Executive Director Emeritus Bill Schwartz Memorial


It is with a heavy heart that Sigma Alpha Mu shares that Executive Director Emeritus William "Bill" Schwartz (Oklahoma, '50) passed away on Saturday, May 19th. Bill was affectionately known to many as Mr. SAM. After serving in the Army and graduating from Oklahoma, he began his tenure on Sigma Alpha Mu's staff in 1955. He served as Executive Director from 1962-1994 and continued as editorThe Octagonian until 2011. He was beloved in our fraternity as he was of interfraternally.

Find more of Bill's obituary here.


The family has asked that donations in his memory be sent to Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation's Bill Schwartz Memorial Fund.

Make your donation here.




Take a moment to share your memory with Bill Schwartz in the form below.

Written, audio, video and photograph submission will all be accepted. Please email and video or photograph submissions to bill@sam.org.