40 Notable alumni of
University of Phoenix - Arizona

The University of Phoenix - Arizona is 1416th in the world, 514th in North America, and 483rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 40 notable alumni from the University of Phoenix - Arizona sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Shaquille O'Neal

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    Shaquille O'Neal
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the University of Phoenix - Arizona
    In 2005 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    basketball playeractorrappersports commentatorbusinessperson
    Biography

    Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, known commonly as "Shaq", is an American former professional basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. O'Neal is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players and centers of all time. He was a 7-foot-1-inch (2.16 m) and 325-pound (147 kg) center who played for six teams over his 19-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is a four-time NBA champion.

  2. Lil Wayne

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    Lil Wayne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    rappersingersongwritermusic executiveactor
    Biography

    Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, and entrepreneur. He is regarded by many contemporaries as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation, and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time. His career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was signed by rapper Birdman, joining Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. From then on, Wayne was the flagship artist of Cash Money Records before ending his association with the company in June 2018. He is one of the best rappers of all time, according to Billboard.

  3. Lisa Leslie

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    Lisa Leslie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Lisa Deshaun Leslie is an American former professional basketball player. She is currently the head coach for Triplets in the BIG3 professional basketball league, as well as a studio analyst for Orlando Magic broadcasts on Fox Sports Florida. Leslie played in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She is a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner. The number-seven pick in the 1997 inaugural WNBA draft, she followed her career at the University of Southern California with eight WNBA All-Star selections and two WNBA championships over the course of eleven seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks, before retiring in 2009. Leslie was the first player to dunk in a WNBA game. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history. In 2015, she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Leslie was also inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.

  4. Paul Goldschmidt

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    Paul Goldschmidt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Paul Edward Goldschmidt, nicknamed "Goldy", is an American professional baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

  5. Kate Voegele

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    Kate Voegele
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersingercomposerguitaristpianist
    Biography

    Kate Elizabeth Voegele is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She made her musical debut in 2003, with the release of her The Other Side extended play. She performed numerous local live shows to promote the album, and toured with artists such as John Mayer. In 2005, she released her second extended play, Louder Than Words. Both had local success, and helped raise awareness of Voegele as an artist. During this time period, Voegele performed at events such as Farm Aid to promote her music, and began posting her music on popular social media network MySpace. She also won numerous awards and honors for her songwriting abilities.

  6. Neal E. Boyd

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    Neal E. Boyd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-2018 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Neal Evans Boyd was an American classical singer. He was best known as being the winner of the third season of America's Got Talent.

  7. Kaleth O. Wright

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    Kaleth O. Wright
    Enrolled in the University of Phoenix - Arizona
    Graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Biography

    Kaleth O. Wright is a retired senior noncommissioned officer in the United States Air Force who served as the 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force from February 17, 2017 to August 14, 2020. In this post he served as the personal adviser to the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of the enlisted force. Wright is the second African American to serve in this position. Wright is often referred to by the nickname “Enlisted Jesus” by airmen on the internet due to his successful advocacy and reforms on behalf of enlisted personnel.

  8. Don Bacon

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    Don Bacon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in the University of Phoenix - Arizona
    In 1996 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politicianassistant professor
    Biography

    Donald John Bacon is an American politician and former military officer serving as the U.S. Representative for Nebraska's 2nd congressional district since 2017. Before holding public office, he was a United States Air Force officer, rising to brigadier general and wing commander at Ramstein Air Base and Offutt Air Force Base before his retirement in 2014. Bacon is a member of the Republican Party.

  9. Michael Russell

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    Michael Russell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    tennis player
    Biography

    Michael Craig Russell is a retired American professional tennis player, who is now the tennis coach of Tennys Sandgren. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 60 in August 2007. His 23 United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit singles titles were the all-time record, as of November 2013. That month he became the third-highest-ranked American in the world.

  10. Melissa Melendez

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    Melissa Melendez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in the University of Phoenix - Arizona
    In 2008 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Melissa Ann Melendez is an American politician serving in the California State Senate. She is a Republican representing the 28th District, which encompasses large portions of Riverside County. She previously served in the California State Assembly and on the Lake Elsinore City Council.

  11. Patrick Madrid

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    Patrick Madrid
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    writerradio personality
    Biography

    Patrick Madrid is an American Christian apologist, author, and radio host. His many books include Why Be Catholic? (Penguin Random House), Life Lessons: 50 Things I Learned in My First 50 Years (Ignatius Press), and How to Do Apologetics (Our Sunday Visitor). His books have sold over one million copies, including foreign-language editions.

