The Order of Achievement is an award presented to honor those brothers who have distinguished themselves by outstanding success in the field of business, industry, the arts, science, or other professions. Their accomplishments bring honor to Lambda Chi Alpha and serve as an inspiration to their brothers. These role models are an example of the Fraternity’s ethics and ideals for alumni and undergraduates who are preparing to step out into the world. The gold medallion of the Order of Achievement bears appropriately at its focal point in Greek the open motto, “Naught Without Labor.”
Dr. LeLand J. Haworth (Indiana) — Former member of the Atomic Energy Commission, director of the National Science Foundation
Dr. Murray D. Lincoln ( Massachusetts) — Founder and president of Nationwide Insurance; founder and chairman of the board of CARE
Ernest R. Breech (Drury) — Chairman of the board, Trans World Airlines; former chairman of the board, Ford Motor Co.
Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (California-Berkeley) — World War II flying hero; head of the Space Technology Laboratories
Dr. John O. Gross (Simpson) — Head of the Division of Higher Education of the Board of Education of the Methodist Church
Louis R. Menagh (Rutgers) — President, Prudential Insurance Co.
Jerome A. Straka (Wisconsin) — Chesebrough-Pond’s Inc.; chairman of the board, Prince Matchabelli, Inc.; executive vice president, Yardley of London, Inc.
Basil L. Walters (Indiana) — Editor, the Chicago Daily News
William W. Warne (California-Berkeley) — Director, Water Resources for California
Alan H. Bible (Nevada-Reno) — U.S. Senator from Nevada
Dr. Thomas H. Carroll (California-Berkeley) — President, George Washington University
Maj. Gen. Luther D. Miller (Thiel) — Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Army; Canon, Washington Cathedral of the Episcopal Church
Alfred P. Murrah (Oklahoma) — Chief Justice, U.S. Court of Appeals
Dr. Clifford F. Rassweiler (Denver) — Vice president, Johns Manville Corp.
Gardnar P. Mulloy (Miami-FL) — Captain, U.S. Davis Cup tennis team and No. 1 tennis player in America
Gerald P. Peters (Denver) — CEO, Francis I. DuPont & Co.
Dr. Willis M. Tate (Southern Methodist) — President, Southern Methodist University
Dr. Elmer Belt (California-Berkeley) — Surgeon
Fred J. Borch (Case Western Reserve) — President, General Electric
Lester E. Cox (Drury) — Leadership in industry, transportation and communication
Curtiss E. Frank (Colgate) — President, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
William S. Stuckey (Georgia) — President, Stuckey’s Division and vice president, Pet Milk Co.
Harry S Truman (Missouri) — 33rd President of the United States
Henry T. Vance (Pennsylvania) — Chairman of the board, Vance, Sanders & Co., Inc., investment banker
James T. Chirurg (MIT) — Chairman of the board, Chirurg & Cairns, Inc., advertising
Adm. Joseph F. Jelley Jr. (Cornell) — U.S. Navy, retired
J. Howard Pyle (Arizona State) — President, the National Safety Council; Governor of Arizona
Dr. Oscar Wagner (Eureka) — Musician and educator
Robert A. Young Jr. (Arkansas) — President, Best Corp.
Dr. Cecil Morgan (Louisiana State) — Dean Emeritus, Tulane University School of Law
Aubrey J. Wagner (Wisconsin) — Chairman of the board, Tennessee Valley Authority
William T. Seawell (Arkansas) — President and chairman of the board, Pan American Airways
Dr. C. Glen King (Washington State) — Global leadership in human nutrition
Lt. Gen. William S. Lawton ( Worcester) — U.S. Army, retired
Dr. C. Chester Stock (Rose-Hulman) — Vice president and director, Walker Laboratory, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
Gen. Bruce C. Clarke (Tennessee-Knoxville) — U.S. Army, retired
Wendell Ford (Kentucky) — Governor of Kentucky, U.S. Senator from Kentucky
Chester Gould (Oklahoma State) — Creator of Dick Tracy
I. Dean Jagger (Wabash) — Academy Award-winning actor
Dr. W. Kenneth Pope (Southern Methodist) — Bishop of the Methodist Church
Harry A. Blackmun (Harvard) — Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Edward R. Book (Penn State) — President and chairman, Hershey Corp.
Will A. Geer (Chicago) — Emmy Award-winning actor
Henry P. Iba (Westminster) — Hall of fame basketball coach
Milton I. Wick (Nebraska-Lincoln) — President, Wick Newspapers
J. Maxwell Cleland (Stetson) — U.S. Senator from Georgia; Secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission
Gen. Russell E. Dougherty (Louisville) — U.S. Air Force, Retired; Former Commander in Chief, the Strategic Air Command
Howell T. Heflin (Birmingham Southern) — U.S. Senator from Alabama
Earl W. Kintner (DePauw) — Washington anti-trust lawyer, former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission
Bennett Archambault (MIT) — President, Stewart Warner Corp
Dr. Norman P. Auburn (Cincinnati) — President, University of Akron
F. Ray Marshall (Millsaps) — 16th U.S. Secretary of Labor
Creed C. Black (Northwestern) — Chairman and publisher, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-leader; President, American Society of Newspaper Editors
Dr. William C. Friday (North Carolina State) — President, University of North Carolina. Chairman, Knight Commission
Dr. James L. Bugg Jr. (Hampden-Sydney) — President, Old Dominion University
Claude Akins (Northwestern) — Actor of television, movies and stage
Dr. R. Richard Rubottom Jr. (Southern Methodist) — Undersecretary of State, U.S. Ambassador to Argentina; vice president, Southern Methodist University
Glenn A. Cox Jr. (Southern Methodist) — President/COO, Phillips Petroleum Co.
