Phi Kappa Theta Alumni Association of Seton Hall University

Initiated Alumni

The following individuals were initiated as alumnus (Honoris Causa) brothers by NJ Phi Beta Chapter of  Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity at Seton Hall University. They are listed alphabetically in chronological order. Their year of initiation is noted in parentheses. Those marked with an asterisk are deceased. The title listed is the one they held at the time of their initiation (if known) or their current title.

  1. Most Rev. Thomas A. Boland* (1962), Archbishop of Newark
  2. Most Rev. John J. Dougherty* (1962), Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Newark, and President,  Seton Hall University  (1959-69)
  3. Rev. Edward J. Fleming* (1962), Executive Vice-President (1962-68); Acting President, Seton Hall University (1969)
  4. Rev. Edward J. Larkin* (1962), Dean of Men, Director of Student Affairs and Professor of Theology, Seton Hall University
  5. Most Rev. James A. McNulty* (1962), Bishop of Paterson
  6. Dr. Thomas P. Melady* (1962), Professor of African Asian Affairs, Seton Hall University; Pax Romana, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations; US Ambassador to Burundi (1969-72), Uganda (1972-73) and the Holy See (1989-93)
  7. John J. Simons (1962), Director of College Relations for the US Peace Corps
  8. Dr. Peter V. Vygantas (1962), International President of Pax Romana
  9. Dr. Charles M. West* (1962), Associate Professor of Philosophy and Moderator, Phi Beta Sigma local fraternity (precursor of New Jersey Phi Beta Chapter), Seton Hall University
  10. Rev. Albert B. Hakim (1963), Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Seton Hall University
  11. Rev. Thomas G. Fahy* (1965), Vice President in Charge of Instruction; President, Seton Hall University (1970-76). 
  12. John E. McLaughlin (1965), Director of Special Events, Seton Hall University
  13. Floyd Patterson* (1965), Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (1956-59 and 1960-61); Gold Medalist as a middleweight at the 1952 Olympic Games
  14. Mr. Robert G. Reilly (1965), Director of University Development, Seton Hall University
  15. Dr. John B. Tsu* (1967), Professor and Founder/Chairman, Department of Asian Studies and Non-Western Civilization, Seton Hall University
  16. Frederick Boland* (1968), Ireland Ambassador to the United Nations and President of the 15th UN General Assembly
  17. Bob Hope* (1968), Internationally Acclaimed American Comedian and TV/Movie Star
  18. Richard J. Hughes* (1968), Governor, State of New Jersey
  19. Rev. John J. Makowski* (1968), Ordained as a priest at Seton Hall University in 1967
  20. Dr. Peter G. Ahr (1973), Associate Professor of Religion and Faculty Advisor of New Jersey Phi Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta, Seton Hall University
  21. Dr. Bernard A. Duffy* (1973), Assistant Dean, School of Education, and Faculty Advisor of New Jersey Phi Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta, Seton Hall University
  22. Art Gardner* (1973), Supervisor, Physical Plant, Seton Hall University
  23. Rev. Robert F. Grady* (1973), Assistant Professor of Education (Graduate Division) and Chaplain of New Jersey Phi Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta, Seton Hall University  
  24. Robert N. Magovern (1977), University Bursar, Seton Hall University (1972-98)
  25. Robert T. Conley* (1978), President, Seton Hall University (1977-79)
  26. Dr. John J. Hampton (1981), Professor of Business Administration, Seton Hall University
  27. Rev. Msgr. John J. Petillo (1984), Chancellor/CEO, Seton Hall University (1984-89)
  28. Rev. Paul A. Holmes (1991), Distinguished University Professor of Servant Leadership and Chaplain, NJ Phi Beta Chapter and The Phi Kappa Theta Alumni Association of Seton Hall University
  29. Jerry Walker (2009), Led Seton Hall Pirates to two Big East titles and three NCAA Tournaments (1990s); SHU Athletics Hall of Fame (2004); and CEO, Team Walker.
  30. Dr. Michael E. Valdez (2012), Assistant Professor of Management and  Faculty Advisor of New Jersey Phi Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta, Seton Hall University