List of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University alumni

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An early image of A&T Alumni, with President James B. Dudley (center), at their 1915 reunion

This list of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University alumni includes graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T), a public, coeducational, high research activity, land-grant university, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.

North Carolina A&T is one of 16 public universities that constitute the University of North Carolina System, one of the first public universities in the United States.[1] Founded in 1891 as the "Agricultural and Mechanical college for the Colored Race," N.C. A&T was the first land grant college for people of color in the state of North Carolina.[2] Over the 100 plus years of the university's existence, the academic scope expanded to encompass other disciplines. The North Carolina General Assembly redefined N.C. A&T as a regional university and through legislation made it a member of the University of North Carolina System in 1971.[2]

As of 2014, North Carolina A&T has about 40,000 living alumni who have become leaders in a variety of fields. These alumni spread the Aggie tradition throughout the nation, continuing to strive for excellence and to make their mark in society[3]

Alumni[edit]

Education[edit]

Alumni Class year Notability Reference(s)
A. Hefner, JamesJames A. Hefner
1961 (B.S.),
Renowned Economist, Seventh President of Jackson State University, and Sixth President of Tennessee State University

Science[edit]

Ronald Mcnair
Alumni Class year Notability Reference(s)
McNair, RonaldRonald McNair
1971 (B.S.),
Physicist and NASA astronaut; Died during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L.

Civics[edit]

Alma Adams
Edolphus Towns
Jesse Jackson Jr.
John A. Houston
Alumni Class year Notability Reference(s)
Adams, AlmaAlma Adams
1969 (B.S.)
1972 (M.S.)
Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives; 58th District
Towns, EdolphusEdolphus Towns
1956 (B.S.)
Retired politician who represented the sate of New York in the United State House of Representatives (1983 - 2013)
Frye, HenryHenry Frye
1953 (B.S.)
First African American Justice and Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, First African American member of the North Carolina General Assembly in the 20th Century.
Wheatley, JakeJake Wheatley
1956 (B.S.)
Democratic politician Representing the State of Pennsylvania; 19th District
Jackson Jr., JesseJesse Jackson Jr.
1987 (B.S.)
Former politician who represented Illinois's 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives (1995-2012).
A. Houston, JohnJohn A. Houston
1974 (B.S.)
United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
B. Rawlinson, JohnnieJohnnie B. Rawlinson
1974 (B.A.)
Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Murphy, QuincyQuincy Murphy
1974 (B.S.)
Businessman and Democratic Politician who served as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives; 127th district (2002-2013)
Cannon, PatrickPatrick Cannon
1991 (B.S.)
Former Democratic Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
Chi-fai, PoonPoon Chi-fai
(B.S.)
no year given
Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and Kwun Tong District Board.

Civil Rights[edit]

Jesse Jackson
Franklin McCain
Joseph McNeil
David Richmond
Alumni Class year Notability Reference(s)
Richmond, DavidDavid Richmond
(attended)
1990 (Ph.D)[Notes 1]
civil rights activist and member of the Greensboro Four\A&T Four; staged a sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter in downtown Greensboro on February 1, 1960
McCain, FranklinFranklin McCain
1963 (B.S.)
civil rights activist and member of the Greensboro Four\A&T Four; staged a sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter in downtown Greensboro on February 1, 1960
Jackson Sr., JesseJesse Jackson Sr.
1964 (B.S.)
American civil rights activist and Baptist minister; Candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination (1984 and 1988); shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia (1991-1997); Founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/Push Coalition.
Khazan, JibreelJibreel Khazan
1963 (B.S.)
(formerly Ezell A. Blair, Jr.) civil rights activist and member of the Greensboro Four\A&T Four; staged a sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter in downtown Greensboro on February 1, 1960
Jackson, JonathanJonathan Jackson
1987 (B.S.)
Business professor, entrepreneur and social justice advocate. He is the national spokesman for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
McNeil, JosephJoseph McNeil
1963 (B.S.)
civil rights activist and member of the Greensboro Four\A&T Four; staged a sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter in downtown Greensboro on February 1, 1960
P. Carter, WalterWalter P. Carter
(no year indicated)
civil rights activist and a central figure in Baltimore’s civil rights movement, organizing demonstrations against discrimination throughout Maryland

Corporate and Business[edit]

Alumni Class year Notability Reference(s)
Bryant Howroyd, JaniceJanice Bryant Howroyd
(no year indicated)
(B.A.)
Entrepreneur; Founder and CEO of ACT-1 Group, the largest minority woman-owned employment agency in the United States.
Dudley, JoeJoe Dudley
1962 (B.S.)
Businessman and hair care entrepreneur; Founder, president and CEO of Dudley Products Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of hair and skin care products for the African American community.

