List of Virginia Commonwealth University alumni
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- Hunter "Patch" Adams, M.D. - Founder of the Gesundheit! Institute and subject of the movie Patch Adams.
- Baruj Benacerraf, M.D. - Winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
- Saul Krugman, M.D. - A medical researcher who discovered a vaccine against hepatitis B.
- Arpad Vass - research scientist, forensic anthropologist and professor
- Wiley Miller - American cartoonist and author of the comic strip Non Sequitur.
- Tom Robbins - American author, best known for his novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976).
- David Baldacci - American author, best known for his novel Absolute Power (1996).
- Stephen Furst - American Actor and Director, best known as "Flounder" in the National Lampoon classic Animal House (1978) as well as TV series St. Elsewhere and Babylon 5.
- Robert Lanham - American author, best known for his book The Hipster Handbook (2003).
- Boris Kodjoe - Austrian-born model (Ford Modeling), actor (Soul Food: The Series, Madea's Family Reunion)
- Debbie Matenopoulos - American TV host, best known for co-hosting ABC's The View, The Daily 10, and TV Guide Channel's The Screening Room.
- Robb Spewak - Producer and radio personality for The Don and Mike Show and The Mike O'Meara Show.
- Zachary Knighton - Actor, starred most recently in the ABC series Happy Endings.
- Patrick Genova - TV reality personality, starred in his own bounty hunting reality TV program.
- Christopher Poole aka moot - founder of 4chan
- Caressa Cameron - 2010 Miss America.
- Terrell Brown - CBS News Correspondent
- Kevin Powers - novelist and poet, best known for The Yellow Birds (2013), a finalist for the National Book Award.
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- Sean Marshall - Relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds.
- Brandon Inge - MLB infielder, currently with the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization. Has also played for the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers.
- Scott Sizemore - Infielder for the Oakland Athletics.
- Eric Maynor - Point guard for the Washington Wizards of the NBA
- Larry Sanders (basketball) - Drafted #15 overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2010 NBA Draft
- Gerald Henderson - Played for the Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Seattle SuperSonics, and the San Antonio Spurs winning 4 NBA Championships.
- John Rollins - American professional golfer and PGA Pro.
- Cla Meredith - Former MLB relief pitcher. Played for the Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres and Baltimore Orioles.
- Andrew Dykstra - MLS goalkeeper for D.C. United. Has also played with the Chicago Fire in MLS
- Gonzalo Segares - Current Defender for Apollon Limassol in Cyprus and former defender for the Chicago Fire in MLS
- Dominic Oduro - Current Forward for the Columbus Crew in MLS
- Sherman Hamilton - Former member of Canadian Men's Basketball National Team. Participated in 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Currently a TV analyst for the Toronto Raptors.
- Hayley Moorwood - Member New Zealand women's Olympic Soccer Team in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012
- Quanitra Hollingsworth - Center for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. Member of Turkey's 2012 Olympic women's basketball team.
- Saeed Basweidan - Represented Yemen in the 800-meter run at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
- Yann Bonato Former European professional basketball player and French National Team member. A member of France's silver medal winning men's basketball team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Played one season (1990–91) at VCU.
- Mike Lease - Professional Skateboarder, on the notable Birdhouse Skate team headed by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk.
- L. Wayne Batty - Former Chair of the Department of Music and Virginia's longest serving employee, employed at VCU for 58 years.
- Sam Beam - Singer Songwriter known as Iron and Wine.
- Andrea Detwiler - 2006 Daytime Emmy Winner.
- Tara Donovan - artist.
- GWAR - Several founding members of the band.
- Jason Butler Harner - Broadway, Television, and Film Actor, performed in original production of Coast of Utopia. Also was in Clint Eastwood's Oscar nominated film Changeling.
- Donwan Harrell - founder of the New York-based urban clothing company, Akademiks.
- Sterling Hundley - Artist
- Matt Kenyon - Artist
- Boris Kodjoe- Actor/ Model
- Lamb of God - Several founding members of the band.
- Stefan Lessard - Bassist for Dave Matthews Band.
- Philip B. Meggs - historian of design.
- Irene Jessee Perry (artist) -painter, class of 1979
- Carol Sutton (artist)- painter and sculptor, class of 1967
- Robbin Thompson - singer-songwriter
- Steve West - Drummer of the indie rock band Pavement and front man for Marble Valley
- Mike Wieringo - Comic book artist for Marvel and DC comics, co-creator of Image Comics series Tellos.
- Morgan Meadows - Winner of the 2013 The Next Great Voice Talent competition
Business & Finance
- Danny Ludeman - President and CEO, Wells Fargo Advisors
- Nancy C. Everett - Managing Director & Head of U.S. Fiduciary Management Solutions, BlackRock
- John C. Neal - CEO, Union Bank and Trust Company
- Baxter F. Phillips, Jr. - President & CEO, Massey Energy 
- Dick Robertson - President of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
- Robert E. Rigsby - Former President and COO, Dominion Resources
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- Watkins Abbitt, Jr., member of the Virginia House of Delegates
- Rob Wittman - Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Virginia's 1st congressional district
- Ron Tillett - Former Treasurer of Virginia, Secretary of Finance for Virginia.
- James A. Williams - Commissioner of Federal Acquisition Services (FAS). Former Acting Commissioner of General Services Administration
- Robert Zahradnick - Korean War and Vietnam War hero. He survived both a helicopter crash and an airplane crash during combat. He was the lone survivor each time. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/16/AR2009021601565_4.html Washington Post
- Kevin Powers
- "Sean Marshall Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- "Brandon Inge Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- "Scott Sizemore Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- "Eric Demarqua Maynor". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- "Larry Sanders". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- "John Rollins". PGA Tour. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- "Cla Meredith Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- Sims, Dave (25 Sep 2007). "Growing a Bard". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
- VCU Foundation
- "Abbitt, Watkins Moorman (1908-1998)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
- "WITTMAN, Robert J., (1959 - )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
- General Services Administration