14 Notable alumni of
SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland is 1857th in the world, 646th in North America, and 609th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 14 notable alumni from SUNY Cortland sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates along with research and academic staff.

  1. Kevin James

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    Kevin James
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    film producervoice actorscreenwriterfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Kevin George Knipfing, known professionally as Kevin James, is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his role as Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007), for which he was nominated for a 2006 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He starred in another CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait (2016–2018) for which he was nominated for a 2017 People's Choice Award.

  2. Mick Foley

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    Mick Foley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    writernovelistactorprofessional wrestlerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Michael Francis "Mick" Foley is an American actor, author, comedian, retired professional wrestler, and color commentator. He is currently signed to WWE.

  3. George Tenet

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    George Tenet
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianintelligence officer
    Biography

    George John Tenet is a former Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) for the United States Central Intelligence Agency as well as a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.

  4. Ann E. Dunwoody

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    Ann E. Dunwoody
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody is a retired general of the United States Army. She was the first woman in United States military and uniformed service history to achieve a four-star officer rank, receiving her fourth star on November 14, 2008.

  5. Erin Ryder

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    Erin Ryder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    explorerphotographertelevision producer
    Biography

    Erin Ryder is an American television host, television producer, adventurer, explorer and photographer. She was a co-executive producer and on-camera investigator for Syfy's hit reality television series Destination Truth, a weekly one-hour show filmed in remote locations around the world that explored some of the world's mysteries and unexplained phenomena. She also served as a host and co-executive producer on the series Chasing UFOs for the National Geographic Channel.

  6. Scott Israel

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    Scott Israel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950s
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Scott Israel is a former law enforcement officer who served as the 16th Sheriff of Broward County, Florida, from 2013 until his suspension on January 11, 2019, by an executive order signed by new Governor Ron DeSantis.

  7. C. B. Bucknor

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    C. B. Bucknor
    Born in
    Jamaica Flag Jamaica
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    baseball umpirebaseball player
    Biography

    Christopher Blake Bucknor is a Jamaican umpire in Major League Baseball (MLB) who worked in the National League (NL) from 1996 to 1999 and has worked in both major leagues since 2000.

  8. Theodore McKee

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    Theodore McKee
    Born in
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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Theodore Alexander McKee is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He previously served on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.

  9. Suad Joseph

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    Suad Joseph
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    anthropologist
    Biography

    Suad Joseph received her doctorate in Anthropology from Columbia University in 1975. Dr. Joseph is Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis and in 2009 was President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. Her research addresses issues of gender; families, children, and youth; sociology of the family; and selfhood, citizenship, and the state in the Middle East, with a focus on her native Lebanon. Her earlier work focused on the politicization of religion in Lebanon. Joseph is the founder of the Middle East Research Group in Anthropology (now the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association), the founder and coordinator of the Arab Families Working Group, the founder of the Association for Middle East Women's Studies, the general editor of the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, and the founding director of the Middle East/South Asian Studies Program at the University of California at Davis. She is also the founder and facilitator of a six-university consortium of the American University of Beirut, American University in Cairo, Lebanese American University, University of California at Davis, and Birzeit University Consortium.

  10. Brian Giorgis

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    Brian Giorgis
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Brian Giorgis is the current head coach of the Marist Red Foxes women's basketball program. Giorgis completed his nineteenth season at the helm as head coach in 2021. His 250th career win at Marist, which came in March 2012, coincided with his players notching the Red Foxes' 7th Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) crown, and their eighth conference crown since 2004.

  11. Sid Jamieson

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    Sid Jamieson
    Occupations
    head coach
    Biography

    Sid Jamieson is an American former lacrosse coach. He is the only Native American head coach in the history of NCAA Division I lacrosse. He was Bucknell University's initial head coach for the men's college lacrosse team, serving from the inception of the program in 1968 until his retirement in 2005. Jamieson coached the Bison to 24 wins in the program's first 28 games, including upset wins over established programs at large schools like Penn State, Delaware and Villanova. He accomplished this with teams composed entirely of un-recruited walk on players. He ended his Bucknell coaching career with 248 wins to rank 15th among all Division I collegiate lacrosse coaches in victories. Jamieson led the Bison to seven championships in three different conferences, including four straight Patriot League titles from 2000 to 2003 despite being a non-scholarship program. He led the Bison to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship for the first time in school history in 2001. In 1988 he coached the North team to a win the USILA North-South All Star game. In 1994 he took the team on a two-week tour of Japan for the International Lacrosse Friendship Games. As a result of that tour, Taro Yoshitome came from Japan to play lacrosse at Bucknell and was twice selected to the All Conference first team. Jamieson coached 19 All Americans and 13 players who were invited to play in the North-South lacrosse game. 111 of his players earned All Conference distinction.

  12. Fern Kupfer

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    Fern Kupfer
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Fern Lee Kupfer is an American author and retired professor of creative writing at Iowa State University. She has written several novels and as well as memoirs reflecting on her life experiences, the discovery that she is a carrier of the BRCA gene, and the loss of her son to Canavan disease.

  13. Marion Fricano

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    Marion Fricano
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-1976 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Marion John Fricano was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He is likely remembered for throwing the pitch that ended Cass Michaels' career on August 27, 1954.

  14. Everette Joseph

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    Everette Joseph
    Enrolled in SUNY Cortland
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in physics
    Occupations
    atmospheric physicist
    Biography

    Everette Joseph is an American atmospheric scientist who serves as the director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.