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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?”
Stephen A. Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
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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 he appears with Skip Bayless and Cari Champion. Smith also currently hosts The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show on ESPN Radio New York 98.7 FM and is a featured columnist for ESPNNY.com. Smith gained fame for being the first major NBA journalist to predict that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh would all sign with the Miami Heat during 2010 free agency. ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
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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 Association. Both teams have retired Monroe's number. Due to his on-court success and flashy style-of-play, Monroe was given the nickname Earl "The Pearl". ...more

Age: 73

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Louis Farrakhan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Winston-Salem State University Alumni
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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, Elijah Muhammad, as the National Representative of the Nation of Islam. After Warith Deen Muhammad disbanded the NOI and started the orthodox Islamic group American Society of Muslims, Farrakhan started rebuilding the NOI. In 1981 he revived the name Nation of Islam for his organization, previously known as Final Call, regaining many of the Nation of Islam's National properties including the NOI National Headquarters Mosque Maryam, reopening over 130 NOI mosques in America and the world. The Southern ...more

Age: 84

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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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 venues as The Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, as well as the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas. In 2000, he was cast as a series regular on NBC’s Just Deal as Mr. Peña and a year later he landed a three-episode stint on UPN’s Girlfriends as Vosco. In 2002, Adams was cast as physical therapist Bruce Lewis on The Dead Zone, best friend and ‘sidekick’ of psychic Johnny Smith. The original novel by Stephen King did not feature the character of Bruce; he was created specifically for the show and ...more

Age: 47

Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

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