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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1981-1990



Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III (LAW '82)
former U.S. Senator from Indiana, former Governor of Indiana
John Bridgeland (LAW '87)
President and CEO Civic Enterprises, former Assistant to the President under George W. Bush.
Jeannie Hong (CLAS '88)
Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit; First Asian Pacific American Judge in the State of Maryland
Janet Napolitano (LAW '83)
former Secretary of Homeland Security, former Governor of Arizona
Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford (DARD '88)
former Governor of South Carolina, former U.S. Congressman, South Carolina's 1st District


Alison H. Abraham (DARD '88)
former President, Lifeminders, Inc.; former COO, iVillage, Inc.
Shelby Bonnie (COMM '86)
former CEO, co-founder, CNET Inc.
Maria C. Freire (GSAS '81)
President, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
Halsey M. Minor (CLAS '87)
Co-Founder, CNET Inc.
Christopher Nassetta (COMM '84)
President and CEO, Hilton Worldwide
Julie Rasmussen (CLAS '87)
former President, Mary Kay Europe


Coran Capshaw (CLAS '83)
Manager, Dave Matthews Band; co-founder, ATO Records; former CEO, Musictoday LLC
Bob Gazzale (CLAS '87)
President and CEO, American Film Institute; Emmy-nominated TV producer and writer.
Stephen J. Malkmus Jr. (CLAS '88)
indie-rock musician; former lead singer, Pavement
Robert (Skipp) L. Sudduth IV (GSAS '85)
actor, Third Watch, One Life to Live, Ronin
Dylan (Charles) Walsh (CLAS '86)
actor, Nip/Tuck


Valerie B. Ackerman (CLAS '81)
Former president Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
Rick Carlisle (CLAS '84)
Former head coach, Indiana Pacers; former head coach, Detroit Pistons; NBA Coach of the Year 2001-02
Ralph L. Sampson Jr. (CLAS '83)
Former NBA Player; After playing for the U.Va. Cavaliers he was a number one overall draft pick in the 1983 NBA draft.

Land, Sea, & Space

Patrick G. Forrester (SEAS '89)
NASA Astronaut; flew on STS-105 Discovery (2001) and STS-117 Atlantis (2007), the 11th and 21st missions to the International Space Station.

News & Media

Nancy Andrews (CLAS '86)
Award-winning photo journalist/author; 1999 White House Photographer of the Year
Sara James (CLAS '83)
Correspondent, "Dateline NBC"
Richard Lowry (CLAS '90)
Editor, National Review
Kristin van Ogtrop (CLAS '86)
Managing Editor, Real Simple magazine in March 2003; Previously Executive Editor, Glamour magazine.

Arts & Literature

David Baldacci (LAW '86)
Novelist, Absolute Power, Saving Faith, The Simple Truth
David Berman (CLAS '89)
Poet, Author, Actual Air
Michael Cogswell (CLAS '83)
Director, Louis Armstrong House & Archive, Author Louis Armstrong: The offstage Story of Satchmo
Edward P. Jones (GSAS '81)
Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, The Known World
Ron Suskind (CLAS '81)
Author, The One Percent Doctrine, The Price of Loyalty, A Hope in the Unseen

International/Foreign Affairs

Hanan Ashrawi (GSAS '82)
Founder and Secretary General of the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy.
Michael Guest (GSAS '81)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Romania
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