11 Notable alumni of
Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University is 2388th in the world, 820th in North America, and 776th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 11 notable alumni from Southern Utah University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Keala Settle

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    Keala Settle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actorsinger
    Biography

    Keala Joan Settle is an American actress and singer. Settle originated the role of Norma Valverde in Hands on a Hardbody, which ran on Broadway in 2013, and was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, and Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. In 2016 she was in the original Broadway cast of Waitress portraying Becky. In 2017, she portrayed Lettie Lutz, a bearded lady, in the musical film The Greatest Showman. The song "This Is Me" from the film, principally sung by Settle, won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. On January 27, 2019, Settle sang "Seasons of Love" in Fox's Rent: Live.

  2. Harry Reid

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    Harry Reid
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Enrolled in Southern Utah University
    Studied in 1959
    Occupations
    politicianlawyercity attorney
    Biography

    Harry Mason Reid is a retired American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017. He led the Senate Democratic Caucus from 2005 to 2017 and was the Senate Majority Leader from 2007 to 2015.

  3. Mike Leavitt

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    Mike Leavitt
    Born in
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    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Michael Okerlund Leavitt is an American politician who served as the 14th Governor of Utah from 1993 to 2003 in the Republican Party, as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2003 to 2005 and as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2005 to 2009.

  4. Fred House

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    Fred House
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Frederick Deshune "Fred" House is an American retired professional basketball player.

  5. LeShaun Sims

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    LeShaun Sims
    Born in
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    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    LeShaun V. Sims is an American football cornerback who is a free agent. He played college football at Southern Utah and was drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. Sims has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals.

  6. Cameron Levins

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    Cameron Levins
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Cameron Levins is a Canadian long-distance runner from Black Creek and Courtenay, British Columbia. He won the bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the 10,000 m. Levins also competed in the 2012 London Olympics.

  7. Jill Stevens

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    Jill Stevens
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Jill Stevens is a Miss Utah 2007. She was chosen as Miss Southern Utah University and Miss Davis County. She is a combat medic in the Utah Army National Guard and served as a medic during an 18-month tour in Afghanistan in 2004-2006 supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

  8. Kerry Rupp

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    Kerry Rupp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Kerry Lee Rupp is an American college basketball coach who, as of May 2021, is associate head coach at Oregon State. Previously, Rupp was head coach at Louisiana Tech from 2007 to 2011.

  9. Bill Evans

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    Bill Evans
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    William LaVar Evans is a college basketball head coach, currently the head coach at USU Eastern. Prior to USU Eastern, he was the head coach for Idaho State University and at his alma mater Southern Utah University.

  10. Walter K. Granger

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    Walter K. Granger
    Born in
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    Years
    1888-1978 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Southern Utah University
    Studied in 1909
    Occupations
    politicianpostmasterfarmerrancher
    Biography

    Walter Keil Granger was a U.S. Representative from Utah.

  11. Katie Savannah Steele

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    Katie Savannah Steele
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Biography

    Katie Savannah Steele is an American model rocketeer. She is actively involved in National Association of Rocketry. She has been featured in several magazines, including Sport Rocketry. Her notable works include three separate national championships at the National Association of Rocketry's Annual Meet (2006, 2008, 2010). She is known for competing on the United States team in the World Space Modeling Championships in Serbia in 2010 and acting as assistant team manager of United States junior team in World Space Modeling Championships in Liptovský Mikuláš Slovakia in 2012 and at the European Spacemodeling Championships in Shumen, Bulgaria in 2013 and Lviv, Ukraine in 2015. Steele and her two sisters, Caroline, and Cassidy have also competed as a team at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (2010). The Steele family has been involved with model rocketry since 2004.