46 Notable alumni of
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is 1010th in the world, 376th in North America, and 354th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 46 notable alumni from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Matt Hardy

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    Matt Hardy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerwriter
    Biography

    Matthew Moore Hardy is an American professional wrestler signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name "Big Money" Matt Hardy. He is also known for his time with WWE, Impact Wrestling, and Ring of Honor (ROH).

  2. Clay Aiken

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    Clay Aiken
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    singermusicianpoliticianactor
    Biography

    Clayton Holmes Aiken is an American singer, television personality, actor, political candidate, and activist. Aiken finished second place on the second season of American Idol in 2003, and his debut album, Measure of a Man, went multi-platinum. He released four more albums on the RCA label, Merry Christmas with Love (2004), A Thousand Different Ways (2006), the Christmas EP All is Well (2006), and On My Way Here (2008). Since then he has released two more albums, both with Decca Records: Tried and True (2010) and Steadfast (2012). Aiken has also had eleven tours in support of his albums. In all, he has sold over 5 million albums, and is the fourth-highest-selling American Idol alumnus.

  3. Cedric Maxwell

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    Cedric Maxwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in geography and African-American literature
    Occupations
    basketball playersports commentatorbasketball coach
    Biography

    Cedric Bryan Maxwell is an American retired professional basketball player now in radio broadcasting. Nicknamed "Cornbread", he played 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and played a key role in two championships with the Boston Celtics.

  4. Heather Childers

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    Heather Childers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    reporter
    Biography

    Heather Star Childers is an American television news anchor. She was a former anchor of the first hour of Fox & Friends First for Fox News Channel, and worked for the organization from 2010 until 2020. She currently co-anchors American Agenda on Newsmax TV.

  5. Dan Forest

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    Dan Forest
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politicianarchitect
    Biography

    Dan Forest is an American politician who served as the 34th lieutenant governor of North Carolina from 2013 to 2021. An architect by trade, he was the Republican nominee for Governor of North Carolina in the 2020 election, losing to incumbent governor Roy Cooper.

  6. Vani Hari

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    Vani Hari
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Vani Deva Hari, who blogs as the Food Babe, is an American author, activist, and affiliate marketer who criticizes the food industry. She started the Food Babe blog in 2011, and it received over 54 million views in 2014.

  7. Kelley Earnhardt Miller

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    Kelley Earnhardt Miller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    NASCAR team owner
    Biography

    Kelley King Earnhardt Miller is an American businesswoman. She is the vice-president of JR Motorsports which she co-owns with her brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and she is the daughter of Dale Earnhardt. The team's driver Chase Elliott won the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series title. In 2018, Tyler Reddick, another driver for JR Motorsports, won the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship.

  8. Joseph R. Swedish

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    Joseph R. Swedish
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    chief executive officer
    Biography

    Joseph Robert Swedish is an American healthcare executive and leader. He is a former senior adviser to the board of directors at Anthem, Inc., a Fortune 29 company, and was the CEO of Anthem, Inc. from 2013 to 2017. For 12 years in a row Swedish was named Modern Healthcare’s one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.

  9. Nicole Atkins

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    Nicole Atkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritercomposer
    Biography

    Nicole Atkins is an American singer-songwriter. Her influences include 1950s crooner music, 1960s psychedelia, soul music, and the Brill Building style of writing. Atkins has been compared to Roy Orbison and singers from the Brill Building era.

  10. Kyle J. White

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    Kyle J. White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Kyle Jerome White is an American financial analyst and former United States Army soldier. He is the seventh living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the War in Afghanistan.

  11. Benjamin Chavis

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    Benjamin Chavis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis Jr. is an African-American civil rights leader. In his youth, Chavis was an assistant to Martin Luther King Jr., who inspired him to work in the civil rights movement.

  12. Matt Tifft

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    Matt Tifft
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    racing driver
    Biography

    Matthew Kenneth Tifft is an American former professional stock car racing driver, and team owner. He last competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 36 Ford Mustang for Front Row Motorsports until health issues cut his 2019 season short. In 2020, with his racing career in question due to a past brain tumor and a diagnosis of epilepsy, he became part owner of Live Fast Motorsports with B. J. McLeod.

