List of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni

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This page lists notable alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Academia[edit]

University leaders[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Edwin Alderman 1882 Former president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tulane University and University of Virginia
William Brantley Aycock Grad Law Former Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kemp P. Battle 1848 Former president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Erskine Bowles 1967 Business administration Former President of the University of North Carolina, former U.S. Senate candidate, and former White House Chief of Staff, co-chair President of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Mary Sue Coleman Grad. Biochemistry Current president of the University of Michigan
James Danieley Grad. Organic chemistry Former president of Elon University
Elson S. Floyd 1978 / Grad. Higher and Adult Education President of Washington State University
Porter Lee Fortune, Jr. 1941 / Grad. History Former chancellor of the University of Mississippi
Julius Isaac Foust 1890 Philosophy Former president of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
William C. Friday Grad. Law Former president of the University of North Carolina
Carol Garrison 1974 / Grad. Epidemiology Former president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham
R. Barbara Gitenstein Grad. English Current president of The College of New Jersey
Edward Kidder Graham 1898 Former president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Frank Porter Graham 1909 Former president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and United States Senator from North Carolina
William A. Graham 1966 Former dean of Harvard Divinity School
Gordon Gray 1930 President of the University of North Carolina, Secretary of the Army, and National Security Advisor
Michael Hooker 1969 Philosophy Former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Charles Duncan McIver 1881 Founder of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Heather Monroe-Blum Grad. Epidemiology Current Vice-Chancellor of McGill University
J. Michael Ortiz Grad. Education President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)
William L. Pollard Grad. Social Work President of Medgar Evers College
Thomas Ross Grad. Law Current president of the University of North Carolina, Former President of Davidson College
Terry Sanford 1939 / Grad. Law Former president of Duke University, and Senator from and Governor of North Carolina
J. Carlyle Sitterson 1931 / Grad. History Former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Albert Micajah Shipp 1840 Former president of Wofford College and Greensboro College
Holden Thorp 1986 Chemistry Former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tony Waldrop 1974 / Grad. Political science / Physiology Provost of the University of Central Florida, gold medalist 1975 Pan American Games
George T. Winston Former president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professors[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Dan Ariely Grad. Cognitive Psychology Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Behavioral Economics and Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University
Donald H. Baucom 1971 / Grad. Psychology Professor of psychology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lewis Binford 1954 Arts & Sciences Archeologist
Volker Berghahn Grad. History Professor of history at Columbia University
Albert Coates 1918 Arts & Sciences Founder and Director of the Institute of Government University of North Carolina
Dan T. Carter Grad. History Professor of history at the University of South Carolina
W. H. Clatworthy Grad. Statistics Professor of mathematics at the University at Buffalo
Frederick A. de Armas Grad. Comparative Literature Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor in Spanish and Comparative Lit. at the University of Chicago
Robert Digges Wimberly Connor 1899 Philosophy UNC professor, historian, and Archivist of the United States
David L. Downie Grad. Political Science Author; Commentator; Professor of Politics and Environment Policy at Fairfield University
Glenda Gilmore Grad. History Peter V. & C. Vann Woodward Professor of History, Yale University
Bud Goodall Grad. Speech Professor of Communication at Arizona State University
Peter Blair Henry 1991 Economics Dean of New York University Stern School of Business
Robert Hobbs Grad. Art History Professor of Art at Virginia Commonwealth University
E. Philip Howrey Grad. Economics Professor of economics at University of Michigan
Rafat Hussain Grad. Public Health Deputy Head of the School of Rural Medicine at the University of New England, Australia
John D. Kasarda 1971 Sociology Director, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, developer of the aerotropolis concept
Jack Knight 1974 / Grad. English & Religious Studies / Law Professor at Duke University School of Law
Christina Kramer Grad. Slavic languages and literature Professor of Slavic and Balkan languages at University of Toronto
Leo Moser Grad. Mathematics Professor of Mathematics at University of Alberta
Charles Nam Grad. Sociology Professor of Sociology at Florida State University
Kai Nielsen 1949 Professor of philosophy at Concordia University
Arthur F. Raper 1924 / Grad. Sociology Professor at Agnes Scott College
Dwijendra Kumar Ray-Chaudhuri Grad. Mathematics Professor of mathematics at Ohio State University
D. W. Robertson, Jr. 1935 / Grad. English Professor of medieval English at Princeton University
Caryl Rusbult Grad. Psychology Professor of psychology at Vrije Universiteit
Scott Silliman 1965 / Grad. Philosophy / Law Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke Law School
Susanne Sreedhar Grad. Philosophy Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston University
Carol Miller Swain Grad. Political Science Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School
Valerie Tiberius Grad. Philosophy Professor of Philosophy at University of Minnesota
William Y. Thompson Grad. History Professor of History at Louisiana Tech University
Greg Turk Grad. Computer science Professor of computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology
Odd Arne Westad Grad. History Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Convenor of the International History Department

Arts and literature[edit]

Artists[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Richard Adler 1943 Dramatic art Composer and lyricist
Richard Kern 1977 Art Photographer
Howard Little Artist
Ben Long 1967 did not grad Artist

Playwrights[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Paul Green 1921 Dramatic art Playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner
Kermit Hunter Grad. Dramatic art and English Playwright
Amon Liner 1965 Dramatic art Poet and playwright

Poets[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Edgar Bowers 1950 Poet
Hayden Carruth 1943 Journalism Poet and winner of the National Book Award
Cid Corman Poet and translator
Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1941 Journalism Poet and publisher
Kerri French 2003 English Poet
Patrick Herron 1993 / Grad. Philosophy and Information Science Poet and Information Scientist
Donald Justice Grad. English Poet
Amon Liner 1965 Dramatic art Poet and playwright
William Matthews Grad. English Poet
Michael McFee 1976 / Grad. English Poet
Michael Rothenberg 1973 English Poet and editor

