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Notable Sigma Nu Members

Sigma Nu's Vision is Excelling with Honor, which is carried not only through our member's college careers, but their entire lives. Many of our alumni have gone on to excel with honor in their occupations and made an impact on their industry. Famous Sigma Nu alumni have included men of note in the arts, media, politics, sports, and numerous other fields. Some of the most well known are listed below.

Arts and Entertainment

NameChapterInstitutionDescription
Chip Arndt Beta Alpha Yale University Amazing Race 4 Winner
Bob Barker Epsilon Beta Drury University Emmy-winning host of "The Price is Right" game show since 1972; has served as emcee for Miss Universe and Rose Bowl parade
David Birney Delta Beta Dartmouth College Award-winning actor/director whose career has embraced a substantial list of performances in both contemporary and classical roles in theatre, film and television.
Joe Buck Beta Eta Indiana University Sportscaster on FOX television network
William Daniels Gamma Beta Northwestern University Emmy Award winning actor starred in St. Elsewhere and Boy Meets World, and was the voice of "KITT" in the television show Knight Rider.
Adam Duritz Zeta Xi University of California, Davis Lead singer for the Counting Crows
Harrison Ford Zeta Tau Ripon College Starred in some of the most successful films ever made, including Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and The Fugitive. Also the 1985 Oscar best actor nominee for Witness
Zane Grey Beta Rho University of Pennsylvania Western novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)
Dave Guard Beta Chi Stanford University Guitar player who helped form the Kingston Trio. The Kingston Trio won the 1959 Grammy for best folk performance.
William Inge Nu University of Kansas Noted poet and playwright. Earned a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1953 for his play Picnic. Also won an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay in 1961 for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.
Jamey Johnson Iota Lambda Jacksonville State University Country Music Singer, co-writer of the CMA and ACM 2007 Song of the Year "Give It Away," recorded by George Strait
Kay Kyser Psi University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A popular American bandleader and radio personality of the 1930's and 1940's.
Fulton Lewis, Jr. Beta University of Virginia A prominent conservative American radio broadcaster from the 1930's to the 1960's.
Johnny Long Gamma Duke University One of the most popular American band leaders during the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's.
Dumas Malone Xi                               Sigma Emory University                 Vanderbilt University An American historian, biographer, and editor noted for his six-volume biography on Thomas Jefferson, "Jefferson and His Time", for which he received the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for history. 1983, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Curt Menefee Beta Epsilon Coe College Sportscaster on FOX television network
Al Michaels Zeta Upsilon
Eta Kappa
Arizona State University
San Diego State University
Play by play sportscaster for NBC's Sunday Night Football; formerly announced ABC's Monday Night Football from 1986 until it ended in 2005; one of only two men to have broadcasted for the championships of the four major American pro sports (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL)
Glenn Miller Gamma Kappa University of Colorado at Boulder Leader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, received the GRAMMY Hall of Fame Award in 1983 (In the Mood) and 1991 (Moonlight Serenade)
Brian Mistler Delta Mu Stetson University American philosopher and writer, Gestalt psychologist who studied with M. Pat Korb
Vaughn Monroe Delta Sigma Carnegie-Mellon University Popular baritone singer, trumpeter, big band leader, and actor in the 1940's and 1950's. Composed the "Sigma Nu Waltz" with an arrangement for a male quartet.
Tom Poston Epsilon Bethany College Won 1959 Emmy as best supporting actor in a comedy series for The Steve Allen Show. Featured in To Tell the Truth, Mork and Mindy, and Newhart. He received best supporting actor Emmy nominations in 1984, 1986, and 1987.
Burton Rascoe Gamma Rho University of Chicago Editor and literary critic
Paul Rudd Nu University of Kansas Actor in films such as Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Clueless, and The Shape of Things
Charles "Chic" Sale Gamma Mu University of Illinois Popular character actor and comedian from the 1930's.
Josh Saviano Beta Alpha Yale University Actor; played Paul Pfeiffer on the sitcom The Wonder Years
Shadoe Stevens Epsilon Kappa University of North Dakota Host of ABC radio's American Top 40; voice of Hollywood Squares.
Boyd Tinsley Beta University of Virginia Violinist of Dave Matthews Band fame.
Bob Wolff Gamma Duke University The longest running television sportscaster in history. Wolff has been the play-by-play broadcaster for all four major sports championships-World Series, Stanley Cup, NBA Championship, and the Super Bowl.

