39 Notable alumni of
Southern University and A&M College

Southern University and A&M College is 1043rd in the world, 385th in North America, and 363rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 39 notable alumni from Southern University and A&M College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Common

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    Common
    Born in
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    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    rapperwriterrecord producerpoetmusician
    Biography

    Lonnie Rashid Lynn, known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, and writer. He debuted in 1992, with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar?, and gained critical acclaim with his 1994 album Resurrection. He maintained an underground following into the late 1990s. He achieved mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians.

  2. Randy Jackson

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    Randy Jackson
    Born in
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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    composersingerjazz musicianrecord producerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Randall Darius Jackson is an American musician, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, and television personality.

  3. Avery Johnson

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    Avery Johnson
    Born in
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    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Avery DeWitt Johnson is an American basketball coach and former player who most recently served as head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team. He is currently an NBA and College Basketball analyst for CBS Sports.

  4. David Banner

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    David Banner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    musicianactorrappersingertelevision actor
    Biography

    Lavell William Crump, known professionally as David Banner, is an American rapper, record producer, activist, and actor.

  5. Lou Brock

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    Lou Brock
    Born in
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    Years
    1939-2020 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Louis Clark Brock was an American professional baseball outfielder. He began his 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the 1961 Chicago Cubs but spent the majority of his big league career as a left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Brock was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 and the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014. He was a special instructor coach for the St. Louis Cardinals.

  6. Bob Love

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    Bob Love
    Born in
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    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    basketball playermotivational speaker
    Biography

    Robert Earl "Butterbean" Love is an American former professional basketball player who spent the prime of his career with the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls. A versatile forward who could shoot with either his left or right hand, Love now works as the Bulls' Director of Community Affairs.

  7. Russel L. Honoré

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    Russel L. Honoré
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Southern University and A&M College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in vocational agriculture
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Russel L. Honoré is a retired lieutenant general who served as the 33rd commanding general of the U.S. First Army at Fort Gillem, Georgia. He is best known for serving as commander of Joint Task Force Katrina responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina–affected areas across the Gulf Coast and as the 2nd Infantry Division's commander while stationed in South Korea. He served until his retirement from the Army on January 11, 2008. Honoré is sometimes known as "The Ragin' Cajun".

  8. Sid Williams

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    Sid Williams
    Born in
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    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    diplomatAmerican football player
    Biography

    Sidney Williams is a diplomat and former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Colts, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Southern University.

  9. Harold Carmichael

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    Harold Carmichael
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Lee Harold Carmichael is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1971–1983) and one season for the Dallas Cowboys (1984). Carmichael was the Director of Player Development and Alumni for the Eagles from 1998−2014, and a Fan Engagement Liaison from 2014−2015, before retiring again in 2015.

  10. William J. Jefferson

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    William J. Jefferson
    Born in
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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Southern University and A&M College
    In 1969 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    William Jennings Jefferson is an American former politician from Louisiana whose career ended after his corruption scandal and conviction. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for nine terms from 1991 to 2009 as a member of the Democratic Party. He represented Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, which includes much of the greater New Orleans area. He was elected as the state's first black congressman since the end of Reconstruction.

  11. José De León

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    José De León
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    José Eugenio De León Domenech is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays.

  12. Fred Lewis

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    Fred Lewis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Frederick Deshaun Lewis is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He made his debut on September 1, 2006, with the San Francisco Giants. He is the cousin of former Major League outfielder Matt Lawton. He lived in Chatham, New Jersey for a brief time before moving to Toronto.

  13. Kip Holden

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    Kip Holden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    journalistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Melvin Lee Holden, known as Kip Holden, is an American politician who served from 2005 to 2016 as the Democratic Mayor-President of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States. The parish includes the state capital of Baton Rouge and smaller suburban cities such as Baker, Central City, and Zachary.

  14. Murphy J. Foster

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    Murphy J. Foster
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2020 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Southern University and A&M College
    Graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Murphy James Foster Jr. was an American businessman and politician who served as the 53rd governor of Louisiana from January 1996 until January 2004.

  15. Cleo Fields

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    Cleo Fields
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Southern University and A&M College
    In 1984 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    In 1987 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerentrepreneur
    Biography

    Cleo C. Fields is an American attorney and politician who represented Louisiana's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 1997 and ran unsuccessfully for governor of Louisiana in 1995. He serves as a state senator for Louisiana's 14th State Senate district, a position he held twice before.