Writers[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Russell Banks 1967 English Novelist and poet
Taylor Branch 1968 Author and historian
Poppy Z. Brite Novelist
Don Brown 1983 Political Science Novelist and author
Will Blythe 1979 English Writer and author
Sarah Dessen 1993 English Writer and author
Clyde Edgerton 1966 / Grad. English Novelist
Nick Efthimiou 1990 English Writer
L. M. Elliott Grad. Journalism Young adult novelist
Thomas Fleming Grad. Classics Writer and founding editor of neo-confederate journal Southern Partisan
Shelby Foote 1992 Honorary Historian and novelist
Ben Fountain 1980 English Writer and author
Charles Frazier 1973 Novelist
Kaye Gibbons 1984 Novelist
Gail Godwin 1960 Journalism Novelist
Jenny Han Writer
Randall Kenan 1985 English Writer
Armistead Maupin 1966 English Novelist
Richard McKenna 1956 Arts & Sciences Novelist
Lydia Millet 1990 Interdisciplinary studies Novelist
Joseph Mitchell Writer for The New Yorker
Lawrence Naumoff 1969 Arts & Sciences Novelist
Mary Pope Osborne 1971 Religious Studies Author
Walker Percy 1937 Arts & Sciences Novelist
Charles F. Price Grad. Urban planning Novelist
Melanie Sumner 1986 Religious studies Novelist
Daniel Wallace 2008 English Novelist and teacher
Thomas Wolfe 1920 Arts & Sciences Novelist

Other[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Brent Glass Grad. History Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Alexander Julian 1969 Fashion designer
Paul R. Laird Grad. Music Musicologist
Robert Spencer (author) Grad. Religious studies Author and blogger best known for Critiques of Islam and Research of Islamic terrorism and Jihad
C. Vann Woodward Grad. History Historian

Business[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
John Allison 1971 Business Administration Chairman, BB&T Corporation/Branch Banking & Trust Co
Max C. Chapman 1966 Economics Former president and CEO of Kidder, Peabody & Co
Warren Grice Elliott 1867 President of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
David Gardner 1988 English Co-founder of The Motley Fool
Peaches Golding 1976 Biology High Sheriff of Bristol, England, 2010–11[1]
Bowman Gray, Sr. 1890 Did not graduate Former President and Chairman of R.J. Reynolds
Peter Grauer 1968 English American Businessman and current Chairman of Bloomberg L.P.
J. Frank Harrison III 1977 Business administration CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
William B. Harrison, Jr. 1966 Economics Former CEO and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase
George Watts Hill 1922 / Grad. Commerce / Law Banker and philanthropist
John Sprunt Hill 1889 Philosophy Banker and philanthropist
Walter E. Hussman, Jr. 1969 Journalism Publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock
Richard "Dick" Jenrette 1951 Founder of the Wall Street firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Chairman and CEO of world insurance leader The Equitable from 1990 to 1996
William Johnson Grad. Law President and CEO of Progress Energy
Paul Kolton 1944 Journalism Chairman of the American Stock Exchange.[2]
Sallie Krawcheck 1987 Journalism Chairman and CEO of Citigroup Global Wealth Management and former CFO of Citigroup Inc.
Jason Kilar 1993 Journalism and Business Administration CEO of Hulu
Howard R. Levine 1981 Business Administration Chairman of the board and CEO of Family Dollar
Scott Livengood 1974 Industrial relations Owner and CEO of Dewey's Bakers and former CEO of Krispy Kreme
Hugh McColl 1957 Business administration Former CEO of Bank of America
John Medlin 1956 Business administration Former CEO of Wachovia
Allen B. Morgan, Jr. 1965 History Founder and former CEO of Morgan Keegan & Company
Gary Parr 1979 Business Administration Deputy Chairman of Lazard
Mercer "Merce" Reynolds III 1967 Business administration Finance chair of U.S. President George W. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign and a U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Julian Robertson 1955 Business administration Founded the investment firm Tiger Management Corp.
William H. Rogers, Jr. Business administration Chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks
Bill Ruger 1940 Did not graduate Founded firearms manufacturer Sturm, Ruger
Pete Rummell 1967 Chemistry/English literature Former Chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Imagineering and St. Joe Company
John Skipper 1978 English literature President of ESPN
Marcus G. Smith Did not graduate Journalism President and COO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Mitchell S. Steir 1977 Economics Chairman and CEO of Studley, Inc.
Ken Thompson 1973 American studies Former Chairman and CEO of Wachovia
Hubertus van der Vaart 1977 Politics and Economics Co-founder/Chairman of SEAF (Small Enterprise Assistance Funds)
Thomas H. Weidemeyer Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the United Parcel Service, current director of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Entertainment and broadcasting[edit]

Actors[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Whit Bissell 1932 Arts & Sciences Actor
Dan Cortese 1990 Radio, television & motion picture Actor and TV personality
Billy Crudup 1990 Speech Actor
Michael Cumpsty 1982 / Grad. English / Dramatic art Actor
Melissa Claire Egan 2003 Dramatic art Soap opera actress, Annie Lavery on All My Children; Chelsea Lawson on The Young and the Restless
John Forsythe 1948 Actor
Louise Fletcher 1957 Dramatic art Academy Award-winning Actress
Rick Fox 1994 Radio, television & motion picture Actor & former professional basketball player
Ed Grady[3] Theater and English Actor
Andy Griffith 1949 Dramatic art Actor, comedian, writer, and producer, The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock
George Grizzard 1949 Radio, television & motion picture Actor
Anne Haney 1956 Radio, television & motion picture Actress
Liza Huber Soap opera actress (formerly Gwen Hotchkiss on Passions), daughter of Susan Lucci.
Ken Jeong Grad. Medicine Actor and comedian
Darwin Joston 1960 Dramatic art Actor
Ben Jones Actor and former U.S. Representative from Georgia
Kay Kyser 1928 Economics Popular bandleader, radio personality, and movie actor in the 1930s and 1940s
Sharon Lawrence 1983 Journalism Emmy Award nominated actress
Michael Louden 1986 Did not graduate Actor
Crystal McLaurin-Coney 1993 Journalism Actress
Jane McNeill[4] Journalism Actress
Jack Palance 1949 Actor (transferred to Stanford and graduated from there)
Jim Rash 1994 Radio, TV, Motion Pictures Actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter
Adam Reed 1992 Voice Actor, writer, and producer best known for his work on Archer, Frisky Dingo, and Sealab 2021
Jeff Richards 1998 Communications Actor and comedian
Randolph Scott Did not graduate Actor
Jay Thomas Actor and winner of Emmy Award for portraying "Jerry Gold" in "Murphy Brown"
Christine White English Actress

