From IU to Stardom: 11 Famous Alumni

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Indiana University has hundreds of thousands of alumni living all over the world making a difference. It really is something special to say that you have attended Indiana University and that you have experienced all the things that this university has to offer. In a few short weeks, the number of alumni will increase as new IU graduates make their way to graduate school, the military, or the workforce. However, there are already some very notable IU alumni that everyone should know about. These individuals are from all backgrounds and industries.


Sage steel

Sage Steele: Sports Anchor for ESPN’s SportsCenter

Jordan Howard

Jordan Howard: Running Back for Chicago Bears

Kyle Schwaber

Kyle Schwarber: 2016 World Series Champion with Chicago Cubs

Yogi Ferrell

Yogi Ferrell: Basketball Player for Dallas Mavericks


Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban: Owner of Dallas Mavericks, Investor on Shark Tank

Jamie Hyneman

Jamie Hyneman: Owner of M5 Industries and Co-Host on Mythbusters


Mike Pence

Mike Pence: Current Vice President of the United States and former Indiana Governor

Arts & Culture

Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael: American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader

Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins: Author of The Hunger Games Trilogy and The Underland Chronicles

Ernie Pyle

Ernie Pyle: Pulitzer Prize Winning American Journalist

Jim Cornelison

Jim Cornelison: National Anthem Singer for the Chicago Blackhawks


It is always important to remember that anyone can make a difference. Who knows? We could have the next famous alum sitting at graduation on May 5th. There is no reason to not aspire to make a difference. Plenty of IU attendees and graduates already have, so why can’t you?

Bailey Tingley
Bailey Tingley

Psychology Major and Cutters Intern

Hey guys! I'm a senior Psychology student with an undeniable passion for life. It's rare to find me completely out of sorts and feeling down on myself. I am a lover of adventure, the medical field, German soccer, and Cutters football. When I'm not completely immersed in sports, school, work, internships and volunteering, you'll catch me laughing at ridiculous jokes, making a blog post for We Are IU or attempting to sleep.

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