100 Notable alumni of
Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is 478th in the world, 186th in North America, and 173rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Western Michigan University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Terry Crews

    Terry Crews
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actorartistAmerican football playerfilm actor
    Biography

    Terry Alan Crews is an American actor, television presenter, and former American football linebacker. He played Julius Rock in the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, which aired from 2005 to 2009, and portrayed Terry Jeffords in the Fox and NBC sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013–2021). Crews starred in the BET reality series The Family Crews (2010–2011), and hosted the U.S. version of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from 2014 to 2015. He has appeared in films, including Friday After Next (2002), White Chicks (2004), Idiocracy (2006), Blended (2014), the Expendables series (2010–2014), and Rumble (2021). Crews began hosting America's Got Talent in 2019, following his involvement in the same role for the program's spin-off series America's Got Talent: The Champions.

  2. Tim Allen

    Tim Allen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    comedianfilm directorvoice actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Timothy Alan Dick, known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing Tim "The Toolman" Taylor on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement (1991–1999) and Mike Baxter on the ABC/Fox sitcom Last Man Standing (2011–2021). He voices Buzz Lightyear for the Toy Story franchise and played Scott Calvin and Santa Claus in the Santa Clause franchise (1994–2006). Allen's other films include Tropical Snow (1988), Galaxy Quest (1999), Joe Somebody (2001), Zoom (2006), Wild Hogs (2007), The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009), Crazy on the Outside (2010), 3 Geezers! (2013), and El Camino Christmas (2017).

  3. Bruce Campbell

    Bruce Campbell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actorfilm producerwriterfilm director
    Biography

    Bruce Lorne Campbell is an American actor, director, producer and writer. He is known for portraying Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, beginning with the 1978 short film Within the Woods. He has starred in many low-budget cult films such as Crimewave (1985), Maniac Cop (1988), Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989), and Bubba Ho-Tep (2002).

  4. Luther Vandross

    Luther Vandross
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-2005 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwriterrecord producercomposeractor
    Biography

    Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is noted for his sweet and soulful vocals. In addition to his popular work as a solo recording artist, Vandross was also an in-demand background vocalist throughout his career for several artists, including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, Stevie Wonder, and Donna Summer.

  5. Michael Cohen

    Michael Cohen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    lawyeradvocatebusinessperson
    Biography

    Michael Dean Cohen is an American disbarred lawyer who served as an attorney for U.S. president Donald Trump from 2006 to 2018. Cohen was a vice-president of the Trump Organization, and the personal counsel to Trump, and was often described by media as Trump's "fixer". He served as co-president of Trump Entertainment and was a board member of the Eric Trump Foundation, a children's health charity. From 2017 to 2018, Cohen was deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee.

  6. Rashida Tlaib

    Rashida Tlaib
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Rashida Harbi Tlaib is an American politician and lawyer serving as the U.S. representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district since 2019. The district includes the western half of Detroit, along with several of its western suburbs and much of the Downriver area. A member of the Democratic Party, Tlaib represented the 6th and 12th districts of the Michigan House of Representatives before her election to Congress.

  7. Oracene Price

    Oracene Price
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    tennis coach
    Biography

    Oracene Price is an American tennis coach. She is best known for being both the mother and coach of Venus and Serena Williams, regarded among the best tennis players of all time. She is the former wife of Richard Williams, whom she divorced in 2002.

  8. Brooke Elliott

    Brooke Elliott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Brooke Elliott is an American actress and singer. She has appeared in musical theatre, including the US tours of Beauty and the Beast and Wicked, and the Broadway productions of Taboo and The Pirate Queen. She is best known for her roles as Jane Bingum on the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva (2009-2014), and as Dana Sue Sullivan in the Netflix romantic drama Sweet Magnolias (2020–present).

  9. Page Kennedy

    Page Kennedy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorrapper
    Biography

    Page Kennedy is an American actor, rapper, and comedian. In television, he is known for portraying Radon Randell in the Spike sports comedy series, Blue Mountain State, and U-Turn in the Showtime series, Weeds. He has also appeared in film, with roles in S.W.A.T. and The Meg. Outside of acting, Kennedy is active on social media, best known for being a popular Viner. On March 10, 2017 he released his first full length rap album titled "Torn Pages" Featuring Royce Da 5'9, Crooked I, Trick Trick and more.

