List of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni

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This is a list of notable alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill .

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Academia

University leaders

NameClassMajorNotability
Edwin Alderman 1882Former president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tulane University and University of Virginia
William Brantley Aycock GradLawFormer chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kemp P. Battle 1848Former president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Erskine Bowles 1967Business administrationFormer president of the University of North Carolina; former U.S. Senate candidate; former White House Chief of Staff; co-chair president of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Mary Sue Coleman Grad.BiochemistryFormer president of the University of Michigan
James Danieley Grad.Organic chemistryFormer president of Elon University
B.B. Dougherty 1899PhilosophyCo-founder and first president of Appalachian State University [1]
Adam Falk 1987PhysicsPresident of Williams College
Elson S. Floyd 1978 / Grad.Higher and adult educationFormer president of Washington State University
Porter Lee Fortune, Jr. 1941 / Grad.HistoryFormer chancellor of the University of Mississippi
Julius Isaac Foust 1890PhilosophyFormer president of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
William C. Friday Grad.LawFormer president of the University of North Carolina
Carol Garrison 1974 / Grad.EpidemiologyFormer president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham
R. Barbara Gitenstein Grad.EnglishCurrent president of The College of New Jersey
Edward Kidder Graham 1898Former president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Frank Porter Graham 1909Former president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and United States Senator from North Carolina
Gordon Gray 1930Former president of the University of North Carolina, Secretary of the Army, and National Security Advisor
Michael Hooker 1969PhilosophyFormer chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Charles Duncan McIver 1881Founder of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Heather Monroe-Blum Grad.EpidemiologyFormer principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University
Robert Hall Morrison 1818First president of Davidson College
Joseph S. Murphy Grad.Former president of Queens College and of Bennington College, and chancellor of the City University of New York
J. Michael Ortiz Grad.EducationFormer president of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)
William L. Pollard Grad.Social workFormer president of Medgar Evers College and the University of the District of Columbia
Thomas Ross Grad.LawFormer president of the University of North Carolina, former president of Davidson College
Terry Sanford 1939 / Grad.LawFormer president of Duke University; Senator from and Governor of North Carolina
Albert Micajah Shipp 1840Former president of Wofford College and Greensboro College
J. Carlyle Sitterson 1931 / Grad.HistoryFormer chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Holden Thorp 1986ChemistryFormer chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tony Waldrop 1974 / Grad.Political science / physiologyPresident of the University of South Alabama; gold medalist, 1975 Pan American Games
George T. Winston Former president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professors

NameClassMajorNotability
Dan Ariely Grad.Cognitive PsychologyProfessor of behavioral economics at Duke University
Valerie Ashby Grad.ChemistryDean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University
Donald H. Baucom 1971 / Grad.PsychologyProfessor of psychology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Volker Berghahn Grad.HistoryProfessor of history at Columbia University
Lewis Binford 1954Arts & sciencesArchaeologist
Andrew C. Boynton Grad.BusinessDean of Carroll School of Management at Boston College
Li Cai Grad.Statistics & Quantitative PsychologyProfessor of education and psychology at UCLA and director of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing
Dan T. Carter Grad.HistoryProfessor of history at the University of South Carolina
W. H. Clatworthy Grad.StatisticsProfessor of mathematics at the University at Buffalo
Albert Coates 1918Arts & SciencesFounder and director of the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Robert Digges Wimberly Connor 1899PhilosophyUNC professor, historian, and Archivist of the United States
Frederick A. de Armas Grad.Comparative literatureProfessor in Spanish and comparative literature at the University of Chicago
Scott DeRue 1999Business administrationCurrent dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan [2]
David L. Downie Grad.Political scienceProfessor of politics and environment policy at Fairfield University
Carol Fowler Durham Grad.NursingProfessor of nursing and medical simulation leader at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Charles Engel 1977Economics and Political ScienceProfessor of economics at the University of Wisconsin
Christine Blasey Ford 1988PsychologyProfessor of psychology at Palo Alto University and for testifying against Brett Kavanaugh at his Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing
Glenda Gilmore Grad.HistoryProfessor of history at Yale University
Bud Goodall Grad.SpeechProfessor of communication at Arizona State University
William A. Graham 1966Former dean of Harvard Divinity School
James Haar Grad.MusicologyW.R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Peter Blair Henry 1991EconomicsDean of New York University Stern School of Business
Robert Hobbs Grad.Art historyProfessor of art at Virginia Commonwealth University
C. Hugh Holman Grad.EnglishProfessor of English and Provost at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [3]
E. Philip Howrey Grad.EconomicsProfessor of economics at University of Michigan
Rafat Hussain Grad.Public healthDeputy head of the School of Rural Medicine at the University of New England
John D. Kasarda 1971SociologyDirector, 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 / lawProfessor at Duke University School of Law
E. Christian Kopff Grad.ClassicsDirector of the Center for Western Civilization, and associate director of the honors program at the University of Colorado Boulder
Christina Kramer Grad.Slavic languages and literatureProfessor of Slavic and Balkan languages at University of Toronto
Leo Moser Grad.MathematicsProfessor of mathematics at University of Alberta
Charles Nam Grad.SociologyProfessor of sociology at Florida State University
Kai Nielsen 1949Professor of philosophy at Concordia University
Arthur F. Raper 1924 / Grad.SociologyProfessor at Agnes Scott College
Dwijendra Kumar Ray-Chaudhuri Grad.MathematicsProfessor of mathematics at Ohio State University
D. W. Robertson, Jr. 1935 / Grad.EnglishProfessor of medieval English at Princeton University
Deborah S. Reisinger GradFrench LiteratureAssociate Professor of the Practice in French at Duke University
Caryl Rusbult Grad.PsychologyProfessor of psychology at Vrije Universiteit
Douglas A. Shackelford 1980Dean of the UNC Kenan–Flagler Business School [4]
Scott Silliman 1965 / Grad.Philosophy / lawProfessor of the practice of law at Duke Law School
Susanne Sreedhar Grad.PhilosophyAssistant professor of philosophy at Boston University
Carol Miller Swain Grad.Political scienceProfessor of law at Vanderbilt Law School
Valerie Tiberius Grad.PhilosophyProfessor of philosophy at University of Minnesota
Greg Turk Grad.Computer scienceProfessor of computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology
Bruce Waller Grad.PhilosophyProfessor of philosophy at Youngstown State University [5]
Odd Arne Westad Grad.HistoryProfessor of international history at the London School of Economics
Ross T. Whitaker Grad.Computer scienceDirector of the University of Utah School of Computing
Walter Lee Williams 1974History and AnthropologyProfessor of anthropology, history, and gender studies at the University of Southern California. Former FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive arrested for sexual acts with underage boys and possession of erotic paraphernalias related to child pornography.
C. Vann Woodward Grad.HistorySterling Professor of History at Yale and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, recipient of Pulitzer Prize for History

Arts and literature

Artists

NameClassMajorNotability
Richard Adler 1943Dramatic artComposer and lyricist
Richard Kern 1977ArtPhotographer
Howard Little Artist
Ben Long 1967Did not graduateArtist

Playwrights

NameClassMajorNotability
Paul Green 1921Dramatic artPlaywright and Pulitzer Prize winner
Kermit Hunter Grad.Dramatic art / EnglishPlaywright
Amon Liner 1965Dramatic artPoet and playwright

