Notable Pi Kapps

From Alabama lead singer Randy Owen, Delta Epsilon (Jacksonville State), to sculptor and painter Thomas Sayre, Kappa (North Carolina), the Pi Kappa Phi Hall of Fame is full of distinguished alumni.

The Hall of Fame

The Pi Kappa Phi Hall of Fame consists of distinguished alumni members who have brought honor to their fraternity through lifetime achievement in their career.

2018
Glenn McConnellAlpha (College of Charleston)Government
2016
Bob GrazianoDelta Rho (USC)Sports & Business
Gregg KaplanAlpha Kappa (Michigan)Commerce
2014
Ron "Zap" ZlatoperAlpha Tau (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)Military
2012
Thomas CarterGamma Delta (Memphis)Military
John SeazholtzBeta Alpha (NJIT)Business
2010
Frank RyllBeta Eta (Florida State)Commerce
2008
Richard ViguerieBeta Nu (Houston)Political Advocacy
2007
Thomas SayreKappa (North Carolina)Arts
2006
David MorganBeta Omicron (Northwestern State)Business
2004
Joe ForehandAlpha Iota (Auburn)Business
Ed LuPsi (Cornell)Science
2002
Robert InmanOmicron (Alabama)Journalism
2000
Marion MixsonBeta (Presbyterian)Military
1998
Judge Alan SundbergBeta Eta (Florida State)Law
1996
Henry FowlerXi (Roanoke)Government
Richard BartlettAlpha Epsilon (Florida)Commerce
Gene CartledgeOmicron (Alabama)Industry
1994
Judge Ben OvertonAlpha Epsilon (Florida)State Judiciary
Parker PetitIota (Georgia Tech)Health Industry
1992
Gen. John YeosockAlpha Mu (Penn State)Military
George GriffinIota (Georgia Tech)Higher Education
1989
John WilsonEta (Emory)Service
Cartha DeLoachChi (Stetson)Law Enforcement
1987
Mark HollisChi (Stetson)Commerce
Albert Herlong Jr.Alpha Epsilon (Florida)Federal Legislation
1985
Ben Hill GriffinAlpha Epsilon (Florida)Agri-Business
S. Walter MartinDelta (Furman)Education
1983
Randy OwenDelta Epsilon (Jacksonville State)Entertainment
Glen BrockUpsilon (Illinois)Industry
1981
Gov. James EdwardsAlpha (Charleston)Government
Wally ButtsAlpha Alpha (Mercer)Sports
1979
Joe SewellOmicron (Alabama)Sports
Sen. Howard Baker Jr.Alpha Sigma (Tennessee)Government
Thomas WolfeKappa (North Carolina)Literature

Mr. Pi Kappa Phis

Started in 1965, the Mr. Pi Kappa Phi award is the fraternity’s highest and most prestigious honor to be bestowed upon a member. The following men have been recognized for their outstanding love and dedication for their fraternity.

2018J. Ernest JohnsonAlpha Iota (Auburn)
2018Eric Almquist*Alpha Omicron (Iowa State)
2017 Steve RyderGamma (UC - Berkeley)
2016  Thomas L. CarterGamma Delta (Memphis)
2015 David LaneOmega (Purdue)
2014 Pete PetitIota (Georgia Tech)
2013 Gregory LinderOmega (Purdue)
2013 John "Tim" Ribar*Xi (Roanoke)
2012 Nathan HightowerOmicron (Alabama)
2011   Frank ParrishAlpha Omicron (Iowa State)
2010  Jerry BrewerSigma (South Carolina)
2009  James KrucherBeta Alpha (NJIT)
2009 Frank Havard*Gamma Phi (South Alabama)
2008  Bruce RogersChi (Stetson)
2007  Allen Woody IIIXi (Roanoke)
2006  Durward OwenXi (Roanoke)
2005  Patrick FigleyChi (Stetson)
2003  Phillip SummersAlpha Psi (Indiana)
2002  Stephen DePalmaBeta Alpha (NJIT)
2001  Frederick SchmehlAlpha Upsilon (Drexel)
2000  James TurkXi (Roanoke)
1999  Richard AndersonRho (Washington & Lee)
1998 Eldred HarmanAlpha Omicron (Iowa State)
1997  Alex AdairAlpha Rho (West Virginia)
1996  Otis McCollumKappa (North Carolina)
1995  James EdwardsAlpha (Charleston)
1994  Wayne MooreAlpha Omicron (Iowa State)
1993  Joseph AlexanderGamma Alpha (West Alabama)
1992  Lonnie Strickland**Omicron (Alabama)
1991  Ronald KrebsBeta Gamma (Louisville)
1990  Frank HawthorneAlpha Iota (Auburn)
1989  Jack StewardAlpha Zeta (Oregon State)
1988 Albert BrownBeta Alpha (NJIT)
1987  Kelley BergstromAlpha Omicron (Iowa State)
1986  Julius BurgesAlpha (Charleston)
1985  Philip TappyLambda (Georgia)
1983 Ted ScharfensteinBeta Beta (Florida Southern)
1981 Ben Covington Jr.Beta Presbyterian)
1980 Chic QuevedoIota (Georgia Tech)
1979  Emmett DendyOmicron (Alabama)
1978 Robert Bennett Jr.Alpha Alpha (Mercer)
1977  John WilsonEta (Emory)
1976  Grant Palsgrove**Alpha Tau (Rensselaer)
1975  John DeimlerAlpha Upsilon (Drexel)
1974  Bernard Jones Jr.Alpha (Charleston)
1973  Fox Brunson Jr.Omicron (Alabama)
1972  Edward CliffordAlpha Theta (Michigan State)
1971  Howard LeakeRho (Washington & Lee)
1971 Kim Jepson*Alpha Theta (Michigan State)
1970  Ralph NoreenGamma (Cal - Berkeley)
1969  Mel MetcalfeAlpha Gamma (Oklahoma)
1968 George GrantOmicron (Alabama)
1967  Herman Fuchs**Alpha Xi (Brooklyn Polytechnic)
1965 Leo PouOmicron (Alabama)
*posthumously honored
**alumni initiate

