10 Notable alumni of
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

The Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is 2183rd in the world, 738th in North America, and 695th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 10 notable alumni from the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Bayard Rustin

    Bayard Rustin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-1987 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    trade unionistcivil rights advocatepoliticianLGBTQI+ rights activist
    Biography

    Bayard Rustin was an African American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights.

  2. Jim Vance

    Jim Vance
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-2017 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    James Howard Vance III was an American television news presenter in Washington, D.C.

  3. Robert Woodson

    Robert Woodson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    social worker
    Biography

    Robert Leon Woodson Sr. is an American civil rights activist, community development leader, author, and founder and president of the Woodson Center. The Woodson Center is a non-profit research and demonstration organization that supports neighborhood-based initiatives to revitalize low-income communities.

  4. Octavius Catto

    Octavius Catto
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1839-1871 (aged 32)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Octavius Valentine Catto was an educator, intellectual, and civil rights activist in Philadelphia. He became principal of male students at the Institute for Colored Youth, where he had also been educated. Born free in Charleston, South Carolina, in a prominent mixed-race family, he moved north as a boy with his family. He became educated and served as a teacher, becoming active in civil rights. He also became known as a top cricket and baseball player in 19th-century Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Republican, he was shot and killed in election-day violence in Philadelphia, where ethnic Irish of the Democratic Party, which was anti-Reconstruction and had opposed black suffrage, attacked black men to prevent their voting for Republican candidates.

  5. Julian Abele

    Julian Abele
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1881-1950 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Julian Francis Abele was a prominent American architect, and chief designer in the offices of Horace Trumbauer. He contributed to the design of more than 400 buildings, including the Widener Memorial Library at Harvard University (1912–15), Philadelphia's Central Library (1917–27), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1914–28). He was the primary designer of the west campus of Duke University (1924–54).

  6. Pedro Rivera

    Pedro Rivera
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Pedro Rivera is the former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, having been nominated by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and confirmed in June 2015. Previously, he served as superintendent of the School District of Lancaster. Starting October 1, 2020, he began a new role as President of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. A Philadelphia native, Rivera spent 13 years at the School District of Philadelphia before accepting the Lancaster position in 2008. During his tenure, Lancaster saw improved graduation rates, better reading proficiency scores and a growth in financial reserve funds. Rivera has been recognized by The Washington Post and the White House for his academic achievements.

  7. Rebecca Cole

    Rebecca Cole
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1846-1922 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Rebecca J. Cole was an American physician, organization founder and social reformer. In 1867, she became the second African-American woman to become a doctor in the United States, after Rebecca Lee Crumpler three years earlier.

  8. Ronald S. Coleman

    Ronald S. Coleman
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Ronald S. Coleman is a former United States Marine Corps officer. Coleman, advanced in rank to lieutenant general on October 27, 2006, became the second African-American in the Marine Corps to reach the 3-star rank.

  9. Thaddeus Kirkland

    Thaddeus Kirkland
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Thaddeus Kirkland is an American politician from Pennsylvania who has served as mayor of Chester, Pennsylvania, since 2016. He served as a Democratic member of the 159th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District from 1993 to 2016.

  10. Levy Lee Simon

    Levy Lee Simon
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Levy Lee Simon is an American playwright, actor, director and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his trilogy about the struggle for Haitian independence, For the Love of Freedom.