26 Notable alumni of
Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University is 1510th in the world, 538th in North America, and 505th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 26 notable alumni from Jacksonville University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jay Thomas

    Jay Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-2017 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    screenwritervoice actoractortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Jay Thomas was an American actor, comedian, and radio personality. He was heard in New York from 1976–1979 on top-40 station 99X, and later on rhythmic CHR station 92KTU, and in Los Angeles beginning in 1986 on KPWR "Power 106", where he hosted the station's top-rated morning show until 1993. His notable television work included his co-starring role as Remo DaVinci on Mork & Mindy (1979–1981), the recurring role of Eddie LeBec, a Boston Bruins goalie on the downside of his career, on Cheers (1987–1989), the lead character of newspaper columnist Jack Stein on Love & War (1992–1995), and a repeat guest role as Jerry Gold, a talk-show host who becomes both an antagonist and love interest of the title character on Murphy Brown. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 1990 and 1991 for portraying Gold.

  2. Artis Gilmore

    Artis Gilmore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Artis Gilmore is an American former professional basketball player who played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). Gilmore was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on August 12, 2011.

  3. Jade Cargill

    Jade Cargill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerbasketball playerfitness model
    Biography

    Jade Cargill is an American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where she is the current and inaugural AEW TBS Champion.

  4. Dee Brown

    Dee Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    DeCovan Kadell "Dee" Brown is an American retired professional basketball player who spent thirty years in the NBA including twelve seasons as a player (1990–2002) in the National Basketball Association (NBA), playing for the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and Orlando Magic, and as an executive with the Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, and as Vice President of Holistic Player Performance with the Los Angeles Clippers. His daughter Lexie Brown plays for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

  5. William Forsythe

    William Forsythe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    dancerchoreographerballet dancerballet master
    Biography

    William Forsythe is an American dance and choreographer resident in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is known for his work with the Ballet Frankfurt (1984–2004) and The Forsythe Company (2005–2015). Recognized for the integration of ballet and visual arts, which displayed both abstraction and forceful theatricality, his vision of choreography as an organizational practice has inspired him to produce numerous installations, films, and web-based knowledge creation, incorporating the spoken word and experimental music.

  6. Alvin Brown

    Alvin Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alvin Brown is an American politician from Florida. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, from 2011 to 2015. He was the first African American to be elected to that position.

  7. Mike Malloy

    Mike Malloy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    radio personalitytelevision producerjournalist
    Biography

    Michael Dennis Malloy is a progressive American radio broadcaster based in Atlanta. Previously his show has been carried by WSB (AM) Atlanta, WLS (AM) Chicago, the I.E. America Radio Network, the Air America Radio network, Nova M Radio and the On Second Thought network. He is now self-syndicated. Politically, he describes himself as "a traditional Liberal Democrat doing his part to return the Democratic Party to its Liberal roots."

  8. Otis Smith

    Otis Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Otis Fitzgerald Smith is a retired American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Jacksonville.

  9. David M. Walker

    David M. Walker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David M. Walker served as United States Comptroller General from 1998 to 2008, and is founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative (CAI) from 2010–2013.

  10. Marjorie Holt

    Marjorie Holt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2018 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Marjorie Sewell Holt, a Republican, was a U.S. Congresswoman who represented Maryland's 4th congressional district from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 1987. She was the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Maryland. Holt died on January 6, 2018, in Severna Park, Maryland, aged 97.

  11. Tommy Hazouri

    Tommy Hazouri
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2021 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Thomas Lester Hazouri Sr. was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1974 to 1986, as Mayor of Jacksonville from 1987 to 1991, and represented School District 7 in the Duval County School Board from 2004 to 2012. He was later an At-Large member of the Jacksonville City Council.

  12. Rick Peterson

    Rick Peterson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Erick Harding "Rick" Peterson is a former pitcher and pitching coach in Major League Baseball. He was most recently the director of pitching development for the Baltimore Orioles. He was a pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, but is most notable as the pitching coach for the Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, and the Milwaukee Brewers. Peterson is known for his unique use of biomechanical research and psychological principles to help pitchers improve their pitching motions. His nicknames include "The Jacket" (because he always wears a jacket during games) and "The Professor." He is also known for placing his hand on the shoulder of the pitcher during mound visits.

