James Borel receives AGR's highest honor7/18/12 8:00 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – July 18, 2012 – James C. Borel, outstanding alumnus and international business expert, will receive Alpha Gamma Rho's highest honor in Burlington, Vt. on July 31. Alpha Gamma Rho, with 55,000 members nationwide, will induct Borel into the Hall of Fame.
With a well-versed background in agriculture and international business, Borel has been instrumental in establishing and/or expanding agricultural businesses globally, particularly in developing markets after graduating from Iowa State in 1978. Since graduating, he has worked for a number of divisions of DuPont. Currently he is executive vice president of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Inc.
Borel's dedication to Alpha Gamma Rho is evident through his participation at both the national and chapter level. He has provided informal advice and guidance to officers of the Beta Upsilon Chapter at the University of Delaware as well as providing financial support for the Chapter as they transitioned to Chapter status. From 1998 until 1999, Borel served the National Fraternity as Regional Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic region. In 2000 he was awarded the Agricultural Leadership Award from Eta Chapter. Borel was also named an AGR Brother of the Century in 2004. His lifelong dedication to the Fraternity and outstanding service to the agricultural industry have qualified his recognition for the Alpha Gamma Rho Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame is to honor those Alpha Gamma Rho alumni who have made outstanding contributions to Alpha Gamma Rho and/or outstanding service in their professional work and/or exceptional service to mankind. Inductees should be held in high esteem as other AGRs reflect on the Brother's stature.