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Old 05-11-2007, 01:59 AM
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Famous People in Your Fraternity/Sorority

I'm positive there's a thread somewhere on this board like this but I am too lazy to look at every page lol. Who are some famous people in your Greek organization? They don't necessarily have to be people that everyone has heard of, but someone you consider to be reasonably famous/important.
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:37 AM
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Kimberly Williams Paisley (wife of Brad Paisley) is a famous Alpha Phi. She was the daughter in the Father of the Bride movies

and also Jeri Ryan from Star Trek Voyager (seven of nine) is an APhi.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:13 AM
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Sigma Nu:

Harrison Ford
Bob Barker
Al Michaels
James Dean (UCLA pledge)
Paul Rudd
Archie and Eli Manning
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:08 AM
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Sigma Nu:

Harrison Ford
Bob Barker
Al Michaels
James Dean (UCLA pledge)
Paul Rudd
Archie and Eli Manning
Performing arts, literature, and media
• Bob Barker (Epsilon Beta)
Emmy-winning host of "The Price is Right" game show since 1972; has served as emcee for Miss Universe and Rose Bowl parade
• Joe Buck (Beta Eta)
Sportscaster on FOX television network
• Paul Rudd (Nu)
Actor in films such as Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Clueless, and The Shape of Things
• William Daniels (Gamma Beta)
Emmy Award winning actor starred in St. Elsewhere and Boy Meets World, and was the voice of "KITT" in the television show Knight Rider.
• Harrison Ford (Zeta Tau - Ripon College, now the fraternity Theta Sigma Tau)
Starred in some of the most successful films ever made, including Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Apocalypse Now, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Blade Runner, Working Girl, Presumed Innocent, Witness, Regarding Henry, Patriot Games, The Fugitive, and Clear and Present Danger. Also the 1985 Oscar best actor nominee for Witness.
• Brian Mistler (Delta Mu)
American philosopher and writer, Gestalt psychologist who studied with M. Pat Korb)
• Zane Grey (Beta Rho)
Western novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)
• Dave Guard (Beta Chi)
Guitar player who helped form the Kingston Trio. The Kingston Trio won the 1959 Grammy for best folk performance.
• William Inge (Nu)
Noted poet and playwright. Earned a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1953 for his play Picnic. Also won an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay in 1961 for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.
• Tom Johnson (Mu)
President of CNN; has also served as President and CEO of the Los Angeles Times.
• Al Michaels (Zeta Upsilon, Eta Kappa)
Play by play sportscaster for NBC's Sunday Night Football; formerly announced ABC's Monday Night Football from 1986 until it ended in 2005; one of only two men to have broadcasted for the championships of the four major American pro sports (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL)
• Glenn Miller (Gamma Kappa)
Leader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, received the GRAMMY Hall of Fame Award in 1983 (In the Mood) and 1991 (Moonlight Serenade).
• Tom Poston (Epsilon)
Won 1959 Emmy as best supporting actor in a comedy series for The Steve Allen Show. Featured in To Tell the Truth, Mork and Mindy, and Newhart. He received best supporting actor Emmy nominations in 1984, 1986, and 1987.
• Burton Rascoe (Gamma Rho)
Editor and literary critic.
• Josh Saviano (Beta Alpha)
Actor; played Paul Pfeiffer on the sitcom The Wonder Years
• Shadoe Stevens (Epsilon Kappa)
Host of ABC radio's American Top 40; voice of Hollywood Squares.
• Boyd Tinsley (Beta)
Violinist of Dave Matthews Band fame.
• Kyle Chandler (Mu; pledged but never initiated)
television actor; Saturn Award-winning star of Early Edition
• James Dean (Epsilon Pi; pledged but never initiated)
Hollywood film legend (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant)
• Chip Arndt (Beta Alpha)
Amazing Race 4 Winner.
• Hysen Jakova (Iota Chi)
Professional martial artist and poet (Nënë, I AM, The Helping Hand, and Pedes Incomitatus)
Political figures
• Trent Lott (Epsilon Xi)
Senate Republican Whip (R — Mississippi).
• Bob Graham (Epsilon Zeta)
Governor of Florida (1978–1986); U.S. Senator (1986–2005) (D — Florida).
• George J. Mitchell (Delta Psi)
Former Senate Majority leader and current chairman of The Walt Disney Company
• Lloyd Bentsen (Upsilon)
Former Senator from Texas, Vice Presidential candidate in 1988, and former Secretary of the Treasury.
• Jim Gibbons (Delta Xi)
Current Nevada Governer
• Bill Baarsma (Zeta Alpha)
Current Tacoma, WA Mayor
• Roger Wicker (Epsilon Xi)
Member of the United States House of Representatives (1995–present) (R — Mississippi)
• Norm Dicks (Gamma Chi)
Member of the United States House of Representatives (1976–present) (D — Washington)
• Jody Powell (Eta Gamma)
President Carter's Press secretary.
