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Distinguished Alumni

Since 1927 the College of Education has been graduating professionals who have transformed the field of education, established businesses across North Carolina and made a difference in their communities. We celebrate their successes and recognize their contributions.

Gov. Jim Hunt, ’59, ’62

Nationally recognized for leading his state through two decades of dramatic economic change and educational reform, Governor Hunt spearheaded the transformation of its economy from traditional industry to knowledge-driven industries – biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and IT.

Gov. Hunt

June Atkinson, Ph.D., ’96

Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson is the first woman elected State Superintendent of the Public Schools of North Carolina and served in this position from 2005-2016.

June Atkinson