Delts of Distinction

Government:

Governors
Steve Beshear, Kentucky
U.S. Senators
Tim Johnson, South Dakota
Thomas R. Carper, Delaware
U.S. Representatives
Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan
Ohio Representative Tim Ryan
Kentucky Representative Ed Whitfield
U.S. Federal Agency Leaders
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Chris Cox
Mayors
Hillsdale, MI Mayor Michael Sessions*
Currently an active member of Kappa Chapter at Hillsdale College.

Former government officials:

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson
Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry
U.S. Vice President Henry Agard Wallace
U.S. Vice President and Senator (KY) Alben Barkley
U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan
U.S. Supreme Court Justice and U.S. Attorney General Thomas C. Clark
U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow
Canadian Speaker of the House of Commons James Jerome
U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Champ Clark
Florida Governor Reubin Askew
Kansas Governor and Senator Henry Justin Allen
Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher
Colorado Senator Hank Brown
Connecticut Governor and Senator Raymond Baldwin
Michigan Governor James J. Blanchard
Indiana Senator William E. Jenner
U.S. Ambassador to China Nelson T. Johnson
White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater
Ohio Representative Donald Pease
Illinois Representative James Robert Mann
U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Judge George MacKinnon
Nebraska Governor Adam McMullen
Nebraska Governor Arthur J. Weaver
Pennsylvania State Representative Jeff Habay (one of founders of the American University chapter.[1])

Business and philanthropy:

Cintas Founder Richard T. Farmer
Tutor Saliba Founder/ CEO Ronald Tutor
America’s Second Harvest Food Bank Founder John van Hengel
Former CEO of General Motors Richard Wagoner
General Motors Chairman Edward Whitacre, Jr. (also former CEO of SBC)
Edelbrock CEO and President Vic Edelbrock, Jr.
Noted attorney Melvin Belli
Columbia Sportswear President Tim Boyle
Hardee’s Restaurants Chairman Jack Laughery
Florida Conference UMC Director of Risk Management Mark B. Thomas
The Wharf (Holdings) Limited Chairman Peter Woo
Macdonald Foundation Chairman Brian MacDonald
Great Time Apps CEO/Founder Eli Gratz
Sahara Hotel and Casino Senior Engineering Administrator Dara Azarbarzin
City of Columbia, MO, Chief of Police Kenneth M. Burton
Goldman Sachs Vice President Chris Meek

Astronauts:

M. Scott Carpenter
Ken Mattingly

Academics:

Peter Likins, former president, The University of Arizona
Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences
Hank Brown, former Senator and current President of the University of Colorado
William English “Brit” Kirwan, Chancellor of the University of Maryland System[2]
Martin C. Jischke, President, Purdue University
Kent Hance, Chancellor, Texas Tech University

Print and journalism:

Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan
Forrest Gump author Winston Groom
Harper’s Bazaar editor and author Willie Morris
NBC-TV reporter Bob Dotson
The New Republic founder Willard Straight
Novelist John D. MacDonald
MSNBC Host Dan Abrams (The Abrams Report)
Mythology writer Joseph Campbell
Max Ehrmann
Author Richard North Patterson
Fox News Host Bill Hemmer (America’s Newsroom)

Entertainment:

Actor Matthew McConaughey
Actor, host, and comedian Drew Carey
Actor Will Ferrell
Writer and producer Greg Berlanti
Director Fielder Cook
Actor Bill Fagerbakke
Actor Frederic Forrest
Director-screenwriter Stephen Gaghan
Actor Joel Higgins
Comedian Eddie Ifft
Actor Roy Jenson
Actor Aron Kincaid
Actor Thad Luckinbill
Actor James Marsden
Actor Austin Miller
Documentary host Roger Mudd
Actor Jim Nabors
Producer William K. Brown, Jr.
Producer Patrick Schwarz
Host Pat O’Brien
Actor Robert Peters
Actor David Schwimmer
Actor Johnny Sheffield
Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo

Music:

Oak Ridge Boys vocalist Duane Allen
R.E.M. lead guitarist Peter Buck
Singer John Denver
Bread lead vocalist David Gates
Restless Heart guitarist Greg Jennings
Dog’s Eye View singer Peter Stuart
Virtuoso bassist Daniel Champeau
Country singer Keith Anderson
Music producer Roy Ortiz Jr. (Dirty Dime Productions)
Singer-songwriter Creede Williams

Sportscasters:

Jon Miller
Craig Sager
Bill Flemming
Bill Macatee
Jay Randolph
Steve Bunin

Sports:

Football
Joe Avezzano
Carmen Cozza
Boyd Dowler
John Elway
Jason Fisk
Les Horvath
Chad Hutchinson
Dante Lavelli
Alphonse “Tuffy” Leemans
John Lynch
Herb McCracken
Howard Mudd
Jim Plunkett
Jon Ritchie
Mark Rypien
Brad Coley
Jeff Siemon
Gene Washington, now National Football League Director of Football Operations
Peter Mohr
Baseball
Mike Aldrete
Steve Buechele
Shawn Green
Rick Helling
A.J. Hinch
Mark Marquess (head coach, Stanford University
Dave McCarty
Mike Mussina
Branch Rickey
Eppa Rixey
George Sisler
Ed Sprague
Paul Kuhr
Jonny Jedlicka (head coach, University of Illinois)
Buddy Bell
Basketball
Mike Bratz
Retired Princeton coach Pete Carril
Ward Lambert
Bob Leonard
Charles Murphy
Ed Nealy
Andy Phillip
Michael Cherney
Rick Robey
Mike Phillips
Max Blum
Scott Drew
Other
Horse owner Bob Lewis
Horse trainer John T. Ward, Jr.
Horse owner and breeder John W. Galbreath