San Diego State University Notable Alumni

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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.
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Marshall Faulk
(American football player)
Marshall Faulk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Julie Kavner
(Actor, Television actor)
Julie Kavner
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Birthdate: September 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Susanna Thompson
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Birthdate: January 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Diego, California
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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J. Michael Straczynski
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Novelist, Journalist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer)
J. Michael Straczynski
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Birthdate: July 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paterson
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Joe Gibbs
(American football coach)
Joe Gibbs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mocksville, North Carolina, USA
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Sandi Patty
(Singer)
Sandi Patty
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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Gayla Peevey
(Singer)
Gayla Peevey
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Ellen Ochoa
(The First Hispanic Woman to Go to Space)
Ellen Ochoa
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Joe Corona
(Midfielder for Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo)
Joe Corona
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Roger Benitez
(Judge known for his opinions striking down several California gun control laws)
Roger Benitez
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
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.