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Athletic Hall of Fame

Carlos Chapman

Carlos Chapman


At Rochester:

  • Played football and basketball with some of the University's strongest intercollegiate programs in the early years of World War II
  • Played football for Dud DeGroot and Elmer Burnham
  • Played basketball under Lou Alexander and was the sixth man for the unbeaten 1941-42 team (16-0)
  • In February, 1943, he entered the Army Air Corps, served three years, and was a pilot with the 27th Troop Carrier Squadron service in China
  • Finished his athletic career playing football for Burnham's 1946 team
  • Freshman class officer
  • President of Mendicants, 1942-43
  • Member of Delta Upsilon, president as a senior
  • Sang in Glee Club and was a member of the winning group at the Fred Waring National Contest in May, 1942
  • Earned a B.A. in economics in January, 1947


  • Earned an MBA in marketing from the University of Michigan in January, 1948
  • Joined Argus Cameras, Inc. in Ann Arbor, MI in February, 1947 as a marketing assistant. Served in several positions, rising to Vice President of Policy and Planning
  • Moved to Fairchild Camera on Long Island in 1961, as general manager of 8mm. sound department
  • Joined GAF Corporation (formerly ANSCO Photographic) in New York City and traveled extensively in the Far East
  • Joined Fuji Photo Film USA in 1971 as General Manager Consolidated Products Division
  • Retired in 1992 and moved to a retirement community near Phoenix, Arizona in 1994