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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1981-1990



Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III (LAW 1982)
former U.S. senator for Indiana, former governor of Indiana
John Bridgeland (LAW 1987)
president and CEO, Civic Enterprises, former assistant to President George W. Bush.
Mary DeRosa (CLAS 1981)
former deputy counsel to President Obama for national security affairs
Luis Fortuño (LAW 1985)
former governor of Puerto Rico
Jeannie Hong (CLAS 1988)
associate judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit
Janet Napolitano (LAW 1983)
former secretary of Homeland Security, former governor of Arizona
Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford (DARD 1988)
former governor of South Carolina, former U.S. congressman, South Carolina's 1st District


Alison H. Abraham (DARD 1988)
former president, Lifeminders, Inc.; former COO, iVillage, Inc.
Shelby Bonnie (COMM 1986)
former CEO, co-founder, CNET Inc.
Maria C. Freire (GSAS 1981)
president, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
Halsey M. Minor (CLAS 1987)
co-founder, CNET Inc.
Christopher Nassetta (COMM 1984)
president and CEO, Hilton Worldwide
Michelle Nunn (CLAS 1989)
former CEO, Points of Light
Julie Rasmussen (CLAS 1987)
former president, Mary Kay Europe


Coran Capshaw (CLAS 1983)
manager, Dave Matthews Band; co-founder, ATO Records; former CEO, Musictoday LLC
Bob Gazzale (CLAS 1987)
president and CEO, American Film Institute; Emmy-nominated television producer and writer.
Stephen J. Malkmus Jr. (CLAS 1988)
indie-rock musician; former lead singer, Pavement
Robert L. "Skip" Sudduth IV (GSAS 1985)
actor, Third Watch, One Life to Live, Ronin
Boyd Tinsely (CLAS 1986)
violinist/mandolinist, Dave Matthews Band
Dylan "Charles" Walsh (CLAS 1986)
actor, Nip/Tuck


Valerie B. Ackerman (CLAS 1981)
former president Women's National Basketball Association
Rick Carlisle (CLAS 1984)
NBA head coach, Dallas Mavericks; NBA coach of the Year 2001-02
Chris Dey (CLAS 1989)
former NHL president, New York Islanders
John Harkes (CLAS 1989)
former soccer player, English Premier League; member, National Soccer Hall of Fame
Jeff Lamp (CLAS 1985)
former NBA basketball player
Ralph L. Sampson Jr. (CLAS 1983)
former NBA player, Houston Rockets, NBA all-star

Land, Sea, & Space

Patrick G. Forrester (SEAS 1989)

News & Media

Nancy Andrews (CLAS 1986)
award-winning photo-journalist/author; 1999 White House Photographer of the Year
Lane DeGregory (CLAS 1989)
journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
David M. Granger (GSAS 1981)
editor-in-chief, Esquire Magazine
Sara James (CLAS 1983)
correspondent, Dateline NBC
Richard Lowry (CLAS 1990)
editor, National Review
Kristin van Ogtrop (CLAS 1986)
managing editor, Real Simple Magazine; former executive editor, Glamour Magazine
Vern Yip (CLAS 1990)
interior designer, television personality

Arts & Literature

David Baldacci (LAW 1986)
David Berman (CLAS 1989)
Michael Cogswell (CLAS 1983)
director, Louis Armstrong House and Museum; author
Edward P. Jones (GSAS 1981)
novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Ron Suskind (CLAS 1981)
journalist, author, Pulitzer Prize winner

International/Foreign Affairs

Hanan Ashrawi (GSAS 1982)
Palestinian legislator; member, Palestinian Legislative Council
Michael Guest (GSAS 1981)
former U.S. ambassador to Romania
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