The NIC’s Alumnus Award of Distinction recognizes the fraternity man who has given specifically of his time, talents, and service to the betterment of the fraternity or campus community. The service can be given at the local, regional or national level.

2021 HONOREE

Congratulations to the 2021 NIC Alumnus Award of Distinction recipient!

W.P. “BUZ” BARLOW, JR.

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SIGMA TAU GAMMA, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH

W.P. “Buz” Barlow, Jr. has provided 56 years of unbroken service to Sigma Tau Gamma. Elected as national president at the young age of 31 in 1976, he served on the National Board of Directors for more than 12 years and later as foundation president also. He was the first chairman of the housing corporation when it was established in 2015, making him the only Sig Tau to serve as chair of all three entities. His most recent service has been as the fraternity’s COVID Response Chairman, where he has been instrumental in strategically guiding the brotherhood forward during a time of crisis. 

Outside of Sigma Tau Gamma, Barlow is an international philanthropist, church leader and social entrepreneur, as well as interfraternal leader and past NIC volunteer. He is a high-profile attorney and counselor based in Dallas.