100 Notable alumni of
Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is 470th in the world, 183rd in North America, and 170th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Colorado State University - Fort Collins sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Leslie Jones

    Leslie Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    actorgame show hostwritertelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Annette "Leslie" Jones is an American comedian and actress who was a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live from 2014 to 2019 and currently the host of Supermarket Sweep. Jones has been a featured performer at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and the Aspen Comedy Festival. In 2010, her one-hour comedy special, Problem Child, was broadcast on Showtime. Jones starred in Ghostbusters (2016) as Patty Tolan. In 2017 and 2018, Jones was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live.

  2. John Amos

    John Amos
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    stage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    John Allen Amos Jr. is an American actor known for his role as James Evans, Sr., on the CBS television series Good Times Amos's other television work includes The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a recurring role as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing, and the role of Washington, D.C., Mayor Ethan Baker in the series The District. Amos has appeared on Broadway and in numerous films in his five-decade career. He has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and an NAACP Image Award. On film, he has played numerous supporting roles in movies such as The Beastmaster (1982), Coming to America (1988), Die Hard 2 (1990) and Coming 2 America (2021).

  3. Lane Kiffin

    Lane Kiffin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    Minnesota VikingsAmerican football player
    Biography

    Lane Monte Kiffin is an American football coach who is currently the head football coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).

  4. Derek Theler

    Derek Theler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    film actormodelscreenwritertelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Derek Theler is an American film and television actor and model.

  5. Cory Gardner

    Cory Gardner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in Colorado State University - Fort Collins
    In 1997 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Cory Scott Gardner is an American attorney, lobbyist, and politician who served as a United States senator from Colorado from 2015 to 2021. A Republican, he was the U.S. representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district from 2011 to 2015 and a member of the Colorado House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011.

  6. Shaquil Barrett

    Shaquil Barrett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Shaquil Akeem "Shaq" Barrett is an American football outside linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Nebraska-Omaha before transferring to Colorado State University, and was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2014. After five seasons with the Broncos, including winning Super Bowl 50, Barrett signed with the Buccaneers. His level of play increased, making the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams in 2019 after leading the league in sacks, and in 2021 won Super Bowl LV.

  7. Lissie

    Lissie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    recording artistcomposersinger-songwriterguitaristsinger
    Biography

    Elisabeth Corrin Maurus, known as Lissie, is an American singer-songwriter. She released her debut EP, "Why You Runnin'", in November 2009. Her debut album, Catching a Tiger, was released in June 2010. Her second studio album, Back to Forever, was released in October 2013. Her first record as an independent artist, and third studio album, My Wild West, was released February 12, 2016 and went on to receive critical acclaim. Her fourth studio album Castles, was released worldwide on March 23, 2018.

  8. Salvatore Giunta

    Salvatore Giunta
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Salvatore Augustine Giunta is a former United States Army soldier and the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the United States Armed Forces' highest decoration for valor, the Medal of Honor. Giunta was cited for saving the lives of members of his squad on October 25, 2007, during the War in Afghanistan. He left the United States Army in June 2011.

  9. Amy Van Dyken

    Amy Van Dyken
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Colorado State University - Fort Collins
    1994-1996 studied human development
    Occupations
    swimmercolor commentatorradio personality
    Biography

    Amy Deloris Van Dyken-Rouen is an American former competitive swimmer, Olympic champion, former world record-holder, and national radio sports talk show co-host. She won six Olympic gold medals in her career, four of which she won at the 1996 Summer Olympics, making her the first American woman to accomplish such a feat and the most successful athlete at the 1996 Summer Olympics. She won gold in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and 4×100-meter medley relay.

  10. John Ensign

    John Ensign
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Colorado State University - Fort Collins
    In 1985 studied veterinary medicine
    Occupations
    veterinariangeneral managerpolitician
    Biography

    John Eric Ensign is an American veterinarian and former politician from Las Vegas, Nevada. A member of the Republican Party, Ensign was a Congressman and United States Senator from Nevada; he served in the latter seat from January 2001 until May 2011, when he resigned amid a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into his attempts to hide an extramarital affair. Following his resignation from the Senate, Ensign returned to Nevada and resumed his career as a veterinarian.

