List of Sigma Nu brothers

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Name Original chapter Notability References
James Frank Hopkins Alpha Co-founder of Sigma Nu Fraternity. [1]
Greenfield Quarles Alpha Co-founder of Sigma Nu Fraternity. [1]
James McIlvaine Riley Alpha Co-founder of Sigma Nu Fraternity; First Regent. [1]


Name Original chapter Notability References
Chip Arndt Beta Alpha Winner of The Amazing Race 4. [2]
Bob Barker Epsilon Beta Emmy-winning host of "The Price is Right" game show since 1972; has served as emcee for Miss Universe and Rose Bowl parade [2]
Michael Biehn Epsilon Alpha American actor/director who is known for playing the role as Kyle Reese in James Cameron's The Terminator (1984). Also played roles in Aliens (film) (1986), The Abyss (1989), and Tombstone (film) (1993). [2]
David Birney Delta Beta Award-winning actor/director whose career has embraced a substantial list of performances in both contemporary and classical roles in theatre, film and television. [2]
Joe Buck Beta Eta American sportscaster and the son of legendary sportscaster Jack Buck. He has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards for his play-by-play work with Fox Sports. [2]
William Daniels Gamma Beta American actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild (1999 to 2001). He is known for his performance as Dustin Hoffman's father in The Graduate (1967), as Howard in Two for the Road, as John Adams in 1776, as Carter Nash in Captain Nice, as Mr. George Feeny in ABC's Boy Meets World, as the voice of KITT in Knight Rider, and as Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere, for which he won two Emmy Awards. [2]
Vir Das Delta Theta Indian Bollywood actor and comedian. [3]
James Dean Epsilon Pi Cultural icon of teenage disillusionment, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were as loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955), and as the surly ranch hand, Jett Rink, in Giant (1956). Dean's enduring fame and popularity rests on his performances in only these three films, all leading roles. His premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status. [2]
Adam Duritz Zeta Xi Musician. Lead singer for the Counting Crows [2]
Harrison Ford Zeta Tau Actor [4]
Zane Grey Beta Rho American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier. [2]
Dave Guard Beta Chi American folk singer, songwriter, arranger and recording artist. Along with Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane, he was one of the founding members of The Kingston Trio. [2]
Jon Hamm Upsilon American actor notable for his role as Donald Draper in the television program Mad Men. [2]
William Inge Nu American playwright and novelist, whose works typically feature solitary protagonists encumbered with strained sexual relations. In the early 1950s, he had a string of memorable Broadway productions, and one of these, Picnic, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. [2]
Jamey Johnson Iota Lambda Country Music Singer, co-writer of the CMA and ACM 2007 Song of the Year "Give It Away", recorded by George Strait [2]
Tom Johnson Mu American journalist and media executive, best known for serving as president of Cable News Network (CNN) during the 1990s and, before that, as publisher of the Los Angeles Times newspaper. [2]
Richard Lester Beta Rho American film director based in Britain, best known for his work with The Beatles and his work on the Superman film series. Movies directed by Lester include A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Superman 2, and The Three Musketeers. [5]
Curt Menefee Beta Epsilon American sportscaster who is the host of the Fox network's NFL show Fox NFL Sunday. [2]
Al Michaels Zeta Upsilon Eta Kappa American television sportscaster. Now employed by NBC Sports after nearly three decades (1977–2006) with ABC Sports, he is perhaps best known for his many years of calling play-by-play of National Football League games, including nearly two decades with Monday Night Football. [2]
Glenn Miller Gamma Kappa Leader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, received the GRAMMY Hall of Fame Award in 1983 (In the Mood) and 1991 (Moonlight Serenade) [2]
Brian J. Mistler Delta Mu American Gestalt therapist and educator. [2]
Mike Posner Gamma American singer, songwriter, and producer. [6]
Tom Poston Epsilon American television and film actor. [2]
Burton Rascoe Gamma Rho American journalist, editor and literary critic of the New York Herald Tribune. [2]
Paul Rudd Nu American actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), Dinner for Schmucks (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and This Is 40 (2012). Also a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing the role of Ant-Man in several movies. [2]
Josh Saviano Beta Alpha American lawyer and former actor who played Kevin Arnold's best friend, Paul Joshua Pfeiffer, in the comedy-drama television show The Wonder Years. [2]
Shadoe Stevens Epsilon Kappa American radio host, voiceover actor, and television personality. He was the host of American Top 40 from 1988 to 1995. [2]
Boyd Tinsley Beta American violinist and mandolinist who performs as a member of the Dave Matthews Band. [7]
Aaron Yoo Beta Rho American Actor. Starred in the 2007 film Disturbia and the 2008 film 21. [8]
Eli Young Band Zeta Omicron All members of this country music band are initiated members of Sigma Nu. [9]
Tony Knittel Lambda Chi Color Commentator/DRL Analyst for the Drone Racing League on ESPN [10]
Bob Barker in 1975
Adam Duritz in 2010
Paul Rudd in 2015


