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Everywhere they go, our 60,000 living JSU alumni scattered all over the globe are making an impact as they carry the JSU spirit forward. Here are just a few of our notable alumni:

  • Catherine Callaway – CNN    Headline News  
  • Cary Guffey - Financial Planner, Star of the 1977 Stephen Spielberg film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"        
  • Mai Martinez – CBS2 Chicago
  • Randy Owen – Lead Singer, Alabama   (JSU Trustee)
  • Jeh-Jeh Pruitt – Fox 6 in Birmingham
  • Reynolds Wolf – Meteorologist, CNN Worldwide
  • Congressman Mike Rogers – Alabama’s 3rd District (includes JSU)
  • Rep. Richard Lindsey – Alabama State Representative from Gadsden
  • Heather Whitestone McCallum – Miss America 1995
  • Rick Burgess – Rick & Bubba
  • Bill Bubba Bussey – Rick & Bubba
  • Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom – Former Alabama Governor, Current Lt. Governor
  • Mr. Jim Bennett - Alabama Secretary of State and Chair, JSU Trustees
  • Rick Bragg – Pulitzer Prize winning author
  • Robert Stacy McCain – Author of Donkey Cons and assistant national editor of the Washington Times
  • Eric Davis - NFL, All-Pro Safety
  • Keith McKeller - NFL, Played in four straight Super Bowls
  • Dieter Brock - NFL, CFL, member of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 
  • Todd Jones - MLB, All-Star relief pitcher
  • Rudy Abbott - Legendary baseball coach with over 1,000 career wins, Member of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ted Barnicle - 1st round draft pick in 1975 MLB draft
  • Daniel Willett -  Played on European Golf Tour
  • Terry Owens -  NFL San Diego Chargers
  • Ashley Martin -  NCAA First Female to play & score in a college football game 
  • Donovan Hand - MLB Pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers (Currently)
  • Todd Cunningham -  MLB Outfielder, Atlanta Braves (Currently)
  • Borris Powell - Fashion Designer, Chicago
  • Kelly Maltagliati - Special Agent-in-Charge of the Archival Recovery Team, National Archives and Records Administration-Office of Inspector General
  • Hugh Merrill - former member of the Alabama House of Representatives
  • Harlan Mathews – former Democratic U.S. Senator from Tennessee
  • F. Richard Spencer- Roman Catholic bishop 
  • James Joyner – Well-known blogger and political scientist 
  • Jesse Baker – Former National Football League player with the Houston Oilers
  • Mark Word – Former NFL Defensive End who played for the Kansas City Chiefs & Cleveland Browns
  • Amy Crawford – Former WCW Entertainer 
  • Delvin Hughley – Former NFL and AFL Defensive Back with the Denver Broncos and Colorado Crush
  • Joe Kines – College Football coach
  • Darrell Malone – NFL defensive back for Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins (1992-1994)
  • Ryan Perrilloux – Formal NFL Quarterback for the New York Giants, Arena Football League New Orleans Voodoo
  • Walker Russell Jr. – NBA player for the Detroit Pistons
  • Jason Seguine – Professional wrestler (as Buck Quartermain) and football player
  • Alvin Wright – Formal NFL nose guard with the Los Angeles Rams
  • Jayme Johnson – Country Music Singer and Songwriter listed as a "rising star" in an exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.

Former Miss Alabamas from JSU

  • Ceil Jenkins Snow – 1971
  • Jane Rice Holloway – 1973
  • Julie Houston Elmer – 1977
  • Theresa Cheatham Stricklin – 1978
  • Heather Whitestone McCallum – 1994
  • Jamie Langley – 2007



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