There are more than 190,000 living
Oklahoma State University alumni worldwide. Former Cowboys include NFL stars Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas, NBA stars Desmond Mason and John Starks, businessman T. Boone Pickens, and country music recording artist Garth Brooks.
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Academic Research and Scholarship* [ edit ]
Anita Hill, Government, Brandeis University Ramchandran Jaikumar, Business Administration,
Harvard Business School
Gene R. Nichol, former President of The College of William and Mary
J. Tinsley Oden, pioneer in the field of computational mechanics, noted as one of the most highly cited researchers in the world Patricia H. Reiff, Physics and Astronomy,
Rice University [1 ]
John R. Rice, American mathematician and computer scientist (founder of ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software and Professor at Purdue University)
* Some OSU alumni who have distinguished themselves in academia are included under other headings.
Scientific Research and Engineering [ edit ]
Walter Clore, Pioneer in Washington State wine growing. Considered the "Father of Washington Wine"
William Pogue, Ret. Colonel, USAF, NASA astronaut, pilot of Skylab 4
John R. Rice, American mathematician and computer scientist (founder of ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software and Professor at Purdue University
Dr. H. Edward Roberts, engineer and inventor of the personal computer
Stuart Roosa, NASA astronaut, Apollo 14
Donald Sechrest (1956), golf course designer
Gene Stephens Designer and inventor of The Auto-electric Lawn Mower (2005)
Robert A. Whitney, Acting Surgeon General of the United States
Laurette Lahey, Vice President of Engineering, Flight and Controls at Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) [2 ]
For more Oklahoma State University graduates of distinction in the sciences, look in the "Academia" section.
Government, religion, and public service [ edit ]
Yussur A.F. Abrar, Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia
Joe Allbaugh, former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director (February 2001 to March 2003)
Adnan Badran, former Prime Minister of Jordan (also see academia section)
Henry Bellmon, former US Senator (R-OK) and first Republican Governor of Oklahoma
Francis Cherry, former Governor of Arkansas
Tom Coburn, US Senator (R-OK) [3 ]
John W. Doucette, Brig. General, US Air Force
Mary Fallin, current Governor of Oklahoma
Walter E. Fountain, United States Army Brigadier General, Assistant Adjutant General of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, acting Deputy Director of the Army National Guard
John Paul Hammerschmidt, former US Congressman, Arkansas
Joel Hefley, US House, 5th District of Colorado
Roger A. Lalich, U.S. National Guard general
Frank Lucas, US House, 3rd District of Oklahoma
Sidney Marks, Major General United States Army, All-American wrestler
Rixio E. Medina, former Board Member, U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Clem McSpadden, US House, Oklahoma
Don Nickles, former US Senator
William B. Oden, noted American Methodist Bishop
Abdisalam Omer, former Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia
Robert Dale Price, US House, Texas Panhandle
Jim Reese, former member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Thomas D. Reese, Major General, US Army
Virgil A. Richard, Brig. General, US Army
William Royer, former US Congressman, California
Ray L. Smith, Major General, retired United States Marine Corps; inductee of the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame
Steven W. Taylor, Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice
Richard A. Waterfield, late State Representative from Canadian, Texas
Wes Watkins, former US House Representative, Oklahoma
Robert A. Whitney, Acting Surgeon General of the United States
Arts, media and entertainment [ edit ]
Keith Anderson, country music singer, songwriter
John Ashley, Producer ( , The A-Team ), Associate Producer ( Walker, Texas Ranger Apocalypse Now: Redux)
Tomur Atagok, famed Turkish Artist
Hoyt Axton, singer, songwriter and actor
K. K. Barrett, production designer
Melanie Bell, Miss New Jersey, 1996 (veterinary school)
Jason Boland, country music singer, songwriter
Garth Brooks, singer, songwriter and actor
June Burn, utopian author
Gary Busey, actor
Jaime Cardriche, actor ( ) Malcolm & Eddie
Sarah Coburn, operatic soprano and daughter of senator Tom Coburn, also an OSU alumni
Jay Daniel, television producer
Burr DeBenning, actor
Ty England, country music singer
Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip
Doug Gottlieb, ESPN analyst
Aaron Gwyn, author and professor
Regina Holliday, artist, medical rights advocate Bill Homans a.k.a.