  13. Will W. Weatherford

    Will W. Weatherford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Will Weatherford is an American politician who was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014, representing the 61st District from 2006 to 2012 and the 38th District, which included eastern Pasco County, from 2012 to 2014. During his final term in the legislature, he served as the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, which made him the youngest presiding officer of any state legislative chamber in the United States at the time.

  14. Aaron Bean

    Aaron Bean
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Aaron Bean is an American politician who is a Republican member of the Florida Senate, representing the 4th District, which includes all of Nassau County and parts of Duval County, since 2012. He previous served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 12th District from 2000 to 2008.

  15. Kimberly Ellis

    Kimberly Ellis
    Occupations
    activistpolitician
    Biography

    Kimberly Ellis is an American activist and was the Executive Director of Emerge California from 2010 until she ran for the Chair of the California Democratic Party in 2017. Ellis is considered a progressive Democrat and formerly served on the California Democratic Party Finance Committee and also on the California Democratic Party's African American Caucus as Recording Secretary. Ellis ran for the Chair of the California Democratic Party in 2017, losing to party insider Eric Bauman.

  16. Donnie Hammond

    Donnie Hammond
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Donald William Hammond is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour.

  17. David J. Dorsett

    David J. Dorsett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    executive officer
    Biography

    David John "Jack" Dorsett is a corporate vice president for cyber and C4 at Northrop Grumman, and a retired vice admiral of the U.S. Navy. He was the first Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance and 63rd Director of Naval Intelligence. He served as the Director of Intelligence, Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2005 to 2008 prior to assuming his position on the Chief of Naval Operations staff.

  18. Sam Jones

    Sam Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Samuel Leon Jones is an American politician who is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives representing district 99. Jones was the first African-American mayor of Mobile, Alabama, serving from September 2005 until August 2013. He ran on a platform of safety, efficient government, historic preservation and bringing new employers to the city.

  19. Byron Adams

    Byron Adams
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    musicologistcomposer
    Biography

    Byron Adams is an American composer, conductor, and musicologist.

  20. Paul G. Gaffney II

    Paul G. Gaffney II
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Vice Admiral Paul Golden Gaffney II, USN, (born May 30, 1946) was the seventh president of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, from 2003 to 2013, becoming president emeritus August 1, 2013.

  21. Lehmon Colbert

    Lehmon Colbert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Lehmon Colbert Jr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for Neptune of the Irish Super League. He played college basketball for Jacksonville University before playing professionally in England, Mexico and Ireland. He quickly became a dominant force upon joining UCC Demons in Ireland in 2013, helping them win seven of a possible nine trophies over three seasons. After four seasons with UCC Demons, Colbert spent two seasons with Neptune between 2018 and 2020, with his second season seeing him take the helm of player-coach.

  22. Harold Fox

    Harold Fox
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Harold Fox is a former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Buffalo Braves.

  23. Clint Crisher

    Clint Crisher
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    composersinger-songwriterdancersingermusician
    Biography

    Clint Crisher is an American pop singer and songwriter. He is believed to be the first American R&B or pop singer to be openly gay from the beginning of his career.

  24. Victoria Livengood

    Victoria Livengood
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Jacksonville University
    Graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Victoria Livengood is an American mezzo-soprano and voice teacher. She is most renown for her extensive and prestigious international operatic career spanning over 35 years and counting. Her past and current career sees her regularly in the top opera houses around the world. She has sung over 100 different operatic roles throughout her career and over 120 separate performances at the Metropolitan Opera. In her early years, she was most known for her portrayal of the title role of Carmen (sung opposite Plácido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera) which she has performed over 250 times worldwide. In addition to her continued performance career, she also teaches voice privately in Concord, North Carolina.

  25. Bobby Payne

    Bobby Payne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bobby Payne is a Republican member of the Florida Legislature representing the state's 19th House district.

  26. Stan Jordan

    Stan Jordan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Stan Jordan is an American entrepreneur and politician who served as a School Board Member for the Duval County School Board from 1984 to 2000 and then served as a State Representative for the Florida House of Representatives 17th District from 2000 to 2008. He is a member of the Republican Party. Jordan retired from the legislature when his term ended on November 3, 2008 and continued to serve one last term as a School Board Member for the Duval County School Board from 2008 to 2009.