• Clarence M. Kelley (Nu)
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from July 9, 1973 through February 23, 1978. Kelley, who was Kansas City police chief when he received the appointment, had been an FBI Agent from 1940 to 1961. Kelley also served in the United States Navy (22 July 1944 - 9 April 1946) having been granted military leave from the FBI.
• Herman E. Talmadge (Mu)
Governor of Georgia (1949–1955); U.S. Senator (1957–1981) (D — Georgia).
• Eugene Talmadge (Mu)
Governor of Georgia (1933–1937 and 1941–1943; elected in 1946 but did not serve)
• Joe Trippi (Zeta Iota)
Campaign manager for Howard Dean in 2004; worked on other Democratic campaigns from the 1980s onward
• Michael D. Antonovich (Eta Phi)
Mayor of Los Angeles County; Member of Board of Supervisors.
• E. Clay Shaw Jr. (Delta Mu)
Former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981-2006, representing the 22nd District of Florida.
• Other former United States Senators
Quentin N. Burdick (D — North Dakota) (Gamma Tau)
Tom Coburn (R — Oklahoma) (Epsilon Epsilon)
Alan Cranston (D — California) (Beta Chi)
Walter F. George (D — Georgia) (Eta)
Clifford P. Hansen (R — Wyoming) (Epsilon Delta)
James A. McClure (R — Idaho) (Delta Omicron)
Steve Symms(R — Idaho) (Delta Omicron)
Sports figures
• Felix "Doc" Blanchard (Psi)
Three time All-American and 1945 Heisman trophy winner for Army (after joining Sigma Nu at UNC)
• John Bitove (Beta Eta)
Founder and co-owner of the Toronto Raptors. Current CEO of Canadian Satellite Radio (XM Radio)
• Paul "Bear" Bryant (Theta)
Coached several college football teams (most notably, his alma mater Alabama) for a career record of 323-85-17
• Bobby Dodd (Epsilon Eta)
Coached Georgia Tech football team to 165-64-8 record; All-American quarterback for Tennessee; one of only two men in the College Football Hall of Fame as both a coach and a player
• Walt Dropo (Epsilon Phi)
American League rookie of the year in 1950; played twelve seasons for the Red Sox
• Dallas Green (Delta Kappa)
Major League baseball player; manager of Chicago Cubs and New York Mets; managed 1980 Philadelphia Phillies to first World Series title
• Al Groh (Beta)
Former head coach of the New York Jets, current head coach of the University of Virginia football team.
• John Hadl (Nu)
A professional American football player who is now an associate athletic director in the University of Kansas (Jayhawks) athletic department.
• Dick Howser (Zeta Zeta)
American League Rookie of the Year in 1961; managed the Kansas City Royals to first World Series title
• Lindy Infante (Epsilon Zeta)
Green Bay Packers head coach 1988–1991
• Chet Jastremski (Beta Eta)
1964 Olympic Bronze Medalist; made the cover of Sports Illustrated; member of the swimming hall of fame
• Hayes Alan Jenkins (Gamma Beta)
Olympic figure skating Gold Medalist, 1956
• Norm Johnson (Epsilon Pi)
Ranks fifteenth all time in points scored in NFL history
• Stan Jones (Delta Phi)
NFL Hall of Famer
• Guy Lewis (Zeta Chi)
University of Houston Basketball coach with 27 straight winning seasons
• Archie Manning (Epsilon XI)
Professional quarterback for the New Orleans Saints
• Eli Manning (Epsilon Xi)
Professional quarterback for the New York Giants
• Mike McCormack (Nu)
NFL Hall of Famer
• Wayne Munn (Delta Eta)
World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion in 1925
• Rick Neuheisel (Epsilon Pi)
Former college football head coach; current (as of 2006) Offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens
• Pat Riley (Gamma Iota)
University of Kentucky Basketball, NBA head coach for Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, and currently the Miami Heat; served as head coach for five NBA championship teams, and as a player or assistant coach on two more
• Roy Skinner (Zeta Theta)
Vanderbilt University Basketball coach (1961-1976); winningest coach in school history. Integrated the Southeastern Conference (SEC) basketball by signing the first black player, Perry Wallace.
• Bill Stanfill (Mu)
NFL All-Pro defensive end for Miami Dolphins; college football All-American and Outland Trophy winner for Georgia Bulldogs
• Steve Stenstrom (Beta Chi)
Stanford quarterback and a Heisman trophy candidate
• Greg Swindell (Upsilon)
MLB — Houston Astros; named to Baseball American's all time college all-star team
• Tommy Vardell (Beta Chi)
Cleveland Browns running back
• Bill Yoast (Eta)
Coach portrayed in Remember the Titans
Other famous members
• Daniel Amos (Mu)
CEO of AFLAC Insurance
• Vance Brand (Gamma Kappa)
Astronaut — flew on ASTP, commander of STS-5 and STS-41B
• Ronald Evans (Nu)
NASA astronaut and Pathfinder to the Stars who piloted Apollo 17
• Robert L. Gernon (Nu)
Kansas Supreme Court Justice 2003-2005
• Chet Huber (Eta Mu)
Current President of OnStar
• Johnny L Morris (Epsilon Beta)
Founder and Owner of Bass Pro Shops outdoor retailer
• Charles R. Schwab (Beta Chi)
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Charles Schwab Corporation Retail Stock Brokerage
• General Paul Tibbets (Epsilon Zeta)
Pilot of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on Hiroshima in 1945
• Don Tyson (Gamma Upsilon)
Chairman of Tyson Foods

