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.
Term: Phi Alpha from 1859–1860
Chapter: Phi, 1849
Abraham Van Horn
Term: Phi Alpha from 1874–1875
Chapter: Delta, 1870
DOD: January 16, 1848 - February 7, 1905.
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
Term: Phi Alpha from 1880–1881
Chapter: Delta/Theta (Union College) 1863
DOD: October 8, 1844 – May 3, 1904
Term: Phi Alpha # CXXXIV from 2012-2014. Zeta Psi Executive Director (1995-1998)
Chapter: Iota Alpha, 1994
Arboleda, Julio N.
Achievements: 8th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada.
Chapter: Chi Gamma, 1988
Arthur Harrison “Red” Motley
Term: Phi Alpha from 1943-1945. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1958). Namesake of Zeta Psi’s Red Motley Leadership Fund. General Secretary of Zeta Psi (1923-1927)
Chapter: Alpha Beta, 1922
DOD: Aug. 22, 1900 - May 30, 1984
Arthur M. Wickwire
Term: Phi Alpha from 1954-1955
Chapter: Zeta, 1920
DOD: October 5, 1897 - August 28, 1955
Asa J. Baber
Term: Phi Alpha from 1955-1956
Chapter: Alpha Epsilon, 1928
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
DOD: October 14, 1850 – June 8, 1922
Austen G. Fox
Term: Phi Alpha from 1890–1891
Chapter: Rho, 1869
DOD: (September 7, 1849 – May 15, 1937)
Achievements: CFO, Paramount Pictures
Chapter: Psi, 1978
Ball, Jeffrey R. A.
Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (2014)
Chapter: Theta Xi, 1979
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
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
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
Barron, Lawrence Ira “Larry”
Achievements: Television Producer (The Amazing Race, Paradise Hotel, and Couples, among others). Founder of Syracuse's Z89FM. Inducted into the WJPZ Hall of Fame in 2012.
Chapter: Gamma, 1987
DOD: February 13, 1965 - December 23, 2020
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
Achievements: US Senator - Connecticut (1949–1953) and publisher of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1943–1973).
DOD: April 1, 1900 – March 18, 1973
Bert J. Bradner
Term: Phi Alpha from 1931-1932
Chapter: Xi, 1898
DOD: February 9, 1874 - September 7, 1950
Best, James A.
Achievements: 10th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (2006).
Chapter: Pi Epsilon, 1997
Bethlenvalvy, Hon. Peter
Achievements: Minister of Finance for the Province of Ontario (2021- Present)
Chapter: Alpha Psi, 1982
Achievements: James H. McLaughlin Interfraternity Service Award (1994). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1997). The Circle of Zeta Psi Editor. Namesake of the John Birchfield Communications Award.
Chapter: Phi, 1949