Poets

NameClassMajorNotability
Edgar Bowers 1950Poet
Hayden Carruth 1943JournalismPoet and winner of the National Book Award
Cid Corman Poet and translator
Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1941JournalismPoet and publisher
Kerri French 2003EnglishPoet
Donald Justice Grad.EnglishPoet
Amon Liner 1965Dramatic artPoet and playwright
William Matthews Grad.EnglishPoet
Michael McFee 1976 / Grad.EnglishPoet
Michael Rothenberg 1973EnglishPoet and editor

Writers

NameClassMajorNotability
Daphne Athas 1943Arts & sciencesWriter
Russell Banks 1967EnglishNovelist and poet
Brian Blanchfield Essayist and poet
Will Blythe 1979EnglishWriter and author
Taylor Branch 1968Author and historian
Poppy Z. Brite Novelist
Don Brown 1983Political scienceNovelist and author
Blake Crouch 2000English, Creative WritingNovelist
Sarah Dessen 1993EnglishWriter and author
Clyde Edgerton 1966 / Grad.EnglishNovelist
L. M. Elliott Grad.JournalismYoung adult novelist
Thomas Fleming Grad.ClassicsWriter and founding editor of neo-confederate journal Southern Partisan
Shelby Foote 1992HonoraryHistorian and novelist
Ben Fountain 1980EnglishWriter and author
Charles Frazier 1973Novelist
Kaye Gibbons 1984Novelist
Gail Godwin 1960JournalismNovelist
Jenny Han 2002Writer
Randall Kenan 1985EnglishWriter
Armistead Maupin 1966EnglishNovelist
Richard McKenna 1956Arts & sciencesNovelist
Lydia Millet 1990Interdisciplinary studiesNovelist
Joseph Mitchell Writer for The New Yorker
Lawrence Naumoff 1969Arts & sciencesNovelist
Jenny Offill Novelist
Mary Pope Osborne 1971Religious studiesAuthor
Walker Percy 1937Arts & sciencesNovelist
Charles F. Price Grad.Urban planningNovelist
Melanie Sumner 1986Religious studiesNovelist
Rysa Walker Grad.Political scienceNovelist
Daniel Wallace 2008EnglishNovelist and teacher
Brandon Wilson 1973Theatre, radio, television & motion picturesAuthor and explorer
Thomas Wolfe 1920Arts & sciencesNovelist

Other

NameClassMajorNotability
Brent Glass Grad.HistoryDirector of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Alexander Julian 1969Fashion designer
Paul R. Laird Grad.MusicMusicologist
Claude McKinney 1951painting and designchief contributor to the designof Research Triangle Park
Robert Spencer Grad. Religious studies Author and blogger, known for critiques of Islam and research of Islamic terrorism and jihad
C. Vann Woodward Grad.HistoryHistorian

Business

NameClassMajorNotability
John Allison 1971Business administrationFormer CEO and president of Cato Institute; former chairman of BB&T Corporation/Branch Banking & Trust Co
Robert J. Bach 1984EconomicsAmerican Business Executive; former President of the Entertainment & Devices Division at Microsoft
Eduardo Belmont Anderson Business administrationPeruvian billionaire, owner of Belcorp [6]
Michele Buck 1987Business administrationPresident and CEO of The Hershey Company [7]
Julian Carr 1860sIndustrialist; Carrboro, North Carolina named for him
Max C. Chapman 1966EconomicsFormer president and CEO of Kidder, Peabody & Co
Ned Davis FrenchFounder of Ned Davis Research
Warren Grice Elliott 1867President of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
David Gardner 1988EnglishCo-founder of The Motley Fool
Peaches Golding 1976Biology High Sheriff of Bristol, England, 2010–11 [8]
Peter Grauer 1968EnglishChairman of Bloomberg L.P.
Bowman Gray, Sr. 1890Did not graduateFormer president and chairman of R.J. Reynolds
J. Frank Harrison III 1977Business administrationCEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
William B. Harrison, Jr. 1966EconomicsFormer CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase
George Watts Hill 1922 / Grad.Commerce / lawBanker and philanthropist
John Sprunt Hill 1889PhilosophyBanker and philanthropist
Walter E. Hussman, Jr. 1969JournalismPublisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Richard "Dick" Jenrette 1951Founder of the Wall Street firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and former chairman and CEO of The Equitable
William Johnson Grad.LawPresident and CEO of Tennessee Valley Authority
Jason Kilar 1993Journalism / business administrationIncoming CEO of WarnerMedia; former CEO of Hulu
Paul Kolton 1944JournalismFormer chairman of the American Stock Exchange [9]
Sallie Krawcheck 1987JournalismCEO and co-founder, Ellevest; former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup Global Wealth Management; former CFO of Citigroup Inc.
Howard R. Levine 1981Business administrationformer Chairman of the board and CEO of Family Dollar
Scott Livengood 1974Industrial relationsOwner and CEO of Dewey's Bakers; former CEO of Krispy Kreme
Frank J. Manheim 1932History, French LiteraturePartner, Lehman Brothers; influential in the global success of Hertz Corp.; Director 20 US corporations; author.
Hugh McColl 1957Business administrationFormer CEO of Bank of America
John Medlin 1956Business administrationFormer CEO of Wachovia
Allen B. Morgan, Jr. 1965HistoryFounder and former CEO of Morgan Keegan & Company
Gary Parr 1979Business administrationVice chairman of Lazard
Mercer "Merce" Reynolds III 1967Business administrationFinance chair of U.S. President George W. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign and a U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Chuck Robbins 1987Mathematical sciencesCEO of Cisco Systems
Julian Robertson 1955Business administrationFounded the investment firm Tiger Management Corp.
William H. Rogers, Jr. Business administrationChairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks
Bill Ruger 1940Did not graduateFounded firearms manufacturer Sturm, Ruger
Pete Rummell 1967Chemistry / English literatureFormer Chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Imagineering and St. Joe Company
John Skipper 1978English literatureExecutive chairman of Perform Group and former president of ESPN
Marcus G. Smith Did not graduateJournalismCEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Mitchell S. Steir 1977EconomicsChairman and CEO of Studley, Inc.
Ken Thompson 1973American studiesFormer chairman and CEO of Wachovia
Hubertus van der Vaart 1977Politics / economicsCo-founder and chairman of SEAF (Small Enterprise Assistance Funds)
Thomas H. Weidemeyer Senior vice president and COO of the United Parcel Service; director of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
James M. Wells III CEO of SunTrust Banks from 2007 to 2011 [10]

Entertainment and broadcasting

Actors

NameClassMajorNotability
Whit Bissell 1932Arts & sciencesActor
Kelen Coleman [11] 2006CommunicationsActress
Dan Cortese 1990Radio, television and motion pictureActor and TV personality
Billy Crudup 1990SpeechActor
Michael Cumpsty 1982 / Grad.English / dramatic artActor
Melissa Claire Egan 2003Dramatic artSoap opera actress [12]
John Forsythe 1948Actor
Louise Fletcher 1957Dramatic artAcademy Award-winning actress
Rick Fox 1994Radio, television and motion pictureActor; former professional basketball player
Ed Grady [13] Theater / EnglishActor
Andy Griffith 1949Dramatic artActor, comedian, writer, and producer [14]
George Grizzard 1949Radio, television and motion pictureActor
Anne Haney 1956Radio, television and motion pictureActress
Liza Huber Soap opera actress; daughter of Susan Lucci
Ken Jeong Grad.MedicineActor and comedian
Ben Jones Actor; former U.S. Representative from Georgia
Darwin Joston 1960Dramatic artActor
Kay Kyser 1928EconomicsBandleader, radio personality, and movie actor
Sharon Lawrence 1983JournalismEmmy Award-nominated actress [15]
Michael Louden 1986Did not graduateActor
Crystal McLaurin-Coney 1993JournalismActress
Jane McNeill [16] JournalismActress
Nolan North 1992JournalismActor, Voice Actor
Jack Palance Did not graduateActor
Jim Rash 1994Radio, television and motion pictureActor and Oscar-winning screenwriter
Adam Reed 1992Voice actor, writer, and producer
Jeff Richards 1998CommunicationsActor and comedian
Nick Searcy EnglishActor
Randolph Scott Did not graduateActor
Lionel Stander Did not graduateActor
Christine White EnglishActress

