List of College of Charleston people

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This list contains people associated with the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, including current and former college presidents, as well as notable alumni and faculty members.

Alumni[edit]

Actors[edit]

Artists and architects[edit]

Athletes[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Politicians and public servants[edit]

  • Mendel Davis, class of 1966 - Democrat, United States House of Representatives representing the First Congressional District of South Carolina (1971–1981)
  • James B. Edwards, class of 1950 - oral surgeon; former Governor of South Carolina; Secretary of Energy under President Ronald Reagan; president of the Medical University of South Carolina
  • John Charles Frémont, class of 1836 - "the Great Pathfinder;" explored the West in the 1830s and 1840s;an outspoken opponent of slavery; in 1856 the first Republican nominee for president; major general for the Union during the Civil War; in 1861, issued a proclamation (overturned by President Lincoln) freeing slaves; later governor of Arizona
  • John Geddes, class of 1795 - 22nd governor of South Carolina (1818-1820)
  • Burnet R. Maybank, class of 1919 - Mayor of Charleston; 99th governor of South Carolina; US Senator for South Carolina 1941-1954; chaired the Senate Finance Committee; played a key role in the development of the New Deal; namesake of Maybank Hall, one of the main academic buildings on campus
  • Glenn McConnell, class of 1969 - attorney; an influential force in South Carolina politics for more than two decades; elected to public office in 1981; president pro tempore of the South Carolina Senate from 2001 until he replaced the disgraced Ken Ard as the state's Lieutenant Governor; namesake of McConnell Residence Hall dormitory was named after him; president of the College of Charleston 2014-2018
  • Arthur Ravenel, class of 1950 - real estate developer; member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, South Carolina senator (1980-1986); elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1986; returned to the South Carolina Senate in 1996, serving until 2005; elected to the Charleston School Board in 2006, at age 79; namesake of the bridge connecting Charleston to Mt. Pleasant
  • Joseph O. Rogers, Jr. - transferred to The Citadel, Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1955-1966); 1966 Republican nominee for governor of South Carolina; U.S. attorney 1969-1970; practicing attorney in Manning[4]
  • Nick Shalosky, class of 2010 - first openly gay elected official in South Carolina; serves downtown Charleston on the District 20 Constituent School Board
  • Casey DeSantis, class of 2003 - News reporter and First Lady of Florida
  • Julius Waties Waring, class of 1900 - U.S. federal judge who played an important role in the early legal battles of the American Civil Rights Movement
  • Madeleine Westerhout, class of 2013 - former Personal Secretary to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations for the Trump Administration
  • Cheryll Novak Woods-Flowers, class of 1981-First female Mayor Town of Mount Pleasant, SC...1992-2001

Writers[edit]

  • Paul Hamilton Hayne, class of 1852 - poet, critic and editor
  • Ludwig Lewisohn, class of 1901 - novelist, translator and literary and drama critic; founding professor of Brandeis University
  • Padgett Powell, class of 1974 - writer and novelist
  • Ron Cooper, class of 1982 - novelist, poet, and essayist
  • Dan Beckmann, - Emmy Award winning NBC News Journalist, Writer, Producer, Editor in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Bureaus. Author and Contributing Columnist for Tribune Publishing; Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun
  • Louis D. Rubin, Jr. - literary scholar and critic, writing teacher, publisher, and writer
  • Catherine Mann, class of 1985 - USA Today bestselling novelist, winner of the RITA Award, novels translated/released in more than twenty countries

Others[edit]

Faculty[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Bret Lott - Professor of English, best-selling writer
  • Evan Parry - Associate Professor of Theatre, A member of the Actor's Equity Association and the Screen Actor's Guild and continues to work as a professional actor, director and fight director in a ongoing effort to satisfy his primary performance interests of classical and physical theatre. He serves as co-director of The Shakespeare Project. He previously served on the faculties of Michigan State University and SUNY/Buffalo.

Former[edit]

  • Alison Piepmeier - Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, known for her zine scholarship

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ernest Everett Blevins, Documentation of the Architecture of Samuel Lapham and the Firm of Simons & Lapham, Thesis for Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia, 2001.
  2. ^ "NBA/ABA Players who attended College of Charleston". databaseSports.com. Archived from the original on 2006-05-06. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  3. ^ Whetzel, Melissa (6 Mar 2013). "College Students to Help Produce "Live at The Charleston Music Hall"". The College Today. Retrieved 18 Jun 2015.
  4. ^ "Joseph O. Rogers, Jr., Papers" (PDF). library.sc.edu. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "College of Charleston Alumni Association".