Business

NAMECHAPTERINSTITUTIONDESCRIPTION
Daniel Amos Mu University of Georgia Chairman and CEO of AFLAC and AFLAC Incorporated
Charlie Eitel Epsilon Epsilon Oklahoma State University - Stillwater Former Chairman and CEO, Simmons Company. Past Regent of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Robert L. Gernon Nu University of Kansas Kansas Supreme Court Justice (2003-2005).
Miller Gorrie Beta Theta Auburn University Founder of Brasfield & Gorrie general contractors.
Chet Huber Eta Mu Kettering University Former President and CEO of OnStar; Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School in 2011.
Don Humphreys Epsilon Epsilon Oklahoma State University - Stillwater Former Vice President and Principal Financial Officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Rupert Johnson, Jr. Lambda Washington & Lee University Vice Chairman ofthe Board at Franklin Resources.
Tom Johnson Mu University of Georgia Former President of CNN; Also served as President and Publisher of the Dallas Times Herald and the Los Angeles Times; Served in the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Ken Kendrick Gamma Pi West Virginia University Founder of Datatel, Inc. and Managing General Partner of the Arizon Diamondbacks.
Richard Kinder Rho University of Missouri The co-founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of Kinder Morgan Inc., an energy and pipeline corporation.
Dane Miller Eta Mu Kettering University An American business executive. Co-founder of the orthopedic company Biomet and was its president and chief executive from 1978 to 2006.
Johnny Morris Epsilon Beta Drury University Founder and majority owner of Bass Pro Shops outdoor retailer.
David O'Reilly Epsilon Beta Drury University Chairman of O'Reilly Automotive Inc.
Larry O'Reilly Epsilon Beta Drury University Vice-Chairman of O'Reilly Automotive Inc.
Charles R. Schwab Beta Chi Stanford University Founder, Chairman and CEO ofCharles Schwab Corporation Retail Stock Brokerage.
Edward Durell Stone Gamma Upsilon University of Arkansas - Fayetteville World renowned architect whose works include Radio City Music Hall and the Museum of Modern Art, both in New York City.
Don Tyson Gamma Upsilon University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Former Chairman and CEO of Tyson Foods.
Alvin Vogtle Beta Theta Auburn University Believed to be the inspiration for the POW character portrayed by Steve McQueen in the movie The Great Escape. Former President and Chairman of the Board of Southern Company.
Bill Watson Delta Mu Stetson University Founder, owner and Chairman of the Board of Watson Realty Corp., the largest real estate company in Florida.

Education

NAMECHAPTERINSTITUTIONDESCRIPTION
Victor Boschini Beta Iota University of Mount Union The current chancellor at Texas Christian University.
Archibald Henderson Psi University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill American professor of mathematics who wrote on a variety of subjects, including drama and history. An acclaimed biographer who documented the biography of George Bernard Shaw and Mark Twain.
Herman B. Wells Beta Eta Indiana University A world leader in education. Holds the record for the most honorary doctorates from 26 universities. Served on numerous foreign commissions during and after WWII. Past Regent Wells was the first Sigma Nu to be inducted into both the Hall of Honor and the Hall of Fame.

