Famous Alumni of University Of Oregon - Celebrities from University Of Oregon
To graduate from the ‘University of Oregon’ is the dream of every other child in world who wants to make it big in life. The foundation for this beautiful institution was laid in 1876 in Eugene, Oregon over a huge 295-acre of land. With over 316 graduate and undergraduate programs to offer the ‘University of Oregon’ is by far one of the most sought after institutions of the world. Apart from plain education, this university also has a fantastic athletic team who are fondly addressed as the, ‘Oregon Ducks’. With over 18 teams, this lot is the best known for football and the track sport events. This institution is a perfect mix between offering exceptionally excellent form of education along with lots of sports. With just 155 students and 5 faculties this institution has grown by leaps and bounds, to becoming a place that every student aspires to graduate from. This institution has actually had a slow climb from just 5 students graduating in the first year of its inception to thousands in today’s day and age. There are some really notable alumnus of this institution some of them being, businessman Phil Knight, the legendary runner, Steve Prefontaine and the famous television personality, Ann Curry among the many others. These personalities have made sure that they have upheld the name of the institution they have passed out from and make a name for themselves too.
Check out the list of notable University Of Oregon alumni. Some of the notable University Of Oregon students are Chuck Palahniuk, Phil Knight, Ken Kesey, Bill Bowerman and Ben Hogan.
The Most Famous Alumni of University Of Oregon
|Phil Knight||February 24, 1938||American||Phil Knight is the co-founder of Nike, Inc., one of the world's largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel|
|Bill Bowerman||February 19, 1911||American||Bill Bowerman was an American track and field coach, winner of the Oxford Cup and co-founder of the Nike, Inc|
|Steve Prefontaine||January 25, 1951||American||Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine was a renowned American middle and long-distance runner|
|Chuck Palahniuk||February 21, 1962||American||Charles Michael ‘Chuck’ Palahniuk is a low key American author and freelance journalist, renowned for his award winning novel ‘Fight Club’|
|Ken Kesey||September 17, 1935||American||Ken Kesey was an American author, best known for the novel, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’|
|Paul Simon (Politician)||November 29, 1928||American||Paul Simon was a United States Senator|
|Ben Hogan||August 13, 1912||American||Ben Hogan was one of the finest golfers of his time and is best-remembered for his ball-striking ability|
|Kaitlin Olson||August 18, 1975||American||Kaitlin Olson is an American actress known for her role in the program ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’|
|William P. Murphy||February 6, 1892||American||William Parry Murphy was a renowned American physician who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in the year 1934|
|Walter Houser Brattain||February 10, 1902||American||Walter Houser Brattain was an American physicist who jointly received the ‘Nobel Prize in Physics’ in 1956|