List of Sigma Chi members

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This is a list of notable alumni of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Many notable Sigma Chi Brothers are awarded the Significant Sig Award by headquarters, indicated by as superscriptS.

Athletics and sports entertainment[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Bill BucknerS USC, 1972 MLB, Boston Red Sox
Mark DeRosa University of Pennsylvania, 1997 MLB, San Francisco Giants [1]
Joe Gordon Oregon, 1936 2nd baseman from 1938-1950 for the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. 1942 American League MVP. 5 time World Series Champion. 9 time All-Star. Manager of Indians, Tigers, A's and Royals. Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Dick GroatS Duke University, 1953 MLB Player, Shortstop, Pittsburgh Pirates
Jim PalmerS Arizona State, 1967 MLB, Baltimore Orioles. Major League Baseball Hall of Famer pitcher [1]
Nolen Richardson Georgia, 1926 MLB third baseman with the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds. Head baseball coach, University of Georgia
Freddy Sale Georgia, 1924 MLB pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates
Skip Schumaker University of California-Santa Barbara, 2000 Second Baseman, Los Angeles Dodgers
Tom SeaverS USC, 1967 MLB, New York Mets
Vernon "Catfish" Smith Georgia, 1932 College Football Hall of Fame. Head baseball coach, University of Georgia
Bobby ValentineS USC, 1972 Former manager of the Boston Red Sox, former ESPN analyst for "Sunday Night Baseball." Former player in the MLB
Bill WerberS Duke University, 1930 MLB, Primarily with the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees
Josh WillinghamS University of North Alabama, 1999 MLB Player, Left fielder, Minnesota Twins
Skip Schumaker
Bobby Valentine

Basketball[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Stan Albeck Bradley, 1955 Head Basketball Coach, NBA - Cleveland Cavaliers 1979-80; San Antonio Spurs 1980-83; New Jersey Nets 1983-85; Chicago Bulls 1985-86. NCAA - Bradley Braves 1986-91.
Steve Belko Idaho, 1939 Head Men's Basketball Coach, Oregon 1956-1971, Idaho State, 1950-1956
Brad Brownell DePauw University, 1991 Head Men's Basketball Coach, Clemson University.
Bryan ColangeloS Cornell University, 1987 President and General Manager of the Toronto Raptors
W.A. Cunningham Vanderbilt University, 1906 University of Georgia Head Football Coach and Head Basketball Coach 1910-1919
Michael Gearon Georgia, 1986 Board of Managers, Atlanta Spirit, LLC, which is the group that owns the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Philips Arena.
Ron Greene Murray State University, 1962 Former head coach Mississippi State University, Murray State University, Indiana State University; 1978 Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year.
Bob HillS BGSU, 1971 Head coach, NBA Seattle SuperSonics, 2006; San Antonio Spurs 1994 - 1996; Indiana Pacers 1990 - 1993.
Gavin MaloofS Chattanooga, 1978 Owner of the Sacramento Kings and Monarchs. Owner, Maloof Sports & Entertainment.
Johnny OrrS Beloit College, 1951 Basketball coach, Michigan and Iowa State.
Eric Piatkowski University of Nebraska, 1993 Guard/Forward, L.A. Clippers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns.
Jack SikmaS Illinois Wesleyan University, 1976 Center and Assistant Coach for Houston Rockets.
Eddie SuttonS Oklahoma State, 1958 Oklahoma State Basketball Coach (retired), Big 12 Coach of the Year.
Jay Wright Bucknell, 1983 Men's Basketball Coach, Villanova University, Big East Coach of the Year: 2006, 2009, 2014
Eric Piatkowski
Jay Wright

