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.

Arboleda, Julio N.

Achievements: 8th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada.

Chapter: Chi Gamma, 1988

Best, James A.

Achievements: 10th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (2006).

Chapter: Pi Epsilon, 1997

Boss, Henry M.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1952-1953. 5th President of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation, and the first to serve as Phi Alpha and President concurrently.

Chapter: Epsilon, 1894 and Eta, 1898

DOD: April 9, 1960

Bruce, Herbert A. “Sandy”

Achievements: 9th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (2003-2005).

Chapter: Theta Xi, 1973

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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

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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

DuBarry, William H.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1950-1951. 4th President of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation (1951)

Chapter: Sigma, 1916

DOD: February 6, 1958

Fairles, David W. “Sam”

Achievements: 4th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (1983)

Chapter: Theta Xi, 1968

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

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Homoncik, Daniel

Achievements: 13th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (2018-2019).

Chapter: Tau Theta, 2010

Lee, John S.

Achievements: 14th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (2020- present)

Chapter: Alpha Theta, 2007

MacMullen, Robert J.

Achievements: 11th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (2007-2012).

Chapter: Alpha Mu, 2003

McLaughlin, James H.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1971–1974. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 1974. Namesake and Inaugural James H. McLaughlin Interfraternity Service Award 1982. One of three original trustees of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (1974). Third President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada.

Chapter: Theta Xi, 1952

DOD: October 26, 1982

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McNeilllie III, George G.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1997-1999. 6th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (1985). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2004.

Chapter: Theta Xi, 1973

Messer, George T.

Achievements: 5th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada.

Chapter: Theta Xi, 1969

Nicholson, J. Corey

Achievements: 12th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (2012-2018). James J. Carey Leadership Award (2012). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (2018).

Chapter: Theta Xi, 1979

Parr, Richard E. “Dick”

Achievements: One of three original trustees of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (1974). 2nd President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada.

Chapter: Pi Epsilon, 1956

DOD: 1994

Porter, Robert D.

Achievements: 7th President of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation (1954-1956)

Chapter: Phi Lambda, 1928

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Roerden, Tom

Achievements: Zeta Psi Educational Foundation President (2020- present)

Chapter: Cornell, 1983

Steiny, Homer J.

Achievements: 8th President of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation (1956-1959). From 1959 until 2018, the Phi Alpha of the Fraternity and President of the Educational Foundation offices were held by the same Brother concurrently. 1961 Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award Honoree.

Chapter: Mu, 1915

DOD: February 23, 1892 - May 31, 1974

Stevens, Dr. Charles H.

Achievements: 2nd President of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation (1948).

Chapter: Psi Epsilon, 1920

Trim, George H.

Achievements: One of three original trustees of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (1974). 1st President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada.

Chapter: Alpha Psi, 1955

Van Houten, Eugene, L.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Alpha Phi Alpha (1948-1949), 3rd and 6th President of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation, (1949 and 1953-1954).

Chapter: Phi Lambda, 1921

DOD: July 6, 1969