6 Famous Alumni of Oregon Colleges
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❶ Esperanza Spalding, Portland State University
Grammy award-winning jazz musician. Spalding won a music scholarship and started at PSU at just 16.
❷ Phil Knight, University of Oregon
Co-founder of Nike. Knight studied journalism and was a sports reporter for UO's newspaper.
❸ Kate Brown, Lewis & Clark College
Governor of Oregon. Brown attended law school at Lewis & Clark, focusing on environmental law.
❹ Gary Peyton, Oregon State University
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
Actor & director. Moore attended MHCC for two years before transferring to SOU where he performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
❻ Megan Rapinoe, University of Portland
Professional soccer player. Rapinoe played for the Pilots with her twin sister, both of whom received full scholarships.