  11. Basuki Hadimuljono

    Basuki Hadimuljono
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Mochamad Basuki Hadimuljono is an Indonesian bureaucrat who currently serves as the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing under Joko Widodo. Before his appointment as minister, he had worked for the Indonesian Ministry of Public Works for nine years.

  12. Jenna Ellis

    Jenna Ellis
    Years
    1984-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in Colorado State University - Fort Collins
    In 2004 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in journalism
    Occupations
    political punditlawyeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jenna Lynn Ellis is a lawyer known for her work as a member of Donald Trump's legal team. She is a former deputy district attorney in Weld County, Colorado and a former assistant professor of legal studies at Colorado Christian University. As a private lawyer, she has litigated cases in state courts. In 2015, she self-published The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution, a book arguing that the Constitution of the United States can only be interpreted in accordance with the Bible. Since 2018, Ellis has presented herself as a "constitutional law attorney" during cable news appearances, though The New York Times reported her background did not reflect such expertise and The Wall Street Journal reported she had no history in any federal cases.

  13. Rebecca Skloot

    Rebecca Skloot
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Rebecca L. Skloot /ˈskluːt/ is an American science writer who specializes in science and medicine. Her first book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010), was one of the best-selling new books of 2010, staying on The New York Times Bestseller list for over 6 years and eventually reaching #1. It was adapted into a movie by George C. Wolfe, which premiered on HBO on April 22, 2017, and starred Rose Byrne as Skloot, and Oprah Winfrey as Lacks's daughter Deborah.

  14. Steph Davis

    Steph Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    climbing specialist
    Biography

    Stephanie "Steph" Davis is an American rock climber, BASE jumper, and wingsuit flyer. She is one of the world's leading climbers, having completed some of the hardest routes in the world. She is the first woman to have free soloed a 5.11 grade climb, the first woman to summit all the peaks of the Fitzroy Range in Patagonia, the second woman to free climb El Capitan in a day, the first woman to free climb the Salathė Wall on El Capitan, the first woman to free solo The Diamond on Longs Peak in Colorado, and the first woman to summit Torre Egger. Davis was married to fellow climbers and BASE jumpers Dean Potter and Mario Richard (both of whom died wingsuiting), and currently to sky-diving instructor, flyer, and jumper Ian Mitchard. Davis is also a blogger who writes about her interests in climbing, BASE jumping, yoga, and veganism.

  15. Jason Smith

    Jason Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jason Victor Smith is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Colorado State University before being selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Miami Heat.

  16. Nick Stabile

    Nick Stabile
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Nick Stabile is an British-American television and film actor. He is most known for playing Richard in Pinocchio's Revenge, Jesse Miller in Bride of Chucky, Mr. Garrison with the performing voice in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, and Private Murphy in 28 Days Later

  17. Benny Begin

    Benny Begin
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1943-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in Colorado State University - Fort Collins
    Graduated with Doctor of Sciences in geology
    Occupations
    politiciangeologist
    Biography

    Ze'ev Binyamin "Benny" Begin, is an Israeli geologist and politician. He is a member of the Knesset for New Hope, having previously served as a member for Likud and Herut – The National Movement. He is the son of former Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin.

  18. Brian Schweitzer

    Brian Schweitzer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    businesspersonfarmerpolitician
    Biography

    Brian David Schweitzer is an American farmer and politician who served as the 23rd Governor of Montana from January 5, 2005, to January 7, 2013. Schweitzer served for a time as chair of the Western Governors Association as well as the Democratic Governors Association. He also served as President of the Council of State Governments.

  19. Susan Butcher

    Susan Butcher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-2006 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    musher
    Biography

    Susan Howlet Butcher was an American dog musher, noteworthy as the second woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1986, the second four-time winner in 1990, and the first to win four out of five sequential years. She is commemorated in Alaska by the Susan Butcher Day.

