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  1. 1. Theta Crescent Alpha Gamma Rho FraternityFall 2010 University of Missouri Noble Ruler ReportTheta Brothers, are in full swing, and our members are busy as ever The days of summer have come and gone, and the men as we begin homecoming planning, hoping to onceof Theta Chapter are well underway with what I’m sure again bring home a first place finish. This year we arewill be another fun and exciting semester. Theta Chapter paired with the women of Kappa Delta and the men ofhad a successful spring, initiating six new members and Zeta Beta Tau, both of which are already proving toachieving a chapter GPA of 3.094. During Greek Week be driven, hardworking organizations. The brothers atwe were paired with the women of Sigma Sigma Sigma Theta Chapter are looking forward to football games,and the men of Sigma Nu, and we finished in the top five tailgates, socials and the numerous other events thatfor several categories. Our annual philanthropy “Bringin’ are still to come in this busy semester. However within the Heat,” an indoor volleyball tournament, raised all of these festivities the men of Theta Chapter areover $6,000 for the Shelter of Columbia, a safe haven for constantly striving to “Make better men, and throughvictims of domestic violence. Theta Chapter saw great them a broader and better Agriculture.” I welcome allsuccess this summer at the Alpha Gamma Rho National of you to stop by the house and see firsthand the greatConvention, bringing home awards in several categories things that are going on at 602 S. College.and being named runner up for the Maynard Coe. Fall is here and with it is a promising new member Fraternally,class of 27 individuals bringing our total membership Logan Chrislaw #1591to over 100 brothers. CAFNR week preparations Noble Ruler 2010 Awards Our Chapter captured several honors and awards at the 2010 Convention. We are honored to be one of only 10 AGR Gold Star Chapters. This honor is given to chapters who achieve all of the requirements for six of the seven caterogies. Theta Chapter qualified in all seven, receiving awards in five of those areas. We received Highest Honors for Promise and Values; High Honors for Alumni Relations, Chapter Website, and Best Single Issue of the Crescent; and Honorable Mention for Membership Development. In addition, our Housemom, Marty Napier was recognized for Best Chapter Management Program, and the Building Association received HonorableCurrent members and alumni with Theta’s awards at the 2010 National Mention as the Best Alumni Corporation.Convention in St. Louis, Mo. What’s Inside Convention Highlights 2010 Senior Updates Recruitment Report Upcoming Events THETA CHAPTER and New Initiates And More... MISSOURI
  2. 2. Convention Highlights Theta Well Represented at Convention Theta Brothers from Deleware to Florida and acrossMissouri answered the call to “Meet Me in St. Louis”when the 61st National Convention of Alpha GammaRho convened August 12-14, 2010. Brother Ken Morrison (‘73) served as the Conven-tion Chairman, and he received some great supportfrom several Theta brothers currently residing in thegreater St. Louis area. David Minnick (‘75) helpedwith sponsorships and organized and presided overthe Vesper Service. Lowell Newsom (‘66) organizeda great outing (via a chauffeured limousine) to St.Charles, Mo, for all of the housemoms attending theconvention. He also planned a special session forhousemoms and advisers. Steve Barr (‘69) served onthe Steering Committee, sponsored dinner on Friday Theta Noble Ruler, Logan Chrislaw (‘07) led theevening at the St. Louis Zoo, and his company, Os- initiation ceremonies for three distinguished serviceborn & Barr, designed the convention Logo. Pow- initiates that included Bill Jackson (pin # 1681) whoell Carman (‘81) hosted the Steering Committee/ chose to be initiated as a Theta. Our newest ThetaNational Boards dinner on Tuesday at the Missouri is co-owner of Brunswick River Terminal Inc., partAthletic Club. John Koenigsfeld (‘08) was an under- owner of Mendon Feed and Grain, and General Man-graduate member of the Steering Committee. A big ager of Agri Services of Brunswick LLC.thanks goes to everyone on the Steering Committee In addition to the business and breakout sessions,for a job well done. Convention attendees enjoyed tours of the Gateway