76 Notable alumni of
East Carolina University

East Carolina University is 664th in the world, 249th in North America, and 230th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 76 notable alumni from East Carolina University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Sandra Bullock

    Sandra Bullock
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorrestaurateurscreenwritertelevision actor
    Biography

    Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer. She has received various awards and nominations, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, She was the world's highest-paid actress in 2010 and 2014. In 2010, she was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world.

  2. Vince McMahon

    Vince McMahon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in East Carolina University
    In 1968 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in marketing
    Occupations
    entrepreneurpromoterring announcerprofessional wrestlercommentator
    Biography

    Vincent Kennedy McMahon is an American businessman, media proprietor and professional wrestling executive. He is the executive chairman of WWE, the world's largest professional wrestling company, having previously served as its chairman, CEO and controlling shareholder for 40 years. He is also the founder and owner of Alpha Entertainment, which he established in 2017 to oversee the 2020 revival of the XFL American football league.

  3. MrBeast

    MrBeast
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1998-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    philanthropistYouTuberInternet celebrity
    Biography

    Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, is an American YouTuber and philanthropist. He is credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that centers on expensive stunts. With over 130 million subscribers as of January 2023, his main YouTube channel ranks as the fourth-most-subscribed on the platform, with some considering him to be the most-subscribed channel whose owner is an individual.

  4. Linda McMahon

    Linda McMahon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurpoliticianexecutive
    Biography

    Linda Marie McMahon is an American political executive, business executive, and performer. She served as the 25th administrator of the Small Business Administration from 2017 to 2019.

  5. Emily Procter

    Emily Procter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in East Carolina University
    Studied dance and journalism
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractor
    Biography

    Emily Mallory Procter is an American actress and activist. She played Ainsley Hayes in the NBC political drama The West Wing (2000–2002; 2006) and Det. Calleigh Duquesne in the CBS police procedural drama CSI: Miami (2002–2012).

  6. Summer Rae

    Summer Rae
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlermodelactor
    Biography

    Danielle Louise Moinet is an American professional wrestler, model, actress, ring announcer, and former American football player. She is currently signed to WWE, where she performs under the ring name Summer Rae. Moinet was a main cast member on the reality show Total Divas during its second and third seasons. Before joining WWE, she played with the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League.

  7. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Christopher Duan Johnson is an American former football running back. Born in Orlando, Florida, Johnson emerged as a senior for East Carolina University where he broke out for 2,960 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft, after running a then-record breaking 4.24 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

  8. Philip DeFranco

    Philip DeFranco
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    YouTuberbusinesspersonvideo bloggertelevision producer
    Biography

    Philip James DeFranco, commonly known by his online nickname PhillyD, and formerly known as sxephil, is an American media host and YouTube personality. He is best known for The Philip DeFranco Show, a news commentary show centered on current events in politics and pop culture.

  9. Beth Grant

    Beth Grant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorvoice actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Beth Grant is an American character actress. Between 2012 and 2017, she was a series regular on the television comedy The Mindy Project in the role of Beverly Janoszewski. She is also known for her role as Gracie Leigh in the CBS post-apocalyptic drama Jericho and as Marianne Marie Beetle in Wonderfalls. She has also appeared on Pushing Daisies, and Mockingbird Lane.

  10. Kevin Williamson

    Kevin Williamson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    showrunnerfilm directortelevision actoractortelevision producer
    Biography

    Kevin Meade Williamson is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He is known for developing and writing the screenplay for slasher film Scream (1996)—which launched the Scream franchise—along with those for Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 4 (2011). He is also known for creating the WB teen drama series Dawson's Creek (1998–2003), the CW supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017), the Fox crime thriller series The Following (2013–2015), the CBS crime drama series Stalker (2014–2015), and the CBS All Access thriller series Tell Me a Story (2018–2020).

  11. Ali Hillis

    Ali Hillis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    television actorvoice actoractorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    Ali Hillis is an American actress who has appeared in television and film, and voices a number of characters in video games. She is best known for her video game work as Dr. Liara T'Soni in the Mass Effect trilogy, Lightning in the Final Fantasy XIII series, and Palutena in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

  12. LaShawn Merritt

    LaShawn Merritt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    athletics competitorsprinter
    Biography

    LaShawn Merritt is an American track and field athlete who competes in sprinting events, specializing in the 400 metres. He is a former Olympic champion over the distance and his personal best of 43.65 seconds makes him the ninth fastest of all time.

