24 Notable alumni of
Bemidji State University

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Bemidji State University is 2022nd in the world, 711th in North America, and 670th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 24 notable alumni from Bemidji State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Zach Whitecloud

    Zach Whitecloud
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1996-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Zach Whitecloud is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing with the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). Of Dakota descent, Whitecloud went undrafted while playing for Bemidji State University. As a college free agent, he signed with the Golden Knights in 2018.

  2. Matt Dalton

    Matt Dalton
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Matt Dalton is a Canadian–South Korean professional ice hockey goaltender for Anyang Halla of the Asia League Ice Hockey (ALIH) and the South Korea men's national ice hockey team.

  3. Michele Leonhart

    Michele Leonhart
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    police officer
    Biography

    Michele Marie Leonhart is an American career law enforcement officer and the former Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). After the resignation of Administrator Karen P. Tandy in the fall of 2007, Leonhart also served as Acting Administrator of the DEA. On February 2, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator.

  4. Matt Read

    Matt Read
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Matthew Zachary Jarrett Read is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL). He previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2011, and the Minnesota Wild.

  5. Brad Hunt

    Brad Hunt
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1988-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Bradley Sean Hunt is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Vegas Golden Knights, Minnesota Wild, and Vancouver Canucks. Hunt beginning his professional career in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Chicago Wolves, where he was an All-Star in the 2012–13 season. He is considered undersized for a defenseman, but has a hard slapshot.

  6. Joel Otto

    Joel Otto
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Joel Stuart Otto is an American former professional ice hockey center in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers. An undrafted player, Otto signed with the Flames as a free agent in 1984 and played 11 seasons with the team. He was one of the top defensive centers in the league during his career and one of the NHL's best at faceoffs; Otto was a two-time finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy. He was known for his confrontations with Mark Messier as part of the Flames' rivalry with the Edmonton Oilers and was a member of Calgary's 1989 Stanley Cup championship winning team. He joined the Flyers in 1995, with whom he played three seasons.

  7. Christopher Waller

    Christopher Waller
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Christopher J. Waller is an American economist who is a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors since 2020. A nominee of then-President Donald Trump, he was confirmed by the Senate in December 2020, to serve through January 2030.

  8. Andrew Murray

    Andrew Murray
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Andrew Murray is a Canadian-Croatian former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He ended his professional career playing two seasons for KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

  9. Matt Climie

    Matt Climie
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1983-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Matthew Scott Climie is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played with the CBR Brave of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL). Climie has played in the National Hockey League with the Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes.

  10. Carly Melin

    Carly Melin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Carly Melin is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represented District 6A, which included portions of the Iron Range in Itasca and St. Louis counties in northeastern Minnesota. In February 2018, Melin became executive director of the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council, a labor group representing 70,000 union members. On January 31, 2019, Attorney General Keith Ellison appointed Melin as government affairs director for his office.

  11. Arnie Johnson

    Arnie Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2000 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Arnitz L. Johnson was an American professional basketball player. He played for the Rochester Royals of the National Basketball League (NBL) and National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1946 to 1953. Johnson is the only basketball player from Bemidji State to play in the NBA.

  12. Matt Pope

    Matt Pope
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1984-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Matt Pope is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who last played with the Cardiff Devils of the UK's Elite Ice Hockey League. Pope joined Cardiff from the Tohoku Free Blades in the Asia League Ice Hockey (AL).

  13. Bob Bird

    Bob Bird
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    teachersports commentator
    Biography

    Bob Bird is an American anti-abortion activist, retired high school teacher, home-school tutor and the chairman of the Alaskan Independence Party (AIP). He was the AIP's candidate for the United States Senate seat formerly occupied by Ted Stevens in the 2008 senate election.

  14. Torrey Westrom

    Torrey Westrom
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Torrey Westrom is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A Republican, he represents District 12, which includes all or parts of Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stearns, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin Counties. He is the first known blind person to be elected to the Minnesota Legislature.

  15. Stephanie Anderson

    Stephanie Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Stephanie Anderson is an American ice hockey player, currently playing for the Minnesota Whitecaps in the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF). She previously competed for the Bemidji State Beavers women's ice hockey program and was a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team that won the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship.

  16. Zuzana Tomčíková

    Zuzana Tomčíková
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1988-.. (age 35)
    Enrolled in Bemidji State University
    2008-2012 graduated with bachelor's degree in mass communication
    Occupations
    ice hockey coachice hockey playerball hockey player
    Biography

    Zuzana Tomčíková is a Slovak retired ice hockey and ball hockey goaltender, currently working as a sports specialist with the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee. She was a member of the Slovak women's national ice hockey team from age 12 to 26, and represented Slovakia in the 2010 Winter Olympics and at several IIHF Women's World Championships. As a member of the Slovak women's national ball hockey team, she won silver medals at the Ball Hockey World Championship in 2009 and 2013, bronze in 2015, and placed fourth in 2017.

  17. Bob Dettmer

    Bob Dettmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Robert P. "Bob" Dettmer is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 39A, located in the northeastern part of the Twin Cities metro area, which includes Chisago and Washington counties.

  18. John Persell

    John Persell
    Years
    1950-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Sterling Persell, Jr. is an American DFL politician who represented District 5A in northern Minnesota, first winning election in 2008.

  19. Marion O'Neill

    Marion O'Neill
    Years
    1969-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marion O'Neill is an American politician serving in the Minnesota House of Representatives since 2013. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, O'Neill represents District 29B in central Minnesota, which includes the cities of Buffalo and Monticello and parts of Wright County.

  20. Andrew Martens

    Andrew Martens
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Andrew Martens is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who most notably played for the Wichita Thunder of the then Central Hockey League.

  21. Rob Sirianni

    Rob Sirianni
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1983-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Robert Sirianni is a retired Canadian-born Italian professional ice hockey player.

  22. Chris McKelvie

    Chris McKelvie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Chris McKelvie is an American former professional ice hockey player. He last played with the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League (AHL).

  23. Patricia Walrath

    Patricia Walrath
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Patricia A. Walrath is an American politician who represented the 3rd Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1985 to 2009, was a member of the Stow, Massachusetts, Board of Selectmen from 1980 to 1986, and the Stow Finance Committee from 1977 to 1980.

  24. Brenda J. Child

    Brenda J. Child
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in Bemidji State University
    Studied in 1981
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Brenda J. Child is an Ojibwe historian and author.