Football[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Fred Akers University of Arkansas 1959 Running Back, Purdue University,1987-90 Head Coach University of Texas, 1977-86. Head Coach University of Wyoming 1975-76. Head Coach
Kenneth "Bud" AdamsS University of Kansas, 1944 Owner of Tennessee Titans.
Bill ArnspargerS Miami, 1950 New York Giants head coach, Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator, LSU Tigers head coach, University of Florida athletic director, San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator.
Red Badgro University of Southern California End, NFL New York Yankees, 1927-1928, New York Giants, 1930-1935, and Brooklyn Dodgers, 1936.
Matthew Baker UNC-Chapel Hill, 2006 Quarterback (Practice Squad), NFL Dallas Cowboys.
Drew Bennett UCLA, 2001 Wide receiver, NFL St. Louis Rams.
Drew BreesS Purdue, 2001 Quarterback, New Orleans Saints, 2010 Super Bowl winner & MVP
Howard "Hopalong" CassadyS The Ohio State University, 1956 Football, Running Back, 1955 Heisman Trophy recipient, 1956-1961/1963 Detroit Lions, 1962 Cleveland Browns, and 1962 Philadelphia Eagles
Brad Culpepper Florida, 1992 Defensive tackle, NFL Minnesota Vikings 1992–
W.A. Cunningham Vanderbilt University, 1906 University of Georgia Head Football Coach and Head Basketball Coach 1910-1919.
Brad DaluisoS UCLA Placekicker New York Giants
Mike DitkaS Pittsburgh, 1961 Tight end and later Coach, Chicago Bears, Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jim EverettS Purdue, 1986 Former NFL Quarterback, Los Angeles Rams, 1986–93; New Orleans Saints, 1994–1996; San Diego Chargers, 1997.
Paul Fersen Georgia, 1972 NFL Offensive Tackle, New Orleans Saints.
Jim Finn University of Pennsylvania 1999 Fullback, NFL New York Giants
Glenn Cadrez University of Houston 1992 Linebacker, NFL New York Jets, 1992–1995, Denver Broncos, 1995–2000, Kansas City Chiefs, 2001-2002.
Jeff Graham Ohio State University, 1988 NFL Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears.
Bob GrieseS Purdue, 1967 Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback for the Miami Dolphins [1]
Len Hauss Georgia, 1964 Washington Redskins 5-time Pro Bowl and 3-time All-Pro center. 70 Greatest Redskins. NFLPA President 1978-1980.
Woody HayesS Denison, 1935 NCAA Football Coach, The Ohio State University, 1951 - 1978. College Football Hall of Fame
Heneghan, LalS University of Pennsylvania 1985 Executive Vice President of Football Administration San Francisco 49ers, 2005–present.
Mark HerrmannS Purdue, 1980 Quarterback, NFL Denver Broncos, 1982; Baltimore Colts, 1983-1986.
Mike HolmgrenS USC, 1970 President of the Cleveland Browns. Former coach of the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.
Brad Hoover Western Carolina University, 2000 Fullback, NFL Carolina Panthers.
Don HutsonS Alabama, 1935 Green Bay Packers, Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Kliff KingsburyS Texas Tech, 2002 Quarterback, Texas Tech, 1998-2002, Offensive Coordinator, Texas A&M 2012; Coach, Texas Tech University, 2013-present.
Johnny MajorsS Tennessee, 1957 Football coach, Iowa State, 1968–1972; Pittsburgh, 1973–1976; Tennessee, 1977 - 1992. College Football Hall of Fame, 1987.
Bob McNairS University of South Carolina, 1958 Owner of NFL Houston Texans.
Urban MeyerS Cincinnati, 1986 Head Football Coach, Ohio State University, 2006 National Championship Coach, 2008 National Championship Coach.
Bronko NagurskiS Minnesota, 1930 Chicago Bears, Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Merlin OlsenS Utah State, 1962 Defensive Tackle, Los Angeles Rams, Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Sean PaytonS Eastern Illinois, 1987 Head Coach, NFL New Orleans Saints; Quarterback, AFL Chicago Bruisers, 1987.
John PontS Miami, 1952 Head football coach, Miami University, Yale University, Indiana University, Northwestern University.
Larry Rakestraw Georgia, 1964 NFL Quarterback for the Chicago Bears.
John RobinsonS Oregon, 1958 Head coach, NFL Los Angeles Rams; NCAA football USC Trojans, 1976 - 1982.
Lou SabanS Indiana University, 1944 Head coach, NFL Denver Broncos, 1967–1971; Buffalo Bills, 1972–1976
Clark Shaughnessy Minnesota, 1914 Head coach, Tulane University, 1915-1920, 1922-1926, Loyola University New Orleans, 1927-1932, University of Chicago, 1933-1939, Stanford University, 1940-1941, University of Maryland, 1942, 1946, University of Pittsburgh, 1943-1945, NFL Los Angeles Rams 1944-1949, University of Hawaii 1965; College Football Hall of Fame, 1968.
Phillippi SparksS Arizona State, 1991 Defensive Back New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, National Football League.
Hank StramS Purdue, 1945 Head coach, NFL Kansas City Chiefs, 1963 - 1974. Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2003.
Fielding H. YostS West Virginia, 1897 Head coach, University of Michigan, 1901–1923, 1925–1926; College Football Hall of Fame, 1951.
T. J. Yates University of North Carolina, 2011 NFL Quarterback for the Houston Texans.
Bob Griese
Woody Hayes
Mike Holmgren
Johnny Majors
Merlin Olsen
John Pont
Clark Shaughnessy

Golf[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Luke DonaldS Northwestern, 2001 Professional golfer, PGA Tour.
Casey Martin Stanford, 1995 Current Head Coach of the Oregon's golf team and former professional golfer, PGA Tour, Plaintiff, PGA Tour, Inc. v. Casey Martin, 2001.
Bo Van PeltS Oklahoma State, 1998 Professional golfer, PGA Tour.
Bubba WatsonS Georgia, 2001 Professional golfer, PGA Tour, One of the few left-handed golfers on tour, he is a multiple major champion, having won the Masters Tournament in 2012 and 2014. In 2014, Watson reached a career-high third place in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Adam Scott Nevada, 2000 Professional golfer, PGA Tour, He is currently the World No. 1 ranked golfer, as of 19 May 2014. He has won 27 professional tournaments around the world. His biggest win to date was the 2013 Masters Tournament, his first major championship and the first Masters won by an Australian in its 77-year history.

