List of Illinois State University alumni

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This is a list of Illinois State University alumni who are notable enough to warrant an article in Wikipedia. The list is organized by general fields of achievement.

Richard Roeper
Suzy Bogguss
Donald McHenry

Business[edit]

Education[edit]

Journalism and letters[edit]

Law[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Norbert Blei – author of the Chicago trilogy of Neighborhoods, The Ghost of Sandburg-Es Phizzog, and Chi Town.[8]
  • Mort Castle – writer specializing in the horror genre. He has written seven novels, two short story collections, and hundreds of "shorter works."[9]
  • Kate Charles – mystery novelist who bases all of her novels out of the Church of England. Her works include Evil Angels Among Them, Unruly Passions, and Cruel Habitations.[10]
  • Eric Rohmann – author and illustrator of children's books. He received the 2003 Caldecott medal for My Friend Rabbit. He also received a 1995 Caldecott Honor book award for Time Flies. His other titles include The Cinder Cats and The Prairie Train.[11]
  • Lester W. Smith – game designer specializing in role-playing games. Creator of the Origins Award winning game Dragon Dice.[12]

Music[edit]

Science[edit]

Malcolm L. McCallum
Neal Cotts
D. A. Weibring

Government[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

State Government[edit]

Local Government[edit]

Sports[edit]

Theatre/Movies[edit]

Gary Cole
John Malkovich
Laurie Metcalf
Tim Russ

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