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Florida State University has more than 280,000 alumni worldwide. FSU has almost thirty College and University Presidents who are alumni. This institution has produced seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives, numerous U.S. Senators, numerous U.S. Ambassadors, three Governors, and over twenty Generals & Admirals for the United States Military. Florida State University graduates have served at the head of such diverse and important institutions as the United States Treasury, the Federal Trade Commission, the National Hurricane Center, Pfizer, Raytheon, University of Michigan, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, the State University System of Florida, and Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, FSU graduates have held leadership positions at the National Academy of Science, the United Nations, the United States Department of Defense, the New York Yankees, the Detroit Lions, the Los Angeles Raiders, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Orlando Magic, Bank of America, Sandia Laboratories, NOAA, Columbia University, Omnicom Group, Outback Steak House, and General Electric to name just a few.

Major corporations run by graduates include Flower Foods, the Federal Reserve Bank, Texaco, Deloitte & Touche, Welch's, and the National Cancer Institute. Major regulatory bodies such as the General Services Administration, the Federal Reserve Bank and the American Council on Education have had Florida State University alumni at the helm in recent years.

Among the most notable individuals who have attended or graduated from Florida State University are musicians Jim Morrison and Scott Stapp, actors Burt Reynolds and Robert Urich, fitness guru Richard Simmons, senator Kay Hagan, actresses Cheryl Hines and Traylor Howard, authors Sharon Lechter and Dorothy Allison, generals Frank Hagenbeck and Kenneth Minihan, governors Charlie Crist and Reubin Askew, ecologist Thomas Ray, astronauts Norman Thagard and Winston Scott, reporters Stephanie Abrams and Jamie Dukes, directors Colleen Clinkenbeard and Greg Marcks, cartoonist Bud Grace, congressmen Jason Altmire and Allen Boyd, sportscaster Lee Corso, novelist Gwyn Hyman Rubio, judges Susan Black and Ricky Polston, scientist Sylvia Earle, administrator Orson Swindle, inventor Robert Holton, lawyer Bruce Jacob, mayors Art Agnos and John Marks, congressional chiefs of staff Benjamin McKay and B. Dan Berger. WWE superstars Michelle McCool and Ron Simmons, and Col. William Wood, the highest ranking United States military casualty in Iraq combat.

As a major competitor in college athletics, Florida State University has many notable student athletes, coaches and staff members. Many of the most notable members are listed in FSU's Hall of Fame and represent all major collegiate sports. Currently, 75 FSU alumni compete in professional basketball, football, baseball and golf. In addition, FSU has produced two Heisman Trophy winners in Chris Weinke and Charlie Ward.

Link: List of Florida State University Alumni & Athletes3/26 1:01 PM | IP: Logged that is a great resource.

The folks that have worked these FSU wiki pages deserve major credit.

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^ I agree it's one of the best sources for learning more about FSU's notable alumni, faculty, and athletes. The NNDB also provides a great source for people associated with Florida State University.

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Link: List of FSU Alumni on NNDB
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For those that edit these sites, I learned of another cool former 'Nole on Sunday on a boat tour of Wakulla Springs, Ricou Browning. See link:

Link: Ricou Browning

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Added Browning - Do you all know of anyone else?

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Bob Sasser, President & CEO of Dollar Tree:

Link: Bob Sasser, President & CEO of Dollar Tree

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John Culver, President of Starbucks Asia Pacific:

Link: John Culver, President of Starbucks Asia Pacific

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Paul Irons
President at Elite Property Management and Invesment
New Orleans, LA.

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Author Skip Horack:

Link: Skip Horack

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Judge Susan H. Black US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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Cheryl Hines - attended FSU and Leon High School; actress/director most known for playing Larry David's wife in Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO.

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Frank Hibbard; mayor of clearwater Florida (one of 16 cities of over 100,000 people in florida)

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Hunter Jones, former FSU seminole pitcher, now a Florida Marlin, previously a Boston Redsox

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update the notable alumni list we have so many more that should be on there!!!!!

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Here is another one that needs to be added! We got to update the site!!!
Ken Keechl May of Broward County (one of the largest counties in the country). Ken graduated cum laude in 1984 with a BS in History from FSU, and repeated that success by graduating cum laude from FSU's Law School in 1987, where he also served as an editor of the Law Review.

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^ Okay, I will work on it this weekend.

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Thanks I would do it myself if I had any idea how, ha. I tried updating the FSU Law Famous Alumni but feel like I messed it up.

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Okay so I added about 35 people to the famous alumni list.

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Scratch that - I added over 40 people.

Note that I can not add everyone that has been mentioned in this thread. It has to meet Wikipedia notability. For example: a County Commissioner is likely to be deleted from the system.

