Various notable individuals in many professions attended
Villanova University at some point in their educational careers. Many influential and important individuals in the fields of government, business, economics, education, entertainment, athletics and the sciences are alumni of Villanova.
Arts, entertainment, and journalism [ edit ]
Keith Jones - Emmy award winning News Anchor/Reporter at WCAU [1 ]
Maria Bello - Golden Globe-nominated actress
Victor Buono - Academy Award-nominated actor
Bradley Cooper - actor (attended for one year)
Jim Croce - recording artist Michelle Guglielmo - former producer,
The People's Court [2 ]
Tim Hauser - singer and founder of the vocal group, The Manhattan Transfer
Vahan Janjigian - former Forbes magazine columnist. Author Even Buffett Isn't Perfect and The Forbes/CFA Institute Investment Course
Michael Hollinger - playwright and screenwriter
Toby Keith - recording artist (attended for one year, received honorary degree)
Monica Malpass - M.A. in political science in 1999. News anchor and reporter for WPVI [3 ]
Gerald Marzorati - editor, and assistant managing editor, The New York Times Magazine The New York Times
Don McLean - recording artist (attended for three months and did not receive a degree)
Hannah Minx - YouTube vlogger
Ryan Montbleau - recording artist
Vincent Piazza - actor (attended for a year and did not graduate)
David Rabe - playwright ( ) and screenwriter ( Hurlyburly , Casualties of War ) The Firm
Murtaza Razvi - Journalist, Senior Assistant Editor and Head of Magazines, , Political Analyst, Dawn The Indian Express
Greg Rikaart - Emmy Award-winning actor, currently starring in the daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless
Jennifer Santiago - Emmy-Award-Winning reporter, CBS4 News, Miami
Philip Terzian - literary editor, , author ( The Weekly Standard ) Architects of Power: Roosevelt, Eisenhower and the American Century
Business, law, and economics [ edit ]
Education, engineering, and the sciences [ edit ]
Government, politics, and military [ edit ]
Kelly Ayotte - junior United States Senator from the State of New Hampshire
Jill Biden - current Second Lady of the United States. [4 ]
George B. Crist - General - first Marine to be designated Commander in Chief, Central Command.
Christopher G. Donovan - Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives.
Walter Doran - Admiral, United States Navy (Retired)
William J. Fallon - Admiral, United States Navy, and Commander of United States Central Command
Charlie Gerow - political consultant, commentator and lawyer
David Girard-diCarlo - currently nominated as the U.S. Ambassador to Austria
Joseph Hare - Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Kate M. Harper - Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2001
Jerramiah T. Healy - mayor, Jersey City, New Jersey
Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. - former U.S. ambassador to Sweden and former chairman of Bristol-Myers Squibb. Endowed Villanova's Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies.
Paul X. Kelley - retired Marine general and former Commandant of the Marine Corps
John LaFalce - former U.S. Congressman from New York state, 1975–2002
William J. Martini - district court judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Joseph J. McMenamin - Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps
Charles A. Murphy - member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee [5 ]
Dominic Pileggi - State Senate Majority Leader of Pennsylvania
Stanley A. Prokop - former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1959–1961
James M. Quigley - former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
Ed Rendell - former Pennsylvania governor and general chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2000
Marjorie Rendell - former Pennsylvania first lady and federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
John G. Rowland - former Connecticut governor, 1995–2004 [6 ]
Matthew J. Ryan - former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Dick Schulze - former U.S. congressman from the State of Pennsylvania, 1975–1993
Xavier Suarez - former mayor of Miami
Donald William Snyder (J.D. 1982), Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 1981-2000 and Majority Whip. [7 ]
Dan Truitt - Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Anthony Zinni - General, United States Marine Corps (Retired). Former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)
Religion and philosophy [ edit ]
Sports and athletics [ edit ]
Malik Allen - professional basketball player, currently with the Denver Nuggets
Paul Arizin - former professional basketball player, member of Basketball Hall of Fame, voted one of the 50 all-time greatest in NBA history in 1996
Al Atkinson - professional football player, starting linebacker for the Super Bowl Champion 1969 New York Jets.
Don Bragg - 1960 Olympic pole vaulting Gold medalist.
Eamonn Coghlan - Track and Field, four-time Olympian and the only man over age 40 to run a sub- four-minute mile.
Ron Delany - Track and Field, gold medalist in 1500 meters at the 1956 Olympic Games
Jumbo Elliott - noted track and field coach, inducted into National Track & Field Hall of Fame, 1981
Brian Finneran - former professional football player, Philadelphia Eagles ('99) and Atlanta Falcons (2000–2009), Walter Payton Award winner 1997.
Chris Ford - former professional basketball player and coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers
Randy Foye - professional basketball player
Larry James - Track & Field, 1968 Olympic gold- and silver-medalist in 1600 m relay and 400 m, respectively; Director of Athletics and Recreation at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Wali Jones - former professional basketball player
Kerry Kittles - former professional basketball player with the New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers, First Team Basketball All-American 1996
Howie Long - former professional football player and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Oakland Raiders (1981–1993), football analyst, actor
Kyle Lowry - professional basketball player, currently with the Toronto Raptors
Art Mahan - former professional baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies, United States Navy officer, Villanova baseball coach & athletic director
Sydney Maree - Track & Field, 1988 Olympian, 3 NCAA titles (1500: 1980, 81; 5000: 1979)
Bill Melchionni - former professional basketball player, number retired by NBA Nets.
Jimmy Murray - former general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles, co-founder of Ronald McDonald House
Sonia O'Sullivan - Track & Field, 2000 Olympic silver medalist in 5000 m
Don Paige - Track and Field All-American, NCAA Champion, Penn Relays Champion and member of 1980 United States Olympic Team that President Carter banned from competing in Moscow Olympics.
Richie Phillips - lawyer, players agent & former head of MLB Umpires & NBA officials unions. Ed Pinckney - former professional basketball player, MVP of 1985 Final Four, member of 1985 National Championship winning basketball team.
John Pinone - Second Team Basketball All-American 1983.
Howard Porter - former professional basketball player, First Team Basketball All-American 1971.
Allan Ray - professional basketball player, formerly with the Boston Celtics and currently playing in Italy.
Scottie Reynolds - professional basketball player. First Team Basketball All-American 2009.
Browning Ross - an Olympic long-distance runner (1948 and 1952) and gold medal winner at the 1951 Pan American Games
Mike Seamon - professional soccer player for MLS Seattle Sounders
Rory Sparrow - former professional basketball player. Matt Szczur - professional baseball player with MLB Cubs, member of 2009 National Championship winning football team.
Tim Thomas - former professional basketball player.
Raymond Ventrone - professional football player, 2008 Super Bowl participant with NFL Patriots.
Brian Westbrook - former professional football player, 2001 Walter Payton Award winner, 2006 Super Bowl participant with Philadelphia Eagles.
Doug West - former professional basketball player; unsuccessfully recruited by then-Pitt assistant coach John Calipari.
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