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

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

List contains graduates like Nicole Scherzinger and Robert Pollard.

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

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Nicole Scherzinger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Model Nicole Scherzinger is an American recording artist, actress and television personality. After reaching one-hit wonder success with girl group Eden's Crush, she signed with Interscope Records in ...more

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Robert Pollard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter Robert Pollard is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter who is the leader and creative force behind indie rock group Guided by Voices. In addition to his work with Guided by Voices, he ...more

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Mike Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Commentator, Author, Radio personality Mike Gallagher is an American radio host and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The Mike Gallagher Show, a nationally syndicated radio program that airs throughout the United ...more

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Brad Sherwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Comedian, Game Show Host, Actor Bradley "Brad" Sherwood is an American actor and comedian. He has worked in entertainment as an actor, comedian, singer, writer, and producer.

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American author, poet, and the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. Her short story ...more

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Jennifer Crusie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Jennifer Crusie is a pseudonym for Jennifer Smith, a bestselling and award winning author of contemporary romance novels. She has written more than twenty novels, which have been published in 20 ...more

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Frank Lickliter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Frank Lickliter Golfer Franklin Ray Lickliter II is an American professional golfer. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. Lickliter was born in Middletown, Ohio, adjacent to his hometown ...more

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Kevin DeWine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Businessperson Kevin DeWine was the Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, serving from January 2009 until April 13, 2012. Previously, he was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. DeWine graduated ...more

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Carlos Peña is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Baseball player Carlos Felipe Peña is a Dominican-American former professional baseball first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Boston ...more

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Larry Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Pastor Rev. Larry Davis is a Baptist minister who pled guilty to charges stemming from misappropriation of church funds.

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Matt Cordial is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Information professional, Software Engineer

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Joe Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Baseball player Joseph Michael Smith is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the New York Mets and Cleveland ...more

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Kim Mullen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Kimberly D Mullen is a former model and beauty queen who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. She has also participated in the reality television show Survivor: Palau.

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Brian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Baseball player, Coach Brian James Anderson is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played 13 season for five teams, as well as a sports broadcaster and coach. Currently, Anderson is the color ...more

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Tim Waggoner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Tim Waggoner is the author of numerous novels, three short story collections, and over one hundred published stories in the Fantasy, Horror, and Thriller genres.

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Jim Baldridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist Jim Baldridge is an American former newscaster and co-anchor for WHIO-TV's Newscenter 7 in Dayton, Ohio.

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Chris Riley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Chris Riley Chris Riley is an American soccer player who currently plays for the GBFC Thunder in the National Premier Soccer League.

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Vitaly Potapenko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Basketball player Vitaly Nikolaevich Potapenko is a Ukrainian former professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Wright State University and was selected 12th overall by the Cleveland ...more

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Logan Martinez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Logan Martinez Politician Logan Martinez is an American politician and activist who ran for the 2006 Ohio House of Representatives as a Green Party candidate. Logan Martinez is also an anchor for the Green Party News ...more

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Joyce Beatty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Politician Joyce Beatty is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for Ohio's 3rd congressional district since 2013. Previously, she was the Senior Vice-President for Outreach ...more

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Andrea Bendewald is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Actor Andrea R. Bendewald is an American actress best known for her role as Maddy Piper on Suddenly Susan.

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Eddie McClintock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Actor Edward "Eddie" Theodore McClintock is an American actor who has starred and guest-starred in numerous television shows. He played the role of Secret Service agent Pete Lattimer on the ...more

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Siva S. Banda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Siva Subrahmanyam Banda is an Indian-American aerospace engineer. He is Director of the Control Science Center of Excellence and Chief Scientist for the Aerospace Systems Directorate at the ...more

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Deborah Loewer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Deborah Loewer Deborah A. Loewer was the first warfare qualified woman promoted to flag rank in the United States Navy. She was frocked to the rank of Rear Admiral on October 1, 2003. Rear Admiral Loewer ...more

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Bill Edwards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Bill Edwards Basketball player William Allen "Bill" Edwards is a retired American professional basketball player. A Wright State University legend, the 2.02 m small forward was never drafted by an NBA franchise and, ...more

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John Antoine Labadie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Photographer

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Prashant Jain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Prashant Jain

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Vernon Sykes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Vernon Sykes is a former Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives who has represented the 44th District from 2007 to 2014. He also served in the House from 1983 through 2000.

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Jim Van Bebber is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Jim Van Bebber Film Director Jim Van Bebber is an American film director. Van Bebber attended Wright State University where he studied cinema. Instead of using a bank loan to pay for a second year of college, he used the ...more

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Seth Doliboa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Seth Doliboa Seth Doliboa is an American basketball player who plays for S.L. Benfica in Portugal. After a few years in the National Basketball Development League, he decided to travel to Europe, where he ...more

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John White is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
John White John White is a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, who represented the 38th District from 2001 to 2008.

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David Albright is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Physicist, Author David Albright, M.Sc., is the founder of the non-governmental Institute for Science and International Security, its current president, and author of several books on proliferation of atomic ...more

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David Esrati is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
David Esrati David Esrati is an activist, small-business owner and political campaigner in Dayton, Ohio. He has been characterized in the press for his confrontational style. Having regularly run for office ...more

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Arlene Setzer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Arlene Setzer Teacher Arlene Setzer is a former Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, who represented the 36th District from 2001 to 2008.

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Javed Abidi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Wright State University Alumni
Javed Abidi Javed Abidi is the director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People in India, and the founder of the Disability Rights Group. He received an education in ...more