9 Big Names Who Went to Community College

In honor of the White House Community College Summit
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2010 9:41 AM CDT
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at the Commonwealth Club in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Sept. 27, 2010.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – President Obama recently called community colleges the "unsung heroes of America’s education system." Huffington Post rounds up nine notable community college attendees who prove his point:

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Attended Santa Monica College before becoming the Terminator, and then the Governator.
  2. Tom Hanks: He transferred from Chabot College in California to Cal State Sacramento before becoming a famous actor.

  1. Ross Perot: After graduating from Texarkana Junior College, he went on to become rich as the founder of Electronic Data Systems and famous as a two-time presidential candidate.
  2. Frank Gehry: The architect responsible for the Guggenheim Museum in Spain took his first architecture class at Los Angeles City College.
  3. Jackie Robinson: The famous baseball player played baseball—and football, basketball, and track—at Pasadena Junior College
For the complete list, click here.

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