15 Notable alumni of
Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University is 2414th in the world, 826th in North America, and 782nd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 15 notable alumni from Rockhurst University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. George Wendt

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    George Wendt
    Born in
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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    George Robert Wendt Jr. is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing Norm Peterson on the television sitcom Cheers (1982–1993), which earned him six consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Wendt also appeared in films Fletch, Gung Ho, Dreamscape, House, Forever Young, Hostage for a Day, Man of the House, and Lakeboat.

  2. Walter J. Ong

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    Walter J. Ong
    Born in
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    Years
    1912-2003 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    anthropologisthistorianwriteruniversity teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Walter Jackson Ong was an American Jesuit priest, professor of English literature, cultural and religious historian, and philosopher. His major interest was in exploring how the transition from orality to literacy influenced culture and changed human consciousness. In 1978 he served as elected president of the Modern Language Association.

  3. Sly James

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    Sly James
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    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sylvester "Sly" James, Jr. is an American politician who served as the 54th mayor of Kansas City, Missouri from 2011 to 2019. James has lived in Kansas City's Union Hill neighborhood. As mayor, he was known for wearing bow ties.

  4. Wild Bill Elliott

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    Wild Bill Elliott
    Born in
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    Years
    1904-1965 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Wild Bill Elliott was an American film actor. He specialized in playing the rugged heroes of B Westerns, particularly the Red Ryder series of films.

  5. Ray Chang

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    Ray Chang
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    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Raymond Bo-shue Chang is a Chinese American former baseball infielder. He played in the 2009, 2013, and 2017 World Baseball Classics for the Chinese national team.

  6. Joseph P. Teasdale

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    Joseph P. Teasdale
    Born in
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    Years
    1936-2014 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Joseph Patrick Teasdale was an American politician. A Democrat, he served as the 48th Governor of Missouri from 1977 to 1981.

  7. Joseph Urusemal

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    Joseph Urusemal
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joseph John "Joe" Urusemal is a Micronesian political figure who served as the sixth President of the Federated States of Micronesia from 2003 until 2007.

  8. Michael P. Ryan

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    Michael P. Ryan
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    Years
    1916-2005 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Michael Patrick Ryan was a highly decorated officer of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of major general. He is most noted for his service as a company commander during Battle of Tarawa, where he earned the Navy Cross, the United States military's second-highest decoration awarded for valor in combat. Ryan later served in Korean and Vietnam Wars and ended his career as director of Marine Corps Reserve. Together with Colonel James L. Fowler, he co-founded the Marine Corps Marathon.

  9. Alphonse Gallegos

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    Alphonse Gallegos
    Born in
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    Years
    1931-1991 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Alphonse Gallegos, O.A.R., was an American Roman Catholic bishop who served as an auxiliary bishop of Sacramento. He was nicknamed the "Bishop of the Barrios." On 8 July 2016, Pope Francis named him as Venerable in recognition of the bishop's heroic virtue.

  10. Herbert Harris

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    Herbert Harris
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    Years
    1926-2014 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Herbert Eugene Harris II was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia. His district included part of Fairfax County.

  11. Paul A. Lombardo

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    Paul A. Lombardo
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    legal scholar
    Biography

    Paul A. Lombardo is an American legal historian known for his work on the legacy of eugenics and sterilization in the United States. He is currently the Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

  12. Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca

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    Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca
    Born in
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    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    photographerpainterfashion photographer
    Biography

    Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca is a Puerto Rican fashion photographer. After earning a BBA degree, he left the corporate world, establishing himself in the fashion industry through his work with the Ralph Lauren Corporation. He has shot for many clients, magazines covers and editorials, and has also worked with celebrities and models.

  13. Tom Dempsey

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    Tom Dempsey
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    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    restaurateurpolitician
    Biography

    Thomas Dwayne Dempsey is an American restaurateur and former Republican politician, previously serving in the Missouri Senate as President Pro Tempore. Dempsey is now a partner at the Gate Way Group, a multi-state government relations firm based in St. Louis.

  14. Art Staed

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    Art Staed
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Art Staed is a current Iowa State Representative from the 66th District. A Democrat, he was in the Iowa House of Representatives for one term, from 2007 to 2009. Staed holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, a Master's degree in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and another master's degree in Secondary Administration from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.

  15. Chad Becker

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    Chad Becker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Chad Becker is an American soccer player currently without a club.