list of Brigham Young University alumni includes notable graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of Brigham Young University–Idaho (also known as BYU–Idaho or BYU–I), a four-year private college owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) located in Rexburg, Idaho, United States that prior to 2001 was a two-year junior college known as Ricks College. As of August 2008, BYU–Idaho/Ricks College has approximately 150,000 alumni. Many of the alumni, in particular those before 2001, graduated with a two-year [1 ] associate's degree or simply attended two years before moving on to another institution to complete their bachelor's degree.
Business and finance [ edit ]
Educators and scholars [ edit ]
Entertainment and media [ edit ]
Delgadillo, Melissa Melissa Delgadillo 2000–2004
An American beauty queen, philanthropist, and socialite most known for winning the Miss Houston International in 2011
Hess, Jared and Jerusha Jared and Jerusha Hess —
BYU before graduating) Directors and screenwriters of
(2004) Napoleon Dynamite
Gregg Hale 1998–2000
Former Guitarist for the Multi-Platinum band
Holst, Timothy Timothy Holst —
Former ringmaster for
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Rascon, Art Art Rascon —
Current news anchor for the five o'clock
ABC News in Houston, Texas
Tufts, Daryn Daryn Tufts —
Current writer, director, producer, and actor
Ryan Hamilton —
Stand-up comedian and actor
Government, law, and public policy [ edit ]
Beesley, Jon Jon Beesley
Chuck Yeager Award winner for nation's top fighter test pilot
Quinton, Wayne Wayne Quinton
Former developer of over thirty medical devices
Religion [ edit ]
Note: All positions listed are within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unless otherwise noted.
Andersen, Gary Gary Andersen 1984
University of Utah before graduating) Current head coach for the
Wisconsin Badgers football team and former head coach for the Utah State Aggies football team
Buck, Jason Jason Buck —
BYU before graduating) Former
defensive lineman for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins, winner of Super Bowl XXVI in 1992, winner of the Outland Trophy in 1986
Cahoon, Ben Ben Cahoon —
BYU before graduating) Former
slotback for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, 2002 and 2003 CFL Most Outstanding Canadian, winner of 91st Grey Cup (2003 – MVP). Now the receivers coach at BYU.
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Cate, Troy Troy Cate —
Major League Baseball pitcher who debuted with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007
Denney, John John Denney
American football long snapper for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League
Dunn, Marc Marc Dunn 1999–2000
NFL and NFL Europe football player
Gardner, Rulon Rulon Gardner
Two-time Olympic medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling (gold in 2000), 1993 NCJAA Heavyweight National Champion
Graves, Kelly Kelly Graves 1986
Current head coach for the
Gonzaga Bulldogs women's basketball team
Lindstrom, Matt Matt Lindstrom
MLB pitcher for the Florida Marlins
Morrill, Stew Stew Morrill 1970–1972
Current head coach for the
Utah State Aggies men's basketball team
Mulitalo, Edwin Edwin Mulitalo
NFL Offensive Lineman for the Baltimore Ravens ( 1999– 2006) and the Detroit Lions ( 2007– 2008)
Writers and artists [ edit ]
Allen (author), Robert G. Robert G. Allen (author) —
A.A. Businessman, investor and author; notable works include
The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth, Cracking the Millionaire Code, Nothing Down, Creating Wealth, and Multiple Streams of Income
Buswell, Blair Blair Buswell —
A.A. Sports sculptor
Crane, Brian Brian Crane —
BYU before graduating) Cartoonist, creator of newspaper comic
Dorman, Brandon Brandon Dorman —
NY Times best selling illustrator; notable works include illustrating book covers for Glenn Beck's Christmas Sweater, Fablehaven, and several Goosebumps
Nieto, Sergio Sergio Nieto 2005
Internet blogger about Mexican History and current topics.
Parson, Del Del Parson —
Painter most known for his
Latter-day Saint themed paintings
References [ edit ]
^ "Alumni". BYU-Idaho . Retrieved August 5, 2008.
^ "Program of Activities", Ricks College Business Summit, April 2001.
^ "Mormons in Business". mormonsinbusiness.com . Retrieved December 19, 2012.
^ "Southern Virginia University Welcomes Mormon Business Author as Distinguished Professor". ldsmag.com . Retrieved December 18, 2012.
^ "About Kory Katseanes". BYU . Retrieved January 7, 2013.
^ "Dr. Phillip McArthur Profile". BYU-Hawaii . Retrieved January 7, 2013.
^ "Timothy J. Holst, Who Filled Circus Big Top With Talent, Dies at 61". New York Times . Retrieved January 7, 2013.
^ "LDS reporter finds faith amid despair". Church News . Retrieved December 19, 2012.
^ "Daryn Tufts". ovguide.com . Retrieved January 7, 2013.
^ "Biographical Profile for Dean L. Cameron". Vote-id.org . Retrieved December 19, 2012.
^ "Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna = idaho.gov" . Retrieved January 7, 2013.
^ "Senator Dean M. Mortimer's Biography". Votesmart.org . Retrieved December 19, 2012.
^ "Judge Michael W. Mosman's Biography". votesmart.org . Retrieved January 7, 2013.
^ "Keith Foote Nyborg" . Retrieved August 5, 2008.
^ "Nominations, July 10, 1981". Ronald Reagan Presidential Library . Retrieved August 5, 2008.
^ "Jon Beesley Bio". Pointwise.com . Retrieved December 19, 2012.
^ "Wayne Quinton". washington.edu . Retrieved January 7, 2013.
^ "New Buildings & New Status". BYU-Idaho . Retrieved August 5, 2008.
^ "Gary Andersen Profile". Utahstateaggies.com . Retrieved December 18, 2012.
^ "Celebrating a Century". BYU-Idaho . Retrieved August 5, 2008.
^ "Ben Cahoon". Montreal Alouettes . Retrieved May 12, 2008.
^ Harmon, Dick (November 2, 2006). "Ricks football era comes to close this fall". Deseret News . Retrieved May 12, 2008.
^ "Ben Cahoon Staff Bio". Brigham Young University Sports Information . Retrieved April 4, 2013.
^ "Troy Cate Bio". Scout.com . Retrieved December 19, 2012.
^ "John Denney Athlete Profile". BYU . Retrieved December 20, 2012.
^ "KSU – It's A Dunn Deal". Kansas.net . Retrieved January 7, 2013.
^ "Gardner bio". BYU-Idaho . Retrieved August 5, 2008.
^ "Head Coach Kelly Graves". 2012–13 Gonzaga Women's Basketball Media Guide. Gonzaga University Sports Information . Retrieved March 12, 2013.
^ "Lindstrom bio". Florida Marlins . Retrieved August 5, 2008.
^ "Stew Morrill Profile". Utahstateaggies.com . Retrieved January 7, 2013.
^ "Edwin Mulitalo bio". NFL . Retrieved August 5, 2008.
^ "Sculptor of Sports Legends". asama.org . Retrieved December 19, 2012.
^ "The Art of Making Pickles". BYU . Retrieved December 18, 2012.
^ "Brandon Dorman Profile". Julie Andrews Collection . Retrieved December 19, 2012.
^ "Sergio Nieto". Grupo Astas . Retrieved February 20, 2013.
^ "Del Parson Profile". University of Utah . Retrieved December 19, 2012.
Blank cells indicate missing information; em-dashes (—) indicate that the alumnus attended but never graduated from BYU–Idaho
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