Alumni Who Made it Big

NC has produced many individuals that have went on to become names that we see on television for their accomplishments and bettering of our country.

David Wolf graduated in the class of ‘74. Wolf took his education to Purdue University  where he earned his degree in electrical engineering and later his medical degree from Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Medicine. He then shortly trained as a flight surgeon with the US Air Force.

Wolf found what would make himself famous in ‘83 when he joined the Johnson Space Center. In ‘90 he was selected as an astronaut by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Wolf has been to space four times and spent a total of 168 days, eight hours and 57 minutes in space.

Jared Fogle graduated in the class of ‘95. Fogle continued his education at Indiana University, where he graduated in 2000 and then worked briefly for American Trans Air.

In ‘99 Fogle’s fame began, when he was recognized for his immense weight loss and credited it to a diet of Subway sandwiches. After Fogle lost over 200 pounds, a Chicago Subway franchise took Fogle’s story to the public. Fogle was recognized by Subway and was their official spokesperson from 2000-2015.

Fogle’s life took a turn in 2015 when he was accused of sexual offenses on minors. On Nov. 19, 2015 Fogle was convicted of distribution and receipt of child pornography and traveling to engage in illicit sexual contact with a minor and sentenced to 15 years, eight months in federal prison with possibility of parole after 13 years.

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds graduated in the class of ‘77. Edmonds, artist name Babyface, opted to not go to college and started his music career right after high school.

Edmonds has had a very diverse career serving as a singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive and film producer. He sang and wrote music in the R&B and pop genres.

He has won a total of 51 BMI awards, winning the BMI pop song writer of the year seven times. On Oct. 10, 2013 Edmonds was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Edmonds has a net worth of $80 million.

Eric Gordon graduated in the class of 2007. He currently plays basketball for the Houston Rockets and averages 15.7 points per game.

Gordon was named Mr. Basketball in his senior season at NC and ranked the No. 2 player in the country going into college.

Gordon attended University of Indiana for one season where he averaged 20.9 points per game, which would earn him the seventh overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Gordon played for the Clippers from 2008 to 2011, in 2011 Gordon was traded to the New Orleans Hornets where he played until 2016. In 2016 Gordon was traded to the Houston Rockets where he is currently playing.

Gordon’s most notable accomplishments in his 10 seasons include NBA sixth man of the year in 2017, NBA three point contest champion in 2017 and NBA all rookie second team in 2008.

Despite Gordon’s success at the professional level he has not forgot his roots and continues to support junior basketball in Indiana with his EG10 teams.

-Ian Brady

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