List of Southern Illinois University alumni
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale has had a number of notable alumni since it was first founded in 1869.
- Robert Coover, T.B. Stowell Adjunct Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University
- Sir Curtis Price, KBE, current head of New College, Oxford, former President of the Royal Academy of Music and former president of the Royal Musical Association
- John Blackburn, Award-winning educator, facilitator, and historian.
- Curt Jones, founder of Dippin' Dots
- Kenny Troutt, founder of telecommunications company Excel Communications
- David Bauer, Attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP
- Tyler Olshefsky, Top Level RPSA at John Hancock
- Mike Fergus, President/CEO Allied Van Lines
- Michael E Norton, GradeBeam Sales Rep
- David B. Raistrick, Vice President En-Vision America, Inc.
- George Wienold, Founder/CEO of Bear Construction Company
- Gary Whiteside, Corporate Vice President Quality and Technology of Warren Oil Company, Inc.
- JK Raghavan, Vice President of Operations at Alto-Shaam
- Cecil Hale, Former Vice President, Capitol Records and former National President of the National Association of Television and Radio Artists.
- Randal Mario Poffo, also known as professional wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage. Graduated 1971.
- James Belushi, actor/comedian
- Don S. Davis, actor best known for role on Stargate SG-1
- Jackie Debatin (attended), actress/businesswoman
- Bil Dwyer, actor/comedian
- Dennis Franz, actor best known for his work on NYPD Blue
- Dick Gregory (attended), actor/author/comedian/activist
- Steve James, documentary director/producer of Sundance award winning Hoop Dreams and Stevie
- Jenny McCarthy (attended), actress and Playmate of the Year, was studying nursing at SIU when she submitted her photo to Playboy
- Gary Miller, ESPN SportsCenter anchor
- Tom Minton, animation producer/writer/artist
- Bob Odenkirk, actor/writer/comedian
- Tim O'Malley, actor/comedian, Godshow, Second City Alum
- Paul Pabst, executive producer of The Dan Patrick Show
- Rick Rizzs, badass broadcaster for the Seattle Mariners
- Richard Roundtree, actor (Shaft)
- Robert K. Weiss, producer of The Blues Brothers and other films
- Walt Willey, actor best known his work on All My Children
- Hamiet Bluiett, jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer
- Shawn Colvin, musician/singer
- Darryl Jones, bassist of The Rolling Stones
- David Lee Murphy, musician/singer
- Jason Ringenberg, musician/singer, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Ringenberg
- Chris Woodruff, guitarist of Evading Patricia
- Scott Moulton, bassist of Evading Patricia
- Phil Sherrill, drummer of Evading Patricia
- Tim "T.I" Kennedy, cameo vocalist of Evading Patricia
- Slick Johnson, accordionist of Evading Patricia
- Ralphie Turzenberger, sitarist of Evading Patricia
- Claudia Kensington White, timpanist of Evading Patricia
- Patricia, former hurdy gurdy player of Evading Patricia
- Lee England Jr., soul musician and violinist
Politicians and government officials
- Roland Burris, former Illinois Comptroller, Attorney General and U.S. Senator
- David Coss, mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Randy Daniels, former New York Secretary of State
- Donald McHenry, United States ambassador to the United Nations (from 1979 to 1981)
- Albert E. Mead, former Governor of Washington
- Muhammad Ijaz-ul-Haq, Pakistani politician and son of former President General Zia-ul-Haq
- Jeanette Mott Oxford, Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives
- Glenn Poshard, former U.S. Congressman, gubernatorial candidate, president of SIU
- Jim Dwyer, Former Major League Baseball outfielder
- Steve Finley, Former Major League Baseball center fielder, 5-time Gold Glove winner, 2-time All-Star
- Jason Frasor, Major League Baseball pitcher
- Joe Hall, Former Major League Baseball pitcher
- Jerry Hairston, Jr., Major League Baseball second baseman
- Dan Hartleb, College baseball coach at Illinois
- Duane Kuiper, Former Major League Baseball second baseman, announcer, commentator for EA Sports baseball video games
- Al Levine, Major League Baseball pitcher
- Skip Pitlock, Former Major League Pitcher
- Dave Stieb, Former Major League Baseball pitcher, 7 Time All Star, Pitched No Hitter on 9/2/1990.
- Bill Stein, Former Major League Baseball infielder
- Ashraf Amaya, Former NBA player
- Chris Carr, Former NBA player
- Walt Frazier, Basketball Hall of Famer and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History
- Mike Glenn, Former NBA player
- Troy Hudson, NBA guard
- Joe Meriweather, NBA center.
- Nate Hawthorne, Former NBA player Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns.
