university of idaho famous alumni
  • Bill Fagerbakke

    William Mark Fagerbakke, popularly known as Bill Fagerbakke, is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his work in the hugely popular animated series ˜SpongeBob Squarepants' which airs on Nickelodeon. The show, which has been airing for over 18 years, has found massive success and has won many awards including two Emmy Awards and six Annie Awards. Other works he is known for include his role in the American situational comedy series ˜Coach' where he played the role of Michael Dybinski. Fagerbakke has also appeared in several movies throughout his career. Given his success as an actor, it might come as a surprise to many that acting was not his first career choice. As a youngster, the actor was more interested in sports and was hoping to make it big as a sportsman. However, fate had other plans in store for him. An injury ended his sporting ambitions and the young man pursued acting as an alternate career path.

    Bill Fagerbakke

  • Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin is an American politician who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to 2009. A Republican, she ran for the office of the Vice President in the 2008 Presidential election, alongside the presidential nominee, Arizona Senator John McCain, becoming the first Republican woman to be nominated for the Vice Presidency. The daughter of a school teacher, she grew up to be an intelligent, beautiful and confident young woman. As a teenager, she was known for her competitive spirit and was very active in sports during her high school years. The versatile youngster was also musically inclined and was well-known for her beauty and poise”in fact she finished third in the Miss Alaska pageant. She completed a degree in communications at the University of Idaho and entered politics a few years later when she won a seat on the Wasilla city council. She went on to become the city's mayor and had a successful stint that further fuelled her political ambitions. A member of the Republican Party, she was elected the Governor of Alaska in 2006, becoming the youngest person and first woman to be elected to the post. A popular politician, she gained national prominence when John McCain selected her to be his Vice Presidential running mate in 2008. The duo lost the election and Palin returned to her duties as the governor. In early 2015, the media speculated that she might be running for the Republican ticket for the 2016 Presidential election

    Sarah Palin

  • Marilyn Denis

    Co-host of the Roger & Marilyn morning show on Toronto's CHUM-FM and host of Canada's daytime lifestyle series The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV.

    Marilyn Denis

  • Mike Iupati

    Football guard who made the 2010 Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team in his rookie season with the San Francisco 49ers. He made consecutive Pro Bowls in 2012 and 2013. After playing with the 49ers from 2010 to 2014, he signed with the Arizona Cardinals in 2015.

    Mike Iupati

  • Wayne Walker

    Former linebacker who was a three-time Pro Bowl selection during his 14-season career with the Detroit Lions.

    Wayne Walker

  • Spencer Folau

    Offensive lineman most known for his time spent with the Baltimore Ravens.

    Spencer Folau

  • Doug Nussmeier

    College football coach who has served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of teams like the Washington Huskies and Michigan Wolverines. He is a former NFL quarterback who played for the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts during his five-year career.

    Doug Nussmeier

  • Jim Risch

    Republican politician who became a US Senator from Idaho in 2009 and who represents his state on committees of energy and natural resources. He also served as the 31st Governor of Idaho from 2006 to 2007.

    Jim Risch

  • Leonard J. Arrington

    An influential Mormon historian, he wrote extensively about the settling of the American West, focusing especially on the Mormon leader, <a title='Brigham Young' href='/famous/brigham-young.htm'>Brigham Young</a>. His best-known works include The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints (1979) and <a title='Brigham Young' href='/famous/brigham-young.htm'>Brigham Young</a>: American Moses (1985).

    Leonard J. Arrington

  • Mike Hollis

    Former NFL placekicker who made the Pro Bowl in 1997 while a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Mike Hollis

  • Gladys Lehman

    Screenwriter known for her film, A Message to Garcia. She is also remembered as one of the founding members of the Screenwriter's Guild.

    Gladys Lehman

  • Dirk Kempthorne

    Republican politician who served as the Governor of Idaho from 1999 to 2006. He previously served as a US Senator from 1993 to 1999 and as the Mayor of Boise from 1986 to 1993.

    Dirk Kempthorne