  20. Kjell Lindgren

    Kjell Lindgren
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Colorado State University - Fort Collins
    Graduated with Master of Science in Cardiovascular physiology
    Occupations
    astronautmilitary officersurgeon
    Biography

    Kjell Norwood Lindgren is an American astronaut who was selected in 2009. Lindgren was selected in June 2009 as a member of the NASA Astronaut Group 20. He launched to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of Expedition 44/45 on July 22, 2015.

  21. Michael Johnson

    Michael Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2017 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    singerguitaristsongwritermusician
    Biography

    Michael Jay Johnson was an American pop, country, and folk singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best remembered for his 1978 hit song "Bluer Than Blue". He charted four hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and nine more on Hot Country Songs, including two number one country hits in 1986's "Give Me Wings" and "The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder". He also co-wrote "Cain's Blood", the debut single of 1990s country group 4 Runner.

  22. Jon Rubinstein

    Jon Rubinstein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Jonathan J. "Jon" Rubinstein is an American electrical engineer who played an instrumental role in the development of the iMac and iPod, the portable music and video device first sold by Apple Computer Inc. in 2001. He left his position as senior vice president of Apple's iPod division on April 14, 2006.

  23. Bill Ritter

    Bill Ritter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    August William Ritter Jr. is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 41st Governor of Colorado from 2007 to 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the district attorney for Denver before his election in 2006.

  24. Jesse Luken

    Jesse Luken
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Jesse Christopher Luken is an American actor, producer, and writer. He is known for playing Jimmy Tolan in the FX drama series Justified and Eric in the CW science fiction romance series Star-Crossed.

  25. Roy Romer

    Roy Romer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    lawyermilitary officerpolitician
    Biography

    Roy Rudolf Romer is an American politician who served as the 39th Governor of Colorado from 1987 to 1999, and subsequently as the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2000 to 2006.

  26. Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf

    Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Colorado State University - Fort Collins
    In 1981 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Assaf is a Saudi politician who served as finance minister, foreign minister, and state minister of Saudi Arabia.

  27. Andrew Wirth

    Andrew Wirth
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Andrew "Andy" Wirth is an American businessman and philanthropist who works in the mountain resort and hotel industry. He was most recently the president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, the parent company of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts in Olympic Valley, CA until 2018. He is also the grandson of former US National Park Service Director Conrad Wirth and the great grandson of Theodore Wirth.

  28. Weston Richburg

    Weston Richburg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Weston Blaine Richburg is a former American football center. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and also played for the San Francisco 49ers. He played college football at Colorado State.

  29. Yusef Komunyakaa

    Yusef Komunyakaa
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    authorwriteruniversity teacheracademicpoet
    Biography

    Yusef Komunyakaa is an American poet who teaches at New York University and is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Komunyakaa is a recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, for Neon Vernacular and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He also received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Komunyakaa received the 2007 Louisiana Writer Award for his enduring contribution to poetry.

  30. Peter C. Lemon

    Peter C. Lemon
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1950-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Peter Charles Lemon is a former United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor. He received the award for his actions on April 1, 1970, while serving in Tây Ninh Province during the Vietnam War. Lemon is the only Canadian-born United States citizen to be presented the medal for fighting in the Vietnam War. He is the eighth-youngest living Medal of Honor recipient.

  31. Baxter Black

    Baxter Black
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    veterinarian
    Biography

    Baxter Black is an American cowboy poet and former large animal veterinarian.

  32. John Gill

    John Gill
    Years
    1937-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    mathematicianrock climber
    Biography

    John Gill is an American mathematician who has achieved recognition for his rock-climbing. Many climbers consider him the father of modern bouldering.

  33. Milt Palacio

    Milt Palacio
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Milton Sigmund Palacio is a Belizean American professional basketball coach and former player. He serves as an assistant coach of the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

  34. Wayne Allard

    Wayne Allard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in Colorado State University - Fort Collins
    In 1968 graduated with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Occupations
    politicianveterinarian
    Biography

    Alan Wayne Allard is an American veterinarian and politician who served as a United States Representative (1991–1997) and United States Senator (1997–2009) from Colorado, as well as previously a Colorado State Senator (1983–1991). A member of the Republican Party, he did not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. Since February 2009, he has worked at The Livingston Group, a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm.

