56 Notable alumni of
Minnesota State University - Mankato

Minnesota State University - Mankato is 1328th in the world, 475th in North America, and 447th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 56 notable alumni from Minnesota State University - Mankato sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Tim Walz

    Tim Walz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in Minnesota State University - Mankato
    In 2001 graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary personneleducatorAmerican football coach
    Biography

    Timothy James Walz is an American politician, veteran, and retired teacher. A member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he has served as the 41st governor of Minnesota since 2019.

  2. Glen Taylor

    Glen Taylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Glen Allen Taylor is an American billionaire business magnate and politician from Minnesota. A self-made businessman, Taylor made his fortune from being the founder and owner of Minnesota-based Taylor Corporation, one of the largest graphic communication companies in the United States.

  3. David Backes

    David Backes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    David Anthony Backes is an American former professional ice hockey forward. He played for fifteen seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks. Backes was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but grew up in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota.

  4. Tyler Pitlick

    Tyler Pitlick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Tyler Pitlick is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round (31st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

  5. Chad Brownlee

    Chad Brownlee
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    ice hockey playersingersongwriter
    Biography

    Chad Brownlee is a Canadian country music artist, songwriter, actor, and former ice hockey defenceman. He has one #1 Canada Country hit with "Forever's Gotta Start Somewhere".

  6. Theresa Greenfield

    Theresa Greenfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Minnesota State University - Mankato
    Studied urban planning
    Occupations
    urban plannerreal estate brokerpolitician
    Biography

    Theresa Greenfield is an American businesswoman and political candidate. She was the Democratic nominee for the 2020 United States Senate election in Iowa, losing to incumbent Republican Joni Ernst.

  7. Ryan Carter

    Ryan Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Ryan Michael Carter is an American former professional ice hockey forward. He played nearly 500 games in the National Hockey League (NHL).

  8. Larry Buendorf

    Larry Buendorf
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    Secret Service agent
    Biography

    Larry Buendorf is a former Chief Security Officer of the United States Olympic Committee, United States Navy aviator, and Secret Service agent. He is best known for his successful intervention during an assassination attempt on United States President Gerald Ford in 1975.

  9. Tim Jackman

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

    Timothy M. Jackman is an American former professional ice hockey player. He was the first player from Minnesota State University, Mankato to be drafted after becoming the Columbus Blue Jackets' second round selection, 38th overall, at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Jackman made his NHL debut during the 2003–04 season with Columbus, and has also played for the Phoenix Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks.

  10. Assem Marei

    Assem Marei
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Assem Ahmed Marei is an Egyptian basketball player for Changwon LG Sakers of the Korean Basketball League (KBL).

  11. Teodors Bļugers

    Teodors Bļugers
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Teodors Bļugers is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 52nd overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Penguins, making him the third-highest selected Latvian hockey player in the NHL Entry Draft, behind Zemgus Girgensons and Sandis Ozoliņš.

  12. Daniel Brickley

    Daniel Brickley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Daniel Brickley is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing for the Norfolk Admirals in the ECHL on loan from the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League (AHL).

  13. Bonya Ahmed

    Bonya Ahmed
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Rafida Bonya Ahmed is a Bangladeshi who is simultaneously a writer, free-spirited blogger and humanitarian activist, and a former IT official in the United States. In 2020, she founded the educational channels Think Bangla and Think English on YouTube.

  14. David G. Bronner

    David G. Bronner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    David George Bronner is an American businessman. He is best known as the head of Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA), the pension fund for employees of the State of Alabama. Bronner briefly served as the chairman of US Airways in the 1990s when RSA owned many shares in the airline.

  15. Travis Morin

    Travis Morin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Travis Andrew Morin is an American former professional ice hockey player who briefly played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Dallas Stars. He most notably played with the Stars American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Texas Stars, appearing in 686 games across ten seasons and having his jersey retired after he finished his playing career in 2019.

  16. Dennis Hejlik

    Dennis Hejlik
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Dennis J. Hejlik, is a retired USMC Lieutenant General. Hejlik previously served as commanding general of United States Marine Corps Forces, Europe and United States Marine Corps Forces Command. Until early 2008, Hejlik commanded the newly established Marine Special Operations Command.

  17. Grant Stevenson

    Grant Stevenson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Grant Thomas Stevenson is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the San Jose Sharks during the 2005–06 season.

  18. Pat Garofalo

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

    Patrick Garofalo is an American politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 58B, which includes portions of Dakota and Goodhue counties in the southeastern Twin Cities metropolitan area.

