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 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.
Brett Waddell, Christian Gander, and TaMarco Davis
They were selected to be members of the 2014 Mizzou Homecoming Steering Committee. This elite group of 30 members is an extention of the Mizzou Alumni Association and they plan and coordinate Homecoming at Mizzou!
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.