Order of achievement recipients

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) — Former 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) — Former head of the Division of Higher Education of the Board of Education of the Methodist Church

Louis R. Menagh (Rutgers) — Former president, Prudential Insurance Co.

Jerome A. Straka (Wisconsin) — Former chairman of the board, Chesebrough-Pond’s Inc. and Prince Matchabelli, Inc.; Former executive vice president, Yardley of London, Inc.

Basil L. Walters (Indiana) — Former editor, the Chicago Daily News

William W. Warne (California-Berkeley) — Former director, Water Resources for California


Alan H. Bible (Nevada-Reno) — Former U.S. Senator from Nevada

Dr. Thomas H. Carroll (California-Berkeley) — Former president, George Washington University

Maj. Gen. Luther D. Miller (Thiel) — Former chief of chaplains, U.S. Army; Canon, Washington Cathedral of the Episcopal Church

Alfred P. Murrah (Oklahoma) — Former chief justice, U.S. Court of Appeals

Dr. Clifford F. Rassweiler (Denver) — Former vice president, Johns Manville Corp.


Gardnar P. Mulloy (Miami-FL) — Former captain, U.S. Davis Cup tennis team and No. 1 tennis player in America

Gerald P. Peters (Denver) — Former CEO, Francis I. DuPont & Co.

Dr. Willis M. Tate (Southern Methodist) — Former president, Southern Methodist University


Dr. Elmer Belt (California-Berkeley) — Former internationally-recognized surgeon

Fred J. Borch (Case Western Reserve) — Former president, General Electric

Lester E. Cox (Drury) — Leadership in industry, transportation and communication

Curtiss E. Frank (Colgate) — Former president, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

William S. Stuckey (Georgia) — Former president, Stuckey’s Division and vice president, Pet Milk Co.

Harry S Truman (Missouri) — 33rd President of the United States

Henry T. Vance (Pennsylvania) — Former chairman of the board, Vance, Sanders & Co., Inc., investment banker


James T. Chirurg (MIT) — Former chairman of the board, Chirurg & Cairns, Inc., advertising

Adm. Joseph F. Jelley Jr. (Cornell) — U.S. Navy, retired

J. Howard Pyle (Arizona State) — Former president, the National Safety Council and governor of Arizona

Dr. Oscar Wagner (Eureka) — Former musician and educator

Robert A. Young Jr. (Arkansas) — Former president, Best Corp.


Dr. Cecil Morgan (Louisiana State) — Dean Emeritus, Tulane University School of Law

Aubrey J. Wagner (Wisconsin) — Former chairman of the board, Tennessee Valley Authority


Robert C. Scrivener (Toronto) — Former chairman of Bell Canada and Northern Telecom

William T. Seawell (Arkansas) — Former 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) — Former U.S. Army comptroller

Dr. C. Chester Stock (Rose-Hulman) — Former vice president and director, Walker Laboratory, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research


Gen. Bruce C. Clarke (Tennessee-Knoxville) — U.S. Army officer who served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War

Wendell Ford (Kentucky) — Former 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) — Former bishop of the Methodist Church


Harry A. Blackmun (Harvard) — Former associate justice of the Supreme Court

Edward R. Book (Penn State) — Former 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) — Former president, Wick Newspapers


J. Maxwell Cleland (Stetson) — Former U.S. senator from Georgia and secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission

Gen. Russell E. Dougherty (Louisville) — Former commander in chief, the Strategic Air Command


Howell T. Heflin (Birmingham Southern) — Former U.S. senator from Alabama

Earl W. Kintner (DePauw) — Former Washington anti-trust lawyer and chairman of the Federal Trade Commission


Bennett Archambault (MIT) — Former president, Stewart Warner Corp.

Dr. Norman P. Auburn (Cincinnati) — Former president, University of Akron

F. Ray Marshall (Millsaps) — 16th U.S. Secretary of Labor


Creed C. Black (Northwestern) — Former chairman and publisher, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader and president, American Society of Newspaper Editors


Dr. William C. Friday (North Carolina State) — Former president, University of North Carolina and chairman of the Knight Commission


Dr. James L. Bugg Jr. (Hampden-Sydney) — Former president, Old Dominion University


Claude Akins (Northwestern) — Former actor of television, movies and stage

Dr. R. Richard Rubottom Jr. (Southern Methodist) — Former undersecretary of state, U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, and vice president of Southern Methodist University


Glenn A. Cox Jr. (Southern Methodist) — Former president/COO, Phillips Petroleum Co.

B.F. Skinner (Hamilton) — Psychologist, author, and inventor

George W. Spasyk (Michigan) — Former executive vice president, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Robert M. Urich (Florida State) — Former TV actor


Capt. Richard N. Richards (Missouri) — Former astronaut, commander of NASA’s space shuttle


John P. Frazee (Randolph-Macon) — Former president /COO, Sprint Corp.