Broadcasters

NameClassMajorNotability
Andrew Ballen 1995Political scienceTV personality, producer, A&R executive in Mainland China
Howie Carr 1973JournalismRadio personality
Rick Dees 1972Radio, television and motion pictureRadio personality and composer of novelty song "Disco Duck"
Barry Farber 1952JournalismConservative radio talk show host
Ashlan Gorse 2002JournalismE! television network personality
Kit Hoover 1992SpeechTelevision personality
Bomani Jones Grad.EconomicsRadio and television personality
Chris Matthews Grad.Did not graduateTelevision personality and speechwriter for President Carter
Wes Moss 1998EconomicsContestant on The Apprentice 2
Elyse Ribbons 2003Asian StudiesActress, writer and popular radio host on CRI
Rick Sebak 1975English WQED personality
David Venable 1987Radio, television and motion pictureHost on QVC and cookbook author

Musicians

NameClassMajorNotability
Richard Adler 1943Composer, lyricist, writer and producer (Broadway, TV); Songwriters Hall of Fame; UNC Lifetime Achievement Award
Emanuel Ayvas 2005Lead singer and guitarist for Emanuel and the Fear
Laura Ballance 1990AnthropologyBassist in the rock band Superchunk and co-founder of Merge Records
Meg Christian 1968MusicSinger and founder of lesbian record company, Olivia
Anoop Desai 2008Political science / American studies American Idol 6th place finalist, singer
Lisa Furukawa 1999Music / Asian studiesPianist, singer, and songwriter
George Hamilton Country music singer
Wayne Handy 1962Business administrationRockabilly singer
Brendan James 2002CommunicationsSinger and songwriter
Kay Kyser 1928EconomicsBandleader, radio personality, and movie actor
Lachi 2005Economics, management and societyAlternative rock artist, author
Tift Merritt 2000Singer
Oliver 1967Radio, television and motion picturePop singer
David Olney Did not graduateMusician
Chase Rice 2009Country music singer and songwriter
Scott Routenberg 2001Music and communicationsComposer
Rick Seibold 2005Singer, songwriter, and producer
Bud Shank 1947Musician

Writers, producers, directors

NameClassMajorNotability
Andy Griffith 1949Dramatic artActor, comedian, writer, and producer
Brian Hargrove 1977Dramatic artTV writer and producer
Jeffrey Hayden 1948?Stage and TV director and writer. Director of Omnibus and episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, Leave it to Beaver, Route 66, Mannix, etc. [17]
Robert Klane 1963Screenwriter, Where's Poppa? and Weekend at Bernie's
Josh Pate 1992EnglishScreenwriter, director and producer
Larry Peerce 1951Film and television director
Michael Piller 1970Radio, television and motion pictureWriter and co-creator of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager
Peyton Reed 1986Radio, television and motion pictureDirector of Bring It On , The Break-Up and Ant-Man
Hughes Winborne 1975History Academy Award-winning film editor

Other

NameClassMajorNotability
Lewis Black 1970Dramatic artComedian and playwright
Wyatt Cenac 1994Did not graduateComedian and producer
Mamrie Hart Dramatic artComedian
Jeff MacNelly 1969ArtThree-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Political Cartooning; creator of Shoe comic strip
James D. Bissell Grad.TheaterAcademy Award Nominated Production Designer

Journalism

NameClassMajorNotability
Jones Angell 2001JournalismSportscaster and voice of the Tar Heels
Dan Ashley 1985English and Speech CommunicationTelevision news anchor, columnist, commentator
Brooke Baldwin [18] 2001Journalism and SpanishTelevision journalist and anchor for CNN
Jack Betts 1968JournalismEditor and columnist for the Charlotte Observer
Furman Bisher 1938JournalismSportswriter and editor
Marty Brennaman 1965Radio, television and motion pictureSportscaster
David Brinkley Did not graduateTelevision journalist
Pamela Ashley Brown 2006JournalismTelevision journalist, CNN. [19]
Frank Bruni 1986EnglishRestaurant critic and op-ed columnist for The New York Times
Heather Childers 1991EnglishOn-air personality for Fox News Channel [20]
Helene Cooper 1987JournalismNew York Times correspondent
Laurie Dhue 1990Political scienceTV news anchor, reporter
Woody Durham 1963Radio, television and motion pictureSportscaster and voice of the Tar Heels [21]
Joseph Egemonye 1970JournalismJournalist; co-founder of the Winston-Salem Chronicle
Samuel T. Francis Grad.HistorySyndicated conservative columnist
Peter Gammons 1967Sportswriter and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Maddie Gardner JournalismNews Anchor & Reporter for WFMY-TV [22]
Gail Gregg 1975JournalismArtist, photographer and journalist
Carl Kasell 1956NPR newscaster
Charles Kuralt 1965Radio, television and motion pictureJournalist
Jim Lampley 1971EnglishSportscaster
Tristan Louis 1993JournalismAuthor, journalist, and entrepreneur
Monica Malpass 1983JournalismNews anchor and reporter for WPVI [23]
John Manuel Author; editor-in-chief of Baseball America
Philip Meyer Grad.Political scienceJournalist and professor of journalism
Mick Mixon 1980Radio, television and motion pictureSportscaster and voice of the Carolina Panthers
Roger Mudd Grad.HistoryJournalist and broadcaster
Rob Nelson 2000JournalismTelevision journalist
Karen L. Parker 1965JournalismFirst African-American female undergraduate; journalist for the Winston-Salem Journal
Sophie Pyle 2009JournalismNew media entrepreneur
Don Robertson 1950CommunicationSportscaster
Robert Ruark 1935JournalismSyndicated columnist and author
Molly Sullivan French 2002communicationsteam reporter for the Las Vegas Raiders [24]
Reed Sarratt 1937JournalismExecutive Director of the Southern Education Reporting Service and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association
Stuart Scott 1987Radio, television and motion pictureSportscaster [25]
Lloyd Shearer [26] 1936 [27] English [27] Author of "Walter Scott's Personality Parade" column in Parade
James Surowiecki 1988HistoryJournalist for The New Yorker ; author of The Wisdom of Crowds
David Swerdlick Grad.LawJournalist for Washington Post [28]
Kayla Tausche 2008JournalismReporter for CNBC [29]
Ami Vitale 1994International studiesPhotographer and journalist
Tom Wicker 1948JournalismAuthor and New York Times journalist
Cleve Wootson 2005JournalismWashington Post journalist [30]
Perry Deane Young 1993JournalismJournalist and author

