6 Famous Alumni of Oregon Colleges

6 Famous Alumni of Oregon Colleges

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  • Nov 21, 2018

You'll be in good company if you attend one of the 100+ college and university campuses, branch campuses and education centers across Oregon. Find your best college fit and make a plan no matter what grade you're in.

Esperanza Spalding, Portland State University

Esperanza Spalding
Grammy award-winning jazz musician. Spalding won a music scholarship and started at PSU at just 16.

Phil Knight, University of Oregon

Phil Knight
Co-founder of Nike. Knight studied journalism and was a sports reporter for UO's newspaper.

❸ Kate Brown, Lewis & Clark College

Kate Brown
Governor of Oregon. Brown attended law school at Lewis & Clark, focusing on environmental law.

Gary Peyton, Oregon State University

Gary Peyton
Former professional basketball player. Peyton was named the nation's best college basketball player while at OSU.

❺ Joel David Moore, Mt. Hood Community College & Southern Oregon Unversity

Joel David Moore
Actor & director. Moore attended MHCC for two years before transferring to SOU where he performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Megan Rapinoe, University of Portland

Megan Rapinoe
Professional soccer player. Rapinoe played for the Pilots with her twin sister, both of whom received full scholarships.