Thursday, August 31, 2023

Fall Rush 2023 T-Shirt Fundraiser

Fall Recruitment is just around the corner and we would like to offer you a chance to order one of our Fall Recruitment Shirts as seen below. By ordering a shirt or making a donation you are helping to provide shirts for our new members while also getting an awesome shirt in return. 

The shirts will be $25. If you are interested in a shirt please contact our VNR Finance Zach Reese and let him know the size and quantity of shirts you would like. His phone number is 541-219-9150 or you can email him at alphagammarhofinance@gmail.com

To pay for the shirt or make a donation please click HERE.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

Website

Monday, August 28, 2023

Contact Information


Trent Lundy - Chapter President
971-304-9750

Parker Young - Recruitment
541-515-4428

Zachary Reese - Finance
541-219-9150

Jeff Heater - Alumni President
541-308-6175

Jeremy Turner - Chapter Advisor
530-415-9811

Riley Masters - Scholarship and
General Q&A
541-621-2449

Friday, August 25, 2023

Belén Ojeda Bernal - International Education Spotlight


Belén Ojeda Bernal first met students from Oregon State University while studying as an undergraduate in her native Chile. Now she is in Corvallis realizing her dreams of graduate school and working with her fellow international students.

Belén serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Diversity & Cultural Engagement. 

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

Website

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Importance of Recruitment


Referrals are an effective way to recruit new members. No one can identify a potential AGR better than an AGR. Alumni referrals are a crucial part of the Alpha Beta recruitment process. You can start by connecting potential new members with the current members of the chapter so they can learn more about the fraternity. It is helpful to consider young men that are a part of local high school organizations such as FFA or 4-H, or other student organizations such as church groups, sports, or student body. If you know of someone considering Oregon State University, or even a younger high school student that would be a good fit for AGR, reach out to our recruitment chair Parker Young at 541-515-4428.

Read more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

Website





Saturday, August 19, 2023

AGR Moms Club Scholarship Recipients


The AGR Alpha Beta Moms Club provides three members with a scholarship each year in the amount of $250 each with intentions of increasing that amount to $500 each for the coming year. The three scholarship awards are for Best Brother, Best Academic Brother, and Best New Member.

Brother of the Year
Trent Lundy

Best Academic Brother
Riley Masters

Best New Member
Logan Slonecker

2023 AGR National Excellence Scholarship Award Recipient
We are very proud to announce that our very own Alpha Beta member Riley Masters has also received the AGR National Excellence Scholarship Award for the 2023 school year.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

Website


Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Gretchen Fujimura - International Education Spotlight


Gretchen Fujimura, an undergraduate student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Honors College, shares the story of how she was able to travel to Japan to do research in a top-tier facility, study the Japanese language, and build a deeper connection with her family’s heritage.

Gretchen received support for her Amgen Scholar program through a Gilman Scholarship.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

Website


Sunday, August 13, 2023

Chapter Update

FALL TERM 2022
Fall term presented the brothers with lots of learning and new experiences. Having it be our first full term back on campus there were lots of adjustments to be made. We started out with a successful work week with alumni attendance and help.

Continue reading...


SPRING TERM 2023
We started spring term off with recruitment and were able to welcome two new young men into our fraternity. We then held our first annual Cornhole for Charity philanthropy event where we had a cornhole tournament and sold bbq tickets and raised over $300 for our charity, Oregon FFA Foundation. 

Continue reading...

WINTER TERM 2023
We started out the term with a trip to thecoast to conduct our executive teamtransition and get to know one another better. In February a few brothers had the opportunity to travel to Denver to attend the Explore Leadership Seminar hosted by Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Alpha. In March we had a Pulled Pork Sandwich Philanthropy where we were able to raise over $500 for Oregon FFA Foundation.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
Throughout the year academics maintained as a focal point for Alpha Beta Chapter. Each week we have many study table hour opportunities and we also have weekly study tables that we host with Sigma Kappa.

CHAPTER TERM AVERAGES

FALL 2022 GPA - 3.12
WINTER 2023 GPA - 3.14
SPRING 2023 GPA - 3.32

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

Website

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Word From Alpha Beta President, Trent Lundy


As of spring term 2022, Alpha Beta Chapter has been off of suspension and is affiliated with Oregon State University. We are currently halfway through a 2-year probationary period while being back on campus and are dedicated to improving our image inthe OSU community and also building our fraternity back to a sustainable level.

