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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1981-1990

 

Politics

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
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

Business

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

Entertainment

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 television 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

Athletics

Valerie B. Ackerman (CLAS '81)
former president Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
Rick Carlisle (CLAS '84)
NBA head coach, Dallas Mavericks; NBA coach of the Year 2001-02
Ralph L. Sampson Jr. (CLAS '83)
former NBA player, Houston Rockets, NBA all-star

Land, Sea, & Space

Patrick G. Forrester (SEAS '89)
astronaut

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)
correspondent, Dateline NBC
Kristin van Ogtrop (CLAS '86)
managing editor, Real Simple Magazine; former executive editor, Glamour Magazine

Arts & Literature

David Baldacci (LAW '86)
novelist
David Berman (CLAS '89)
singer-songwriter
Michael Cogswell (CLAS '83)
director, Louis Armstrong House and Museum; author
Edward P. Jones (GSAS '81)
novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Ron Suskind (CLAS '81)
journalist, author, Pulitzer Prize winner

International/Foreign Affairs

Hanan Ashrawi (GSAS '82)
Palestinian legislator; member, Palestinian Legislative Council
Michael Guest (GSAS '81)
former U.S. Ambassador to Romania
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