Other[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Dwight "Dike" Eddleman Illinois, 1949 Silver medalist, High jump, 1948 Olympics; NBA All-Star; generally considered the University of Illinois's greatest athlete.
Eric FonoimoanaS UCSB, 1993 Gold Medalist, Men's Beach Volleyball, 2000 Olympics.
T. J. Middleton Georgia, 1990 Tennis professional. 1994 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finalist. 2004 Over 35 Wimbledon Doubles Champion.
Billy Packer Wake Forest, 1962 CBS Sports Sportscaster
Reid Patterson Georgia, 1954 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games swimmer. Former 50 meter freestyle World record holder and 200 meter freestyle relay World record holder.
W.O. Payne Georgia, 1900 Athletic Director at the University of Georgia 1936-1943. Payne Hall on the Georgia campus is named in his honor.
Gordon SmithS Georgia, 1975 Executive Director and COO of the United States Tennis Association. Member of the ITA Hall of Fame.
Tony TrabertS University of Cincinnati, 1952 Tennis champion, International Tennis Hall of Fame member
Carl F. UllrichS Cornell University, 1950 Athletic Director at West Point 1980-1990. Executive Director of the Patriot League 1989-1993.
O'Neill Williams Emory, 1965 Professional fisherman and outdoor personality. Host of TV's O'Neill Outside on Sun Sports, SportSouth and the Versus channels.
Jeremy Fernandes Cincinnati, 2013 Soccer UC Men's http://www.uc.edu/groups/menssoccer/roster.html
Jeff Gorton Bridgewater MA, 1990 Hockey New York Rangers Assist General Manager

Politics and government[edit]

Those with careers spanning multiple categories are usually included with their highest or most prestigious office.

United States Cabinet and White House staff[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Jim BradyS Illinois, 1962 White House Press Secretary, 1981-1989 during the Reagan Administration.
Stanley K. Hathaway,S University of Wyoming, 1946 United States Secretary of the Interior, 1975 during the Ford Administration.
Patrick J. HurleyS George Washington University, 1913 United States Secretary of War 1929 - 1933 during the Hoover Administration.
Bert Lance Georgia, 1952 Director, Office of Management and the Budget (OMB), 1977 during the Carter Administration.
Thomas F. McLarty IIIS Arkansas, 1969 White House Chief of Staff, 1993-1994 during the Clinton Administration.
William P. RogersS Colgate University, 1934 United States Secretary of State, 1969 - 1973 during the Nixon Administration.
Charles G. Ross Missouri, 1905 White House Press Secretary, 1945-1950 during the Truman Administration.
Ron ZieglerS University of Southern California, 1961 White House Press Secretary, 1969-1974 during the Nixon Administration.
James Brady
Charles Ross

Justices and attorneys[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Earl Anzai Emory University, 2008 Attorney General of Hawaii (1999–2002).
William M. BarkerS Chattanooga, 1964 Chief Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court, 1995 - 2009.
Ossie BrownS Louisiana State University East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney, 1972-1984.
Michael J. BryantS University of British Columbia, 1987 Attorney General of Ontario 2003-2007, MPP.
J. Michael LuttigS Washington and Lee University, 1976 Former Federal Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1991 - 2006.
Frank MurphyS Michigan, 1912 United States Attorney General, 1939–1940; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1940 - 1949.
William C. O'KelleyS Emory University, 1951 Senior Judge, United States District Court 1970–Present.
Matthew G. Olsen University of Virginia, 1984 American prosecutor and Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), 2011–Present.
Jonathan L. RosnerS Wesleyan University, 1954 Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1959-1961.
William P. RogersS Colgate University, 1934 United States Attorney General, 1957 - 1961.
Randy Crane University of Texas, 1985 Youngest ever United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas 2002-Present.
Robert WefaldS University of North Dakota, 1964 North Dakota Attorney General 1981-1984.
David VivianoS Hillsdale College, 1994 Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 2013 - Present.
Frank Murphy
William Rogers

United States Senate[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
James Abdnor University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1945 U.S. Senator for South Dakota from 1981-1987. [2]
Mark AndrewsS North Dakota State University, 1949 U.S. Senator for North Dakota from 1981-1987.
C. Saxby ChamblissS Georgia, 1966 U.S. Senator for Georgia from 2003–present.
Bob CorkerS University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1974 U.S. Senator for Tennessee from 2007–present.
Lamar AlexanderS Vanderbilt, 1962 U.S. Senator for Tennessee from 2002–present.
Thomas du Pont MIT, 1885 U.S. Senator for Delaware from 1921–1922, 1925-1928.
John EnsignS UNLV, 1980 U.S. Senator for Nevada from 2001–2011.
Michael EnziS George Washington, 1966 U.S. Senator for Wyoming from 1996–present.
J. William FulbrightS University of Arkansas, 1924 U.S. Senator for Arkansas from 1945-1974.
Jake GarnS University of Utah, 1954 U.S. Senator for Utah from 1974-1993.
Barry GoldwaterS University of Arizona, 1932 U.S. Senator for Arizona from 1953–1965, 1969-1987.
Barry Goldwater
J. William Fulbright