  10. Maverick Carter

    Maverick Carter
    Occupations
    businesspersontelevision producer
    Biography

    Maverick Carter is an American sports-marketing businessman and media personality.

  11. David Wayne

    David Wayne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-1995 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actoractor
    Biography

    David Wayne was an American stage and screen actor with a career spanning over 50 years.

  12. Richelle Mead

    Richelle Mead
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    writernovelistchildren's writer
    Biography

    Richelle Mead is an American fantasy author. She is known for the Georgina Kincaid series, Vampire Academy, Bloodlines and the Dark Swan series.

  13. Dave Dombrowski

    Dave Dombrowski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    baseball manager
    Biography

    David Dombrowski is an American baseball executive who serves as the President of Baseball Operations for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). Dombrowski also previously served as the general manager of the Montreal Expos, the general manager and president of the Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers, and president of baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox. During his tenure as a baseball executive, he has helped build two World Series winning teams — the Marlins in 1997, and the Red Sox in 2018.

  14. LZ Granderson

    LZ Granderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    columnistjournalist
    Biography

    Elzie Lee "LZ" Granderson is an American journalist and former actor. He is currently a senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine, a co-host of SportsNation on ESPN, afternoon co-host at ESPN LA 710 and a columnist for CNN. Granderson was named the Los Angeles Times Sports and Culture Columnist in January 2019.

  15. Stephen Lynch

    Stephen Lynch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    composersingercomediansinger-songwriterradio personality
    Biography

    Stephen Andrew Lynch is an American comedian, musician and actor who is known for his songs mocking daily life and popular culture. Lynch has released four studio albums and four live albums along with a live DVD. He has appeared in two Comedy Central Presents specials and starred in the Broadway adaptation of The Wedding Singer. Lynch released a double-disc album, Lion, on November 13, 2012. In 2016, he released a live concert video, Hello Kalamazoo. He released his studio/live album My Old Heart in 2019.

  16. Epico Colón

    Epico Colón
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    professional wrestler
    Biography

    Orlando Tito Colón Nieves is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler best known for his time with WWE, where he performed under the ring name Epico Colón, or simply Epico. He now competes in the World Wrestling Council (WWC) under his real name, where he is a former WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion.

  17. Marin Mazzie

    Marin Mazzie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-2018 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    singeractortelevision actorstage actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Marin Joy Mazzie was an American actress and singer known for her work in musical theatre.

  18. Keith Jones

    Keith Jones
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    ice hockey playerjournalist
    Biography

    Keith Jones is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He was formerly a hockey studio analyst for NBC/NBCSN. Now he works as the lead color commentator for Philadelphia Flyers games on NBC Sports Philadelphia, and the lead "Inside-the-Glass" reporter on TNT. In 491 NHL games, Jones produced a total of 258 points between 1992 and 2000.

  19. Frankie Ballard

    Frankie Ballard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersinger
    Biography

    Frank Robert Ballard IV is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released two albums each for Reprise Records and Warner Bros. Records, and has charted eight singles on the Hot Country Songs charts.

  20. Lenda Murray

    Lenda Murray
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    bodybuilder
    Biography

    Lenda Murray is an American professional female bodybuilding champion.

  21. Josh Gracin

    Josh Gracin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    singersongwriter
    Biography

    Joshua Mario Gracin is an American country music singer. A former member of the United States Marine Corps, he first gained public attention as the fourth-place finalist on the second season of American Idol.

  22. Dennis Archer

    Dennis Archer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Dennis Wayne Archer is an American lawyer, jurist and former politician from Michigan. A Democrat, Archer served as Justice on the Michigan Supreme Court and as mayor of Detroit. He later served as president of the American Bar Association, becoming the first black president of the organization, which, until 1943, had barred African-American lawyers from membership.

  23. Mark Letestu

    Mark Letestu
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Mark Letestu is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward. He played in eleven seasons of the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets.

  24. Jamal Mayers

    Jamal Mayers
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jamal David Mayers is a Canadian former professional ice hockey winger who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He spent time playing for the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013. He is currently an analyst for the NHL Network and NBC Sports Chicago.

