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Prominent Alumni

"The entrepreneur, like the pioneer, pushes boundaries
in search of what's new and what's next."
- Sam Wyly


Louisiana Tech University continuously turns out some of the best and brightest politicians, businessmen, entertainers and athletes.  A degree from Louisiana Tech University is more than a diploma to hang on the wall ... it's a door opening to a world of opportunities.  Some of our most notable alumni are listed below. For more information about Louisiana Tech Alumni, please click here.

Trace Adkins: Country music star who was named Top New Male Vocalist in 1997 by the Academy of Country Music Awards

Leon Barmore: Winningest coach in the history of NCAA women's basketball; 4-time Hall of Famer

Albert Bourland: President of Daimler-Benz Washington, Inc., manufacturers of Mercedes Benz

Terry Bradshaw: 4-time Super Bowl champion quarterback and Hall of Famer; member of Fox NFL Sunday broadcast team

Kix Brooks: Member of the award-winning country music duo, Brooks & Dunn, who have produced over twenty #1 hits

John Caruthers, Jr.: President of Caruthers Producing Co., Inc. and president of the Seven States I-69 Mid-Continent Highway Coalition

Fred Dean: Pro football Hall of Famer

Rosemary Ellis: Executive Editor of Working Woman Magazine, Editor of Prevention Magazine, and Editor of Good Housekeeping Magazine

Alice Fakier: First runner -up on HGTV's "Design Star"

Cheryl Ford: 3-time WNBA Champion, 2003 WNBA Rookie of the Year

Kim Gandy: President of the National Coalition of Women

Sharilyn Gasaway: Chief Financial Officer of Alltel Corporation

Karen Gordon: Founder and CEO of GTCI

Karl Malone: Two-time NBA MVP, 14-time All-Star and the second leading scorer in the history of the league

Michael McCallister: President/CEO of Humana Inc.

Jim McCrery: U.S. Congressman from Louisiana

Glen Post: President and CEO of Century Telephone Enterprises (CenturyTel)

Joe D. Waggonner: Former U.S. Congressman for Louisiana

Teresa Weatherspoon: Olympic Gold Medalist, 2-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

Charles Wyly: Vice Chairman of Sterling Software, Inc.; Founder of University Computing; Vice Chairman of Michael's Stores; Chairman of Communities Foundation of Texas

Sam Wyly: Chairman of Sterling Software, Inc.; Chairman of Michael's Stores; Co-Founder of Green Mountain Energy