  13. Malek Jandali

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    Malek Jandali
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistpianistsound artist
    Biography

    Malek Jandali is a German-born Syrian-American pianist and composer. He is the founder of the nonprofit organization Pianos for Peace, which aims to build peace through music and education. Jandali immigrated to the United States and studied music in North Carolina. Since then, he has performed with orchestras across the world and composed a number of modern classical works. His music was described as "a major new addition to the 21st century symphonic literature" by Fanfare Magazine with "heart-rending melodies, lush orchestration, clever transitions and creative textures", according to American Record Guide. Jandali's music ranges from chamber works to large symphonic compositions integrating Middle-Eastern and Western influences.

  14. Pierriá Henry

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    Pierriá Henry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Pierriá Henry is an American-born naturalized Senegalese professional basketball player for Fenerbahçe of the Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte before playing professionally in Georgia, Germany, Israel, Turkey and Russia.

  15. Richard Hudson

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    Richard Hudson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    In 1996 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianbusiness executive
    Biography

    Richard Lane Hudson Jr. is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Republican Party, his district covers a large part of the southern Piedmont area from Concord to Spring Lake.

  16. Pedro Pinto

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    Pedro Pinto
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Pedro Mendonça Pinto is a Portuguese-American journalist. He has been a sports anchor for CNN International based in Atlanta and London, and then was managing director of communications at UEFA in Switzerland. He is founder and CEO of a sports communications agency called Empower Sports.

  17. Joe Posnanski

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    Joe Posnanski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    authorjournalistsportswriter
    Biography

    Joe Posnanski is an American sports journalist. A former senior columnist for Sports Illustrated (where he wrote a blog, Curiously Long Posts) and columnist for The Kansas City Star, he currently writes for The Athletic and his personal blog, JoeBlogs.

  18. John Maine

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    John Maine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    John Kevin Maine is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He has played for the Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets and Miami Marlins of the Major League Baseball (MLB). He batted and threw right-handed.

  19. Jon Busch

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    Jon Busch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Jon Busch is a retired American professional soccer goalkeeper.

  20. Anna Clendening

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    Anna Clendening
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    video bloggersingerYouTuber
    Biography

    Anna Clendening is an American singer, actor, and Internet personality, known originally for being one of the most followed people on the now-defunct video sharing service Vine, and later as a contestant on season 9 of America's Got Talent. Now focusing primarily on her music career, Clendening has amassed over 89 million views on her YouTube channel and over 50 million streams on Spotify as of March 2019.

  21. Bobby Lutz

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    Bobby Lutz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    basketball coachteacher
    Biography

    Bobby Lutz is an American basketball coach. He is currently the Special Assistant to the Head Coach at University of Nebraska. From 2016 to 2017, he was an assistant coach of the Windy City Bulls of the NBA Development League. He previously was an associate head coach at North Carolina State University Wolfpack men's basketball team after being an assistant coach there. Lutz was also head coach of the Charlotte 49ers basketball team from 1998 to 2010.

  22. Marty Snider

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    Marty Snider
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    sports journalist
    Biography

    Gurney Morris Snider, Jr. is an American sportscaster, currently working for NBC Sports. On air, Snider is known for his jovial nature and has been critically acclaimed for his interviewing skills.

  23. Dylan Lupton

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    Dylan Lupton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    racing driver
    Biography

    Dylan J. Lupton is an American professional stock car racing driver who competes part-time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series for DGR-Crosley, driving the No. 17 in both series.

  24. Duggar Baucom

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    Duggar Baucom
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Robert Franklin "Duggar" Baucom is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at The Citadel. Baucom was hired as the Citadel's head coach following the 2014–15 season. He was previously the head coach at Virginia Military Institute. He's also served a coach at Tusculum, Davidson, Western Carolina and Northwestern State.

  25. Brandt Bronico

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    Brandt Bronico
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Brandt Bronico is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Charlotte Independence on loan from Charlotte FC in Major League Soccer.

  26. Tyler Gibson

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

    Tyler Gibson is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for USL Championship club Louisville City.

  27. Anne Tompkins

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    Anne Tompkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Anne Magee Tompkins is an American lawyer who served as the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

  28. Terry Bellamy

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    Terry Bellamy
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Terry M. Bellamy is the former mayor of Asheville, North Carolina. She was first elected to the Asheville City Council in 1999 and won re‑election in 2003. She was elected mayor in November 2005, defeating incumbent Mayor Charles Worley in the October primary. Bellamy became the youngest mayor in North Carolina at the age of 33 and the first African-American Mayor of Asheville. Bellamy, a Democrat, received 10,534 votes to opponent Joe Dunn's 8,004 votes (43.2%). She won re-election in 2009. Bellamy chose not to run for another term in 2013, but instead announced plans to run for the U.S. House of Representatives for a second time.

