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. - medical researcher who discovered a vaccine against hepatitis B
- Arpad Vass - research scientist, forensic anthropologist and professor
- Jessee Vaughn - (B.S. '80/MC) 21-time Emmy Award winner, 2013 VCU Alumni Star - Hollywood producer, writer, director on various projects; NBC The Today Show,Meet The Press In Living Color,Films such as ' ' Juwanna Mann & The Last Punch
- Richard (Dick) T. Robertson - (B.S. ’67/MC) legend in TV industry as producer, writer, executive. Former president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, with hands-on role in 100+ TV series
and movie packages The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Friends and The People’s Court
- David Baldacci - author, best known for his novel Absolute Power (1996)
- Terrell Brown - CBS News correspondent
- Caressa Cameron - 2010 Miss America
- Stephen Furst - actor and director, known as "Flounder" in the National Lampoon classic Animal House (1978) as well as TV series St. Elsewhere and Babylon 5
- Zachary Knighton - actor, ABC series Happy Endings
- Robert Lanham - author, best known for his book The Hipster Handbook (2003)
- Debbie Matenopoulos - TV host, known for co-hosting ABC's The View, The Daily 10, and TV Guide Channel's The Screening Room
- Wiley Miller - cartoonist and author of the comic strip Non Sequitur
- Lisa L. Opie - beauty pageant titleholder, actress, model, and swimsuit designer
- Christopher Poole, aka moot - founder of 4chan
- Kevin Powers - novelist and poet, known for The Yellow Birds (2013), a finalist for the National Book Award
- Tom Robbins - author, best known for his novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976)
- Robb Spewak - producer and radio personality for The Don and Mike Show and The Mike O'Meara Show
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- Saeed Basweidan - represented Yemen in the 800-meter run at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
- Yann Bonato - former European professional basketball player; former French National Team member; member of France's silver medal-winning men's basketball team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics; played one season (1990–91) at VCU
- Andrew Dykstra - MLS goalkeeper for D.C. United; has also played with the Chicago Fire in MLS
- Sherman Hamilton - former member of Canadian National Men's Basketball Team; participated in 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia; currently a TV analyst for the Toronto Raptors
- Gerald Henderson - played for the Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Seattle SuperSonics, and San Antonio Spurs, winning four NBA championships
- Quanitra Hollingsworth - center for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA; member of Turkey's 2012 Olympic women's basketball team
- Brandon Inge - MLB infielder, currently with the Pittsburgh Pirates; formerly played for the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers
- Sean Marshall - relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds
- Eric Maynor - played for the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers currently a free agent NBA
- Cla Meredith - former MLB relief pitcher; played for the Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres and Baltimore Orioles
- Hayley Moorwood - member of New Zealand women's Olympic Soccer Team in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012
- Dominic Oduro - current forward for the Columbus Crew in MLS
- John Rollins - professional golfer and PGA pro
- Larry Sanders - drafted #15 overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2010 NBA Draft
- Gonzalo Segares - current defender for Apollon Limassol in Cyprus; former defender for the Chicago Fire in MLS
- Scott Sizemore - infielder for the Oakland Athletics
- L. Wayne Batty - former Chair of the Department of Music; Virginia's longest serving employee, at 58 years
- Sam Beam - singer/songwriter known as Iron and Wine
- Andrea Detwiler - 2006 Daytime Emmy winner
- Anhayla - singer-songwriter, guitarist
- Daryl Cobb - author, national children's educational presenter
- 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; was in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated film Changeling
- Donwan Harrell - founder of New York-based urban clothing company Akademiks
- Eric Stanley - violinist, composer
- Sterling Hundley - 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 - painter, class of 1979
- Carol Sutton - 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
Business and finance
- Nancy C. Everett - Managing Director and Head of U.S. Fiduciary Management Solutions, BlackRock
- Danny Ludeman - President and CEO, Wells Fargo Advisors
- John C. Neal - CEO, Union Bank and Trust Company
- Baxter F. Phillips, Jr. - President & CEO, Massey Energy
- Robert E. Rigsby - Former President and COO, Dominion Resources
- Dick Robertson - President of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
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- Watkins Abbitt, Jr., member of the Virginia House of Delegates
- Ron Tillett - former Treasurer of Virginia; Secretary of Finance for Virginia
- James A. Williams - Commissioner of Federal Acquisition Services; former Acting Commissioner of General Services Administration
- Rob Wittman - Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Virginia's 1st congressional district
- Robert Zahradnick - Korean War and Vietnam War hero; survived both a helicopter crash and an airplane crash during combat, the lone survivor each time; retired as a Lieutenant Colonel
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- Kevin Powers
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- "Scott Sizemore Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
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