The title says it all. Alpha Kappa Psi has quite the collection of notable alum. Here are 10 of our favorites:
Leonard Firestone. You’ve probably heard the saying from their commercial: “Whatever you drive, drive a firestone.” But, before the President Leonard Firestone created the company, he was a part of the Alpha Zeta chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi.
J. Paul Austin. Chances are you have been asked, “Pepsi or Coke?” And who can forget about all those Polar Bear commercials? Well, another Alpha Kappa Psi alumni, J. Paul Austin, is the former President of Coca Cola!
F. Story Musgrave. Parents always tell kids to shoot for the stars. Alpha Kappa Psi alumni F. Story Musgrave certainly did. He is the most experienced astronaut in history!
David Hartman. David Hartman’s aspirations were also out of this world, but in a different way. He was actually the original host of Good Morning America! David Hartman is an alumni brother of the Beta Eta chapter from Duke University.
Errol Barnett. Another brother who has spent some time in the limelight is Alpha Upsilon alumni Errol Barnett. Errol is both an anchor and a correspondent for CNN International!
Jack A. Dinos. As college students, coffee is essential to get through things like class and studying. Alpha Epsilon alumni Jack A. Dinos is still involved with coffee as much as a typical college student - even more so. Jack is the president of the Mocha Coffee Company!
Murray M. Baker. A key aspect of Alpha Kappa Psi is building brotherhood. Murray M. Baker helps with building more than that! He is the president of Caterpillar Inc.
Seth C. Beise. As a professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi produces some of the best business leaders in America. Alumni of the Alpha Eta chapter, Seth C. Beise is definitely an industry titan. He was the president of Bank of America!
James Cash Penny. The name says it all. James Cash Penny is indeed the founder of J.C. Penny, a department store with over 1,000 locations. James is an alumni from the Upsilon chapter at the University of Missouri.
J. Willard Marriot. Last, but certainly not least, is J. Willard Marriott. He is an alumni of the Beta Mu chapter and is the founder of Marriott Hotels & Resorts! It only makes sense that the founder is a principled business leader of Alpha Kappa Psi.
By Jarrett Evans