Many FIJIs, including graduates of The Ohio State University, have gone on to accomplish incredible things in the public and private sectors. The following are a just a few of the Phi Gam’s who have now become household names.
Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States of America from 1923- 1929. Calvin Coolidge attended Amherst University and is where he joined Phi Gamma Delta.
Jack Nicklaus graduated from The Ohio State University as a Fiji in 1961. Since this time he has won a total of 18 PGA championships and is quoted as saying “My Fiji experience opened the door for me to meet people with diverse interests whom I otherwise might not have had the opportunity to know…I got my education at Ohio State, but it was through Phi Gamma Delta that I really learned how to be a friend and appreciate people from all walks of life.”
Johnny Carson was the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for more than 30 years. He is also a member of the Television Academy Hall of Fame. He attended Columbia University where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta.
Other Famous FIJIs:
Allan B. Graf Jr.- VP/CFO of FedEx
Judson C. Green Jr.- Former Chairman Walt Disney
Philip H. Knight- Founder/Owner/President Nike Corp.
Charles R. Lee- Former Chairman and CEO Verizon
Scott A. Lowery- Founder BW-3 Restaurants
Jay Richard Munro- Part Creator of HBO
John A. Rodgers- Founder/ President Starbucks
Dean Thornton- Former President Boeing
Seth Meyers- Saturday Night Live
Stuart W. Evey- Former Chairman ESPN
Richard D. Zanuck- Former President 20th Century Fox
E.B. White- Author Charlotte’s Web