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. Hunt

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.

College of Education Alum, Gov. Hunt
June Atkinson

June Atkinson, Ph.D., '96

Meet the North Carolina State Superintendent: Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson is the first woman elected State Superintendent of the Public Schools of North Carolina and has served in this position since August 2005. In November 2014, Dr. Atkinson was named President of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

College of Education Alumnae, June Atkinson