Notable Pi Kappa Phis

From Alabama lead singer Randy Owen, Delta Epsilon (Jacksonville State), to our very own Thomas Sayre, Kappa (North Carolina), the Pi Kappa Phi Hall of Fame is full of distinguished alumni. You’ll also find the Mr. Pi Kappa Phi recipients—considered to be Pi Kappa Phi’s most prestigious and dedicated members.

NameChapterNotable For 
Len AndersonAlpha Phi (IIT)Navy Pilot - Blue Angels
Phil Bryant**Theta Alpha (Southern Miss)Governor of Mississippi
Dennis CakebreadGamma (UC Berkeley)Owner, Cakebread Cellars Winery
Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.**Sigma (South Carolina)Former Governor of SC
Howard Coble**Epsilon Iota (UNC - Greensboro)US Congressman - NC
Philip Crane**Alpha Iota (Auburn)Former US Congressman - IL
Adrian Cronauer**Member-at-largeArmed Forces Radio - Inspiration for "Good Morning Vietnam"
Roger Crouch**Gamma Beta (Old Dominion)NASA Astronaut – Space Shuttle
Jim Edmonds**Zeta Rho (Cal State – Fullerton)All-Star Outfielder,  St. Louis Cardinals
David Goodnow**Alpha Psi (Indiana)Anchor, CNN Headline News
Lindsey Graham**Alpha (Charleston)US Senator - SC
George M. GrantOmicron (Alabama)Former US Congressman - AL
Robert GrazianoDelta Rho (USC)Former President/CEO - LA Dodgers
Rufus HerringEpsilon (Davidson)Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
Ernest “Fritz” Hollings**Alpha (Charleston)Former US Senator - SC
Malcolm Johnson**Alpha Alpha (Mercer)Investigative Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner
Olin D. Johnston**Sigma (South Carolina)Former Governor of SC
William Kouwenhoven**Alpha Xi (Brooklyn Poly/St. John's)Invented the heart defibrillator and contributed greatly to the advancement of the CPR technique
Tommy Lasorda**Member-at-largeBaseball HOF, Former Manager, LA Dodgers
Hinton MitchemOmicron (Alabama)Former State Senator - AL
Daniel K. MooreKappa (UNC - Chapel Hill)Former Governor of NC
Ollie W. NaborsOmicron (Alabama)Former State Senator - AL
Hector A. NegroniAlpha Upsilon (Drexel)COL, USAF (RET) First Puerto Rican graduate of USAF Academy
Gaylord Nelson**Gamma Nu (LaGrange)Former Governor of WI, US Senator, Founder of "Earth Day"
Russell C. NewhouseAlpha Nu (Ohio State)Developer of military anti-missile radar systems
Nick Palance**Beta Alpha (NJIT)Singer/Entertainer
Lonnie PooleTau (NC State)CEO, Waste Management Systems
David RatcliffeBeta Tau (Valdosta State)Former CEO of Southern Company
Bruce L. RogersChi (Stetson)Co-Founder, KRG Capital and inspiration for Journey of Hope
Pat Rummerfield**Theta Iota (Washington State)First recovered quadriplegic / land speed record holder
Kenneth P. RuscioRho (Washington & Lee)President, Washington & Lee University
Jim SamplesBeta (Presbyterian)President of HGTV
Mark SingelAlpha Mu (Penn State)Former Lt. Governor of PA
Robert C. SleddAlpha Sigma (Tennessee)Chairman of Performance Food Group
Wayne StenejhemZeta Gamma (North Dakota)Former Attorney General of ND
Phillip M. SummersAlpha Psi (Indiana)Former President, Vincennes University
George B. Timmerman Jr.Sigma (South Carolina)Former Governor of SC
Robert Alfton TuggleGamma Xi (Georgia Southwestern)Former CFO, Boy Scouts of America
James TurkXi (Roanoke)Former Senior Judge, US District Court
Norman Jack WaymanEpsilon (Davidson College)Founder of Consumer Electronics Association
Ronald J. ZlatoperAlpha Tau (Rensselaer)Admiral, US Navy (RET), Former Commander of Pacific Fleet
**alumni initiate