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.

Photo of Arthur Motley.

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

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Ball, Jeffrey R. A.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (2014)

Chapter: Theta Xi, 1979

Birchfield, John

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

Bruce, Louis R. “Louie”

Term: Phi Alpha from 1962-1964. The Circle of Zeta Psi Editor (1965-1969), Executive Secretary of Zeta Psi (January 1, 1966-1969). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 1969.

Chapter: Gamma, 1930

DOD: May 20, 1989

William Buck

Buck, William C. “Bill”

Achievements: Executive VP, TDH Holdings, Inc.; Part-Owner, Philadelphia Phillies. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1988)

Chapter: Tau, 1950

Busteed, Robert T. “Bob”

Achievements: Zeta Psi Interim Executive Director (2000). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award, 2007

Chapter: Omicron, 1960

Canavan, Kevin

Achievements: James J. Carey Leadership Award (2017)

Chapter: Tau, 1976

Carlborg, Herbert A.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha and Zeta Psi Educational Foundation Vice President (1959-1960). Zeta Psi Executive Secretary (January, 1970 - August 1972). Zeta Psi Director of Alumni Affairs (1972-1987). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1973)

Chapter: Alpha Beta, 1922

DOD: October 15, 1989

Cowell de Gruchy, William

Achievements: James J. Carey Leadership Award, 2018

Chapter: Iota Omicron, 2009

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David L. Sims

Term: Phi Alpha from 2004-2005. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2009.

Chapter: Sigma, 1976

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David W. Busacca

Term: Phi Alpha from 2008-2010. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2013. Zeta Psi Educational Foundation President (2018-2020)

Chapter: Tau Delta, 1973

Douglas P. Donaldson

Term: Phi Alpha from 1993-1995. Inaugural Henry Elliot Volunteer of the Year 2001. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2003. James J. Carey Leadership Award 2009

Chapter: Theta, 1972

Edison W. Dick

Term: Phi Alpha from 1976–1978. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 1980.

Chapter: Eta, 1959

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Gregory E. McElroy

Term: Phi Alpha # CXXXI from 2006-2008. James H. McLaughlin Interfraternity Award 1986. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2011. Zeta Psi Executive Director ( August, 1972-1996). James J. Carey Leadership Award 2020

Chapter: Phi, 1970

Halperin, Stephen M.

Achievements: The Circle of Zeta Psi Magazine Editor (1999-2004). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (2010)

Chapter: Beta Tau, 1984

Henry M. Elliot, Jr.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1969–1970 Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 1973 Awarded the Outstanding Volunteer of Zeta Psi's 3rd Half Century at the 1997 Convention Namesake of the Henry Elliot Volunteer of the Year Award

Chapter: Eta, 1945

Hilger, MD., Leslie G.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (2019)

Chapter: Mu, 1965

Hugh P. Brady

Term: Phi Alpha from 1948-1949. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award Honoree, 1960.

Chapter: Eta, 1914

DOD: February 19, 1891-April 13, 1982

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James J. Carey

Term: Phi Alpha from 1995-1997. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2001. James H. McLaughlin Interfraternity Service Award 1998. Namesake and Inaugural James J. Carey Leadership Award 2007

Chapter: Omega, 1960

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James J. Ljunglin

Term: Phi Alpha from 1989–1991. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 1993. James J. Carey Leadership Award 2010. Henry Elliot Volunteer of the Year Award 2013

Chapter: Pi, 1957

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Jay L. Rothberg

Term: Phi Alpha from 1985–1987. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 1995 James J. Carey Leadership Award 2011

Chapter: Delta Chi, 1969

Jewitt, Thomas R. “Tom”

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (2018)

Chapter: Psi, 1961

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John V. N. Dorr

Term: Phi Alpha from 1930–1931. First President of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation (1947). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1957).

Chapter: Delta, 1894

DOD: 1962

Kirkland, Alfred D.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1970–1971, Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 1971. 1952 Stanford Football team captain, a Defensive Tackle, he was the glue of the “How Boys,” Stanford’s unlikely participant in the 1952 Rose Bowl game.

Chapter: Mu , 1952

DOD: July 27, 1930-August 30, 2012

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Leslie Mann III

Term: Phi Alpha # CXXXVI from 2016-2018 Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2020

Chapter: Phi Lambda, 1973

Littell, Daren R.

Achievements: James J. Carey Leadership Award (2008)

Chapter: Phi Lambda, 2006

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M. David Hunter

Term: Phi Alpha from 2005-2006 Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2017. Zeta Psi Executive Director (2006-2016).

Chapter: Iota Alpha, 1980

Lauck Walton

M. Lauck Walton

Term: Phi Alpha # CXXXIII from 2010-2012 James J. Carey Leadership 2013. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2016. Zeta Psi Executive Director (2016 -2020). Zeta Psi Educational Foundation Executive Director (2020- present).

Chapter: Pi, 1984

Michael J. Freiman

Term: Phi Alpha from 2000-2002. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2008. James J. Carey Leadership Award 2019

Chapter: Phi Epsilon, 1978

Mootz, Gary

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (2015)

Chapter: Pi Sigma, 1963