Wherever you looked throughout the Convention, Arch, Chesterfield Village (Monsanto) ResearchTheta brothers were there making things happen. Fin- Center, Cahokia Mounds, Grant’s Farm, the Missouriishing out his term as Grand President, Brother Larry Botanical Gardens, the Busch Stadium Redbird ClubWarren (‘65) greeted us on Thursday with his State and the Zoo at Forest Park.of the Fraternity Address and presided over the busi- 2010 Convention Attendees: Zane Akins, Kyle Al-ness sessions and other events throughout the Con- len, Boyd Atteberry, Steve Barr, Dalton Brown (‘09),vention. Steve Ellis (‘71) was a volunteer worker for David Buckman (‘79), Jacob Buehler (‘09), Chris-Home Office seeing that all aspects of the Convention topher Carmen (‘83), Powell and Kelly Carman,ran smoothly and on time. Charlie Napier (‘62) was Logan Chrislaw (‘07), Steve Chaney (‘73), Phillipthe technology guru that kept the attendees informed Durbin (‘08), Joe Eddy, Steve Ellis, Brett Everettand entertained. Zane Akins (‘59) chaired the Nomi- (‘91), Brandon Fischer, (‘07), Kelsey Flynn (‘10),nations Committee. Phil Witte (‘64) was a bus tour John Harvey (‘56), Jared Henderson (‘08), Bill Jack-guide on our trips to Grant’s Farm and the Zoo and son, Tyler Kelly, Thad and Shelly Koenigsfeld (‘98),Boyd Atteberry (‘67) was also a tour guide at Grant’s Alan and Belinda Masters (‘80), Christopher Mas-Farm. Joe Eddy (‘96) did a breakout session titled ters (‘07), Collin Masters (2010 recruit), Ryan and“Earn It, Don’t Burn It.” Tyler Kelly (‘93) published Elizabeth Milhollin (‘98), David and Nancy Min-the AGR News overnight three times, often receiving nick, Ken and Helena Morrison, Charlie and Mintathe content very late in the evening, but completing Napier, Marty Napier (Housemom), Lowell Newsomthe publication so that it was on each delegate’s chair and Joni DeWeese, Brandon Salmons, (‘07), Joshby 8:30 a.m. the following morning. Kyle Allen (‘05) and Molly Terhune (‘98), Doug and Pat Thomaswas the Convention auctioneer raising thousands of (‘79) Larry and Sue Warren, Shannon Weber (‘07),dollars for the AGR Education Foundation. Phil and Eileen Witte.
  3. 3. Convention Highlights Theta Honors Larry Warren Left: David Minnick presents picture to Larry Warren on behalf of Theta Alumni. Right: Larry and Sue Warren with their new director’s chairs. Brother Larry Warren, #730, initiate class of 1965 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flyingrecently retired from six years of service on the Na- Cross and eight air medals. He retired at the rank oftional Board, two of them as Grand President. Theta Major General. The alumni and undergraduates pre-Alumni presented Larry with a picture of an F-4, sented Larry and Sue, his wife of 42 years, with per-the aircraft that he piloted during his tour of duty sonalized director’s chairs for their new career, asfor the Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. Dur- joint owners of a video production company, Sharping his time with the Air Force he flew 147 combat Focus Video LLC. Welcome Brother Bill Jackson At the 61st National to form AGRIServicesConvention in Au- of Brunswick. Bill isgust, Theta Chapter a co-owner of Bruns-welcomed William wick River TerminalP. “Bill” Jackson as Inc. and a part ownera Distinguished Ser- of the Mendon Feed &vice Initiate. Brother Grain Inc.Jackson is the General He received his bache-Manager of AgriSer- lor’s degree and a mas-vices of Brunswick ter’s from Purdue andLLC in Brunswick, began his Ag career asMo., a 50-50 joint ven- a sales representativeture (1998) between for Monsanto. He isMFA Inc. (Columbia, Vice-Chairman of theMo.) and Brunswick Brothers Steve Ellis, Lowell Newsom and Larry Warren welcome Bill Jackson (second from right). Missouri Ag and SmallRiver Terminal Inc. (Brunswick, Mo.) with Men- Business Development Authority, a board memberdon Feed & Grain Inc. (Mendon, Mo.) included as of The Agricultural Leadership of Tomorrow Foun-a part of BRT. In the formation of the joint venture, dation, member of the Missouri Governor’s Advi-the physical facilities of Brunswick MFA AgriSer- sory Council on Agriculture and a board member ofvices, Brunswick River Terminal and Mendon Feed the Chariton County (MO) Community Foundation.& Grain were merged under one management team He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Marshall, Mo.
