36 Notable alumni of
University of Central Oklahoma

The University of Central Oklahoma is 1490th in the world, 529th in North America, and 498th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 36 notable alumni from the University of Central Oklahoma sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Paul Wight

    Paul Wight
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerbasketball playeractortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Paul Donald Wight II is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as an in-ring performer, and as a commentator for its web television show, AEW Dark: Elevation, under his real name of Paul Wight. He is best known for his tenure with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1995 to 1999 as The Giant and with WWE from 1999 to 2021 under the ring name The Big Show.

  2. Jim Beaver

    Jim Beaver
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    actorwriterfilm directorplaywrighttelevision actor
    Biography

    James Norman Beaver Jr. is an American actor, writer, and film historian. He is most familiar to worldwide audiences as Bobby Singer in Supernatural. He also played Whitney Ellsworth on the HBO Western drama series Deadwood, which brought him acclaim and a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for Ensemble Acting, and Sheriff Shelby Parlow on the FX series Justified. His memoir Life's That Way was published in April 2009.

  3. Muhammed Lawal

    Muhammed Lawal
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlermixed martial arts fighteramateur wrestler
    Biography

    Muhammed Lawal, also known as "King Mo", is an American professional wrestler and retired mixed martial artist currently signed to Major League Wrestling. As a mixed martial artist, he is a former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion and Rizin Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion.

  4. Milena Govich

    Milena Govich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractorstage actor
    Biography

    Milena Govich is an American actress, director, singer, dancer, and musician, best known for portraying NYPD Detective Nina Cassady on the television series Law & Order.

  5. Randall L. Stephenson

    Randall L. Stephenson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    chief executive officer
    Biography

    Randall Lynn Stephenson is a retired American telecommunications executive. He served as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of AT&T Inc. from May 9, 2007 – June 30, 2020 and as executive chairman of AT&T Inc. from July 1 until December 31, 2020. He served as National President of the Boy Scouts of America from 2016 to 2018. In April 2020, Stephenson announced he would step down as CEO of AT&T effective July 1, 2020, replaced by John Stankey. In November 2020, Stephenson announced he would step down as executive chairman of AT&T effective January 2021, replaced by William Kennard.

  6. Mary Fallin

    Mary Fallin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the University of Central Oklahoma
    Studied in 1979-1981
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mary Fallin is an American politician who served as the 27th governor of Oklahoma from 2011 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, she was elected in 2010 and reelected in 2014. She was the first and so far only woman to be elected governor of Oklahoma. She was the first Oklahoma congresswoman since Alice Mary Robertson in 1920.

  7. Michael D. Brown

    Michael D. Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Michael DeWayne Brown is an American attorney and former government official who served as the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 2003 to 2005. He joined FEMA as general counsel in 2001 and became deputy director the same year. Appointed in January 2003 by President George W. Bush to lead FEMA, Brown resigned in September 2005 following his controversial handling of Hurricane Katrina. Brown currently hosts a radio talk show on 850 KOA in Denver, Colorado.

  8. Kenny Garrett

    Kenny Garrett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    composersaxophonistjazz musician
    Biography

    Kenny Garrett is an American post-bop jazz musician and composer who gained recognition in his youth as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and for his time with Miles Davis's band. His primary instruments are alto and soprano saxophone and flute. Since 1985, he has pursued a solo career.

  9. Suhaib Webb

    Suhaib Webb
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    imam
    Biography

    Suhaib Webb is an American Muslim imam who converted from Christianity to Islam in 1992. He has previously been the imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

  10. Lauren Nelson

    Lauren Nelson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    news presentermodelbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Lauren Paige Nelson is a beauty queen from Lawton, Oklahoma who holds the Miss America 2007 title. Nelson is the second consecutive Miss America and sixth in the history of Miss America to hail from this state.

  11. Benjamin Wey

    Benjamin Wey
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Benjamin Wey is a Chinese-born American Wall Street financier and CEO of New York Global Group (NYGG). He began his financial career as an investment advisor and broker in Oklahoma in the late 1990s. Wey and NYGG were among the most active "facilitators and promoters" of reverse takeovers, which created Special-Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC) and allowed small Chinese companies to raise capital on U.S. markets, until reverse takeovers became the subject of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation in 2011.

  12. Donna Campbell

    Donna Campbell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    ophthalmologistpoliticianphysician
    Biography

    Donna Sue Burrows Campbell is an American politician and physician who is the 25th District member of the Texas Senate. On July 31, 2012, she became the first person in Texas history to defeat an incumbent Republican senator, Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio, in a primary election.

  13. Daniel McCutchen

    Daniel McCutchen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Daniel Thomas McCutchen is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Texas Rangers.

  14. W. K. Stratton

    W. K. Stratton
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    William Kip "W.K." Stratton is an American writer, known for his historical non-fiction publications. Stratton lives in suburban Austin, Texas.

  15. Diane Glancy

    Diane Glancy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    playwrightpoetnovelistwriter
    Biography

    (Helen) Diane Glancy (March 18, 1941) is an American poet, author, and playwright.

  16. Jermelle Cudjo

    Jermelle Cudjo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Jermelle Cudjo is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Central Oklahoma. He has played for the St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants.

  17. Gregory J. Slavonic

    Gregory J. Slavonic
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Biography

    Gregory Joseph Slavonic is an American government official and retired U.S. Navy officer. He has served as Acting Under Secretary of the Navy from April 24, 2020 to January 20, 2021. He served as the 18th United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASN M&RA) from June 11, 2018 to January 20, 2021. Secretary Slavonic retired as a one-star rear admiral serving 34 years in the United States Navy and the Navy Reserve.

