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dsa1The Phi Kappa Theta Distinguished Service Award, or D.S.A., is the highest honor that can be bestowed to a brother. The DSA is voted on by the Fraternity’s Board of Trustees and given to a brother who has demonstrated outstanding service and leadership for the betterment of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity.


2015 Recipient


mmcsweeney1aMichael T. McSweeney
  • School: Northern Illinois University
  • Chapter: Illinois Psi
  • Graduated: 1961
About Brother McSweeney
  • Brother Michael T. McSweeney (NIU, ’61) served as Fraternity president from 1997-1999. He also served on the Fraternity’s Board of Trustees and Foundation.
  • Michael was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, an avid motor home enthusiast, and a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather.



Past Recipients

  • dsa22015: Michael T. McSweeney (NIU, '61)
  • 2010: Stephen J. Hollander (Kansas State, '82)
  • 2003: James F. Dickow (Purdue University, '65)
  • 1997: Edward R. Solvibile (Temple University, '63)
  • 1993: Gregory E. Stein (CCNY, '70)
  • 1992: Anthony R. Zinnante (University of Houston, '62)
  • 1991: Leo Patrick Hays (Oklahoma State University, '53)
  • 1989: Michael A. Duplantier (Loyola University, '68)
  • 1989: Robert S. Bailey (Purdue University, '52)
  • 1984: Rev. J. Raymond Favret (The Catholic University of America, '57)
  • 1979: Edward J. Kirchner (The Ohio State University, '35)
  • 1977: Charles H. Meyers, Jr. (University of Cincinnati, '39)
  • 1975: Ronald F. Becker (Missouri University of Science and Technology, '50)
  • 1974: George V. Uihlein, Jr. (WPI, '45)
  • 1973: Dr. Earl A. Reynolds (The University of Mississippi)
  • 1972: Rev. Vincent A. Lawless (University of New Hampshire, '66)
  • 1970: Helen G. Stone
  • 1970: William A. Hoffman, Jr. (Lehigh University, '51)
  • 1969: Rev. Christian H. Malone (University of Georgia, '65)
  • 1969: Frank S. Flick (University of Illinois, '27)
  • 1969: Rudolph A. Damico (Case Western, '48)
  • 1967: Rev. Edward J. Weisenberg, S.J.
  • 1967: Rev. James A. McInerney, O.P. (NIU, '68)
  • 1966: Joseph A. Zimmerman (The University of Arizona, '60)
  • 1965: Joseph L. Osberger (The Ohio State University, '35)
  • 1965: Frank L. Chinery (University of Kansas, '16)
  • 1965: William R. Grogan (WPI, '46)
  • 1965: Dexter L. George (University of Houston, '56)
  • 1964: Jerome S. Koehler (University of Kansas)
  • 1963: William C. Zeuger, Jr. (Penn State University, '32)
  • 1963: Pierre F. Lavedan (MIT, '20)


Photo: Past D.S.A. recipients; Greg Stein (CCNY, '70) (left), Edward R. Solvibile (Temple University, '63) (middle left), Mark McSweeney (NIU, '88) (middle right) and Stephen J. Hollander (Kansas State, '82) (right).

Mark McSweeney (NIU, '88) accepted the 2015 D.S.A. award on behalf of his father, Michael T. McSweeney (NIU, '61), who passed away earlier in 2015.

Man of Achievement/Excellence Recipients

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The Phi Kappa Theta Foundation Man of Achievement program began in 1984 (formerly Man of Excellence) to recognize those Brothers who have risen to prominence in their fields of endeavor. These Brothers not only serve to inspire our members but serve as a great source of pride for Phi Kappa Theta.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2001 Man of Achievement - Ted Hellman PDF (170.69 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2003 Man of Excellence - Anthony R. Zinnante PDF (364.19 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2004 Man of Excellence - Major General Roland Lajo PDF (188.14 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2005 Man of Excellence - Scott D. Hoffpauir PDF (246.5 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2006 Man of Excellence - Douglas D. Dilling PDF (240.77 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2007 Man of Excellence - Robert S. Bailey PDF (359.17 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2008 Man of Excellence - John Charles (J.C.) Smith PDF (244.42 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2009 Man of Achievement - Ronald R. Sibila PDF (486.11 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2010 Man of Achievement - Edward Sweeney PDF (285.28 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2011 Man of Achievement - Nicholas R. Scalera PDF (319.22 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2012 Man of Achievement - William Grogan PDF (481.13 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2013 Man of Achievement - Peter Pezaris PDF (365.25 KB)  more ] Administration 2/13/2014
2014 Man of Achievement - Thomas Schedler PDF (191.41 KB)  more ] Administration 8/11/2014
2015 Man of Achievement - Fred Habegger PDF (186.78 KB)  more ] Administration 8/6/2015
2016 Man of Achievement - Vince Dooley PDF (173.79 KB)  more ] Administration 11/15/2016
2017 Man of Achievement - Boysie Bollinger PDF (184.38 KB) Administration 8/8/2017
2017 Man of Achievement - Paul Allen PDF (167.59 KB) Administration 8/8/2017
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