  13. Scott Avett

    Scott Avett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Scott Yancey Avett is one of the lead singers and founding members of the folk-rock band, The Avett Brothers. Avett primarily plays the banjo but also plays harmonica, drums, piano, acoustic guitar and electric guitar for the band based out of Concord, North Carolina. In 2008, their album, The Second Gleam, reached the ten spot on Billboard.com's Top Independent Albums Chart. Avett is also an accomplished artist and printmaker. His work has been displayed in exhibitions at the Envoy Gallery in New York City and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

  14. Linval Joseph

    Linval Joseph
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Linval Clement Joseph is an American football defensive tackle who is a free agent. He played college football at East Carolina. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round, 46th overall of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers.

  15. Phil Valentine

    Phil Valentine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-2021 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    radio personalitywriterpolitical activist
    Biography

    Philip Carr Valentine was an American conservative talk radio host, author and actor. He broadcast daily on WWTN, a Cumulus Media station in Nashville, Tennessee, and hosted The Phil Valentine Show, syndicated nationally through the Westwood One radio network. He was a vocal opponent of a proposed state income tax in Tennessee and denied climate change.

  16. Brian Shul

    Brian Shul
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Brian Shul is a Vietnam War-era attack pilot and a retired major in the United States Air Force (USAF). He flew 212 combat missions and was shot down near the end of the war. He was so badly burned that he was given next to no chance to live. Surviving, he returned to full flight status, flying the SR-71 Blackbird. Major Shul completed a 20-year career in the Air Force. He has written four books on aviation and runs a photo studio in Marysville, California.

  17. Earnest Byner

    Earnest Byner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Earnest Alexander Byner is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL). He is now the running back coach of Out-of-Door Academy.

  18. Lodi

    Lodi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlernovelist
    Biography

    Bradley Cain is an American author, personal trainer and professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Lodi. Cain is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling between 1997 and 2000, where he was a member of Raven's Flock stable and the tag team The West Hollywood Blondes.

  19. Nia Franklin

    Nia Franklin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    modelbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Nia Imani Franklin is an American composer and beauty pageant titleholder. In June 2018, she was crowned Miss New York 2018. On September 9, 2018, she was crowned Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, by the outgoing Miss America 2018, Cara Mund.

  20. Antti Jokinen

    Antti Jokinen
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    film directoractorscreenwritermusic video director
    Biography

    Antti Juhanpoika Jokinen is a Finnish music video and film director as well as a former college basketball player. He is married to actress Krista Kosonen.

  21. Scott Dawson

    Scott Dawson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    professional wrestler
    Biography

    David Michael Harwood is an American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name Dax Harwood. Teamed with Cash Wheeler as FTR, Harwood is one half of the AEW World Tag Team Champions. He also makes appearances in their sister promotion Ring of Honor, as well as partner promotions Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Harwood is also known for his time in WWE, under the ring name Scott Dawson. In WWE he held both the Raw and SmackDown as well as the NXT Tag Team Championship and WWE 24/7 Championship along with Wheeler (then known as "Dash Wilder").

  22. Mary Robinette Kowal

    Mary Robinette Kowal
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    puppeteerpuppet designernovelistscience fiction writerchairperson
    Biography

    Mary Robinette Kowal is an American author and puppeteer. Originally a puppeteer by primary trade after receiving a bachelor's degree in art education, she became art director for science fiction magazines and by 2010 was also authoring her first full-length published novels. The majority of her work is characterized by science fiction themes, such as interplanetary travel; a common element present in many of her novels is historical or alternate history fantasy, such as in her Glamourist Histories and Lady Astronaut books.

  23. Kristen Dalton

    Kristen Dalton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestantmodelactor
    Biography

    Kristen Jeannine Dalton-Wolfe is an American actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 2009 and represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant.

  24. Bob McKillop

    Bob McKillop
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in East Carolina University
    Studied in 1967-1968
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Robert McKillop is an American college basketball coach who is the former head coach of the Davidson Wildcats men's team of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

  25. Rick Atkinson

    Rick Atkinson
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    contributing editorculture editormilitary historianeditorjournalist
    Biography

    Lawrence Rush "Rick" Atkinson IV is an American author, most recently of The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775–1777, the first volume in the Revolution Trilogy. He has won Pulitzer Prizes in history and journalism.

  26. Vonta Leach

    Vonta Leach
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Terzell Vonta Leach is a former American football fullback who played for ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at East Carolina.

