An agricultural fraternity at U.W. -Madison continues a pipeline of members from Southern Door High School. Alpha Gamma Roh Educational Foundation awarded scholarships to 29 students, including Zach Olson, a senior at Southern Door, and U.W senior Nathan Coulthurst, and junior Jared Baudhuin. Zach’s cousin Matt Olson, a 2012 graduate of Southern Door, shares the common thread found between the over 20 alumni that have benefited from the school and fraternity.
Matt Olson is the executive secretary with the Alpha Gamma Roh Corporation Board and Education Foundation. He currently works for a public relations firm in Hartland. The Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity members received $45,000 in scholarships this spring.
UW-Madison AGR Educational Foundation Distributes $45,000 In Spring Scholarships
MADISON, Wis. (May 6, 2020)—The Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) Educational Foundation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently presented $45,000 of scholarships to 29 students. Of this, $17,000 was awarded through the University of Wisconsin Foundation and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences from endowments funded by AGR alumni.
“The Foundation thanks its many generous donors,” says Rick Daluge, secretary-treasurer of the AGR Educational Foundation at UW-Madison. “Each year, we help these students afford the world-class education that UW-Madison offers. We can’t do it without our donors.”
Since July 1, 2019, there have been more than 100 donors that have provided financial support on behalf of the AGR Educational Foundation at UW-Madison.
Recipients of the scholarships meet criteria set by the donors and the Foundation. All students are members of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. This year’s scholarship recipients include:
Marcus Schroepfer of Birnamwood, Wis., is the recipient of the Dale Bruhn AGR House Management Award. Schroepfer will be a sophomore majoring in dairy science.
Thomas Sargent of Cudahy, Wis., is the recipient of the Karl and Ruth Drye Scholarship. Sargent will be a junior studying biochemistry.
Gaelan Combs of Verona, Wis., received the Rick and Peggy Daluge Scholarship. Combs will be a junior majoring in dairy science.
Mitchell Schroepfer of Birnamwood, Wis., is a recipient of the Russ and Carol Schuler Scholarship. Schroepfer will be a junior major in biological systems engineering.
Brandon Biese of Chilton, Wis., is another recipient of the Russ and Carol Schuler Scholarship. Biese will be a senior majoring in dairy science.
Tanner Oyen of Lancaster, Wis., is a recipient of the Chamberlin Rock Scholarship funded by John and Wendy Damm. Oyen will be a sophomore majoring in agronomy.
Travis Bugiel of Mukwonago, Wis., is another recipient of the Chamberlin Rock Scholarship funded by John and Wendy Damm. Bugiel will be a junior studying genetics.
Zach Olson of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., will be a freshman majoring in dairy science at UW-Madison. He is the recipient of the Chamberlin Rock Scholarship funded by John and Wendy Damm.
Dawson Nickels of Watertown, Wis., will be a senior majoring in dairy science with an agricultural business emphasis. He is a recipient of the Chamberlin Rock scholarship funded by John and Wendy Damm. Nickels is also the recipient of the Thomas and Gail Schomisch Scholarship. The late Tom Schomisch was chair of the Life Sciences Communication department at UW-Madison.
Jared Baudhuin of Brussels, Wis., will be a junior majoring in dairy science. He is a recipient of the Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Scholarship which is funded by many alumni of the fraternity.
Samuel Moran of Green Bay, Wis., is also a recipient of the Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Scholarship. Moran will be a sophomore majoring in biology.
Colin Uecker of Watertown, Wis., will be a junior majoring in dairy science. He is a recipient of the Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Scholarship.
Grant Vosters of Freedom, Wis., will be a sophomore majoring in dairy science. Vosters is a recipient of the Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Scholarship.
Additional scholarships were awarded to Charles Jaskolski of Greendale, Wis., Jack Henderson of East Troy, Wis., Brandon Strupp of Hartford, Wis., Ryan Gehin of Baraboo, Wis., Caleb Novak of Browntown, Wis., Thomas Kolman of Columbus, Wis., Colton Klecker of Jefferson, Wis., Nathan Daniels of Cobb, Wis., Trent Thiel of Wrightstown, Wis., Nathan Coulthurst of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Mitchell Glodowski of Stevens Point, Wis., Zach Servais of Stoddard, Wis., Braden Bohman of Marshfield, Wis., and Evan Robran of East Troy, Wis.
Many generous sponsors provided funds to support these additional scholarships given on behalf of the AGR Educational Foundation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Each spring, the AGR Educational Foundation at UW-Madison hosts its spring scholarship banquet to recognize both recipients and sponsors. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the scholarship banquet has been postponed.
About Alpha Gamma Rho at UW-Madison
Established at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1916, Alpha Gamma Rho is the fraternity sharing a common bond within a dynamic, global agriculture committed to fostering the highest values and providing each and every brother with superior lifelong personal development and professional success. Alpha Gamma Rho is committed to “Making Better Men.” For more information, visit www.wisconsinagr.com.
About The Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho at UW-Madison
The Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho at UW-Madison was established in 1968. Guided by the principle of giving, the Foundation provides scholarship and financial support to the collegiate membership of AGR at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Annually, the Foundation coordinates more than $40,000 in academic scholarships and leadership development training and opportunities. The Foundation is directed by nine alumni who strive to make college more affordable.