List of University of Tampa alumni

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This list of University of Tampa alumni includes both graduates and non-graduates of the University of Tampa.


Alumni Notability
Rod Blagojevich
Illinois governor (2003-2009) (transferred to Northwestern University after two years); In March 2012, Blagojevich began serving a 14-year sentence in federal prison following conviction for corruption; [1]
Brock Blomberg
Economist and president of Ursinus College (2015-present)[2]
Virginia Maria Hernandez Covington
(1976, MBA 1977)
Federal judge currently serving in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida[3]
Connie May Fowler
author best known for her book Before Women Had Wings (1996) and its subsequent film adaptation
David Gee
Sheriff of Hillsborough County, Florida
Dick A. Greco
former Tampa mayor (1967-1974 and 1995-2003)
Amy Hill Hearth contemporary author of books including Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, a New York Times bestseller turned into a Broadway play
Frederick Ward Humphries II FBI Special Agent known for disrupting a plot to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport
Dennis James Kennedy
Presbyterian minister, author, and television evangelist
Joanie Laurer
former WWE wrestler "Chyna" and model
Scott Leonard
vocalist with the group Rockapella, the former house band on the TV show Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Bobby Lord
country music artist and TV host
Charlie Manning
MLB pitcher for the Washington Nationals
Bob Martinez
former governor of Florida (1987-1991)
Tino Martinez
retired MLB first baseman most notably with the New York Yankees
John Matuszak
former NFL player and actor best known as "Sloth" from the movie Goonies
Leon McQuay
former Canadian Football League and National Football League player
Mor Money
former basketball player
Kaitlin Monte
beauty queen, 2008 Miss Tampa, 2011 Miss New York, and 2012 Miss America finalist
Juan Camilo Mouriño
Mexican politician
rapper and songwriter
Paul Orndorff
professional wrestler known as "Mr. Wonderful"
Pete Peterson
former congressman (1991-1997) and ambassador to Vietnam
Lou Piniella
baseball manager of the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs; former MLB player
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President of Liberia; first elected head of state in Africa; 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient; awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters after providing the class of 2009 commencement speech
Freddie Solomon
former American football player for the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers
Christopher Sullivan
broadcaster and former professional soccer player
Jody Weis
Chicago Police Department Superintendent of Police[4]