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

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

Alumni range from Tom T. Hall to John Payne.

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

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Rick Boucher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Lawyer Frederick Carlyle "Rick" Boucher is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 9th congressional district from 1983 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic ...more

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John A. Mulheren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Financier John A. Mulheren, Jr. was an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist.

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Henry H. Fowler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Henry Hammill Fowler was an American lawyer and politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Treasury under President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Richard Harding Poff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Richard Harding Poff was an American politician and judge. He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1952 from Virginia's 6th congressional district. An attorney and ...more

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Vernon Benjamin Mountcastle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Scientist Vernon Benjamin Mountcastle was Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. He discovered and characterized the columnar organization of the cerebral cortex in the 1950s. ...more

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Frankie Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player Frankie Allen is an American men's college basketball, most recently at Maryland Eastern Shore. He was also the head coach at Virginia Tech, Tennessee State and Howard, as well as an assistant ...more

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John Payne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor John Howard Payne was an American film actor who is mainly remembered from film noir crime stories and 20th Century Fox musical films, and for his leading roles in Miracle on 34th Street and the ...more

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Kim Kyu-sik is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Kim Kyu-sik Politician Kim Kyu-Sik, also spelled Kimm Giusic and Kimm Kiusic, was a Korean politician and academic during the Korean independence movement and a leader of the Provisional Government of the Republic of ...more

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Tom T. Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Songwriter, Singer Thomas "Tom T." Hall is a retired American country music songwriter, singer, novelist, and short-story writer. He has written 11 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, ...more

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Shaun McConnon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Shaun McConnon Shaun McConnon has guided high technology start-up companies through successful IPOs. He has orchestrated multiple mergers and acquisitions, and he has held senior management positions in sales, ...more

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William Seabrook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
William Seabrook Journalist, Writer William Buehler Seabrook was an American Lost Generation occultist, explorer, traveller, cannibal, and journalist, born in Westminster, Maryland. He began his career as a reporter and City ...more

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David C. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
David C. Robinson Businessperson, Film Producer David C. Robinson is an American film producer. He is vice president at Morgan Creek Productions, a Los Angeles-based movie studio founded and owned by his father, James G. Robinson, who serves ...more

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E. J. Pipkin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Environmentalist Edward Joseph Pipkin, Jr. is a Republican a former member of the Maryland State Senate, had represented Maryland's 36th Senate district, and was first elected in 2002 and served until 2013. ...more

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Stuart T. Saunders is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Stuart T. Saunders Stuart Thomas Saunders, Sr. was an American railroad executive. Saunders served as president of the Norfolk and Western Railway, one of the nation's most profitable, from 1958 to 1963. During ...more

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Park Hee-byung is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Park Hee-byung Park Hee Byung was a Korean independence activist and one of the first Korean immigrants to the U.S. state of Colorado.

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Jay Alaimo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Jay Alaimo Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Jay Alaimo is an American film director, writer and producer. He graduated from Roanoke College where he was a member of Alpha Psi Omega. A National Theatre Honor Society ...more

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John McAfee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson John McAfee is a Scottish-American computer programmer and founder of McAfee, Inc.

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James Clinton Turk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
James Clinton Turk James Clinton Turk was a state senator and United States federal judge from Virginia.

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Robert Spellane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Robert Spellane Robert P. Spellane is an American politician who represented the 13th Worcester District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2001 to 2011.

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John Fishwick is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
John Fishwick John Palmer Fishwick was an American railroad executive and chief executive of Norfolk and Western Railway. Fishwick graduated from Roanoke College, and Harvard Law School. After completing law ...more

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Carol Miller Swain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Roanoke College Alumni
Carol Miller Swain Carol Miller Swain is an American political scientist, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, and television host. She is the author or editor of six books. Her ...more