List of James Madison University alumni
The following is a list of James Madison University alumni.
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- Whit Babcock, Director of Athletics at Virginia Tech
- Macey Brooks, football player
- Daniel Brown, football player
- Steve Buckhantz, basketball play-by-play announcer for the Washington Wizards
- Mike Caussin, football player
- Gary Clark, football player
- PFT Commenter, JMU rugby star and #1 sports podcast
- Jeff Compher, Director of Athletics at East Carolina University
- Lindsay Czarniak, ESPN anchor
- John DeFilippo, NFL quarterback coach
- Dion Foxx, former American football linebacker in the National Football League
- Nelson Garner, football player
- Charles Haley, football player, Football Hall of Fame inductee and five-time Super Bowl Champion with the Cowboys and 49ers
- Tiombe Hurd, USA Olympic track & field athlete (2004); American record holder in outdoor triple jump
- Jay Jones, football player
- Akeem Jordan, football player for the Washington Redskins
- Delvin Joyce, football player
- Christina Julien, professional soccer player, member of 2011 Canadian women's world cup team
- Curtis Keaton, football player
- Rodney Landers, football player
- Vad Lee, football player
- Dean Marlowe, football player for the Carolina Panthers
- David McLeod, first recipient of the AFL Defensive Player of the Year Award
- Arthur Moats, NFL linebacker and defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Kurt Morsink, soccer player
- Scott Norwood, football player
- Ed Perry, football player
- Colin Pine, interpreter for Yao Ming; Director of Global Merchandising Group for NBA China
- John Roberts, Speed TV host
- Elliott Sadler, race car driver, did not graduate
- Billy Sample, baseball player and broadcaster
- C. J. Sapong, Major League Soccer player (forward position) for Sporting Kansas City, 2011 MLS Rookie of the Year
- Bryan Stinespring, football coach
- Mike Venafro, baseball player
- Earl Watford, football player for the Jacksonville Jaguars
- Josh Wells, football player for the Jacksonville Jaguars
- Tamera Young, basketball player
- Nick Zimmerman, Major League Soccer player for Philadelphia Union
- Marcia Angell, Harvard University Medical School faculty member
- Matt Bondurant, author of The Wettest County in the World; professor at the University of Texas at Dallas
- Kembrew McLeod, faculty member at the University of Iowa
- Mark Grupé, Geographer Extraordinaire
Music and entertainment
- Jim Acosta, Senior White House Correspondent for CNN
- Brian Balmages, composer, conductor, musician
- Margaret Becker, Christian rock musician
- The Bigger Lights, alternative rock band
- Julia Campbell, newspaper journalist and reporter for CourtTV
- Ross Copperman, recording artist
- Everything, 90's rock band
- Jon Finkel, sportswriter, author of The Dadvantage
- Gifts From Enola, 00s post-rock band
- Barbara Hall, TV producer and writer
- Keith Howland, musician (Chicago)
- Steve James, documentary producer and director
- Craig Klein, voice actor
- Chris Monroe, musician
- Mia LaBerge, artist
- Geoff LaTulippe, screenwriter
- Karen McCullah Lutz, screenwriter
- Mark Jordan Legan, TV and film writer, NPR correspondent
- Nathan Lyon, host of Discovery Health's television series A Lyon in the Kitchen
- Glennon Doyle Melton, author
- Leroi Moore, musician (Dave Matthews Band)
- Soon Hee Newbold, producer, composer, musician
- Alison Parker, Journalist along with Adam Ward who was killed during a live interview by Vester Lee Flanagan II On August 26, 2015
- Jon Pineda, author
- Erin Michael Rettig, feature film sound engineer and re-recording mixer
- Reshma Shetty, actress (Royal Pains)
- Steven Smith, Fuse TV video jockey
- Patricia Southall, Miss Virginia USA; first runner-up Miss USA
- Chris Sprouse, comic book artist
- Phoef Sutton, film and television writer
- Don Rhymer, screenwriter and producer
- Butch Taylor, musician (Dave Matthews Band)
- Chuck Taylor, music journalist
- Phil Vassar, country music singer; awarded honorary degree
- Andrew York, musician and composer
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- Melanie Blunt, First Lady of Missouri (2005–2009)
- Dickie Bell, Virginia State Delegate
- Chris Collins, Virginia State Delegate
- Kirk Cox, majority leader in the Virginia House of Delegates
- Sean F. Dalton, member of the New Jersey General Assembly
- Emmett Hanger, Virginia State Senator
- James A. "Jay" Leftwich, Jr., member Virginia House of Delegates
- Ryan McDougle, Virginia State Senator
- Matt Rinaldi, Texas State Representative
- Walter Shaub, Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics
- Scott Surovell, Virginia State Senator
- Levar Stoney, Mayor of Richmond, Virginia and former Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Liza Wright, served George W. Bush as Assistant to President for Presidential Personnel and Director of Presidential Personnel
- Jason Miyares, Virginia State Delegate
- G.J. Hart - CEO of California Pizza Kitchen
- John Hinshaw - EVP of HP, former CIO of Verizon Wireless, former CIO of Boeing
- John-Paul Lee - founder and CEO of Tavalon Tea
- Sameer Kalyani - President of Kalyani Environmental Solutions LLC
- Jennifer Morgan - President of SAP North America
- Tim Schools - Board Member, President and CEO of Highlands Bankshares, former President of American Savings Bank, former CFO The South Financial Group
- Chris Tignor - CyberSecurity pioneer, CISO of Federal Reserve System, former CISO of Capital One, philanthropist
- Christina Tosi - owner of Momofuku Milk Bar; Master Chef judge; James Beard Foundation Award winner: Rising Star Chef
- Chris Tarbell - CyberSecurity expert, former FBI Special Agent
- Jason Harris - President and Founder of Mekanism
- Jordan Wray - Commercial Bus Sales, Sonny Merryman, Inc.
- DeWayne Wilson - Chief Financial Officer of Texas Health Aetna
- "Gary Clark". Thehogs.net. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
- "Meet the News Team". WRC-TV. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
- "Dion Foxx". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- "Charles Haley". Databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- "Tiombe Hurd bio". tiombehurd.net. Retrieved 2015-01-21.
- "Jay Jones - Career Stats". arenafan.com. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
- "Akeem Raphael Jordan". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- "Arthur Moats". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- "Scott Allen Norwood". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- "ESPN Player Card". Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- "John Roberts Bio". Speed TV. Archived from the original on 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
- Berman, Mark (June 27, 2006). "Homecoming all in a day's work for Salem native Sample". The Roanoke Times. Archived from the original on February 1, 2013. Retrieved 2006-10-19.
- "Mike Venafro Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- Dr. Marcia Angell at the National Library of Medicine. Accessed July 17, 2007.
- http://www.eastbaytimes.com/sanmateocountytimes/ci_4647110. Missing or empty
- Taylor, Liz (December 1, 2004). "CBS News' Jim Acosta ('93) joins Dan Rather on the set for blackout story". Montpelier. Retrieved 2007-06-24.
- "Soon Hee Newbold". JMU: Be The Change, jmu.edu. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-26. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
- "Erin Michael Rettig". JMU: Be The Change, jmu.edu. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
- "Phil Vassar Biography". Musician Guide. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- Assemblyman Sean F. Dalton, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 5, 1997. Accessed June 17, 2010.
- "College of Business - BOA Member G.J. Hart". jmu.edu. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
- "Executive Biography Jennifer Morgan" (PDF). SAP. Retrieved 2015-03-29.