  16. Dorothy A. Brown

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    Dorothy A. Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dorothy Ann Brown Cook, also known as Dorothy A. Brown is an American lawyer and politician associated with the Democratic Party who served as the clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County from 2000 through 2020.

  17. Willie Davenport

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    Willie Davenport
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-2002 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    bobsledderathletics competitor
    Biography

    William "Willie" D. Davenport was an American sprint runner. He attended Howland High School and college at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He competed in the 110 m hurdles at the 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in 1968 and a bronze in 1976, and finishing fourth in 1972. In 1980 he took part in the Winter Olympics as a runner for the American bobsleigh team. Because of the boycott, and the quirk of participating in the Winter Olympics, he was the only U.S. track and field athlete to participate in the 1980 Olympics.

  18. Isiah Leggett

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    Isiah Leggett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politicianofficial
    Biography

    Isiah "Ike" Leggett is an American politician from the U.S. state of Maryland and former executive of Montgomery County, Maryland. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

  19. Rod Milburn

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    Rod Milburn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-1997 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    hurdler
    Biography

    Rodney "Rod" Milburn Jr. was an American athlete who won gold at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich in the 110m hurdles.

  20. Bennie Adams

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    Bennie Adams
    Born in
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    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball official
    Biography

    Bennie Adams is a professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association.

  21. Bunny Greenhouse

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    Bunny Greenhouse
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Bunnatine H. Greenhouse is a former chief contracting officer Senior Executive Service (Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting (PARC)) of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. On June 27, 2005, she testified to a Congressional panel, alleging specific instances of waste, fraud, and other abuses and irregularities by Halliburton with regard to its operations in Iraq since the 2003 invasion. She described one of the Halliburton contracts (secret, no-bid contracts awarded to Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR)—a subsidiary of Halliburton) as "the most blatant and improper contract abuse I have witnessed during the course of my professional career".

  22. Danny Johnson

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    Danny Johnson
    Born in
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    Years
    1995-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Danny Johnson is an American football cornerback for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Southern University and was signed by Washington as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

  23. Robert Holmes

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    Robert Holmes
    Born in
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    Years
    1945-2018 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Robert Earl Holmes was an American football running back who played collegiately at Southern University and professionally in the American Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs, and in the National Football League for the Chiefs, the Houston Oilers, and the San Diego Chargers. He was an AFL All-Star in 1969, and played with the Chiefs in their defeat of the Oakland Raiders in the 1969 AFL Championship Game and in their crushing of the NFL's champion Minnesota Vikings in the fourth and final AFL-NFL World Championship Game. He joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League during the 1976 season, playing 5 regular season games and the Western Final. Several years later he returned to Regina to live.

  24. Sherian Cadoria

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    Sherian Cadoria
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in Southern University and A&M College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in business education
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Sherian Grace Cadoria is a retired United States Army officer. She became the first African-American woman to achieve general officer rank in the regular United States Army on promotion to brigadier general in 1985. She was the highest ranking black woman in the military at the time of her retirement in 1990. She is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Initially in the Women's Army Corps, she transferred to the Military Police Corps in the 1970s.

  25. Arthur Miley

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    Arthur Miley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Arthur Miley is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Southern University for the SU Jaguars. In 2014, Miley was named First-team All-SWAC. He has also spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and San Antonio Commanders.

  26. Robert L. Williams

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    Robert L. Williams
    Born in
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    Years
    1868-1948 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Robert Lee Williams was an American lawyer, judge, and the third governor of Oklahoma. Williams played a role in the drafting of the Oklahoma Constitution and served as the first Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice. He also served as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. As Governor, Williams oversaw the state's response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling against Jim Crow laws and its involvement in World War I. He instituted the Oklahoma State Board of Affairs, which provided central purchasing services to state agencies. Due to his direct administrative role and concentration of power, Williams counteracted the loss of executive power under Governor Lee Cruce.