  19. Richard C. Nash

    Richard C. Nash
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Richard C. Nash was the 30th Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, having been appointed to that position by the Governor of Minnesota in 2010. Nash had previously served as Commanding General of both US Army and multi-national forces including the US Army's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, the Multi-National Division-South during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the Multi-National Brigade-North (SFOR-14) in Bosnia Herzegovina during Operation Joint Forge.

  20. Aaron Fox

    Aaron Fox
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Aaron Fox is an American ice hockey executive and former professional ice hockey player.

  21. Emilia Ramboldt

    Emilia Ramboldt
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Emilia Ingrid Maria Andersson Ramboldt née Andersson is a Swedish ice hockey defenceman. She was a member of the Swedish national team for twelve seasons, playing in eight IIHF Women's World Championships and at the Winter Olympics in 2010, 2014, and 2018. Ramboldt was named Riksserien Player of the Year for the 2014–15 season.

  22. Yonassan Gershom

    Yonassan Gershom
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    writerrabbi
    Biography

    Yonassan Gershom is a Rabbi and writer who was ordained in the Jewish Renewal movement during the 1980s, and is now a follower of Breslov Hasidism. He was associated with the early days of the B'nai Or movement, a forerunner of Jewish Renewal, in which he was ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in 1986, although he is not in agreement with the direction that the movement has taken in more recent years.

  23. Bob Bird

    Bob Bird
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    teachersports commentator
    Biography

    Bob Bird is an American anti-abortion activist, retired high school teacher, home-school tutor and the chairman of the Alaskan Independence Party (AIP). He was the AIP's candidate for the United States Senate seat formerly occupied by Ted Stevens in the 2008 senate election.

  24. Eriah Hayes

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

    Eriah Joseph Hayes is an American former professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the San Jose Sharks.

  25. David Bly

    David Bly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    educatorpolitician
    Biography

    David Bly is an American politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represented District 20B, which included portions of Le Sueur and Rice counties in the southeastern part of the state. He is also a retired teacher.

  26. Jessica Benham

    Jessica Benham
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Enrolled in Minnesota State University - Mankato
    Graduated with master's degree in communication studies
    Occupations
    politiciandisability rights activist
    Biography

    Dr. Jessica L. Benham is an American politician and disability rights activist serving as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 36th District. She is the first openly LGBTQ+ woman and first openly autistic person elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Benham is one of the only autistic state lawmakers in the United States. She cofounded the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy in 2014.

  27. Jerry Terrell

    Jerry Terrell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Jerry Wayne Terrell is an American former professional baseball player. The former infielder from Elysian, Minnesota, attended Minnesota State University, Mankato and played in the Major Leagues for the Minnesota Twins (1973–1977) and Kansas City Royals (1978–1980), appearing in 657 games played and collecting 412 hits. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighed 165 pounds (75 kg).

  28. Jon Kalinski

    Jon Kalinski
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jonathon Brent Kalinski is a former Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played parts of two National Hockey League (NHL) seasons as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.

  29. Zach Palmquist

    Zach Palmquist
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Zach Palmquist is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently a free agent. He previously played for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL).

  30. Stephon Williams

    Stephon Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Stephon Williams is an American professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for Bietigheim Steelers in the DEL2. He was selected by the New York Islanders in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

  31. Steve Wagner

    Steve Wagner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Steven Lee Wagner is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. He most notably played with the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League (NHL) before playing abroad for Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

  32. Scott Newman

    Scott Newman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Scott J. Newman is a Minnesota attorney and Republican member of the Minnesota Senate. He represents Senate District 18, which includes portions of McLeod, Meeker, Sibley and Wright counties just west of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for attorney general in the 2014 election.

  33. John M. Zwach

    John M. Zwach
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1907-1990 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    John Matthew Zwach Sr. was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota.

  34. Lyndon Carlson

    Lyndon Carlson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lyndon R. Carlson, Sr. is an American politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he last represented District 45A, which included portions of Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He is also a retired teacher and coach, having taught at Henry High School in Minneapolis for many years.

  35. Julia Sears

    Julia Sears
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1840-1929 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    suffragettesuffragist
    Biography

    Julia Sears was a pioneering academic and suffragette, achieving a milestone early in her career as she became the first woman to head a public college in the United States, in 1872. The school was Mankato Normal School, now Minnesota State University, Mankato, which named a residence hall after Sears in 2008.

  36. Andy Hedlund

    Andy Hedlund
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Andy Hedlund is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. He played for the Trenton Titans, Binghamton Senators, Hershey Bears, Krefeld Pinguine, Adler Mannheim, DEG Metro Stars and EHC Black Wings Linz in his career.