Name Original chapter Notability References
Michael D. Antonovich Eta Phi Politician and the most senior-serving member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. [2]
Bill Baarsma Zeta Alpha Mayor of Tacoma, Washington from 2002 until 2009. [2]
Lloyd Bentsen Upsilon Four-term United States senator (1971–1993) from Texas and the Democratic Party nominee for Vice President in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket. He also served in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1955. In his later political life, he was Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the U.S. Treasury Secretary during the first two years of the Clinton administration. [2]
Quentin N. Burdick Gamma Tau American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented North Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives (1959–1960) and the U.S. Senate (1960–1992). At the time of his death, he was the third longest-serving senator (after Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd) among current members of the Senate. [2]
Alan Cranston Beta Chi American journalist and Democratic Senator from California. [2]
Tom Coburn Epsilon Epsilon United States Senator, medical doctor and Southern Baptist deacon. A member of the Republican Party, he is the junior senator from Oklahoma. [2]
Norman D. Dicks Gamma Chi U.S. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district, serving between 1977 and 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. [2]
Oliver M. Gardner Beta Tau American politician. He served as the 57th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1929 to 1933. He was a member of the Democratic Party. In addition, Gardner remains the only person to ever captain both the NC State Wolfpack and North Carolina Tar Heels football teams. [2]
Walter F. George Eta American politician from the state of Georgia. He was a long-time Democratic United States Senator and was President pro tempore of the Senate from 1955 to 1957. [2]
Jim Gibbons Delta Xi American politician. He served as the 28th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada from 2007 to 2011. He is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, having served from 1997 to 2006. He is a member of the Republican Party. [2]
Bob Graham Epsilon Zeta American politician and author. He was the 38th Governor of Florida from 1979 to 1987 and a United States Senator from that state from 1987 to 2005. [2]
Phil Gingrey Gamma Alpha American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives from Georgia since 2003. "Political Leaders". National Interfraternity Conference. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
Clifford P. Hansen Epsilon Delta Republican politician from the American state of Wyoming. He served as both the 26th Governor (1963–1967) and U.S. senator (1967–1978). [2]
Clarence M. Kelley Nu American public servant who served as the second Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. [2]
Malcolm Lafargue Phi U.S. Attorney for the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana from 1941 to 1950. [11]
Trent Lott Epsilon Xi Former Senator from Mississippi, former majority leader of the U.S. Senate. [12]
James A. McClure Delta Omicron American politician from the state of Idaho, most notably serving as a Republican in the U.S. Senate for three terms. [2]
George J. Mitchell Delta Psi Former majority leader in the U.S. Senate from Maine and known for his 2007 Mitchell Report. [2]
Jody Powell Eta Gamma White House Press Secretary during the presidency of Jimmy Carter.[13] He later founded a public relations firm. [2]
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. Delta Mu American politician who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 until 2007. [2]
Steve Symms Delta Omicron Four-term congressman (1973–81) and two-term U.S. Senator (1981–93) from Idaho. He was among the most conservative members of the Republican Party and is currently a partner at Parry, Romani, DeConcini & Symms, a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. [2]
Eugene Talmadge Mu Former Governor of Georgia. [2]
Herman Talmadge Mu Former Governor of Georgia and United States Senator. [2]
Neal Katyal Delta Beta Acting Solicitor General of the United States during the Obama Administration. [14]
Joe Trippi Zeta Iota Long-time American Democratic campaign worker and consultant. A mainstay in presidential politics, Trippi has worked on the presidential campaigns of Edward Kennedy, Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, Dick Gephardt, Jerry Brown and most recently John Edwards. Most notably, he served as campaign manager for presidential candidate and former Vermont governor Howard Dean. [2]
Roger Wicker Epsilon Xi Junior Senator from Mississippi, former U.S. Representative from Mississippi. [12]
Trent Lott official portrait
Clarence M. Kelley official portrait
Lloyd Bentsen official portrait
Tom Coburn official portrait