Government and Military

NameChapterInstitutionDescription
George W. Andrews Theta University of Alabama United States Representative for Alabama's 3rd District (1944-1971) (D - Alabama)
Michael D. Antonovich Eta Phi California State University, Los Angeles Member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (1980-2016); Served as the Board's chairman in 1983, 1987, 1991, 2001 and 2006.
Bill Baarsma Zeta Alpha University of Puget Sound Former mayor of Tacoma, Washington (2002-2009)
Howard H. Baker, Sr. Epsilon Eta University of Tennessee United States Representative for Tennessee's 2nd District (1951-1964); Tennessee state route 63 is named Congressman Howard H. Baker Highway (R - Tennessee)
Lloyd Bentsen Upsilon University of Texas at Austin U.S. Senator (1971-1993) (D - Texas); Former Secretary of the Treasury and Vice Presidential candidate in 1988
Vance Brand Gamma Kappa University of Colorado at Boulder Test pilot and NASA astronaut who flew four space missions, the Apollo Soyuz, STS-5, STS-4-B, and STS-35.
Charles B. Brownson Gamma Nu University of Michigan United States Representative for Indiana's 11th District (1951-1959) (R - Indiana)
Quentin N. Burdick Gamma Tau University of Minnesota, Twin Cities United States House of Representatives (1959-1960); U.S. Senator (1960-1992) (D — North Dakota)
William Sterling Cole Delta Upsilon Colgate University United States Representative for New York's 37th District (1935-1957); Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (1957-1961) (R - New York)
Alan Cranston Beta Chi Stanford University U.S. Senator (1968-1993); Senate majority whip (1987-1991) (D — California)
Tom Coburn Epsilon Epsilon Oklahoma State University - Stillwater Former member of the United States House of Representatives (1994-2000) and United States Senate (2004-2015) (R — Oklahoma)
Steve Daines Zeta Nu Montana State University Former United States Representative for Montana's at-large congressional district from 2013-2015. Current United States Senator (2014 to present) (R - Montana)
Samuel L. Devine Beta Nu Ohio State University United States Representative for Ohio's 12th District (1959-1981) (R - Ohio)
Norm Dicks Gamma Chi University of Washington Former member of the United States House of Representatives (1976–2013) (D — Washington)
Ronald Evans Nu University of Kansas NASA astronaut and Pathfinder to the Stars who piloted Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon to date.
Joseph "Allen" Frear Delta Kappa University of Delaware United States Senator (1949-1961) (D - Delaware)
William E. "Bill" Frenzel Delta Beta Dartmouth College United States Representative for Minnesota's 3rd District (1971-1991) (R - Minnesota)
Walter F. George Eta Mercer University Served for 34 years (1923-1957) as a United States Senator for the State of Georgia (D — Georgia)
Jim Gibbons Delta Xi University of Nevada, Reno Current Nevada Governor
Phil Gingery Gamma Alpha Georgia Tech Former Republican United States Representative for Georgia's 11th District (2003-2015) (R - Georgia)
Bob Graham Epsilon Zeta University of Florida Governor of Florida (1978–1986); U.S. Senator (1986–2005) (D — Florida)
Clifford P. Hansen Epsilon Delta University of Wyoming Governor of Wyoming (1963-1967); U.S. Senator (1967-1968) (R — Wyoming)
Dean Heller Epsilon Omicron Southern California A member of the United States House of Representative for Nevada's 2nd District (2007-2011) until appointed to a vacant seat in the US Senate in 2011; Elected to the Senate in 2012 (2011 to present) (R - Nevada)
Elwood H. "Bud" Hills Beta Eta Indiana University United States Representative for Indiana's 5th District (1971-1987) (R - Indiana)
Clarence M. Kelley Nu University of Kansas Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from July 9, 1973 through February 23, 1978. Kelley, who was Kansas City police chief when he received the appointment, had been an FBI Agent from 1940 to 1961. Kelley also served in the United States Navy (22 July 1944 - 9 April 1946) having been granted military leave from the FBI.