  27. Kay Yow

    Kay Yow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-2009 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Sandra Kay Yow was an American basketball coach. She was the head coach of the NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team from 1975 to 2009. A member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, she had more than 700 career wins. She also coached the U.S. women's basketball team to an Olympic gold medal in 1988 despite having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. In 2000, Yow was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2009, she was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.

  28. Terrell Williams

    Terrell Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Terrell Williams is an American football coach and former player who is the assistant head coach and defensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).

  29. John A. Allison IV

    John A. Allison IV
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    John A. Allison IV is an American businessman and the former CEO and president of the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. Allison held a number of leadership positions in BB&T Corp. from 1987 until 2010 when he retired. He now serves as a director at Moelis & Company.

  30. Mike Wright

    Mike Wright
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Dennis Michael Wright Jr. is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, and White Sox, and in the KBO League for the NC Dinos. Wright played college baseball for East Carolina University.

  31. Elijah Hughes

    Elijah Hughes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1998-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Elijah Wayne Hughes is an American professional basketball player for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the East Carolina Pirates and the Syracuse Orange.

  32. C. J. Wilson

    C. J. Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Clifford James Wilson is a former American football defensive end. He played college football at East Carolina University. Wilson was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft and would win Super Bowl XLV with the team over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has also played for the Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, and Chicago Bears.

  33. Rashad Nabiyev

    Rashad Nabiyev
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in East Carolina University
    Studied in 2000-2002
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Rashad Nabi Oghlu Nabiyev is an Azerbaijani politician serving as the Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan. He previously served as the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Azercosmos.

  34. Erik Bakich

    Erik Bakich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Erik Michael Bakich is an American baseball coach and former left fielder, who is the current head baseball coach of the Clemson Tigers. Bakich played college baseball at San Jose City College (1997–1998) and East Carolina University for head coach Keith LeClair from 1999 to 2000. He served as the head coach of Maryland Terrapins (2010–2012) and the Michigan Wolverines (2013–2022).

  35. Steve O'Dwyer

    Steve O'Dwyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    poker player
    Biography

    Stephen O'Dwyer is an Irish-American professional poker player known for his accomplishments on the European Poker Tour, World Poker Tour, and high roller poker tournaments.

  36. Chad Tracy

    Chad Tracy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Chad Austin Tracy is an American former professional baseball third baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2004 to 2010 and again from 2012 to 2013 for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, and Washington Nationals. He also played for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

  37. Jason Latour

    Jason Latour
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    comics artistdrawer
    Biography

    David Jason Latour is an American comic-book and comic-strip artist and writer known for his work for Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, and DC Comics on titles such as Wolverine, Winter Soldier, Southern Bastards and Spider-Gwen.

  38. Lex Gillette

    Lex Gillette
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Elexis "Lex" Gillette is a blind Paralympic athlete from Raleigh, North Carolina in the United States competing in T11 (track) and F11 (field) events for the United States.

  39. Robert Burren Morgan

    Robert Burren Morgan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2016 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Robert Burren Morgan was an American politician. He was a Democratic United States Senator from the state of North Carolina for a single term from 1975 until 1981.

  40. Shawn Armstrong

    Shawn Armstrong
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Shawn Michael Armstrong is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, and Miami Marlins.

  41. Frank Robinson

    Frank Robinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Franklin Marquieth Robinson is an American professional basketball retired player. He played college basketball for the East Carolina University and the California State University, Fullerton.

  42. Kareem Richardson

    Kareem Richardson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Kareem Andre Richardson is an American basketball coach who is the former head coach at the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC).

  43. Marc Basnight

    Marc Basnight
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-2020 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marc Basnight was an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing the 1st district, from 1984 through his resignation just before the start of what would have been his 14th term in 2011. His district included constituents in Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pasquotank, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.

  44. Terrance Copper

    Terrance Copper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Terrance Terrel Copper is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at East Carolina University.

  45. Walter Latham

    Walter Latham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    television actor
    Biography

    Walter Latham is an American film and comedy producer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Latham, who is African-American, founded a comedy production company, Latham Entertainment, which helped launch the careers of noted comedians and comic actors, including Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, and Mo'Nique. His releases, The Original Kings of Comedy, Queens of Comedy, Latham Entertainment Presents, and Bad Boys of Comedy have grossed more than $200 million worldwide. He currently resides in Franklin, TN with his wife and business partner,Yulonda.

  46. Gary L. North

    Gary L. North
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Gary Lewis North is a retired United States Air Force four-star general who served as commander of Pacific Air Forces and executive director of Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, from August 19, 2009, to August 9, 2012. Pacific Air Forces is responsible for Air Force activities spread over half the globe in a command that supports 45,000 airmen serving principally in Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Korea and Japan.

