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This is a list of notable alumni and faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Academia, science and technology
- Benjamin Chavis, civil rights activist, head of NAACP
- Glenda Gilmore, Peter and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History, Yale University
- Jill S. Tietjen, electrical engineer and consultant
- Greg Gbur, author and physicist
- Shane Wighton, engineer and YouTube personality for Stuff Made Here
Arts and literature
- Clay Aiken, singer, Broadway star, and 1st runner-up of the second season of American Idol
- Nicole Atkins, pop singer (2001)
- Seth Avett, musician, of The Avett Brothers (2002)
- Chris Lane, musician, of the Chris Lane Band
- The Moody Brothers, Grammy-nominated musicians
- Dave Moody, Dove Award-winning artist, producer, songwriter and indie filmmaker
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- Eddie Basden, Chicago Bulls guard/forward (2005)
- Duggar Baucom, Citadel Bulldogs head basketball coach (1995)
- Calvin Brock, heavyweight boxer (1999)
- Jon Busch, Columbus Crew goalkeeper (1996)
- Cameron Clark (American football), NFL player for the New York Jets
- Fieldin Culbreth, former Major League Baseball umpire
- Jon Davis (basketball), professional basketball player for the KK EuroNickel 2005
- Nate Davis (offensive lineman), NFL player for the Tennessee Titans
- Floyd Franks, Chicago Fire midfielder (2006)
- Leemire Goldwire, professional basketball player (May 2008)
- Bryan Harvey, California Angels and Florida Marlins pitcher
- Alex Highsmith, NFL player for the Pittsburgh Steelers
- 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)
- Kelly Earnhardt Miller, NASCAR owner
- Benny Moss, UNC Wilmington head basketball coach (1992)
- Larry Ogunjobi, NFL player for the Cleveland Browns
- Joe Posnanski, national columnist at NBC Sports, New York Times best-selling author
- Myatt Snider, NASCAR driver NASCAR Xfinity Series for joe Gibbs Racing
- Melvin Watkins, head basketball coach at Charlotte and Texas A&M (1977)
- Rodney White, professional basketball player (2001)
- Donnie Smith, professional soccer player (2013–2018)
Business and law
- R. Andrew Murray, US Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina
- Robert A. Niblock, Lowe's Chairman, President, and CEO (1984)
- Anne Tompkins, former US Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina
Politics and public life
- Mike Davis, California State Assemblyman (2006-2012); President Pro Tem, Los Angeles Board of Public Works Commission
- Dan Forest, Lt. Governor of North Carolina (1993)
- Richard Hudson, United States House of Representatives North Carolina's 8th congressional district (1996)
- Lillian M. Lowery, Superintendent of the Maryland State Department of Education
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- Kimberly Clarice Aiken, Miss America 1994 (attended; did not graduate)
- Heather Childers, Fox News weekend anchor
- Chelsea Cooley, Miss USA 2005 (attended; did not graduate)
- Joe Posnanski, 2011 NSSA Sportswriter of the Year
Notable UNC Charlotte faculty
Social science, arts and humanities
- Blaine E. Brownell, Director of the School of Architecture and author of the Transmaterial book series (2006-2017)
- Blair Rudes, professor of linguistics; 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; author of the international bestseller The Jesus Dynasty
Science and technology
- Kathy Reichs, bestselling author; inspiration of the Fox television drama Bones
- Raphael Tsu, physicist known for his research in man-made quantum materials, superlattices, and quantum wells
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- "Melvin Watkins". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- "Rodney White". Pro-Basketball Reference.com. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- "Donnie Smith - Men's Soccer". Charlotte Athletics.
- R. Andrew Murray: Following his active duty service, Mr. Murray attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he earned a degree in Political Science in 1989.
- "Dan Forest". 2014 Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- "Richard Hudson". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- "Lillian M. Lowery". April 22, 2014 Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- "How a linguist revived 'New World' language". NBC News.