United States House of Representatives[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
James Abdnor University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1945 U.S. Representative for South Dakota from 1973-1981. [2]
Mark AndrewsS North Dakota State University, 1949 U.S. Representative for North Dakota from 1963-1981.
John GaramendiS University of California - Berkeley, 1966 U.S. Representative for California from 2009–present.
Jim GerlachS Dickinson, 1980 U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania from 2003–present.
Barry Goldwater, Jr.S Arizona, 1962 U.S. Representative for California from 1969-1983.
Brooks HaysS George Washington, 1922 U.S. Representative for Arkansas from 1943-1959.
Steny HoyerS University of Maryland, 1963 U.S. Representative for Maryland from 1981–present. Current Minority House Whip 2011–present.
Henry HydeS Duke University, 1946 U.S. Representative for Illinois from 1975-2007.
Henderson Lovelace Lanham Georgia, 1910 U.S. Representative for Georgia from 1947-1957.
E.W. MarlandS Michigan, 1893 U.S. Representative for Oklahoma from 1933-1935.
Steven PalazzoS University of Southern Mississippi U.S. Representative for Mississippi from 2011–present.
Jerry M. Patterson University of Arizona, 1956 U.S. Representative for California from 1975-1985.
Chip PickeringS Mississippi, 1986 U.S. Representative for Mississippi from 1997-2009.
B. Carroll ReeceS Chattanooga, 1910 U.S. Representative for Tennessee from 1921-1931.
Todd RokitaS Wabash College, 1992 U.S. Representative for Indiana from 2011 to present. Also served as Secretary of State of Indiana, 2002-2010.
Bill ShusterS Dickinson College, 1983 U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania from 2001–present.
E.G. "Bud" ShusterS University of Pittsburgh, 1954 U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania from 1972-2001.
Ike SkeltonS University of Missouri, 1953 U.S. Representative for Missouri from 1977-2011.
Mo UdallS University of Arizona, 1949 U.S. Representative for Arizona from 1961-1991.
George M. O'Brien Northwestern University, 1938 U.S. Representative for Illinois from 1973-1986.
Steny Hoyer
Chip Pickering
Ike Skelton
Mo Udall

Governors and Lieutenant Governors of U.S. states[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Lamar AlexanderS Vanderbilt, 1962 Governor of Tennessee from 1979 - 1987.
John BohlingerS Montana, 1959 Lieutenant Governor of Montana from 2005–present.
Maurice BrittS University of Arkansas, 1941 Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.
Garland T. Byrd Georgia, 1949 Lieutenant Governor of Georgia from 1959-1963.
Kirk FordiceS Purdue, 1956 Governor of Mississippi from 1992 - 2000.
John GaramendiS University of California - Berkeley, 1966 Lieutenant Governor of California from 2007-2009.
Bill Haslam Emory, 1980 Governor of Tennessee from 2011–present.
Stanley K. Hathaway,S University of Wyoming, 1946 Governor of Wyoming from 1967 - 1975.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.S University of Pennsylvania, 1987 Governor of Utah from 2005 - 2009.
E.W. MarlandS Michigan, 1893 Governor of Oklahoma from 1935-1939.
Frank MurphyS Michigan, 1912 Governor of Michigan from 1937 - 1939.
Chase OsbornS Purdue University Governor of Michigan from 1911-1913.
Lamar Alexander
Kirk Fordice

Other U.S. state offices[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Judson H. Hill Emory University 1992 Democratic Leader
Bruce JacobS Florida State University, 1957 Florida Assistant Attorney General, 1960-1962.
John C. Land IIIS University of South Carolina, 1966 South Carolina Senate, 36th District, 1976–present. Senate Democratic Minority Leader, 2000–present
R. Brooks LaPlanteS University of Rochester Indiana House of Representatives, 46th District.
Stephen R. MacNamara University of Florida, 1975 Only person in history to serve as Chief of Staff for Governor of Florida (2011-12), President of Florida Senate (2011) and Speaker of Florida House of Representatives (1998-2000)
Bruce Jacob

