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Famous North Carolina Agricultural And Technical State University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 15.1k views56 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Jesse Jackson and Taraji P. Henson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University?” and “Which celebrities are North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University alumni?”
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  • 1

    Jesse Jackson

    Politician, Film Producer

    Age79

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

    Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (né Burns; born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984...  more

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  • 2

    Ronald McNair

    Physicist, Astronaut

    AgeDec. at 35 (1950-1986)

    BirthplaceLake City, South Carolina

    Ronald Erwin McNair (October 21, 1950 – January 28, 1986) was an American NASA astronaut and physicist. He died during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L, in which he was...  more

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  • 3

    Taraji P. Henson

    Actor, Singer

    Age51

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

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  • 4

    Terrence J

    Rapper, Model

    Age39

    BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA

    Alternative NameTerrence Jenkins, Terrence J

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  • 5

    Jesse Jackson, Jr.

    Politician, Writer

    Age56

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

    Jesse Louis Jackson Jr. (born March 11, 1965) is a former American politician who served as a Democratic Congressman representing Illinois's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of...  more
  • 6

    Edolphus Towns

    Politician

    Age87

    BirthplaceEastern North Carolina, Chadbourn, Atlantic coastal plain, United States of America, United States

    Edolphus "Ed" Towns Jr. (born July 21, 1934) is an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2013. A Democrat from New York, Towns was Chairman of the...  more
  • 7
    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (sometimes also spelled Khalid Shaikh Mohammed; among at least fifty pseudonyms; born March 1, 1964; or April 14, 1965) is a Pakistani Islamist militant held by the United...  more
  • 8

    Elvin Bethea

    American football player

    Age75

    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey

    Elvin Lamont Bethea (born March 1, 1946) is a former American football defensive end who played his entire career with the Houston Oilers. He played for North Carolina A&T State University and was...  more
  • 9

    Lou Donaldson

    Musician, Bandleader

    Age94

    BirthplaceBadin, North Carolina

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  • 10

    Junius Coston

    American football player

    Age37

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    Junius Coston (born November 5, 1983) is a former American football guard. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played high school football at Needham...  more
  • 11

    Age84

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

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  • 12

    Maurice Hicks

    American football player

    Age43

    BirthplaceVirginia

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  • 13
    Walter Percival Carter (April 29, 1923 - July 31, 1971) was an activist and central figure in Baltimore, Maryland during the Civil Rights Movement by organizing demonstrations against discrimination...  more
  • 14

    Willie A. Deese

    Businessperson
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  • 15

    Dwaine Carpenter

    American football player

    Age44

    BirthplacePinehurst, North Carolina

    Dwaine L. Carpenter (born November 4, 1976) is a former gridiron football defensive back. He was signed as a street free agent by the Buffalo Destroyers in 2002. He played college football for the...  more
  • 16

    Jamal Jones

    American football player

    Age40

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Jamal Aman Jones (born April 24, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver. He was originally signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at...  more
  • 17

    Walter Stith

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

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  • 18

    J. D. Smith

    American football player

    Age89

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina

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  • 19

    Dick Westmoreland

    American football player

    Age80

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Richard Carl Westmoreland (born February 17, 1941) is a former college and professional American football defensive back. In 1963, he joined the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League. He...  more
  • 20

    Cornell Gordon

    American football player

    Age80

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Cornell Kermit Gordon (born January 6, 1941) is a former college and professional American football defensive back. He played for the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos for eight seasons. He also...  more
  • 21

    Curtis Deloatch

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceMurfreesboro, North Carolina

    Curtis Lee Deloatch (born October 4, 1981) is a former American football cornerback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the New York Giants as an...  more
  • 22

    Mel Phillips

    American football player

    Age79

    BirthplaceShelby, North Carolina

    Melvin Phillips (born January 6, 1942), is a former American professional football player who played his entire 12-year NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers....  more
  • 23

    Dwaine Board

    Coach, American football player

    Age64

    BirthplaceRocky Mount, Virginia

    Dwaine P. Board (born November 29, 1956) is a defensive line coach for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is also a former American football defensive end who played for the...  more
  • 24

    Qasim Mitchell

    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceJacksonville, North Carolina

    Qasim Mitchell (born December 3, 1979) is a former American football offensive lineman. He was originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football...  more
  • 25

    Age67

    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina

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