Broadcasters[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Andrew Ballen 1995 Political science TV personality, producer, A&R executive in Mainland China
Howie Carr 1973 Journalism Radio personality
Rick Dees 1972 Radio, television & motion picture Radio personality and composer of novelty song "Disco Duck"
Barry Farber 1952 Journalism Conservative radio talk show host
Ashlan Gorse 2002 Journalism E! television network personality
Kit Hoover 1992 Speech Television personality
Bomani Jones Grad. Economics Radio and television personality
Kay Kyser 1928 Economics Popular bandleader, radio personality, and movie actor in the 1930s and 1940s
Chris Matthews Grad. Did not graduate Television personality and speechwriter for President Carter
Wes Moss 1998 Economics Contestant on "The Apprentice 2" who now teaches at Emory University
Rick Sebak 1975 English WQED personality

Musicians[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Laura Ballance 1990 Anthropology Bassist in the rock band Superchunk and co-founder of Merge Records
Meg Christian 1968 Music Singer and founder of lesbian record company, Olivia
Anoop Desai 2008 Political science and American studies American Idol 6th place finalist, singer
Lisa Furukawa 1999 Music and Asian studies Pianist, singer, songwriter, and J-pop and anime theme song performer
George Hamilton Country music singer
Wayne Handy 1962 Business Administration Rockabilly singer
Brendan James 2002 Communications American singer and songwriter
Kay Kyser 1928 Economics Popular bandleader, radio personality, and movie actor in the 1930s and 1940s
Lachi 2005 Economics, Management and Society Alternative rock artist, Author
Tift Merritt 2000 Singer
Oliver 1967 Radio, television & motion picture Pop singer
David Olney Did not graduate Musician
Chase Rice 2009 Country music singer and songwriter
Scott Routenberg 2001 Music and communications Composer
Rick Seibold 2005 American singer, songwriter, and producer
Bud Shank 1947 Musician

Writers, producers, directors[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Andy Griffith 1949 Dramatic art Actor, comedian, writer, and producer
Brian Hargrove 1977 Dramatic art American TV writer and producer
Larry Peerce 1951 Film and television director
Michael Piller 1970 Radio, television & motion picture Writer for and Co-Creator of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager
Peyton Reed 1986 Radio, television & motion picture Director of Bring It On and The Break-Up
Hughes Winborne 1975 History Film editor and 2005 Academy Award-Winner for Crash
Josh Pate 1992 English Screenwriter, director and producer.

Other[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Lewis Black 1970 Dramatic art Comedian and playwright
Wyatt Cenac 1994 Did Not Graduate Comedian and Producer
Jeff MacNelly 1969 Art Three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Political Cartooning, creator of Shoe comic strip

Journalism[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Jones Angell 2001 Journalism Sportscaster and voice of the Tar Heels
Brooke Baldwin 2001 Journalism and Spanish Television journalist
Jack Betts 1968 Journalism Editor and columnist for the Charlotte Observer
Furman Bisher 1938 Journalism Sportswriter and editor
Marty Brennaman 1965 Radio, television & motion picture Sportscaster
David Brinkley Did not graduate Television journalist
Pamela Ashley Brown 2006 Journalism Television Journalist
Frank Bruni 1986 English Chief Restaurant Critic for the New York Times & Op-ed columnist for the same
Heather Childers 1991 English On-air personality for Fox News Channel
Helene Cooper 1987 Journalism New York Times correspondent
Laurie Dhue 1990 Political science TV news anchor, reporter
Woody Durham 1963 Radio, television & motion picture Sportscaster and voice of the Tar Heels
Joseph Egemonye 1970 Journalism Journalist and co-founder of The Winston-Salem Chronicle
Samuel T. Francis Grad. History Syndicated conservative columnist
Peter Gammons 1967 Sportswriter and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Gail Gregg 1975 Journalism Artist, photographer and journalist
Carl Kasell 1956 NPR newscaster
Charles Kuralt 1965 Radio, television & motion picture Journalist
Jim Lampley 1971 English Sportscaster
Tristan Louis 1993 Journalism Author and journalist
John Manuel Author and Editor-in-Chief of Baseball America
Philip Meyer Grad. Political science Journalist and professor of journalism
Monica Malpass 1983 Journalism News anchor and reporter for WPVI (Channel 6 Action News) in Philadelphia[5]
Mick Mixon 1980 Radio, television & movie picture Sportscaster and voice of the Carolina Panthers
Roger Mudd Grad. History Journalist and broadcaster
Rob Nelson 2000 Journalism Television journalist
Karen L. Parker 1965 Journalism First African-American female undergraduate and journalist for the Winston-Salem Journal
Sophie Pyle 2009 Journalism DC Editor for Guest of a Guest, Blonde Charity Mafia
Don Robertson 1950 Communication Sportscaster
Robert Ruark 1935 Journalism Syndicated columnist and author
Stuart Scott 1987 Radio, television & motion picture Sportscaster
Lloyd Shearer[6] 1936[7] English[7] Author of "Walter Scott's Personality Parade" column in Parade
Stephen Stock 1983 Radio, television & motion picture Investigative reporter
James Surowiecki 1988 History Journalist for The New Yorker and author of The Wisdom of Crowds
Kayla Tausche 2008 Journalism Reporter for CNBC
Ami Vitale 1994 International studies Photographer and journalist
Tom Wicker 1948 Journalism Author and New York Times journalist
Perry Deane Young 1993 Journalism Journalist and author