Name Original chapter Notability References
Felix "Doc" Blanchard Psi Three time All-American and 1945 Heisman trophy winner for Army (after joining Sigma Nu at UNC) [4]
Paul "Bear" Bryant Theta Coached several college football teams (most notably, his alma mater Alabama) for a career record of 323-85-17 [4]
Babe Clark Nu Former collegiate and professional football player. [15]
Cedric Dempsey Gamma Gamma Sports administrator who became the third executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association from 1994 to 2003. [2]
Bobby Dodd Epsilon Eta American college football coach at Georgia Tech. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player and coach,[16] something that only three people have accomplished. [2]
Walt Dropo Epsilon Phi American college basketball standout and a professional baseball first baseman. During a 13-year career in Major League Baseball, he played for the Boston Red Sox (1949–1952), Detroit Tigers (1952–1954), Chicago White Sox (1955–1958), Cincinnati Redlegs (1958–1959) and Baltimore Orioles (1959–1961). [2]
Dallas Green Delta Kappa pitcher, manager, and executive in Major League Baseball. [2]
Al Groh Beta Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, winning the award in 2002 and 2007. Groh has over 38 years of professional and collegiate coaching experience; this history includes 13 seasons in the NFL, a Super Bowl title with the New York Giants, and over a decade of working under coach Bill Parcells. [2]
John Hadl Nu Former collegiate and professional football player. [2]
Ray Ewry Nu Eight Time Olympic Gold Medalist and one of the greatest standing jumpers of the early Olympic era [4]
Eli Manning in 2012
Bobby Dodd in 1943

Other notable alumni[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Merrill Kenneth Albert Beta Psi Celebrated Los Angeles trial lawyer, author, UC Berkeley All-Star tennis player. [17]
Dan Amos Mu Chairman and chief executive officer of Aflac Incorporated. [2]
Vance D. Brand Gamma Kappa Former test pilot and NASA astronaut. He served as command module pilot during the first U.S.-Soviet joint space flight in 1975, and as commander of three space shuttle missions. [2]
James Carville Phi Political commentator and media personality who is a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. Carville was a co-host of CNN's former Crossfire opinion program. [2]
Ronald Evans Nu NASA astronaut and one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. [2]
Lee Fletcher Eta Zeta Political consultant, congressional staffer, radio talk show host, Republican candidate for Louisiana's 5th congressional district in 2002. [18]
Robert L. Gernon Nu Kansas Supreme Court Justice 2003–2005 [2]
Jason Kilar Psi Former CEO, and Founder of Hulu, helped launch video and streaming service at Amazon, UNC-Chapel Hill Commencement Speaker in May, 2015. [2]
Donald Malarkey Gamma Zeta Former non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II. Malarkey was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Scott Grimes. [2]
Charles R. Schwab Beta Chi American businessman and investor and the founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation. [2]
Kevin Systrom Beta Chi American businessman and founder of Instagram. [19]
General Paul Tibbets Epsilon Zeta brigadier general in the United States Air Force, best known for being the pilot of the Enola Gay (named for his mother), the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb in the history of warfare. The bomb, code-named Little Boy, was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. [2]
Don Tyson Gamma Upsilon American businessman who was the President and CEO of Tyson Foods during its rise to the top of the food business. [2]
Alvin Vogtle Beta Theta World War II pilot, inspiration for the POW character portrayed by Steve McQueen in the movie The Great Escape, VP of Alabama Power, CEO of Southern Company, namesake of Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. [20]
Charles Shirley Lambda Chi American Businessman and Co-Founder of HideIt Mount a top 500 business on the Inc 5000 list. [21]
Michael Magusiak Theta Gamma President and CEO of CEC (Chuck E. Cheese) Entertainment. [2]
Gary Fayard Former Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company. [22]
Brondon Brusswalll Upsilon Chopter member, prosidant af lettarce clob, ovid rack callectar. [2]


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