  12. Lisa Franchetti

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    Lisa Franchetti
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Lisa Marie Franchetti is a United States Navy vice admiral serving as director for strategy, plans, and policy of the Joint Staff, replacing Lieutenant General David W. Allvin. Before that, she served as the second Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Development. Prior to that, she commanded the United States Sixth Fleet and served as deputy commander of both Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO and United States Naval Forces Europe from 1 March 2018. She was nominated to become director for strategy, plans, and policy of the Joint Staff, replacing Lieutenant General David W. Allvin.

  13. Isadore Hall, III

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    Isadore Hall, III
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Isadore Hall III is an American politician and a former member of the California State Senate. He is a Democrat who represented the 35th district, encompassing parts of the South Bay. Prior to being elected to the state senate, he was the Assemblymember for the 64th district and a Compton city councilman.

  14. Mary Peters

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    Mary Peters
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mary E. Peters served as the United States Secretary of Transportation under President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009. She was the second woman to hold the position after Elizabeth Dole.

  15. Howard Schmidt

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    Howard Schmidt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-2017 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    advisorcomputer security specialist
    Biography

    Howard Anthony Schmidt was a partner with Tom Ridge in Ridge Schmidt Cyber LLC, a consultancy company in the field of cybersecurity. He was the Cyber-Security Coordinator of the Obama Administration, operating in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. He announced his retirement from that position on May 17, 2012, effective at the end of the month.

  16. Derrick Hall

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    Derrick Hall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Derrick Martin Hall is an American sports executive currently serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

  17. Greg Minor

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    Greg Minor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Greg Magado Minor is an American basketball coach and a former National Basketball Association player who spent five seasons with the Boston Celtics. Born in Sandersville, Georgia he played basketball for Washington County High School before enrolling at the University of Louisville to play for the Cardinals. He has been an assistant coach with the NBA Development League's Tulsa 66ers, Bakersfield Jam, and Idaho Stampede.

  18. Kirkland H. Donald

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    Kirkland H. Donald
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Kirkland Hogue "Kirk" Donald is a retired Admiral in the United States Navy, who in his last assignment served as the dual-hatted position of Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion and Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Donald previously served as Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and Commander, Submarine Allied Command, Atlantic. He retired from active duty on November 2, 2012.

  19. Kirk Adams

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    Kirk Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kirk Adams is an American politician who served as the 50th Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives from 2008 to 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he was the Arizona State Representative for the 19th district from 2006 to 2011. Adams also served as Chief of Staff to Governor Doug Ducey from 2015 until 2018.

  20. Hala Ayala

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    Hala Ayala
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hala S. Ayala is an American cybersecurity specialist and politician representing the 51st district in the Virginia House of Delegates. She is the Democratic nominee in the 2021 Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial election.

  21. J. D. Mesnard

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    J. D. Mesnard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Javan Daniel "J.D." Mesnard is an American politician and a Republican member of the Arizona Senate representing District 17 since 2019.

  22. Alan Greg Rogers

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    Alan Greg Rogers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-2008 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Alan Greg Rogers was an ordained pastor, a U.S. Army Major and Intelligence Officer, a civil rights activist in the gay, lesbian and bisexual military community and the first known gay combat fatality of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The subsequent coverage of his death in the media sparked a debate over the effect of the military's "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" (DADT) policy and what information should be included in the biography of a gay military person killed in action.

  23. Dan Huberty

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    Dan Huberty
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Daniel G. Huberty is an American businessman, who has been a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 127 in Harris County since 2011.

  24. Randy Watt

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    Randy Watt
    Occupations
    soldier
    Biography

    Steven "Randy" Watt is a retired colonel in the Utah Army National Guard, and a former commanding officer of the 19th Special Forces Group.

  25. David Bradley

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    David Bradley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David T. Bradley is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Arizona Senate representing District 10 since January 14, 2013. Bradley served non-consecutively in the Arizona State Legislature from January 2003 until January 10, 2011 in the Arizona House of Representatives District 28 seat. He is now a State Senator representing District 10 starting in 2012 after defeating incumbent Frank Antenori (R).

  26. Aaron Osmond

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    Aaron Osmond
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Aaron Virl Osmond is a former Republican member of the Utah Senate, representing the 10th district. He resigned from office December 5, 2015.

  27. Jon Hill

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    Jon Hill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    chef
    Biography

    Jon Hill is an American chef who was White House Executive Chef from October 1, 1987, to January 7, 1988. He was the first American-born chef to serve in the capacity.

  28. Jennifer Storm

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    Jennifer Storm
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Jennifer Storm is a victims' rights expert and author who has written about alcohol and drug addiction and recovery. She is the former Victim Advocate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who served after being appointed by Governor Tom Corbett in 2013. She was unanimously confirmed by the PA Senate and sworn in for a six-year term on December 20, 2013.