Ambassadors[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
John Alan BeesleyS University of British Columbia, 1950 Canadian Ambassador to Austria, the International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the United Nations in Geneva and General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
William Tapley Bennett Jr.S Georgia, 1937 U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Portugal, and NATO.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.S University of Pennsylvania, 1987 U.S. Ambassador to China from 2009 - 2011.
Patrick J. HurleyS George Washington University, 1913 U.S. Ambassador to China from 1944 - 1945.
Edward "Skip" Gnehm Jr.S George Washington University, 1966 U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait from 1991-1994, to Australia from 2000-2001, and to Jordan from 2001-2004.
Ken Taylor University of Toronto Canadian Ambassador to Iran; helped six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis during a covert rescue known as the Canadian Caper.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Canadian politics[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Hon. Alexander Bradshaw Campbell Dalhousie University, 1955 Premier of Prince Edward Island.
Hon. Richard Bennett Hatfield Dalhousie University, 1956 Premier of New Brunswick.
Hon. Stewart Donald McInnes Dalhousie University, 1958 Member of Parliament, Minister of Supply and Services, Minister of Public Works, Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Hon. Jack Layton McGill University, 1969 Leader of the New Democratic Party and leader of the Official Opposition.

Other government positions[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Jonathan JarvisS The College of William & Mary, 1975 Director of the United States National Park Service from 2009 to present.
E. Earl Patton3 Georgia Institute of Technology, 1949 Georgia State Senator and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1968.
David Poythress Emory, 1964 Georgia politician: former Commissioner of Labor; Secretary of State; Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard; and candidate for Governor.
Lloyd RowlandS Memphis, 1972 Deputy Director, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency; Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive; Retired Col, USAF; Awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross for combat operations, Presidential Meritorious Rank, the Legion of Merit
Nicholas ScoppettaS Bradley University, 1958 New York City Fire Commissioner from 2002-2009.
Ross E. SwopeS University of Maryland, 1972 Supreme Court United States from 2002-present,2013.
John Willoughby Utah, 1985 Retired Naval Officer and former challenger for Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District in 2010.

Military[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Colonel Charles A. Beckwith Georgia, 1952 Credited for creating Delta Force.
Captain Maurice BrittS Arkansas, 1941 Recipient of the Medal of Honor.
Colonel William Eckhardt University of Mississippi, 1963 Chief Prosecutor in the My Lai Cases.
Master Sergeant Matthew Eversmann Hampden-Sydney College, 1988, Hon. BA 2000 Known for actions during The Battle of Mogadishu as portrayed by Josh Hartnett in Black Hawk Down.
Major General Jon Gallinetti California State University, Fresno 1972 Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Command
Major General Patrick J. HurleyS George Washington University, 1913
Colonel James R. Lockett Georgia, 1874 Charter member of the Delta Chapter. Camp Lockett was named in his honor.
General Merrill A. McPeakS San Diego State University, 1957 Former USAF Chief of Staff.
Captain Robert Prince Stanford University, 1941 Known for leading the Raid at Cabanatuan as portrayed by James Franco in The Great Raid.
General Victor E. "Gene" Renuart, USAF Indiana 1971 Former Commander of United States Northern Command.
General Russell A. RourkeS University of Maryland, 1953 Former United States Secretary of the Air Force.
Technical Sergeant Forrest L. VoslerS Syracuse University, 1948 Recipient of the Medal of Honor.
Colonel James LaufenburgS Ripon College, 1979 Advisor to NATO Commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, General David Petraeus.

U.S. astronauts[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
John W. YoungS Georgia Tech, 1952 United States Navy. Astronaut, Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, Space Shuttle.
Jake GarnS University of Utah, 1954 First Member of Congress to Fly into space (STS-51-D), 1985.
Greg HarbaughS Purdue 1978 Space Shuttle astronaut, STS-39, STS-54, STS-71, STS-82.
Scott AltmanS Illinois, 1981 United States Navy. Space Shuttle astronaut, STS-90, STS-106, STS-109.

Entertainment and media[edit]

Those with careers spanning multiple categories are usually included in the category they are most well known for.

Authors[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
George AdeS Purdue University, 1887 American writer, newspaper columnist (Fables in Slang), humorist.
Hervey AllenS Pittsburgh, 1915 Author of Anthony Adverse, and co-editor of Rivers of America Series.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.S Emory, 1962 . New York Times Best Seller list ("Life's Little Instruction Book").
W. Bruce CameronS Westminster College, 1978 Author, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
Milton CaniffS Ohio State University, 1930 Cartoonist, Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon
Will Clarke Louisiana State University, 1993 Author of The Worthy, Lord Vishnu's Love Handles
Todd A. Fonseca Marquette University, 1988 Author of The Time Cavern [3]
Stephen F. Hayes DePauw University, 1993 Official Biographer for Vice President Dick Cheney.
Mike PetersS Washington University in St. Louis, 1965 American cartoonist, (Mother Goose & Grimm); Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, Dayton Daily News.
Booth TarkingtonS Purdue University, 1893 Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, The Magnificent Ambersons.

