Significant Sigs from UT’s Beta Sigma Chapter:
The General Fraternity’s highest honor for outstanding achievements in the profession. The 23 Honorees from UT’s Beta Sigma Chapter (and Year Earned):
Hon. Timothy E. Irwin, '81: UT and NFL veteran offensive lineman; Now: Judge of the Juvenile Court for Knox County. (Year Earned: 1992).
Kem Hinton FAIA, '77: Principal, Tuck-Hinton Architects in Nashville. Fellow, American Institute of Architects. (2014).
James A. "Jimmy" Haslam III, '76: CEO of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain; Current majority owner of the NFL's Cleveland Browns. While at UT, Haslam was roommates with Bob Corker, '74, now a U.S. Senator who was named a Significant Sig in 2003. (Haslam earned his in 2011).
Kenneth A. Cutshaw, '75: President, Int'l for Quiznos, 2012 - Present. EVP of Church's Chicken, 2005 - 12. (2011).
Scott Parks LeTellier, '75: Longtime sports-organization executive; CEO, Big League Dreams USA; Former Managing Director, World Cup USA 1994. (1994).
Robert P. Corker Jr., '74: Former Mayor of Chattanooga; Now: U.S. Senator (Tenn.). (Year Earned: 2003).
Robert A. McCabe Jr., '72: Longtime Officer with First American National Bank; Now: Chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Nashville's largest locally headquartered bank. (2007).
Bobby Ogdin, '66: One of Nashville's most successful recording-session keyboard musicians; former member of The Marshall Tucker Band; Recorded/Toured with Elvis. (2015).
B. Tom Collins, '65: Country Music Producer (Barbara Mandrell, Ronnie Milsap, Tom T. Hall, Charley Pride). (1983).
William E. Wade Jr., '64: Longtime executive, and President, ARCO (petroleum). (Year Earned: 1998).
James E. Hall, '63: Leading expert on transportation safety and security, crisis management and government; Chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (1994 to 2001). Served as 1963 Consul. (1996).
Hon. James H. Jarvis II, '59: Senior United States Chief District Judge. (1997).
Thomas E. Bronson, '58: All American fullback at UT; Longtime cement materials executive; Chairman and CEO of Meridian Aggregates Co. and Vice Chairman of Meridian's parent, MAC Acquisitions, Inc. (2004).
John T. Majors, '57: Football All-American; former head coach, University of Pittsburg and UT. (Year Earned: 1973).
David E. McKinney, '56: President of the IBM World Trade Americas/Far East Corp. and Chairman of the IBM World Trade Europe/Middle East/Africa Corp. in the 1980s. (1991).
John N. Wilford Jr., '55: Science correspondent for the New York Times and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for national reporting. (1987).
James A. "Jim" Haslam II, '52: Founder, Chairman & President of Pilot Corp., Chairman of Pilot Travel Centers. (1989).
Hon. Francis E. “Hank” Lauricella, '52: All-America football player He is a member of the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame. He served 32 years in the Louisiana legislature. (1983).
William H. Lane, '45: (Year Earned: 1979). Need info.
Dr. Cecil C. Humphreys Sr., '36: Former President, Memphis State University (now University of Memphis). (1971).
Dr. W. Everett Derryberry, '28: President of Tennessee Technological University from 1940 to 1974. As an undergrad, set an all-time scholarstic mark at UT with a perfect A record for four years. (1977).
Floyd B. James, '27: (Year Earned: 1983). Need info.
Rufus H. Fitzgerald, '19: Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh from 1945 to 1955. (1955).
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