Brothers on the Move - January 2024

January 16, 2024 | Posted In Brotherhood
Gary Schroeder, Gamma (Penn State)
Gary Schroeder, Gamma (Penn State)

Gary Schroeder

Gamma Chapter, Pennsylvania State University

   Brother Gary Schroeder from the Gamma Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, is the subject of great attention in the most recent PennStater, the magazine of the Penn State Alumni Association.

   The article highlights Brother Schroeder's decade-long effort to end gender separation in Scouting. Brother Schroeder, an eagle scout, has immense pride in the integration proposal he presented to a Scouts BSA planning team in 2014. "I have a big smile on my face everywhere I walk," the article quoted him to say. "The girls can do anything the boys can do," he says. "In today's society, everybody knows that. We have to have that equality of opportunity."

   Brother Schroeder graduated from Penn State in 1978 and again in 1980 with a master's degree in agriculture. As a collegiate member, he served as Gamma Chapter's Noble Ruler.

Gary Clark, Pi (Oklahoma State)
Gary Clark, Pi (Oklahoma State)

Gary Clark

Pi Chapter, Oklahoma State University

   Brother Gary Clark from the Pi Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, received the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award from the university's Ferguson College of Agriculture.

   The award honors individuals who regularly contribute to society and the Ferguson College of Agriculture, as well as act as an outstanding role model for students.

   Brother Clark's service to his alma mater began upon joining the OSU/Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents in 1993. From 2008 until his retirement in 2021, Brother Clark worked for the school as senior vice president and general counsel. Recently, he joined others in the brotherhood to name a space in honor of the Fraternity in the New Frontiers building. 

   Brother Clark graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural education from Oklahoma State University in 1969 and 1972. He joined the Fraternity in 1966 and continues his fraternal service to this day. Brother Clark is Vice-Chairman of the Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho Board of Directors; he previously served on the National Fraternity Board and on the Pi Chapter Alumni Corporation board. 

   2023 Fraternal Excellence Awards honorees are Brothers on the Move. The Outstanding Undergraduate of the Year honorees are among those achieving success and receiving recognition.

Nathan Behrends

Eta Chapter, Iowa State University

Outstanding Undergraduate of the Year

Juul Loonen

Zeta Chapter, Cornell University

Outstanding Undergraduate of the Year

Lane Lerum

Alpha Delta Chapter, Montana State University

Outstanding Undergraduate of the Year

 View the list of honorees to learn all of the chapters and individuals achieving success and receiving recognition in AGR's 2023 Fraternal Excellence Awards.

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