42 Notable alumni of
College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is 1047th in the world, 386th in North America, and 364th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 42 notable alumni from the College of Charleston sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Matt Czuchry

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    Matt Czuchry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Matthew Charles Czuchry is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Logan Huntzberger on The WB television series Gilmore Girls (2005–2007) and Cary Agos on the CBS television drama The Good Wife (2009–2016). Since 2018, he has starred as Conrad Hawkins on the Fox medical drama series The Resident.

  2. Thomas Gibson

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    Thomas Gibson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Thomas Ellis Gibson is an American actor and director. He portrayed Daniel Nyland in the CBS television series Chicago Hope (1994–2000), Greg Montgomery in the ABC television series Dharma & Greg (1997–2002) and Aaron Hotchner in the CBS television series Criminal Minds (2005–2016).

  3. Orlando Jones

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    Orlando Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    stand-up comedianactorfilm producertelevision producersinger
    Biography

    Orlando Jones is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for being one of the original cast members of the sketch comedy series MADtv, for his role as the 7 Up spokesman from 1999 to 2002, and for his role as the African god Anansi on Starz's American Gods.

  4. John C. Frémont

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    John C. Frémont
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1813-1890 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politicianexplorermilitary officerbotanistengineer
    Biography

    John Charles Frémont or Fremont was an explorer of the Western United States, military officer, and politician. He was a U.S. Senator from California, and in 1856 was the first Republican nominee for President of the United States. A native of Georgia, he was an opponent of slavery and participated in Native American genocide, most notably the California genocide.

  5. Brett Gardner

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    Brett Gardner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    professional baseball playerbaseball player
    Biography

    Brett Michael Gardner is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Gardner made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 2008 and was a part of the Yankees' 2009 World Series championship team over the Philadelphia Phillies. He was named an All-Star in 2015 and won a Gold Glove Award in 2016.

  6. Madeleine Westerhout

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    Madeleine Westerhout
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    political adviserpersonal assistant
    Biography

    Madeleine Elise Westerhout is the former Director of Oval Office Operations at the White House from February to August 2019. Prior to that, from 2017 to 2019, she served as the Personal Secretary to U.S. President Donald Trump. She was fired on August 29, 2019 after Trump learned she had shared details of the Trump family and Oval Office operations with reporters during an off the record dinner earlier that month.

  7. Casey DeSantis

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    Casey DeSantis
    Born in
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    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    television presenter
    Biography

    Jill Casey DeSantis is a former American news and television show host who is the first lady of Florida. DeSantis lives with her husband and three young children in the Florida Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee, Florida.

  8. Andrew Goudelock

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    Andrew Goudelock
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Andrew Darius Goudelock is an American professional basketball player for RETAbet Bilbao Basket of the Liga ACB. Standing at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), he plays the shooting guard position. He played college basketball for the Charleston Cougars and was named the Southern Conference Player of the Year in 2011.

  9. Joe Cunningham

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    Joe Cunningham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joseph Kendrick Cunningham is an American politician, lawyer, and former engineer who served as the U.S. Representative from South Carolina's 1st congressional district from 2019 to 2021. The district includes much of South Carolina's share of the Atlantic Coast, from Charleston to Hilton Head Island.

  10. Lu Parker

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    Lu Parker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    journalistmodelbeauty pageant contestantteacher
    Biography

    Frances Louise "Lu" Parker is an American journalist, Miss USA 1994 winner, animal rights advocate, and motivational speaker.

  11. Arthur Ravenel, Jr

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    Arthur Ravenel, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-.. (age 94)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Arthur Ravenel Jr. is a businessman and a Republican politician from Charleston, South Carolina.

  12. Tiffany Grant

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    Tiffany Grant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    voice actortelevision actorfilm actorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Tiffany Lynn Grant is an American voice actress and script writer who is known for her English-dubbing work for ADV Films on such anime films and television series as Neon Genesis Evangelion, in which she voiced the character Asuka Langley Soryu.

  13. Dontaye Draper

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    Dontaye Draper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Dontaye Dominic Draper is an American-Croatian former professional basketball player who last played for Real Betis Energía Plus of the Liga ACB. Standing at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), he played at the point guard position.

