WINTER RUSH NETS SIXTEEN NEW BROTHERS!
2014 WINTER NEW GUYS
Front Row: Alec Groome, Andrew Futrell, Mathew Shih, Vincent Ruggeri, Colton Smith, and Zach Fox.
Middle Row: Zack Duncan, Andrew Dulac, Anderson Taylor, Matt Hotsinpiller, and Chase McGhee.
Back Row: Robin Ferguson, John Edwards, Landon Donkin, Andrew Morris, and Jared Bruhin.
Winter Rush at AGR exceeded all expectations with 16 UT students signing bids. The recruitment plan VNR-Recruitment Conner Villas and his assistants put into place netted the largest group of new AGRs for Winter Rush ever, and possibly the largest New Member Class for a fraternity at UT during Winter Semester Rush.
Conner and the chapter followed the AGR Recruitment Textbook page-by-page by inviting potential AGRs to the house before Rush started January 14 to watch football and basketball games, hang out with brothers and a group was taken out to dinner one night. Conner and his assistants utilized “brick-by-brick” recruitment foundation that has been in place at 1840 for a number of years that emphasizes inviting guys over during the semester and building friendships and relationships. (For example, AGR initiated 13 brothers in Winter 2013 and 11 brothers in 2011.)
AGR continues to recruit quality young men during the Semester, building on the foundation already in place at 1840.
Plans are being made for Summer recruitment. If you have the name of a potential AGR, please contact Conner Villas at 1-704-421-1635 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Referring a young for AGR membership is a big, big plus in recruitment.
The Winter New Member Class:
AKSN-1191 Anderson Taylor; Paris, TN; Computer Science
AKSN-1192 John Edwards; Speedwell, TN; Animal Science
AKSN-1193 Colton Smith; McNairy, TN; Chemistry
AKSN-1194 Landon Donkin; Springfield, TN; Construction Science
AKSN-1195 Andrew Dulac; Queenstown, MD; Animal Science
AKSN-1196 Robin Ferguson; Fort Mill, SC; Logistics
AKSN-1197 Jared Bruhin; Sevierville, TN; Animal Science. Jared is the nephew of Louis Buck, AKSN-558.
AKSN-1198 Andrew Futrell; Harriman, TN; Civil Engineering
AKSN-1199 Matthew Shih; Knoxville, TN; Food Science
AKSN-1200 Vincent Ruggeri; Westchester, PA; Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
AKSN-1201 Zach Fox; Knoxville, TN; Plant & Soil Sciences
AKSN-1202 Matt Hotsinpiller; Mt. Juliet, TN; Business
AKSN-1203 Zack Duncan; Mt. Juliet, TN; Political Science
AKSN-1204 Alec Groome; Mt. Juliet, TN; Kinesiology
AKSN-1205 Andrew Morris; Lexington, TN; Plant Sciences. Andrew is the son of UTM AGR Mark Morris
AKSN-1206 Chase McGhee; Sevierville, TN; Kinesiology