  47. Mary-Jean O'Doherty

    Mary-Jean O'Doherty
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    musicianopera singersinger
    Biography

    Mary-Jean Anaïs O'Doherty is an Australian-American coloratura soprano. She was the first prize winner in the 2013 Paris Opera Awards.

  48. Clyde Simms

    Clyde Simms
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Clyde Simms is an American former soccer player. He played in Major League Soccer from 2005 to 2013. He also represented the United States at international level.

  49. Whit Haydn

    Whit Haydn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    magician
    Biography

    Whit "Pop" Haydn is an American magician, and the winner of seven performing awards (for performances in showrooms at the Magic Castle) from the Academy of Magical Arts. He has been nominated by his fellow members for "Magician of the Year" in Close-Up, Parlor and Stage, Bar and Lecturer more than thirty times. In February 2006, he also became Vice-President of that organization, and served for four years in that capacity.

  50. Johnny Narron

    Johnny Narron
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    John A. Narron, Jr. is an American professional baseball coach. He is the hitting coach for the Lynchburg Hillcats, the High-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians. He is a former hitting coach of the Milwaukee Brewers and former assistant hitting coach of the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was a confidant and friend of center fielder Josh Hamilton and temporarily acted as an "accountability partner" to help Hamilton in his recovery from drug addiction.

  51. Roger Sharpe

    Roger Sharpe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Roger Dean Sharpe is a public servant, author and North Carolina politician. He was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives from the state's Fifth congressional district in 2006, losing to incumbent Virginia Foxx. He was elected to the North Carolina Senate in 1976, at age 29.

  52. Mark Kemp

    Mark Kemp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    editorjournalistmusic critic
    Biography

    Mark Kemp is an American music journalist and author. A graduate of East Carolina University, he has served as music editor for Rolling Stone and vice president of music editorial for MTV Networks. In 1997 he received a Grammy nomination for his liner notes to the CD Farewells & Fantasies, a retrospective of music by '60s protest singer Phil Ochs. His book Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race and New Beginnings in a New South was published by Free Press/Simon & Schuster in 2004 and issued in soft cover by the University of Georgia Press in 2006.

  53. Khalif Mitchell

    Khalif Mitchell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    Canadian football playerAmerican football player
    Biography

    Khalif Quadree Mitchell is a professional Canadian football and American Football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He has played for the B.C. Lions, Toronto Argonauts in the CFL and San Francisco 49ers in the NFL. In 2011, he won a Grey Cup with the BC Lions. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and released in 2010.

  54. William C. Chasey

    William C. Chasey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-2015 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in East Carolina University
    Graduated with Master of Arts in education
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    William Carmen "Bill" Chasey was the founder and president of the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (FCSR) in Warsaw, Poland. He was an educator, author, research scientist, inventor, and served as a senior campaign advisor to President Ronald Reagan.

  55. Keith Stokes

    Keith Stokes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    Canadian football playerAmerican football player
    Biography

    Keith Stokes is a former professional Canadian and American football wide receiver. Stokes was a two time Canadian Football League all star. He also starred in the French League Championnat Élite Division 1 in 2009 for the Elancourt Templiers. He has been a football coach in recent years.

  56. Tommy Spaulding

    Tommy Spaulding
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Thomas J. Spaulding Jr. is an American author and president of Tommy Spaulding Companies LLC. His book It's Not Just Who You Know was released on August 10, 2010. Spaulding is also the former CEO and President of, Up with People, and founded Leader's Challenge, a high school civics program in the state of Colorado.

  57. William M. Faulkner

    William M. Faulkner
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    William M. Faulkner served as a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general in commands including Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics. He retired in 2015.

  58. Moussa Badiane

    Moussa Badiane
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Moussa Badiane is a French former professional basketball player.

  59. Kyle Roller

    Kyle Roller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Kyle Matthew Roller is an American professional baseball first baseman.

  60. Vic Voltaggio

    Vic Voltaggio
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    baseball playerbaseball umpire
    Biography

    Vito Henry "Vic" Voltaggio is a former professional baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1977 to 1996. Voltaggio umpired 2,118 major league games in his 20-year career. He umpired in a World Series, an All-Star Game, and three American League Championship Series. He was one of the last umpires to join the American League using the outside chest protector, which he used in 1977 and 1978. He wore uniform number 26 when the league adopted uniform numbers in 1980.