Read more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

Website


Monday, August 7, 2023

How to Use a Ratchet Strap - Tips and Tricks!


Ratchet straps are incredibly handy devices, and they are even harder workers when you team them up with some helpers and clever techniques.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

Website


Friday, August 4, 2023

CEO Rex Martin Visits Alpha Beta Chapter

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity is very proud of the progress that we see in the brothers of Alpha Beta. On my visit, it was apparent that brotherhood, college engagement, and grades were at the forefront of our collegiates’ minds. We were able to help Alpha Beta’s Housing Corporation locate and hire a new House Director.

Read more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

Website



Tuesday, August 1, 2023

A Message From Alumni Association President, Jeff Heater


As I write this letter, students just finished the academic school year at Oregon State
University and Alpha Gamma Rho – Alpha Beta Chapter is nearing the end of its ninety-ninth year of presence on campus. Our brotherhood, much like agriculture itself, has always been through both good times andbad times, yet always moving forward to build a better future, building better men. Alpha Beta Chapter has been through some tough times in the last ten years. I want to share with you some of that history, some of the difficulties encountered, some of the efforts to reverse declining trends and most importantly, seek your engagement and input as we chart a new course to increase recruitment of young men and continue improving the Chapter House.

Fifteen years ago, the facility was suffering significant levels of deferred maintenance and physical obsolescence. Beginning at that time, improvements were initiated with a focus on upgrading the kitchen to better accommodate food preparation and serving the live-in brothers. The alumni andactives of Alpha Beta Chapter agreed that the declining condition was negatively impacting recruitment. Acquiring new members was increasingly difficult as many parents chose to have theirsons stay in other forms of campus housing that was deemed more livable for college life. At the time, the Alumni Board toured other fraternities on campus to see what they had to offer and realized Alpha Beta Chapter was at a crossroads. The choice was self-evident. Either invest significant capital to upgrade the Chapter house, or close it down.

The Alumni Board chose to invest. In 2014, a third-party fundraiser with a focus on Greek related housing, Pennington & Company, was retained to conduct a capital campaign on behalf of Alpha Beta Chapter. This effort was successful and through the support of many generous alumni, nearly $800,000 was raised, with most of these monetary pledges to be paid over five years. In the summer of 2017, a construction firm completed a remodel of all the study rooms and other needed improvements. Most of the study rooms went from 3-4 students to 2-3 student to allow for more space for technology upgrades.

Despite robust pledges to the capital campaign, funds from donors did materialize as planned and remodeling costs ran considerably over budget. Nonetheless, several alumni stepped forward and formed a group to loan the necessary money to finish the remodel project. Repayment of that loan was to come from remaining pledges from the capital campaign. While significantly reduce from pledges received, there is still an outstanding loan balance over $200,000 and the Alumni Board is committed to paying it in full. Presently, interest only payments are being on this smaller balance. Capital set backs are easily defined, identified and addressed. Impacts on brotherhood present a much greater challenge on the life of the fraternity.

In early 2016, a disgruntled Alpha Beta live-inmember communicated with Oregon State University and the national Home Office of Alpha Gamma Rho accusing his brothers in the chapter house of various hazing and harassment activities. Upon further review, it was determined by the university that the fraternity would be placed on suspension for five years. During the suspension period, there were 5-10 actives in the chapter house, far short of its remodeled capacity of 32-35 brothers.

Now the good news! The suspension was lifted at the beginning of the 2022/23 academic year and is receiving great support from AGR Home Office and the OSU administration. The current live-in active members are very focused on recruiting new members in order to continue a strong legacy for the future of Alpha Beta! These young men are very energetic and deserving of the support of all AGR alums with an interest in the life of the fraternity as we approach our 100-year anniversary at OregonState University.

While this letter provides history and context of some difficult years at Alpha Beta, I am writing this letter to urge you for your participation and engagement. Alpha Beta needs active alumni involvement, from referrals of incoming students that would become great AGR’s, for financial support to continue improving the Chapter House and reducing outstanding debt, and most importantly by spreading the word to all your fellow AGR’s that might not receive this letter. Our database is incomplete so we know this letter will only be seen by a portion of the more than 1200 alums of Alpha Beta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

Website

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