School begins next week! For the brothers returning, welcome back, and for new freshman arriving, welcome home! We are excited to start the school year as we have many events planned already, upcoming chapter visits, and an exciting rush week coming up.
P.S… Homecoming is November 7th! Many of our alumni have already confirmed that they’ll be there, and we certainly have plenty of roast pig to eat!
Alumni, Friends, Family, and Prospective Members:
We just wanted to let you know of a couple of event for this next semester that you will want to put on your calendars.
Our rush dates are as follows:
September 14 at 6:00 on the Harrington Turf
September 16 at 8:00 at Kildare’s on Main Street
September 21 at 6:00 at 111 East Park Place
Call Backs will be September 23 starting at 6:00 at 111 East Park Place. These rush events serve for you to get to know the brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho. Prospective members can come to one or all three events to be considered for a call back interview. Bids will be sent out on September 24.
We are very excited to bring to campus a screening of the documentary Farmland on October 1st in the Trabant Theater. This film follows the lives of a couple different farmers across the country and to show that most farms are run by real people, not corporations which the public largely believes is true. Following the film, we will have a panel discussion of it with prominent agriculture professionals from the United States Government, the Delaware Department of Agriculture, and local farmers from all over Delaware. The cost of attendance is free and everyone is welcome. We hope to see you there!
Finally, UD Homecoming is the weekend of November 7th as we take on the University of Albany Great Danes. Join us for our annual tailgate featuring our whole pig roast!
Be sure to catch up with what the brothers of the Beta Upsilon Chapter are up to this summer on our Facebook page. A link to it can be found to the right of this post.
That’s all for now. We’ll see you in the new semester!
Alumni, Friends, and Family:
We have a bunch of updates from this past month that we are excited to share with you!
First: We had our two annual fundraisers – LMTU and Ag Day – both of which were very successful! We had over 500 mowers come in to be tuned up and sold just under 800 pounds of chicken. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at both of these events – we really appreciate it!
Second: Greek Week is this week! We have enjoyed our events with our pairings – Kappa Alpha Theta and Pi Kappa Phi – from ice cream to Zumba to writing letters to soldiers.
Third: As we continue to reestablish our relationship with Sigma Alpha, our sister sorority nationwide, we hosted a potluck barbecue on a Sunday before chapter. We had a great turnout and enjoyed some great food together.
Fourth: We are excited to announce that there will be a new event next semester with all three agricultural greeks next semester in an effort to broaden our recruitment efforts and establish more unity within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Date is TBD – keep an eye here on our website for further announcements!
Fifth: Continue to RSVP for the Alumni Appreciation dinner on May 16th. All alumni should have received an e-mail with details on this event. If you haven’t, be sure to send an e-mail to our VNR Alumni Relations, Luke Gargiso. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading and we hope you stay up to date with everything happening with the Beta Upsilon chapter!
The Beta Upsilon chapter was able to send four brothers to the leadership conference held in March with sisters from Sigma Alpha.
From left to right, Noble Ruler Weber Stibolt, Haley Nelson, CAP Chair Hunter Murray, President of Sigma Alpha Katie Heidgerd, Athletics Chair Alex Gargiso, Kimmy Hildreth, and VNR Social Tim Martin. We had a great time learning how to improve our chapters and networking with other agriculture students from across the entire east coast.
AGR will be co-sponsoring a Speed Networking Night with industry professionals on April 30, 2015. All undergraduates interested should register via Blue Hen Careers!
We’re proud to announce that we’ve reached our goal of $3,000!
Thank you to the alumni, friends, and family that helped us reach it! We are beyond excited that we have the opportunity to help families and research to fight childhood cancer. We dance for 12 hours on March 22nd!
Our rush dates for this upcoming semester are:
September 7 at 6PM at 74 East Park Place
September 9 at 8PM on the Harrington Turf on East Campus
September 11 at 6PM at California Tortilla on Main Street
September 15 at 8PM at 111 East Park Place
Rush kickoff is in Perkins West Lounge at 6PM
Callbacks will be September 17 at 111 East Park Place starting at 6PM
Please contact our VNR Recruitment, Ben Somers, for more information about AGR at email@example.com and follow the links in the “Scholarship” tab for a chance to win $1000!
The four seniors of the Beta Upsilon chapter graduated in June. Thank you for everything you have done for this chapter!
From left to right:
Brother Max Manse, Honors Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences, Former Noble Ruler
Brother Weber Stibolt, current Beta Upsilon Noble Ruler
Tim Schofield, Landscape and Horticulture Design
Dom Scaffa, Honors Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences
Not pictured: Brother Peyton Lasiter of the College of Business and Economics
Both of our graduates in the Pre-Vet program are continuing their studies at University of California, Davis and Tufts Cummings Veterinary School. Brother Schofield has a permanent job at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, and Brother Lasiter is continuing his education at the University of Illinois.
Here is a map of where all of our brothers are located over the summer. Click here to learn more
Alumni, advisors, and friends came out to the Newark Country Club for our Alumni Appreciation Day.