  25. Iqra Khalid

    Iqra Khalid
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    juristpolitician
    Biography

    Iqra Khalid is a Pakistani Asian-Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Mississauga—Erin Mills in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.

  26. Ed Gordon

    Ed Gordon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Edward Lansing Gordon III is an American television journalist known for his association with BET over four different decades. A native of Detroit, Ed Gordon is the son of an Olympic athlete also named Ed Gordon. The younger Gordon was BET's main news anchor from 1988 to 1996 and again from 2000 to 2001 before hosting the interview show BET Tonight from 2001 to 2002 and another interview show, Weekly with Ed Gordon, from 2010 to 2011.

  27. Mark Schauer

    Mark Schauer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in Western Michigan University
    In 1986 graduated with Master of Public Administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mark Hamilton Schauer is an American politician who served as a U.S. representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district from 2009 to 2011.

  28. Danny DeKeyser

    Danny DeKeyser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Daniel Christopher DeKeyser is an American professional ice hockey defenseman and alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  29. Shayne Whittington

    Shayne Whittington
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Shayne Mitchell Whittington is an American-born naturalized Macedonian professional basketball player who plays for Nagoya Diamond Dolphins of the B.League. He also represents North Macedonia in the international competitions. He played college basketball for Western Michigan University.

  30. Luke Witkowski

    Luke Witkowski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Luke Witkowski is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Springfield Thunderbirds in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also previously played in the NHL for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings. Witkowski was selected by the Lightning, 160th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

  31. Robert P. Burke

    Robert P. Burke
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Biography

    Robert Peter Burke is an admiral in the United States Navy. He served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations from 10 June 2019 until 29 May 2020, having previously served as the 58th Chief of Naval Personnel from 27 May 2016 to 23 May 2019. On 17 July 2020, he took over as commander of United States Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Allied Joint Force Command Naples.

  32. John Morton

    John Morton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    coachAmerican football playerCanadian football playerAmerican football coach
    Biography

    John Morton is an American football coach and former player who is the senior offensive assistant for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as an assistant coach for the New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Las Vegas Raiders. He also served as an assistant coach at USC.

  33. D'Wayne Eskridge

    D'Wayne Eskridge
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1997-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    D'Wayne "Dee" Eskridge is an American football wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). Eskridge attended Western Michigan University.

  34. James McCloughan

    James McCloughan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    Combat Medic
    Biography

    James C. McCloughan is a former United States Army soldier and a Vietnam War veteran. For his actions during the war, McCloughan was approved for the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama and Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning in December 2016. McCloughan was presented the Medal of Honor on 31 July 2017 by President Donald Trump, the first such award of Trump's administration.

  35. Ruby Sahota

    Ruby Sahota
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Ruby Sahota is a Canadian Liberal politician who was elected as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada to represent the federal riding Brampton North during the 2015 Canadian federal election.

  36. Mike Nahan

    Mike Nahan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Michael Dennis Nahan is a former Australian politician who was Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia's Western Australian branch and Leader of the Opposition from the 2017 state election until his resignation in June 2019. He served as Treasurer of Western Australia under the Barnett Ministry from March 2014 until the government's fall in March 2017. Nahan was also the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Riverton from 2008 until 2021, when he was succeeded by Labor's Jags Krishnan.

  37. Matt Giraud

    Matt Giraud
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    singersongwritermusicianpianist
    Biography

    Matthew Scott "Matt" Giraud is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Kalamazoo, Michigan and the fifth place finalist of the eighth season of the reality television series American Idol. He was the first recipient of the Judges' Save.

  38. Wayne Terwilliger

    Wayne Terwilliger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2021 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Willard Wayne Terwilliger, nicknamed "Twig", was an American professional baseball second baseman. He played nine seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1949 and 1960 for the Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Washington Senators, New York Giants, and Kansas City Athletics.

  39. Pat Misch

    Pat Misch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Patrick Theodore Joseph Misch is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets.

  40. Kevin Connauton

    Kevin Connauton
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Kevin Connauton is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 83rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Connauton has also played for the Dallas Stars, Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers.

  41. Jordan Oesterle

    Jordan Oesterle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jordan Oesterle is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  42. Mark D. Siljander

    Mark D. Siljander
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mark Deli Siljander is an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Representative from the state of Michigan. He authored the book A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman's Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide.

