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.
Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
05 August 1930, American
Astronaut
Drew BreesDrew Brees
15 January 1979, American
American Football Player

Gus GrissomGus Grissom
03 April 1926, American
Astronaut

Ted AllenTed Allen
20 May 1965, American
TV Personality

C.N.R. RaoC. N. R. Rao
30 June 1934, Indian
Chemist

Elizabeth ShatnerElizabeth Shatner
30 December 1958, American
William Shatner’s Ex-Wife
Edward Mills Purcell Edward Mills Purcell
30 August 1912, American
Physicist

Brittany BreesBrittany Brees
18 September 1976, American
Drew Brees' Wife

Daniel Von BargenDaniel Von Bargen
05 June 1950, American
Actor
Dulquer SalmaanDulquer Salmaan
28 July 1986, Indian
Actor

Chesley SullenbergerChesley Sullenberger
23 January 1951, American
Aviator
Jim EverettJim Everett
03 January 1963, American
American Footballer

John WoodenJohn Wooden
14 October 1910, American
Officer, Basketball coach, Basketball player

Matt MitrioneMatt Mitrione
15 July 1978, American
Mixed martial artist

Matt HamillMatt Hamill
05 October 1976, American
Amateur wrestler, Mixed martial artist

Herman CainHerman Cain
13 December 1945, American
Radio personality, Politician, Businessperson,
Stephan BonnarStephan Bonnar
04 April 1977, American
Mixed martial artist, Taekwondo athlete

Orville RedenbacherOrville Redenbacher
16 July 1907, American
Businessman

Bob GrieseBob Griese
03 February 1945, American
American Football Players

Rod WoodsonRod Woodson
10 March 1965, American
Former American football player
Roger B. ChaffeeRoger B. Chaffee
15 February 1935, American
Officer, Aviator, Astronaut

Ward CunninghamWard Cunningham
26 May 1949, American
Programmer, Computer scientist
Eugene CernanEugene Cernan
14 March 1934, American
Officer, Aviator, Astronaut, Fighter pilot,

Kyle OrtonKyle Orton
14 November 1982, American
American footballer

Jeff GeorgeJeff George
08 December 1967, American
Football Player
Len DawsonLen Dawson
20 June 1935, American
American Football Player

Ian MurdockIan Murdock
28 April 1973, American
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer
Joe BartonJoe Barton
15 September 1949, American
Politician

Chris SchenkelChris Schenkel
21 August 1923, American
Sportscaster

James Samuel ColemanJames Samuel Coleman
12 May 1926, American
Sociologist
Gary DanielsonGary Danielson
10 September 1951, American
American Football Player

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Lebbeus WoodsLebbeus Woods
31 May 1940, American
Architect, Artist, University teacher
Seymour BenzerSeymour Benzer
15 October 1921, American
Physicist

Dave SchulthiseDave Schulthise
16 September 1956, American
 

George AdeGeorge Ade
09 February 1866, American
Writer

Harold GrayHarold Gray
20 January 1894, American
Cartoonist
John T. McCutcheonJohn T. McCutcheon
06 May 1870, American
Political Cartoonist
Fred DretskeFred Dretske
09 December 1932, American
Philosopher

George Barr McCutcheonGeorge Barr McCutcheon
26 July 1866, American
Author

A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
25 February 1928, American
Advocate

Jerry RossJerry Ross
20 January 1948, American
Air engineer
Earl Lauer ButzEarl Lauer Butz
03 July 1909, American
Government Official

Ray W. FullerRay W. Fuller
16 December 1935, American
Biochemist

Founded in 1869, Purdue University is a public research university located in Indiana. Offering over 211 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of study, Purdue University is positioned on a vast campus that augments every student’s life with its ultramodern facilities. It offers various programs in the areas of Education, Liberal Arts, Health, Management, Pharmacy, Science and Aviation. It is in fact very well-known and highly influential in the country’s aviation history, being the first university to offer a four-year bachelor’s degree in aviation and for having started the first university airport in the United States. The university has produced prominent astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, Gus Grissom and Eugene Cernan. Other than aviation, Purdue University enjoys a great list of alumni achievers in the areas of engineering and science. With tons of students dreaming to graduate in these prestigious programs from the university, only a handful of select students get admission to the university, based purely on skill, hard work and merit. Purdue University has also been declared the 20th best public university in the United States and the 90th best globally, by the U.S. News & World Report as per the 2017 edition. The university has come a long way in making a name for itself globally since its inception, by warranting abundant professional and personal development among the students through various leadership organizations. The alumni’s of Purdue University are truly inspirational; here is a list of some notable entities that pursued their education here.