  4. 4. Recruitment Report & New Members Initiated On Aug. 25, 2010 Theta Chapter initiated 27 new mem-bers into the brotherhood. Thanks to the efforts of ourrecruitment team, the undergraduates, and our alumnibrothers, an outstanding group of young men have joinedus at 602 S. College. Below is a complete list of the newmembers, their hometown and majors. When you are inColumbia, we hope you will stop by, meet our new broth-ers and make them feel welcome. They are: Casey Alden Gallatin, Ag Business Ben Buesing Nevada, Ag Business Russ Chambers Columbia, Fisheries & Wildlife Dirk Diehl Collin Masters Butler, Ag Systems Management (ASM) Columbia, Ag Business Jacob Dinsmore Andy Moffitt Meadville, Ag Systems Management (ASM) St. Charles, Ag Systems Management (ASM) Matt Eisenbeth Paul Pierson Silex, Animal Science Norborne, Chemical Engineering Andy Fleming John Roling Silex, General Agriculture Salisbury, Biochemistry Alex Fodge Josh Roling Paris, Ag Systems Management (ASM) Salisbury, Biochemistry Tyler Garrett Michael Schiefer Worth, Engineering Troy, Animal Science Kyle Gilbert Clint Scotten Bolckow, Biology, PreMed Nevada, Bioscience Andy Greenly Ryan Shoffner Knox City, Ag Systems Management (ASM) Eldridge, Animal Science Tanner Greer Austin Smith Nevada, Bioscience, PreMed East Pararie, Ag Education Dominic Habjan Travis Tvrdy Nevada, Ag Business Cameron, Animal Science Chris Hudson Brett Verner Middletown, Animal Science Odessa, Ag Business Britt Kagay John Wehde Amity, Ag Business Moscow Mills, Civil Engineering Crescent Publishing ServiceThis issue of the Theta Chapter Crescent was published through the Crescent Publishing Service (CPS). This is a special project of the AGRHome Office to assist chapters in improving communications with alumni. Chapters pay a small fee for the service below the actual pro-duction cost to encourage regular contact. This project is made possible by donations from alumni like you. Please consider contributing.
  5. 5. 2010 Senior UpdatesTony Amos, Ag Systems Management (ASM), is Tanner Michael, Ag Business, is employed byemployed by Sydenstricker John Deere and living in MHC and living in Columbia, Mo.Kirksville, Mo. Robert Parks, Mechanical Engineering, will com-Alan Brandt, Ag Business, is employed by Edward plete his engineering degree in December.Jones and living in St. Louis, Mo. Alex Reigelsburger, Finance, Ag Business, isEd Cope, Ag Systems Management (ASM), has living in Kansas City, Mo. and working for Farmer’staken a job with Pioneer and lives in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Insurance Co.Kyle Eckler, Ag Education Leadership, is employed Joe Scott, Animal Science, is living in Columbia,by Dow and currently living in Madison, Wisc. Mo. and pursuing a master’s degree in Animal Science.Lee Gard, Mechanical Engineering, is working for Harold Chase Sommer, Ag Business, was commissionedButzer Inc. in Jefferson City and living in Columbia, Mo. as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and is learning to fly helicopters.Taylor Hibler, Ag Business, is living in Cameron,Mo. and working for Cameron Coop as a Pioneer Rep- Jared Thomas, Ag Education, is living in Chilli-resentative. cothe, Mo. and working for Channel Bio.Bradley Hoene, Ag Systems Management (ASM), is Jacob Woolston , Ag Business Management,living in Eureka, Mo. and working for Renaissance Finan- is pursuing a law degree at Southern Methodistcial. He and Samantha are planning an April wedding. University in Texas.Bryant Kagay, Mechanical Engineering, is living Neal Martin and Spencer Thompson bothin Columbia, Mo. and pursuing an MBA. He and Ra- took early graduation and have begun their firstchel will be married on Jan. 8, 2011. year of Vet School.Matt Kahrs, Ag Economics, is employed by Farm Risk Alex Berry, Ag Systems Management (ASM), grad-Management Specialist and living in Columbia, Mo. He uated after three years and returned to the family farmand Brittany were married on July 24 in Sedalia, Mo. in Pattonsburg, Mo.Michael Manson, Ag Economics, is employed by Alex Benoit , Ag Systems Management (ASM),Lewis Hybrids as a District Sales Manager and living graduated after three years and returned to thein Columbia, Mo. family farm in Centralia, Mo. Upcoming Events Oct.9, 2010 Dec. 18, 2010 Dad’s Weekend Graduation Winter Break begins Oct. 22-23, 2010 Homecoming Weekend Jan. 18, 2011 Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.: House Decorations Classes resume Saturday, 9 a.m.: Homecoming Parade Feb. 4-6, 2011 Saturday, TBA: Homecoming game vs. Oklahoma AGR Classic Cattle Show Nov. 20, 2010 Feb. 5, 2011 Thanksgiving Break begins Founder’s Day
  6. 6. Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity NON-PROFIT ORG.10101 North Ambassador Drive U.S. POSTAGE PAIDKansas City, MO 64153-1395 Kansas City, MO Permit No. 4092RETURN SERVICE REQUESTEDTheta Chapter Crescent Have you visited our website? Log on to and see what’s happening at 602 S. College Ave. Alumni….please log on to update your alumni profile. Recruitment RecommendationPlease help us recruit the best of men. If you know someone who would make a good addition to our Fraternity, please let us know so we can contact him and enhance our brotherhood.Name: Age:Address:E-mail address:Phone - home: School:Classification/Major:Comments:Your name and address: Please Mail to: Alpha Gamma Rho – Theta Chapter, Attn: Recruitment, 602 S. College Ave., Columbia, MO 65201