  14. Anthony Johnson

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    Anthony Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Anthony Mark Johnson is an American former professional basketball player who last played with the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m), he played the point guard position. He found success in pro basketball, becoming the first NBA D-League player to participate in an NBA Finals. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Johnson played college basketball at the College of Charleston and was drafted in the NBA in 1997.

  15. Robert Mills

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    Robert Mills
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1781-1855 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    architectengineer
    Biography

    Robert Mills, a South Carolina architect known for designing both the first Washington Monument, located in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as the better known monument to the first president in the nation's capital, Washington, DC. He is sometimes said to be the first native-born American to be professionally trained as an architect. Charles Bulfinch of Boston perhaps has a clearer claim to this honor.

  16. Heath Hembree

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    Heath Hembree
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Richard Heath Hembree, nicknamed Heater, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). Listed at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and 220 pounds (100 kg), Hembree throws and bats right-handed. He made his MLB debut with the San Francisco Giants in 2013 and has also played for the Boston Red Sox from 2014 to 2020 and the Philadelphia Phillies in 2020.

  17. Tabetha S. Boyajian

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    Tabetha S. Boyajian
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in the College of Charleston
    1998-2003 graduated with Bachelor of Science in physics
    Occupations
    astronomer
    Biography

    Tabetha "Tabby" Suzanne Boyajian is an American astronomer of Armenian descent and astrophysicist on faculty at Louisiana State University. She was a post-doctoral fellow 2012–16 at Yale University, working with Debra Fischer. Boyajian is active in the astronomical fields of stellar interferometry, stellar spectroscopy, exoplanet research, and high angular resolution astronomy, all particularly at optical and infrared wavelengths. She was the lead author of the September 2015 paper "Where's the Flux?", which investigated the highly unusual light curve of KIC 8462852; the star is colloquially known as Tabby's Star in her honor.

  18. James B. Edwards

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    James B. Edwards
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2014 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politiciandentist
    Biography

    James Burrows Edwards was an American politician and administrator from South Carolina. He was the first Republican to be elected governor of South Carolina since the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era in the 1870s. He later served as the U.S. Secretary of Energy under Ronald Reagan.

  19. William Porcher Miles

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    William Porcher Miles
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1822-1899 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    William Porcher Miles was among the ardent states' rights advocates, supporters of slavery, and Southern secessionists who came to be known as the "Fire-Eaters." He is notable for having designed the most popular variant of the Confederate flag, originally rejected as the national flag in 1861 but adopted as a battle flag by the Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee before it was reincorporated.

  20. Lucius Mendel Rivers

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    Lucius Mendel Rivers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1905-1970 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lucius Mendel Rivers was a Democratic U.S. Representative from South Carolina, representing the Charleston-based 1st congressional district for nearly 30 years. He was chairman of the House Armed Services Committee as the U.S. escalated its involvement in the Vietnam War.

  21. Nafees Bin Zafar

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    Nafees Bin Zafar
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    software engineer
    Biography

    Nafees Bin Zafar is a visual effects and computer graphics software engineer of Bangladeshi origin based in Los Angeles, USA. Zafar currently works as Principal Engineer at animation studio DreamWorks Animation. In 2008, Zafar received an Academy Scientific and Technical Award thus becoming the first person of Bangladeshi origin to win an Academy Award. In 2015, he won a Technical Achievement Award.

  22. Glenn F. McConnell

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    Glenn F. McConnell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Glenn Fant McConnell is an American politician from South Carolina. He was a member of the South Carolina Senate, representing the 41st District from 1981 to March 13, 2012. He ascended to the office of lieutenant governor on March 13, 2012 because he was the Senate President Pro Tempore. He served as the 89th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina until June 18, 2014. The office of lieutenant governor had become vacant because of the resignation of Ken Ard on March 9, 2012 due to his indictment by a state Grand Jury for ethics violations.

  23. Elixabete Sarasola

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    Elixabete Sarasola
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Elixabete "Eli" Sarasola Nieto is a Spanish former footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for PSV of the Eredivisie Vrouwen.