  27. Eric Skrmetta

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    Eric Skrmetta
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Eric Frederick Skrmetta is an American politician that represents District 1 (largely surburban New Orleans, eastern Florida Parishes, and River Parishes) on the Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC), an influential regulatory agency which was the political springboard for former governors Huey Long, Jimmie Davis, and John McKeithen. Commissioner Skrmetta was born 1958 October 1 in New Orleans. Skrmetta is a member of the Republican Party.

  28. Michael L. Vaughn

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    Michael L. Vaughn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael L. Vaughn is an American politician who represented District 24 as a Democrat in the Maryland House of Delegates.

  29. Reggie Williams

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    Reggie Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Reginald Dewayne Williams is a retired professional baseball outfielder who played 4 seasons for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball.

  30. Lee Richard

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    Lee Richard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Lee Edward "BeeBee" Richard is a former Major League Baseball infielder.

  31. Joe Pittman

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    Joe Pittman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-2014 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Joseph Wayne Pittman was a backup infielder/outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants in part of three seasons spanning 1981–1984. Listed at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m), 180 pounds (82 kg), Pittman batted and threw right handed. He was dubbed 'Shoes'.

  32. Clarence Acox, Jr

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    Clarence Acox, Jr
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    jazz musicianteacher
    Biography

    Clarence Acox is an American band director and jazz drummer. He is a native of New Orleans, and has been heard in a variety of settings in the Pacific Northwest.

  33. Dewon Day

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    Dewon Day
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Amos Dewon Day is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays. He was then taken by the White Sox via the Rule 5 draft in 2005. He had two brief stints with the Chicago White Sox in 2007, sandwiched around a trip to the disabled list. Day appeared in 13 games over a two-month span in which he often struggled, posting an ERA of 11.25 and recording more walks than strikeouts.

  34. Okla Jones II

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    Okla Jones II
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-1996 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Okla Jones II was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

  35. Lula J. Davis

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    Lula J. Davis
    Biography

    Lula Johnson Davis was Secretary for the Majority of the United States Senate from 2008 to 2011. Davis was born in Louisiana. She received a B.S. in office administration and an M.Ed., in guidance counseling from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She began her career with the Senate as a legislative correspondent for Senator Russell B. Long of Louisiana. After Senator Long retired from the Senate in January 1987, Davis worked as an office assistant for the Democratic Policy Committee’s Senate floor staff office. In 1993, she became a member of the Democratic floor staff. In 1995, she was promoted to chief floor assistant. In 1997, she assumed the position of assistant secretary. After the retirement of Martin P. Paone, in January 2008, the Senate elected Davis Secretary for the Majority. As Secretary for the Majority, she was a senior procedural advisor to the Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid, and supervised the day-to-day Senate schedule. In so doing, she often worked with Secretary for the Minority David J. Schiappa. Davis told Senators what they could and could not do when it came to rules and procedure. Consequently, Davis was called “one of the most powerful unelected people in the U.S. Senate.” Davis retired at the end of the 111th Congress.

  36. Detrick DeBurr

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    Detrick DeBurr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    writerentrepreneur
    Biography

    Detrick DeBurr is an entrepreneur, author, and computer/website specialist. He rose to prominence with Deal Us In! How Black America Can Play and Win in the Digital Economy and Build Gamified Websites with PHP and JQuery. He serves as a co-founder of Game Time Giving. Prior to this, he was Founder/CEO of Digital Rhythm Inc., an information technology services provider based in Dallas, Texas, USA.

  37. Michelle Amos

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    Michelle Amos
    Born in
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    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    electrical engineerscientist
    Biography

    Michelle Amos is an electronics design engineer at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center. Amos joined NASA in 1990 as an electronics design engineer. She currently designs electrical systems and control equipment in KSC's Advanced Technology Development Center and works on a support team for the International Space Station configuring and documenting its electrical configurations. She is the project manager lead for the shuttle transition and retirement activities.

  38. Anthony Henderson

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    Anthony Henderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Southern University and A&M College
    Studied in 1984-1989
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Anthony M. Henderson is a brigadier general in the United States Marine Corps.

  39. Donald J. Delandro

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    Donald J. Delandro
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2021 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in Southern University and A&M College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in business administration
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Donald Joseph Delandro was a United States Army brigadier general who served as Adjutant General of the United States Army from 1984 to 1985, the first African-American to serve in the position. He was a 1956 graduate of Southern University and A&M College with a B.S. degree in business administration. Delandro later earned an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.