Phi Delta Theta’s alumni clubs and undergraduate chapters throughout Georgia have announced the 2016 Phi Delta Theta Georgia Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees.
Inductees will be honored throughout the month at various Founders Day celebrations across the state. These events will be hosted by undergraduate chapters at University of Georgia, Mercer University, Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, and the Atlanta, Macon and Savannah alumni clubs.
“The purpose of the Phi Delta Theta Georgia Alumni Hall of Fame is to recognize members in or from the state of Georgia who have made a significant impact professionally and/or civically on a local, national or global front,” said Richard T. Orr, Phi Delta Theta Province President. “Phi Delts have been a vital part of Georgia’s history since establishing the Oglethorpe College chapter in 1871. Among its ranks you find governors, college presidents, soldiers, clergy, actors, business owners, CEOs and much more.”
2016 Phi Delta Theta Georgia Alumni Hall of Fame inductees are U.S. District Court judge William A. Bootle, (Mercer ‘21), Georgia Governor George D. Busbee (UGA ‘48), Fuller E. Callaway, Jr. (Georgia Tech ‘24), Managing Director, Brunner Inc. and Phi Delta Theta General Council President Rich Fabritius, (Kent State ‘94), G.I. Bill co-author Rufus C. Harris (Mercer ‘15), USB Senior Vice President Michael R. Sanders (Georgia Southern ‘78), Actor Otis B. “Sonny” Shroyer (UGA ‘57), Summit Partners co-founder Edward Stamps, IV (Georgia Tech ‘63), H. Stockton Atlanta founder Hamilton Stockton, Jr. (UGA ‘51), Capricorn Records co-founder Alan Walden (Mercer), retired SunTrust Banks CEO James Williams (Emory ‘52), and noted amateur golfer, Atlanta businessman, and civic leader Charles R. Yates (Georgia Tech ’32).
Established in 2015, the Hall of Fame selection committee includes the current presidents from each of the undergraduate and alumni chapters. Past inductees include Sam Nunn (Georgia Tech ‘57), William “Billy” Porter Payne (UGA ‘66), Jean Mori (Georgia Tech ‘55), and Budge Huskey (Mercer ‘78).
About Phi Delta Theta Alumni Clubs of Georgia
The Georgia alumni clubs are among Phi Delta Theta’s oldest. Over the years, they have included many prominent members of their local communities. The Clubs’ mission is to provide a social and professional networking forum for the more than 6,000 alumni across the state representing more than 150 undergraduate chapters.