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

List contains graduates like Earl Monroe and Stephen A. Smith.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Winston-Salem State University?” and “Which celebrities are Winston-Salem State University alumni?”

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Stephen A. Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Sports journalism, Talk show host, Basketball player Stephen Anthony Smith, more commonly known as Stephen A., is an American television personality, host, radio host, and former sports journalist. Smith is a commentator on ESPN First Take, where ...more

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Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach Vernon Earl Monroe is an American retired professional basketball player. He played for two teams, the Baltimore Bullets and the New York Knicks, during his career in the National Basketball ...more

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Louis Farrakhan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Politician Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr. is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam. He served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and Harlem, and was appointed by the longtime NOI leader, ...more

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John L. Adams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Actor John L. Adams is an American film and television actor. After attending Winston-Salem State University, Adams moved to Los Angeles where he began a career as a stand-up comic, performing at such ...more

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Louise Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Louise Smith Race car driver Louise Smith was tied for the second woman to race in NASCAR at the top level. She was known as "the first lady of racing." She went as a spectator to her first NASCAR race at the ...more

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Oronde Gadsden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
American football player Oronde Benjamin Gadsden is a former professional American football player who played with the Miami Dolphins from 1998 to 2003. A 6'3", 220-lb. wide receiver from Winston-Salem State ...more

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Richard Huntley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Richard Huntley American football player Richard Earl Huntley is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League. He played six seasons for the Atlanta Falcons, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Carolina ...more

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Timmy Newsome is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Timmy Newsome American football player Timothy Arthur Newsome is a former American football fullback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys from 1980 to 1988. He played college football at Winston-Salem State

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Tory Woodbury is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Tory Woodbury American football player Tory Woodbury was an American football quarterback/wide receiver who most recently was an offseason member of the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent ...more

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Dennis L.A. White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Played D-Roc in the biopic Notorious, and Mistah Ray on NBC's Parenthood. Dennis L.A. White is an American stage and screen actor noted for portraying Damion 'D-Roc' Butler in the Notorious B.I.G. biopic entitled Notorious. White was born and raised in southern ...more

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Yancey Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
American football player Yancey Dirk Thigpen is a former professional American football wide receiver who played for the San Diego Chargers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Tennessee Oilers/Titans. Before his NFL ...more

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Cleo Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Cleo Hill Basketball player Cleo Hill, is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the St. Louis Hawks in the first round of the 1961 NBA Draft. A 6'1" guard from Newark, New Jersey and ...more

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Monté Ross is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Monté Ross Basketball Coach, Coach Monté Ross is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at the University of Delaware. Ross has two children: Justin and Lauren. He is married to

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Donald Evans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Donald Evans American football player Donald Lee Evans is a former American football defensive end who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New ...more

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Theodore
Theodore "Ted" Blunt Politician Theodore "Ted" Blunt is a retired American elected official, educator and former athlete. Blunt's political career in the state of Delaware included serving 16 years as a Wilmington ...more

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Alvin Powell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Alvin Powell Actor, Footballer Alvin Powell is an actor.

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Larry W. Womble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Larry W. Womble Larry W. Womble is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's seventy-first House district, including constituents in Forsyth County. A retired educator ...more

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Anthony Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Anthony Blaylock Anthony Darius Blaylock is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played six seasons for the Cleveland Browns, the San Diego Chargers, and the ...more

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Donald Frank is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Donald Frank Donald Frank is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for six seasons for the Los Angeles Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and Minnesota Vikings.

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William Hayes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
William Hayes American football player William Quintin Hayes is an American football defensive end for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL ...more

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Kermit Blount is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Kermit Blount American Football coach Kermit Blount is the head football coach at Delaware State University, in Dover, Delaware, and is the former head football coach at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North ...more

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Luke Torian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Pastor Dr. Luke E. Torian is an American politician. Since 2010 he has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 52nd district in the Prince William County suburbs of Washington, D.C. ...more

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Emmanuel Akah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Emmanuel Akah Emmanuel Akah is an English-American offensive lineman of American football who is currently a free agent. He played college football for State University of New York at Canton and Winston-Salem ...more

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Earl Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Earl Williams Basketball player Earl "the Twirl" Williams is an American-Israeli former professional basketball player.

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Jason Holman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Jason Holman Jason Holman is an American football offensive / defensive lineman for the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League. He played as a center for the University of Maryland before ...more

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Jim Reid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Jim Reid Jim Reid is an American former basketball player who was a forward in the National Basketball Association. Reid was drafted in the fifth round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and ...more