Pulitzer Prize winners

NameClassMajorNotability
Joel Brinkley 1975JournalismPulitzer Prize winner for International Reporting
W. Horace Carter 1949JournalismPulitzer Prize winner for public service, owner and publisher of the Tabor City Tribune
Lenoir Chambers 1914Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing; editor of The Virginian-Pilot
Sarah Cohen 1979EconomicsPulitzer Prize winner for investigative reporting
Nikole Hannah-Jones Grad.JournalismPulitzer Prize winner for commentary [31]
Jeff MacNelly Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartoons
Gene Roberts 1954JournalismPulitzer Prize–winning author; former executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer ; former managing editor of The New York Times ; professor of journalism at the University of Maryland
Vermont C. Royster 1935JournalismPulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing; former editor of The Wall Street Journal
Emily Steel 2005JournalismPulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter
Jim Yardley 1986HistoryPulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter
Jonathan Yardley 1961EnglishAuthor and Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic for The Washington Post
Edwin Yoder 1956EnglishPulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing

Politics and public life

President of the United States

NameClassMajorNotability
James K. Polk 1818 / Grad.11th President of the United States [32]

Vice President of the United States

NameClassMajorNotability
William R. King 180313th Vice President of the United States

Governors

NameClassMajorNotability
Charles B. Aycock 1880Oratory and essay writingFormer governor of North Carolina and leader of the 1898 Wilmington Coup
John Branch 1801Arts & sciencesFormer governor of and U.S. Senator from North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy
Aaron V. Brown 1814Former governor of and U.S. Representative from Tennessee; Postmaster General [33]
Tod Robinson Caldwell 184019th-century governor of North Carolina
Gaston Caperton 1963Business administrationFormer governor of West Virginia
Elias Carr 185919th-century governor of North Carolina
Henry Toole Clark 1826 / Grad.19th-century governor of North Carolina
Roy Cooper 1979 / Grad.Psychology and political science / lawCurrent Governor of North Carolina and former North Carolina Attorney General
Steve Cowper 1960 / Grad.History / lawFormer governor of Alaska
Locke Craig 1880Former governor of North Carolina
Mike Easley 1972Political scienceFormer governor of North Carolina
John C. B. Ehringhaus 1902Former governor of North Carolina
John Willis Ellis 184119th-century governor of North Carolina
Oliver Max Gardner Grad.LawFormer 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; CSA Senator
Luther H. Hodges 1919Former governor of North Carolina
Clyde R. Hoey Grad.LawFormer governor of North Carolina
James Holshouser Grad.LawFormer governor of North Carolina
Thomas Michael Holt Did not graduate19th-century governor of North Carolina
Jim Hunt Grad.LawFormer governor of North Carolina
William Walton Kitchin Grad.LawFormer governor of North Carolina
Charles Manly 181419th-century governor of North Carolina
Angus Wilton McLean 1892 / Grad.LawFormer governor of North Carolina
William Miller Did not graduate19th-century governor of North Carolina
Dan K. Moore 1927 / Grad.LawFormer governor of North Carolina, former justice of N.C. Supreme Court
John Motley Morehead 181719th-century governor of North Carolina
William Dunn Moseley 1818Arts & sciencesFirst governor of the State of Florida
John Owen Did not graduateFormer governor of North Carolina
Daniel Lindsay Russell Did not graduate19th-century governor of North Carolina
Terry Sanford 1939 / Grad.LawFormer senator from and governor of North Carolina; president of Duke University
Alfred Moore Scales Did not graduate19th-century governor of North Carolina
Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr. 181519th-century governor of North Carolina, governor of Florida, and U.S. representative from North Carolina
David Lowry Swain Did not graduate19th-century governor of North Carolina
John Swainson Grad.LawFormer governor of Michigan
William B. Umstead 1916Former 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; U.S. representative from North Carolina

U.S. Senators

NameClassMajorNotability
Thomas Hart Benton Did not graduateFormer senator from Missouri
John Branch 1801Former governor of and U.S. senator from North Carolina; Secretary of the Navy [34]
Thomas Lanier Clingman 1832Former U.S. senator and U.S. representative from North Carolina
John Eaton Grad.Senator from Tennessee and Secretary of War
John Edwards Grad.LawFormer U.S. Senator from North Carolina; 2004 Democratic candidate for vice president; 2004 and 2008 Democratic primary candidate for presidential nomination [35]
Samuel James Ervin Jr. 1917Former senator from 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
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 1827Former senator from Tennessee
John Pool 1847Former senator from North Carolina
Terry Sanford 1939 / Grad.LawFormer senator from and governor of North Carolina; president of Duke University [36]
William R. Webb 1867 / Grad.Former senator from Tennessee
Paul Wellstone 1965 / Grad.Political scienceFormer senator from Minnesota

U.S. Representatives

NameClassMajorNotability
Charles Laban Abernethy Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Hugh Quincy Alexander Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Sydenham Benoni Alexander 1860U.S. representative from North Carolina
Ike Franklin Andrews 1950 / Grad.Business / lawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Thomas Samuel Ashe 1832U.S. representative from North Carolina
Cass Ballenger 1948U.S. representative from North Carolina
Michael D. Barnes 1965U.S. representative from Maryland
Daniel Moreau Barringer 1826U.S. representative from North Carolina
James Jefferson Britt Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Robin Britt 1963 / Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Aaron V. Brown 1814Former U.S. representative from and governor of Tennessee; Postmaster General
Jim Broyhill 1950Business administrationU.S. representative from North Carolina
Alfred L. Bulwinkle Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Frank Ertel Carlyle U.S. representative from North Carolina
Henry Selby Clark 1828U.S. representative from North Carolina
J. Bayard Clark LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Thomas Lanier Clingman 1832U.S. representative from North Carolina
Howard Coble Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Jim Cooper 1975History & economicsU.S. representative from Tennessee
Francis Burton Craige 1829 / Grad.U.S. representative from North Carolina
William C. Cramer 1946U.S. representative from Florida
William T. Crawford Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
John Reeves Jones Daniel 1821 / Grad.U.S. representative from North Carolina
Susan Davis Grad.Social workU.S. representative from California
James C. Dobbin 1832U.S. representative from North Carolina and Secretary of the Navy
Richard Spaight Donnell 1839U.S. representative from North Carolina
Joseph Wilson Ervin 1921U.S. representative from North Carolina
Samuel James Ervin Jr. 1917U.S. representative and senator from North Carolina
Alonzo Dillard Folger 1912 / Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
John Hamlin Folger Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Daniel Munroe Forney 1808U.S. representative from North Carolina
Lawrence H. Fountain 1934 / Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Virginia Foxx 1968 / Grad.English / educationU.S. representative from North Carolina elected in 2004
Hannibal Lafayette Godwin Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Gwen Graham 1984U.S. representative from Florida
James Graham 1814U.S. representative from North Carolina
V. Lamar Gudger 1940 / Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
William C. Hammer Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Micajah Thomas Hawkins 1807U.S. representative from North Carolina
David N. Henderson Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
John S. Henderson 1865LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
John Hill 1816U.S. representative from North Carolina
Charles R. Jonas 1925 / Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Ben Jones Did not graduateFormer U.S. representative from Georgia and actor
Hamilton C. Jones 1906LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
William Carter Love 1806Former U.S. representative from North Carolina
Allard Lowenstein 1949Former U.S. representative from New York
Willie Person Mangum 1815 / Grad.U.S. representative from North Carolina
John Y. Mason 1816Former U.S. representative from Virginia; United States Attorney General; Secretary of the Navy
Mike McIntyre 1978 / Grad.Political science / lawFormer U.S. representative from North Carolina
Alex McMillan 1954HistoryFormer U.S. representative from North Carolina
Brad Miller 1975Former U.S. representative from North Carolina
Anderson Mitchell 1821 / Grad.Former U.S. representative from North Carolina
James Turner Morehead 1819U.S. representative from North Carolina
Mick Mulvaney GradLawU.S. representative from South Carolina
William H. Murfree U.S. representative from North Carolina
David Outlaw 1824U.S. representative from North Carolina
Ebenezer Pettigrew U.S. representative from North Carolina
David Price 1961Arts & sciencesU.S. representative from North Carolina
George M. Pritchard 1907U.S. representative from North Carolina
Abraham Rencher 1822 / Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Sion Hart Rogers 1846 / Grad.U.S. representative from North Carolina
Charlie Rose Grad.LawU.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
Richard Dobbs Spaight Jr 181519th-century governor of North Carolina; governor of Florida; 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 1831U.S. representative from Mississippi; Secretary of the Interior
William B. Umstead 1916Former governor of North Carolina; U.S. representative from North Carolina
Tim Valentine Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Alfred Moore Waddell U.S. representative from North Carolina
Hallett Sydney Ward Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Lindsay Carter Warren 1906 / Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Mel Watt 1967Business AdministrationFormer U.S. representative from North Carolina
Zebulon Weaver Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Edwin Y. Webb Grad.LawU.S. representative from North Carolina
Lewis Williams 1808 / Grad.U.S. representative from North Carolina
Warren Winslow 182719th-century governor of and U.S. representative from North Carolina
Bartlett Yancey U.S. representative from North Carolina

