12 Notable alumni of
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 3052nd in the world, 1025th in North America, and 972nd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 12 notable alumni from Southwestern Oklahoma State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates along with research and academic staff.

  1. John Aaron

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    John Aaron
    Born in
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    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    flight controllerengineer
    Biography

    John W. Aaron is a former NASA engineer and was a flight controller during the Apollo program. He is widely credited with saving the Apollo 12 mission when it was struck by lightning soon after launch, and also played an important role during the Apollo 13 crisis.

  2. Cord McCoy

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    Cord McCoy
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    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Biography

    Cord Jarret McCoy is an American former professional rodeo cowboy who is best known as the 2nd-place finisher (along with his brother Jet McCoy) on The Amazing Race 16. Jet and Cord returned to compete in the eighteenth season of The Amazing Race, finishing in 6th Place. Jet and Cord returned for The Amazing Race 24 also known as "The Amazing Race All-Stars" finishing in 5th place.

  3. Ray Burris

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    Ray Burris
    Born in
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    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Bertram Ray Burris is an American former pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB), and the current rehabilitation pitching coordinator in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He played in MLB from 1973 through 1987 for seven different teams. Listed at 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) and 200 pounds (91 kg), he threw and batted right-handed.

  4. Glenn English

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    Glenn English
    Born in
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    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Glenn Lee English Jr. is a U.S. Democratic politician who represented Oklahoma's 6th congressional district for 10 successive terms. English is currently the chief executive officer of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

  5. William K. Brewster

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    William K. Brewster
    Born in
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    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in Southwestern Oklahoma State University
    In 1968 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianrancherpharmacistbusiness executive
    Biography

    William K. "Bill" Brewster is a Democratic politician and a retired U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma.

  6. Red Patterson

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    Red Patterson
    Born in
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    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    John William Patterson is an American professional baseball pitcher. He pitched in one Major League Baseball (MLB) game for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014 before his career was derailed by injury.

  7. Alicia Tate-Nadeau

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    Alicia Tate-Nadeau
    Occupations
    soldier
    Biography

    Brigadier General Alicia A. Tate-Nadeau is a senior officer in the United States Army National Guard and the first woman to be promoted to brigadier general in the Illinois Army National Guard. She currently serves as the Acting Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

  8. Grady Lewis

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    Grady Lewis
    Born in
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    Years
    1917-2009 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Grady W. Lewis was an American professional basketball player.

  9. Will Rogers

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    Will Rogers
    Born in
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    Years
    1898-1983 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Will Rogers was a United States Representative from Oklahoma.

  10. Joe E. White

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    Joe E. White
    Born in
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    Years
    1937-2018 (aged 81)
    Biography

    Dr. Joe Ellis White was a career Oklahoma educator and oil and gas investor. White served as President of Carl Albert State College from 1975-2007. His tenure at Carl Albert State College marked one of the longest sitting college president terms in the state of Oklahoma.

  11. Debbie Blackburn

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    Debbie Blackburn
    Born in
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    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Debbie Blackburn is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Blackburn was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1995 and served until her term limit in 2007, representing district 88. Before serving in the House, Debbie was an educator and publisher. Since leaving office, Blackburn runs Cottonwood Publishing Company, in Oklahoma City.

  12. Kathleen Wilcoxson

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    Kathleen Wilcoxson
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kathleen Wilcoxson is an American politician from Oklahoma. Wilcoxson represented Oklahoma State Senate District 45 from 1996 to 2008, serving the twelve years allowed under term limits.