  35. Glenn Morris

    Glenn Morris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-1974 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    athletics competitoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Glenn Edgar Morris was a U.S. track and field athlete. He won a gold medal in the Olympic decathlon in 1936, setting new world and Olympic records. He attended Colorado A&M — now known as Colorado State University — and played football as well as track and field. He was also an occasional actor, he portrayed Tarzan in Tarzan's Revenge.

  36. Mark Mattson

    Mark Mattson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    neuroscientist
    Biography

    Mark P. Mattson is a Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. He is the former Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Aging.

  37. James H. Dickinson

    James H. Dickinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960s
    Biography

    James H. Dickinson is a United States Army general currently serving as the commander of the United States Space Command, previously serving as its deputy commander until assuming his current position in August 2020. He also served as the commanding general of the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command.

  38. Kim Mestdagh

    Kim Mestdagh
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1990-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kim Mestdagh is a Belgian basketball player for Perfumerias Avenida of the Liga Femenina de Baloncesto and the Belgian national team.

  39. Lauren Myracle

    Lauren Myracle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    novelistchildren's writercomics writerwriter
    Biography

    Lauren Myracle is an American writer of young adult fiction. She has written many novels, including the three best-selling "IM" books, ttyl, ttfn and l8r, g8r. Her book Thirteen Plus One was released May 4, 2010.

  40. Jack Christiansen

    Jack Christiansen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-1986 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    John LeRoy Christiansen was an American professional football player who became a college and pro coach. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Detroit Lions as a defensive back and return specialist from 1951 to 1958. He helped lead the Lions to three NFL championships in 1952, 1953, and 1957 and was a first-team All-NFL player in six of his eight years in the league. He led the NFL in interceptions in 1953 and 1957 and in punt returns for touchdown in 1951, 1952, 1954, and 1956. His eight career punt returns for touchdowns was an NFL record until 1989 and remains the fourth best in league history. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1970.

  41. Henson Cargill

    Henson Cargill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2007 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    songwritersingermusician
    Biography

    Henson Cargill was an American country music singer best known for the socially controversial 1968 Country No. 1 hit "Skip a Rope". His music career began in Oklahoma in clubs around Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He earned national recognition after getting a Nashville producer to agree to produce "Skip a Rope".

  42. Ralph C. Smith

    Ralph C. Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1998 (aged 105)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Major General Ralph Corbett Smith was a senior officer of the United States Army. After receiving early training as a pilot from Orville Wright he served Brigadier General John J. Pershing's army against Pancho Villa, became decorated for bravery in World War I and commanded the 27th Infantry Division in combat in the Pacific War in World War II. At his death Smith was the oldest surviving general officer of the Army.

  43. Stanton Kidd

    Stanton Kidd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Stanton Kidd is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Russian team Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League. He left the team after the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. He played college basketball for South Plains College, North Carolina Central University and Colorado State before playing professionally in Belgium, Germany, Turkey and for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

  44. Brad Soderberg

    Brad Soderberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Bradley William Soderberg is a men's college basketball coach. He is currently the Director of Scouting for the University of Virginia Cavaliers. Soderberg was previously head coach at Lindenwood, St. Louis, South Dakota State, Loras College, and was the interim head coach at the Wisconsin.

  45. Mary L. Cleave

    Mary L. Cleave
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    engineerastronaut
    Biography

    Mary Louise Cleave is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She also served from 2004 to 2007 as NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate.

  46. Joel Dreessen

    Joel Dreessen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Joel Clifford Dreessen is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado State.

  47. William E. Adams

    William E. Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-1971 (aged 32)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    William Edward Adams was a major in the United States Army who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War.

  48. Kent Rominger

    Kent Rominger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    military officerastronaut
    Biography

    Kent Vernon "Rommel" Rominger is an American former astronaut, former NASA Chief of the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center, and a captain in the United States Navy. Rominger holds the Space Shuttle Orbiter flight time record with 1610 hours. He joined ATK Launch Systems Group in 2006 as Vice President of Advanced Programs.

