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Famous Wichita State University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Dennis Rader1
    Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer known as BTK or the BTK... more on Wikipedia

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  • Big Show2

    Big Show

    Wrestler, Actor


    BirthplaceAiken, South Carolina, United States of America

    Paul Donald Wight II (born February 8, 1972) is an American professional wrestler and actor... more on Wikipedia

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    Gary Burrell



    Gary Leon Burrell (August 24, 1937 – June 12, 2019) was an American businessman and... more on Wikipedia
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    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas

    Earl Glenn Yarbrough Sr. (born 1946) was a former president of the Savannah State University... more on Wikipedia
  • John T. Madden5
    John Madden is an American conductor, music arranger, and educator. He conducted the Michigan... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Parcells6

    Bill Parcells

    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey

    Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells (born August 22, 1941), also known as "The Big Tuna", is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Woody Crumbo7

    AgeDec. at 77 (1912-1989)

    BirthplaceLexington, Oklahoma

    Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Crumbo (January 21, 1912—April 4, 1989) (Potawatomi) was an artist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Parkinson8

    Mark Parkinson

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas, United States of America

    Mark Vincent Parkinson (born June 24, 1957) is the president and chief executive officer of... more on Wikipedia
  • Eric Wedge9

    Eric Wedge

    Manager, Baseball player


    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana

    Eric Michael Wedge (born January 27, 1968) is an American baseball coach and manager and... more on Wikipedia
  • M. Lee Pelton10
    Marvin Lee Pelton (born September 27, 1950) is an academic administrator and college... more on Wikipedia
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    Anthony Copeland

    American football player


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Anthony Lamar Copeland (born April 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Anthony Jones

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Anthony Andrew Jones (born May 16, 1960) is an American football coach and former player. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Maurice Evans13

    Maurice Evans

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas

    Maurice Eugene Evans (born November 8, 1978) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Casey Blake14

    Casey Blake

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa

    William Casey Blake (born August 23, 1973) is an American former professional baseball third... more on Wikipedia
  • Xavier McDaniel15

    Xavier McDaniel

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, United States of America

    Xavier Maurice McDaniel (born June 4, 1963), nicknamed the X-Man, is an American retired... more on Wikipedia

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  • Joe Carter16

    Joe Carter

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Joseph Chris Carter (born March 7, 1960) is an American former professional baseball player.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ken Berry17

    Ken Berry

    Baseball player, Actor


    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    Allen Kent Berry (born May 10, 1941) is a former Major League Baseball center fielder. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Doug Mirabelli18

    Doug Mirabelli

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceKingman, Arizona

    Douglas Anthony Mirabelli (born October 18, 1970) is a former Major League Baseball catcher.... more on Wikipedia
  • Samuel Ramey19

    Samuel Ramey

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceColby, Kansas, United States of America

    Samuel Edward Ramey (born March 28, 1942, Colby, Kansas) is an American operatic bass.At the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Jumpy Geathers

    American football player


    BirthplaceGeorgetown, South Carolina

    James Allen "Jumpy" Geathers (born June 26, 1960) is a former American football defensive... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Roland Lakes

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 73 (1939-2012)

    BirthplaceVicksburg, Mississippi

    Roland Hayes Lakes (December 25, 1939 – March 5, 2012) was an American football defensive... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Earl Edwards

    American football player


    BirthplaceStatesboro, Georgia

    Earl Edwards (born March 17, 1946) is a former American and Canadian football player... more on Wikipedia
  • Lynbert Johnson23

    Lynbert Johnson

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Lynbert R. Johnson (born September 7, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Sam Adkins24

    Sam Adkins

    American football player


    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California

    Sam Adkins may refer to: Sam Adkins (American football) (born 1955), American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Antoine Carr25

    Antoine Carr

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Antoine Labotte Carr (born July 23, 1961) is an American retired basketball player. Nicknamed... more on Wikipedia