22 Notable alumni of
Central Washington University

Central Washington University is 1907th in the world, 651st in North America, and 613th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 22 notable alumni from Central Washington University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Miesha Tate

    Miesha Tate
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    modelmixed martial arts fighter
    Biography

    Miesha Theresa Tate is an American mixed martial artist. She is a former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion and competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in which she is a former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. Tate was the VP for ONE Championship. As of March 29, 2022, she is #9 in the UFC women's bantamweight rankings.

  2. James Mattis

    James Mattis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Central Washington University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in history
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    James Norman Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who served as the 26th US secretary of defense from January 2017 to January 2019. During his 44 years in the Marine Corps, he commanded forces in the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War.

  3. Craig T. Nelson

    Craig T. Nelson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    screenwritermanufacturerfilm producerfilm actordirector
    Biography

    Craig Theodore Nelson is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Hayden Fox in the sitcom Coach (for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series), Deputy Ward Wilson in the 1980 film Stir Crazy, Steve Freeling in the 1982 film Poltergeist, Peter Dellaplane in Action Jackson, Chief Howard Hyde in Turner & Hooch (1989), Alex Cullen in The Devil's Advocate (1997), Chief Jack Mannion in The District (2000–2004), The Warden in My Name is Earl, and the voice of Mr. Incredible in the 2004 film The Incredibles and its 2018 sequel. He also starred as Zeek Braverman in the television series Parenthood.

  4. Douglas Albert Munro

    Douglas Albert Munro
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1919-1942 (aged 23)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Douglas Albert Munro was a United States Coast Guardsman who was posthumously decorated with the Medal of Honor for an act of "extraordinary heroism" during World War II. He is the only person to have received the medal for actions performed during service in the Coast Guard.

  5. Joey Gibson

    Joey Gibson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joseph Owan Gibson is an American right-wing activist and the founder of the far-right group Patriot Prayer which has organized protests in Portland, Oregon, and other cities, primarily within the Pacific Northwest.

  6. Matt Hume

    Matt Hume
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    mixed martial arts fighter
    Biography

    Matt Hume is an American mixed martial artist. He is the founder and head trainer at AMC Pankration in Kirkland, WA, home to former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes. Hume has trained numerous world class fighters including Josh Barnett, Tim Boetsch Bob Sapp, Chris Leben, Hayato Sakurai, Akira Shoji, Matt Brown, Rich Franklin, Mario Miranda and Caros Fodor.

  7. Wanz

    Wanz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    rapperengineerstreet artistsinger-songwritersinger
    Biography

    Michael "Mike" Wansley, better known by his stage names Wanz and TeeWanz, is an American singer, songwriter and rapper. He performs in various genres, including rock, R&B, soul, hip hop, and pop. He was featured on fellow Seattle-based duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' international hit single "Thrift Shop", which received two Grammy Awards for "Best Rap Performance" and "Best Rap Song".

  8. Doc Hastings

    Doc Hastings
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in Central Washington University
    Studied in 1964
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Richard Norman Hastings is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who served as the U.S. representative for Washington's 4th congressional district from 1995 until his retirement in 2015. The district includes much of central Washington including the Tri-Cities, Yakima, and Moses Lake. The most conservative Republican in Washington's Congressional delegation, he chaired the House Committee on Ethics from 2005 to 2007 and chaired the House Committee on Natural Resources from 2011 to his leaving office.

  9. Ron Sims

    Ron Sims
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ronald Cordell Sims is the former Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, having served in the position from May 8, 2009 to July 2011. He is also the former King County Executive. Sims ran unsuccessfully for higher office twice: United States Senator in 1994 and for Governor of Washington in 2004.

  10. Duane Davidson

    Duane Davidson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Duane A. Davidson is an American accountant and politician who served as the 23rd Washington State Treasurer from 2017 to 2021. He is a member of the Republican Party.

  11. Al Swift

    Al Swift
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2018 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Allan Byron Swift was an American Emmy award–winning broadcaster and politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1995. He represented the Second Congressional District of Washington as a Democrat.

  12. Mary Jo Estep

    Mary Jo Estep
    Years
    1909-1992 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Mary Josephine Estep was a Shoshone child survivor of the Battle of Kelley Creek, "the last massacre" of Native Americans in the United States, in 1911.

  13. Alan Bates

    Alan Bates
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-2016 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alan Curtis Bates was an American osteopathic physician and a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Oregon. He was a member of the Oregon State Senate, representing the 3rd District since 2005. Previously he was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives from 2000 through 2004.

  14. Mike Burns

    Mike Burns
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Michael Edward Burns is an American assistant men's college basketball coach at Boise State.

  15. Aaron Reardon

    Aaron Reardon
    Years
    1970s
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Aaron G. Reardon is an American politician and lobbyist who served as the Snohomish County Executive from 2004 to 2013. First elected to the post in 2003, Reardon was sworn in as the youngest county executive in the United States. On February 21, 2013, Reardon announced his resignation effective May 31, 2013.

  16. Ron S. Jarmin

    Ron S. Jarmin
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Ronald S. Jarmin is an American economist who served as the acting director of the United States Census Bureau from January 20, 2021 to January 5, 2022. He also served as the current deputy director and the chief operating officer of the bureau. He also served as acting director from 2017 to 2019 following the resignation of former director John H. Thompson.

  17. Jim Honeyford

    Jim Honeyford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James Dwight Honeyford is an American politician of the Republican Party. He is a member of the Washington State Senate. He has represented District 15 since 1999.

  18. Cary Condotta

    Cary Condotta
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Cary Lawrence Condotta is an American politician from Washington. Condotta is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 12th Legislative District Position 1 from 2003 to 2019. On May 1, 2018, Condotta announced he would be stepping down at the end of his 2017–2018 term, and not running for reelection in 2018.

  19. Valerie Jenness

    Valerie Jenness
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    writerteacherresearcher
    Biography

    Valerie Jenness is an author, researcher, public policy advisor, and professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Jenness is currently a visiting professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and prior to that, was a senior visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. Jenness served as dean of the School of Social Ecology from 2009 to 2015 and chair of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society from 2001-2006. Jenness is credited with conducting the first systemic study of transgender women in men's prisons.

  20. Joseph Rose

    Joseph Rose
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Joseph Rose is an American journalist and radio personality formerly based in Portland, Oregon. Rose was on the staff of The Oregonian as a writer, columnist and multimedia producer from 1999 until 2016. He has written about crime, prisons, government, Portland's world-famous bicycle scene, popular culture, music, film, Oregon's methamphetamine epidemic and transportation. He is also a former freelance writer for Wired.com. As of January 2017, he was residing in Cornwall, Connecticut, and described himself as retired from The Oregonian.

  21. David Boyd

    David Boyd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    David R. Boyd was an American surgeon and pioneer in emergency medicine. Boyd is considered to be one of the "fathers of EMS systems." His colleague John Otten noted that Boyd "had been responsible for saving thousands of lives - more than anyone in the medical profession."

  22. Myron N. Dobashi

    Myron N. Dobashi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Myron N. Dobashi is a retired brigadier general in the National Guard of the United States and former commander of the Hawaii Air National Guard.