Trent Lott Epsilon Xi University of Mississippi Republican member of the United States House of Representatives (1973-1989); U.S. Senator (1989-2007); Senate majority leader (2001); Senate minority leader (2001-2003) 
Don Malarkey Gamma Zeta University of Oregon Member of Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II and is prominently featured in the Steven Ambrose book Band of Brothers, which was made into a very popular HBO mini series.
James A. McClure Delta Omicron University of Idaho United State House of Representatives (1967-1973); U.S. Senator (1973-1991) (R — Idaho)
Jim McCrery Eta Zeta Louisiana Tech University A Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1988 to 2009. He represented the 4th District of Louisiana.
James Douglas "Mike" McKevitt Delta Omicron University of Idaho United States Representative for Colorado's 1st District (1971-1973); Assistant United States Attorney General (1973-1974) (R - Colorado)
Robert Henry Michel Zeta Phi Bradley University (D) - Representative (Illinois); United States Representative for Illinois 18th District who served for 38 years (1957-1995)
George J. Mitchell Delta Psi Bowdoin College U.S. Senator (1980-1985); Former Senate majority leader (1989-1995) (D - Maine); Chairman of The Walt Disney Company (2004-2007)
Olin "Stephen" Pace Gamma Alpha Georgia Tech United States Representative for Georgia's 3rd District (1937-1951) (D - Georgia)
Jody Powell Eta Gamma Georgia State University White House Press Secretary under President Carter (1977-1981).
Jim Renacci Iota Alpha Indiana University of Pennsylvania United States Representative for Ohio's 16th District (2011 to present). He is a candidate in the Republican Party primary for Governor of Ohio in the 2018 election. (R - Ohio)
John M. Robsion, Jr. Delta Pi George Washington University United States Representative for Kentucky's 3rd District (1953-1959); Republican nominee for Governor of Kentucky (1959) (R - Kentucky)
Brad Schneider Gamma Beta Northwestern University United State Representative for Illinois' 10th District from (2013-2015, 2017 to present) (D - Illinois)
E. Clay Shaw Jr. Delta Mu Stetson University Former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981-2006, representing the 22nd District of Florida
J. George Stewart Delta Kappa University of Delaware United States Representative for Delaware (1935-1937); Appointed as "Architect of the Capitol" (1954-1970) (R - Delaware)
Burton E. Sweet Beta Mu University of Iowa United States Representative for Iowa's 3rd District (1915-1923) (R - Iowa)
Steve Symms Delta Omicron University of Idaho United States House of Representatives (1973-1981); U.S. Senator (1981-1993) (R — Idaho)
Eugene Talmadge Mu University of Georgia Governor of Georgia (1933–1937 and 1941–1943); elected in 1946 but died before his inauguration.
Herman E. Talmadge Mu University of Georgia Governor of Georgia (1949–1955); U.S. Senator (1957–1981) (D — Georgia)
General Paul Tibbets Epsilon Zeta University of Florida Pilot ofthe EnolaGay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on Hiroshima in 1945.
Joe Trippi Zeta Iota San Jose State University Campaign manager for Howard Dean in 2004; worked on other Democratic campaigns from the 1980s onward
Zach Wamp Psi North Carolina United States Representative for Tennesse's 3rd District (1995-2011) (R - Tennessee) 
Roger Wicker Epsilon Xi University of Mississippi Republican member of the United States House of Representative (1995–2007); United States Senator (2008 to present). (R — Mississippi)
Addison "Joe" Wilson Lambda Washington & Lee University United States Representative for South Carolina's 2nd District (2001 to present) (R - South Carolina)