Pulitzer Prize winners[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
W. Horace Carter 1949 Journalism Pulitzer Prize winner for public service, owner and publisher of the Tabor City Tribune
Lenoir Chambers 1914 Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing, editor of The Virginian-Pilot
Sarah Cohen 1979 Economics Pulitzer Prize winner for investigative reporting, professor at Duke University
Claudia Emerson Grad Creative writing Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry
Jeff MacNelly Three time Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartoons
Gene Roberts 1954 Journalism Pulitzer prize winning author, former executive editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, former managing editor of The New York Times, and professor of journalism at the University of Maryland
Vermont C. Royster 1935 Journalism Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing and former editor of the Wall Street Journal
Jim Yardley 1986 History Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter
Jonathan Yardley 1961 English Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic for the Washington Post
Edwin Yoder 1956 English Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing

Politics and public life[edit]

President of the United States[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
James K. Polk 1818 / Grad. 11th President of the United States

Vice President of the United States[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
William R. King 1803 13th Vice President of the United States

Governors[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Charles B. Aycock 1880 Oratory and essay writing Former Governor of North Carolina
Aaron V. Brown 1814 Former Governor of and U.S. Representative from Tennessee, Postmaster General[8]
John Branch 1801 Arts & Sciences Former Governor of and U.S. Senator from North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy
Tod Robinson Caldwell 1840 19th Century governor of North Carolina
Gaston Caperton 1963 Business administration Former Governor of West Virginia
Elias Carr 1859 19th Century governor of North Carolina
Henry Toole Clark 1826 / Grad. 19th Century governor of North Carolina
Steve Cowper 1960 / Grad. History / Law Former Governor of Alaska
Locke Craig 1880 Former governor of North Carolina
Mike Easley 1972 Political Science Former Governor of North Carolina
John Willis Ellis 1841 19th Century governor of North Carolina
John C. B. Ehringhaus 1902 Former governor of North Carolina
Oliver Max Gardner Grad. Law Former governor of North Carolina
William Alexander Graham 1824 / Grad. 19th century US Senator and Governor of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy, Vice-Presidential Candidate, and CSA Senator.
Clyde R. Hoey Grad. Law Former governor of North Carolina
Luther H. Hodges 1919 Former governor of North Carolina
James Holshouser Grad. Law Former governor of North Carolina
Thomas Michael Holt Did not graduate 19th Century governor of North Carolina
Jim Hunt Grad. Law Former governor of North Carolina
William Walton Kitchin Grad. Law Former governor of North Carolina
Charles Manly 1814 19th Century governor of North Carolina
Angus Wilton McLean 1892 / Grad. Law Former governor of North Carolina
William Miller Did not graduate 19th Century governor of North Carolina
Dan K. Moore 1927 / Grad. Law Former governor of North Carolina, former justice of N.C. Supreme Court
John Motley Morehead 1817 19th Century governor of North Carolina
William Dunn Moseley 1818 Arts & Sciences 1st Governor of the State of Florida
John Owen Did not graduate Former Governor of North Carolina
Daniel Lindsay Russell Did not graduate 19th Century governor of North Carolina
Terry Sanford 1939 / Grad. Law Former Senator from and Governor of North Carolina and President of Duke University
Alfred Moore Scales Did not graduate 19th Century governor of North Carolina
Richard Dobbs Spaight Jr 1815 19th Century governor of North Carolina, governor of Florida, and U.S. representative from North Carolina
David Lowry Swain Did not graduate 19th Century governor of North Carolina
John Swainson Grad. Law Former governor of Michigan
William B. Umstead 1916 Former Governor of North Carolina, U.S. representative from North Carolina
Zebulon Baird Vance Former Governor of North Carolina
Warren Winslow 19th Century governor of North Carolina and U.S. Representative from North Carolina

U.S. Senators[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Thomas Hart Benton Did not graduate Former Senator from Missouri
John Branch 1801 Former Governor of and U.S. Senator from North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy
Thomas Lanier Clingman 1832 Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative from North Carolina
John Eaton Grad. Senator from Tennessee and Secretary of War
John Edwards Grad. Law Former Senator from North Carolina, 2004 Democratic candidate for vice president, and 2004 and 2008 Democratic primary candidate for presidential nomination
Samuel James Ervin Jr. 1917 Former Senator from North Carolina, member of The Senate Select Committee to Investigate Campaign Practices
William Alexander Graham 1824 / Grad. 19th century US Senator and Governor of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy, Vice-Presidential Candidate, and CSA Senator.
William Henry Haywood, Jr. 1819 / Grad. Former Senator from North Carolina
Willie Person Mangum 1815 / Grad. Former Senator from North Carolina
Alfred O. P. Nicholson 1827 Former Senator from Tennessee
John Pool 1847 Former Senator from North Carolina
Terry Sanford 1939 / Grad. Law Former Senator from and Governor of North Carolina and President of Duke University
William R. Webb 1867 / Grad. Former Senator from Tennessee
Paul Wellstone 1965 / Grad. Political Science Former Senator from Minnesota