William Manchester (Massachusetts) — Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian


Lt. Gen. John B. Conaway (Evansville) — Former U.S. Air Force officer

Gerald A. Johnston (California-Los Angeles) — Former president/COO, McDonnell Douglas Corp.


John B. Breaux (Louisiana-Lafayette)— Former U.S. Senator from Louisiana

Dr. Malcom R. Currie (California-Berkeley) — Former CEO/president/chairman, Regal One Corp.

James R. Jones (Oklahoma) — Former U.S. congressman and U.S. ambassador


Karl J. Krapek (Kettering) — Former president/COO, United Technologies Corp.

David A. Neuman (California-Los Angeles) — Former president, Disney Television

Jerre L. Stead (Iowa) — Former CEO/chairman, IHS Inc.


Lawrence E. Gloyd (Hanover) — Former chairman/CEO, CLARCOR Inc.

Michael Kanne (Indiana) — Former U.S. District Judge

Dr. Vincent F. Orza (Oklahoma City) — Entrepreneur, former dean of the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University

Dr. John E. Shay Jr. (Florida) — Former president, Marygrove College


F. Duane Ackerman (Rollins) — Former chairman/CEO, BellSouth

Dr. Robert E. Alexander (Duke) — Former chancellor, University of South Carolina-Aiken

Dr. John C. Cooksey (Louisiana State) — Former U.S. congressman from Louisiana and ophthalmologist

Edward T. Foote II (Miami-FL) — Former president, University of Miami

James S. Gulmi (Baldwin-Wallace) — Former senior vice president of finance/CFO, Genesco Inc.

Joe Frank Harris (Georgia) — Former governor of Georgia

Don Marsh (Ball State) — Former chairman/CEO, Marsh Supermarkets Inc.

Dr. Abe Mickal (Louisiana State) — Former college/pro football player, doctor, and college professor

Bill Rasmussen (DePauw) — Founder, ESPN

Dr. Donald W. Zacharias (Georgetown) — Former president, Mississippi State University


Keith E. Bailey (Missouri S&T) — Former president, Williams Pipe Line Co.

Kevin P. Brady (South Dakota) — Former U.S. congressman from Texas

Lloyd A. Doggett II (Texas) — Former U.S. congressman from Texas

Virgil H. Goode Jr. (Richmond) — Former U.S. congressman from Virginia

Jack Kingston (Georgia) —  Former  U.S. congressman from Georgia

Herman Meinders (Oklahoma City) — Founder, American Floral Services Inc.

Ron Paul (Gettysburg) — Former U.S. congressman from Texas; Republican presidential candidate

Curt Weldon (West Chester) — Former U.S. congressman from Pennsylvania

Michael G. Westmore (California-Santa Barbara) — Emmy-winning make-up artist (Star Trek)


Jack O. Bovender (Duke) — Former CEO, HCA Inc.

Mark B. Templeton (North Carolina State) — Former CEO, Citrix Systems Inc.


Joseph T. Charles (Culver-Stockton) — President/CEO, Charles Industries Ltd.


James W. Abbott (South Dakota) — Former 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) — Former head of the U.S. Navy Supply Corp. 

Dr. Timothy L. Tucker (Union-TN) — Former president of the American Pharmacists Association


Powers Boothe (Texas State) — Emmy Award-winning actor

William F. Hayes III (DePauw) — Former actor, performer, singer

Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger (Evansville) — Former adjutant general of Indiana, Indiana Army and Air National Guard

Mark Schultz (Kansas State) — Singer-songwriter

Oliver R. Smoot (MIT) — Former chairman, American National Standards Institute and president of the International Organization for Standardization.


Allen I. Olson (North Dakota) — Former governor of North Dakota

John Quinones (St. Mary’s) — Anchor/Correspondent, ABC News


Kevin W. Yoder (Kansas) — Former U.S. congressman from Kansas


Bishop Larry Goodpaster (Millsaps) — Retired bishop of the United Methodist Church

Dr. E. Bruce Heilman (North Carolina State) — Former president of the University of Richmond and Meredith College


Gov. Dennis Daugaard (South Dakota) — Former governor of South Dakota


Gen. William Ingram (North Carolina State) – Retired lieutenant general, Director of Army National Guard

Hon. Gerald Vandewalle (North Dakota) – North Dakota Supreme Court Judge

Howard Benson (Georgia) – Former 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) – Former executive vice chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston (“CSFB”)

Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver (Baylor) – President of Union University


John H. Graham IV (Franklin & Marshall) – Former president & CEO of American Society of Association Executives 


Matthew G. Clark (Coe) – Senior policy advisor and director of COVID-19 International Response Operations in the White House 

Robert D. Banks (Coe) – Environmentalist, Rhodes Scholar and honorary officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) 

John Tesh (North Carolina State) – Emmy Award winning television personality and entertainer