B.F. Skinner (Hamilton) — Psychologist, author, and inventor
George W. Spasyk (Michigan) — Executive vice president, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Robert M. Urich (Florida State) — TV actor
Capt. Richard N. Richards (Missouri) — Astronaut, commander of NASA’s space shuttle
John P. Frazee (Randolph-Macon) — President /COO, Sprint Corp.
William Manchester (Massachusetts) — Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian
Lt. Gen. John B. Conaway (Evansville) — U.S. Air Force officer
Gerald A. Johnston (California-Los Angeles) — President/COO, McDonnell Douglas Corp.
John B. Breaux (Louisiana-Lafayette)— U.S. Senator from Louisiana
Dr. Malcom R. Currie (California-Berkeley) — CEO/president/chairman, Regal One Corp.
James R. Jones (Oklahoma) — U.S. Congressman, U.S. Ambassador
Karl J. Krapek (Kettering) — President/COO, United Technologies Corp.
David A. Neuman (California-Los Angeles) — President, Disney Television
Jerre L. Stead (Iowa) — CEO/chairman, IHS Inc.
Lawrence E. Gloyd (Hanover) — Chairman/CEO, CLARCOR Inc.
Michael Kanne (Indiana) — U.S. District Judge
Dr. Vincent F. Orza (Oklahoma City) — Entrepreneur, dean of the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University
Dr. John E. Shay Jr. (Florida) — President, Marygrove College
F. Duane Ackerman (Rollins) — Chairman/CEO, BellSouth
Dr. Robert E. Alexander (Duke) — Chancellor, University of South Carolina-Aiken
Dr. John C. Cooksey (Louisiana State) — U.S. Congressman from Louisiana; ophthalmologist
Edward T. Foote II (Miami-FL) — President, University of Miami
James S. Gulmi (Baldwin-Wallace) — Senior vice president of finance/CFO, Genesco Inc.
Joe Frank Harris (Georgia) — Governor of Georgia
Don Marsh (Ball State) — Chairman/CEO, Marsh Supermarkets Inc.
Dr. Abe Mickal (Louisiana State) — College/pro football player, doctor, college professor
Bill Rasmussen (DePauw) — Founder, ESPN
Dr. Donald W. Zacharias (Georgetown) — President, Mississippi State University
Keith E. Bailey (Missouri S&T) — President, Williams Pipe Line Co.
Kevin P. Brady (South Dakota) — U.S. Congressman from Texas
Lloyd A. Doggett II (Texas) — U.S. Congressman from Texas
Virgil H. Goode Jr. (Richmond) — U.S. Congressman from Virginia
Jack Kingston (Georgia) — U.S. Congressman from Georgia
Herman Meinders (Oklahoma City) — Founder, American Floral Services Inc.
Ron Paul (Gettysburg) — U.S. Congressman from Texas; Republican presidential candidate
Curt Weldon (West Chester) — U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
Michael G. Westmore (California-Santa Barbara) — Emmy-winning make-up artist (Star Trek)
Jack O. Bovender (Duke) — CEO, HCA Inc.
Mark B. Templeton (North Carolina State) — CEO, Citrix Systems Inc.
Joseph T. Charles (Culver-Stockton) — President/CEO, Charles Industries Ltd.
James W Abbott (South Dakota) — President, University of South Dakota
Woodrow Paige (Tennessee-Knoxville) — Sports columnist, ESPN commentator
Dale Carlsen (Cal State – Sacramento) — Founder, Sleep Train Mattress Center
C. Robert Kidder (Michigan) — Former CEO of Duracell and Borden
Vice Admiral Murrey Royar (California-Berkeley) — Head of the U.S. Navy Supply Corp. (posthumously)
Dr. Timothy L. Tucker (Union-TN) — President of the American Pharmacists Association
Powers Boothe (Texas State-San Marcos) — Emmy Award-winning actor
William F. Hayes III (DePauw) — Actor, performer, singer
Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger (Evansville) — Adjutant General of Indiana, Indiana Army and Air National Guard
Mark Schultz (Kansas State) — Singer-songwriter
Oliver R. Smoot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) — Chairman, American National Standards Institute; President of the International Organization for Standardization.
Allen I. Olson (North Dakota) — Governor of North Dakota
John Quinones (St. Mary’s) — Anchor/Correspondent, ABC News
Kevin W. Yoder (Kansas) — U.S. Congressman from Kansas
Bishop Larry Goodpaster (Millsaps) — Bishop of the United Methodist Church
Dr. E. Bruce Heilman (North Carolina State) — University President
Gov. Dennis Daugaard (South Dakota) — Governor of South Dakota
General William Ingram (North Carolina State) – Retired Lieutenant General, Director of Army National Guard
Honorable Gerald Vandewalle (North Dakota) – North Dakota Supreme Court Judge
Howard Benson (Georgia) – CEO of Benson Hospitality Group & Benson Bakery
John C. Goff (Texas-Austin) – Co-founder of Crescent Real Estate and Head of Goff Capital Partners
Larry R. Holley (William Jewell) – Legendary men’s basketball coach at William Jewell with more than 900 victories
Richard E. “Dick” Thornburgh (Cincinnati) – Executive Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston (“CSFB”)
Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver (Baylor) – President of Union University