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.
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.