Notable Zetes

For over 170 years, Zeta Psi has scaffolded our undergraduate brothers to be better leaders in their careers, their communities, and in service to all humankind. We have been fortunate to have played role in the lives of countless inspirational men throughout the years. Here is a list of some Zetes who have powerfully impacted the world.

Abraham Lott

Term: Phi Alpha from 1859–1860

Chapter: Phi, 1849

Abraham Van Horn

Term: Phi Alpha from 1874–1875

Chapter: Delta, 1870

Ackerman , William C.

Achievements: First Tennis Coach at UCLA (1920-1950) Coached UCLA to 10 Men's Tennis Pacific Coast Conference titles; 1950 coached the Men's tennis team UCLA's first National Collegiate Athletic Assn. title in any sport UCLA 1933-1967 Director of Associated Students of UCLA, the organization that oversees all student activities; namesake of UCLA Ackerman Student Union. In 1984 he was inducted into the College Tennis Hall of Fame, and was a charter member of the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame.

Chapter: Sigma Zeta, 1924

DOD: February 15, 1988

Adner, Ph.D., Ron Y.

Achievements: Author, "The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation"

Chapter: Kappa Phi, 1993

Albert B. Carleton

Term: Phi Alpha in 1874

Chapter: Phi, 1872

Albert H. Gallatin

Term: Phi Alpha from 1881–1882

Chapter: Phi, 1859

Amasa A. Redfield

Term: Phi Alpha from 1863–1864

Chapter: Phi, 1860

DOD: May 19, 1837– October 19, 1902

Andrew Kirkpatrick

Term: Phi Alpha from 1880–1881

Chapter: Delta, 1863

Photo of Andrew Nunez.

Andrew Nunez

Term: Phi Alpha # CXXXIV from 2012-2014

Chapter: Iota Alpha, 1994

Photo of Arthur Motley.

Arthur Harrison “Red” Motley

Term: Phi Alpha from 1943-1945 Distinguished Service Award 1958 Namesake of Zeta Psi’s Red Motley Leadership Fund

Chapter: Alpha Beta, 1922

Arthur M. Wickwire

Term: Phi Alpha from 1954-1955

Chapter: Zeta, 1920

DOD: October 5, 1897 - August 28, 1955

Picture of Asa Barber.

Asa J. Barber

Term: Phi Alpha from 1955-1956

Chapter: Alpha Epsilon, 1928

Les Aspin

Aspin, Les

Achievements: United States Representative from 1971 to 1993, and the United States Secretary of Defense from January 21, 1993 to February 3, 1994.

Chapter: Eta, 1960

DOD: May 21, 1995

Augustus Van Wyck

Term: Phi Alpha from 1882–1883

Chapter: Upsilon, 1864

Austen G. Fox

Term: Phi Alpha from 1890–1891

Chapter: Rho, 1869

DOD: (September 7, 1849 – May 15, 1937)

Mark Badagliacca

Badagliacca, Mark

Achievements: CFO, Paramount Pictures

Chapter: Psi, 1978

Jim Balsillie

Balsillie, Jim

Achievements: Former Co-CEO, Research in Motion (Blackberry)

Chapter: Theta Xi

Banaszek , Casimir Joseph “Caz”

Achievements: 11 season NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers as an offensive lineman. He was an Assistant Offensive Line Coach for the 49ers in 1981, when the team won Super Bowl XVI.

Chapter: Omega, 1967

DOD: December 4, 2019

Dr John Bardeen

Bardeen, Dr. John

Achievements: Only Two-Time Nobel Prize Winner In Physics, in 1956, for the invention of the transistor and in 1972 for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity known as the BCS theory.

Chapter: Lambda Psi, 1928

DOD: January 30, 1991

Barokas, Ben

Achievements: Serial entrepreneur and angel Investor. Founder, AdMeld, which was sold to Google for a reported $400 million. Founder and CEO of Sourcepoint, the first content compensation platform.

Chapter: Alpha Pi, 1996

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Barth H. Gillan

Term: Phi Alpha # CXXXV from 2014-2016 Member of The Worthy

Chapter: Alpha Psi, 1985

Bass, John R.

Achievements: American diplomat, who served as the United States Ambassador to Georgia (2009–2012), Turkey (2014–2017), and Afghanistan (2017 - 2020).

Chapter: Gamma, 1986

William Benton

Benton, William

Achievements: US Senator - Connecticut (1949–1953) and publisher of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1943–1973).

Chapter: Eta

DOD: April 1, 1900 – March 18, 1973

Bert J. Bradner

Term: Phi Alpha from 1931-1933

Chapter: Xi, 1898

Boccia, Jr., Joseph J.

Achievements: US Marine Captain, who died in a terrorist attack in Lebanon. Starlit Drive, a street that he grew up on, in Northport, Long Island, NY, has been renamed in his honor.

Chapter: Gamma, 1977

DOD: Oct. 23, 1983

Bob Boone

Boone, Bob

Achievements: All-Star MLB Player; Vice President of Player Development, Washington Nationals 7 time MLB Gold Glove Winner as a catcher (1978-1989) AL Manager of the Year, 1995

Chapter: Mu

Erskine Bowles

Bowles, Erskine

Achievements: 19th White House Chief of Staff (1997-1998), under President Clinton. 18th Administrator of the Small Business Administration (1993-1994). President, University of North Carolina system (2005-2010)

Chapter: Upsilon

David Brain

Brain, David

Achievements: President, EPR Properties

Chapter: Beta Tau

Kingman Brewster Jr

Brewster, Jr., Kingman

Achievements: Former President, Yale University (1963-1977); US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1977-1981)

Chapter: Eta, 1941

DOD: November 8, 1988

John Brodie

Brodie, John

Achievements: 1956 Consensus All-American, NFL Pro Bowl (1965, 1970), NFL MVP (1970), College Football Hall of Fame (1986). Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) Golfer, winner the 1990 Security Pacific Senior Classic, now known as the AT&T Champions Classic.

Chapter: Mu, 1956