Arts and Entertainment[edit]

Taraji P. Henson
Terrence J
Alumni Class year Notability Reference(s)
Donaldson, LouLou Donaldson
(no year indicated)
Jazz alto saxophonist; 2012 inductee to the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame
P. Henson, TarajiTaraji P. Henson
Transferred to Howard University
Actress
J, TerrenceTerrence J
2004 (B.A.)
Actor and Television personality;Best known as the host of BET's 106 & Park and co anchor of E! News
Ballentine, WarrenWarren Ballentine
(no year indicated)
Motivational speaker, attorney, political activist, and radio talk show host;

Military[edit]

Clara Leach Adams-Ender
Alumni Class year Notability Reference(s)
Leach Adams-Ender, ClaraClara Leach Adams-Ender
1961 (B.S.),
Former Chief of the United States Army Nurse Corps (1987-1991); First woman to receive her master's degree in military arts and sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and also the first African-American nurse corps officer to graduate from the United States Army War College.

Athletics[edit]

Al Attles
Alumni Class year Notability Reference(s)
Attles, AlAl Attles
1960 (B.A.)/(B.S.)
Retired NBA player; one of the first African-American coaches in the NBA when he was named player-coach of the Golden State Warriors during the 1969-70 season.
Deloatch, CurtisCurtis Deloatch
2003
Former NFL player; Played with the New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, & Carolina Panthers
Maynor, ConnellConnell Maynor
1995
American Football Head Coach of The Hampton Pirates
Board, DwaineDwaine Board
1979
Former NFL player & coach; Played for the San Francisco 49ers & New Orleans Saints (1979-1988); 4× Super Bowl champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII and XXIX)
Bethea, ElvinElvin Bethea
(no year indicated)
2003 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee; Played with the NFL's Houston Oilers; First N.C. A&T alum elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame]
Britt, JessieJessie Britt
(no year indicated)
Former NFL player for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Bunn, JosephJoseph Bunn
(Transferred to Old Dominion University)
American professional Basketball Player
Binion, JoeJoe Binion
1984
Retired NBA player; for the Portland Trail Blazers
Ragsdale, GeorgeGeorge Ragsdale
1975
Former professional American Football player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and current college football coach.
Small, GeorgeGeorge Small
1979 (B.S.)
College Football coach at Florida A&M University; Coached N.C. A&T to 2003 MEAC Football Championship.
Evans, HughHugh Evans
(no year indicated)
Former NBA (1972-2001); currently assistant supervisor of officials in the NBA front office.
Smith, J.D.J.D. Smith
1955
Former NFL player; Played with the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, & Dallas Cowboys; Fifth all time on the 49ers career rushing yardage list (4,370 yards).
Jones, JamalJamal Jones
2003
Former NFL player; Played with the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints.
Hicks, MauriceMaurice Hicks
2002
Former NFL player; Played with the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, & Minnesota Vikings
Smith, MauriceMaurice Smith
1999
Retired NFL player; Played with the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers
Phillips, MelMel Phillips
(no year indicated)
Former NFL player, now coach; Played his entire 12-year NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers. Now assistant coach with the Miami Dolphins (1985-Present).
Anderson, TevesterTevester Anderson
1971 (M.S.)
Retired college basketball coach; former men's head coach at Jackson State University and Murray State University.
Davis, WarrenWarren Davis
(no year given)
Former ABA & NBA player.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Alumni Class year Notability Reference(s)
Mohammed, Khalid SheikhKhalid Sheikh Mohammed
1986 (B.S.)
Senior leader of Al-Qaeda, "Principal architect" of the of 9/11 attacks on the U.S.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ David Richmond was posthumously awarded an honorary doctorate of humanities degree at his funeral services on December 12, 1990.
  • Al Attles Graduated from N.C. A&T with both a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Physical Education.
  • Franklin McCain received bachelor's degrees in both biology and chemistry from A&T in 1964.

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