Warren A. Cole was the founder of Lambda Chi Alpha in 1909. Cole graduated from Boston University in 1912 with a Bachelors degree in Law. After graduation be continued to build the fraternity and held Lambda Chi Alpha’s highest officer position. During his time in office, the Lambda Chi Alpha grew to 53 chapters.
Gordon "Mickey" Cochrane
Gordon "Mickey" Cochrane was a multi-sport athlete in his college career at Boston University. His best sports include basketball, baseball, and football. After leaving Boston University, he played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers. After making his major league debut in 1925, he was named the American League Most Valuable Player in 1928. He appeared in the World Series in 1929, 1930, and 1931. He is a two time World Series Champion in 1929 and 1930. Cochrane's career batting average (.320) stood as a record for catchers in the MLB until 2009. Cochrane is still considered one of the best catchers in the history of baseball and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947. After his leaving the major leagues, he served in the United States Navy during World War II.
William P. McCormick
William "Bill" McCormick attended Boston University as well as serving in the Army Reserve Military Police until he was honorably discharged in 1963. In 1973 he purchased "Jake’s Famous Crawfish" and partnered with Doug Schmick. Today there are 56 McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants in 24 states. The company went public in July, 2004 and is traded on the NASDAQ. As he created the restaurants, he also attended the Harvard Graduate School of Business, Executive Management Program in 1979. Mr. McCormick was awarded the Secretary’s Award by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs for his contributions and recognition of the nation’s veterans. Mr. McCormick also provided thousands of pounds of food for the Pasadena, California food bank, 10,000 books for disadvantaged children in Los Angeles County. As co-chair of the Portland Opera Foundation he was successful in raising $24 million dollars to help sustain that organization in the future. McCormick has also served as the US ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa from 2005-2008.
John McKinlay was an American rower and two time Olympian who competed in the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics and the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics. During his time at Boston University he was captain of the crew team. In 1956 helped the US Olympic Rowing Team bring home 2 silver medals. Rowing with the Detroit Boat Club, McKinlay won 6 US Rowing Championships and 8 Canadian Henley Championships. He was inducted into the Boston University Athletics Hall of fame in 1985. He was inducted into the US National Rowing Hall of Fame in 1980.
Eugene Prebola was a National Football Player who was a Tight End for the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos. He was drafted out of Boston University by the Detriot Lions. He was inducted into the Boston University Hall of Fame in 1991.