U.S. cabinet members and other executive officers

NameClassMajorNotability
Claude Allen 1982Political scienceDirector of the Domestic Policy Council for the George W. Bush administration
Melody Barnes 1986HistoryDirector of the Domestic Policy Council for the Obama administration
James Crawford Biggs 1893 / Grad.Philosophy / lawFormer Solicitor General of the United States
John Branch 1801Former 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 1832U.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.LawFormer White House counsel; former ambassador to the EU
Gordon Gray 1930 Secretary of the Army; National Security Advisor; president of the University of North Carolina
Kevin Martin 1989Political ScienceFormer chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
John Y. Mason 1816Former United States Attorney General and Secretary of the Navy
H. R. McMaster Grad.History National Security Advisor in the Trump administration [37]
Colin R. McMillan 1957GeologyFormer assistant Secretary of the Navy; nominee for Secretary of Defense
Kenneth Claiborne Royall 1914Former Secretary of War and Secretary of the Army
Jacob Thompson 1831U.S. representative from Mississippi; Secretary of the Interior

Federal judges

NameClassMajorNotability
Lance M. Africk 1973 / Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
James A. Beaty, Jr. Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
J. Spencer Bell Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Frank William Bullock, Jr. 1961 / Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Algernon Lee Butler Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Eric L. Clay 1969LawJudge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Robert Hardy Cleland Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Max O. Cogburn, Jr. 1973Political scienceJudge 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.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
James Carroll Fox 1950 / Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Donnell Gilliam 1909 / Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Leo M. Gordon 1973Judge of the United States Court of International Trade
Peter W. Hall 1971 / Grad.English / educationJudge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
David Ezekiel Henderson 1904Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Karen L. Henderson Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Truman McGill Hobbs 1942Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Algenon L. Marbley 1976Political scienceJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
John Young Mason 1816Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Harold Brent McKnight 1974 / Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
James Bryan McMillan 1937Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
James Ward Morris 1912Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
William Lindsay Osteen, Jr. 1983 / Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
William Lindsay Osteen, Sr. Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
John J. Parker 1907 / Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
James Dickson Phillips, Jr. Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
S. Jay Plager 1952Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Martin Karl Reidinger 1981 / Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
David B. Sentelle 1965 / Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Thomas Settle 1850Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
William Bostwick Sheppard 1881Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Lacy Thornburg 1952 / Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Richard Lesley Voorhees Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Wilson Warlick 1911 / Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
David Dortch Warriner 1951Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Frank DeArmon Whitney Grad.Law / businessJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
James A. Wynn, Jr. 1975JournalismJudge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Richard E. Myers II Grad.LawJudge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Law

NameClassMajorNotability
Thomas Samuel Ashe 1832Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court; U.S. representative from North Carolina
M.V. Barnhill Grad.lawFormer 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 1974Psychology Mayor of Honolulu; former Prosecuting Attorney of Honolulu
J. Phil Carlton Grad.LawFormer justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Walter Clark 1864Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Joseph J. Davis Grad.LawFormer justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court; U.S. representative from North Carolina
Walter E. Dellinger III 1963Political scienceFormer United States Solicitor General
William A. Devin Grad.LawFormer chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Robert P. Dick 1843Former 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.LawCurrent justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
James G. Exum 1957Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Stormie Forte 1993 / Grad.sociology, psychologyLawyer, First black woman and first openly LGBTQ woman to serve on the Raleigh City Council
Franklin Freeman Grad.LawFormer justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Henry E. Frye Grad.LawFormer chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court; first African American chief justice
Robin E. Hudson Grad.LawCurrent justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Robert N. Hunter, Jr. 1969 / Grad.History / lawFormer justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
J. Frank Huskins 1930 / Grad.LawFormer justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Barbara Jackson 1984 / Grad.Interdisciplinary studies / lawJustice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
James F. Lawrence Jr. 1941First Marine Corps lawyer to be promoted to brigadier general, Navy Cross recipient
Matthias Evans Manly 1824Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Steve Marshall 1987American studiesCurrent Attorney General of Alabama
Mark Martin Grad.LawCurrent chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
John Y. Mason 1816Former United States Attorney General and Secretary of the Navy
Burley Mitchell Grad.LawFormer chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Dan K. Moore 1927 / Grad.LawFormer governor of North Carolina, former justice of N.C. Supreme Court
Paul Martin Newby Grad.LawCurrent justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Mike Nifong 1978Law District attorney for Durham County, North Carolina; disbarred for his handling of the 2006 Duke University lacrosse case
Robert F. Orr 1968 / Grad.LawFormer justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Susan Owens Grad.LawCurrent justice of the Washington Supreme Court
Sarah Parker Grad.LawFormer chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
William B. Rodman 1836Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Aaron A. F. Seawell 1884Former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Susie Sharp Grad.LawFormer chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, first female chief justice
James E. Shepherd Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Reggie Shuford 1991LawExecutive Director, ACLU of Pennsylvania
Clive Stafford Smith Lawyer; founder of Reprieve
Walter P. Stacy 1908Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Patricia Timmons-Goodson 1976 / Grad.Speech / lawFormer justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Earl W. Vaughn 1950 / Grad.LawFormer 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 / lawFormer justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
J. Wallace Winborne Former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court

Religious leaders

NameClassMajorNotability
Clifton Daniel III 1969EducationEpiscopal bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania; former bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina
Thomas F. Davis 1822Episcopal bishop of South Carolina
Sam Dixon 1971Political scienceHead of the United Methodist Committee on Relief
William Mercer Green 1818Episcopal bishop of Mississippi
Reid Larkin Neilson GradReligious historyManaging director church history The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
James Hervey Otey 1820 / GradFirst Episcopal bishop of Tennessee
Lon Solomon 1971ChemistryMegachurch evangelist; former member of President's Committee on Intellectual Disabilities
John Shelby Spong 1952Arts & sciencesEpiscopal bishop and progressive theologian
Ruth Carter Stapleton Evangelist, sister of Jimmy Carter
G. Porter Taylor 1972EnglishEpiscopal bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina
Charles G. vonRosenberg 1969Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee
Ben Witherington III 1974EnglishUnited Methodist Church minister and New Testament scholar

