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To date, 49 students or alumni from Carolina have been chosen to attend Oxford University as Rhodes Scholars. Sarah M. Bufkin ’13 was chosen in 2014; Rachel M. Myrick ’13 was selected in November 2012; Laurence Deschamps-Laporte ’11 and Steven Paul Shorkey Jr. ’11, announced in November 2010, became the 46th and 47th Rhodes Scholars from UNC.
The program began in 1904. Carolina ranks first among all major U.S. public research universities for producing the most Rhodes Scholars since 1987.
The information below is from the GAA’s Alumni Records Department, which welcomes updates about these individuals via email.
* denotes Morehead Scholars and, as of 2007, Morehead-Cain Scholars
Robert W. Spearman ’65 Rhodes ’65 Partner, attorney, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein; Raleigh
Paul Ross Likins ’55 Rhodes ’55 Southport, Conn.
Edwin Milton Yoder Jr. ’56 Rhodes ’56 Professor of journalism/humanities emeritus, Washington & Lee University; associate editor, Greensboro News and Washington Star; columnist, The Washington Post Writers Group.
Richard Henry Baker ’56 Rhodes ’56 Rector, Church of the Guardian Angel, Baltimore; headmaster, St. James School, Maryland; assistant rector and chaplain to undergraduates, St. Pauls, Charlottesville, Va.
Nelson Ferebee Taylor ’42 Rhodes ’49 Professor emeritus in UNC’s School of Law and chancellor of UNC (1972-80); Chapel Hill
Donald Graham Henderson ’48 Rhodes ’48 Alexandria, Va.
Robert Warren Barnett ’34 Rhodes ’34 Author and former deputy secretary of state under presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon; president of the Asia Society, Washington, D.C.
Ernest Craige ’39 Rhodes ’39 Retired professor of medicine at UNC; Chapel Hill
Corydon Perry Spruill ’20 Rhodes ’20 Professor emeritus in UNC’s department of economics and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Chapel Hill. Also a classmate and fraternity brother of Thomas Wolfe ’20.
Thomas James Wilson III ’21 Rhodes ’21 Head of the UNC Press and later head of the Harvard University Press.
William J. Cocke Jr. ’25 Rhodes ’26 Classmate of Thomas Wolfe ’20; lawyer in practice, Asheville; cameo appearance in Wolfe’s Of Time and The River as the Pulpit Hill Rhodes scholar in Oxford when Eugene Gant visits.
D. Edward Hudgins Sr. ’28 Rhodes ’29 Former GAA president and member of the GAA Board of Directors; counsel to Spencer Love of Burlington Industries; general counsel, Jefferson-Pilot Insurance; chairman of the Greensboro School Board at the time of Brown v. Board of Education who courageously pledged compliance with the decision; Greensboro.
William Monroe Gaddy (class of 1909) Rhodes 1910
Edgar Willis Turlington (class of 1911) Rhodes 1911
Oscar Rand Jr. (class of 1908) Rhodes 1908 Former colonel, U.S. Army; Washington, D.C.