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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1991-present

 

Politics

John Cornyn (LAW '95)
U.S senator for Texas

Business

Lisa Hamilton (COMM '91)
vice president of external affairs, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, former president, UPS Foundation
Alexis Ohanian (COMM '05)
co-founder, Reddit

Entertainment

Deidre Downs (CLAS '02)
Miss America 2005
Tina Fey (CLAS '92)
actress, comedian, writer and producer known for her work on Saturday Night Live and NBC's award-winning 30 Rock
Laura Ingraham (LAW '91)
radio talk show host, author
Benjamin McKenzie (CLAS '01)
actor, The O.C
Teddy Sears (COMM '99)
actor, Raising the Bar, One Life to Live
Melissa Stark (CLAS '95)
reporter, ESPN, MSNBC, NBC's Today and ABC's Monday Night Football
Sean Patrick Thomas (CLAS '92)
actor, Save the Last Dance, Courage Under Fire, Barbershop, The District

Supreme Court

Gene E. Franchini (LAW '95)
former justice, New Mexico Supreme Court

Athletics

Jeff Agoos (COMM '91)
former soccer player with San Jose Earthquakes, DC United, U.S. National Team; inductee, National Soccer Hall of Fame
Wyatt Allen (CLAS '01)
Olympic gold medalist, men's rowing
Tiki Barber (COMM '96)
former running back, New York Giants
Ronde Barber (COMM '96)
former defensive back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Heather Burge (CLAS '93)
former WNBA player, Sacramento Monarchs
Heidi Burge (CLAS '93)
former WNBA player, L.A. Sparks and Washington Mystics
Paul Ereng (CLAS '93)
Olympic gold medalist in track and field
Thomas Jones (CLAS '99)
former running back, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs
Heath Miller (CLAS '05)
tight end, Pittsburgh Steelers; Super Bowl winner
Lea Ann Parsley (NURS '92)
Olympic silver medalist in skeleton
Dawn Staley (CLAS '92)
Olympic gold medalist in basketball; former WNBA player, Charlotte Sting, Houston Comets; WNBA all-star; inductee Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Melanie Valerio (CLAS '91)
Olympic gold medalist, 400x100-meter freestyle relay
Karen E. Zacharias (COMM '01)
youngest woman to complete a marathon on seven continents
Ryan Zimmerman (CLAS '05)
third baseman, Washington Nationals

Land, Sea, & Space

Leland Melvin (SEAS '91)
astronaut, space shuttle crew member

News & Media

Whitney Casey (EDU '97)
television journalist, author
Kimberly Dozier (CLAS '03)
contributing editor, The Daily Beast; former CBS News correspondent
Steve Huffman (SEAS '05)
co-founder of Reddit
Last Modified: 26-Mar-2007 07:43:17 EDT