Also please make sure to check the list first. Alot of people mentioned were already on the list from before

Keep it coming you all! Also sorry to be nit-picky...

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Bruce R. Jacob
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Stetson University College of Law

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^ He is already listed under the "Law" Section

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Ken Jenne FSU College of Law

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Tiffany Fallon

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Dennis Slutak- Director of Football Operations University of Washington.

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Jeff Puritan- Associate Athletic Director-Univeristy of Alabama.

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Never mind. I think you have the politicians pretty well covered.

This post was edited on 3/26 12:22 PM by cromagnole

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A bit scandalous, but Brooke Magnanti graduated from FSU.

Not familiar with her name? You're probably familiar with her alter ego, the blogger/writer Belle de Jour, who infamously blogged her experiences as a London call girl while finishing her Ph.D.

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Rhodes Scholar Joe O'Shea should be added.

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Author Jeff Shaara is listed, but not his father, Pulitzer Prize winning author and FSU professor of literature Michael Shaara is not.

Also, can we list Sara Blakely among business executives?

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I added Michael Shaara under the faculty section (Wow, he wrote "For Love of the Game" that is a great baseball movie).

Sara Blakely was already listed under the President & CEO section.

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Jake Owen: Grammy-Award nominated American country music artist

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Not an alum, but James Buchanan taught at FSU.

He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1986.

Link: Another Nobel Lauriate with FSU on his resume

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Somebody needs to add Joe O'Shea to Rhodes Scholar in 2008

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John Dolan. Final table 2010 World Series of Poker (possible champion find out in November). Add him to the wikipedia page!!!!


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Harry Sargeant, owner of Sargeant Marine (largest fleet of ocean-going tankers in the world); Mark Gambil,vice president of Dell; Danny Hendrix, CEO of Interface ($1 billion flooring company based in Atlanta); Ron Hazleton (ABC - The House Doctor); Liam Julian, Editor of Policy Review; Michael Markowski, founder of Newsgrade Corporation; Scott Roix, founder and CEO of Vici Marketing International; Judge John Hurley, Broward County; Rich newsome, President of the Florida Trial Lawyers; David Rancourt, founding partner Southern Strategy group (largest lobbying firm in the southeast);

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Bruce Bochy. Former major league baseball player and manager of the San Francisco Giants. About to win a world series as well.

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William Mills Agency Founders Honored as Florida State University Distinguished Alumni

William Mills Agency, the nation’s largest independent financial PR and technology public relations firm, announced that agency chairman and creative director, William E. “Bill” Mills, Jr. and Eloise B. Mills, the agency’s media director and chief financial officer, were recognized as Distinguished Alumni for their post-graduate achievements at the Florida State University 2010 Annual Convocation Award Ceremony.

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Misty Lee - Model/Playboy

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Vic Morrow

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There is about 10x the amount of judges than what is listed on the site. Also some famous political rights activists from the college of law that are not listed. You can see all of their pictures in the CoL rotunda. They need to be added.

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John Culver
President, Starbucks Coffee International
Starbucks Corporation
Seattle , WA
Sector: SERVICES / Specialty Eateries
Officer since August 2002

50 Years Old
John Culver joined Starbucks in August 2002 and has served as president, Starbucks Coffee International since December 2009. Mr. Culver served as executive vice president; president, Global Consumer Products, Foodservice and Seattle?s Best Coffee from February 2009 to September 2009, and then as president, Global Consumer Products and Foodservice from October 2009 to November 2009. He previously served as senior vice president; president, Starbucks Coffee Asia Pacific from January 2007 to February 2009, and vice president; general manager, Foodservice from August 2002 to January 2007.

Link: John Culver

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Alan Zucker, IMG


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Martin Mayhew - GM of the Detroit Lions

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Prior to her career in television, Bream practiced corporate law in Tampa, Fla. In 1999, she was selected in a competition as a "citizen panelist" on ABC's "Politically Incorrect."

She is a graduate of Liberty University and earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from Florida State University College of Law.

Link: Shannon Bream
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Would somebody be able to add Sarah Blakely to the list?

Link: Sarah Blakely

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Trayvon Martin Family's lawyer (Benjamin Crump), Zimmerman's lawyer (Mark O'Mara) and the special prosecutor on the case (Angela Corey) are all FSU graduates. Can someone add these individuals to the list. Thank you.

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Rick Knabb, the new Director of the National Hurricane Center got his master's and PhD in meteorology from FSU.

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Owner and founder of Smack Apparel
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Daryl Parks president of the national bar association
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Maria Molina weather reporter on a major news network.
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