30 Notable alumni of
Roanoke College

Roanoke College is 1866th in the world, 651st in North America, and 614th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 30 notable alumni from Roanoke College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. John McAfee

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    John McAfee
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in Roanoke College
    In 1967 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in mathematics
    Occupations
    programmerengineerbusinesspersoncomputer scientistpolitician
    Biography

    John David McAfee was a British-American computer programmer, businessman, and two-time presidential candidate who unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party nomination for president of the United States in 2016 and 2020. In 1987, he wrote the first commercial anti-virus software, founding McAfee Associates to sell his creation. He resigned in 1994 and sold his remaining stake in the company. McAfee became the company's most vocal critic in later years, urging consumers to uninstall the company's anti-virus software, which he characterized as bloatware. He disavowed the company's continued use of his name in branding, a practice that has persisted in spite of a short-lived corporate rebrand attempt under Intel ownership.

  2. John Payne

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    John Payne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-1989 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    singerentrepreneurscreenwriterstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    John Howard Payne was an American film actor who is mainly remembered from film noir crime stories and 20th Century Fox musical films, and for his leading roles in Miracle on 34th Street and the NBC Western television series The Restless Gun.

  3. Carol M. Swain

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    Carol M. Swain
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    political scientistwriter
    Biography

    Carol Miller Swain is a retired professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University. A frequent television analyst, she is the author and editor of several books. Her interests include race relations, immigration, representation, evangelical politics, and the United States Constitution.

  4. Prince Yi Kang

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    Prince Yi Kang
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1877-1955 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Yi Kang, Prince Imperial Ui, was the fifth son of Emperor Gojong of Korea and his concubine, Lady Jang, who was a court lady-in-waiting.

  5. Kim Kyu-sik

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    Kim Kyu-sik
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1881-1950 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    poetdiplomatteacherpolitician
    Biography

    Kim Kyu-Sik, also spelled Kimm Giusic and Kimm Kiusic, was a Korean politician and academic during the Korean independence movement and a leader of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea. Kim served in various roles in the provisional government, including as foreign minister, ambassador, education minister and finally as the vice president from 1940 until the provisional government's dissolution on March 3, 1947. Kim's nicknames included Yoosa(우사), Kummun(금문), KimSung(김성), and JukJeok(죽적).

  6. Alice White

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    Alice White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1904-1983 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    film actoractor
    Biography

    Alice White was an American film actress. Her career spanned late silent films and early sound films.

  7. Henry H. Fowler

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    Henry H. Fowler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-2000 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Henry Hammill Fowler was an American lawyer and politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Treasury under President Lyndon B. Johnson.

  8. Rick Boucher

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    Rick Boucher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Roanoke College
    In 1968 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Frederick Carlyle Boucher is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 9th congressional district from 1983 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was defeated in his bid for a 15th term by Republican Morgan Griffith in the 2010 elections.

  9. Sam Rasoul

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    Sam Rasoul
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Salam "Sam" Rasoul is an American politician serving as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 11th district. He is one of the two Muslim members of the Virginia General Assembly. In November 2020, Rasoul announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2021. Despite a significant fundraising advantage, Rasoul lost the Democratic primary to Hala Ayala by a large margin.

  10. Ted Brown

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    Ted Brown
    Years
    1924-2005 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    radio personality
    Biography

    Theodore David Brown was a radio personality who worked at several stations in New York City including WMGM, WNEW and WNBC during the 1950s and 1960s, the golden age of AM radio.

  11. Richard Harding Poff

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    Richard Harding Poff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2011 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Richard Harding "Dick" Poff was an American politician and judge. He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1952 from Virginia's 6th congressional district. An attorney and a Republican, he was given strong consideration for the United States Supreme Court by President Richard M. Nixon and was later appointed as a Justice (later Senior Justice) of the Virginia Supreme Court.

  12. Rob Balder

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    Rob Balder
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Robert T. Balder is a professional cartoonist and singer-songwriter. He graduated from Roanoke College with a major in English in 1993 and, after a variety of jobs, entered a seven-year career in IT, starting as a manager of database development, which he left for his current career.

  13. Richard L. Pratt, Jr

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    Richard L. Pratt, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Richard Linwood Pratt Jr. is an American theologian, author, and founder and President of Third Millennium Ministries. Third Millennium was launched in response to the lack of training of Christian leaders around the world. Third Millennium recognizes where the church is growing the fastest, those Christian leaders have the least amount of training. Pratt personally witnessed this in the 1980s as he traveled for missions. Helping the church worldwide has become his passion. He believes that any person that has the desire to learn more about the Bible should be given that opportunity in their own land, in their own language, and at no cost.

  14. Shelley Olds

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    Shelley Olds
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
    Biography

    Shelley Olds is an American racing cyclist.