U.S. Representatives[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Charles Laban Abernethy Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Hugh Quincy Alexander Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Sydenham Benoni Alexander 1860 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Ike Franklin Andrews 1950 / Grad. Business / Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Thomas Samuel Ashe 1832 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Cass Ballenger 1948 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Michael D. Barnes 1965 U.S. Representative from Maryland
Daniel Moreau Barringer 1826 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
James Jefferson Britt Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Robin Britt 1963 / Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Jim Broyhill 1950 Business Administration U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Aaron V. Brown 1814 Former U.S. Representative from and Governor of Tennessee, Postmaster General
Alfred L. Bulwinkle Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Frank Ertel Carlyle U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Henry Selby Clark 1828 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
J. Bayard Clark Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Thomas Lanier Clingman 1832 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Howard Coble Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Jim Cooper 1975 History & Economics U.S. Representative from Tennessee
Francis Burton Craige 1829 / Grad. U.S. Representative from North Carolina
William C. Cramer 1946 U.S. Representative from Florida
William T. Crawford Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
John Reeves Jones Daniel 1821 / Grad. U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Susan Davis Grad. Social work U.S. Representative from California
James C. Dobbin 1832 U.S. Representative from North Carolina and Secretary of the Navy
Richard Spaight Donnell 1839 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Joseph Wilson Ervin 1921 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Samuel James Ervin Jr. 1917 U.S. Representative from North Carolina and Senator from North Carolina
Alonzo Dillard Folger 1912 / Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
John Hamlin Folger Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Daniel Munroe Forney 1808 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Lawrence H. Fountain 1934 / Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Virginia Foxx 1968 / Grad. English / Education U.S. Representative from North Carolina elected in 2004
Hannibal Lafayette Godwin Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
James Graham 1814 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
V. Lamar Gudger 1940 / Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
William C. Hammer Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Micajah Thomas Hawkins 1807 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
John S. Henderson 1865 Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
John Hill 1816 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Charles R. Jonas 1925 / Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Ben Jones Did not graduate Former U.S. Representative from Georgia and actor
Hamilton C. Jones 1906 Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
William Carter Love 1806 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Allard Lowenstein 1949 Former U.S. Representative from New York
Willie Person Mangum 1815 / Grad. U.S. Representative from North Carolina
John Y. Mason 1816 Former U.S. Representative from Virginia, United States Attorney General and Secretary of the Navy
Mike McIntyre 1978 / Grad. Political science / Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Alex McMillan 1954 History U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Anderson Mitchell 1821 / Grad. U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Brad Miller 1975 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
James Turner Morehead 1819 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Mick Mulvaney Grad Law U.S. Representative from South Carolina
William H. Murfree U.S. Representative from North Carolina
David Outlaw 1824 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Ebenezer Pettigrew U.S. Representative from North Carolina
David Price 1961 Arts & Sciences U.S. Representative from North Carolina (represents the district where UNC is located)
George M. Pritchard 1907 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Abraham Rencher 1822 / Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Sion Hart Rogers 1846 / Grad. U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Charlie Rose Grad. Law U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Thomas Hart Ruffin U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Romulus Mitchell Saunders U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Samuel Tredwell Sawyer U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Charles Biddle Shepard U.S. Representative from North Carolina
William Crawford Sherrod U.S. Representative from Alabama
Francis Edwin Shober 1851 / Grad. U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Francis Edwin Shober 1862 U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Richard Dobbs Spaight Jr 1815 19th Century governor of North Carolina, governor of Florida, and U.S. representative from North Carolina
Charles Manly Stedman 1861 / Grad. U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Walter Leak Steele 1844 / Grad. U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Jacob Thompson 1831 U.S. Representative from Mississippi, Secretary of the Interior
William B. Umstead 1916 Former Governor of North Carolina, U.S. representative from North Carolina
Tim Valentine Grad. Law U.S. representative from North Carolina
Alfred Moore Waddell U.S. representative from North Carolina
Hallett Sydney Ward Grad. Law U.S. representative from North Carolina
Lindsay Carter Warren 1906 / Grad. Law U.S. representative from North Carolina
Mel Watt 1967 Business Administration U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Zebulon Weaver Grad. Law U.S. representative from North Carolina
Edwin Y. Webb Grad. Law U.S. representative from North Carolina
Lewis Williams 1808 / Grad. U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Warren Winslow 1827 19th Century governor of North Carolina and U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Bartlett Yancey U.S. Representative from North Carolina

U.S. cabinet members and other executive officers[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Claude Allen 1982 Political science Director of the Domestic Policy Council for the George W. Bush administration
Melody Barnes 1986 History Director of the Domestic Policy Council for the Obama administration
John Branch 1801 Former Governor of and U.S. Senator from North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy
Jonathan W. Daniels 1921 / Grad. Former White House Press Secretary
James C. Dobbin 1832 U.S. Representative from North Carolina and Secretary of the Navy
John Eaton Grad. Senator from Tennessee and Secretary of War
William Alexander Graham 1824 / Grad. 19th century US Senator and Governor of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy, Vice-Presidential Candidate, and CSA Senator.
C. Boyden Gray Grad. Law Former White House Counsel; Current Ambassador to the EU
Gordon Gray 1930 Secretary of the Army, National Security Advisor and president of the University of North Carolina
Kevin Martin 1989 Political science Former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
John Y. Mason 1816 Former United States Attorney General and Secretary of the Navy
Colin R. McMillan 1957 Geology Former assistant Secretary of the Navy and nominee for Secretary of Defense
Kenneth Claiborne Royall 1914 Former Secretary of War and Secretary of the Army
Jacob Thompson 1831 U.S. Representative from Mississippi, Secretary of the Interior

