The Fraternity has selected 46 recipients for its Significant Sig Award, which recognizes members who have achieved high levels of professional success. Members of the 2015 class may chose to receive their honor at the June 27, 2015, Significant Sig Awards Banquet at the 80th Grand Chapter in San Diego, or at a local ceremony.
Awarded annually since 1935, the Fraternity has honored more than 1,700 Sigma Chis with the Significant Sig Award. Previous winners include such notable Sigs as actor John Wayne, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1929; 2015 College Football Playoff championship-winning coach Urban Meyer, CINCINNATI 1986; and late-night talk show host David Letterman, BALL STATE 1969.
The 2015 winners of the Significant Sig Award are listed below:
Rear Adm. John Alexander, TEXAS TECH 1982Scott Atkin, BUTLER 1985Norman Baldwin, Ph.D., GEORGIA 1973George Beck Jr., AUBURN 1963Vaughn Bornet, Ph.D., EMORY 1939Phil Chambers, INDIANA 1980Adm. Bruce Clingan, WASHINGTON (SEATTLE) 1977Lamont Colucci, RIPON 1988John Cooper, PURDUE 1966Blair Culpepper, FLORIDA 1959Thomas Davin, DUKE 1979Wilbur Davis Jr., EMORY 1961Robert Dean Jr., MISSISSIPPI STATE 1976Joseph Edwards Sr., EMORY 1956Thomas Fanning, GEORGIA TECH 1979Jerry Gardner, M.D., KANSAS 1962J.D. Gibbs, WILLIAM & MARY 1992
Andy Haggard, FLORIDA STATE 1964Ronald Hall, TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE 1967William Hardy III, EMORY 1963Charles Hawker, Ph.D., ILLINOIS WESLEYAN 1962Jay Helm, OKLAHOMA STATE 1970Gabriel Hobbs, MURRAY STATE 1978Lt. Col. Bill Hoffman, ALABAMA 1951Kirt Jacobs, KENTUCKY 1994Maj. Gen. Thomas Jones, MICHIGAN STATE 1958Jerald Kehe, BRADLEY 1968Douglas Lyle, M.D., ALABAMA 1968Mac McCrory Jr., OKLAHOMA STATE 1971Thomas McDonnell III, SOUTHERN MISSSISSIPPI 1986Bruce Merrick, WESTERN KENTUCKY 1975William Neher, Ph.D., BUTLER 1966Robert Ogdin, TENNESSEE-KNOXVILLE 1966Michael Patterson, SAN DIEGO STATE 1958Timothy Powers, CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES 1977David Pyle, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1980Thomas Russell, WESTERN KENTUCKY 1967Dennis Santoli, WESTERN RESERVE 1967Cecil Spearman Jr., DUKE 1953Charles Stamp Jr., SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 1971Gary Steele, GEORGIA TECH 1970Jacob Stuart, FLORIDA 1970Mark Tipton, TULANE 1978Lt. Robert Tracy, TEXAS-AUSTIN 1964Warren Wilcox III, MONTANA 1963Ron Zwierlein, Ph.D., BOWLING GREEN 1968