13 Notable alumni of
Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University is 2282nd in the world, 779th in North America, and 736th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 13 notable alumni from Fort Hays State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jerry Moran

    Jerry Moran
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    celebritylawyeruniversity teacherbank officerpolitician
    Biography

    Gerald Wesley Moran is an American lawyer and politician who is the senior United States senator from Kansas, a seat he has held since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he was chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 113th U.S. Congress, during which he led successful Republican efforts in the 2014 election, producing the first Republican Senate majority since 2006. Previously, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Kansas's 1st congressional district.

  2. Scott Schwab

    Scott Schwab
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Scott Joseph Schwab is an American politician serving as the 32nd Secretary of State of Kansas. He served as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 49th district, from 2009 to 2019. He also served as Speaker pro tempore of the Kansas House of Representatives from 2017 to 2019. He received national attention when his son, Caleb, was killed in an accident on the Schlitterbahn Kansas City, Kansas water park's Verrückt water slide. In November 2018, he was elected Kansas Secretary of State.

  3. Brent Barrett

    Brent Barrett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    stage actortelevision actorsinger
    Biography

    Brent Barrett is an American actor and tenor who is mostly known for his work within American theatre. Barrett has performed in musicals and in concerts with theatres, symphony orchestras, opera houses, and concert halls internationally. He starred in the original production of Maltby and Shire's hit Off-Broadway musical Closer Than Ever in 1989 and the 2001 West End revival of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate. He has also appeared sporadically on television and in films.

  4. Sheila Frahm

    Sheila Frahm
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Fort Hays State University
    In 1967 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sheila Sloan Frahm is an American politician who served in the United States Senate as a Republican from Kansas for a brief period in 1996.

  5. John L. Allen Jr

    John L. Allen Jr
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    John L. Allen Jr. is an American journalist serving as editor of the Roman Catholic–oriented news website Crux, formerly hosted by The Boston Globe and now independently funded. Before moving to The Boston Globe when Crux was established in 2014, Allen worked for 16 years in Rome as a Vatican watcher, covering news about the Holy See and the Pope for the National Catholic Reporter. He also serves as a Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN, and featured in broadcast coverage of the conclaves of 2005 and 2013. Allen is the St. Francis de Sales Fellow of Communication and Media at the Word on Fire Institute founded by Bishop Robert Barron.

  6. Michelle De La Isla

    Michelle De La Isla
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in Fort Hays State University
    2015-2018 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michelle De La Isla is an American politician who served as the mayor of Topeka, Kansas from 2018 to 2022. She previously served on the Topeka City Council from 2013 to 2018. De La Isla was the city's first Latina and single mother to serve as mayor. She was the Democratic nominee for Kansas's 2nd congressional district in the 2020 election, but lost.

  7. Keith Sebelius

    Keith Sebelius
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-1982 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Keith George Sebelius was an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican.

  8. M. T. Liggett

    M. T. Liggett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2017 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Myron Thomas Liggett was an American folk sculptor.

  9. Jonathan Blake

    Jonathan Blake
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jonathan Blake is an American professional basketball player. Blake played high school basketball at Cypress Springs High School, where he was named to the First-Team in District 17-5A and earned a McDonald's All-American Honorable Mention. Rated amongst the top-50 guards in the country, he led his team to third place in the district with records of 23–9 overall and 10–5 in district games. Blake went on to play two seasons at Coffeyville Community College, helping them to a conference championship and a top-5 national ranking in both seasons while graduating as the college's winningest class with 72 wins during that time. After lettering one season at Fort Hays State University. Blake played his last year of college basketball at Texas Wesleyan University, leading the team to a 30–4 season; matching the highest win total in the 74-year history of Texas Wesleyan basketball as they went on to win the program's fourth consecutive NAIA Red River Athletic Conference regular season championship. Blake earned an Honorable Mention All-American selection after averaging 13.8 points on.506 shooting and 7.8 rebounds per game in his first season with the Rams. He reached double-figures in scoring 24 times in 33 games played, posting eight double-doubles including a win over Texas College in which he scored a career-high 29 points while pulling down 13 rebounds.

  10. Jim Smallwood

    Jim Smallwood
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James Smallwood, Jr. is an American business consultant and politician elected to the Colorado Senate in 2016. He represents State Senate District 4 in Douglas County which encompasses the communities of Castle Rock, Larkspur, Parker, Franktown, and Castle Pines.

  11. Michael J Hannafin

    Michael J Hannafin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    professor
    Biography

    Michael J. Hannafin was Professor of Instructional Technology and Director of Learning and Performance Support Laboratory at the University of Georgia. He obtained a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the Arizona State University. Along with Kyle Peck, he developed the field of Computer Aided Instruction as distinguished from Computer Based Instruction. He received the AERA SIG- IT Best Paper Award in 2007.

  12. Tory Marie Arnberger

    Tory Marie Arnberger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tory Marie Arnberger-Blew is an American politician who has served in the Kansas House of Representatives since January 2017. She represents the 112th district in Barton County, Kansas. She is from Great Bend, Kansas. Arnberger announced her candidacy while a senior at Fort Hays State University. She was the youngest member of the Kansas Legislature from 2017 to 2021 and during the 2019-2020 session served as vice chairman of the House General Government Budget Committee and as a deputy majority whip. Representative Arnberger serves as vice chairman of the Federal and State Affairs Committee for the 2021 - 2022 session. In 2022, Representative Arnberger was elected as the House Majority Whip. She also was the chair of Kansas Young Republicans in 2021-2022.

  13. Curtis Hammeke

    Curtis Hammeke
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Curtis J. Hammeke is an American university sports administrator and former college baseball player and coach. Hammeke is currently the director of athletics at Fort Hays State University. Prior to his current position, Hammeke served as an athletic director at a high school and two colleges, as well as the baseball coach for Fort Hays State prior to that.