15 Notable alumni of
Carson-Newman University

Carson-Newman University is 2465th in the world, 833rd in North America, and 788th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 15 notable alumni from Carson-Newman University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Michael Eric Dyson

    Michael Eric Dyson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    biographerhistorian
    Biography

    Michael Eric Dyson is an American academic, author, ordained minister, and radio host. He is a professor in the College of Arts and Science and in the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University. Described by Michael A. Fletcher as "a Princeton Ph.D. and a child of the streets who takes pains never to separate the two", Dyson has authored or edited more than twenty books dealing with subjects such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Marvin Gaye, Barack Obama, Nas's debut album Illmatic, Bill Cosby, Tupac Shakur and Hurricane Katrina.

  2. Shonie Carter

    Shonie Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    judokakaratekakickboxermixed martial arts fighter
    Biography

    Mearion Shonie Bickhem III, better known as Shonie Carter, is an American mixed martial artist. He is a former WEC Welterweight Champion, a UFC veteran, and a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show. He has also competed in Pancrase, Shooto, King of the Cage, M-1 Global, KSW, and Bellator. He is known for his flashy dress, colorful vocabulary, outlandish personality and use of the spinning backfist in competition.

  3. Sylvia Hatchell

    Sylvia Hatchell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Sylvia Rhyne Hatchell is a former American women's basketball coach, who last coached for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was the fifth with the most career wins in NCAA women's basketball history, behind former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer, and UConn coach Geno Auriemma. She competed with USA Basketball as the head coach of the 1994 Jones Cup Team that won the gold in Taipei. Hatchell was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.

  4. Ben W. Hooper

    Ben W. Hooper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1870-1957 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Ben Walter Hooper, was an American politician who served two terms as the 31st governor of Tennessee from 1911 to 1915. Elected as a Fusionist candidate, he was one of just three Republicans to hold the office from the end of Reconstruction to the last quarter of the 20th century. His success was due to divisions in the state Democratic Party over prohibition; he received support from some of the party. During his two terms, Hooper signed several prohibition laws, enacted a measure requiring mandatory school attendance, and signed a law requiring direct pay for women workers.

  5. Chris Marion

    Chris Marion
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    musiciancomposer
    Biography

    Chris Marion is an American musician best known as a member of the Little River Band and for his contribution to the rock music and gospel music industries. Born in Belton, Texas, and growing up in rural Virginia, Marion started his musical career as a pianist for his traveling family gospel group. He started taking piano lessons at age four and continued classical training on piano, trombone, and voice through college.

  6. B. Carroll Reece

    B. Carroll Reece
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1889-1961 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Brazilla Carroll Reece was an American Republican Party politician from Tennessee. He represented eastern Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives for all but six years from 1921 to 1961 and served as the Chair of the Republican National Committee from 1946 to 1948. A conservative derided by intraparty moderates as an "Old Guard reactionary," he led the party's Old Right wing alongside Robert A. Taft in crusading against interventionism, communism, and the liberal policies pursued by the Roosevelt and Truman administrations.

  7. Christie Murray

    Christie Murray
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Christie Murray is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder or striker and captains Birmingham City in the FA WSL. She has also played for Arsenal, Bristol Academy, and Doncaster Rovers Belles of the FA WSL, as well as Celtic and Glasgow City of the Scottish Women's Premier League. Since making her debut in 2010, Murray has won over 70 caps for the Scotland national team.

  8. Aslyn

    Aslyn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    singerpianistsinger-songwritercomposer
    Biography

    Heather "Aslyn" Mitchell Nash is an American pop singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. She released two full-length albums, Lemon Love and The Dandelion Sessions, as well as a 4-disc EP. She is also the sister of three members of the band Georgia.

  9. Herbert S. Walters

    Herbert S. Walters
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1891-1973 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Herbert Sanford Walters was a Democratic United States Senator from Tennessee from 1963 to 1964.

  10. Millard F. Caldwell

    Millard F. Caldwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1897-1984 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Millard Fillmore Caldwell was an American politician, lawyer, and jurist. He was the 29th governor of Florida (1945–1949) and served in all three branches of government at various times in his life, including as a U.S. representative and Florida Supreme Court justice.

  11. John Q. Tilson

    John Q. Tilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1866-1958 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    John Quillin Tilson was an American politician. A Republican, he represented Connecticut in the United States House of Representatives for almost 22 years and was House Majority leader for 6 years.

  12. Doug Overbey

    Doug Overbey
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Doug Overbey is an American lawyer and former politician who served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee from 2017 to 2021. Prior to becoming the U.S. Attorney, he represented District 2 in the Tennessee Senate as a Republican from 2009 to 2017. Overbey was chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee and vice-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. He is a senior partner and co-founder of the Robertson Overbey law firm and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee College of Law. Prior to becoming a state senator, Overbey served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008. On February 8, 2021, he along with 55 other Trump-era attorneys were asked to resign.

  13. Helen Timmons Henderson

    Helen Timmons Henderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1877-1925 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    politicianschool teacher
    Biography

    Helen Timmons Henderson was a schoolteacher and politician from Virginia. She was the first woman ever to be nominated for the Virginia House of Delegates; with Sarah Lee Fain, in 1923, she was one of the first two women elected to that body, and to the Virginia General Assembly as a whole.

  14. Pryor McElveen

    Pryor McElveen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1881-1951 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Pryor Mynatt "Humpy" McElveen, was a professional baseball player and coach. McElveen played third base for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1909 to 1911. He attended Carson–Newman College. A native of Johnson City, Tennessee, he was team captain of the 1908 Southern Association champion Nashville Vols, and was a personal friend of sportswriter Fred Russell. He coached at his alma mater Carson–Newman.

  15. Ryan Williams

    Ryan Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ryan Williams is an American politician and a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing District 42 since January 2011. In 2016, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Republican Caucus Chairman.