  37. Craig W. Duehring

    Craig W. Duehring
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Minnesota State University - Mankato
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in history and sociology
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Craig William Duehring was United States Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) from 2007 to 2009.

  38. John Jasinski

    John Jasinski
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John R. Jasinski is an American politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 24 in southeastern Minnesota.

  39. Rich Draheim

    Rich Draheim
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rich Draheim is an American politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 20 in south-central Minnesota.

  40. Ben Youds

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

    Ben Youds is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with IK Oskarshamn in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

  41. Barbara Fister

    Barbara Fister
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    librariannovelist
    Biography

    Barbara Fister is an American author, blogger, librarian, and self-proclaimed "curmudgeon-at-large" best known for her writing about libraries and the role they play in student learning. She is a frequent contributor to Library Babel Fish for Inside Higher Ed as well as ACRLog, a blog by and for academic and research librarians.

  42. Arthur S. Thomas

    Arthur S. Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2001 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Arthur Sam Thomas was a Roman Catholic priest and the Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force from 1995 to 1997.

  43. John W. Roberts

    John W. Roberts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-1999 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    John Wendell Roberts was a United States Air Force general and commander of the Air Training Command with headquarters at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. He had a bachelor of science degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a master's degree from The George Washington University. He was also a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the National War College.

  44. Linda Higgins

    Linda Higgins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Linda Higgins is a Minnesota politician who represented the second district of Hennepin County as county commissioner from late 2012 to January 2019. Higgins is a former member of the Minnesota Senate representing District 58, which included portions of the city of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, which is in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Democrat, she was first elected to the Senate in 1996, and was re-elected in 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2010. She served as a majority whip from 2001 to 2006. In the fall of 2011, she announced that she would not seek reelection after the current term ended in 2012. However, when Hennepin County District 2 Commissioner Mark Stenglein announced in June 2012 that he would resign, Higgins decided to run for that position. On May 20, 2012, she was endorsed by the DFL party for the position, and won the election in November. In 2014, she ran unopposed and was reelected. She served as the Vice-Chair of the County Board, and Chair of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority. She retired from the county board in January 2019.

  45. Kathy Sheran

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

    Kathleen J. "Kathy" Sheran is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represented District 19, which included portions of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, and Nicollet counties in the south central part of the state.

  46. Shane Joseph

    Shane Joseph
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Shane Joseph is a former Canadian professional ice hockey winger. He most recently played for the Iserlohn Roosters in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

  47. Eli L. Huggins

    Eli L. Huggins
    Years
    1842-1929 (aged 87)
    Biography

    Eli Lundy Huggins was a US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Indian Wars. He was born in Schuyler County, Illinois, and died in San Diego.

  48. William A. Sederburg

    William A. Sederburg
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William A. Sederburg is an American university president and politician. He is a senior scholar at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Sederburg was commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education from 2008 to 2012. He was president of President of Utah Valley State College from 2003–2008, overseeing its transformation into Utah Valley University. Sederburg was president of Ferris State University from 1994 to 2003 and served as a member of the Michigan Senate from 1978 to 1991.

  49. Greg Stevens

    Greg Stevens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Greg R. Stevens is an American politician in the state of Iowa.

  50. Shannon Savick

    Shannon Savick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shannon Savick is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represented District 27A in southern Minnesota.

  51. John Rose

    John Rose
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-1988 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John T. Rose was an American state representative and former teacher from Minnesota. Prior to entering politics, Rose taught at Emmet D. Williams Elementary school and St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Roseville as a physical education teacher.

  52. Mohamed Aden Tiiceey

    Mohamed Aden Tiiceey
    Born in
    Somalia Flag Somalia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mohamed Abdullahi Moalim Aden, commonly known as Mohamed Aden Tiiceey (Somali: Maxamed Aadan Tiiceey), is a Somali politician, founder and former president of the unrecognized autonomous state, Himan and Heeb.

  53. Mike May

    Mike May
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mike May was the Iowa State Representative from the 6th District. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2005 through 2011. He received his BA from Simpson College and his MS from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

  54. Rich Murray

    Rich Murray
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Richard J. "Rich" Murray is a Minnesota politician and was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013. Murray, a Republican, who represented District 27A, which includes all or portions of Freeborn and Mower counties in the southeastern part of the state. Rich has 13 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

  55. Michael Cormack

    Michael Cormack
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael G. Cormack is an American politician in the state of Iowa.

  56. Marcella Frevert

    Marcella Frevert
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marcella R. Frevert was the Iowa State Representative from the 7th District. She served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1996 through 2011. She received her AA from Emmetsburg Junior College, her BS from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and her MA from the University of Northern Iowa.