47 Notable alumni of
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is 1179th in the world, 433rd in North America, and 407th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 47 notable alumni from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. DaBaby

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    DaBaby
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    rappersingersongwriter
    Biography

    Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, known professionally as DaBaby (formerly known as Baby Jesus), is an American rapper. After releasing several mixtapes between 2014 and 2018, DaBaby rose to mainstream prominence in 2019.

  2. Emily V. Gordon

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    Emily V. Gordon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Emily V. Gordon is an American writer, producer and podcast host. She co-wrote the 2017 romantic comedy film The Big Sick, based on her relationship with her husband and frequent collaborator, comic Kumail Nanjiani. Gordon and Nanjiani won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for The Big Sick; they were also nominated for a 2018 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, among many other nominations.

  3. Kyle Hines

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    Kyle Hines
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kyle Terrel Hines is an American professional basketball player with Olimpia Milano of the Lega Basket Serie A and the EuroLeague. He plays at the power forward and center positions.

  4. Brian Huskey

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    Brian Huskey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Brian Huskey is an American character actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his roles in comedy programs such as People of Earth, Childrens Hospital, Veep, and Another Period. He also provides the voice of Regular Sized Rudy on the animated comedy Bob's Burgers.

  5. Virginia Foxx

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    Virginia Foxx
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    In 1985 graduated with Doctor of Education
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacherdean
    Biography

    Virginia Ann Foxx is the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district, which encompasses much of the northwestern portion of the state and the Gastonia area. Foxx is a member of the Republican Party and served as Secretary of the House Republican Conference from 2013 to 2017. She has been the ranking member of the House Committee on Education and Labor since 2019, and served as the committee's chair from 2017 to 2019.

  6. Ricky Hickman

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    Ricky Hickman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Richard Marciano Hickman, Jr. is an American-Georgian professional basketball player who last played for Pallacanestro Trieste of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He represents the Georgian national basketball team in international competitions. Standing at 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m), he plays at the shooting guard and point guard positions. Hickman helped lead Maccabi Tel Aviv to a EuroLeague title in 2014, earning an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in the process.

  7. Tyler Barnhardt

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    Tyler Barnhardt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Tyler Davis Barnhardt is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Matthew Roe in the American period drama television series Underground and Charlie St. George in the American teen drama streaming television series 13 Reasons Why.

  8. Samwell

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    Samwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriter
    Biography

    Samuel Johnson, better known by his stage name Samwell is an American entertainer whose hit video "What What " made him an Internet celebrity.

  9. Nido Qubein

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    Nido Qubein
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    motivational speaker
    Biography

    Nido Qubein is an American Lebanese-Jordanian businessman and motivational speaker. He has served as president of High Point University since 2005. He received his Associate's degree in business from Mount Olive College; his bachelor degree in human relations from High Point University, in 1970; and a Master of Science in business education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Bryan School of Business & Economics, in 1973. In 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters in humanities degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Qubein is the founder and chairman emeritus of the National Speakers Association Foundation. He has served as chairman of the Great Harvest Bread Company since 2001 and on the board of directors of BB&T since 1990 and La-Z-Boy Corporation since 2006.

  10. Beth Leavel

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    Beth Leavel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    actorsingerstage actor
    Biography

    Beth Leavel is a Tony Award-winning American stage and screen actress and singer.

  11. Kay Yow

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    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.

  12. Kelly Link

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    Kelly Link
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    writerauthorscience fiction writernovelistchildren's writer
    Biography

    Kelly Link is an American editor and author of short stories. While some of her fiction falls more clearly within genre categories, many of her stories might be described as slipstream or magic realism: a combination of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, and realism. Among other honors, she has won a Hugo award, three Nebula awards, and a World Fantasy Award for her fiction, and she was one of the recipients of the 2018 MacArthur "Genius" Grant.

  13. DeLana Harvick

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    DeLana Harvick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    NASCAR team owner
    Biography

    DeLana Lynn Harvick is a former co-owner and manager of Kevin Harvick Incorporated, a racing team in NASCAR's Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series. It was announced in September 2011 KHI was being sold to Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing. She is married to NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick.

