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 Lynn Rader is an American who hurt ten people in Sedgwick County, between 1974 and 1991. He sent letters describing the details to police and local news outlets during the time period in ...more

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Big Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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Maurice Evans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
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
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
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
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
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

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Ken Berry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Wichita State University Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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