News personalities[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Bret Baier DePauw University, 1992 Anchor, Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News Channel.
Greg Gutfeld University of California - Berkeley, 1987 Host of Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld on the Fox News Channel.
David HartmanS Duke University, 1956 Actor, former host, Good Morning America.
John McWethy DePauw University, 1969 Emmy-winning correspondent, ABC news.
Clayton Morris University of Pittsburgh, 1999 Host, Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel.
Andy Rooney Colgate University, 1942 Television personality, 60 Minutes.
Bob TrumpyS University of Utah, 1967 Color commentator, NBC Sports; Tight End, National Football League Cincinnati Bengals, 1968 - 1977.
Steve Weissman Northwestern University, 2001 Host, SportsCenter on ESPN.

Television and film actors[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Ty Burrell Oregon, 1987 Film actor, Film director, Television actor, Modern Family. [1]
Clancy BrownS Northwestern University, 1981 Film actor, The Shawshank Redemption, Highlander.
David CanaryS University of Cincinnati, 1960 Television actor, All My Children.
John CervenkaS University of Southern California, 1989 Television actor, producer, writer Burt Luddin's Love Buffet, MXC.
Jim CaviezelS University of Washington, 1990 Film actor, The Passion of the Christ. TV series Person of Interest.
William ChristopherS Wesleyan University, 1958 Television actor, M*A*S*H.
Eric Close University of Southern California, 1989 Television actor, Without a Trace
Buster CrabbeS University of Southern California, 1931 Actor, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon; Olympic Swimmer.
Brian DennehyS Columbia University, 1960 Tony Award-winning actor.
Evan Farmer Tulane University, 1995 Host, While You Were Out
Clarence GilyardS California State University, Long Beach, 1981. Film actor, Top Gun; Television actor, Walker, Texas Ranger.
Tony Hale Samford University, 1992 Actor, Arrested Development.
Woody HarrelsonS Hanover College, 1983 Academy Award-twice nominated actor, Emmy-nominated actor. [1]
Archie Kao George Mason University, 1996 Film actor.
Pat Kilbane Beloit College, 1990 Comedic actor.
Chester LauckS University of Arkansas, 1926 Radio comedy, Lum and Abner.
David LettermanS Ball State University, 1969 Television personality, host, The Late Show with David Letterman. [1]
Peter LupusS Butler University, 1954 Television actor, Mission: Impossible.
Steve LyonsS University of Houston, 2016 Film and Television actor, Intramural.
Stephen MartinesS Missouri State University, 1994 Film and Television Actor, "Burn Notice","The Vampire Diaries".
Neal McDonough Syracuse University, 1988, Film Actor, 88 Minutes, The Guardian
Ted McGinleyS University of Southern California, 1981 Film & television actor, Married... with Children, Hope & Faith
Burr McIntoshS Lafayette, 1884, silent film actor, supporting actor
Patrick Muldoon University of Southern California, 1991 Actor, Melrose Place, Starship Troopers.
Brett Murphy Pittsburgh, 2014 actor, Fever Pitch, Hope & Faith, Damages, Saturday Night Live.
Lee Norris Wake Forest University, 2004 Actor, One Tree Hill
Fred Newman Georgia, 1974 Actor, voice actor and composer. Men in Black, Harry and the Hendersons, Gremlins, Grand Theft Auto 2
Brad Pitt University of Missouri, 1986 Actor, Fight Club.
Ben Savage Stanford University, 2004 Television actor, Boy Meets World.
Sonny SeilerS Georgia, 1954 Film actor. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The Legend of Bagger Vance. Owner of University of Georgia mascot Uga
Tom SelleckS University of Southern California, 1967 Television actor, Magnum, P.I.. [1]
Jay Stewart Butler, 1939 Television game show announcer, Let's Make a Deal, Deal of the Century.
Regis ToomeyS Pittsburgh, 1921 Film actor, Meet John Doe, The Big Sleep.
Rip TornS University of Texas,[4] 1952 Film and television actor, Men in Black, The Larry Sanders Show.
John WayneS University of Southern California, 1929 Film actor.
Don WilsonS University of Colorado at Boulder, 1923 Announcer, The Jack Benny Program.

Music[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Luke BryanS Georgia Southern University Country Musician and Songwriter
Cole Swindell Georgia Southern University Country Artist, Songwriter, and Performer
Richard Slater Bucknell University 1977 Opera Singer
Wade Bowen Texas Tech University Texas Country Singer and Songwriter
Michael Utley University of Arkansas Musician and Songwriter, Founding Member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band

Film and television production[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Stephen J. CannellS University of Oregon, 1964 Emmy-winning television producer.
Ethan DroginS Harvard University, 1998 Television producer and writer.
Tom ShadyacS University of Virginia, 1981 Movie Director of films Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, and I Am.
Mark TinkerS Syracuse University, 1973 Television producer and director. "St. Elsewhere", "NYPD Blue".

