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List of famous alumni from Catawba College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Catawba College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Catawba College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Catawba College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Catawba College.

Examples of graduates on this list: Matthew Shepard, Pat McCrory and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Catawba College?” and “Which celebrities are Catawba College alumni?”
Matthew Shepard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Catawba College Alumni
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Matthew Wayne "Matt" Shepard was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured and left to die near Laramie, Wyoming on the night of October 6, 1998, and died six days later at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, on October 12, from severe head injuries. Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson were arrested shortly after the attack and charged with murder following Shepard's death. Significant media coverage was given to what role Shepard's sexual orientation played in the killing. During McKinney's pretrial and trial, testimony was given that the pair had pretended to be gay in order to gain Shepard's trust in order to rob him. McKinney's prosecutor ...more

Age: Died at 22 (1976-1998)

Birthplace: Casper, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

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Jasika Nicole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Catawba College Alumni
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Jasika Nicole Pruitt, known professionally as Jasika Nicole, is an American actress and illustrator from Birmingham, Alabama. She is best known for portraying Astrid Farnsworth in the Fox television series Fringe. ...more

Age: 38

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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John S. Arrowood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Catawba College Alumni
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John S. Arrowood is an American attorney and judge who, in August 2007, was appointed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals by Governor Mike Easley, replacing Judge Eric L. Levinson, who had resigned to accept a federal appointment. Arrowood was defeated in the subsequent election. In 2014, he is again a candidate for the Court of Appeals, seeking the seat made vacant by the retirement of Judge John C. Martin. ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Burnsville, North Carolina, United States of America

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T. J. Rooney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Catawba College Alumni
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T.J. Rooney is the former chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He is a graduate of West Essex High School in North Caldwell, New Jersey. He attended Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He was first elected to represent the 133rd legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1992. He was named runner up for the 2003 Politician of the Year by the political website PoliticsPA, who noted the statewide success of the Democratic party, who won five of six statewide judicial races and helped elect Dan Onorato and re-elect John Street. He retired prior to the 2006 elections. He is currently ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: New Jersey, United States of America

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