17 Notable alumni of
Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University is 1810th in the world, 627th in North America, and 591st in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 17 notable alumni from Alabama A&M University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Sun Ra

    Sun Ra
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-1993 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    pianistinstrumentalistmusic arrangerpoetcomposer
    Biography

    Le Sony'r Ra, better known as Sun Ra, was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, and poet known for his experimental music, "cosmic" philosophy, prolific output, and theatrical performances. For much of his career, Ra led "The Arkestra", an ensemble with an ever-changing name and flexible line-up.

  2. Ruben Studdard

    Ruben Studdard
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Ruben Studdard is an American singer and actor. He rose to fame as winner of the second season of American Idol and received a Grammy Award nomination in 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his recording of "Superstar". In the years following Idol, Studdard has released seven studio albums, including his platinum-selling debut, Soulful, and the top-selling gospel follow-up, I Need an Angel. He is most well known for his recording career, which has produced hits including "Flying Without Wings", "Sorry 2004", and "Change Me", but he has also segued into television and stage work. Most notably, he starred as Fats Waller in a national tour revival of Ain't Misbehavin', which spawned a Grammy-nominated soundtrack.

  3. Robert Mathis

    Robert Mathis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Robert Nathan Mathis is a former American football defensive end and outside linebacker who played his entire 14-year career with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama A&M University and was drafted by the Colts in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. A five-time Pro Bowler, Mathis won Super Bowl XLI with the Colts in 2006 over the Chicago Bears. He is also the NFL's all-time leader in forced fumbles and strip sacks. The year after retiring, Mathis joined the Colts as an assistant defensive coach.

  4. Mandela Barnes

    Mandela Barnes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mandela Barnes is an American politician who has served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the Wisconsin State Representative for the 11th district from 2013 to 2017. Barnes, the first African American to assume the state's lieutenant governorship, is a candidate in the 2022 U.S. Senate election in Wisconsin.

  5. John Stallworth

    John Stallworth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    American football playerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Johnny Lee Stallworth is a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is considered to be one of the best wide receivers in NFL history. He played college football at Alabama A&M, and was the Steelers' fourth-round draft pick in 1974. Stallworth played in six AFC championships, and went to four Super Bowls, winning all four. His career statistics included 537 receptions for 8,723 yards and 63 touchdowns. Stallworth's reception total was a franchise record until being surpassed by Hines Ward in 2005. Stallworth played in three Pro Bowls and was the Steelers' two-time MVP. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

  6. Joseph Lowery

    Joseph Lowery
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2020 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    human rights activistcivil rights advocateChristian minister
    Biography

    Joseph Echols Lowery was an American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the civil rights movement. He founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King Jr. and others, serving as its vice president, later chairman of the board, and from 1977 to 1997 its president. Lowery participated in most of the major activities of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and continued his civil rights work into the 21st century. He was called the "Dean of the Civil Rights Movement."

  7. Cleon Jones

    Cleon Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Cleon Joseph Jones is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a left fielder. Jones played most of his career for the New York Mets and in 1969 caught the final out of the "Miracle Mets" World Series Championship over the Baltimore Orioles.

  8. Robert D. Bullard

    Robert D. Bullard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Robert Doyle Bullard is an American academic who is the former Dean of the Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School Of Public Affairs (October 2011 – August 2016) and currently Distinguished Professor at Texas Southern University. Previously Ware Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, Bullard is known as the "father of environmental justice". He has been a leading campaigner against environmental racism, as well as the foremost scholar of the problem, and of the Environmental Justice Movement which sprung up in the United States in the 1980s.

  9. Mickell Gladness

    Mickell Gladness
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Mickell Jawaun Gladness is an American professional basketball player, who last played for Arka Gdynia of the Polish Basketball League (PLK). Gladness grew up in Alabama, played college basketball for Lawson State Community College and Alabama A&M University, and he began his professional career in the Netherlands after going undrafted in the 2008 NBA draft. In 2011, Gladness debuted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Miami Heat.

  10. Anthony Lanier

    Anthony Lanier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    American football playerbasketball player
    Biography

    Anthony Lanier II is an American football defensive end for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Alabama A&M and was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

  11. Don Calloway

    Don Calloway
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Donald Calloway is an American attorney and politician from St. Louis, Missouri. He was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives for the 71st District in St. Louis County.

  12. Clyde Foster

    Clyde Foster
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2017 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Clyde Foster was an American scientist and mathematician. He worked for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency and then for NASA, and from 1975 to 1986 was the head of Equal Employment Opportunity at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He is credited with setting up training programs that allowed hundreds of African Americans to get the training necessary for positions and promotions at NASA in Huntsville, when Alabama was segregated and African Americans were denied those opportunities. To that purpose he also helped found a Computer Science program at his alma mater, Alabama A&M University, a historically black university, where he headed the Computer Science program while on loan from NASA. In 1981 he was awarded the Philip A. Hart Award for his "significant contribution toward improving urban and working environments".

  13. Matthew Mendy

    Matthew Mendy
    Born in
    Gambia Flag Gambia
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Matthew Mendy is a football defender from Gambia, he currently plays for FC Jazz in the Finnish second tier Ykkönen. Mendy was signed by Jazz in August 2014.

  14. Jeanette Scissum

    Jeanette Scissum
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Jeanette Alexandra Scissum is a mathematician, space scientist, and diversity advocate who put forward techniques for improved forecasting of the sunspot cycle.

  15. William Henry Steward

    William Henry Steward
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1847-1935 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    civil rights advocatejournalist
    Biography

    William Henry Steward was a civil rights activist from Louisville, Kentucky. In February 1876, he was appointed the first black letter carrier in Kentucky. He was the leading layman of the General Association of Negro Baptists in Kentucky and played a key role in the founding of Simmons College of Kentucky by the group in 1879. He continued to play an important role in the college during his life. He was also co-founder of the American Baptist, a journal associated with the group, and Steward went on to be the journal's editor. He was a leader in Louisville civic and public life, and played a role in extending educational opportunities in the city to black children. In 1897, his political associations led to his appointment as judge of registration and election for the Fifteenth Precinct of the Ninth Ward, overseeing voter registration for the election. This was the first appointment of an African American to such a position in Kentucky. He was elected president of the Afro-American Press Association in the 1890s He was a close associate of Booker T. Washington, and in the late 1890s and early 1900s, Steward was a prominent member of the National Afro-American Council, which was dominated by Washington. He was president of the council from 1904 to 1905. He was a lifelong opponent of segregation and was frequently involved in anti-Jim Crow law activities. In 1914 he helped found a Louisville branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which he left in 1920 to become a key player in the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC). He was also a prominent freemason and twice elected Worshipful Master of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky.

  16. Shelia Nash-Stevenson

    Shelia Nash-Stevenson
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Shelia Nash-Stevenson is an integration engineer for the Planetary Programs Missions Office at Marshall Space Flight Center. She was the first African-American woman to earn a PhD in physics at the Alabama A&M University.

  17. Lisa S. Jones

    Lisa S. Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in Alabama A&M University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration
    Occupations
    thought leaderchief executive officerbusinesspersondigital marketing expert
    Biography

    Lisa S. Jones is an American businesswoman and entrepreneur, best known for being the founder of Atlanta-based video email company EyeMail Inc. As both a black and woman-owned business, EyeMail Inc. is classified as a Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE). Her company began as a start-up, eventually growing exponentially through partnerships with Microsoft, Delta Air Lines, Time Warner, Porsche North America, the Atlanta Tech Village, PepsiCo and, most notably, The Coca-Cola Company, through which EyeMail Inc. got selected by Microsoft as a premier MWBE supplier in digital marketing.