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

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including James Franco and David Wilcox.

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

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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and ...more

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David Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Singer David Patrick Wilcox is an American folk musician and singer-songwriter guitarist. He has been active in the music business since the late 1980s.

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A. Van Jordan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Poet, Writer A. Van Jordan is an American poet.

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Richard Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Richard P. Gabriel is an American computer scientist who is known for his work related to the Lisp programming language in computing. His best known work was a 1990 essay “Lisp: Good News, Bad ...more

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Tony Earley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Tony Earley Novelist, Author, Writer Tony Earley is an American novelist and short story writer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, but grew up in North Carolina. His stories are often set in North Carolina. Earley studied English ...more

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Vyvyane Loh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Novelist, Choreographer, Physician Vyvyane Loh is a Malaysian-American novelist, choreographer, and physician.

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Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Author Michael Thomas is an American author. He won the 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his debut novel Man Gone Down, receiving a prize of €100,000. Man Gone Down is also ...more

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Billy Edd Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Playwright Billy Edward "Edd" Wheeler is an American songwriter, performer, writer, and visual artist. His songs include Jackson The Rev. Mr. Black, Desert Pete, Anne, High Flyin' Bird, The ...more

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Heather McElhatton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Heather McElhatton Writer Heather McElhatton is a writer and producer for Public Radio International. McElhatton produced the literary series Talking Volumes from 2001 to 2006. From 2005 to 2007 she hosted the live ...more

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Joe Wenderoth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Joe Wenderoth is an American writer, performer, teacher, and film-maker. He has published six books: four books of poetry, an epistolary novel, and a book of essays. His films can be found on ...more

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Mary Jane Nealon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Mary Jane Nealon Mary Jane Nealon is an American poet, and registered nurse.

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Paul Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Paul Jones Paul Jones is a graduate of NC State University and the Director of ibiblio, a contributor-run, digital library of public domain and creative commons media, administered by the Office of ...more

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Katie Spotz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Katie Spotz Katie Spotz is an American adventurer who became the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, departing from Dakar, Senegal on January 3, 2010, and landing in Guyana on March 14, ...more

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Jim Schley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Jim Schley Jim Schley is an American poet, teacher, editor, and theater artist. He is author of two poetry collections, most recently, As When, In Season, and has had his poems published in many literary ...more

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Reginald Dwayne Betts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Warren Wilson College Alumni
Reginald Dwayne Betts Poet, Memoirist, Author Reginald Dwayne Betts is an American poet, memoirist, and teacher. He is author of A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison, and Shahid Reads His Own ...more