Purdue University Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Purdue University. The list includes people like Neil Armstrong, Drew Brees, Gus Grissom, C. N. R. Rao & Elizabeth Shatner. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, sportspersons, scientists, engineers and leaders etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Drew Brees

Drew Brees.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 2 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: First Person To Walk On The Moon
Birthdate: August 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
Died: August 25, 2012

 3 Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: April 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Indiana
Died: January 27, 1967
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 4 Dulquer Salmaan

Dulquer Salmaan.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kochi, Kerala, India
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 5 Rod Woodson

Rod Woodson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former American football player
Birthdate: March 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 6 John Wooden

John Wooden
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: October 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hall, Indiana, United States
Died: June 4, 2010
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 7 Herman Cain

Herman Cain
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 30, 2020
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 8 Ted Allen

Ted Allen.
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Famous As: TV Personality
Birthdate: May 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 9 Glenn Robinson

Glenn Robinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 10 Matt Hamill

Matt Hamill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Amateur wrestler, Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Loveland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 11 C. N. R. Rao

C. N. R. Rao.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: June 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India

 12 Mike Alstott

Mike Alstott
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 13 Raheem Mostert

Raheem Mostert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 Bob Griese

Bob Griese
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: February 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 15 Daniel Von Bargen

Daniel Von Bargen.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: March 1, 2015

 16 Jim Everett

Jim Everett
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Footballer
Birthdate: January 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas, USA
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 17 Stephan Bonnar

Stephan Bonnar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hammond, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 18 Roger B. Chaffee

Roger B. Chaffee
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer, Aviator, Astronaut
Birthdate: February 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grand Rapids
Died: January 27, 1967

 19 Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American footballer
Birthdate: November 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Altoona, Iowa, USA

 20 Orville Redenbacher

Orville Redenbacher
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brazil, Indiana, United States
Died: September 19, 1995

 21 Eugene Cernan

Eugene Cernan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer, Aviator, Astronaut, Fighter pilot, Autobiographer, Businessperson
Birthdate: March 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 16, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 22 Jeff George

Jeff George
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: December 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 23 James Samuel Coleman

James Samuel Coleman
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: May 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bedford, Indiana, United States
Died: March 25, 1995

 24 Matt Mitrione

Matt Mitrione
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: July 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 25 Gary Danielson

Gary Danielson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: September 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 26 Ray Ewry

Ray Ewry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: October 14, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: September 29, 1937
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 27 Ian Murdock

Ian Murdock
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Konstanz
Died: December 28, 2015

 28 Stephen McKinley Henderson

Stephen McKinley Henderson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 31, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 29 Ward Cunningham

Ward Cunningham
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Programmer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: United States of America

 30 Charles Sweeney

Charles Sweeney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: December 27, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 16, 2004

 31 Chesley Sullenberger

Chesley Sullenberger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: January 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 32 Len Dawson

Len Dawson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: June 20, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alliance, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 33 Earl Lauer Butz

Earl Lauer Butz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: July 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Albion, Indiana, United States
Died: February 2, 2008

 34 Chris Schenkel

Chris Schenkel
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Famous As: Sportscaster
Birthdate: August 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bippus, Indiana, United States
Died: September 11, 2005

 35 Ron Meyer

Ron Meyer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Head coach
Birthdate: February 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: December 5, 2017

 36 Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan Kerrigan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Muncie, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 37 JaJuan Johnson

JaJuan Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)

 38 Stephanie White

Stephanie White
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Lebanon, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 39 Andrea Drews

Andrea Drews
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Volleyball player
Birthdate: December 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Indiana, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 40 Edward Mills Purcell

Edward Mills Purcell.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: August 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, USA
Died: March 7, 1997

 41 Richard O. Covey

Richard O. Covey
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

 42 Seymour Benzer

Seymour Benzer
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: October 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York, United States
Died: November 30, 2007

 43 Lebbeus Woods

Lebbeus Woods
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect, Artist, University teacher
Birthdate: May 31, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lansing
Died: October 30, 2012

 44 Joe Barton

Joe Barton
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Waco, Texas Waco, Texas, U.S.

 45 Dave Schulthise

Dave Schulthise
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 10, 2004

 46 George Mueller

George Mueller
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer and physicist
Birthdate: July 16, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 12, 2015

 47 George Ade

George Ade
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 9, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kentland, Indiana, United States
Died: May 16, 1944

 48 Akin Ayodele

Akin Ayodele
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 49 Matt Haarms

Matt Haarms
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 22, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)

 50 John McKay

John McKay
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football coach
Birthdate: July 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Everettsville, West Virginia, United States
Died: June 10, 2001
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