Announcing the 2015 Significant Sigs
Last month, the International Fraternity unveiled the 46 winners of the 2015 Significant Sig Award, Sigma Chi’s highest honor for professional achievement.
Bobby Ogdin, TENNESSEE-KNOXVILLE 1966, a career sessions player in Nashville, Tenn., who has worked with such renowned artists as Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Kenny Chesney, says that the best part of receiving the Significant Sig Award is that it puts him in rarefied company.
“I remembered when I was a pledge and freshman in college, and the Significant Sigs were people like [Order of Constantine Sig] Merlin Olsen, UTAH STATE 1962, and senators and astronauts, star athletes and CEOs of major corporations. I’m just gratified to join them,” he says. “I was happy to see [the Fraternity is] considering people in the entertainment industry [for the Significant Sig Award] who are not performers. I work behind the scenes and don’t necessarily get the spotlight. It’s nice that recording people are being considered and paid attention to.”
The Fraternity recognized its first Significant Sig Award recipients at the 1935 Grand Chapter, and since then, more than 1,700 brothers have accepted the prestigious award. Members of the 2015 class of Significant Sigs have the option to be recognized at this year’s Grand Chapter meeting in San Diego from June 25 to 27, or at a ceremony with their local alumni or undergraduate chapter.