List of University of North Carolina at Charlotte people

List of University of North Carolina at Charlotte people

Listing of notable alumni and faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Academia, science and technology

*Glenda Gilmore, Peter and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History, Yale University


*Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers, musician (2002)
*Clay Aiken, pop singer (2003)
*Nicole Atkins, pop singer (2001)


*Eddie Basden, Cleveland Cavaliers guard/forward (2005)
*Calvin Brock, heavyweight boxer (1999)
*Jon Busch, Columbus Crew goalkeeper (1996)
*Floyd Franks, Chicago Fire midfielder (2006)
*Leemire Goldwire, professional baskestball player (May 2008}
*Matt Hardy, pro wrestler
*Bryan Harvey, California Angles and Florida Marlins pitcher
*DeMarco Johnson, professional basketball player (1997)
*Bobby Lutz, Charlotte 49ers head basketball coach (1980)
*John Maine, New York Mets pitcher
*Cedric Maxwell, NBA great with the Boston Celtics and commentator (1983) "(attended 1973-1977)"
*Benny Moss, UNC Wilmington head basketball coach (1992)
*Melvin Watkins, head basketball coach at Charlotte and Texas A&M (1977)
*Rodney White, professional basketball player (2001)

Business and law

*Robert A. Niblock, Lowe's Chairman, President, and CEO (1984)
*David Hauser, Duke Energy CFO
*Robert F. Hull, Jr., Lowe's CFO
*Terry S Lisenby, Nucor CFO
*Joe Price, Bank of America CFO (1983)


*Chelsea Cooley, Miss USA 2005 (attended; did not graduate)

Notable UNC Charlotte faculty

ocial science, arts and humanities

*Jamie Franki, designer of the 2005 American Bison United States nickel and the 2006 "forward-facing" nickel. Also designed Olympic Medal.

*Noel Freidline, professor of Jazz. Also plays in a quintet, known as the Noel Freidline Quintet. Has recorded with several well known jazz musicians.

*Blair Rudes, professor of linguistics that re-created the extinct language of Virginian Algonquian [] for Terrence Malick's 2005 film "The New World"

*James D. Tabor, "Religious Studies Chair", designated occult expert in the case of Waco, Texas. He is also the author of the international bestseller Jesus Dynasty.

cience and technology

*Kathy Reichs, bestselling author and inspiration of the FOX television drama "Bones"


*Loren Hibbs, former college baseball standout and Charlotte's coach since 1993.

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