27 Notable alumni of
Ferris State University

Ferris State University is 1648th in the world, 576th in North America, and 541st in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 27 notable alumni from Ferris State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Karen McDougal

    Karen McDougal
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actormodelfilm actortelevision actorPlayboy Playmate
    Biography

    Karen McDougal is an American model and actress. She is known for her appearances in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month for December 1997 and Playmate of the Year of 1998. In 2001, the readers of Playboy voted McDougal the runner-up of "The sexiest Playmate of the 1990s".

  2. Al Jardine

    Al Jardine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    musiciansingersinger-songwriterguitaristpianist
    Biography

    Alan Charles Jardine is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best known as the band's rhythm guitarist and for occasionally singing lead vocals on singles such as "Help Me, Rhonda" (1965), "Then I Kissed Her" (1965), "Cotton Fields" (1970), and "Come Go with Me" (1978). His song "Lady Lynda" was also a UK top 10 hit for the group in 1978. Other Beach Boys songs that feature Jardine on lead include "I Know There's an Answer" (1966), "Vegetables" (1967), and "From There to Back Again" (2012).

  3. Børns

    Børns
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    songwritersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Garrett Clark Borns, better known by his stage name Børns (stylized as BØRNS), is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

  4. Vennela Kishore

    Vennela Kishore
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    comedianactorfilm director
    Biography

    Bokkala Kishore Kumar, known professionally as Vennela Kishore, is an Indian actor and director who works in Telugu-language films. Known for his comic roles, he was given the moniker "Vennela" after his first feature film Vennela (2005). He is a recipient of two Nandi Awards, two SIIMA Awards and one IIFA Utsavam Award.

  5. Butch Jones

    Butch Jones
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    American football playerhead coach
    Biography

    Lyle Allen "Butch" Jones Jr. is an American football coach who is currently the head coach at Arkansas State University. Jones previously served as a special assistant to the head coach and offensive analyst at the University of Alabama from 2018 to 2020, the head coach at the University of Tennessee from 2013 to 2017, the University of Cincinnati from 2010 to 2012 and Central Michigan University from 2007 to 2009. A Michigan native, he played college football at Ferris State University as a running back and wide receiver.

  6. Shawn Christian

    Shawn Christian
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractormodelscreenwriter
    Biography

    Shawn Patrick Christian is an American television and film actor.

  7. Chris Kunitz

    Chris Kunitz
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Christopher Kunitz is a Canadian former professional ice hockey winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Anaheim Ducks (where he won his first Stanley Cup in 2007), Atlanta Thrashers, the Pittsburgh Penguins (where he won his second, third and fourth Stanley Cup in 2009, 2016 and 2017), Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks.

  8. George Ryan

    George Ryan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    politicianpharmacist
    Biography

    George Homer Ryan is a former American politician who was the Republican 39th governor of Illinois from 1999 until 2003. Ryan received national attention for his 1999 moratorium on executions in Illinois and for commuting more than 160 death sentences to life sentences in 2003. He was later convicted of federal corruption charges and spent more than five years in federal prison and seven months of home confinement. He was released from federal prison on July 3, 2013.

  9. Monty Brown

    Monty Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    American football playerprofessional wrestler
    Biography

    Montaque "Monty" Brown is an American retired professional wrestler and NFL linebacker. In professional wrestling, he is best known for his time with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) where he wrestled under his real name, and with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he wrestled on its ECW brand under the ring names Marquis Cor Von and ‘’’Marcus Cor Von’’’ In both companies, he utilized the nickname "The Alpha Male". As a football player, he competed at Super Bowl XXVIII for the Buffalo Bills.

  10. Jason Blake

    Jason Blake
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jason Wayne Blake is an American former professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League (NHL).

  11. Zach Redmond

    Zach Redmond
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Zachary Thomas Redmond is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for EHC München in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round, 184th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

  12. Harlow Curtice

    Harlow Curtice
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1962 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Harlow Herbert Curtice was an American automotive industry executive who led General Motors (GM) from 1953 to 1958. As GM's chief, he was selected as Man of the Year for 1955 by Time magazine.