Federal judges[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Lance M. Africk 1973 / Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
James A. Beaty, Jr. Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
J. Spencer Bell Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Frank William Bullock, Jr. 1961 / Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Robert Hardy Cleland Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Eric L. Clay 1969 Law Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Max O. Cogburn, Jr. 1973 Political Science Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Robert P. Dick 1843 / Grad. Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Franklin Taylor Dupree Jr. 1933 / Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
James Carroll Fox 1950 / Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Donnell Gilliam 1909 / Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Peter W. Hall 1971 / Grad. English / Education Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
David Ezekiel Henderson 1904 Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Karen L. Henderson Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Truman McGill Hobbs 1942 Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Algenon L. Marbley 1976 Political science Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
John Young Mason 1816 Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Harold Brent McKnight 1974 / Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
James Bryan McMillan 1937 Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
James Ward Morris 1912 Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
William Lindsay Osteen, Jr. 1983 / Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
William Lindsay Osteen, Sr. Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
John J. Parker 1907 / Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
James Dickson Phillips, Jr. Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
S. Jay Plager 1952 Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Martin Karl Reidinger 1981 / Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
David B. Sentelle 1965 / Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Thomas Settle 1850 Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
William Bostwick Sheppard 1881 Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Lacy Thornburg 1952 / Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Richard Lesley Voorhees Grad. Law Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
David Dortch Warriner 1951 Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Frank DeArmon Whitney Grad. Law and business Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
James A. Wynn, Jr. 1975 Journalism Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Law[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Thomas Samuel Ashe 1832 Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, U.S. Representative from North Carolina
M.V. Barnhill Grad. law Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
William Horn Battle Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
William H. Bobbitt Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Peter Carlisle 1974 Psychology Mayor of Honolulu; former Prosecuting Attorney of Honolulu
J. Phil Carlton Grad. Law Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Walter Clark 1864 Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Roy Cooper 1979 / Grad. Political Science / Law Current North Carolina Attorney General
Joseph J. Davis Grad. Law Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, U.S. Representative from North Carolina
Walter E. Dellinger III 1963 Political Science Former United States Solicitor General
William A. Devin Grad. Law Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Robert P. Dick 1843 Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Robert H. Edmunds, Jr. Grad. Law Current justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
James G. Exum 1957 Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Franklin Freeman Grad. Law Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Henry E. Frye Grad. Law Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, first African American chief justice
Barbara Jackson 1984 / Grad. Interdisciplinary studies / Law Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Robin E. Hudson Grad. Law Current justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
J. Frank Huskins 1930 / Grad. Law Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Matthias Evans Manly 1824 Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
John Y. Mason 1816 Former United States Attorney General and Secretary of the Navy
Mark Martin Grad. Law Current justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Burley Mitchell Grad. Law Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Dan K. Moore 1927 / Grad. Law Former governor of North Carolina, former justice of N.C. Supreme Court
Paul Martin Newby Grad. Law Current justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Mike Nifong District attorney for Durham County, North Carolina during the 2006 Duke University lacrosse case
Robert F. Orr 1968 / Grad. Law Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Susan Owens Grad. Law Current justice of the Washington Supreme Court
Sarah Parker Grad. Law Current chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
William B. Rodman 1836 Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Aaron A. F. Seawell 1884 Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Susie Sharp Grad. Law Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, first female chief justice
James E. Shepherd Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
David F. Simons 1973 Psychology Attorney
Clive Stafford Smith Lawyer; founder of Reprieve
Walter P. Stacy 1908 Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Patricia Timmons-Goodson 1976 / Grad. Speech / Law Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Earl W. Vaughn 1950 / Grad. Law Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Former chief justice of the North Carolina Court of Appeals
John Webb Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Willis Whichard 1962 / Grad. History / Law Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
J. Wallace Winborne Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court

Religious leaders[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Clifton Daniel III 1969 Education Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and former Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina
Thomas F. Davis 1822 Episcopal Bishop of South Carolina
Sam Dixon 1971 Political Science Head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief
William Mercer Green 1818 Episcopal Bishop of Mississippi
Reid Larkin Neilson Grad Religious history Managing director church history The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
James Hervey Otey 1820 / Grad First Episcopal Bishop of Tennessee
John Shelby Spong 1952 Arts & Sciences Episcopal Bishop and progressive theologian
Ruth Carter Stapleton Evangelist, sister of Jimmy Carter
G. Porter Taylor 1972 English Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina
Lon Solomon 1971 Chemistry Megachurch evangelist, former member of President’s Committee on Intellectual Disabilities
Charles G. vonRosenberg 1969 Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee
Ben Witherington III 1974 English United Methodist Church minister and New Testament scholar

Other[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
James H. "Jim" Brown 1963 Political Science Former Louisiana state senator, secretary of state, and insurance commissioner and father of journalist Campbell Brown
Garry Conille Grad. Public Health Former Prime Minister of Haiti
Walter H. Dalton 1971 / Grad. Law Former Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Elizabeth Edwards 1971 / Grad. English / Law Attorney, author and wife of John Edwards
Thad A. Eure 1921 Law North Carolina Secretary of State
Patricia Horoho 1982 Nursing Surgeon General of the United States Army
Rashad Hussain 1999 Philosophy & Political Science United States special envoy to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference
Karl Inderfurth 1968 Political Science Former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, former U.S. Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations
Jim Jordan Grad. Law Political consultant
Moushira Khattab Grad. International Relations Egyptian politician and diplomat
Thomas Krajeski Grad. Russian literature US Ambassador to Bahrain and former US Ambassador to Yemen
Howard Nathaniel Lee Grad. Social Work Chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education
Mary J. Miller Grad. City and Regional Planning Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets
Robert Sprague Grad. Business Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
Erica Payne 1991 Radio, TV, Motion Pictures Founder of the Agenda Project
Otto Reich 1966 International Studies Former ambassador to Venezuela
Shari Villarosa 1972 International Studies Acting ambassador to Burma
Don Vaughan 1974 former member of the North Carolina State Senate from Greensboro; practicing attorney
Richard Vinroot 1963 / Grad. Business / Law Mayor of Charlotte
Daniel Werfel Grad. Law Acting Commissioner of the United States Internal Revenue Service

Sciences[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Eben Alexander III 1975 Chemistry Neurosurgeon and author
Francis Collins (geneticist) Grad. Medicine Director National Human Genome Project, discovered gene for cystic fibrosis, Director National Institutes of Health (2009–present)
Robert F. Furchgott 1937 Chemistry Chemist and winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Seymour Geisser Grad. Statistics Statistician and DNA evidence expert, founder of the University of Minnesota's School of Statistics
Ma Haide 1932 Pre-medicine Doctor and public health official in China
Howard T. Odum 1947 Zoology Ecosystem ecologist
Barbara Rothbaum 1982 Psychology Psychologist
Tamara Sher Grad. Psychology NIH Researcher and IIT Professor
Kevin R. Stone Grad. Medicine Orthopedic surgeon and founder of The Stone Clinic
Charles Tart Grad. Psychology Psychologist

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Dustin Ackley Professional baseball player
Russ Adams Professional baseball player
Daniel Bard 2006 Professional baseball player
Mike Fox[9] 1978 Physical education UNC baseball coach
Moonlight Graham Professional baseball player
Adam Greenberg Professional baseball player
Matt Harvey Professional baseball player
Gary Hill Professional baseball player
Chris Iannetta Professional baseball player
Michael Jordan Geography Former Professional baseball player, basketball player, and member of the basketball hall of fame
Mark Kingston[10] 1995 Communications Professional baseball player, college baseball coach at South Florida
Andrew Miller Professional baseball player
Brian Roberts transferred to USC Professional baseball player
Kyle Seager Professional baseball player
Paul Shuey Professional baseball player
Kyle Snyder Professional baseball player
B.J. Surhoff Former Professional baseball player
Walt Weiss Former professional baseball player
Brad Woodall Professional baseball player

