List of California State University, Fullerton people

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Name Known for Relationship to Fullerton
Josh Akognon professional basketball player
Damon Allen Canadian football player; all-time leading passer in professional football history
Nicholas Arciniaga long-distance runner graduated 2006
James Blaylock author M.A. in English, 1974
Bruce Bowen former professional basketball player 1989–1993
Bobby Brown professional basketball player majored in communications
Gerald Brown former professional basketball player
Tracy Caldwell NASA astronaut B.S. in chemistry, 1993
James Cameron film director and writer studied physics[1]
Charles Castronovo tenor opera singer studied music, 1993–1995[2]
Cedric Ceballos former professional basketball player
Marc Cherry television writer and producer B.A. in theatre arts, 1995[3]
Mark Collins professional football player (New York Giants (1986–1993) Kansas City Chiefs (1994–1996) Green Bay Packers (1997) Seattle Seahawks (1998))
Chad Cordero professional baseball player
Lou Correa California State Senator graduated with a degree in economics
Shane Costa baseball player did not graduate
Kevin Costner film actor and director B.A. in business, 1978[4]
Mara Davi Broadway actress (A Chorus Line, The Drowsy Chaperone)
Richard K. Davis Executive Chairman , U.S. Bancorp B.A. in economics, 1983
Joey DiGiamarino soccer player
T.J. Dillashaw professional mixed martial artist current UFC bantamweight champion[5]
Scott Douglas author B.A. in comparative religion and literature
Brian Dunseth soccer player
Rizwan Farook Islamic terrorist who was one of the perpetrators of the 2015 San Bernardino attack in which 14 people were murdered[6] |
Danielle Fishel actress (Boy Meets World) B.A. in psychology, 2012
Ashley Force drag racer B.A., 2003
Courtney Force drag racer B.A. in communications
Joe Franchino soccer player
Grant Geissman musician did not graduate
Elizabeth George author
Todd Gerhart American football player 1981–1984
Jeremy Giambi former professional baseball player
Rod Gilfry baritone opera singer B.A. in music education
Mary Gray-Reeves Episcopal bishop of El Camino Real B.A. in history, 1987
Mike Harkey former professional baseball player
Dan Henderson Olympic wrestler and professional mixed martial artist former Pride/UFC champion[7]
K. W. Jeter author B.A. in sociology, 1973
Reed Johnson professional baseball player
Ross Johnson Republican leader in both the California State Senate and California State Assembly
Gabe Kapler professional baseball player and manager did not graduate
Bobby Kemp professional football player (Cincinnati Bengals (1981–1986), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987))
Kozue and Dan Kitchens (a.k.a. Kozyndan) artist and illustrator team
Mark Kotsay professional baseball player
Giovanni Lanaro Olympian track and field; pole vaulter, 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijeng graduated in 2004
Matthew Lopez professional MMA fighter[8]
Elita Loresca television meteorologist (KNBC) B.A. in broadcast journalism
Danella Lucioni runway and fashion model; actress B.A. in communications, radio television film, 2007[9]
Carl Macek anime producer (Robotech)
Steve Mariucci football coach
Antonio Martínez soccer player
James D. McCaffrey software researcher and writer B.A. in mathematics
José Mota Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim broadcaster for KCAL-TV
Patrick Nagel artist and illustrator
Phil Nevin former professional baseball player
Chris Norby California State Assemblyman M.A. in history, 1989
Jack O'Connell California State Superintendent of Public Instruction B.A.
Valorie Curry Actress
Duncan Oughton soccer player did not graduate
Jessica Penne professional Mixed Martial Artist, UFC Strawweight contender [10]
Vinnie Pestano professional baseball player
Brett Pill professional baseball player
Allen Pitts professional Canadian football player
Cynthia J. Popp television director and producer
Monique Powell lead singer of the ska punk band Save Ferris
Tim Powers author
Mike Pringle professional Canadian football player
Bao Quach wrestler; professional mixed martial artist [11][12]
Tony Reagins general manager, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim B.A. in marketing, 1991
Jessica Rey actress, entrepreneur B.A. in business[13]
Mitrice Richardson dancer, crime victim B.A. in psychology in 2008
Jeremy Riddle musician, member of Bethel Music, worship pastor at Bethel Church, Redding B.A. in political science [14]
Greg Robinson head football coach, Syracuse University
Terry Rossio screenwriter B.A. in communications, 1984[15]
Mike Rouse baseball player
Aaron Rowand professional baseball player
Edward R. Royce United States congressman B.A. in accounting and finance, 1977
Kirk Saarloos professional baseball player did not graduate
Vida Samadzai 2003 Miss Afghanistan
Josh Saunders soccer player
Michael Shermer author and founder, The Skeptics Society M.A. in psychology, 1978[16]
Pape Sow professional basketball player
Gwen Stefani singer for rock band No Doubt
Marc Stein senior NBA writer for class of 1991
Kurt Suzuki professional baseball player
Jesse Taylor NCAA Division I qualifier for wrestling; professional mixed martial arts fighter [17]
Jenny Topping United States national team softball player
Justin Turner professional baseball player [18] class of 2005 -->
Kirsten Vangsness actress (Criminal Minds)[19] class of 1995
Deborah Voigt soprano opera singer music: vocal performance
Tim Wallach former professional baseball player
Brent Whitfield soccer player
Jason Windsor baseball player
Leon Wood Olympian, former professional basketball player, NBA referee
Linda Woolverton screenwriter (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)


