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Famous William Jewell College Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to William Jewell College and be of some renown.

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

A list made up of graduates like Bill Snyder and Dallas Willard.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to William Jewell College?” and “Which celebrities are William Jewell College alumni?”
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    With over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and retailing industries, M. Susan Chambers serves as the Executive Vice President of the Global People Division for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In...  more
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    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Harold Edward Brooks (born March 11, 1959) is an American meteorologist whose research is concentrated on severe convective storms and tornadoes, particularly severe weather climatology, as well as...  more
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    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Nancy Boyda (born August 2, 1955) is an American politician and former Democratic U.S. Representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district. On November 4, 2008, Boyda was defeated for re-election...  more
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    Professor, Writer



    Dallas Albert Willard (September 4, 1935 – May 8, 2013) was an American philosopher also known for his writings on Christian spiritual formation. Much of his work in philosophy was related to...  more
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    Basketball Coach, Coach


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Homer Walter Drew Jr. (born September 29, 1944) is an American former college basketball coach and administrator who coached at Washington State, LSU, Bethel College, Indiana-South Bend, and...  more
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    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplacePhelps County, Rolla, Phelps County, United States of America, United States

    Robin Colleen Carnahan (born August 4, 1961) is an American businesswoman and lawyer and former Missouri Secretary of State. She is the daughter of Missouri politicians Mel and Jean Carnahan. In...  more
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    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Missouri

    Bill Snyder (born October 7, 1939) is a retired college football coach and former player. He served as the head football coach at Kansas State University from 1989 to 2005, and again from 2009 to...  more
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    Jeannie Blaylock is a weekday anchor, alongside Shannon Ogden, on First Coast News at WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. She is also the "Healthwatch" reporter. Blaylock co-anchors...  more
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    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Chris Cissell is an American soccer coach born May 6, 1972 in Dallas, Texas, United States. He is the current Head Coach of the women's soccer team at UMKC. In 2003 Cissell guided the WJC women's...  more
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    Earl Thomas Coleman (born May 29, 1943) is an American politician who represented Missouri in the United States House of Representatives from 1976–1993....  more
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    Judith Craig is a retired American bishop of the United Methodist Church, whose primary field of service was the United States. She was born on 5 June 1937 in Lexington, Missouri and elected bishop...  more
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    Glen Scrivener (born July 14, 1967) is a former football player in the Canadian Football League for 12 years. Scrivener played defensive tackle for five different teams from 1990-2001. His brother...  more
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    Ted Malone (May 18, 1908 - October 20, 1989) (born Frank Alden Russell, the son of a grocer), was an American radio broadcaster....  more
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    Announcer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 91 (1919-2011)

    BirthplaceNorwalk, Connecticut, United States of America

    Tom Carnegie, born Carl Lee Kenagy, (September 25, 1919 – February 11, 2011) was an American radio and television broadcaster, public-address announcer, sports columnist, documentary filmmaker, and...  more
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    Gatewood Sanders Lincoln (August 5, 1875 – October 15, 1957) was a United States Navy officer who served as the 19th and 22nd Governor of American Samoa. With Nathan Woodworth Post, Lincoln was one...  more
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    Larry Holley (born June 28, 1945) is a retired American college basketball coach. He was the head men's basketball coach at his alma mater, William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. His 919 career...  more
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    David Ring (born October 28, 1953) is a Christian evangelist and motivational speaker who has cerebral palsy. Since 1973, Ring has challenged thousands of people with his signature message - "I have...  more
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    Isaac Roy Martin (July 15, 1887 – July 20, 1979) was a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL) with the Canton Bulldogs in 1920....  more
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    BirthplaceHamburg, Iowa

    Zel M. Fischer (born April 28, 1963) is an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Judge Fischer served a two-year term as Chief Justice from 2017 until 2019. A native of Watson, he...  more
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    Josephine Laura Staton (born 1961) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California....  more
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    Parke Monroe Banta (November 21, 1891 – May 12, 1970) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri. Born in Berryman, Missouri, Banta attended the public schools, and William Jewell College at Liberty,...  more
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    Daniel Belcher is an American operatic baritone who has sung at many of the world's leading opera houses. He notably portrayed the role of John Brooke in the world premiere of Mark Adamo's Little...  more
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    Jason O. Klumb is the Regional Administrator of The Heartland Region of the U.S. General Services Administration. Klumb was appointed to the lead GSA's Heartland Region in February 2010....  more