Alpha Gamma Rho honored 718 members as "Brothers of The Century" and celebrated 100 years as a Fraternity during the 2004 National Convention in Columbus, Ohio.
National Leaders selected Columbus, Ohio, because of its history to Alpha Gamma Rho. It is where the Fraternity started in 1904. Approximately 800 alumni and collegiate members, plus their families, attended the convention.
The purpose of the Alpha Gamma Rho Brothers of the Century award was to recognize the "best of the best" members of AGR in the Fraternity's first 100 years.
The brothers selected are known for the highest principles, values, and ideals of brotherhood of Alpha Gamma Rho. And, most importantly, the honorees are recognized within their career fields and communities as role models for young men.
Each recipient received a commemorative medallion and an invitation to attend a special recognition ceremony at the 2004 National Convention, as part of Alpha Gamma Rho's 100th anniversary celebration.
The Brothers of the Century selection committee determined that no more than two percent of the Fraternity's 59,000 initiates would be awarded the distinction of Brothers of the Century. The committee also determined that brothers could be nominated in one of two categories: service to Alpha Gamma Rho and service to agriculture.
Alpha Gamma Rho began its second century with growing momentum and confident expectations that the best is yet to come.