Items of Interest:
2014 Theta Scholarships
Unsung Brother Award
Outstanding New Member
Litton Outstanding New Member
Cecil Keasler Outstanding Junior
Cecil Keasler Outstanding Soph.
Oscar Thorne Scholarship
Jacob McKiddy and Justin Buschjost
Most Improved Grades
Big Brother/Little Brother
John Anderson and Phillip Cooley
Max Glover Leadership
Phillip Cooley and Ryan Eisenbath
Most Active Member
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
2014 Founders’ Day
Four years and a life time -‐-‐ Brothers of Theta Chapter assembled on Saturday, March 15, 2014, to celebrate Founders’ Day. The annual meeting convened at 10:30 am in the Chapter Room following registration and a continental breakfast. The first order of business was the initiation of Theta’s newest alumni, Dr. Joe Parcell. During the business meeting there was time to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, and discuss the future plans for Theta Chapter. Several maintenance and improvement projects were discussed as well as some redecorating plans as we move toward our Centennial Celebration in 2016. Brothers Lowell Mohler and Bill Hayen were selected to co-‐chair the Centennial Committee. Three new members, Caleb Colbert, Brett Naylor
and Lee Gard were selected to serve on the Building Assn. (BA) board. They replace, Matt Pieter, Loyd Wilson, Cory Gregg and Matt Hill. Following the meeting, the group moved to Reichmann Pavilion at Stephens Lake for more socializing and a great luncheon. Our Keynote address this year was given by CAFNR Dean and AGR Brother, Dr. Thomas Payne. Afterward, scholarships were presented, followed by recognition of members present from the 10 year, 25 year and 50 year classes. Next, VNR of Alumni Relations and auctioneer Kirby Fecht started the auction which raised over $3,500 which will be used to place a new AGR sign in front of the Chapter House. The undergraduates would like to thank all alumni and guest who travels to be with us this year. We appreciate your continued support to our brotherhood.
CAFNR Unlimited Banquet and Auction
Theta Chapter undergrads and alumni were well represented at the 2014 CAFNR Unlimited event held February 15, at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. The annual event sposored by the Ag Alumni Association attracted over 800 attendees and raised about $80,000 to fund scholarships and support student organizations. Alan Weber, president of the Ag Alumni Association stated the goal of the alumni association is to "...touch at least half of the college's students before they graduate through scholarships, professional development and other programs."
The event provides the undergraduate with a tremendous networking opportunity. In addition to the alumni and industry leaders Kirby Fecht, Jacob Meyer, Connor Scott and Kayden Guymon (photo below) were introduced to Mizzou's new Chancellor, R Bowen Loftin by Theta Brother and CAFNR Dean, Tom Payne.