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Old 05-17-2007, 03:33 PM
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There's too many to name...whassup frat?

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Old 05-17-2007, 03:37 PM
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Pat Riley (Gamma Iota)
He's dreamy.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:53 PM
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Pat Riley (Gamma Iota)
NBA head coach for Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, and currently the Miami Heat; served as head coach for five NBA championship teams, and as a player or assistant coach on two more
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He's dreamy.
And a member of The University of Kentucky basketball team (1965-67).
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:18 PM
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He's dreamy.
Why yes, yes he is.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:19 AM
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I'm positive there's a thread somewhere on this board like this but I am too lazy to look at every page lol.
That's what the search option is for.

Actually, there was a thread about people who people have claimed is a memeber of your or, but really isn't, that turned into a who's who in Greeklife.
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:08 AM
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I would think that your organization itself would be the best place to find out if anyone of notariety is in your GLO.

As for others, there are so many claims out there, it's hard to know who is and isn't. It really doesn't matter to me if anyone "famous" is a Gamma Sig, because a true Gamma Sig is the same inside, whether she be a senator, actress, teacher or maid.
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:35 PM
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The official websites of the GLO's are the ONLY place to get that information.
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:43 PM
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Here is a link to Kappa Alpha Theta's site...http://www.kappaalphatheta.org/learn...fm?memberId=25
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:47 PM
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The question is: How important is it that this famous person was an alumn?

Yes, it is nice that John Wayne, David Letterman, Brad Pitt, etc. are members of Sigma Chi. But, too many times, chapters think that this will impress someone during rush. "Hey, man, join us! You will be a brother with Brad Pitt!" Chapters need to impress and show brotherhood/sisterhood with the members they have, not with the members that they will never probably meet.
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:01 PM
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I know that she's not "famous", but I have always had such awe for Emily Helen Butterfield (one of our founders).

She's in the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame for her accomplishments http://hall.michiganwomenshalloffame.org/honoree.php?C=0&A=69~133:

- The first licensed female architect in the state of Michigan
- She helped found the Detroit Business Woman's Club in 1912, which was the first professional woman's club in the United States (and now is part of the Business and Professional Women's Association)
- She served as Postmaster General for a town in Michigan during World War II (which I suspect was quite a rare position for a woman to hold at that time)
- She was an expert in heraldry, and designed the Coat of Arms for multiple fraternities and sororities. Including Alpha Gam, of course. See her Wiki entry for a list - she may have designed your COA! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Helen_Butterfield
- She was a published author and a recognized artist.
- And, of course, she was one of the founders of Alpha Gamma Delta. As an accomplished architect, she designed 2 chapter houses - Alpha (Syracuse) and Chi (Michigan State). I feel honored to have lived in an Emily Helen Butterfield house.

Anyhow, not to go on and on about her, because all of the founders of all of our organizations are important to us historically. But I have always felt a certain special sense of awe for Emily Helen Butterfield - even above and beyond the rest of our 11 founders. The things that she accomplished were so unusual for a woman in her era, and she was such a pioneer for women in the state of Michigan. (Obviously, which is why she's in the Women's Hall of Fame.)

I feel a much stronger sense of pride in her accomplishments than I might for someone who happened to become "famous" in certain other ways.
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:31 PM
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People of importance in your fraternity/sorority don't necessarily have to be what we would call "famous". While I agree that every member of a Greek letter organization is just as important as any other member, I would not dare say that I have done as much in my life or for my fraternity as say, Ronald Reagan, another Teke. That's just plain ridiculous. More Americans knew him than they know me. That's where my question stemmed from. I'm not trying to make it come across as some sort of a popularity contest. I was just genuinely interested in famous people and people of importance by today's standards who are members of your fraternity/sorority. It's a simple question of who in your fraternity/sorority is known by many people (i.e. famous or of importance) so as to help get the name of your fraternity/sorority out in the public better. If I was to stand next to Ronald Reagan (RIP) in a store and we both told people we were Tekes, who do think people would be more interested in listening to about Tau Kappa Epsilon. I think the answer is obvious...
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