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Famous Youngstown State University Alumni

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

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

This is a list that includes graduates like Ron Jaworski and Ed O'Neill.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Youngstown State University?” and “Which celebrities are Youngstown State University alumni?”
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James Traficant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Politician, Police officer

Age: Dec. at 73 (1941-2014)

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America

James Anthony Traficant Jr. (May 8, 1941 – September 27, 2014) was a Democratic, and later independent, politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. He ...more

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Ronald A. Parise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Ronald A. Parise Astronaut, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 57 (1951-2008)

Birthplace: Warren, Ohio

Ronald Anthony Parise (May 24, 1951 – May 9, 2008) was an Italian American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist. Parise was born in Warren, Ohio to ...more
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Linda R. Gooden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Businessperson
Linda Gooden is Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Information Systems Global Services (ISGS) business area and an officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation.
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Ed O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Actor, American football player, Teacher

Age: 72

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America

Edward Leonard O'Neill (born April 12, 1946) is an American actor and comedian. His roles include Al Bundy on the Fox Network sitcom Married... with Children, for which he was nominated for two ...more

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Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Commentator, Actor, American football player

Age: 64

Birthplace: Lackawanna, New York, United States of America

Ronald Vincent Jaworski (born March 23, 1951) is a former American football quarterback. He was also an NFL analyst on ESPN. He is the CEO of Ron Jaworski Golf Management, Inc., based out of ...more

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Jeff Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 46

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio

Jeffrey Allen Wilkins (born April 19, 1972), nicknamed "Money", is a former American football placekicker for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams of the ...more
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Matt Quinn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
TV Journalist

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America

Matt Quinn was a former reporter for ABC News and at WFAA in Dallas who died in a wildfire on April 9, 2009 in Montague County, Texas.
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Sean Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Musician, Bandleader, Composer

Age: 40

Birthplace: Warren, Ohio

Sean Jones (born May 29, 1978 in Warren, Ohio) is an American trumpeter and composer featured on the 2007 Grammy Award-winning album Turned to Blue by Nancy Wilson. As a bandleader, Jones has ...more
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Jay Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 47

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America

Roy Kojo Jawara "Jay" Williams (born September 26, 1971) is a United States politician who served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development from 2014–2017. ...more
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Nanette Lepore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer

Age: 55

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio

Nanette Lepore is an American fashion designer based in New York City. New York magazine has said that "her gypsy-influenced designs are feminine and youthful. The looks are full of bold ...more
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Tim Hagan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Tim Hagan Politician

Age: 72

Birthplace: Mahoning County, Ohio, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Timothy Hagan (born March 18, 1946) is an American politician who served as Cuyahoga County Commissioner and other local offices from the 1980s through 2000s, and was his party's nominee for the ...more
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Nathaniel R. Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Nathaniel R. Jones Judge, Lawyer

Age: 92

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio

Nathaniel Raphael Jones (born May 12, 1926) has served as a lawyer, jurist, academic, and public servant and is currently an attorney in private practice. He was a United States Circuit Judge of ...more
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Paul McFadden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Paul McFadden American football player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Paul McFadden (born September 24, 1961) is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League. He gained recognition at the collegiate level as a kicker at Youngstown State ...more
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Quentin Lowry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Quentin Lowry American football player

Age: 63

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Quentin Ivory Lowry (born November 11, 1955) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played ...more
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Cliff Stoudt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Cliff Stoudt American football player

Age: 63

Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio

Clifford Lewis Stoudt (born March 27, 1955) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Phoenix Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and Dallas ...more
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Justin Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio

Justin Thomas may refer to: Justin Thomas (baseball) (born 1984), American baseball player Justin Thomas (golfer) (born 1993), American golfer Justin Thomas (American football) (born 1994), ...more
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Mark Mangino is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Mark Mangino American Football coach, Coach

Age: 62

Birthplace: New Castle, Pennsylvania

Mark Thomas Mangino (born August 26, 1956) is a former American football coach, who most recently served as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Iowa State University. Previously, ...more
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Bob Davie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Age: 64

Birthplace: Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Robert Edwin Davie Jr. (born September 30, 1954) is an American football college coach and former player, currently the head football coach at New Mexico. He previously served as the head ...more
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Charles J. Carney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 74 (1913-1987)

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America

Charles Joseph Carney (April 17, 1913 – October 7, 1987) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Carney attended schools in Youngstown and neighboring Campbell, Ohio. He ...more
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Ed McGlasson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Ed McGlasson American football player

Age: 62

Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland

Edward Tandy McGlasson (born July 11, 1956) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League and pastors the Stadium Vineyard Church in Anaheim, California. Born ...more
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Russell Stuvaints is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 38

Russell Stuvaints, (born August 28, 1980) is a former American football defensive back. He formerly played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League and Team Arkansas of the ...more
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Harry Meshel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 94

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America

Harry Meshel (June 13, 1924 – September 4, 2017) was an American Democratic politician. He served as the president of the Ohio State Senate and chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. Meshel is ...more
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Willis Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Willis Marshall American football player

Age: 43

Willis Thurman Marshall III (born August 12, 1975) is a former arena football wide receiver / defensive back. He played college football at Youngstown State. In his career, Marshall has played ...more
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Noah Cicero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Noah Cicero Novelist, Writer

Age: 38

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio

Noah Cicero (born 1980) is an American novelist, short-story writer. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the author of six books of fiction and two ebooks. Cicero's stories, poetry, and essays ...more
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Harold Danko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Musician

Age: 71

Harold Danko (born June 13, 1947 in Ohio) is an American jazz pianist. Danko attended Youngstown State University. Among his credits are work in the big bands of Woody Herman and Thad Jones/Mel ...more