Basketball players[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Harrison Barnes Business Administration Professional basketball player
Dudley Bradley 1979 Recreation administration Professional basketball player
Pete Brennan 1958 Industrial relations Professional basketball player
Larry Brown 1963 History College and professional basketball coach and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
Steve Bucknall 1989 Radio, television & motion picture Professional basketball player and coach
Reggie Bullock Professional basketball player
Vince Carter 2001 African-American Studies Professional basketball player
Pete Chilcutt 1991 Industrial relations & psychology Professional basketball player
Ed Cota Professional basketball player
Sylvia Crawley 1994 Radio, Television & Motion Picture Professional basketball player
Billy Cunningham 1971 History Professional basketball player and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
Brad Daugherty 1986 Radio, Television & Motion Picture Former professional basketball player and sportscaster
Hubert Davis 1992 Criminal Justice Professional basketball player
Walter Davis 1988 Recreation Administration Professional basketball player
John Dillon 1948 Professional basketball player
Wayne Ellington Professional basketball player
Darrell Elston 1974 History Professional basketball player
Cecil Exum 1984 Professional basketball player
Raymond Felton Professional basketball player
Phil Ford 1978 Business administration Professional basketball player
Joseph Forte Professional basketball player
Rick Fox 1994 Radio, Television & Motion Picture Professional basketball player and actor
George Glamack Professional basketball player
Danny Green 2009 Communications Professional basketball player
Tyler Hansbrough 2009 Communications Professional basketball player
Brendan Haywood 2001 Communications Professional basketball player
John Henson Professional basketball player
Antawn Jamison Professional basketball player
Bobby Jones 1974 Psychology Professional basketball player
Marion Jones Professional basketball player and former track and field athlete
Michael Jordan 1986 Geography Professional basketball player and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
George Karl Professional basketball player and coach
Tommy Kearns 1958 History Professional basketball player
Mitch Kupchak 1976 Political science & Psychology Professional basketball player and general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers
Ivory Latta 2007 Exercise & sports science Professional basketball player
York Larese 1961 Sociology Professional basketball player and coach
Ty Lawson Professional basketball player
George Lynch 1993 African studies Professional basketball player
Sean May 2009 African-American studies Professional basketball player
Kendall Marshall Professional basketball player
Bob McAdoo Professional basketball player and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
Rashad McCants Professional basketball player
Rashanda McCants 2009 Professional basketball player
Jeff McInnis Professional basketball player
Horace McKinney 1948 Professional basketball player and coach, college coach
Larry Miller 1968 Business administration Professional basketball player
Doug Moe Professional basketball player and coach
Eric Montross 1994 Professional basketball player
David Noel 2006 African-American studies Professional basketball player
Ademola Okulaja 1999 International studies Professional basketball player
Sam Perkins 1984 Radio, Television & Motion Picture Professional basketball player
Dave Popson 1987 Geography Professional basketball player
J.R. Reid 1992 Radio, Television & Motion Picture Professional basketball player
Henrik Rödl 1993 Biology Professional basketball player and coach
Lennie Rosenbluth 1957 Professional basketball player
Clifford Rozier Professional basketball player
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt Professional basketball player
Charlie Scott Professional basketball player
Lee Shaffer 1960 Business administration Professional basketball player
Charlotte Smith 1999 Sociology Professional basketball player
Kenny Smith Professional basketball player and basketball analyst
Jerry Stackhouse 1999 African-American Studies Professional basketball player
Rasheed Wallace Professional basketball player
Marvin Williams Professional basketball player
Scott Williams Professional basketball player
Shammond Williams Professional basketball player
Joe Wolf 1987 Industrial Relations Professional basketball player
Al Wood 1988 Recreation Administration Professional basketball player
James Worthy 1985 Recreation Administration Professional basketball player and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
Brandan Wright Professional basketball player
Tyler Zeller 2012 Business administration Professional basketball player

Basketball coaches[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Larry Brown 1963 History College and professional basketball coach and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
Jason Capel 2002 Communications Current head coach of the Appalachian State
Scott Cherry 1993 Business administration College basketball coach
Billy Cunningham 1971 History Professional basketball coach and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
Matt Doherty 1984 Business administration College basketball coach
Eddie Fogler 1970 / Grad. Mathematics / Physical Education College basketball coach
George Karl Professional basketball player and coach
John Kuester 1977 Health Professional and college coach
Jeff Lebo 1990 Business Administration College basketball coach
Monk McDonald 1923 / Grad. Medicine College basketball player and coach
Wes Miller 2007 Political science College basketball coach
Doug Moe Professional basketball player and coach
Mike O'Koren 1980 Recreation Administration Professional basketball player and coach
Buzz Peterson 1986 Geography College basketball coach
King Rice 1992 Radio, television & motion picture College basketball coach
Henrik Rödl 1993 Biology Professional basketball player and coach
Tony Shaver 1976 / Grad. Business Administration / Education College basketball coach
Roy Williams 1972 / Grad. Education Current North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball coach and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame

Football players[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Sam Aiken Professional football player
Ethan Albright Professional football player
Frank Aschenbrenner Professional football player
Matthew Baker Professional football player
Connor Barth 2007 Communications Studies Professional football player
Harris Barton Finance Professional football player
Brian Bollinger Professional football player
Dré Bly Professional football player
Jonathan Cooper Professional football player
Alge Crumpler Professional football player
Ronald Curry Professional football player
Dave Drechsler Professional football player
Greg Ellis Professional football player
Brooks Foster 2008 Management & Society Professional football player
Jeff Hayes Professional football player
William Henderson Professional football player
Nate Hobgood-Chittick Professional football player
Jesse Holley Professional football player
Charlie Justice Professional football player and member of the College Football Hall of Fame
Kivuusama Mays Professional football player
Don McCauley Consensus All-American and professional football player and member of the College Football Hall of Fame
Tom McCauley Professional football player
Natrone Means Professional football player
Hakeem Nicks Professional football player (New York Giants)
Willie Parker Professional football player
Julius Peppers Professional football player
Jeff Reed Professional football player
Dexter Reid Professional football player
Jeff Saturday Professional football player
Brian Simmons Professional football player
Dave Simmons Professional football player
Lawrence Taylor Professional football player and member of the Football Hall of Fame
David Thornton Professional football player
Art Weiner College Football Hall of Fame
Brennan Williams Professional football player
T.J. Yates Professional football player