  29. Lamont Mack

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    Lamont Mack
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Lamont Mack is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Dinamo Tbilisi.

  30. Keith Williams

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    Keith Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Keith David Williams, is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. At 6'0" (1.83 m) tall, he played at the point guard position.

  31. Jobey Thomas

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    Jobey Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jobey Wayne Thomas is an American retired basketball player who competed for a number of clubs, mostly in Italy, with a short but successful spell in Portuguese basketball.

  32. Trevin Parks

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    Trevin Parks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Trevin Marcel Parks is an American professional basketball player for Södertälje Kings of the Basketligan. He played college basketball for UNC Charlotte and Johnson C. Smith, being named a Division II All American twice.

  33. Robert A. Rucho

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    Robert A. Rucho
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert Anthony Rucho, dentist from Matthews, North Carolina, was a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's thirty-ninth Senate district, including parts of Mecklenburg County. Rucho served as co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee until his abrupt resignation in June 2013 in a dispute with Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger over tax reform policy. Berger never accepted the resignation and the next month, Rucho resumed his chairmanship.

  34. Mark Davidson

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    Mark Davidson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    John Mark Davidson, is a former professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1986-1991. He played for the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros.

  35. Tricia Cotham

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    Tricia Cotham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Patricia Ann Cotham (born 1978) is a former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from the 100th district (Mecklenburg County) and congressional candidate. In March 2007, she was appointed by Governor Mike Easley, upon the recommendation of local Democratic Party leaders, to replace state Representative James B. Black, who had resigned.

  36. Matthew Michalewicz

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    Matthew Michalewicz
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration
    Occupations
    entrepreneurauthor
    Biography

    Matthew Michalewicz is a Polish–Australian entrepreneur and author with experience in the fields of technology, commercialization and supply chain management. He is the co-author of a number of books and publications, some of which have been adapted into courses on problem solving in colleges and universities. He is the co-founder of NuTech Solutions (founded in 1999), SolveIT Software (founded in 2004), and Complexica (founded in 2014), companies that he started with his father Zbigniew Michalewicz. In 2012, SolveIT Software Pty Ltd, was acquired by Schneider Electric.

  37. Jon Davis

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    Jon Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jon Davis is an American basketball player for Borac Banja Luka of the Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He played college basketball for the Charlotte 49ers of Conference USA. He plays the point guard position.

  38. Gökhan Şirin

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    Gökhan Şirin
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Osman Gökhan Şirin is a Turkish basketball player who plays for Royal Halı Gaziantep of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL).

  39. R. Andrew Murray

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    R. Andrew Murray
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    R. Andrew Murray is an American attorney who served as the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina from 2017 to 2021. He previously served as the elected District Attorney of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Prior to becoming the District Attorney of Mecklenburg County in 2011, Murray was an Assistant District Attorney in Mecklenburg County and a criminal defense attorney and managing partner in a North Carolina law firm. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1980 and was later commissioned as an officer in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. In 2016, he retired as a captain after 35 years of service.

  40. Cecil Brockman

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    Cecil Brockman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Cecil Antonio Brockman is an American politician. He was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2014. A Democrat, he serves the 60th district.

  41. Amanda Dowe

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    Amanda Dowe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Amanda Dowe is an American professional basketball player.

  42. Mary Gardner Belk

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    Mary Gardner Belk
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mary Gardner Belk is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's eighty-eighth House district, which includes portions of Southeast Mecklenburg County. 2017 was her first year in North Carolina House. In the 2017-2018 session, Belk served on the Transportation, Banking, and Justice and Public Safety Appropriations Committees.

  43. Vickie Sawyer

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    Vickie Sawyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970s
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Victoria Burgess Sawyer is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate. She represents the Senate's 34th district which includes Iredell and Yadkin Counties. Sawyer was previously appointed to serve in the Senate for District 44 from August 2, 2018 to January 2019.

  44. E.J. Drayton

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    E.J. Drayton
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    E. J. Drayton is an American former professional basketball player for the Akita Northern Happinets of the Japanese bj league.

  45. W. Ted Alexander

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    W. Ted Alexander
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William Theodore Alexander III is an American politician.

  46. Luke Waechter

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    Luke Waechter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Luke Waechter is an American soccer player.