  24. Frank Blair

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    Frank Blair
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1915-1995 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Frank S. Blair Jr. was a broadcast journalist for NBC News, perhaps best known for being the news anchor on the Today program from 1953 to 1975.

  25. Burnet Rhett Maybank

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    Burnet Rhett Maybank
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1899-1954 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Burnet Rhett Maybank was a US senator, the 99th governor of South Carolina, and mayor of Charleston, South Carolina. He was the first governor from Charleston since the Civil War and one of only twenty people in United States history to have been elected mayor, governor, and United States senator. During his tenure in the Senate, Maybank was a powerful ally of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His unexpected death on September 1, 1954, from a heart attack, led to Strom Thurmond being elected senator.

  26. Joe Chealey

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    Joe Chealey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Joseph Emmanuel Chealey is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for College of Charleston. He was born in Orlando, Florida where he grew up and went to Apopka High School.

  27. Andy Craven

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    Andy Craven
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Andrew Murray Craven is an American soccer player.

  28. Grant Riller

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    Grant Riller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1997-.. (age 24)
    Enrolled in the College of Charleston
    Studied sociology
    Occupations
    athletebasketball player
    Biography

    Grant Lucas Riller is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the College of Charleston Cougars.

  29. Antwaine Wiggins

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    Antwaine Wiggins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Antwaine Jermaine Wiggins is an American professional basketball player who last played for PAOK of the Greek Basket League. He is a multi-position player. His extreme athleticism, versatility and length allows him to play shooting guard, small forward or power forward. After four successful years at Charleston, Wiggins entered the 2012 NBA draft but was not selected in the draft's two rounds.

  30. Bruce Howe Hendricks

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    Bruce Howe Hendricks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Bruce Howe Hendricks /bruːsi/ is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and former United States Magistrate Judge of the same court.

  31. Thomas F. Hartnett

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    Thomas F. Hartnett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Thomas Forbes "Tommy" Hartnett is a former U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

  32. Josephine Pinckney

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    Josephine Pinckney
    Years
    1895-1957 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    novelistpoetwriter
    Biography

    Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney was a novelist and poet in the literary revival of the American South after World War I. Her first best-selling novel was the social comedy, Three O'clock Dinner (1945).

  33. Joanna Klatten

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    Joanna Klatten
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Joanna Klatten is a French professional golfer.

  34. Christie Benet

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    Christie Benet
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1879-1951 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerAmerican football player
    Biography

    William Christie Benet Jr. was a Democratic Party politician who briefly represented the state of South Carolina in the United States Senate in 1918.

  35. Vic Rawl

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    Vic Rawl
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    A. Victor Rawl is an American politician, attorney, and jurist serving as a member of the Charleston County council in Charleston, South Carolina. Rawl was a candidate for 2010 United States Senate election in South Carolina. He lost the Democratic primary to Alvin Greene in a surprise upset and unsuccessfully protested the outcome of the race.

  36. Shawn Ferguson

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    Shawn Ferguson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Shawn Ferguson is a retired American soccer player who formerly played for Charleston Battery in the United Soccer League.

  37. John M. MacDougal

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    John M. MacDougal
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    botanistcurator
    Biography

    John Mochrie MacDougal is an American botanist, noted for his work on the taxonomy of passion flowers, having discovered several new species.

  38. Samuel Dibble

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    Samuel Dibble
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1837-1913 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Samuel Dibble was a lawyer, educator and U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

  39. Jerry G. Melvin

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    Jerry G. Melvin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-2020 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jarrett Green "Jerry" Melvin was an American politician in the state of Florida.

  40. W. Turner Logan

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    W. Turner Logan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1874-1941 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    William Turner Logan was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

  41. Megan Manthey

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    Megan Manthey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Megan Manthey is a professional American soccer midfielder who has played for the Seattle Sounders Women of the United Soccer Leagues W-League among other teams in Europe, most recently Stjarnan, Iceland.

  42. Lionel K. Legge

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    Lionel K. Legge
    Years
    1889-1970 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Lionel K. Legge was an associate justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. Justice Legge and his wife, Dorothy Haskell Porcher Legge, undertook the first restoration of Charleston's historic Rainbow Row homes in the 1930s and made 99-101 East Bay Street their home. He is buried at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.