  49. Marilyn Musgrave

    Marilyn Musgrave
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Colorado State University - Fort Collins
    In 1972 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    businesspersonteacherpolitician
    Biography

    Marilyn Neoma Musgrave, American politician, is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives who served from 2003 to 2009, representing the 4th District of Colorado.

  50. Hanne Mestdagh

    Hanne Mestdagh
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1993-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Hanne Mestdagh is a Belgian basketball player for BC Namur-Capitale and the Belgian national team.

  51. Bob Rule

    Bob Rule
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2019 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Bobby Frank Rule was an American professional basketball player. He played at center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Seattle SuperSonics, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Milwaukee Bucks.

  52. James van Hoften

    James van Hoften
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    civil engineerengineerfighter pilotmilitary officerastronaut
    Biography

    James Dougal Adrianus "Ox" van Hoften is an American civil and hydraulic engineer, retired U.S. Navy officer and aviator, and a former astronaut for NASA.

  53. Paula Hicks-Hudson

    Paula Hicks-Hudson
    Years
    1951-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paula S. Hicks-Hudson is an American politician currently serving as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. She is the former Mayor of Toledo, Ohio.

  54. Gary Glick

    Gary Glick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2015 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Gary Galen Glick was a professional American football safety who played six seasons in the National Football League before he concluded his career in the American Football League for one season. He was the number one overall selection in the 1956 NFL Draft. To date, Glick is still the only defensive back ever to be picked first overall in any NFL draft.

  55. Dave Young

    Dave Young
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David L. Young is an American politician and the current Treasurer of Colorado. He served as a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 50 from the time of his appointment on July 28, 2011 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jim Riesberg until his term ended and he took office as State Treasurer in early 2019.

  56. Doug Hutchinson

    Doug Hutchinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Doug Hutchinson is a former mayor of the city of Fort Collins, Colorado.

  57. Ted Harvey

    Ted Harvey
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ted Harvey is an American politician. In 2001, Harvey was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Republican, representing the 43rd House District. Elected in 2006 to the Colorado Senate, he represented Senate District 30, which encompasses Northern Douglas County—Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, and Roxborough Park. He was also one of Colorado's delegates to the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  58. R Vidyasagar Rao

    R Vidyasagar Rao
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1939-2017 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Ramaraju Vidyasagar Rao was an Indian government administrator and a Telangana activist. He was the Chief Engineer of the Ministry of Water Resources, Central Water Commission. After the formation of Telangana State, he was appointed as the Advisor on Irrigation to the Government of Telangana. He was the foremost expert on irrigation projects in Telangana, and was instrumental in highlighting injustices in water allocation for Telangana Region in United Andhra Pradesh.

  59. Sam Steiger

    Sam Steiger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-2012 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Samuel Steiger was an American politician, journalist, political pundit. He served five terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, two terms in the Arizona State Senate, and one term as mayor of Prescott, Arizona. Steiger also made an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate, served as a special assistant to Arizona Governor Evan Mecham, and hosted political talk shows on both radio and television. Despite these accomplishments, Steiger is best known for two incidents: The first, while he was a sitting Congressman, was the 1975 killing of two burros. The second was painting a crosswalk between Prescott's courthouse and nearby Whiskey Row.

  60. Janay DeLoach

    Janay DeLoach
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Cynithia "Janay" DeLoach is a United States track and field athlete who won the bronze medal in the women's long jump at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was listed in The Coloradoan's #3 Top Sports Story of 2011 about her road to the 2012 Olympics. She is currently signed to Nike and trains in Colorado.

  61. Richie Hall

    Richie Hall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    Canadian football playerhead coach
    Biography

    Richie Hall is the defensive coordinator for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was formerly the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos from 2009 to 2010.

  62. Martin J. Fettman

    Martin J. Fettman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    veterinarianastronaut
    Biography

    Martin Joseph Fettman is an American pathologist and researcher who flew on NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-58 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia as a Payload Specialist.

