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.
- Akiva Kenneth Segan, Award-winning educator, workshop facilitator, and artist.21:37, 18 August 2012 (UTC)
- Curt Jones, founder of Dippin' Dots
- Kenny Troutt, founder of telecommunications company Excel Communications
- David Bauer, RPSA at John Hancock
- Tyler Olshefsky, Top Level RPSA at John Hancock
- Mike Fergus, President/CEO Allied Van Lines
- 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
- 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, broadcaster for the Seattle Mariners
- Richard Roundtree, actor (Shaft)
- JL Kirkwood, Best Selling Author best known for his Best Selling Book Memoirs of a French Kiss The Hit television shows Four Weddings and House Hunters and the spoken word spotlight that he helped make famous on Chicago's #1 Radio Station 107.5 WGCI
- 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
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
Sports figures 
- 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
- Duane Kuiper, Former Major League Baseball second baseman, announcer, commentator for EA Sports baseball video games
- Al Levine, Major League Baseball 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
- Chris Lowery, Former Salukis men's basketball head coach
- 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
- Roger Counsil, NCAA champion gymnastic coach
- Randy Savage, Pro wrestler
- Thomas Glielmi, Stanford Gymnastics Head Coach, Coach Pan American Games
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 
- Jens Deju, Award-winning copy editor, The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale, Illinois, snappy dresser
- Steven Alexander, Best selling author and clinical counselor
- Mark Miller, contributing writer for High Times
- 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.
- J.L. Kirkwood, Best Selling Author of Memoirs of a French Kiss, seen on the hit television show 4 Weddings, Featured as 107.5 WGCI # 1 Spoken Word Artist with on air personality Chris Michaels, Nationally known as one of the most entertaining and controversial poets of the 21st century.
- Dan Katz, morning news anchor for NBC affiliate WFIE in Evansville, Indiana
- Zack Quaintance, Award-winning entertainment reporter at The Monitor and creator of the popular Mitch Elada Twitter feed
- Andrea Beaty, Award-winning children's author: Iggy Peck, Architect; Dr. Ted; Cicada Summer and Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies.
- Charles Highland, Senior scoretaker, The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale, high school team nickname expert
Charles Johnson, winner of the National Book Award for Middle Passage.
- 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)
- "Literary Arts Program: faculty". Archived from the original on 2008-03-03. Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Senior Staff: Principal". Archived from the original on 2008-01-19. Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Council Members & Officers". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Distinguished Alumni Wall". Retrieved 06-23 2007.[dead link]
- "Troutt-Wittmann Academic and Training Center". Retrieved 08-14 2007.
- "According to Jim Bios". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Don S. Davis". Retrieved 02-11 2008.
- "Jackie Debatin". Retrieved 10-26 2010.
- "Last Comic Standing: Bill Dwyer". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- 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 06-23 2007.
- "Steve James Biography-Yahoo!Movies". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Jenny McCarthy Picture, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Jenny Gary Miller Class of 1974". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Biography for Bob Odenkirk". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Resume: Tim O'Malley". Retrieved 07-12 2007.
- "Team: Broadcasters". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "The Working Actor: Richard Roundtree". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Hamiet Bluiett". mapleshaderecords.com.
- "Artist Description for Shawn Colvin". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Mayor David Coss". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "SIUC launches 1st Capital Campaign". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "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 06-23 2007.
- "Players who Played for Southern Illinois University". Retrieved 06-23 2007.[dead link]
- "Chris Lowery". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Southern Illinois Alumni Football Cards". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Kevin House". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Player-Brandon Jacobs". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "Bart Scott". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- Radio-Television Goes Golden, October 5, 2007, Daily Egyptian
- "Obama favors federal shield law". Retrieved 06-23 2007.[dead link]
- "Spring 2005 Commencement Speaker, Jackie Spinner". Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- "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 06-23 2007.
- "In Depth: Michael Swango". Retrieved 06-23 2007.
- Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Recreation Center's Distinguished Alumni Wall