New colony installed at Sam Houston State University5/15/12 11:55 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas – May 15, 2012 – Alpha Gamma Rho is proud to announce on May 10, 2012 a colony was installed at Sam Houston State University. The University currently has nine other Interfraternity Council organizations on campus.
Six brothers from Beta Nu Chapter at Texas A&M University conducted the installation. Twenty-one men, including one alumnus initiate, were initiated into the colony last Thursday. Chief Recruitment Officer Josh Wackler was also in attendance. The installation was a huge accomplishment for the young men who have been putting forth a valiant effort to meet the requirements to become an AGR colony.
Although the colony has just officially been established, members from the interest group have been involved with Alpha Gamma Rho over the past several months. In February, three members attended the National Fraternity's Leadership Seminar in Denver. The group also sent two members to Recruitment School in Kansas City, Mo. in March. In July, the colony plans to send an adviser and one undergraduate to the National Convention in Burlington, Vt.
Dr. Bobby Lane, who is a faculty member at Sam Houston State University and was one of the 21 men initiated last week, will serve alongside Jason "Bear" Wilson as adviser.
A colony was first formed at Sam Houston State in 1987, but ultimately lack of interest caused it to close in 1989. Lane and Wilson were instrumental in recolonizing AGR at Sam Houston State.
With continued hard work and persistence, AGR looks forward to seeing the Sam Houston State Colony become a chapter in the near future.