20 Celebrities Who Went to College in San Antonio 

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In honor of this year's College Guide, we decided to take a look at some of the famous faces who attended college/university here in the Alamo City. Though not all of them graduated, these musicians, actors, athletes and even a politician did some studying here in San Antonio.
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Michelle Beadle
After graduating from Boerne High School, Michelle Beadle initially studied law at the University of Texas in Austin. After three years, she decided that the law life wasn’t for her, left school and took three years off. She ended up enrolling at the University of Texas at San Antonio, from which she graduated. Today, Beadle is a well-known, sports-focused television personality and proudly defends the Spurs.
Photo via Instagram / michelle.beadle
Josh Wolf
Comedian Josh Wolf may not come across as the collegiate type, but he totally spent some time studying here in San Antonio. Okay, we can’t confirm that, but it is in fact true that the funnyman graduated from Trinity University. His work as an actor, comedian and writer must have resulted in him not suffering from any debt due to the prestigious university.
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Travis Scott
Though he never graduated, the University of Texas at San Antonio students take a lot of pride in calling Travis Scott one of their own. The Houston native briefly attended the local UT campus before dropping out his sophomore year to focus on his rap career. Anyone familiar with his discography and A-list status (in part due to his being Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy) knows it was well worth it.
Photo via Instagram / travisscott
Alice Walton
As the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, Alice Louise Walton probably didn’t need to college. But, it was probably better that she did, considering that she has an estimated net worth of $47 billion (yes, with a B), making her the second-richest woman in the world. She studied economics and finance, and graduated from Trinity University.
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Michael Nesmith
After being born in Houston and growing up in Dallas, Michael Nesmith eventually landed in San Antonio. Before gaining fame in the ‘60s as the lead singer of The Monkees, Smith attended San Antonio College. While in school, he and John London won the college’s first-ever talent award. He was also briefly in the U.S. Air Force and completed his basic training at Lackland AFB.
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David Robinson
Though he famously attended the United States Naval Academy, gaining him the nickname of the “Admiral,” Robinson decided to spend some time studying in San Antonio following his NBA career with the Spurs. In 2011, the basketball legend earned a Master of Arts in Administration, with a concentration in organizational development. Robinson previously said he wanted to better “understand how businesses work and how to build them.”
Photo via Instagram / hoops_podcast
Jaclyn Smith
Houston native Jaclyn Smith moved to San Antonio in the mid-60s to attend Trinity University, where she majored in psychology and, no surprises here, drama. Smith, best known as one of the original Charlie’s Angels from the hit series in the ‘70s, eventually moved to New York where she studied ballet.
Photo via Instagram / realjaclynsmith
Gibby Haynes
Before leading the Butthole Surfers, Gibby Haynes was quite the impressive undergrad while attending Trinity University. While there, he was captain of the basketball team, president of his fraternity and must have done well in his classes due to his being named Accounting Student of the Year. Nerd alert!
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William A. Moody (aka Paul Bearer)
Wrestling fans will be delighted to know that the late Paul Bearer spent some time in San Antonio. Moody served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and attended San Antonio College before studying at a university in his home state of Alabama. Though he had a list of personalities, Moody was perhaps best well-known as Paul Bearer during his WWE career.
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Pedro Herrera III (aka Chingo Bling)
Despite being professionally known as Chingo Bling, Pedro Herrera III actually has a solid education. In 2001, he graduated from Trinity University with a degree in marketing. Since graduation, he has gone on to gain fans in his career as a rapper and comedian.
Photo via Instagram / realchingobling
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Bobby Pulido
Jose Roberto Pulido Jr., professionally known as Bobby Pulido, may be from the valley, but he spent some of his formative years here in the Alamo City. Pulido was accepted to St. Mary’s University, where he studied business management. He eventually decided to pursue his singing career, which makes sense given his being born into a family of well-known Tejano musicians.
Photo via Instagram / bobbypulido425
Bob West
Though you probably wouldn’t recognize his face, actor Bob West is definitely recognizable for his voice. As the man who first voiced Barney, Bob West brought to life the world of the bright purple dinosaur on Barney & Friends after attending Trinity University.. From 1988 to 2001, West provided the voice and did other voice work.
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Jesse Borrego
After graduating from Harlandale High School, South Side native Jesse Borrego stuck around the Alamo City to attend the University of the Incarnate Word. While there, he studied theater and dance, which definitely helped him get his first notable role on Fame in the ‘80s.
Photo courtesy of Jesse Borrego
Bruce Bowen
Following his NBA career, which he finished out with the Spurs, basketball star Bruce Bowen took some classes at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He also has a degree in communications, which he’s used as a sports commentator since retiring from the NBA.
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Francis Richard ”Dick” Scobee
Before his impressive career in flight, Dick Scobee first enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1957. While serving as a reciprocating engine mechanic at Kelly Air Force Base, Scobee spent his time out of work to attend classes at San Antonio College. He eventually completed his degree at the University of Arizona, where he studied aerospace engineering.
Photo via Tumblr / Scobee Central
John Quiñones
After growing up in San Antonio (though his family were sometimes migrant workers), John Quiñones attended St. Mary’s University. As an undergraduate, he studied speech communication and was a member of the Sigma Beta-Zeta of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Today, TV viewers can catch Quiñones as the host of What Would You Do? on ABC.
Photo via Instagram / johnquinones
Ricardo Chavira
After growing up in San Antonio and graduating from the now-LEE High School, actor Ricardo Chavira stayed close to home to attend the University of the Incarnate Word. Now that’s what we call a San Antonio local.
Photo via Instagram / ricardoachavira
Michele Lepe
Though you may recognize her as the lady hologram sharing information with travelers at the San Antonio International Airport, Michele Lepe is perhaps best known for her longtime role on the children’s cable program The Good Night Show. She found her (kinda) claim to fame after graduating with a degree in international business from St. Mary’s University.
Photo via Instagram / michelelepe
Paul Leary
Along with bandmate Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary attended Trinity University before their band the Butthole Surfers really went off. The eclectic rock musician has since gained quite a bit of experience, with a number of production credits to his name.
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John Cornyn
Though he now represents all of Texas, Sen. John Cornyn must have a soft spot for San Antonio. After studying journalism and being an active member of Chi Delta Tau, Cornyn graduated from Trinity University in 1973. Cornyn also earned a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University in 1977.
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Michelle Beadle
After graduating from Boerne High School, Michelle Beadle initially studied law at the University of Texas in Austin. After three years, she decided that the law life wasn’t for her, left school and took three years off. She ended up enrolling at the University of Texas at San Antonio, from which she graduated. Today, Beadle is a well-known, sports-focused television personality and proudly defends the Spurs.
Photo via Instagram / michelle.beadle