Photos: Ten Most Famous CU Boulder Attendees

Photos and more below.
Photos and more below.

Ranker, which specializes in (yes, you guessed it) ranking stuff, has created a list featuring "famous University of Colorado at Boulder alumni" -- but that's not quite right. As you'll see by the top ten, featuring photos and biographical information, not all of them actually graduated, including the site's number one pick. Count them down below.

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Number 10: Lynne Cheney

Lynne Cheney.
Lynne Cheney.

From her Wikipedia page:

Lynne Ann Cheney (née Vincent; born August 14, 1941) is the wife of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and served as the Second Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009. She is an author, scholar, and former talk-show host.... Cheney received her B.A. in English literature with highest honors from Colorado College, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She continued her education with a Master of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a PhD in 19th century British literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Number 9: Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla.
Kalpana Chawla.

From her Wikipedia page:

Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962[2][a] - February 1, 2003) was born in Karnal, India. She was the first Indian-American astronaut[3] and first Indian woman in space.[4] She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.... Kalpana Chawla was born in Karnal, India. She completed her earlier schooling at Tagore Baal Niketan Senior Secondary School, Karnal and completed her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Punjab Engineering College at Chandigarh in 1982. She moved to the United States in 1982 where she obtained a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1984. Determined to become an astronaut even in the face of the Challenger disaster, Chawla went on to earn a second Masters in 1986 and a PhD in aerospace engineering in 1988 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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