  63. Mike Young (agriculture official)

    Mike Young (agriculture official)
    Biography

    Michael L. Young is an American government official. He served as the acting United States Secretary of Agriculture from January 20, 2017, when Donald Trump took office as President of the United States, to April 25, 2017, when the United States Senate confirmed Sonny Perdue as the new secretary. Young has been director of the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Budget and Policy Analysis since October 2010, and has served for 25 years in that office, and has previously served in other positions within the department. He has a bachelor of science degree in botany from Colorado State University and a master of business administration degree from George Washington University.

  64. Shoaib Sultan

    Shoaib Sultan
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shoaib Sultan is a Norwegian analyst and politician of Pakistani descent.

  65. Scott Waguespack

    Scott Waguespack
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Scott Waguespack is a member of the Chicago City Council, representing the 32nd ward since May 2007. The 32nd ward includes parts of the neighborhoods of Bucktown, East Village, Goose Island, Hamlin Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Logan Square, Palmer Square, Pulaski Park, Roscoe Village, Wicker Park. He is a member of the council's Progressive Reform Caucus, and was the chair during 2015–19. During the 2019–23 term, he was selected as the chair of the Finance Committee.

  66. Dudley Brown

    Dudley Brown
    Years
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dudley W. Brown is an American gun rights lobbyist. He is the founder and president of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and president of the National Association for Gun Rights.

  67. Chuck Fager

    Chuck Fager
    Years
    1942-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    children's writerwriter
    Biography

    Charles Eugene Fager, known as Chuck Fager, is an American activist, author, editor, publisher and an outspoken and prominent member of the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers. He is known for his work in both the Civil Rights Movement and in the Peace movement. His written works include religious and political essays, humor, adult fiction, and juvenile fiction, and he is best known for his 1974 book Selma 1965: The March That Changed the South, his in-depth history of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Movement which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

  68. George Watson

    George Watson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1915-1943 (aged 28)
    Occupations
    soldier
    Biography

    George Watson was a United States Army private who gave his life rescuing several soldiers from drowning at sea during World War II. In 1997, he was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration for valor, for his actions on March 8, 1943, near Porlock Harbor, New Guinea.

  69. Hans Bruyninckx

    Hans Bruyninckx
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1964-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    political scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Hans Emiel Aloysius Bruyninckx is a Belgian political scientist and international relations scholar specialized in international environmental governance and European environmental politics. He has headed the European Environment Agency since 2013. While in this position, he is on leave from his posts as Professor of International Relations and Global Environmental Governance, Institute for International and European Policy; and Director, Research Institute for Work and Society, both at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven).

  70. Jane E. Norton

    Jane E. Norton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jane Ellen Norton was the 46th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado and an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Senator Michael Bennet in the 2010 election. She lost the nomination to Weld County District Attorney and Tea Party favorite Ken Buck. While in office, Norton was notable for leading a successful effort to outlaw gay marriage in Colorado.

  71. Julie Rosen

    Julie Rosen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Julie A. Rosen is an American politician serving as a member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she represents District 23, which includes all or portions of Blue Earth, Faribault, Jackson, Le Sueur, Martin, Waseca, and Watonwan counties in the southern part of the state.

  72. Ronnie D. Green

    Ronnie D. Green
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Biography

    Ronnie David Green is the 20th chancellor of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. As chancellor, Green is the chief executive of the state's flagship, a land-grant university, which is part of the University of Nebraska system.

  73. Sarah Andrews

    Sarah Andrews
    Years
    1951-2019 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    novelistgeologist
    Biography

    Sarah Andrews was an American geologist and author of twelve science-based mystery novels and several short stories. Many of the novels feature "clear-thinking, straight-talking" forensic geologist Em Hansen and take place in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. Andrews, her husband Damon, and son Duncan died in a plane crash in Nebraska on the 24th of July, 2019.