Other

NameClassMajorNotability
James H. "Jim" Brown 1963Political scienceFormer Louisiana state senator; secretary of state; insurance commissioner; father of journalist Campbell Brown
Garry Conille Grad.Public healthFormer Prime Minister of Haiti
Walter H. Dalton 1971 / Grad.LawFormer Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Charles Dean 1972executed in Laos
Elizabeth Edwards 1971 / Grad.English / LawAttorney, author and wife of John Edwards
Thad A. Eure 1921LawNorth Carolina Secretary of State
Patricia Horoho 1982Nursing Surgeon General of the United States Army
Jonathan Howes GradCity & regional planningFormer Mayor of Chapel Hill; Former secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources [38]
Rashad Hussain 1999Philosophy / political scienceUnited States special envoy to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference
John Brennan Hussey 1955 Mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana
Karl Inderfurth 1968Political scienceFormer Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs; former U.S. representative for special political affairs to the United Nations
Perrin Jones Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives (2019–present)
Jim Jordan Grad.LawPolitical consultant
Moushira Khattab Grad.International relationsEgyptian politician and diplomat
Thomas Krajeski Grad.Russian literature U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain; former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen
Howard Nathaniel Lee Grad.Social workChairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education
Jack McLean Grad.African StudiesSecond African-American Mayor of Tallahassee
Mary J. Miller Grad.City and regional planning Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets
Paul V. Nolan Grad.Two year medical programMember Tennessee General Assembly, 1969-1970
Erica Payne 1991Radio, television and motion pictureFounder of the Agenda Project
Thomas J. Pearsall 1927LawSpeaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1947
Otto Reich 1966International studiesFormer ambassador to Venezuela
Matt Sherman 1994 / Grad.History/LawLongest serving U.S. government official to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Robert Sprague Grad.BusinessMember of the Ohio House of Representatives
Ivy Taylor Grad.City and regional planningMayor of San Antonio
Don Vaughan 1974former member of the North Carolina State Senate
Shari Villarosa 1972International studiesCurrent ambassador to Mauritius and to the Seychelles
Richard Vinroot 1963 / Grad.Business / lawMayor of Charlotte
Daniel Werfel Grad.LawActing commissioner of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service

Sciences

NameClassMajorNotability
Eben Alexander III 1975ChemistryNeurosurgeon and author
Richard Bohannon Grad.Physical TherapyPhysiotherapist, author, and professor
Francis Collins Grad.MedicineDirector of National Human Genome Project; director of National Institutes of Health (2009–present)
Kizzmekia Corbett Grad.Microbiology and ImmunologyViral immunologist at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH; key in developing the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine
Robert F. Furchgott 1937ChemistryChemist; Nobel Prize winner in 1998
Seymour Geisser Grad.StatisticsStatistician and DNA evidence expert
Ma Haide 1932Pre-medicineDoctor and public health official in China
Nancy Haigwood Grad.HIV/AIDS researcher; director of the Oregon National Primate Research Center
Howard T. Odum 1947ZoologyEcosystem ecologist
Tamara Sher Grad.PsychologyNIH researcher and IIT professor
Kevin R. Stone Grad.MedicineOrthopedic surgeon
Charles Tart Grad.PsychologyPsychologist
Thomas A. Wadden Grad.PsychologyClinical psychologist and educator

Sports

Baseball

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Matt Harvey
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Kyle Seager
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Andrew Miller
NameClassMajorNotability
Dustin Ackley Professional baseball player [39]
Russ Adams Professional baseball player
Daniel Bard 2006Professional baseball player [40]
Mike Fox [41] 1978Physical educationCollege baseball coach
Moonlight Graham Professional baseball player [42]
Adam Greenberg Professional baseball player [43]
Matt Harvey Professional baseball player [44]
Gary Hill Professional baseball player [45]
Chris Iannetta Professional baseball player
Michael Jordan 1986GeographyFormer professional baseball and basketball player; member of the Basketball Hall of Fame [46]
Mark Kingston [47] 1995CommunicationsProfessional baseball player, college baseball coach
Andrew Miller Professional baseball player [48]
Mike Morin Professional baseball player
Colin Moran professional baseball player [49]
R. C. Orlan Professional baseball player
Brian Roberts Transferred to USC Professional baseball player
Kyle Seager Professional baseball player [50]
Paul Shuey Professional baseball player
Kyle Snyder Professional baseball player
B.J. Surhoff Former professional baseball player
Trent Thornton Professional baseball player [51]
Walt Weiss Former professional baseball player
Brad Woodall Professional baseball player

Basketball players

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Harrison Barnes
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Billy Cunningham
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Vince Carter
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Tyler Hansbrough
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Michael Jordan
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Bob McAdoo
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Sam Perkins
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Charlie Scott
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Kenny Smith
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James Worthy
NameClassMajorNotability
Cole Anthony Professional basketball player [52]
Harrison Barnes Business administrationProfessional basketball player [53]
Dudley Bradley 1979Recreation administrationProfessional basketball player [54]
Joel Berry 2018exercise & sport scienceprofessional basketball player [55]
Nate Britt 2017Management & SocietyProfessional basketball player [56]
Pete Brennan 1958Industrial relationsProfessional basketball player
Larry Brown 1963HistoryCollege and professional basketball coach; member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
Tony Bradley Professional basketball player [57]
Steve Bucknall 1989Radio, television and motion pictureProfessional basketball player and coach
Reggie Bullock Professional basketball player [58]
Vince Carter 2001African-American studiesProfessional basketball player [59]
Pete Chilcutt 1991Industrial relations / psychologyProfessional basketball player
Ed Cota Professional basketball player [60]
Sylvia Crawley 1994Radio, television and motion pictureProfessional basketball player [61]
Billy Cunningham 1971HistoryProfessional basketball player and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame [62]
Brad Daugherty 1986Radio, television and motion pictureFormer professional basketball player and sportscaster [63]
Ed Davis Professional basketball player [64]
Hubert Davis 1992Criminal justiceProfessional basketball player [65]
Walter Davis 1988Recreation administrationProfessional basketball player
John Dillon 1948Professional basketball player
Wayne Ellington Professional basketball player [66]
Darrell Elston 1974HistoryProfessional basketball player
Cecil Exum 1984Professional basketball player [67]
Jalek Felton Attended; Later withdrewProfessional basketball player [68]
Raymond Felton Professional basketball player [69]
Phil Ford 1978Business administrationProfessional basketball player [70]
Joseph Forte Professional basketball player [71]
Rick Fox 1994Radio, television and motion pictureProfessional basketball player and actor [72]
George Glamack Professional basketball player
Danny Green 2009CommunicationsProfessional basketball player [73]
Tyler Hansbrough 2009CommunicationsProfessional basketball player [74]
Brendan Haywood 2001CommunicationsProfessional basketball player [75]
PJ Hairston Professional basketball player [76]
Cameron Johnson Professional basketball player [77]
John Henson Professional basketball player [78]
Antawn Jamison Professional basketball player [79]
Joel James 2016HistoryProfessional basketball player [80]
Brice Johnson 2016Exercise & Sport ScienceProfessional basketball player [81]
Justin Jackson Professional basketball player [82]
Bobby Jones 1974PsychologyProfessional basketball player [83]
Marion Jones Professional basketball player; former track and field athlete [84]
Michael Jordan 1986GeographyFormer professional baseball and basketball player; member of the Basketball Hall of Fame [85]
George Karl Professional basketball player and coach
Tommy Kearns 1958HistoryProfessional basketball player [86]
Mitch Kupchak 1976Political science / psychologyProfessional basketball player and general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers [87]
York Larese 1961SociologyProfessional basketball player and coach
Ivory Latta 2007Exercise / sports scienceProfessional basketball player
Ty Lawson Professional basketball player [88]
Nassir Little Professional basketball player [89]
George Lynch 1993African studiesProfessional basketball player [90]
Luke Maye 2019Business AdministrationProfessional basketball player [91]
Sean May 2009African-American studiesProfessional basketball player [92]
Bob McAdoo Professional basketball player and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame [93]
James Michael McAdoo professional basketball player [94]
Rashad McCants Professional basketball player [95]
Rashanda McCants 2009Professional basketball player [96]
Jeff McInnis Professional basketball player [97]
Horace McKinney 1948Professional basketball player and coach, college coach
Larry Miller 1968Business administrationProfessional basketball player
Kendall Marshall professional basketball player [98]
Doug Moe Professional basketball player and coach [99]
Eric Montross 1994Professional basketball player [100]
David Noel 2006African-American studiesProfessional basketball player [101]
Mike O'Koren 1980Professional basketball player
Ademola Okulaja 1999International studiesProfessional basketball player
Theo Pinson 2018communication studiesprofessional basketball player [102]
Sam Perkins 1984Radio, television and motion pictureProfessional basketball player [103]
Dave Popson 1987GeographyProfessional basketball player
J.R. Reid 1992Radio, television and motion pictureProfessional basketball player
Henrik Rödl 1993BiologyProfessional basketball player and coach [104]
Lennie Rosenbluth 1957Professional basketball player
Clifford Rozier Professional basketball player
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt Professional basketball player
Charlie Scott Professional basketball player [105]
Lee Shaffer 1960Business administrationProfessional basketball player
Charlotte Smith 1999SociologyProfessional basketball player
Kenny Smith Professional basketball player and basketball analyst [106]
Jerry Stackhouse 1999African-American studiesProfessional basketball player [107]
Coby White Professional basketball player [108]
Kenny Williams 2019exercise & sport scienceProfessional basketball player [109]
Rasheed Wallace Professional basketball player [110]
Marvin Williams 2014African-American studiesProfessional basketball player [111]
Scott Williams Professional basketball player
Shammond Williams Professional basketball player [112]
Joe Wolf 1987Industrial relationsProfessional basketball player
Al Wood 1988Recreation administrationProfessional basketball player
James Worthy 1985Recreation administrationProfessional basketball player and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame [113]
Brandan Wright Professional basketball player [114]
Tyler Zeller 2012Business administrationProfessional basketball player [115]
Marcus Paige 2016Journalism/HistoryProfessional basketball player
Kennedy Meeks 2017Communication StudiesProfessional basketball player
Isaiah Hicks 2017Exercise & sport scienceProfessional basketball player
J.P. Tokoto Professional basketball player for Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Premier League
Dexter Strickland professional basketball player
Leslie McDonald professional basketball player

