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.
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
Achievements: Zeta Psi Fraternity Executive Director (2020- present)
Chapter: Nu Sigma, 2010
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
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)
Bradeen, Charles S.
Achievements: General Secretary of Zeta Psi (1927-1929)
Chapter: Lambda, 1926
Achievements: President, EPR Properties
Chapter: Beta Tau
Breeswine, Richard M.
Achievements: Zeta Psi Executive Director (2000-2004)
Chapter: Pi Sigma, 1987
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
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
Brown IV, George Garvin
Achievements: Chairman of the Board, Brown-Foreman (2007-), which owns brands including Jack Daniel's whiskey, Finlandia vodka and Herradura tequila.
Chapter: Alpha Psi, 1991
Brown, Joe L.
Achievements: General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates from November 1, 1955, through the end of the 1976 season. Under his administration, the Pirates recovered from four consecutive last-place finishes in the National League to world championships in 1960 and 1971. The son of actor-comedian Joe E. Brown (Some Like It Hot).
Chapter: Sigma Zeta, 1941
DOD: (September 1, 1918 – August 15, 2010)
Achievements: Former US Senator - Massachusetts, US Ambassador to New Zealand
Bruce, Herbert A. “Sandy”
Achievements: 9th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (2003-2005).
Chapter: Theta Xi, 1973
Bruce, Louis R.
Achievements: Former US Commissioner of Indian Affairs (1969-1973); Served under several New York State Governors as Director of Indian Affairs. President of the Six Nations Indian Association.
Chapter: Gamma, 1930
DOD: May 20, 1989
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
Buck, William C. “Bill”
Achievements: Executive VP, TDH Holdings, Inc.; Part-Owner, Philadelphia Phillies. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1988)
Chapter: Tau, 1950
Budion, John J.
Achievements: Writer and Director of the film "Rockaway." Recognized by Zeta Psi as Zeta Psi "40 Under 40" for 2020.
Chapter: Phi, 2003
Achievements: Former US Ambassador (OAS, Argentina, Italy, India, Nepal, and South Vietnam) (1951-1973), one of two American's to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Twice (1963 & 1967).
DOD: September 27, 1984
Burns, Capt. Carl W.
Achievements: Author, "Centaurs in Vietnam"
Achievements: Former US Senator - Connecticut (1952-1963)
DOD: October 8, 1972
Busteed, Robert T. “Bob”
Achievements: Zeta Psi Interim Executive Director (2000). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award, 2007
Chapter: Omicron, 1960
Butcher, William L.
Achievements: General Secretary of Zeta Psi (1929-1936)
Chapter: Zeta, 1928
Butler, Lawrence E.
Achievements: Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council staff at the White House from 1997 to 1999. 3rd United States Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia from 2002 to 2005.
Chapter: Lamdba, 1953
Achievements: Actor, Producer. He is best known for playing the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993-1997). Cain was the Producer/Host of Ripley's Believe It or Not! (2001-2003).
Chapter: Omicron Epsilon
Campbell P. Howard
Term: Phi Alpha from 1926–1927
Chapter: Alpha Psi, 1897
DOD: 1877 - June 3, 1936
Achievements: James J. Carey Leadership Award (2017)
Chapter: Tau, 1976
Achievements: Former Chairman and CEO, McDonalds
Chapter: Alpha Epsilon
DOD: April 19, 2004
Carey, James J.
Achievements: Former World Chairman [Chairman of the Board] of the Knights Templar, a 40 nation Humanitarian Order recognized for its humanitarian work by the United Nations.
Chapter: Omega, 1960
Carey, Rear Adm. James
Achievements: Served for 33 years as a U.S. Naval Officer, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral. Served 12 years as the elected Chairman of The Flag & General Officers' Network, the organization for U.S. Admirals and Generals of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Appointed National Chairman Emeritus for LIFE upon retirement in 2018.
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