Sports

NameChapterInstitutionDescription
Felix "Doc" Blanchard Psi University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Three time All-American and 1945 Heisman trophy winner for Army (after joining Sigma Nu at UNC)
Paul "Bear" Bryant Theta University of Alabama One of the winningest coaches in college football history (ranked 8th at the end of the 2016 season); Won six National Championships (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979); Coached several college football teams, including his alma mater Alabama, for a career record of 323-85-17, over 38 years; Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame (1986).
Gene Budig Delta Eta University of Nebraska - Lincoln Chancellor for the University of Kansas for 13 years before leaving in 1994 to become President of Major League Baseball's American League until 1999 when the presidencies of the American League and National League were abolished.
Cedric Dempsey Gamma Gamma Albion College Served as the third Executive Director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from 1993 to 2002.
Bobby Dodd Epsilon Eta University of Tennessee Coached Georgia Tech football team to 165-64-8 record; All-American quarterback for Tennessee; One of only three men in the College Football Hall of Fame as both a coach (1993) and a player (1959).
Walt Dropo Epsilon Phi University of Connecticut American League rookie of the year in 1950; played twelve seasons for the Red Sox
Ray Ewry Beta Zeta Purdue University Olympic track and field athlete winning 10 Gold medals between 1900-1908.
Dallas Green Delta Kappa University of Delaware Major League baseball player; manager of Chicago Cubs and New York Mets; managed 1980 Philadelphia Phillies to first World Series title
Al Groh Beta University of Virginia Former head football coach at Wake Forest University (1981-1986), the NFL's New York Jets, and the University of Virginia (2001-2009); College football analyst for ESPN.
John Hadl Nu University of Kansas A former professional American football player for 16 seasons in the AFL and NFL; Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (1994); Associate Athletic Director in the University of Kansas.
Mel Hein Delta Iota Washington State University Member of the College Football Hall of Fame and charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sometimes known as "Old Indestructible", renowned for being both a football player and coach.
Jess Hill Epsilon Omicron University of Southern California An American athlete, coach, and college athletics administrator. Coached two national championship teams in track and field, and went on to become the first person to both play and coach Rose Bowl champions.
Dick Howser Zeta Zeta Florida State University American League Rookie of the Year in 1961; managed the Kansas City Royals to first World Series title
Lindy Infante Epsilon Zeta University of Florida Green Bay Packers head coach 1988–1991; Indianapolis Colts head coach (1996-1997).
Chet Jastremski Beta Eta Indiana University 1964 Olympic Bronze Medalist; Featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated (January 29, 1962); Member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame (1977).
Hayes Alan Jenkins Gamma Beta Northwestern University Olympic figure skating Gold Medalist, 1956
Norm Johnson Epsilon Pi University of California, Los Angeles Former NFL placekicker; Ranks eleventh all time in points scored in NFL history (as of the end of the 2016 season).
Stan Jones Delta Phi University of Maryland Inducted into NFL Hall of Fame (1991) after a 12 year career (1954-1966); Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame (2000).
Henry Jordan Beta University of Virginia An American football defensive takcle for the Cleveland Browns adn Green Bay Packers during his thirteen-year National Football League (NFL) career. He played in the NFL from 1957 to 1969 and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jerry Kramer Delta Omicron University of Idaho A former professional American football player, author and sports commentator, best remembered for his 11-year National Football League (NFL) career with the Greenbay Packers as an offensive lineman.
Guy Lewis Zeta Chi University of Houston University of Houston Basketball coach with 27 straight winning seasons
Archie Manning Epsilon Xi University of Mississippi Played 16 seasons in the NFL, at quarterback, for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings; Two time Pro Bowl selection (1978, 1979); Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (1989).
Eli Manning Epsilon Xi University of Mississippi Professional quarterback for the New York Giants; Two-time Super Bowl MVP.
Mike McCormack Nu University of Kansas Inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame (1984); Six time Pro Bowl selection.
Wayne Munn Delta Eta University of Nebraska-Lincoln World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion in 1925
Rick Neuheisel Epsilon Pi University of California, Los Angeles Former college football head coach and assistant coach with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens; In 2015, was hired by CBS to be a studio analyst for college football.
Jack Nichols Gamma Chi       Epsilon Omicron University of Washington         University of Southern California A 6'7" center who attended the University of Washington and the University of Southern California, Nichols played nine seasons (1948-1951; 1952-1958) in the National Basketball Association. Upon his retirement from professional basketball, Nichols served as the team dentist for the University of Washington and for the Seattle Sonics.
Pat Riley Gamma Iota University of Kentucky Former NBA player and head coach; Served as head coach for five NBA championship team (L.A. Lakers-4, Miami Heat-1) and as a player (1972) or assistant coach (1980) on two more; Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame (2008).
Bill Stanfill Mu University of Georgia NFL All-Pro defensive end for Miami Dolphins; college football All-American and Outland Trophy winner for Georgia Bulldogs
Steve Stenstrom Beta Chi Stanford University Former NFL quarterback; Heisman trophy candidate as the quarterback at Stanford.
Greg Swindell Upsilon University of Texas at Austin Former Major League Baseball pitcher (1986-2002); Baseball America's Freshman of the Year (1984); Inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame (2008).
Tommy Vardell Beta Chi Stanford University Former NFL running back (1992-1999); Held the record for most rushing yards in a season by a Stanford running back with 1,084 yards (1991) until 2009.
Bill Yoast Eta Mercer University Coach portrayed in Remember the Titans
Billy Vessels Delta Epsilon University of Oklahoma Played college football at the University of Oklahoma and won the Heisman Trophy in 1952. Vessels went on to play professional football with the National Football League's Baltimore Colts.
Ellsworth Vines Epsilon Omicron University of Southern California An American tennis champion of the 1930's, was the World No. 1 player for four years in 1932, 1935, 1936 and 1937, and won Pro Slam titles on three different surfaces. He later became a professional golfer.
Tex Winter Delta Tau Oregon State University A collegiate and professional basketball coach and innovator of the "triangle" offense, an integral part to the Chicago Bulls six NBA Championships in the 1990's and championships of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

 

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