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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1981-1990



B. Evan Bayh III (LAW '82)
U.S. Senator, former Governor of Indiana
John Bridgeland (LAW '87)
Former Director of the USA Freedom Corps, President and CEO Civic Enterprises.
Jeannie Hong (CLAS '88)
First Asian Pacific American Judge in the State of Maryland
Janet Napolitano (LAW '83)
Secretary of Homeland Security
Mark Sanford (DARD '88)
Governor of South Carolina


Alison H. Abraham (DARD '88)
President, Lifeminders, Inc.; former COO, iVillage, Inc.
Shelby Bonnie (COMM '86)
Former CEO, co-founder, CNET Inc.
Maria C. Freire (GSAS '81)
President and CEO, Global Alliance for TB Drug Development
Halsey M. Minor (CLAS '87)
CEO and chief executive of Net publishers CNET Inc.
Christopher Nassetta (COMM '84)
President and CEO of Hilton Hotels Corp
Julie Rasmussen (CLAS '87)
President & founder, Mary Kay Cosmetics Russia


Coran Capshaw (CLAS '83)
Manager of Dave Matthews Band, co-founder of ATO Records, CEO of Musictoday LLC
Bob Gazzale (CLAS '87)
President and CEO of the American Film Institute; Emmy-nominated TV producer and writer.
Stephen J. Malkmus Jr. (CLAS '88)
Indie-rock musician; Former lead singer of the band Pavement.
Robert (Skipp) L. Sudduth IV (GSAS '85)
Starred in Third Watch, an NBC television series, for six seasons, had roles in several films, and has stared on Broadway.
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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