Watermelon Slim, American blues artist
Siddika Kabir, Bangladeshi cooking show host and cookbook author [4 ]
Diane Kern, film producer H. Grant Kinzer, Ph.D., eminent western sculpturist (Joy of Learning)
Ted Leitner, San Diego Padres radio broadcaster
Rex Linn, actor
James Marsden, actor
A. Frank Martin, musician, educator, and founding member of Kappa Kappa Psi Meredith Maxwell, comediographer
Sharron Miller, television producer, director, writer
Pamela Morsi, USA Today bestselling author
Kinga Philipps, actor, television host
Steve Ripley, country-rock artist and guitarist
Lise Simms, television actress
Ally Carter (Sarah Fogleman), NY Times and USA Today bestselling author
Business [ edit ]
Minnie Lou Bradley, Class of 1953, first woman to graduate from OSU with a degree in animal husbandry, matriarch of Bradley 3 Ranch in Childress County, Texas
Gordon Eubanks, CEO and President, Symantec Corporation, makers of Norton AntiVirus
Clark Hallren, Managing Director of Clear Scope Partners, financial and strategic advisor for those operating in the media and entertainment industry. Hallren is former Managing Director of the Entertainment Industries Group of JPMorgan Securities, Inc.
Paul Miller, former President of the Associated Press and former Chairman and CEO of Gannett Company (publisher of many newspapers including USA Today, Arizona Republic and the Indianapolis Star)
Neal Patterson, CEO of Cerner Corporation
T. Boone Pickens, Corporate tycoon; has donated over $235 million to OSU, including the renovation of the football stadium
M. B. "Bud" Seretean, former CEO of Coronet Industries, former general manager of the Atlanta Hawks
William A. Scroggs, insurance agent and Founder of Kappa Kappa Psi
Charles Watson, Chairman, Founder and CEO of energy giant Dynegy Corp., owner of the Houston Aeros professional hockey team Jerry Winchester, President and CEO of Boots & Coots International Well Control Inc. and CEO of Chesapeake Oilfield Services
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Jerry Adair, former MLB player and coach [5 ]
Adnan Al-Kaissie, former pro wrestler and manager
Tony Allen, current NBA basketball player, Memphis Grizzlies [6 ]
Dan Bailey,current NFL football player, Dallas Cowboys [7 ]
Scott Baker, current MLB pitcher, Minnesota Twins
Tatum Bell, former NFL football player [8 ]
Bo Bowling, Montreal Alouettes player
Steven Braley, former Senior Director of the PGA of America
Jack Brisco, former pro wrestler, 2 time former NWA World Heavyweight Champion
Jerry Brisco, former pro wrestler
Dez Bryant, current NFL football player, Dallas Cowboys [9 ]
Jeromy Burnitz, former MLB baseball player [10 ]
Keith Burns, former NFL football player, Denver Broncos [11 ]
Kelly Cook, former NFL football player, Green Bay Packers [12 ]
Kendall Cross (wrestler) - 3 time All-American wrestler and won the NCAA National Championship in 1989, gold medalist in wrestling at 57Kg in 1996 [13 ]
Daniel Cormier, Olympic wrestler, NCAA runner-up, MMA fighter, UFC Light Heavyweight [14 ]
Randy Couture, UFC heavyweight champion, former All-American wrestler [15 ]
Pete Darcey, former NBA basketball player [16 ]
Gary Darnell, former college football coach
Shane Drury, rodeo bull-rider who died prematurely from cancer
Danny Edwards, PGA Tour golfer [17 ]
David Edwards, PGA Tour golfer [18 ]
John Farrell, manager of 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox [19 ]
Josh Fields, current MLB baseball player, Royals [20 ]
Rickie Fowler, professional golfer [21 ]
Don Frye, wrestled during OSU NCAA Championship in 1989, former Mixed Martial Artist for Pride Fighting Championships and the UFC [22 ]
Edward C. Gallagher, former wrestling coach; winningest coach in NCAA wrestling history
Reuben Gant, former NFL football player, Buffalo Bills
Walt Garrison, former Pro Bowl NFL football player, Dallas Cowboys
Vickie Gates, IFBB professional bodybuilder
Jason Gildon, former Pro Bowl NFL football player, Pittsburgh Steelers
Chad Glasgow, current defensive coordinator for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team
Derrel Gofourth, former NFL football player, Green Bay Packers