  13. Jeff Kellogg

    Jeff Kellogg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    baseball umpire
    Biography

    Jeffrey William Kellogg is a retired Major League Baseball umpire who worked in the National League from 1991 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues from 2000 to 2019. He wore uniform number 8, formerly worn in the NL by Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey from 1962 to 1992.

  14. Timothy P. Murphy

    Timothy P. Murphy
    Biography

    Timothy P. Murphy is an American law enforcement officer and a former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Murphy joined the FBI in September 1988. He has formerly served in FBI field posts in cities such as Newark, Tampa, Washington, DC, and Cincinnati along with several post at FBI Headquarters. Murphy has investigative experience in a number of matters including counterterrorism, organized crime and drug trafficking. His experience also expands into undercover and surveillance work. Murphy's executive experience includes being the special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, special agent in charge of the Cincinnati Division, and a member of the Director's Special Agent in Charge Advisory Committee.

  15. Chad Billins

    Chad Billins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Chad Billins is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently under contract with Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). An undrafted player, Billins played four seasons of college hockey with the Ferris State Bulldogs that culminated in his serving as co-captain of the team that reached the first Frozen Four appearance in school history in 2012. He turned professional in 2012 with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) and was a member of their Calder Cup championship team. Billins made his NHL debut in 2013 as a member of the Calgary Flames.

  16. Frank Fitzgerald

    Frank Fitzgerald
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1885-1939 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Frank Dwight Fitzgerald was an American politician. He was elected as the 34th and 36th Governor of Michigan and was the only Michigan governor to die in office.

  17. Gerald Mayhew

    Gerald Mayhew
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Gerald Alfano Mayhew is an American professional ice hockey winger playing with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  18. Norm Augustinus

    Norm Augustinus
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    podcasterjournalist
    Biography

    Norman Theodoor Augustinus, Jr is an American writer.

  19. Greg Rallo

    Greg Rallo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Greg Rallo is an American former professional ice hockey player who predominately played in the American Hockey League (AHL). He appeared in 11 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Florida Panthers.

  20. Paul W. Shafer

    Paul W. Shafer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1954 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgeeditorpublisherreporter
    Biography

    Paul Werntz Shafer was a politician and judge from Michigan.

  21. Harold M. Ryan

    Harold M. Ryan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1911-2007 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgelawyer
    Biography

    Harold Martin Ryan was a politician and judge from the U.S. state of Michigan. He was twice elected to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1962 to 1965.

  22. Stacy Erwin Oakes

    Stacy Erwin Oakes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Stacy Erwin Oakes is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. She has been a Democratic Party member of the Michigan House of Representatives and Minority Whip representing Michigan's 95th District (map), located in Saginaw County, which includes the cities of Saginaw and Zilwaukee, in addition to the following townships: Bridgeport Township, Buena Vista Township, Carrollton Township, James Township, Kochville Township, Spaulding Township, and Zilwaukee Township.

  23. William W. Blackney

    William W. Blackney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1876-1963 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyermunicipal clerkinstructor
    Biography

    William Wallace Blackney was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He served eight terms in the United States House of Representatives.

  24. Bird J. Vincent

    Bird J. Vincent
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1880-1931 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Bird J. Vincent was a soldier and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

  25. Alvin F. Weichel

    Alvin F. Weichel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1891-1956 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerlecturer
    Biography

    Alvin Ferdinand Weichel was an American politician who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio from 1943 to 1955.

  26. Charles Bowles

    Charles Bowles
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1884-1957 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianjudge
    Biography

    Charles E. Bowles was a politician from Michigan, and served as Mayor of Detroit in 1930.

  27. Charles H. Varnum

    Charles H. Varnum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-1999 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Charles H. Varnum was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing a portion of the Upper Peninsula for 26 years.