  43. Luke Winslow-King

    Luke Winslow-King
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    singerguitaristcomposerbandleadersongwriter
    Biography

    Luke Winslow-King Balzuweit is an American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, and lyricist based out of Cadillac, Michigan, who plays vintage blues and jazz music and is known for his slide guitar work. He is a music traditionalist, playing a mixture of "people's music" and improvisational jazz based in collective improvisation, with influences from New Orleans, where he was based for 15 years, that includes jazz, Delta blues, ragtime, pre-war American folk, with influences from diverse sources like Béla Bartók and Antonín Dvořák's String Quartet No. 12 (American String Quartet) and Woody Guthrie.

  44. Brad Wardell

    Brad Wardell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurnovelist
    Biography

    Bradley R. Wardell is an American businessman, programmer, author and AI Engineer. He is the founder, President, and CEO of Stardock, a software development and computer games company.

  45. Joe Corvo

    Joe Corvo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Joseph Edward Corvo is an American former professional ice hockey player who played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, and Boston Bruins.

  46. David Gove

    David Gove
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-2017 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    ice hockey playerice hockey coach
    Biography

    David Thomas Gove was an American ice hockey player and head coach of the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. He last played with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2008–09 season. Though he primarily played in the minor leagues, Gove did appear in two games with the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL) between 2005 and 2007.

  47. Joe Reitz

    Joe Reitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    basketball playerAmerican football player
    Biography

    Joseph David Reitz is a former American football offensive tackle who played seven seasons for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He attended Western Michigan University where he played college basketball and not football.

  48. Bob Lurtsema

    Bob Lurtsema
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Robert Ross Lurtsema is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks. He played in two Super Bowls with the Vikings.

  49. Matt Tennyson

    Matt Tennyson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Matthew Thomas Tennyson is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  50. Charlie Maxwell

    Charlie Maxwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Charles Richard Maxwell, nicknamed "Smokey", "Paw Paw", "Sunday Punch", and "Sunday Charlie", is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Boston Red Sox (1950–54), Baltimore Orioles (1955), Detroit Tigers (1955–62), and Chicago White Sox (1962–64).

  51. Paul Szczechura

    Paul Szczechura
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Paul Szczechura is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

  52. M. Peter McPherson

    M. Peter McPherson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Biography

    Melville Peter McPherson is the president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. He previously served as a special assistant to President Gerald Ford, administrator of USAID under President Ronald Reagan, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury, President of Michigan State University from 1993 to 2004, and Chairman of Dow Jones.

  53. Scott Boman

    Scott Boman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    peace activist
    Biography

    Scott Avery "Scotty" Boman is a Libertarian politician from Michigan. He has consistently earned among the top votes of any third-party candidate in every Michigan election from 2000 through 2018. He was chair of the Libertarian Party of Michigan in 2006. Described by MIRS as a Libertarian Party standard-bearer, he has been a candidate in every state-wide partisan election since 1994, until successfully running for the Detroit office of Community Advisory Council(district 4) in 2020.

  54. Bill Welke

    Bill Welke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    baseball umpirebaseball player
    Biography

    William Anthony Welke is an American umpire in Major League Baseball. He joined the major league staff in 1999 and wears uniform number 3, his brother Tim Welke's old number prior to his retirement.

  55. Richard Allen Griffin

    Richard Allen Griffin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Richard Allen Griffin is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Previously, he was a judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals.

  56. Howard Norman

    Howard Norman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    writertranslator
    Biography

    Howard A. Norman, is an American writer and educator. Most of his short stories and novels are set in Canada's Maritime Provinces. He has written several translations of Algonquin, Cree, and Inuit folklore. His books have been translated into 12 languages.

  57. Patrick Dwyer

    Patrick Dwyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Patrick "Pat" Dwyer is an American former professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League with the Carolina Hurricanes. He was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round, 116th overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

  58. Akhil Gupta

    Akhil Gupta
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Western Michigan University
    1975-1977 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    anthropologistacademicuniversity teacherresearcher
    Biography

    Akhil Gupta is an Indian-American anthropologist whose research has focused on the anthropology of the state and of development, as well as on postcolonialism. He is currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

  59. Gardner Ackley

    Gardner Ackley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1915-1998 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    economistdiplomatuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Hugh Gardner Ackley was an American economist and diplomat.