Joey Graham, current NBA basketball player, Toronto Raptors
Mike Gundy, current head coach of Oklahoma State University football
Charlie Harper, former NFL football player, New York Giants
Bob Harris, former NBA player
Labron Harris first golf coach at Oklahoma State University
Don Haskins, former NCAA men's basketball coach, University of Texas at El Paso, subject of movie Glory Road
Mark Hayes, PGA Tour, Senior PGA Tour golfer
Randy Heckenkemper, noted golf course architect
Johny Hendricks, MMA fighter, UFC Welterweight Champion, 2x NCAA Wrestling Champion 2005-2006 [23 ]
Rusty Hilger, former NFL football player, Detroit Lions
Morgan Hoffmann, professional golfer
Mike Holder, former men's golf coach and current athletic director
Matt Holliday, current MLB baseball player, St. Louis Cardinals
Joe Horlen, former MLB All-Star pitcher [24 ]
Charles Howell III, current PGA Tour golfer
Dick Hutton, former pro wrestler, former NWA World Heavyweight Champion
Moe Iba, former University of Nebraska basketball coach
Pete Incaviglia, former MLB baseball player, Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball newspaper College Baseball Player of the Century
Ed Jeffers, former professional football player
Charlie Johnson, current NFL player, Super Bowl Champion 2006 Indianapolis Colts
John Juanda, Professional poker player, Winner of 5 World Series of Poker bracelets
Howard N. "Sonny" Keys, NFL football player, Philadelphia Eagles 1960 World Champions (precursor to Super Bowl) and coach Cleveland Browns
Jacob Lacey, current NFL football player, Indianapolis Colts
Muhammed Lawal, MMA fighter [25 ]
John Little, former NFL football player, New York Jets
Edward Loar, professional golfer
John Lucas, current NBA basketball player, Houston Rockets
Hunter Mahan, PGA Tour golfer [26 ]
Dexter Manley, former Pro Bowl NFL football player, Washington Redskins
Desmond Mason, former NBA basketball player, Oklahoma City Thunder
Caroline Masson, professional golfer
R.W. McQuarters, former NFL football player, New York Giants
Leroy McGuirk, former pro wrestler and promoter, 3 time NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion
Bud Millikan, basketball coach of University of Maryland
Steve Mocco - 2005 NCAA Division I Champion at Heavyweight; 2008 Olympic team member; current professional MMA fighter [27 ]
Vernand Morency, current NFL football player, Green Bay Packers
Mark Muñoz, MMA fighter, UFC Middleweight, 2x wrestling All-American, NCAA Champion in 2001 [28 ]
Ray Murphy, Jr., former wrestler and developer of handicapped-assisting technologies, recipient of Medal of Courage from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
Alexander Noren, professional golfer
Houston Nutt, current NCAA football head coach, University of Mississippi
Leslie O'Neal, former Pro Bowl NFL football player, San Diego Chargers
Bill Owen, former NFL football player, New York Giants [29 ]
Frank Parker, former NFL football player, Cleveland Browns
Juqua Parker, former NFL football player, Philadelphia Eagles
Jim Parmer, former NFL football player, Philadelphia Eagles
Doyle Parrack, former NBA basketball player, and NCAA coach
Danny Perez, former MLB outfielder, Milwaukee Brewers
Dean Prater, former NFL football player, Buffalo Bills
Bryant Reeves, former NBA basketball player, Vancouver Grizzlies
Allie Reynolds, MLB pitcher
Shane Roller, 3 time All-American wrestler, MMA fighter [30 ]
Jake Rosholt, former NCAA champion wrestler, current MMA fighter
Jared Rosholt, MMA fighter
Rusty Ryal, current MLB infielder, Arizona Diamondbacks
James David "Buddy" Ryan, former NFL Defensive Coordinator (see: 46 Defense/Chicago Bears) and Head Coach
Barry Sanders, Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL football player, Detroit Lions; Hall of Famer
Luke Scott, current MLB outfielder, Baltimore Orioles
Bill Self, current NCAA basketball head coach, University of Kansas; former head coach Oral Roberts University, University of Tulsa, University of Illinois
Jerry Sherk, former Pro Bowl NFL football player, Cleveland Browns
Jerry Slack, golf course architect
