John Goering honored with Delta Sigma Pi Career Achievement Award

By Nicole Menkhaus, Marketing Director, Goering Center for Family and Private Business

Delta Sigma Pi (Deltasig) named John Goering the 2021 recipient of their Career Achievement Award just before his passing in February. He is the second generation of the Goering family to be a member of the fraternity, following in the footsteps of his father.

Delta Sigma Pi is a business fraternity that prepares students to be ethical leaders. By equipping their members to achieve maximum impact in their studies, careers, communities, civic involvement, and personal relationships throughout their lives, Deltasig helps further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture as well as the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

The Deltasig Career Achievement Award is presented to Delta Sigma Pi members who have most distinguished themselves in business, government, or education, and through their accomplishments have furthered a higher standard of commercial ethics, culture, and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

Bill Schilling, Delta Sigma Pi Executive Director, presenting award to Sue Hill, Goering Center

"The purpose and mission of the fraternity are in lock-step with the way Dad lived,” said Sue Hill, John’s daughter and member of the Goering Center’s Board of Directors. “And his legacy will continue within the University of Cincinnati and the family and private business community.”

Hill accepted the award at the Goering Center’s May Board of Directors meeting, where she, and the board, learned some fascinating family history:

John’s father, Sue’s grandfather, Albert Goering was a founding member of the Alpha Theta chapter of DSP at the University of Cincinnati and was initiate number 3 in 1924. John Goering, Albert’s son and Sue’s father, was Alpha Theta initiate number 406 in 1958. DSP currently has 225 campus chapters and nearly 300,000 members in total. The University of Cincinnati’s Alpha Theta chapter now has almost 2,500 members.

Other recipients of the DSP Career Achievement Award include the CEO of JC Penney, managing partner of Price Waterhouse, university presidents and Federal Reserve leaders.

Delta Sigma Pi is the nation's largest and first co-ed, professional business fraternity that encourages personal and professional development of men and women pursuing careers in business. The Fraternity is one of the most diverse Greek organizations supporting scholastic, professional and service events on campuses and in communities. Delta Sigma Pi provides high-quality training and events to shape ethical leaders of tomorrow in business, communities, and the world at large. Delta Sigma Pi has grown from its founding at New York University in 1907 by four men of diverse faiths and backgrounds to an extensive network of more than 300 chapters and nearly 300,000 members. To learn more about Delta Sigma Pi, visit

About the Goering Center for Family & Private Business
Established in 1989, the Goering Center serves more than 400 member companies, making it North America’s largest university-based educational non-profit center for family and private businesses. The Center’s mission is to nurture and educate family and private businesses to drive a vibrant economy. Affiliation with the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati provides access to a vast resource of business programing and expertise. Goering Center members receive real-world insights that enlighten, strengthen and prolong family and private business success. For more information on the Center, participation and membership visit