  60. Sheryl Sculley

    Sheryl Sculley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Biography

    Sheryl Lee Sculley is an American politician and the former city manager of San Antonio, Texas, a position which she filled from November 2005 until March 2019. Her unusually long tenure was highly controversial because of her lucrative compensation, doubling from $250,000 in 2005 to upwards of $500,000 as of 2015.

  61. Gershwin A. Drain

    Gershwin A. Drain
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgejournalist
    Biography

    Gershwin Allen Drain is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

  62. Frank Quilici

    Frank Quilici
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-2018 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Francis Ralph Quilici was an American professional baseball player, coach and manager who spent his entire Major League Baseball career with the Minnesota Twins. Quilici served the team for all or part of five years as an infielder, 1 1⁄2 years as a coach, and 3 1⁄2 years as manager, then spent six more years as a broadcaster for them. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg).

  63. Nick Sousanis

    Nick Sousanis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Enrolled in Western Michigan University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    journalistcomics artistart criticuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Walter Nickell "Nick" Sousanis is an American scholar, art critic, and cartoonist; a co-founder of the TheDetroiter.com, he is also the first person at Columbia University to write a dissertation entirely in a comic book format.

  64. Merze Tate

    Merze Tate
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1905-1996 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    academichistorian
    Biography

    Vernie Merze Tate was a professor, scholar and expert on United States diplomacy. She was the first African-American graduate of Western Michigan Teachers College, first African-American woman to attend the University of Oxford, first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in government and international relations from Harvard University (then Radcliffe College), as well as one of the first two female members to join the Department of History at Howard University.

  65. Keegan Akin

    Keegan Akin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Keegan Lee Akin is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2020.

  66. Freddie Bishop III

    Freddie Bishop III
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Freddie George Bishop III is a gridiron football defensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Western Michigan University. He first enrolled at Robichaud High School before transferring to Airport High School in Carleton, Michigan. He has also been a member of the New York Jets, Calgary Stampeders, Memphis Express, and Toronto Argonauts.

  67. William Porter

    William Porter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2000 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    athletics competitorscreenwriter
    Biography

    William "Bill" Franklin Porter III was an American track and field athlete, gold medal winner of the 110-meter hurdles at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

  68. John Binkley

    John Binkley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    John Emerson "Johne" Binkley is a riverboat pilot, businessman and Republican politician from the U.S. state of Alaska. Binkley served for one term apiece in the Alaska House of Representatives and the Alaska Senate during the mid and late 1980s, but is perhaps better known for his candidacy for governor of Alaska in the 2006 primary election. In that election, he finished far behind Sarah Palin (who would go on to win the governorship), but also far ahead of one-term incumbent governor Frank Murkowski, by then deeply unpopular amongst Alaskans.

  69. Jase Bolger

    Jase Bolger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James "Jase" Bolger served as the 71st Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives from January 12, 2011 to the end of 2014 session. Bolger is a member of the Republican Party, and represented Michigan's 63rd house district from 2009 to 2014. After being term limited out, he founded a consulting firm, Tusker Strategies.

  70. Kitty Piercy

    Kitty Piercy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Catherine "Kitty" Piercy is an American politician. She was elected mayor of Eugene, Oregon in 2004, and was re-elected in 2008, and again in 2012, serving three full terms until January 2017. During the 1990s she served as Minority Leader of the Oregon House of Representatives.

  71. David Kool

    David Kool
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    David Anderson Kool is a former collegiate basketball player for the Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team. Kool is WMU's all-time leading scorer and was named Mid-American Conference (MAC) Player of the Year in his senior season. Kool was the boys' basketball coach at Jenison High School in Jenison, Michigan and at Holland Christian High School, in Holland, Michigan. Kool previously served as assistant coach for the WMU men's basketball team from 2011–13. Kool was named athletic director at South Christian High School on April 15, 2020.

  72. Bob Anderson

    Bob Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2015 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Robert Carl Anderson was an American professional baseball player and right-handed pitcher who appeared in 246 games in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1957 and 1963 for the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers. Born in East Chicago, Indiana, he graduated from Hammond High School and attended both Michigan State University and Western Michigan University. He stood 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighed 210 pounds (95 kg) during his active career.