Football coaches[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Charlie Baggett College and professional football coach
Rod Broadway College football coach
Scot Dapp Grad. Physical Education College football coach
Jim Tatum 1939 Business Administration College football coach
Kevin Wilson 1984 / Grad. Mathematics / Physical Education Head coach of Indiana University

Golfers[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Donna Andrews 1989 Business Administration Professional LPGA Golfer Kraft Nabisco Champion 1994
Meaghan Francella 2005 Communications Professional golfer
Raymond Floyd Professional golfer
Davis Love III Professional golfer
Ashley Prange Professional golfer
Harvie Ward 1951 Economics Amateur golfer
Mark Wilson 1997 Mathematics Professional golfer

Soccer[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Yael Averbuch Psychology Professional soccer player
Gregg Berhalter Professional soccer player
Chris Carrieri Professional soccer player
Matt Crawford 2003 Biology Professional soccer player
Lorrie Fair U.S Women's National Team soccer player
Michael Farfan Professional soccer player
Nick Efthimiou 1990 Journalism Professional soccer player
Robyn Gayle 2008 Canada Women's National Team soccer player
Jordan Graye 2010 Professional soccer player
Mia Hamm 1993 Political Science U.S Women's National Team soccer player
Tobin Heath 2010 U.S. Women's National Team soccer player
April Heinrichs 1986 Radio, Television & Motion Picture U.S Women's National Team soccer player
Chris Leitch Professional soccer player
Eric Lichaj Professional soccer player
Kristine Lilly U.S. Women's National Team soccer player
Heather O'Reilly 2006 U.S. Women's National Team soccer player
Logan Pause 2007 Economics Professional soccer player
Cindy Parlow U.S. Women's National Team soccer player
Eddie Pope Professional soccer player
Eddie Robinson Professional soccer player
David Stokes 2009 Communications Professional soccer player
Carey Talley Professional soccer player
Lindsay Tarpley Professional soccer player and ESPN Rise player of the decade '00's
David Testo 2009 Management & society Professional soccer player
Cat Whitehill United States Women's National Team soccer player
Sheanon Williams Professional soccer player
Kerry Zavagnin 2000 Exercise & sports science Professional soccer player
Ashlyn Harris Communications United States Women's National Team soccer player

Sports administrators[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
James Delany 1970 / Grad. Political Science / Law Commissioner of the Big Ten
Mitch Kupchak 1976 Political Science & Psychology Professional basketball player and general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers
Ryan McDonough 2002 Journalism General manager of the Phoenix Suns
Danny Morrison Grad. Education administration & supervision President of the Carolina Panthers
John Swofford 1971 Psychology Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference
Norwood Teague 1988 Political Science Athletics Director at the University of Minnesota
Travis Tygart 1993 Philosophy CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency
Donnie Walsh 1962 / Grad. Political Science / Law former president of New York Knicks, former CEO of Indiana Pacers

Track and field[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Jim Beatty First person to run a four-minute mile indoors
LaTasha Colander 1998 Communications Former track and field athlete
Dominic Demeritte 1999 Economics Former track and field athlete
Vikas Gowda 2006 Gold medalist 2014 Commonwealth Games in Discus throw
Allen Johnson Former track and field athlete
Marion Jones Former track and field athlete and professional basketball player
Earl Owens Professional runner and triathlete
Alice Schmidt 2004 Middle distance runner
Ola Sesay 2001 Long jumper
Tony Waldrop 1974 / Grad. Political science / Physiology Gold medalist 1975 Pan American Games in the 1500 meter, Provost of the University of Central Florida

Other[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Name Class Major Notability
Katelyn Falgowski 2011 Field Hockey
Shalane Flanagan 2004 Distance runner
Rachel Dawson 2007 Field Hockey
Rob Koll 1989 Speech College wrestling coach
Robert Largman 1983 Business Administration 5-time Olympic Team Leader (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) USA Fencing Team
Sanaz Marand 2010 Psychology Professional tennis player
Richie Meade 1976 / Grad. College lacrosse coach
Nick Monroe Professional tennis player
Bill Roy Grad. U.S. Olympic and world champion skeet shooter, Professor of English at United States Air Force Academy
Vic Seixas 1949 tennis player, International Tennis Hall of Fame
Amy Swensen 2002 Field Hockey
Cindy Werley U.S. Olympic field hockey player
Name Class Major Notability
Robert D. Atkinson Grad. City and Regional Planning President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Rye Barcott 2001 Peace, War, and Defense Founder of Carolina for Kibera
Caleb Bradham 1890 Pharmacist and inventor of Pepsi-Cola
Charles E. Brady, Jr. 1971 Pre-medicine Astronaut
Eve Carson 2008 Biology and Political Science Student Body President, Murdered in 2008
Hinton James 1798 Arts and Sciences First student to register
Jerry M. Linenger Grad. Public health Astronaut
Julia Compton Moore 1950 Wife of Hal Moore
Charles Moose 1975 History Former police chief of Montgomery County, Maryland who investigated Beltway snipers in 2002
Johnston Pettigrew 1847 Arts & Sciences Confederate General in the American Civil War who participated in Pickett's Charge
Jonathan Reckford Political Science CEO of Habitat for Humanity International
Hunter Scott 2007 Economics and Physics Researcher on history of USS Indianapolis
William E. Thornton 1952 / Grad. Physics / Medicine Astronaut

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