  15. Frankie Allen

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    Frankie Allen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Frankie Allen is an American men's college basketball coach who most recently coached at Maryland Eastern Shore. He was also the head coach at Virginia Tech, Tennessee State and Howard, as well as an assistant at Radford and UMBC. His greatest success was at Tennessee State where he won three Ohio Valley Conference titles and was the 1993 national Coach of the Year. Allen played collegiately under Charles Moir at Roanoke College, where he was the school's first African-American athlete. Allen would later coach at Virginia Tech as an assistant under Moir and then follow Moir as the head coach of the Hokies. In 2013, Allen was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

  16. Stuart T. Saunders

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    Stuart T. Saunders
    Years
    1909-1987 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    executive
    Biography

    Stuart Thomas Saunders, Sr. was an American railroad executive best known for his tenure with Penn Central.

  17. James Clinton Turk

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    James Clinton Turk
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2014 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    James Clinton Turk was a Virginia lawyer, state senator and for more than four decades, United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

  18. E. J. Pipkin

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    E. J. Pipkin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Edward Joseph Pipkin, Jr. is a Republican former member of the Maryland State Senate, had represented Maryland's 36th Senate district, and was first elected in 2002 and served until 2013. Prior to his election to the state senate, he worked in the field of business finance, trading bonds in New York City. He also founded an environmental group known as "Citizens Against Bay Dumping," during which he was successful in lobbying for legislation that banned irresponsible disposal of dredge spoils in the Chesapeake Bay. Pipkin currently lives in Dallas. In 2004, he unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate against Barbara Mikulski. Then, in 2008, he unsuccessfully ran for Congress in Maryland's 1st congressional district, against incumbent Wayne Gilchrest and State Senator Andy Harris, losing the primary to Andy Harris. On August 5, 2013, Pipkin announced he would retire from the State Senate to attend graduate school.

  19. Ben Sanders

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    Ben Sanders
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1865-1930 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Alexander Bennett "Ben" Sanders was an American Major League Baseball player who pitched a total of five seasons for three teams.

  20. Doc Ayers

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    Doc Ayers
    Years
    1891-1968 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Yancey Wyatt "Doc" Ayers was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). He was known for throwing the spitball, and was one of the 17 pitchers allowed to continue throwing the pitch after it was outlawed in 1920. Ayers played nine seasons in the American League with the Washington Senators (1913–19) and Detroit Tigers (1919–21). He batted and threw right-handed.

  21. James P. Woods

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    James P. Woods
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1868-1948 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    James Pleasant Woods was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

  22. Joel Christian Gill

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    Joel Christian Gill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Joel Christian Gill is an American cartoonist, educator, and author of a number of graphic novels from Fulcrum Publishing: Strange Fruit Vol I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History, Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth No.1, and Bessie Stringfield: Tales of the Talented Tenth, No. 2, Strange Fruit Vol II: More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History, a picture book "Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield's First Ride" from Lion Forge and Fights: One Boys Triumph Over Violence a memoir about how children deal with trauma and abuse from Oni Press. He has taught studio art, Illustration and comics while serving as Chair of the Comic Arts and Foundations programs at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. In the Fall of 2019 he accepted an appointment as Associate Professor of Illustration at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 2020 he began work on an adaptation of Dr. Ibram X Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning a Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America for Ten Speed Press.

  23. Joshua Soule Zimmerman

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    Joshua Soule Zimmerman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1874-1962 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Joshua Soule Zimmerman was an American lawyer, politician, and orchardist in the U.S. state of West Virginia. In the early years of the 20th century, Zimmerman served as the Prosecuting Attorney for Hampshire County and as a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates.

  24. Raymond P. Hammond

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    Raymond P. Hammond
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    poetliterary critic
    Biography

    Raymond P. Hammond is an American poet, critic and editor of the New York Quarterly magazine since assuming control after the death of William M. Packard in 2002.

  25. Jim Brillheart

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    Jim Brillheart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1903-1972 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    James Benson Brillheart was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between 1922 and 1931 for the Washington Senators (1922–23), Chicago Cubs (1927) and Boston Red Sox (1931). He was also known as 'Buck', 'Lefty', or 'Benson'. Brillheart batted right-handed and threw left-handed.

  26. Rorer A. James

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    Rorer A. James
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1859-1921 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Rorer Abraham James was a lawyer, newspaperman and politician from Virginia. As a politician, he served in the Virginia House, Senate, and as United States Representative.

  27. Cornelius T. Jordan

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    Cornelius T. Jordan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1855-1924 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Cornelius Theodore Jordan was an American educator and Independent politician who served as a member of the Virginia Senate, representing the state's 9th district. From 1896 to 1899, he was the President of New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, which would later become New Mexico State University.

  28. John W. Williams

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    John W. Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1934 (aged 65)
    Biography

    John William Williams was an American lawyer who served as a member of the served as Clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1901 to his death in 1934. He served as that body's journal clerk from 1895 to 1901.

  29. Henry S. Trout

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    Henry S. Trout
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1841-1918 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politicianbanker
    Biography

    Henry Shaver Trout was a Virginia lawmaker who served as both state delegate and senator, and later as mayor of Roanoke, Virginia.

  30. Arthur Seldon Lloyd

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    Arthur Seldon Lloyd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1857-1936 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Arthur Selden Lloyd was president of the Board of Missions of the Episcopal Church. He was the coadjutor bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia from 1909 to 1911 and then Suffragan Bishop of New York from 1921 until 1936.