Antonio Smith (defensive end), current Pro Bowl NFL football player, Houston Texans
John Smith, current head coach of Oklahoma State University wrestling and two-time Olympic gold medal winner
John Starks, former Oklahoma State basketball player, former New York Knicks guard
Eddie Sutton, former head coach of Oklahoma State University basketball
Sean Sutton, former head coach of Oklahoma State University basketball
Scott Sutton, current head coach of Oral Roberts University basketball
Lane Taylor, current NFL player, Green Bay Packers
Mickey Tettleton, former MLB baseball player
Doug Tewell, PGA Tour, Senior PGA Tour golfer
Thurman Thomas, former NFL football player, Buffalo Bills; Hall of Famer
Leonard Thompson, former NFL football player, Detroit Lions
Orville Tuttle, former Pro Bowl NFL football player, New York Giants
Bob Tway, current PGA Tour golfer
Peter Uihlein, professional golfer
Robert (Bo) Van Pelt, professional golfer
Robin Ventura, former MLB baseball player
Scott Verplank, current PGA Tour golfer
Gary Ward, former baseball coach
John Ward, former NFL football player, Minnesota Vikings
John Washington, former NFL football player, New York Giants
Brandon Weeden, current NFL football player, Cleveland Browns
Darrent Williams, former NFL football player, Denver Broncos (d. 2007)
Jamal Williams, former Pro Bowl NFL football player, San Diego Chargers
Kevin Williams, current Pro Bowl NFL football player, Minnesota Vikings
Casey Wittenberg, current PGA TOUR Golfer
Duane Wood, former AFL All-Star football player, Kansas City Chiefs
Rashaun Woods, former NFL football player, San Francisco 49ers
Kenyatta Wright, former NFL football player, New York Jets
Faculty and administration [ edit ]
Presidents past and present [ edit ]
Notable former and current faculty [ edit ]
Former and current athletic staff [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ http://cohesion.rice.edu/administration/fis/report/FacultyDetail.cfm?DivID=1&DeptID=60&RiceID=629 Scholarly Interest of Faculty and Faculty Fellows, Rice University
^ "COBURN, Thomas Allen, (1948 - )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress . Retrieved November 18, 2012.
^ "Siddika Kabir passes away". . 2012-02-01 The News Today (Bangladesh) . Retrieved 2012-02-01.
^ "Jerry Adair Stats". Baseball Almanac . Retrieved November 21, 2012.
^ "Tony Allen". Basketball-Reference.Com . Retrieved November 21, 2012.
^ "Dan Bailey". Pro-Football-Reference.com . Retrieved November 21, 2012.
^ "Tatum Antoine Bell". Pro-Football-Reference.com . Retrieved November 21, 2012.
^ "88 Dez Bryant, R". CBSSports.com . Retrieved November 21, 2012.
^ "Jeromy Burnitz Stats". Baseball Almanac . Retrieved November 21, 2012.
^ "Keith Burns". databaseFootball.com . Retrieved December 10, 2012.
^ "Kelly Cook". databaseFootball.com . Retrieved December 10, 2012.
^ "Kendall Cross Olympic Page" . Retrieved 2014.
^ "Daniel Cormier OSU Bio" . Retrieved 2014.
^ "Randy Couture OSU Bio" . Retrieved 2014.
^ "Henry J. Darcey". databaseBasketball.com . Retrieved December 10, 2012.
^ "Danny Edwards". PGA Tour . Retrieved December 10, 2012.
^ "Davd Edwards". PGA Tour . Retrieved December 10, 2012.
^ Edelson, Stephen (November 6, 2013). "John Farrell's Shore mentors proud of Red Sox manager's World Series championship". Asbury Park Press . Retrieved 2013-11-07.
^ "Josh Fields Stats". Baseball Almanac . Retrieved December 10, 2012.
^ "Rickie Fowler". PGA Tour . Retrieved December 10, 2012.
^ "Don Frye OSU Bio". Bleacher Report . Retrieved 2014.
^ "Johny Hendricks OSU Bio" . Retrieved 2014.
^ "Joe Horlen Stats". Baseball Almanac . Retrieved December 10, 2012.
^ "Muhammed Lawal OSU Bio" . Retrieved 2014.
^ "Hunter Mahan". PGA Tour . Retrieved December 3, 2012.
^ "Steve Mocco MMA Bio" . Retrieved 2014.
^ "Mark Munoz OSU Bio" . Retrieved 2014.
^ "Shane Roller OSU Bio" . Retrieved 2014.
^ "Burns Hargis sends greeting to OSU campus". Oklahoma State University. 2008-03-10 . Retrieved 2008-03-22.
^ Angie Debo Collection: Interviews with Angie Debo 1981-1985 at OSU Library website.
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