  74. Roger A. Brady

    Roger A. Brady
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Roger Alan Brady is a former United States Air Force four-star general who last served as the 33rd Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe which he also concurrently served as commander of NATO Allied Air Command, Ramstein and director of Joint Air Power Competence Center, Kalkar, Germany from January 9, 2008, to December 13, 2010. Prior to that he served as deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel from June 2004 to January 2008. As commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, he has responsibility for Air Force activities in the U.S. Africa Command theater. He retired from the Air Force on February 1, 2011.

  75. Christopher Landsea

    Christopher Landsea
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in Colorado State University - Fort Collins
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    meteorologist
    Biography

    Christopher William "Chris" Landsea is an American meteorologist, formerly a research meteorologist with the Hurricane Research Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory at NOAA, and now the Science and Operations Officer at the National Hurricane Center. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.

  76. Bruce Holland Rogers

    Bruce Holland Rogers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    essayistnovelistwriterpoetauthor
    Biography

    Bruce Holland Rogers is an American author of short fiction who also writes under the pseudonym Hanovi Braddock. His stories have won a Pushcart Prize, two Nebula Awards, the Bram Stoker Award, two World Fantasy Awards, the Micro Award, and have been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award and Spain's Premio Ignotus.

  77. Emmanuel Omogbo

    Emmanuel Omogbo
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1995-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Emmanuel Omogbo is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for APOEL of the Cypriot Division A. He played college basketball for South Plains and Colorado State before playing professionally in Italy, Lithuania and Israel. Standing 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), he plays at the power forward and center positions.

  78. Joann Ginal

    Joann Ginal
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joann Ginal is an American politician who serves in the Colorado Senate from the 14th district since 2019, as a member of the Democratic Party. Before her tenure in the state senate she served in the Colorado House of Representatives from the 52nd district from 2013 to 2019.

  79. Jonathan Singer

    Jonathan Singer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jonathan Singer is a former legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. He was appointed in January 2012 as a Democrat to fill a vacancy in House District 11, which includes most of Longmont, as well as Northwest Boulder, part of Niwot and part of Gunbarrel. He resides in Longmont.

  80. Jon E. Swanson

    Jon E. Swanson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-1971 (aged 29)
    Occupations
    helicopter pilot
    Biography

    Jon Edward Swanson was a United States Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. He directed the destruction of five enemy bunkers and two anti-aircraft positions before being shot down in Cambodia. His actions were recognized over 30 years later, when his family received the Medal of Honor posthumously from President George W. Bush in 2002.

  81. Sama Raena Alshaibi

    Sama Raena Alshaibi
    Born in
    Iraq Flag Iraq
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Sama Raena Alshaibi also known as Sama Alshaibi is a conceptual artist (video art, performative photography, sculpture and installation), in which she deals with spaces of conflict as her primary subject. War, exile, power and the quest for survival are themes seen in her works. She often uses her own body in her artwork as a representation of the country or an issue she is dealing with.

  82. Dan Nordberg

    Dan Nordberg
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Daniel "Dan" Paul Nordberg is an American politician and a former Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives. He represented House District 14 from January 9, 2013, to January 8, 2018, when he resigned from office to take a job with the Small Business Administration.

  83. Thurman "Fum" McGraw

    Thurman "Fum" McGraw
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2000 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Thurman "Fum" McGraw was an American football player and college athletics administrator. He played college football at Colorado A&M (now known as Colorado State University) and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981.

  84. Steven D. Tanksley

    Steven D. Tanksley
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    geneticist
    Biography

    Steven Dale Tanksley is the Chief Technology Officer of Nature Source Improved Plants. Prior to founding Nature Source Improved Plants, Tanksley served as the Liberty Hyde Bailey professor of plant breeding and biometry and chair of the Genomics Initiative Task Force at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is currently a Professor Emeritus at Cornell University.

  85. Jason Craft

    Jason Craft
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Jason Donell Andre Craft is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado State.

  86. Polly Lawrence

    Polly Lawrence
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Polly Lawrence is an American politician and a former Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives representing District 39 from January 9, 2013, to January 4, 2019.