Radio[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Keith BilbreyS Tennessee Tech, 1974 Announcer on the Grand Ole Opry
Norris GoffS University of Oklahoma, 1928 Radio comedy, Lum and Abner

Other[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Andrew DunnS Northwestern, 2000 CEO of Bonobos (apparel).
Edward "Ted" RogersS University of Toronto, 1956 Former president and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc.
Garrett L. McCarthyS Wabash College, 2013 Fashion designer and model for Brooks Brothers.
Harvey Hancock University of Utah, 1925 Northern California Campaign manager for two successful races by Richard Nixon: 1950 United States Senate, and 1952 Presidential campaign, under Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Business and technology[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Chuck Chrapko University of Waterloo Ontario, 1989 Co-Founder of Howell Data Systems. CEO of Blue Water Bridge Corporation.
Roy Chapman AndrewsS Beloit College, 1906 Explorer, Adventurer and Naturalist who became the director of the American Museum of Natural History
Philip AnschutzS University of Kansas, 1961 Entrepreneur, Anschutz Entertainment Group
Jeff Arnold Georgia, 1991 Founder and former CEO of WebMD. Owner of HowStuffWorks
Jim Barksdale Mississippi, 1965 CEO of Netscape, 1995–99
Reggie Bradford Georgia, 1990 Former CMO of WebMD and former President of Tandberg Television. Founder of ViTrue, Inc.
Kirk Cordill Hillsdale College, 1992 CEO of BMW China.
AD. "Pete" CorrellS Georgia, 1963 Chairman and CEO, Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
Alex d'ArbeloffS Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1949 Co-Founder, Teradyne
David Dillon Kansas, 1973 CEO of Kroger
Thomas du Pont MIT, 1885 Former President, DuPont Chemical
Keith FerrazziS Yale, 1986 Business consultant and author
William "Bill" George Georgia Tech, 1964 CEO, Medtronic 1991-2001, Board Member Goldman Sachs, Novartis AG, Exxon Mobil
Gordon GouldS Union College, 1941 One of primary inventors of the laser; National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Michael GravesS Cincinnati, 1958 Award-winning post-modern architect
James Haslam Jr.S Tennessee Founder and owner of Pilot Travel Centers.
Jon Huntsman, Sr.S University of Pennsylvania, 1959 Philanthropist; Founder, Huntsman Corporation; member, Forbes 400
E.W. "Ed" KelleyS Indiana University, 1939 Founder, Kelley & Partners Ltd; Chairman, Steak 'n Shake; Namesake of Kelley School of Business (Indiana University)
Keith J. KrachS Purdue University, 1979 Founder of Ariba. Grand Consul Sigma Chi Fraternity. Chairman of Purdue University Board of Trustees.
Kenneth LangoneS Bucknell University Co-Founder Home Depot. New York University's Medical Center is named after him and his wife.
J. Michael LuttigS Washington and Lee University, 1976 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Board of Directors for Boeing
Doug Manchester San Diego State University San Diego real estate developer, owner of the San Diego Union Tribune
E.W. MarlandS Michigan, 1893 Founder of the Marland Oil Company
J. Willard Marriott, Jr.S University of Utah, 1954 President of Marriott International
Christopher NassettaS University of Virginia, 1984 President and CEO of Hilton Worldwide
Robert Montgomery (lawyer) University of Alabama, 1952 Lawyer known for winning large settlements against the tobacco industry
Sreekanth RaviS University Of Illinois, 1987 Co-Founder and Retired CEO of SonicWall, Co-Founder and CEO of TelyLabs
Ed Seykota MIT, 1969 Self made money manager and investor
Matthew Simmons Utah, 1965 Founder and chairman emeritus of Simmons & Company International. Author of "Twilight in the Desert." Energy adviser to George W. Bush
Patrick W. Smith Harvard, 1991 Co-Founder of TASER International
Bob SwansonS MIT, 1969 Co-Founder of Genentech
C. Bruce Tarter MIT, 1961 Former director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Buddy Tudor Louisiana State University, 1957 General contractor and real estate developer in Louisiana
Dr. Gerard van Belle Whitman College, 1990 Noted astrophysicist at Lowell Observatory, the European Southern Observatory, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech.
Brown L. WhatleyS Georgia, 1926 Chairman of Arvida Corp., President of Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Charles WatsonS Oklahoma State University, 1972 Founder, former CEO, Dynegy
Craig DonohueS Drake University, 1981 CEO, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Toxey Haas Mississippi State University, 1978 Founder and CEO, Haas Outdoors, Inc. (Mossy Oak)
Tim Winkler George Mason University, 2005 Founder and CEO, TRW Consulting Services, LLC.
Brad Blumberg Dickinson College, 1985 Founder and CEO,Smarter Agent, holder of 5 patents for mobile search.
Michael Tipsord Illinois Wesleyan University, 1981 Vice Chairman and COO, State Farm Insurance Companies.
Stephen Steinour Gettysburg College, 1981 Chairman, CEO, and President, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

