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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Guilford College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Guilford College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Guilford College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Guilford College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Guilford 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 Guilford College.

Examples include World B. Free and Rick Ferrell.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Guilford College?” and “Which celebrities are Guilford College alumni?”

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Todd English is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Entrepreneur, Restaurateur, Author William Todd English is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He is best known for his restaurant, Olives, ...more

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Christopher Benfey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Literary critic, Writer Christopher Benfey is an American literary critic and Emily Dickinson scholar. He is the Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College.

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Rick Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Baseball player Richard Benjamin "Rick" Ferrell was an American professional baseball player, coach, scout and executive. He played for 18 seasons as a catcher, in Major League Baseball, from 1929 to ...more

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Howard Coble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer John Howard Coble was the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district, serving from 1985 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes all or ...more

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Joseph M. Dixon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Joseph Moore Dixon was a Republican politician from Montana. He served as a Representative, Senator, and the seventh Governor of Montana. A businessman and a modernizer of Quaker heritage, Dixon ...more

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James Childress is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Philosopher James Franklin Childress is a philosopher and theologian mainly concerned with ethics, particularly biomedical ethics. Currently he is the John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics at the ...more

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Journalist, Author, Photographer David "Doc" Searls, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto and author of The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge, is an American journalist, columnist, and a widely read ...more

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Sam Venuto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Sam Venuto American football player Samuel Laurence Venuto was an American football running back in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Washington Redskins.

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Tony Womack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Baseball player Anthony Darrell Womack is a former professional baseball player. He played all or part of thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball, with most of his career spent with the Pittsburgh Pirates and ...more

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World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Basketball player World B. Free is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1975–1988. Free was known as the "Prince of Midair" as well as "All-World".

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Bob Kauffman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Basketball player Robert "Bob" Kauffman is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. A 6'8" forward/center from Guilford College, Kauffman was selected with the third pick of the ...more

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M. L. Carr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Basketball player Michael Leon "M.L." Carr is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association, and former head coach and ...more

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Penelope W. Kyle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Penelope W. Kyle Lawyer Penelope W. Kyle is the current president of Radford University, a public, state-funded, comprehensive university, located in the city of Radford, in southwestern Virginia. She assumed her role ...more

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Gary Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Gary Thompson Businessperson

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Dave Odom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach George David "Dave" Odom is a retired American men's college basketball coach, who most recently coached at the University of South Carolina. He had previously held the same position ...more

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Virginia Ragsdale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Virginia Ragsdale Virginia Ragsdale was a teacher and a mathematician specializing in algebraic curves. She is most known as the creator of the Ragsdale conjecture.

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Jerry Enos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Jerry Enos

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Mary Ann Akers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Mary Ann Akers Mary Ann Akers was a political gossip columnist. She wrote The Sleuth for washingtonpost.com and contributed to the print edition of the Washington Post. She was a regular contributor to The ...more

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Mike Waddell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Mike Waddell

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Rick Goings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guilford College Alumni
Rick Goings Businessperson Rick Goings is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tupperware Brands Corporation. He served as a petty officer in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era. Following this, he founded the fire ...more