  73. Don Boven

    Don Boven
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2011 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbaseball playerbasketball coachAmerican football player
    Biography

    Donald E. Boven was an American basketball player, coach, and university instructor. He was a World War II veteran who was a standout athlete at Western Michigan University. After playing professional basketball, he served as an instructor at the University for more than 30 years. In the 1980s, Boven retired from his teaching duties but remained active in sporting circles and became involved in voluntary public service in his Michigan township.

  74. Thomas Wilder

    Thomas Wilder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Thomas Wilder is an American basketball player for the Batumi-RSU of the Georgian Superliga. He played college basketball the Western Michigan. He planned to participate in the 2017 NBA draft but withdrew his name and returned for his senior season. As a senior, he averaged 18.8 points, 4.3 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game.

  75. Frank Secory

    Frank Secory
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-1995 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Frank Edward Secory was an American left fielder and umpire in Major League Baseball who played 186 games from 1940 to 1946 with the Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, and Chicago Cubs. His best season was 1944, when he batted.321 in 22 games for the Cubs, the team with which he played nearly his entire career. In Game 6 of the 1945 World Series against the Tigers, with the game tied 7–7, he had a pinch-hit single with one out in the 12th inning; a pinch runner, Bill Schuster, later scored on a walk-off double off the bat of Stan Hack to give the Cubs an 8–7 win, sending the Series to a seventh game.

  76. Jeff LoVecchio

    Jeff LoVecchio
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jeff LoVecchio is an American professional ice hockey Left Wing who is currently playing for of the Nippon Paper Cranes of the Asia League Ice Hockey (ALIH).

  77. Suzy Lake

    Suzy Lake
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    photographerperformance artistvideo artist
    Biography

    Suzy Lake is an American-Canadian artist based in Toronto, Canada, who is known for her work as a photographer, performance artist and video producer. Using a range of media, Lake explores topics including identity, beauty, gender and aging. She is regarded as a pioneering feminist artist and a staunch political activist.

  78. Rod Brown

    Rod Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Lelton Gerard "Rod" Brown is an American former professional basketball player. Born in Dallas, Texas, he holds dual British-American citizenship.

  79. Mike Bishai

    Mike Bishai
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Michael Bishai is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre. Bishai was never drafted, but played in the National Hockey League with the Edmonton Oilers.

  80. Rob Strain

    Rob Strain
    Enrolled in Western Michigan University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    executive
    Biography

    Robert D. "Rob" Strain is the former Director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Strain held that post from August 4, 2008, through March 5, 2012. Strain announced in January 2012 that he will retire from NASA and return to private industry.

  81. Stubby Overmire

    Stubby Overmire
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1919-1977 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Frank W. Overmire was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played ten seasons for the Detroit Tigers (1943–1949), St. Louis Browns (1950–1952), and New York Yankees (1951). In ten seasons, Overmire won 58 games and lost 67 with a 3.96 earned run average. Because of his stature, 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) and 170 pounds (77 kg), the left-hander was nicknamed "Stubby."

  82. Riley Gill

    Riley Gill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Riley Gill is an American professional ice hockey goaltender. He last played for the Allen Americans of the ECHL, where he won Goaltender of the Year in 2016–17 and backstopped the team to two Kelly Cup playoff championships in 2015 and 2016.

  83. Ray Bray

    Ray Bray
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1917-1996 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Raymond Robert Bray was an offensive guard and defensive lineman who played 11 seasons in the National Football League. He served in Navy from 1943–1945.

  84. Susan Williams Gifford

    Susan Williams Gifford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Susan Williams Gifford is a Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. She has represented the Second Plymouth since 2003.

  85. Dale Livingston

    Dale Livingston
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-2009 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Dale Roger Livingston was an American football kicker and punter who became the starting kicker/punter on the Cincinnati Bengals first team in 1968.

  86. Chase Balisy

    Chase Balisy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Chasen Nicholas Balisy is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for the Straubing Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He has previously played for the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League (NHL) and was originally drafted by the Nashville Predators, 170th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

  87. Patrice Impelido

    Patrice Impelido
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Patrice Mae San Pedro Impelido is an Australian-born Filipina footballer and currently an assistant coach for the Philippines.

