Mirabelli is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He played for the San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, and San Diego Padres before returning to the Red Sox ...more

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Samuel Ramey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Samuel Ramey Actor, Singer Samuel Edward Ramey is an American operatic bass with a long, distinguished career. At the height of his career, he was greatly admired for his range and versatility, having possessed a ...more

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Jumpy Geathers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Jumpy Geathers American football player James Allen "Jumpy" Geathers is a former American football defensive lineman. At the time of his retirement, he was the only active player who played for the now defunct Wichita State ...more

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Roland Lakes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Roland Lakes American football player Roland Hayes Lakes was an American football defensive lineman. He played defensive tackle at University of Wichita, and then for eleven seasons in the NFL.

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Earl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Earl Edwards American football player Earl Edwards is a former American and Canadian football player [[defensive tackle, offensive tackle and defensive end] Earl played both ways offensively and defensively in college]. He played ...more

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Lynbert Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Lynbert Johnson Basketball player Lynbert R. Johnson is a retired American professional basketball player. He was selected in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, playing nine games for them in the 1979-80 season, ...more

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Sam Adkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Sam Adkins American football player Samuel Adam Adkins is a former professional American football player. He attended Cleveland High School in Reseda, CA and Wichita State University. He played for the NFL Seattle Seahawks from ...more

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Antoine Carr is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Antoine Carr Basketball player Antoine Labotte Carr is a retired American basketball player. A 16-year NBA journeyman, he was known for the goggles he wore onto the court.

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Ted Dean is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Ted Dean American football player Theodore Curtis Dean is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings. Dean played college football ...more

List of Famous TV Chefs

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Tom Owen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Tom Owen American football player Willis Thomas Owen is a former American football quarterback who played in ten National Football League seasons from 1974–1982 for the San Francisco 49ers, the New England Patriots, the ...more

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Bob Long is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Bob Long American football player Robert Andrew "Bob" Long is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League who played in the 1960s and 1970s and earned two Super Bowl rings. He attended ...more

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Miller Farr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Miller Farr American football player Miller Farr Jr. was an American football cornerback who played for ten seasons in the AFL and NFL. He attended Wichita State University, lettering in football and track. In his senior year, he ...more

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Cal Bruton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Cal Bruton Basketball player, Coach Calvin "Cal" Bruton is a former player and coach in the Australian National Basketball League. Originally an American import, but later becoming a naturalised Australian, Bruton has ...more

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Jimmie Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Jimmie Jones American football player Jimmie Harold Jones is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Wichita State ...more

List of Famous Referees

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Nate Robertson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Nate Robertson Baseball player Nathan Daniel "Nate" Robertson, is a professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers and ...more

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Riley L. Pitts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Riley L. Pitts Riley Leroy Pitts was a United States Army Captain and the first African-American commissioned officer to receive the Medal of Honor. The medal was presented posthumously by U.S. President ...more

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Conor Gillaspie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Conor Gillaspie Baseball player Conor Michael Gillaspie is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball. He previously played in MLB for the San Francisco Giants.

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Michael Pelfrey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Michael Pelfrey Baseball player Michael Alan "Mike" Pelfrey is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. He has also played for the New York Mets. He is a 6' 7", ...more

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Bob Peak is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Bob Peak Illustrator Robert "Bob" M. Peak was an American commercial illustrator best known for innovative design in the development of the modern movie poster. His artwork has been on the cover of Time ...more

Famous People Who Died of Stomach Cancer

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Charlie O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Charlie O'Brien Baseball player Charles Hugh O'Brien is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, ...more

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Cliff Levingston is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Cliff Levingston Basketball player, Coach Clifford Eugene Levingston is a retired American basketball player who played in the NBA. Levingston starred at Wichita State University before being drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1982. ...more

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Randy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Randy Jackson American football player Randy Joe Jackson was an American football running back in the National Football League. He played for the Buffalo Bills, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Philadelphia Eagles, having played ...more

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Rick Wrona is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Rick Wrona Baseball player Richard James Wrona is a former professional baseball player. He played parts of six seasons in Major League Baseball, between 1988 and 1994, for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White ...more

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Bobby Wilson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Bobby Wilson Robert E. "Bobby" Wilson is a retired American professional basketball player. He played four seasons in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers. Born in ...more

List of Famous Motorcycle Racers

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Bruce Conner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Bruce Conner Sculptor, Painter, Artist Bruce Conner was an American artist renowned for his work in assemblage, film, drawing, sculpture, painting, collage, and photography, among other disciplines.

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Janet Peery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Janet Peery Novelist, Writer Janet Peery is an American short story writer and novelist.

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Greg Dreiling is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Greg Dreiling Gregory Alan Dreiling is a retired American professional basketball player. A 7'1" center who attended Wichita State University and later transferred and graduated from the University of ...more

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Marv Kellum is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Marv Kellum American football player Marv Kellum is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for four seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, He was a member of the Steelers first 2 World Championships, ...more

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Nelson Toburen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Nelson Toburen Nelson Edward Toburen is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. He played high school football at Colby High School and college football ...more

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Darren Dreifort is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Darren Dreifort Baseball player Darren James Dreifort is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Dave Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Dave Stallworth David A. Stallworth is a retired American professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association for eight seasons and was a member of the New York Knicks' 1969–70 ...more

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Kevin Hooper is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
Kevin Hooper Baseball player Kevin James Hooper is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Detroit Tigers. He is currently the manager of the Wichita Wingnuts of the independent American Association.