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Distinguished Merit Award

Recognizing Brothers' Professional Achievements

The Fraternity's second oldest award for individual alumni is the Distinguished Merit Award. It may be presented to no more than ten brothers per year in recognition of exceptional achievement and distinction in the brother's profession or vocation. The award was established by the Grand Council in 1950. Nominations for the Distinguished Merit Award are due on April 15 each year. Below is a complete list of the Distinguished Merit Award recipients.

2017 Distinguished Merit Recipient

Name: Eugene Miller
Chapter Designation: Beta Gamma Chapter
College and Initiation: Bethany '46
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

 

Brother Miller was an educator, first at the University of Houston as an adjunct instructor. He also worked as an adjunct professor at the Stern School at New York University, as well as at Fordham University Graduate School of Business. He served as Chairman of the Business and Management Department at Northeastern Illinois University, Executive-in-Residence and Assistant to the Dean of Business at Florida Atlantic University Graduate School of Business, and Executive-in-Residence at the University of Illinois and at the University of Oregon.

As a distinguished businessman, Brother Miller held office for five major companies. He was Vice President of McGraw-Hill, Senior Vice President of the New York Stock Exchange, Senior Vice President of CNA Financial Corp., Vice Chairman and Director of United States Gypsum Corporation, and CEO of Ideon Corp., a listing in the New York Stock Exchange.

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Past Distinguished Merit Award Recipients

2016: Peter Fuss, Michigan '54
2015: Steven T. Brown, Penn State '55
2014: John Mickowski, Stevens Tech '64
2013: Dr. Robert Gardner, Westminster '54
2012: Michael Halloran, UC-Berkeley '59
2011: Arthur Keys, Bethany '64
2010: George Trubow, Michigan '53
2009: Willard Scott, American '53
2008: Ratan Tata, Cornell '56
2007: Stan Thurston, Iowa State '66
2006: Samuel Bodman, Cornell '57
2005: Frank Wolf, Penn State '60
2004: Thomas Hinkley, Indiana '84
2003: Dr. James Mongan, UC-Berkeley '60
2002: Michael Anthony, Westminster '75
2001: Warren Buffett, Pennsylvania '48
2000: Richard Ross, Iowa State '54
1999: Ronald Dollens, Purdue '65
1998: Horace Kornegay, Wake Forest '42
1997: Fitz Dixon, Widener '73
1996: Robert Wells, Ohio Wesleyan '57
1995: John Kasich, Ohio State '73
1994: John Trutter, Illinois '39
1993: C. Everett Koop, Dartmouth '34
1992: John Kauffman, Purdue '43
1991: John Zamparelli, Tufts '47
1990: Robert Sheehan, Westminster '76
1989: James Caldwell, Rensselaer '55
1988: Hon. Andrew Douglas, Toledo '51
1987: William Hutchinson, Washington '29

 

 ecipient List

 1985: Ross Swimmer, Oklahoma '62
 1984: John Savage, Toledo '51
 1983: Warren Hanna, Minnesota '18
 1982: Robert Sheen, Lehigh '30
 1981: William Norris, Nebraska '29
 1980: Bradford Corbett, Wagner '58
 1976: Ralph Burns, Ohio Wesleyan '32
 1975: Charles Schaeffer, Penn State '30
 1973: Robert Howsam, Colorado '38
 1972: Howard Reeder, Iowa '26
 1971: James Allen, Alabama '30
 1970: Elliot Ludvigsen, Minnesota '22
 1969: Joseph Lanterman, Illinois '34
 1968: Miles York, UC-Berkeley '19
 1967: Paul Cupp, Pennsylvania '21
 1965: Paul Herbert, Ohio State '09
 1964: Vincent Price, Yale '30
 1963: Charles Beeghly, Ohio Wesleyan '27
 1962: Owen Wangensteen, Minnesota '17
 1961: John Merrill, Wisconsin '15
 1960: Austin Cushman, UC-Berkeley '21
 1959: Dr. Winfred Overholser, Harvard '12
 1957: Paul Davies, UC-Berkeley '17
 1956: Ralph Follis, UC-Berkeley '19
 1955: Dr. Wilbur Cramblet, Yale '12
 1954: James Morrill, Ohio State '11
 1953: William Mullendore, Michigan '12
 1952: Arthur Flemming, Ohio Wesleyan '24
 1951: Robert Wilson, Jr., Harvard '12
 1950: Ralph Damon, Harvard '16

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