  87. John Burroughs

    John Burroughs
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1907-1978 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Burroughs was an American politician, educator, and businessman who served as the 18th governor of New Mexico. Burroughs, a Democrat, served one-term and is remembered for honest government and introduction of the concept of a state Personnel Act to improve the quality of state workers and limit somewhat the effect of political patronage.

  88. Cisco Carlos

    Cisco Carlos
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    interior designerbaseball player
    Biography

    Francisco Manuel Carlos Guzmán, best known as Cisco Carlos, is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played from 1967 through 1970 for the Chicago White Sox and Washington Senators of Major League Baseball (MLB). LIsted at 6' 3", 205 lb., Carlos batted and threw right handed. He was born in Monrovia, California, of Mexican American descent.

  89. Beth Martinez Humenik

    Beth Martinez Humenik
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Beth Martinez Humenik is a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Colorado. She served one term in the Colorado State Senate from 2015 until 2019, representing District 24, which includes parts of Adams County.

  90. Greg Brophy

    Greg Brophy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Greg Brophy is an American politician who served in the Colorado House of Representatives from the 63rd district from 2003 to 2005, and in the Colorado Senate from the 1st district from 2005 to 2015, as a member of the Republican Party.

  91. Erik N. Rasmussen

    Erik N. Rasmussen
    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    storm chasermeteorologist
    Biography

    Erik Nels Rasmussen is an American meteorologist and leading expert on mesoscale meteorology, severe convective storms, forecasting of storms, and tornadogenesis. He was the field coordinator of the first of the VORTEX projects in 1994-1995 and a lead principal investigator for VORTEX2 from 2009-2010 and VORTEX-SE from 2016-2017, as well as involved in other smaller VORTEX offshoots and many field projects.

  92. Dale Schlueter

    Dale Schlueter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-2014 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Dale Wayne Schlueter was an American professional basketball player born in Tacoma, Washington.

  93. Penfield Tate III

    Penfield Tate III
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Penfield Wallace Tate III is an American politician.

  94. Raymond Arritt

    Raymond Arritt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-2018 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    meteorologistagronomist
    Biography

    Raymond Ward Arritt was an American agronomist whose research focused on agricultural meteorology. He taught at Iowa State University from 1993 until his death in 2018. At Iowa State, he was responsible for operating the meteorological data repository Iowa Environmental Mesonet. He was one of three Iowa State faculty who contributed to the fourth (AR4) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report, which led to the IPCC sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

  95. Bob Weber

    Bob Weber
    Years
    1934-2008 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Robert Weber was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Arizona from 1969 to 1972 and at the University of Louisville from 1980 to 1984, compiling a career college football record of 36–61.

  96. Don Burroughs

    Don Burroughs
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2006 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Donald Edward Burroughs was an American professional football player who was a defensive back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football as a quarterback at Colorado A&M, now known as Colorado State University. Burroughs was notable for his 6'5" height, an anomaly at the safety position. In 2006, Burroughs died of cancer.

  97. Joe Rogers

    Joe Rogers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-2013 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Joseph Bernard Rogers was an American politician served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado from 1999 to 2003.

  98. Hugh Ragin

    Hugh Ragin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    jazz musician
    Biography

    Hugh Ragin is an American jazz trumpeter.

  99. Antonio Mignucci

    Antonio Mignucci
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Antonio A. Mignucci is a biological oceanographer and veterinary technician specializing in the biology, management and conservation of marine mammals. He is the founder of the international non-profit conservation organization Red Caribeña de Varamientos (Caribbean Stranding Network) dedicated to the care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injured or stranded marine mammals, sea turtle and sea birds. As a scientist, Mignucci is an expert in endangered tropical marine mammals and a specialist in the West Indian manatee, and since 2009, the director of the Puerto Rico Manatee Conservation Center.

  100. Peggy Littleton

    Peggy Littleton
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Peggy Littleton is a candidate for Colorado State Board of Education, Congressional District 8. She was the county commissioner for El Paso County, Colorado. Her Commissioner District 5 jurisdiction is over El Paso County, Colo., the most populous county in the state.