San Diego State University Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of San Diego State University (SDSU). The list includes people like Gregory Peck, Susanna Thompson, Julie Kavner, J. Michael Straczynski & Art Linkletter. 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, writers, engineers and miscellaneous 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 Marshall Faulk

Marshall Faulk
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner
Famous As: Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 3 Susanna Thompson

Susanna Thompson
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Diego, California
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 J. Michael Straczynski

J. Michael Straczynski
Famous As: Screenwriter, Film producer, Novelist, Journalist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: July 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paterson
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 5 Joe Gibbs

Joe Gibbs
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: November 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mocksville, North Carolina, USA

 6 Sandi Patty

Sandi Patty
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

 7 Gayla Peevey

Gayla Peevey
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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 8 Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa
Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 9 Joe Corona

Joe Corona
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Midfielder for Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo
Birthdate: July 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 10 Roger Benitez

Roger Benitez
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Judge known for his opinions striking down several California gun control laws
Birthdate: December 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Located amidst the breathtaking surroundings in San Diego, California, the San Diego State University (SDSU) is the oldest higher education university prevailing in the state. Founded on March 13, 1897, the university is the hub of student invention and innovation. It is ranked 23 by FORBES magazine on its list of Most Entrepreneurial Universities. The SDSU has developed many great in-crowd including; Gregory Peck, an actor; Stephen Strasburg, a Baseball player; Ellen Ochoa, an Engineer and an Astronaut; and many more. Gregory Peck, the well-known actor, who bagged an Oscar for the Atticus Finch role in the film To Kill a Mockingbird, was born in La Jolla, California, on 5th April 1916. He made his debut in ‘The Morning Star’ where his acting skills were first recognized. In 1948, Peck clinched his 2nd Oscar for his portrayal of Philip Schuyler Green in Elia Kazan's Gentleman's Agreement. Ellen Ochoa, the world's first Hispanic female astronaut to be selected by NASA in 1990, was born on May 10, 1958, in Los Angeles, California. She received her Bachelor’s degree in physics from San Diego State University in 1980. Ochoa, a mission specialist and flight engineer who logged more than 950 hours in Texas, is a veteran of 4 space flights. Apart from being an Astronaut, Ochoa is also a flutist. Here are a few other famous personalities who studied at the San Diego State University, scroll down to see their names.