Name Known for Relationship to CSU Fullerton
Alfie Agnew composer, songwriter, musician Professor of Mathematics
Jeremy Beck composer Associate Professor of Music (1999–2002)
Michael H. Birnbaum mathematical psychologist Professor of Psychology and Director, Decision Research Center
Edward Castronova research on the economies of synthetic worlds Associate Professor of Telecommunications
John R. Clymer systems engineering expert Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus
Daniel R. Crary bluegrass guitarist Professor of Speech Communication, Emeritus
William Cunliffe jazz pianist and composer Associate Professor of Music
Lawrence B. de Graaf historian Professor of History
Eduardo Delgado pianist Professor of Music
Edwin Duerr director Professor of Theater, Emeritus
Robert Engels writer, producer and director Assistant Professor of Radio-TV-Film
Judi Garman women's softball coach Coach (1980–1999)
Ananda W.P. Guruge Buddhism expert Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies
Richard Hellesen author and playwright Professor of Theatre Arts
Gregory Ivy artist Professor of Art (1965–1971)
Fred Katz cellist and composer Professor of Ethnic Music
David Keirsey author and psychologist Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Paul Martin Lester author and photojournalist Professor of Communications
Willis E. McNelly science-fiction scholar Professor of English, Emeritus
Billie Moore first US Olympic women's basketball coach (1976) Women's Basketball Coach and Athletic Director (1969–77)
Kye Palmer trumpeter Instructor in Music
Håkan O. Rosengren clarinetist Professor of Music
Otto von Sadovszky linguistic anthropologist Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus
David M. Sandner fantasy and science-fiction writer Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics
Nancy L. Segal psychologist, twin researcher Professor of Psychology, and Director, Twin Studies Center
Muzammil Siddiqi Islamic Studies Adjunct Professor of Comparative Religion
Raphael Sonenshein author and race relations Professor of Political Science
Bogdan Suceava mathematician, fiction writer Professor of Mathematics
Lara Teeter actor and theatre director Associate Professor in Theatre and Dance
Emory Tolbert historian Professor of History, 1984–1991
Betty Miller Unterberger historian Professor and Head of Graduate Studies in History, 1961–1968

University presidents[edit]

Name Years served
Dr. William B. Langsdorf 1957–1971[20]
Dr. L. Donald Shields 1971–1980
Dr. Miles D. McCarthy 1981
Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb 1981–1989
Dr. Milton Andrew Gordon 1990–2012[21]
Dr. Willie J. Hagan (interim) January 9, 2012–[22]
Dr. Mildred Garcia 2012–2017[23]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ James Cameron Biography - Yahoo! Movies Archived May 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Home". Charles Castronovo.
  3. ^ "13th Annual Vision and Visionaries to Honor Alumni Excellence" Archived February 8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. California State University, Fullerton.
  4. ^ Kevin Costner on Archived 2008-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "T.J. Dillashaw UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  6. ^ "What is known so far about Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the San Bernardino shooting suspects". 4 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Dan Henderson UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  8. ^ "Matthew Lopez - Official UFC® Profile".
  9. ^ Danella Lucioni - IMDb.
  10. ^ "Jessica Penne Alum".
  11. ^ "Bao Quach Bio". Archived from the original on July 24, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  12. ^ "Bao Quach MMA Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  13. ^ "Meta Con Announces Power Rangers Stars Jason Faunt and Jessica Rey". Anime News Network. April 23, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  14. ^ "Jeremy Riddle | Premier Productions". Premier Productions. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  15. ^ [dead link] "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 7, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link). California State University, Fullerton.
  16. ^ "Skeptic » About Us » Meet Michael Shermer".
  17. ^ "Jesse Taylor Bio". Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  18. ^ "BIO Preview for /sports/m-basebl/mtt/turner_justin00.html". Cal State Fullerton Athletics.
  19. ^ [1]. CBS.
  20. ^ California State University, Fullerton Archived February 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  21. ^ "Welcome from the President". California State University, Fullerton.
  22. ^ [2] Orange County Register.
  23. ^ [3]. Orange County Register.

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