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.

Allen, Waldo, M.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Honoree, 1982

Chapter: Eta, 1916

DOD: 2/17/1893 - 9/19/1982.

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Armstrong, George S.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1937-1938. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award Honoree (1960).

Chapter: Phi, 1908

DOD: 1886 (approx.) - September 12, 1962

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Ball, Jeffrey R. A.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (2014)

Chapter: Theta Xi, 1979

Barton, Arthur, L.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award Honoree, 1958

Chapter: Delta 1915 and Alpha Epsilon 1920

DOD: August, 18, 1893 - ?

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

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Bowers, D. Stuart

Term: Phi Alpha # CXXXVII from 2018-2020 Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2019

Chapter: Phi Epsilon, 1981

Brady, Hugh P.

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

Chapter: Eta, 1914

DOD: February 19, 1891-April 13, 1982

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

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Busacca, David W.

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

Chapter: Tau Delta, 1973

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

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Carey, James J.

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

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

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Carney, Patrick M.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1991–1993 Distinguished Service Award 2006

Chapter: Phi Lambda, 1976

Chapin, Samuel, A.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award Honoree, 1956

Chapter: Iota, 1878

DOD: July 24, 1858 - May 13, 1959

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Comstock, William A.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1908–1909. The Comstock Trophy is named in his honor. "The Vision of Bill Comstock" is known as his desire to unite all the chapters through the publication of a newsletter known as "The Circle," which he first published in 1909. Awarded the Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award Posthumously, in 1958.

Chapter: Xi, 1899

DOD: July 2, 1877 – June 16, 1949

Cowell de Gruchy, William

Achievements: James J. Carey Leadership Award, 2018

Chapter: Iota Omicron, 2009

Dick, Edison W.

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

Chapter: Eta, 1959

Donaldson, Douglas P.

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

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Dorr, John V. N.

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

Elliot, Jr., Henry M.

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

DOD: February 17, 2000

Farr, Ph.D, Hollon A.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1939-1940. Distinguished Service Award Honoree (1958).

Chapter: Eta, 1896

DOD: September 2, 1872 - March 23, 1958

Freiman, Michael J.

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

Chapter: Phi Epsilon, 1978

Gateman, Richard N.

Term: Phi Alpha from 2002-2004. 7th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (1986). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2012.

Chapter: Chi Gamma, 1981

Gebhardt, John S.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1982–1984 Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2002

Chapter: Phi, 1969

Halperin, Stephen M.

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

Chapter: Beta Tau, 1984

Harper, Stephen S.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award, 2012.

Chapter: Iota, 1965

Heydon, Wright, D.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award Honoree 1963.

Chapter: Epsilon, 1911

DOD: 1890-1973

Hilger, MD., Leslie G.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (2019)

Chapter: Mu, 1965