AGR Updates: Month of April

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

Thanks for reading and we hope you stay up to date with everything happening with the Beta Upsilon chapter!



AGR and SA from UD attend Leadership Conference

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.

UDance Goal Reached

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!

Rush Dates Announced

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 and follow the links in the “Scholarship” tab for a chance to win $1000!

Congratulations to our Seniors!

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.