Theta Chapter Vision Statement
To be the premier fraternity developing lifelong brothers with the highest standards of leadership, scholarship, service and moral character among men with common bonds in agriculture, food, life sciences and natural resources.
2015 Theta Scholarships
Cale Boedeker Unsung Brother Award
Outstanding New Member
John Schenkel, Jack McCleave
Litton Outstanding New Member
Cecil Keasler Outstanding Junior
Cecil Keasler Outstanding Soph.
Highest Grades - 4.0
Jake Rewerts, Andrew Daus
Most Improved Grades
Big Brother/Little Brother
Alex Maupin, Elliot Keller
Max Glover Leadership
Most Active Member
Centennial Trivia Answer
Have you read your Summer, 2015 issue of the Theta Crescent? Here's the answer to the trivia quesion: The Lee's Summit High School football stadium is named for Dr. Robert "Bud" Hertzog and the Chillicothe High School football stadium is named for Jerry Litton.
Look for more trivia and information for registration for the Centennial Celebration in the Fall Crescent due out in early September!
Centennial Preview Save the Date!
2015 Outstanding Student Club
University of Missouri
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources held its annual Celebration of Excellence Award ceremony Thursday, April 9, to honor outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of CAFNR. Alpha Gamma Rho was honored to accept the award for the Outstanding Student Club of the year in 2015.
99 and Counting
James Scott, Robert Wheeler, Dennis Mueller, and Larry Warren, 1965 initiaters
Theta Chapter celebrated our 99th Founders’ Day on March 7, 2015. After the annual meeting at the Chapter House, over 150 Brothers and guest made the short trip across College Avenue and up the walk to Memorial Union for our luncheon and awards presentations at Stotler Lounge.
Richard Fordyce, Missouri Director of Agriculture was our keynote speaker. Having returned from a trip to Cuba only two days earlier, he was able to share the latest news on Missouri agriculture as trade agreements open up with Cuba and other countries in the near future.
We also heard from Lowell Mohler and Bill Hayen with the plans for our Centennial Celebration in 2016. They highlighted some of the events beginning with a “Tailgate” style reception at the new Columns Club on the East side of Faurot Field on Friday evening, meeting, tours, and the Banquet and Pink Rose Formal on Saturday evening. Larry Warren showed a short video highlighting some events from the past 99 years and inviting everyone to be in Columbia next April.
The Boedeker Family attended to see the first Cale Boedeker Unsung Brother Award presented to Alex Maupin. Other scholarships were awarded (see list) and brothers from the 10, 25, and 50-year initiate classes were presented with Citations.
Brother Cale Boedeker
Theta chapter lost a beloved brother. Cale Boedeker, a sophomore from Malta Bend, Missouri passed away on Monday, Septerber 29, 2014 from complications due to diabetes. Cale was the younger brother of Jeremy Boedeker (Theta '98) and brother-in-law of Clint Guier (Theta '00).
Cale was a valuable member of the fraternity and will be greatly missed. His contributions to the fraternity, the community and the University of MIssouri will not be forgotten.
Last year the AGR Theta Building Association created a new $1,000 scholarship to be presented annually to an unsung hero. The scholarship is being renamed the Cale Boedeker Unsung Hero to honor our brother. If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship in Cale's memory, make a check payable to the "Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho" and put on the check memo line that the money is for the “Boedeker/Theta Memorial Scholarship Fund.” Please mail to: Alpha Gamma Rho, Attn: Boedeker Scholarship Fund, 602 S. College Ave, Columbia, MO 65201.
2014 National Convention
Theta Chapter was well represented at the Alpha Gamma Rho Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Undergraduates representing our Chapter were Kayden Guymon, Noble Ruler; Kirby Fecht, VNR Alumni; Justin Lynn, Recruitment Team; and Jacob McKiddy. They were joined by several alumni and guest including, Marty Napier, housemom, Thad Koenigsfeld, alumni delegate, Zane Akins, Larry and Sue Warren, Charlie and Minta Napier, Steve Ellis, and Doug Thomas.
We brought home several Chapter awards, highlighted with the runner-up award for the Maynard Coe Chapter Efficiency Award. We also received Highest Honors for our website and for best meeting the Promise and Values of AGR. In addition, Alan Masters was recognized for serving 5 years as Chapter Advisor, and Mom Marty was recognized for 10 years as House Director. She also received High Honors for the Best Management Program and Highest Honors for Promotion of Cultural and Social Program.
Theta Chapter continues to remain as one of the top Chapters in the Nation
2002 - Sleeter Bull Most Improved Chapter
2004 - Sleeter Bull Most Improved Chapter
2006 - Maynard Coe Chapter Efficiency Award
2010 - Runner-up Maynard Coe Chapter Efficiency Award
2012 - Maynard Coe Chapter Efficiency Award
2014 - Runner-up Maynard Coe Chapter Efficiency Award
2015 Theta Chapter
On February 7, 2015 a group of Theta alumni and collegiate members attended a strategic planning session facilitated by brother Zane Akins. At the beginning of the session we brainstormed and decided these were our top ten priorities.
Much time and effort went into the subject of Alumni Recruitment with the emphasis on how to increase alumni participation. Over the course of the next few months many of you will receive a phone call from a brother. It may be inviting you to the 2016 Centennial Celebration, or it may be to visit and learn what would give you a reason to come back to Mizzou and Alpha Gamma Rho. We invite you to contact us and share your ideas for keeping you better informed and more involved in YOUR fraternity. Click on "contact us" at the top of this page and fill out the form. We'd love to hear from you.