  88. Ken Hamlin

    Ken Hamlin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Kenneth Lee Hamlin is an American former Major League Baseball shortstop /second baseman. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent on June 3, 1957, and played for the Pirates (1957, 1959), Kansas City Athletics (1960), Los Angeles Angels (1961), and Washington Senators (1962, 1965–66).

  89. Basil W. Brown

    Basil W. Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-1997 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Basil W. Brown was an American politician and lawyer.

  90. William Perigo

    William Perigo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1911-1990 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    William J. Perigo was an American basketball player and coach. He played college basketball for Western Michigan University from 1931 to 1934 and professional basketball for the Indianapolis Kautskys from 1934 to 1936. Perigo also worked as a basketball coach for more than 25 years. He was the basketball coach at Benton Harbor High School for 13 years and led the team to the Michigan Class A state championship in 1941. He was the head basketball coach at Western Michigan University (1949–1952) and the University of Michigan (1952–1960). In 1983, he was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

  91. Jennifer Eaton Gökmen

    Jennifer Eaton Gökmen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    writerdiarist
    Biography

    Jennifer Eaton Gökmen is an American writer and editor.

  92. Robert Jones

    Robert Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2010 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert B. Jones was an American politician from the state of Michigan. He served four consecutive terms as the Mayor of Kalamazoo from 1997 to 2005. A Democrat, he was elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives in 2006 and 2008, representing the 60th District in Kalamazoo County, which includes the City of Kalamazoo, Cooper Township and part of Kalamazoo Township. He was the Democratic nominee for the Michigan Senate's 20th district in the November 2, 2010 election, until his death just 16 days before.

  93. Vince Bellissimo

    Vince Bellissimo
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Vince Bellissimo is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. Bellissimo was selected by the Florida Panthers in the 5th round (158th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

  94. Martin Boonzaayer

    Martin Boonzaayer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    judoka
    Biography

    Martin David Boonzaayer is an American judoka, who was a member of the United States of America Judo team at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. He was a three-time World Team Member, Seven-time National Champion, and won Bronze at the 2003 Pan American Games. He also won ninth place in the 1999 World Championships as well as a Two Time Gold medalist at the US International Invitational (US Open) Championships, in addition to numerous other international podium finishes.

  95. Cameron S. Brown

    Cameron S. Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Cameron S. Brown is an independent consultant and speaker, and a former Republican Party legislator from the U.S. state of Michigan having served two terms in the Michigan Senate.

  96. Ernie Koob

    Ernie Koob
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1892-1941 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Ernest Gerald Koob, was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1915 to 1919 for the St. Louis Browns. On May 5, 1917, Koob no-hit the eventual World Champion Chicago White Sox 1-0, besting Eddie Cicotte—himself a no-hit pitcher against the Browns less than a month earlier, on April 14. The very next day, his teammate Bob Groom also no-hit the White Sox, 3–0 in the second game of a doubleheader; to date, Koob and Groom are the only teammates to pitch no-hitters on consecutive days.

  97. John J. Pruis

    John J. Pruis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2016 (aged 93)
    Biography

    John J. Pruis was an American academic, best known as being a president of Ball State University as well as having a building dedicated in his name on the campus. He went to Western Michigan University for his education and later for a career. Pruis, originally from Holland, Michigan came to Ball State on July 1, 1968, and retiring in 1978. After his tenure at Ball State, Pruis went on to become the vice president of corporate relations at Ball Corporation, the executive vice president of the George and Frances Ball. Foundation and director of the Ball Brothers Foundation.

  98. Jeff Campbell

    Jeff Campbell
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jeff Campbell is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the SC Langenthal in the National League B.

  99. Tom Lollar

    Tom Lollar
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Tom Lollar is an American ceramist. He attended Western Michigan University and earned his B.F.A. in Sculpture and Ceramics in 1973 and his M.A. in Ceramics and Art History in 1979.

  100. Ronald J. Gould

    Ronald J. Gould
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Ronald James Gould is an American mathematician specializing in combinatorics and graph theory. He is a Goodrich C. White professor emeritus in the Emory University Department of Mathematics.