Notable Sigs of the northern Arizona region

RENOWNED SIGS WHO HAVE IMPACTED

THE SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY,

THE ZETA OMICRON CHAPTER,

 NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY,

AND OF THE NORTHERN ARIZONA REGION

 

 

DR. GEORGE H. YARD, M.D.

Beta Phi Chapter-University of Arizona 1953

Physician-Rancher, Flagstaff, Williams, Arizona

NAU Health Center

Chapter Advisor to Sigma Chi Omega and Zeta Omicron Chapter

To whom Sigma Chi Omega dedicated its petition to become Zeta Omicron Chapter

 
 

HARRY ST. JOHN DIXON

1843-1898

Psi Chapter-University of Virginia 1864

Private, Company D., 28th Mississippi Cavalry, C.S.A.-

Founder - Constantine Chapter, September 17, 1864

Lawyer/Rancher - Fresno, California

LEADER OF SIGMA CHI IN THE WEST

FATHER OF MAYNARD DIXON

ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL & RENOWNED ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

 (b. Fresno, Calif. 1875 – d. Tucson, Ariz. 1946)

The northern Arizona region as well as the entire American Southwest shares a special connection to the family of brother Harry St. John Dixon, founder of Sigma Chi’s Constantine Chapter.  Brother Dixon’s elder son, Maynard Dixon (not a Sig) created and shaped an indelible of this region through his illustration and paintings to the entire world.

     

   

 

   

   

     

Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park

 

By sculptor Bryant Baker  1881-1970

Plaque at Mather Point and nearly every national park in the U.S.

 

Plaque at Casa Grande National Monument, Coolidge, Arizona

 

 

 

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico          San Juan Canyonlands, Utah

 

Stephen T. Mather, the first director of the National Park Service, attends a Superintendent's Conference in October 1925
at Mesa Verde National Park.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

STEPHEN TYNG MATHER

1867 - 1930

Alpha Beta Chapter, University of California 1887

20th Grand Consul of the Sigma Chi Fraternity

President & Owner - Thorkildsen-Mather Borax Company

(created the famous 20-mule-team-borax branding logo)

 spearheaded a campaign to promote the creation of a federal agency to oversee National Parks. Mather eventually became the first director of the new agency, the National Park Service under the United States Department of the Interior.

First director of the U.S. National Park Service 1917-1929

Named in his honor are numerous U.S. Park Service locations including:

Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park & Stephen

Mather Drive, South Mountain Park, Phoenix, Arizona

also

National Park Service's Stephen T. Mather Training Center at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, Stephen T. Mather Training Center at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, Stephen T. Mather High School in Chicago, Illinois, Camp Mather at Yosemite, Mather Gorge on the Potomac,  an Alaskan peak; Stephen Mather Wilderness in North Cascades; a memorial arboretum at the University of California-Berkeley; and a forest near Lake George, New York. Stephen T. Mather Memorial Parkway  in the Cascades.

Wrote The Ideals And Policy Of The National Park Service Articularly In Relation To Yosemite National Park, By Stephen T. Mather, Director, U. S. National Park Service

 

His life is well summarized — on a series of bronze markers which were posthumously cast in his honor and distributed through many parks:

"He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved, unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good he has done . . ."


Call Number po0696p, ID : 4212, Call Number : PO-696P, Title : Robert K. Porter, Prescott, Arizona, C.1912, Date of Photograph : 1912, Collection : SHM Photographs

 

ROBERT K. PORTER

Kappa Kappa Chapter-University of Illinois 1896

Banker, Bank of Arizona, Jerome 

Charter Member-Phoenix Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter December 17, 1906

 

SAMUEL H. MORRIS

Theta Chapter-University of Michigan 1911

Lawyer - Globe, Arizona

Arizona Board of Regents 1943-1945 & 1955-1963

President, Arizona Board of Regents

Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from NAU in 1963

Friend to Arizona State College-Flagstaff

 

HON. EARL H. CARROLL

Midshipman & Alumnus of the U.S. Navy V-12 Program (WWII)

at Arizona State Teachers College, Flagstaff (NAU)

Beta Phi Chapter – University of Arizona 1948

Significant Sig

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Arizona Board of Regents 1978-1980

Honorary Doctorate Degree from NAU in 19__

Friend to Northern Arizona University

 

        

                  

 

SEN. BARRY M. GOLDWATER

 1909 – 1998

Arizonan

Beta Phi Chapter – University of Arizona 1932

Significant Sig

Explorer-Photographer-Chronicler-Pilot-World Renowned Photographer of the Northern Arizona Region and its Native Americans

Honorary Doctorate Degree from NAU 1963

Honorary Chairman of the Zeta Omicron Charter Installation Feb. 19th 1967

Goldwater’s Department Store, Phoenix City Council, 1949

U.S. Army Air Force – WWII China-Burma-India Theater

Organized the Arizona Air National Guard

Desegregated the Arizona National Guard and the Phoenix Union High School District

