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Famous UNC Greensboro Alumni/Students

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Famous alumni from UNC Greensboro; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable University of North Carolina at Greensboro alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished UNC Greensboro alumni is alphabetical and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. Examples of graduates on this list include Sylvia Wilkinson and William Cunningham Smith. {#nodes}
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    Songwriter, Musician

    Age74

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music  ...more

    The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time#170 of 297 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years#69 of 297 The Top Country Artists of All Time

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    Politician

    Age78

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Virginia Ann Foxx (née Palmieri; June 29, 1943) is the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district, which encompasses much of the northwestern portion of the state and a  ...more
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    Katie G. Dorsett is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's twenty-eighth Senate district from 2003 to 2010. Her district included constituents in  ...more
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    Basketball player

    Age35

    BirthplaceSicklerville, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kyle Terrel Hines (born September 2, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who plays for and captains CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. He plays at the power  ...more
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    James Brochin (born February 22, 1964) 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  ...more
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    Baseball player

    Age49

    BirthplaceRockingham, North Carolina

    Brian Merritt Moehler (born December 31, 1971) is a former starting pitcher. Moehler pitched for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth  ...more
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    Age65

    BirthplaceMountain City, Tennessee

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jeffrey Lee Reynolds (born September 7, 1956) 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  ...more
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    Hermene Warlick Eichhorn (April 3, 1906 – October 3, 2001) was an American musician and composer. She was born in Hickory, North Carolina.  ...more
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    Margaret Rowlett (1897-1963) was born in North Carolina, where she attended school in a log house, picked cotton, and by age 14 worked for three dollars a week in a rag mill. "Cricket," a young girl  ...more
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    Businessperson

    BirthplaceFaith, North Carolina

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    Larry W. Womble (born June 6, 1941) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's seventy-first House district, including constituents in Forsyth County. A  ...more
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    Sylvia Jean Wilkinson (born 1940) is an American author. She was born in Durham, North Carolina in the United States and graduated from Woman's College, now the University of North Carolina at  ...more
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    Politician

    Age62

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    Dale Folwell is the current North Carolina State Treasurer, and former Speaker Pro Tempore of the North Carolina House of Representatives. A Republican from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he served  ...more
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    Age77

    BirthplaceCamilla, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kathryn Stripling Byer is a poet.  ...more
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    Nido Qubein is a businessman, motivational speaker, and President of High Point University since 2005. He received his Associate's Degree in Business from Mount Olive College, where he was a member  ...more
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    William Cunningham Smith (1871–1943) was an American academic of English literature, university administrator, and writer.  ...more
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    Virginia Terrell Lathrop (1900–1974) worked as a journalist in North Carolina, New York, London and Paris, and served on the Board of Trustees of the Consolidated University of North Carolina.  ...more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    David Beauchamp is a librarian, author,. His personal appearance schedule regularly includes several science fiction conventions such as DragonCon, ConCarolinas and MobiCon where he speaks on panels,  ...more
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    Kelly Cherry (born December 21, 1940) is an award-winning novelist, poet, essayist, and a former Poet Laureate of Virginia (2010–2012). A resident of Halifax, Virginia, she was named the state's Poet  ...more
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    Age52

    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 Creative Writing Program.  ...more
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    Footballer

    Age35

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Robyn Krista Gayle is a Canadian soccer player for Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League. She is also a member of the Canadian national team.  ...more