  18. Greg Garrett

    Greg Garrett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    blogger
    Biography

    Greg Garrett is a writer, professor, speaker, preacher, and musician based in Austin, Texas.

  19. Alicia Tate-Nadeau

    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 Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

  20. Rita Aragon

    Rita Aragon
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    LaRita A. "Rita" Aragon is a retired United States Air National Guard two-star general who most recently served as the 4th Oklahoma Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Her final active military post was as the Air National Guard assistant to the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff Manpower and Personnel. She retired in 2006.

  21. Dwight E. Adams

    Dwight E. Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    forensic scientist
    Biography

    Dwight E Adams, is a forensic scientist.

  22. Cyndi Munson

    Cyndi Munson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Cyndi Munson is an American politician from Oklahoma. She is a Democratic member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing the 85th district since 2015. She won a special election to replace David Dank with over 54% of the vote.

  23. Elise Hall

    Elise Hall
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Elise Hall is a Republican politician from Oklahoma. Hall was the Representative for District 100 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. In April 2018, she announced that she would not seek re-election to the seat later that year.

  24. Milt Heflin

    Milt Heflin
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Biography

    James Milton Heflin Jr. is a retired NASA official, who recently served as the associate director for technical activities at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Heflin also served as lead flight director for seven high-profile Space Shuttle missions, including the first to service and repair the Hubble Space Telescope and three that deployed inter-planetary probes.

  25. Lynn Seaton

    Lynn Seaton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguejazz musicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Lynn Seaton is a jazz bassist associated with bebop and swing.

  26. Kengal Shreepada Renu

    Kengal Shreepada Renu
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    cricketer
    Biography

    Kengal Shreepada Renu is an Indian politician. He is the grandson of Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the most revered politician in Karnataka, who was the 2nd Chief Minister of the State, and, who built the State Legislature called Vidhana Soudha. He is also a former Ranji cricketer representing the State of Karnataka, and an accomplished golfer having won more than 50 club and amateur tournaments.

  27. Chris Kelsey

    Chris Kelsey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    saxophonistjazz musician
    Biography

    Chris Kelsey is an American-born jazz saxophonist, composer, music critic, and novelist. His music draws on bebop, free jazz, free improvisation, funk, and fusion, and is augmented by elements of non-tonal, contemporary classical music. His fiction is inspired by such crime writers as Raymond Chandler, Jim Thompson, and Dashiell Hammett. As a musician, Kelsey has worked almost exclusively as a leader of his own ensembles, usually trios and quartets. From the late 1980s his principal instrument has been soprano saxophone, though in recent years he has recorded and performed on tenor and alto, as well. Kelsey has recorded nearly twenty albums under his own name, many for the C.I.M.P. label. With rare exceptions, he has recorded and performed his own original compositions. His first novel, Where the Hurt Is, was published in 2018 by Black Rose Writing. As a critic, he has written for leading jazz publications and web sites, including Jazziz, JazzTimes, Cadence, AllMusic, and Jazz.com.

  28. Will Rogers

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

    Will Rogers was a United States Representative from Oklahoma.

  29. Debbe Leftwich

    Debbe Leftwich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Debbe Leftwich is a politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Leftwich was a member of the Oklahoma Senate from 2003 until 2010. She won the vacant seat through a special election after the death of her husband and former senator Keith Leftwich. She was a key figure in the 2010 Oklahoma political corruption investigation for her role in a bribery scheme in which she was accused of agreeing to not run for re-election in 2010 in exchange for a state job with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

  30. Robin J. Cauthron

    Robin J. Cauthron
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Robin Louise Johnson Cauthron is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

  31. Kari Miller

    Kari Miller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    volleyball playerbeach volleyball player
    Biography

    Kari LaRaine Miller is an American Paralympic volleyball player.

  32. Lance Allen Robertson

    Lance Allen Robertson
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Biography

    Lance Allen Robertson is a United States Army veteran, university administrator, and government official who formerly served as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Aging). Prior to assuming his current role, he served as Oklahoma's Director of Aging Services from 2007 through 2017. Robertson was previously an administrator at Oklahoma State University, executive director of PartnerShips for Aging, and president of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities. Robertson currently serves as director of Guidehouse.

  33. Gary Banz

    Gary Banz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Gary Banz is a retired American educator and former Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. He served as a majority whip of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and as Oklahoma state leader besides national secretary of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

  34. John Fitzgerald

    John Fitzgerald
    Occupations
    American football playerathletics competitor
    Biography

    John Fitzgerald is a former college American football player. He played offensive guard for the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma from 1997-2000. During his career, Fitzgerald was named an NCAA All-American following his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He was also named Daktronics All-West Region all three seasons and All–Lone Star Conference each season. Fitzgerald was also the Lone Star Conference Offensive Lineman of The Year in 1998. Injury prevented a career in the National Football League.

  35. Roger P. Scheer

    Roger P. Scheer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    Roger P. Scheer was a major general in the United States Air Force who served as Commander of the United States Air Force Reserve Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C., and commander, Headquarters Air Force Reserve, a separate operating agency located at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. As chief of Air Force Reserve, he served as the principal adviser on Reserve matters to the Air Force Chief of Staff. As commander of AFRES, he had full responsibility for the supervision of U.S. Air Force Reserve units around the world.

  36. Rick Shaw

    Rick Shaw
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    journalistteacher
    Biography

    Richard F. "Rick" Shaw is the director of Pictures of the Year International (POYi), a photojournalism program, and an educator in visual journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. He is a former manager and senior editor at several daily newspapers in the United States.