St. Cloud State University has no doubt had thousands of students in its history. Some of those students have gone on to make big names for themselves as well as the University. Here are St. Cloud State University's most famous alum. Check out the list and see how many of these names you recognize.


  • Halima Aden: She's a 22-year-old fashion model currently signed with IMG Models. She's known for being the first hijab-wearing model on the cover of Vogue Arabia, Allure and British Vogue.
  • Haley Kalil (O'Brien): She's a model who was featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She's also married to Matthew Kalil who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2012. Right now he's a free agent.
  • Nicole Linkletter: She's a model and winner of season 5 of America's Next Top Model.


  • Richard Dean Anderson: He's best known for playing the lead in the TV show MacGyver. He was also in the show General Hospital.
  • Billy Flynn: He's an awarding winning actor best known for playing the lead in NBC's Days of Our Lives.
  • John Hawkes: He's an award winning actor who is known for his performances in HBO's Deadwood series, the movie Lincoln, and more.
  • Dan Bakkedahl: He's an actor who has appeared on various TV shows on CBS, FX and HBO.
  • Sven Sundgaard: He is a former KARE 11 TV meteorologist.
  • Jodi Huisentruit: She's a former TV news anchor for KIMT in Mason City, Iowa. She disappeared in 1995.
  • Melissa Bachman: She's a TV producer and well known American huntress.
  • Dick Bremer: He's a sports broadcaster for Fox Sports North and the TV announcer for the Minnesota Twins.
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  • Ryan Poehling: He's a hockey player for the Montreal Canadians.
  • Jimmy Schuldt: He's a professional hockey defenseman for the Chicago Wolves, Vegas Golden Knights.
  • Blake Lizotte: He's a professional hockey centerman for the LA Kings.
  • Bret Hedican: He played hockey for the St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes and the Anaheim Ducks. He has won the Stanley Cup.
  • Ryan Malone: He's a former professional hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • Jessica Nora Kresa: AKA OBD is a professional wrestler.
  • Matt Cullen: He played professional hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators.
  • Jim Eisenreich: He's a former baseball player for the Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, Florida Marlins and LA Dodgers.
  • Mark Parrish: He's a hockey player who played for the Florida Panthers and New York Islanders.
  • Nick Jensen is a pro hockey player for the Washington Capitals.
  • Tyler Arnason: He's a former hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators and the Colorado Avalanche.
  • Patrick Russell: is a pro hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers.
  • Jeffrey Finger: He's a former pro hockey player with the Colorado Avalanche and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Matt Hendricks: He's a pro hockey player with the Edmonton Oilers.
  • Nic Dowd: He's a professional hockey centerman for the Washington Capitals. He has also played for the LA Kings and Vancouver Canucks.
  • Jonny Brodzinski: He's a pro hockey player for the San Jose Barracuda.
  • Kalle Kossila: He's a pro hockey player with the Toronto Marlies.


  • John G. Stumpf: He's a business man, known for being the former president and CEO of Wells Fargo.
  • James B. Bullard: He's the CEO and president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


  • Joanne Fluke: She's a writer who has helped create five movies for Hallmark Channel.
  • Douglas Wood: He's a children's author.
  • Will Weaver: He's an author who is known for the movie 'Sweet Land'.


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