     Major General - U.S. Air Force Reserve

U.S. Senator Arizona (R)

Republican Candidate for President of the United States 1964

Barry Goldwater Memorial - in Paradise Valley

Barry M. Goldwater High School

Barry M. Goldwater Terminal, Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport

Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range

Goldwater Peak

Elder Statesman of the United States of America

 

 

       

 

 

 

JOHN “DUKE” WAYNE

University of Southern California 1929

Significant Sig

Actor-Film Producer, Monument Valley and the Northern Arizona Region

Cattle Rancher/Breeder-Cotton Farmer, Springerville & Stanfield

 

Carl Mulleneaux

Carl Kenneth Mulleneaux (Moose)
Position: E
Height: 6' 4'' Weight: 209
Born:
9/16/1914, in Phoenix, AZ, USA
High School: Phoenix (AZ)
College:
Utah State University

 

ALBERT C. GRASMOEN

Beta Phi Chapter – University of Arizona 19,,,

Co-Founder of the Arizona Snow Bowl

1949

The Arizona Snow Bowl, as the first "home area" of the Phoenix Ski Club, expanded by increments over the years. A pomalift was installed in the summer of 1958 by Al Grasmoen, Snow Bowl's developer and owner. Bob "Wheezer" Veazey now a Scottsdale resident, and Ken Lincoln, past president of PSC, both assisted that summer to construct the Poma Lift.

Grasmoen began the preparatory work for a chair lift up Agassiz ridge, but sold the area to a new development group, composed mostly of Phoenix business men, including Bill Brown, Bob Flori, Sam Kitchell and Ed Cudahy. This group hired Buzz Bairbridge from New Mexico to come over, build the lift and be the area General Manager. The area layout for the Riblet lift was done by PSC's own Bill Campbell, Stan Griffen and Jimmie Nunn. That summer Ken Lincoln and Dick Miller worked for Bainbridge building the big chairlift. The lift was installed during the summer of 1962.

Stan McDonald, previously noted as one of the early club members, together with several White Mountain residents developed the Big Cieniga Ski Area. This small area was located east of the Sunrise Ski Basin turn off. It provided a rope tow, pomalift, and a few trails. Once the White Mountain Apache Indian ski development was built, Big Cieniga closed down.

Jimmie Nunn, mentioned earlier as a former PSC sparkplug was hired as the architect for Sunrise's first mountain and lodge development. Mount Lemon, northeast of Tucson, was developed by Al Grasmoen who had moved there and leased that area after selling the Snow Bowl in Flagstaff in 1961. Al buiIt the big lodge, the rope tows and finally the chair lift that is still present. This added to the availability and excitement of Arizona skiing.

 

WILLIAM GAYLORD

Alpha Beta Chapter-Stanford University 19,,,

Dentist, Flagstaff, Arizona

NAU Foundation Board

 

LT. JOHN MORRIS JOYCE, U.S.M.C.

Zeta Omicron Chapter – Northern Arizona University 1968

Sigma Chi Omega, Zeta Omicron Charter Member

ASC-NAU Varsity Baseball

Viet Nam, Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Killed in Action while charging an NVA bunker near Da Nang, April 17, 1969

(photo taken April 16, 1969)

JEFF MORRIS

Zeta Omicron Chapter – Northern Arizona University 1968

1976 Junior Alumni Service Award, Northern Arizona University Alumni Association

Past President, Northern Arizona University Alumni Association

VP/General Sales Manager of Phoenix KPNX-TV -June 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTOPHER J. BAVASI

Zeta Omicron Chapter – Northern Arizona University 1969

Significant Sig

Six Term Mayor of Flagstaff, Northern Arizona University Foundation Board

Honorary Doctorate Degree from NAU in 2000

 

PHILIP B. VITO

1915-2005

Zeta Omicron Chapter – Northern Arizona University 1932

Zeta Omicron Charter Member

Beta Phi Chapter – University of Arizona

Southwestern Province Grand Praetor

President-Green Valley, Arizona Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter

Order of Constantine,

Philip B. Vito, 90

Phil Vito's father died in Pennsylvania in the flu epidemic of 1918. His mother moved the family to Tucson and opened a grocery store at Helen Street and Sixth Avenue. In 1958, after he served in WWII, he and his mother opened Vito's Mexican and Italian Restaurant on East Speedway Boulevard. He played football at UA and was a president of the University of Arizona Alumni Club. He was active in many civic organizations through the years here. Died 2005

 

ROBERT O. SCHOCK

Zeta Omicron Chapter – Northern Arizona University 1973

LTB Faculty

Grand Tribune, Grand Trustee

Order of Constantine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. TED PRICE, Ph.D.

Zeta Omicron Chapter – Northern Arizona University 19__

1991 NAU Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award

http://edls.wvu.edu/faculty/ted_price

 

 

 

Dr. JAMES K. ZAHARIS, Ed.D.

Zeta Omicron Chapter – Northern Arizona University 1963

Founder

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