  61. Héctor Cotto

    Héctor Cotto
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Héctor Cotto González is a Puerto Rican Olympic athlete specializing in the 110 meters hurdles.

  62. Michael Eury

    Michael Eury
    Occupations
    editor
    Biography

    Michael "Mike" Eury is an editor and writer of comic books, and of reference works pertaining to comic books and other aspects of pop culture. He has worked for DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics and Comico Comics, having worked on books including Maze Agency and The Legion of Super-Heroes, originating practices such as the loose leaf format of DC's Who's Who in the DC Universe reference series.

  63. Marvin W. Lucas

    Marvin W. Lucas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marvin Willis Lucas Jr. is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, who has represented the 42nd district and its predecessors since 2001. His district includes constituents in Cumberland County. He serves as the House Democratic Conference Co-Chair. Lucas is a retired school principal from Spring Lake, North Carolina. Lucas is African-American.

  64. Ed Goodwin

    Ed Goodwin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    military personnelpolitician
    Biography

    Edward Charles Goodwin is an American politician from the state of North Carolina. A Republican, he is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing the 1st district (including all of Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties).

  65. Sheila Turnage

    Sheila Turnage
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Sheila Turnage is an American author best known for writing Three Times Lucky, which received a Newbery Honor in 2013.

  66. Rick Horner

    Rick Horner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Richard Paul Horner is an American politician. He was elected to the North Carolina State Senate in 2016. A Republican, he serves the 11th district.

  67. Vince Colbert

    Vince Colbert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Vincent Norman Colbert is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher who appeared in 95 total games, 74 as a relief pitcher, for the Cleveland Indians from 1970 to 1972. Born in Washington, D.C., he threw and batted right-handed, and was listed as 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and 200 pounds (91 kg).

  68. Larry M. Bell

    Larry M. Bell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Larry Moseley Bell Sr. is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's twenty-first House district, including Sampson and Wayne counties. A retired school superintendent from Clinton, North Carolina, Bell started his first term in the State House in 2001. During a portion of his time in the legislature, he served as the majority whip. He did not run for re-election in 2018.

  69. Frederick M. Padilla

    Frederick M. Padilla
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in East Carolina University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    Frederick M. Padilla is a retired U.S. Marine major general. Padilla previously served as commanding general of 3rd Marine Division.

  70. Jerry Tolley

    Jerry Tolley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    head coachAmerican football coach
    Biography

    Jerry Russell Tolley is an American football coach, educator and politician. He served as the head football coach at Elon University from 1977 to 1981, compiling a record of 49–11–2. His 1980 and 1981 teams were both crowned NAIA national champions. He graduated from East Carolina University with a master's degree in education in 1966. He also received his Ph.D from University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1982.

  71. Jean R. Preston

    Jean R. Preston
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2013 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jean Rouse Preston served for 20 years in the North Carolina General Assembly, including seven terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives and three in the North Carolina Senate. She retired in 2012 when she was the Joint Republican Caucus Leader and Senator representing the state's second district, including constituents in Carteret county. She also served as co-chair of the Education/Higher Education and the Appropriations Education/Higher Education Committees. She was a retired educator from Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Preston died in 2013 at age 77.

  72. Laura Wright

    Laura Wright
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    writerliterary scholaruniversity teacheracademiclearned literary
    Biography

    Laura Wright is a professor of English at Western Carolina University. Wright proposed vegan studies as a new academic field, and her 2015 book The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror served as the foundational text of the discipline. As of 2021 she had edited two collections of articles about vegan studies.

  73. Sandra Mims Rowe

    Sandra Mims Rowe
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Sandra Mims Rowe is an American journalist. She is the former editor of The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, and of The Oregonian, in Portland, Oregon. She was one of the few women editors of metro newspapers in the 1980s, and was the first woman editor at The Virginian-Pilot and The Oregonian. She was the second female president of the American Society of News Editors, a decade after Kay Fanning, the editor of The Christian Science Monitor, was the first.

  74. Gary Mattocks

    Gary Mattocks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    American football coachAmerican football player
    Biography

    Gary Bizzette Mattocks is a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Elon University from 1965 to 1966, compiling a record of 3–17.

  75. Butch Davis

    Butch Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Wallace McArthur "Butch" Davis is an American former professional baseball outfielder and current coach. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1983 through 1994.

  76. Donald G. Davis

    Donald G. Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officer
    Biography

    Donald Gene Davis is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district since 2023.