Medicine[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Dr. Alfred Blalock Georgia, 1919 Noted research surgeon at Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins and developer of the Blalock-Taussig Shunt. His work on blue baby syndrome has been documented in the 2004 movie Something the Lord Made.
William DeVriesS MD, University of Utah, 1966 Cardiothoracic surgeon, Performed first successful artificial heart implant surgery on Barney Clark, 1982
Joshua Butler Texas State University Texas, 2002 Director of Audioprothology

Education[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Hon. William Andrew MacKayS Dalhousie University, 1950 Former President of Dalhousie University
Dr. Gregory H. AdamianS Wesleyan, 1948 Former President and Chancellor of Bentley University
David B. AshleyS MIT, 1973 President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dr. Jack N. Averitt Georgia, 1943 Dean Emeritus, Professor Emeritus and Head of History Dept. at Georgia Southern University. Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies at GSU named in his honor.
John Gabbert BowmanS University of Iowa, 1899 Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh from 1921-1945. The Cathedral of Learning, the second tallest educational building in the world, is dedicated to him.
Dr. Joel CunninghamS Chattanooga, 1965 Vice Chancellor and President of the University of the South from 2000-2010.
Dr. Constantine William CurrisS University of Kentucky, 1962 President of Murray State University from 1973–1983 and the University of Northern Iowa from 1983-1995 [5]
Dr. George H. Denny University of Virginia, 1896 15th President of the University of Alabama. Bryant-Denny Stadium and the Denny Chimes are named in his honor. http://bamasig.org/s/index.cfm?SSID=4
Lamar DoddS Georgia Tech, 1930 Head of Art Department at University of Georgia. Lamar Dodd School of Art named in his memory at the University of Georgia.
Rufus FitzgeraldS University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1919 Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh from 1945-1955. The Fitzgerald Field House is named in his honor.
Mark E. KeenumS Mississippi State, 1984 President of Mississippi State University, 2009-present.
James R. KillianS MIT 1925 10th President of MIT, special assistant for science and technology to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1957 - 1959
Dr. Tomlinson Fort, Jr. Georgia, 1952 Head of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon and Vanderbilt University. Provost and Vice President Cal Poly
Dr. Cecil C. HumphreysS University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1936 President of Memphis State University from 1960-1972
Dr. Bernie MachenS Vanderbilt University, 1966 Eleventh President of the University of Florida (2003–Present). Former President of the University of Utah (1997–2003). [6][7]
Dr. Robert D. McTeerS Georgia, 1964 Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System [8]
Dr. Peter T. Mitchell Albion College, 1967 President of Albion College from 1997-2007 [9]
William C. Powers University of California, Berkeley, 1968 Current President of the University of Texas at Austin
Dr. J. Wayne ReitzS Colorado State, 1930 Fifth President of the University of Florida (1955–1967) [10]
Robert H. ShafferS Depauw University, 1936 Pioneer in Student Affairs
Elvis Jacob Stahr, Jr.S University of Kentucky, 1936 Dean of College of Law at Kentucky, 1948-1957. President of West Virginia University 1959-1961. Secretary of the Army 1961—1962. President of Indiana University, 1962-68. [11]
Dr. Robert LindgrenS University of Florida, 1976 President of Randolph-Macon College

Non-profit[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Hector A. "Tico" PerezS University of Central Florida National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America

Theology[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
M. Russell Ballard University of Utah, 1947 Quorum of the Twelve, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Theodore M. Burton University of Utah, 1932 First Quorum of Seventy, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Terence FinlayS University of Western Ontario, 1959 Retired Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Canada
Titus LoweS Ohio Wesleyan, 1900 Bishop, Methodist Episcopal Church and The Methodist Church
Arthur Wheelock MoultonS Hobart College, 1939 Bishop and President of the Pacific Province for the Episcopal Church.
William B. OdenS Oklahoma State University, 1957 Bishop, United Methodist Church
Hugh W. Pinnock University of Utah, 1958 First Quorum of the Seventy and Presidency of the Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
William McFerrin StoweS University of Miami, 1938 Bishop, The Methodist Church

Notes[edit]

S- Has been awarded the Significant Sig Award[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Famous Greeks". University of Illinois Interfraternity Council. Archived from the original on 2007-08-02. Retrieved 2007-03-08. 
  2. ^ a b "James Abdnor". Pierre, South Dakota: South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Fonseca, Todd A. (2009-10-01). "The Time Cavern". Ridan Publishing. 
  4. ^ http://www.texasmonthly.com/content/rip-torn
  5. ^ Curris Biography at UNI site
  6. ^ University of Florida, Office of the President, The President. Retrieved August 9, 2009.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ http://sago-news.tamu.edu/releases/?p=25
  9. ^ http://www.albion.edu/catalog/albion-history/
  10. ^ University of Florida, Past Presidents, J. Wayne Reitz (1955–1967). Retrieved August 9, 2009.
  11. ^ Biography at IU site
  12. ^ Sigma Chi List of Significant Sigs

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