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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Bo Ryan and Frank Zane.

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

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Ronald A Rittenmeyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Businessperson Ronald A. Rittenmeyer is president and chief executive officer of EDS, an HP company. He has held numerous management positions and board memberships in several companies and organizations, ...more

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Frank Zane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Bodybuilder, Actor, Teacher Frank Zane is an American former professional bodybuilder and teacher.

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Bo Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach William Francis "Bo" Ryan, Jr. is an American college basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Badgers men's basketball ...more

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Kevin Gryboski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Kevin Gryboski Baseball player Kevin John Gryboski is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

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Steve Poleskie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Steve Poleskie Stephen 'Steve' Poleskie is an artist and writer. The son of a high school teacher, Poleskie graduated from Wilkes University in 1959 with a degree in Economics. A self-taught artist, Poleskie ...more

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Eddie Day Pashinski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Eddie Day Pashinski Politician Edwin A. "Eddie Day" Pashinski is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 121st District who was elected in 2006. His district includes Wilkes-Barre, ...more

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Victor H. Liva is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Conductor Victor H. Liva is Associate Professor at Cleveland State University, and, since 2007, Music Director of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Paul L. Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Paul L. Williams Author Paul L. Williams is an American author, journalist, and consultant. He was also an adjunct professor of humanities and philosophy at Wilkes University and The University of Scranton. He received ...more

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Edwin Michael Kosik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Edwin Michael Kosik Edwin Michael Kosik is a United States federal judge. Kosik was born in Dupont, Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. from Wilkes College in 1949. He received an LL.B. from Dickinson School of Law in ...more

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Paul A. Wender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Paul A. Wender Professor Paul A Wender is the Francis W. Bergstrom Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University

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Brian F. Curran is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Brian F. Curran Politician Brian F. Curran is an American politician from Lynbrook, New York. Curran was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2010. His district includes parts of Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Rockville ...more

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Joe Urso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Joe Urso Joseph David Urso is an American football quarterback who has played professional arena football/indoor football in three leagues; as well as brief stints in the National Football League with ...more

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Catherine D. DeAngelis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Wilkes University Alumni
Catherine D. DeAngelis Editor Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, is the first woman and the first pediatrician to become editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association. She has also edited several additional medical ...more