Discover the notable alumni of Ohio University. The list includes people like Paul Newman, Matt Lauer, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Jonathan Edwards & Nancy Cartwright. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as media personalities, film & theater personalities, miscellaneous, artists & painters and sportspersons etc.
Paul NewmanPaul Newman

26 January 1925


Matt LauerMatt Lauer

30 December 1957


Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
(Structural biologist)

1952 AD


Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards
(American preacher)

05 October 1703


Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
(Actor, Voice actor, Television actor)

25 October 1957


Allie LaForceAllie LaForce
(Beauty pageant contestant, Journalist)

11 December 1988


Jenny HolzerJenny Holzer
(Artist, Painter, Sculptor)

29 July 1950


Mark DantonioMark Dantonio
(Head coach)

09 March 1956


Joe EszterhasJoe Eszterhas
(Screenwriter, Writer, Journalist)

23 November 1944


Jim DineJim Dine
(Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker)

16 June 1935


Bo PeliniBo Pelini
(Sports coach)

13 December 1967


Thom BrennamanThom Brennaman
(Sports commentator)

12 September 1963


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Chuck SwirskyChuck Swirsky
(Basketball player, Radio personality)

30 January 1954


Edward LachmanEdward Lachman
(Cinematographer, Film director)

31 March 1948


Jonathan FreemanJonathan Freeman
(actor, stage actor, television actor)

05 February 1950


Erma Louise BombeckErma Louise Bombeck
(Journalist, Author, Writer)

21 February 1927


Nancy Campbell CartwrightNancy Campbell Cartwright
(Comedian, Actor, Voice acting)
Situated in Athens, Ohio is one of America’s oldest universities, Ohio University. Since its commencement of classes began in 1809, the university has grown and branched out in order to be one of the finest universities of the United States. With an overall enrollment of over 40,000, the university practices an enrollment process with selective admission wherein the international student enrollment of over 1700 is also present. The campus extends over a beautiful property lined with trees, and buildings that have been designated as a National Historic Landmark. Ohio University offers various undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of Arts & Science, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Medicine. The university has been rewarded with many honorable titles over the years by World Report, BusinessWeek, Forbes and Princeton Review for its academic excellence. Both, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs have deemed Ohio University as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, in the past. The university is well-known for producing various personalities who have achieved and contributed immensely in their respective areas of expertise. Roderick J. McDavis, Matt Lauer and Nancy Cartwright are some notable individuals who started their journey to success from Ohio University. Here is a list of some more famous personalities who top the list as Ohio University alumni.