Basketball coaches

NameClassMajorNotability
Larry Brown 1963HistoryCollege and professional basketball coach; member of the Basketball Hall of Fame [116]
Jason Capel 2002CommunicationsCollege basketball coach [117]
Scott Cherry 1993Business administrationCollege basketball coach
Billy Cunningham 1971HistoryProfessional basketball coach and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
Matt Doherty 1984Business administrationCollege basketball coach
Eddie Fogler 1970 / Grad.Mathematics / physical educationCollege basketball coach
George Karl Professional basketball player and coach
John Kuester 1977HealthProfessional and college coach
Jeff Lebo 1990Business administrationCollege basketball coach
Monk McDonald 1923 / Grad.MedicineCollege basketball player and coach
Wes Miller 2007Political scienceCollege basketball coach
Doug Moe Professional basketball player and coach
Mike O'Koren 1980Recreation administrationProfessional basketball player and coach
Buzz Peterson 1986GeographyCollege basketball coach
King Rice 1992Radio, television and motion pictureCollege basketball coach
Henrik Rödl 1993BiologyProfessional basketball player and coach
Tony Shaver 1976 / Grad.Business administration / educationCollege basketball coach
Roy Williams 1972 / Grad.EducationCollege basketball coach; member of the Basketball Hall of Fame; UNC men's coach since 2003 [118]

Football players

NameClassMajorNotability
Sam Aiken Professional football player
Ethan Albright Professional football player
Frank Aschenbrenner Professional football player
Matthew Baker Professional football player [119]
Connor Barth 2007Communications studiesProfessional football player
Harris Barton FinanceProfessional football player
Giovani Bernard Professional football player
Dré Bly Professional football player
Brian Bollinger Professional football player
Omar Brown Professional football player
Jonathan Cooper Professional football player
Quinton Coples Professional football player
Alge Crumpler Professional football player
Ronald Curry Professional football player
Paul Davis Professional football player
Dave Drechsler Professional football player
Darian Durant Professional football player
Greg Ellis Professional football player
Brooks Foster 2008Management & societyProfessional football player
Jeff Hayes Professional football player
William Henderson Professional football player
Nate Hobgood-Chittick Professional football player
Jesse Holley Professional football player
Mack Hollins Professional football player
James Hurst Professional football player
Charlie Justice Professional football player and member of the College Football Hall of Fame
Kivuusama Mays Professional football player
Don McCauley 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 [120]
Willie Parker Professional football player
Julius Peppers Professional football player [121]
Jeff Reed Professional football player
Dexter Reid Professional football player
Jeff Saturday Professional football player [122]
Brian Simmons Professional football player
Dave Simmons Professional football player
Lawrence Taylor Professional football player and member of the Football Hall of Fame [123]
Mitchell Trubisky professional football player [124]
David Thornton Professional football player
Art Weiner College Football Hall of Fame
Brennan Williams Professional football player
T. J. Yates Professional football player [125]

Football coaches

NameClassMajorNotability
Charlie Baggett College and professional football coach
Rod Broadway College football coach
Scot Dapp Grad.Physical educationCollege football coach
Jim Tatum 1939Business administrationCollege football coach
Kevin Wilson 1984 / Grad.Mathematics / physical educationCollege football coach

Golfers

NameClassMajorNotability
Donna Andrews 1989Business administrationProfessional golfer [126]
Raymond Floyd Professional golfer
Meaghan Francella 2005CommunicationsProfessional golfer [127]
Casey Grice Professional golfer
Cathy Johnston Professional golfer
Davis Love III Professional golfer
Ashley Prange Professional golfer
Harvie Ward 1951EconomicsAmateur golfer
Mark Wilson 1997MathematicsProfessional golfer