- Tom Baugh, Former NFL Football player
- Jim Hart, former NFL quarterback, 4 Time Pro Bowl Selection
- Kevin House, Former NFL Football player
- Brandon Jacobs, NFL running back
- Carl Mauck, Former NFL Football player and NFL Coach
- Sam Silas, Former NFL lineman
- Bart Scott, NFL linebacker
- Dave Smith, Former NFL Football player
- Terry Lee Taylor, Former NFL Football player
- Deji Karim, Running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars
- Ron Ballatore, NCAA championship swimming coach, five-time Olympic swimming coach
- Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls, IFBB professional bodybuilder
- Roger Counsil, NCAA championship gymnastics coach
- Randy Savage, professional wrestler
- Thomas Glielmi, Stanford gymnastics head coach, Pan American Games coach
Writers and journalists
- Jim Bittermann, CNN European correspondent based in Paris
- Chris Bury, ABC news anchor
- John Dempsey, Morning News Anchor for ABC radio affiliate WLS Chicago
- Tom Hebel, Vice President of Creative Services and Local Programming, WLS-TV ABC Affiliate in Chicago 
- Steven Alexander, Best selling author and clinical counselor
- Michael Meyerhofer, poet and fantasy author
- P.S. Mueller, cartoonist for The New Yorker
- Walter Rogers, CNN international correspondent based in London
- Chad Simpson, Micro Award winning short and flash fiction author
- Jackie Spinner, writer at the Washington Post and author of Tell Them I Didn't Cry: A Young Journalist's Story of Joy, Loss, and Survival in Iraq
- Joan Lovett (Lovelace) CBS Four time emmy award winner.
- Dan Katz, morning news anchor for NBC affiliate WFIE in Evansville, Indiana
- Charles Johnson, winner of the National Book Award for Middle Passage.
- Andrea Beaty, Award-winning children's author: Iggy Peck, Architect; Dr. Ted; Cicada Summer and Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies.
- Matthew F. Hale (Law School, 1998), White Supremacist who solicited the murder of federal judge Joan Lefkow
- Joan E. Higginbotham, astronaut
- Michael R. Iacomini, Senior Wildlife Inspector/ National Training Coordinator, US Fish and Wildlife Service - Office of Law Enforcement
- Rodney P. Kelly, retired Major General, U.S. Air Force
- Thomas McClelland, retired Captain, U.S. Navy
- Johnny R. Miller, Assistant Adjutant General of the Illinois Army National Guard
- Joseph Nechvatal, digital artist and art theoretician
- Michael Swango, Physician and Serial Murderer
- Mallica Vajrathon, A United Nations Senior Staff Member
- Ray W. Fuller, Co-inventor of Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (Prozac)
- Kent Aubry, Marketing director at T-shirt 1, Terre Haute, IN
- "Literary Arts Program: faculty". Archived from the original on 2008-03-03. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Senior Staff: Principal". Archived from the original on 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Council Members & Officers". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Distinguished Alumni Wall". Retrieved 2007-06-23.[dead link]
- "Troutt-Wittmann Academic and Training Center". Retrieved 2007-08-14.
- "According to Jim Bios". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Don S. Davis". Retrieved 02-11 2008. Check date values in:
- "Jackie Debatin". Retrieved 2010-10-26.
- "Last Comic Standing: Bill Dwyer". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- Utterback, Wayne (April 19, 2007). "Emprace the 'Dark': Author, SIUC alumnus reprints book about Strip". Daily Egyptian. p. 7.
- "Dick Gregory: Global Watch-Biography". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Steve James Biography-Yahoo!Movies". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Jenny McCarthy Picture, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Jenny Gary Miller Class of 1974". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Biography for Bob Odenkirk". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Resume: Tim O'Malley". Retrieved 07-12 2007. Check date values in:
- "Team: Broadcasters". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "The Working Actor: Richard Roundtree". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Hamiet Bluiett". mapleshaderecords.com.
- "Artist Description for Shawn Colvin". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Mayor David Coss". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "SIUC launches 1st Capital Campaign". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Washington Governor Albert E. Mead". National Governors Association. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
- "Southern Illinois University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Players who Played for Southern Illinois University". Retrieved 2007-06-23.[dead link]
- "Southern Illinois Alumni Football Cards". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Kevin House". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Player-Brandon Jacobs". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "Bart Scott". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- Radio-Television Goes Golden, October 5, 2007, Daily Egyptian
- "Obama favors federal shield law". Retrieved 2007-06-23.[dead link]
- "Spring 2005 Commencement Speaker, Jackie Spinner". Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "case of Matthew F. Hale: Implications for First Amendment rights, social mores and the direction of bar examiners in an era of intolerance of hatred, The". The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. 2000. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "In Depth: Michael Swango". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Recreation Center's Distinguished Alumni Wall