  14. Carol Mann

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    Carol Mann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2018 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Carol Mann was an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1961 and won two major championships and 38 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

  15. Bill Gardner

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    Bill Gardner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bill Gardner is the Secretary of State of New Hampshire, serving since 1976. He is in charge of the department that oversees all general elections, primary elections, voter registration and recounts within the state, including the New Hampshire primary. He is the longest currently serving Secretary of State in the United States.

  16. Dale Folwell

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    Dale Folwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dale Robbins Folwell is an American politician who has been the North Carolina State Treasurer since 2017. A Republican from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Folwell spent four terms in North Carolina House of Representatives, including a term as speaker pro tempore from 2011 to 2013. He was head of the state's Division of Employment Security in the administration of Governor Pat McCrory from 2013 to 2015. He was elected State Treasurer in the 2016 election, taking office on January 1, 2017. Folwell was reelected to a second term in 2020, defeating Democratic challenger Ronnie Chatterji.

  17. Julianna Baggott

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    Julianna Baggott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    poetnovelistuniversity teacheressayistwriter
    Biography

    Julianna Baggott is a novelist, essayist, and poet who also writes under the pen names Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode. She is an associate professor at Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts. She is a 2013 recipient of the Alex Awards.

  18. Mikko Koivisto

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    Mikko Koivisto
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Mikko Koivisto is a Finnish basketball player. He currently plays for Salon Vilpas of the Korisliiga and for the Finnish national basketball team. In high school at Holy Cross he won the VISSA(Virginia Independent Schools Althetes Association) division 3 state championship in 05. He started his professional career in 2003–04; later he played collegiate for the UNC Greensboro Spartans for four seasons. In 2010, he returned to professional basketball again.

  19. Mark Robinson

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    Mark Robinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mark Keith Robinson is an American politician serving as the 35th lieutenant governor of North Carolina since 2021. A member of the Republican Party, he is the first African-American to hold the office. After defeating Democratic nominee Yvonne Lewis Holley in the 2020 lieutenant gubernatorial election, he succeeded Republican Dan Forest, who had made an unsuccessful run for the governorship against incumbent Democrat Roy Cooper.

  20. Claudia Emerson

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    Claudia Emerson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-2014 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Claudia Emerson was an American poet. She won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection Late Wife, and was named the Poet Laureate of Virginia by Governor Tim Kaine in 2008.

  21. Marcia Jones

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    Marcia Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    professorartist
    Biography

    Marcia Jones is an American professor and contemporary artist, known for her multimedia and large-scale installation works.

  22. Kent Anderson

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    Kent Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    crime writernovelistscreenwriter
    Biography

    Kent Anderson is an American author, Vietnam War veteran, former police officer and former university professor born in 1945 in North Carolina. He has written novels, various articles and scenarios.

  23. Trevis Simpson

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

    Trevis JeMar Simpson is an American professional basketball player for Brose Bamberg of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

  24. Andy Cabic

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    Andy Cabic
    Occupations
    singer-songwriter
    Biography

    Andy Cabic is a folk rock singer-songwriter, and lead member of the band Vetiver.

  25. Kelly Cherry

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    Kelly Cherry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    poetnovelistwriter
    Biography

    Kelly Cherry is a novelist, poet, essayist, and a former Poet Laureate of Virginia (2010–2012). A resident of Halifax, Virginia, she was named the state's Poet Laureate by Governor Bob McDonnell in July 2010. She succeeded Claudia Emerson in this post (Poet Laureate of Virginia, 2008–2010).

  26. Becky Morgan

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    Becky Morgan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Becky Morgan is a Welsh professional golfer who plays mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour but is also a member of the Ladies European Tour.

  27. Robyn Gayle

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    Robyn Gayle
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Robyn Krista Gayle is a former Canadian soccer player who was both a CONCACAF champion and Olympic bronze medal winner. She played her club career in Canada and the United States, including two years with the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League.

  28. James Brochin

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    James Brochin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James Brochin is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2018 Democratic primary election for County Executive of Baltimore County, Maryland, losing to winner John A. Olszewski Jr. by a mere 17 votes of the 87,222 ballots cast in a four-way race.

  29. Brian Moehler

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    Brian Moehler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Brian Merritt Moehler is a former starting pitcher.

  30. Camille Dungy

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    Camille Dungy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Camille T. Dungy is an American poet and professor.

