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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Phil KnightFebruary 24, 1938AmericanPhil Knight is the co-founder of Nike, Inc., one of the world's largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel
Bill BowermanFebruary 19, 1911AmericanBill Bowerman was an American track and field coach, winner of the Oxford Cup and co-founder of the Nike, Inc
Chuck PalahniukFebruary 21, 1962AmericanCharles Michael ‘Chuck’ Palahniuk is a low key American author and freelance journalist, renowned for his award winning novel ‘Fight Club’
Steve PrefontaineJanuary 25, 1951AmericanSteve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine was a renowned American middle and long-distance runner
Ken KeseySeptember 17, 1935AmericanKen Kesey was an American author, best known for the novel, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’
Paul Simon (Politician)November 29, 1928AmericanPaul Simon was a United States Senator
Ben HoganAugust 13, 1912AmericanBen Hogan was one of the finest golfers of his time and is best-remembered for his ball-striking ability
Kaitlin OlsonAugust 18, 1975AmericanKaitlin Olson is an American actress known for her role in the program ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’
William P. MurphyFebruary 6, 1892AmericanWilliam Parry Murphy was a renowned American physician who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in the year 1934
Walter Houser BrattainFebruary 10, 1902AmericanWalter Houser Brattain was an American physicist who jointly received the ‘Nobel Prize in Physics’ in 1956
Bill Bowerman

Bill Bowerman

Bill Bowerman was an American track and field coach, winner of the Oxford Cup and co-founder of the Nike, Inc

AmericanFebruary 19, 1911243 views

Walter Houser Brattain

Walter Houser Brattain was an American physicist who jointly received the ‘Nobel Prize in Physics’ in 1956

William P. Murphy

William Parry Murphy was a renowned American physician who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in the year 1934

Paul Simon (Politician)

Paul Simon was a United States Senator

AmericanNovember 29, 1928120 views

Phil Knight

Phil Knight is the co-founder of Nike, Inc., one of the world's largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel

AmericanFebruary 24, 1938546 views

Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan was one of the finest golfers of his time and is best-remembered for his ball-striking ability

AmericanAugust 13, 1912111 views

Kaitlin Olson

Kaitlin Olson is an American actress known for her role in the program ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’

AmericanAugust 18, 1975101 views

Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey was an American author, best known for the novel, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

AmericanSeptember 17, 1935151 views

Steve Prefontaine

Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine was a renowned American middle and long-distance runner

AmericanJanuary 25, 1951218 views

Chuck Palahniuk

Charles Michael ‘Chuck’ Palahniuk is a low key American author and freelance journalist, renowned for his award winning novel ‘Fight Club’

AmericanFebruary 21, 1962225 views