  29. Chuck McIlhinney

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    Chuck McIlhinney
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Charles T. McIlhinney Jr. is a Republican former member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing the 10th District from 2007 to 2019. Previously he was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1998 through 2006. He won election to the house in a special election on February 3, 1998. McIlhinney announced in January 2018 that he would retire from the state senate when his term expired in early 2019.

  30. Jude Hofschneider

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    Jude Hofschneider
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jude Untalan Hofschneider is an American Republican politician from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He served as the ninth Lieutenant Governor. He was automatically elevated to this position on February 20, 2013, when the former lieutenant governor, Eloy S. Inos, assumed the governorship.

  31. Machel Waikenda

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    Machel Waikenda
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dr. Machel Waikenda is a Kenyan politician and the current State House Director of Political Affairs. He was formerly the executive-committee member in charge of youth affairs, sports, and communications in the county government of Kiambu. Between April 2012 and August 2013, Waikenda was the communications director for The National Alliance, which through a merger with 13 other mainstream parties formed the Jubilee Party that brought the then sitting president Uhuru Kenyatta to his reelection in 2017.

  32. Hazelle P. Rogers

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    Hazelle P. Rogers
    Born in
    Jamaica Flag Jamaica
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hazelle P. Rogers is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives and who is currently the Mayor of Lauderdale Lakes, she formerly represented the 95th District, which includes North Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes, and Lauderhill in northern Broward County, since 2012, previously representing the 94th District from 2008 to 2012.

  33. Rob Cabitto

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    Rob Cabitto
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Rob Cabitto is an American author, business owner, and public speaker. His book The Fractured Life of 3743 (2011) is a memoir about his struggles with identity and addiction.

  34. Lucy Surhyel Newman

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    Lucy Surhyel Newman
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Dr Lucy Newman is a Nigerian performance improvement and corporate governance specialist, within the transformational leadership advisory space, in Africa and beyond.

  35. Gervin Miyamoto

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    Gervin Miyamoto
    Biography

    Gervin Miyamoto is the 19th and retired United States Marshal for the District of Hawaii. As the United States Marshal, he leads an office of Deputy US Marshals charged with enforcing laws and protecting the United States Federal District Court of Hawaii.

  36. Shawn M. Galloway

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    Shawn M. Galloway
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Shawn M. Galloway is an American author, professional speaker and consultant. He presently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of ProAct Safety, a safety consulting firm. He is best known for his books, STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence, Forecasting Tomorrow: The Future of Safety Excellence and Inside Strategy: Value Creation from Within Your Organization.

  37. Benjamin P. Ablao, Jr

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    Benjamin P. Ablao, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Benjamin James Perez Ablao Jr. is an independent (indie film) filmmaker and actor from the United States. He is the founder of B.P.A. Productions Group, Inc., a registered corporation with the State of Delaware. Not limited to any one particular genre, he has produced award-winning films ranging from comedy to drama to artistic to horror.

  38. Heri Martinez de Dios

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    Heri Martinez de Dios
    Born in
    Cuba Flag Cuba
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Heri Martínez de Dios is an educator, civic leader, visual communicator, executive producer, entrepreneur, strategist, author of several publications in Puerto Rico, Vice-President and Dean of Technology and Marketing at Atlantic University College – a university specializing in sciences and digital arts in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean-, and CEO & Founder at Gladius LLC.

  39. Daryl Caudle

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    Daryl Caudle
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in the University of Phoenix - Arizona
    Graduated with Doctor of Management in organizational leadership
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Daryl Lane Caudle is a United States Navy vice admiral currently serving as commander of Naval Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR), Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (COMSUBLANT) and Commander, Allied Submarine Command (ASC). As COMSUBFOR, he is the undersea domain lead, and is responsible for the submarine force's strategic vision. As COMSUBLANT, he commands all Atlantic-based U.S. submarines, their crews and supporting shore activities. These responsibilities also include duties as commander, Task Force (CTF) 114, CTF 88, and CTF 46. As commander, Allied Submarine Command, he is the principal undersea warfare advisor to all North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) strategic commanders.

  40. Daniel W. Dwyer

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    Daniel W. Dwyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in the University of Phoenix - Arizona
    Graduated with Master of Science in computer information science
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Daniel William Dwyer is a United States Navy rear admiral who is the Director of Plans and Policy of the United States Cyber Command since July 11, 2020. Previously, he was the Vice Commander of the Naval Air Systems Command from August 2015 to August 2016. Born and raised in Alameda, California, Dwyer graduated from the California Maritime Academy with a B.S. degree in marine transportation in 1988. He later earned an M.S. degree in computer information science from the University of Phoenix and an M.A. degree in foreign affairs and strategic studies from the Naval War College.