  31. Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson

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    Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson
    Born in
    Iceland Flag Iceland
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Sigurður "Siggi" Ragnar Eyjólfsson is an Icelandic football manager and former player. He was a professional forward in England and Belgium. From 2007 until 2013 he served as the head coach of Iceland women's national team, guiding them to the 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship.

  32. Scott Jones

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    Scott Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Scott Lyman Jones is a Puerto Rican international footballer.

  33. Ronnie Burrell

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    Ronnie Burrell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Ronnie Burrell is an American former professional basketball player who is currently player development coordinator with the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.

  34. Mildred Inez Caroon Bailey

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    Mildred Inez Caroon Bailey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1919-2009 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Mildred Inez C. Bailey was a United States Army officer, who served as the eighth director of the Women's Army Corps from August 1971 until July 1975. She was the third woman in United States Army to reach the rank of brigadier general.

  35. Jeff Reynolds

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    Jeff Reynolds
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Jeffrey Lee Reynolds is an American college basketball coach. He is an assistant basketball coach under Billy Kennedy at Texas A&M. Reynolds served as the head men's basketball coach at North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1985–96, Wingate University from 1997 to 2000, and the United States Air Force Academy from 2007 to 2012.

  36. Kathryn Stripling Byer

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    Kathryn Stripling Byer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2017 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Kathryn Stripling Byer, also called Kay Byer, was an American poet and teacher. She was named by Governor Mike Easley as the fifth North Carolina Poet Laureate from 2005–09. She was the first woman to hold the position.

  37. Mark Janicello

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    Mark Janicello
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    singeropera singerpainterjournalistfilm producer
    Biography

    Mark Janicello is an American singer, actor, painter, writer, producer and author.

  38. Bonnie Angelo

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    Bonnie Angelo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2017 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Veronica Estelle "Bonnie" Angelo was an American journalist and author. She was known for being the author of First Mothers. During her more than a quarter-century with Time, she served as a Washington correspondent from 1967–78, reported on the White House and covered newsmakers and events across America and the world.

  39. Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut

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    Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    film actor
    Biography

    Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut is an American actress and writer known for her work on Broadway, film and television.

  40. John Faircloth

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    John Faircloth
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politicianpolice officer
    Biography

    Joseph A. Faircloth (born February 19, 1939) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly who represents part of Guilford County, North Carolina.

  41. Wanda Kay Brown

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    Wanda Kay Brown
    Occupations
    librarian
    Biography

    Wanda Kay Brown is an American librarian, and the President of the American Library Association for the 2019–2020 term. She is the director of the C. G. O’Kelly Library at Winston-Salem State University and a leader in state and national library associations.

  42. Michael Garrett

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    Michael Garrett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980s
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Kennedy Garrett is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing the 27th district. He was elected in 2018, defeating Republican incumbent Trudy Wade.

  43. Jerry Tolley

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    Jerry Tolley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    head 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.

  44. James Barnhill

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    James Barnhill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    James Barnhill, is an American artist and sculptor, best known for his commissioned statues and public monuments. He currently lives and works in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is an art professor at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. His sculpture work spans more than three decades.

  45. Marge Burns

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    Marge Burns
    Years
    1925-2009 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Marjorie "Marge" Burns was an American and former collegiate and professional golfer. A graduate of Woman's College UNC in 1948, Burns went on to win the North Carolina Amateur Championship an unprecedented ten times and won the Teague Award as the outstanding amateur athlete in the Carolinas five times.

  46. David Epley

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    David Epley
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    David Eply, popularly known as Doktor Kaboom, is a German/American science communicator, stage actor, and comedian. His interactive stage shows have been featured in venues like The Kennedy Center and The Orpheum Theater, and Epley has appeared on television programs like “Fox News”, “New Day Northwest,” and a number of local television affiliates. His home experiment ideas have also been featured in magazines like Parents. Epley is a U.S. Army veteran and was a volunteer firefighter and E.M.T. for 5 years.

  47. Tyrone Outlaw

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

    Tyrone Khalil Outlaw is an American professional basketball player who last played for Lavrio of the Greek Basket League. He played college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies, the Lee College Runnin' Rebels and the UNC Greensboro Spartans.