Soccer

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NameClassMajorNotability
Ryan Adeleye 2008 Israeli-American professional soccer player
Yael Averbuch 2008PsychologyU.S. Women's National Team soccer player [128]
Gregg Berhalter Professional soccer player
Chris Carrieri Professional soccer player
Lori Chalupny 2006U.S. Women's National Team soccer player
Matt Crawford 2003BiologyProfessional soccer player [129]
Crystal Dunn 2013SociologyU.S Women's National Team soccer player [130]
Whitney Engen 2010U.S Women's National Team soccer player
Lorrie Fair U.S Women's National Team soccer player
Michael Farfan Professional soccer player
Robyn Gayle 2008Canada Women's National Team soccer player
Jordan Graye 2010Professional soccer player
Mia Hamm 1993Political scienceU.S Women's National Team soccer player [131]
Ashlyn Harris 2009CommunicationsU.S. Women's National Team soccer player
Tobin Heath 2010CommunicationsU.S. Women's National Team soccer player
April Heinrichs 1986Radio, television and motion pictureU.S Women's National Team soccer player
Meghan Klingenberg 2011U.S. Women's National Team soccer player
Chris Leitch Professional soccer player
Eric Lichaj Professional soccer player
Kristine Lilly 1992U.S. Women's National Team soccer player
Allie Long 2009U.S. Women's National Team Soccer player [132]
Kealia Ohai 2013Professional soccer player
Heather O'Reilly 2006U.S. Women's National Team soccer player
Cindy Parlow Cone U.S. Women's National Team soccer player; soccer coach
Logan Pause 2007EconomicsProfessional soccer player
Eddie Pope Professional soccer player
Eddie Robinson Professional soccer player
David Stokes 2009CommunicationsProfessional soccer player
Carey Talley Professional soccer player
Lindsay Tarpley 2005U.S. Women's National Team soccer player
David Testo 2009Management & societyProfessional soccer player
Nikki Washington 2011CommunicationsProfessional soccer player
Cat Whitehill 2003United States Women's National Team soccer player
Sheanon Williams Professional soccer player
Kerry Zavagnin 2000Exercise & sports scienceProfessional soccer player

Sports administrators

NameClassMajorNotability
James Delany 1970 / Grad.Political science / lawCommissioner of the Big Ten
Rick Hart 1994Physical education, health and sport scienceAthletic Director at Southern Methodist University
Mike Hill 1990Athletic Director at UNC Charlotte
Mitch Kupchak 1976Political science / psychologyProfessional basketball player and general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers
Ryan McDonough 2002JournalismGeneral manager of the Phoenix Suns
Danny Morrison Grad.Education administration & supervisionPresident of the Carolina Panthers
John Swofford 1971PsychologyCommissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference [133]
Norwood Teague 1988Political scienceFormer athletic director at the University of Minnesota
Malcolm Turner BusinessAthletic Director at Vanderbilt University
Travis Tygart 1993PhilosophyCEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency
Donnie Walsh 1962 / Grad.Political science / lawFormer president of New York Knicks, former CEO of Indiana Pacers

Track and field

NameClassMajorNotability
Jim Beatty First person to run a four-minute mile indoors
LaTasha Colander 1998CommunicationsFormer track and field athlete
Dominic Demeritte 1999EconomicsFormer track and field athlete
Vikas Gowda 2006Gold 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 [134]
Earl Owens Professional runner and triathlete
Alice Schmidt 2004Middle-distance runner
Ola Sesay 2001Long jumper
Tony Waldrop 1974 / Grad.Political science / physiologyGold medalist, 1975 Pan American Games in the 1500 meter; president of the University of South Alabama
Samuel Bryan 2010Steeplechase

Other sports

NameClassMajorNotability
Rachel Dawson 2007Field hockey [135]
Katelyn Falgowski 2011Field hockey
Shalane Flanagan 2004Distance runner
John Friedberg 1984Olympic fencer; NCAA champion
Rob Koll 1989SpeechCollege wrestling coach
Jamie Loeb Sports administrationNCAA singles champion; Professional tennis player
Sanaz Marand 2010PsychologyProfessional 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 1949Tennis player, International Tennis Hall of Fame
Amy Swensen 2002Field hockey
Peter Warfield 1971Rugby player; England national team
Cindy Werley U.S. Olympic field hockey player

Miscellaneous

NameClassMajorNotability
Robert D. Atkinson Grad.City and regional planningPresident of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Rye Barcott 2001Peace, war, and defenseFounder of Carolina for Kibera
Caleb Bradham 1890Pharmacist and inventor of Pepsi-Cola
Charles E. Brady, Jr. 1971Pre-medicine Astronaut
Eve Carson 2008Biology and political scienceStudent Body President; murdered in 2008
Hinton James 1798Arts & sciences
Jerry M. Linenger Grad.Public healthAstronaut
Julia Compton Moore 1950Wife of Hal Moore
Charles Moose 1975HistoryFormer police chief of Montgomery County, Maryland; investigated Beltway snipers in 2002
Johnston Pettigrew 1847Arts & sciencesConfederate General in the American Civil War who participated in Pickett's Charge
Jonathan Reckford Political scienceCEO of Habitat for Humanity International
Hunter Scott 2007Economics / physicsResearcher on history of USS Indianapolis
William E. Thornton 1952 / Grad.Physics / medicine
George D. Webster 1940 / Grad.Arts & sciencesBrigadier general in the Marine Corps

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The North Carolina Tar Heels football team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the sport of American football. The Tar Heels play in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

North Carolina Tar Heels mens basketball

The North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball program is the intercollegiate men's basketball team of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have won seven men's basketball national championships. North Carolina's six NCAA Tournament Championships are third-most all-time, behind UCLA (11) and Kentucky (8). UNC has also won 18 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament titles, 32 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles, and an Atlantic Coast Conference record 21 outright regular season championships. The program has produced many notable players who went on to play in the NBA, including four of ESPN's top 74 players of all-time: Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Vince Carter, and Bob McAdoo. Many Tar Heel assistant coaches and players have gone on to become head coaches elsewhere.

Mike Fox is an American retired college baseball coach. Fox was the North Carolina head baseball coach for 22 seasons and is considered one of the school's most successful coaches, having led the Tar Heels to seven College World Series appearances, including four consecutive from 2006 to 2009. Over his 37-year head coaching career, he compiled a 1,487–547–5 record. Fox was named to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.

Monrovie Jones Angell IV, known professionally as Jones Angell, is the current “Voice of the Tar Heels,” the play-by-play radio announcer for the North Carolina Tar Heels football and men’s basketball programs.

The 2003–04 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2003–04 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Roy Williams. No team captains were selected for this season, the first, and so far, only time this has happened in program history. The team played its home games in the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Alessia Mia Teresa Russo is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United in the FA Women's Super League and the England national team.

The 2002–03 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2002–03 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Matt Doherty. The team captains for this season were Jonathan Holmes and Will Johnson. The team played its home games in the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The 2001–02 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2001–02 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Matt Doherty. The team captains for this season were Jason Capel and Kris Lang. The team played its home games in the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The 2000–01 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2000–01 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Matt Doherty. The team captain for this season was Brendan Haywood. The team played its home games in the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

William Blumberg is an American tennis player currently playing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Blumberg made his Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2017 US Open after receiving a wild card for the doubles main draw with Spencer Papa.

2018 North Carolina Tar Heels mens soccer team

The 2018 North Carolina Tar Heels men's soccer team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2018 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. It was the 72nd season of the university fielding a program.

2018–19 North Carolina Tar Heels mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2018–19 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Roy Williams, who was in his 16th season as UNC's head men's basketball coach. The Tar Heels played their home games at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 29–7, 16–2 in ACC play to finish tied for the regular season conference championship with Virginia. As the No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament, they advanced to the semifinals before ultimately losing to Duke. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region, where they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen before losing to Auburn.

Robert Suiter Woodard is an American baseball coach and former pitcher. He is the head baseball coach at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Woodard played college baseball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2004 to 2007 for coach Mike Fox and in Minor League Baseball (MiLB) for three seasons from 2007 to 2009.

2020 North Carolina Tar Heels football team American college football season

The 2020 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tar Heels were led by head coach Mack Brown, in the second season of his second stint at UNC and his 12th overall season. The team played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium and competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

2020–21 North Carolina Tar Heels mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2020–21 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach is Roy Williams, who will be in his 18th season as UNC's head men's basketball coach. The Tar Heels play their home games at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Dorrance Field

Dorrance Field is the on-campus soccer and lacrosse stadium at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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