NOT JUST A HOUSE… A LIFESTYLE

Build friendships, sharpen your skills, become a campus leader and be part of a family – this is life at AGR.

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The House

In the fall of 2013 the Kappa Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho made its new home at the intersection of Holdrege and Idylwild Drive in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Kappa Foundation board along with the assistance of WRK Real Estate and the Sinclair-Hille architectural firm worked together to design the new house to accommodate the 75 members of AGR with possibilities of expansion, if needed, in the future.

As one of the leading fraternities on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, the new house eliminates many of the shortcomings of the former AGR house. The design of the house accents the architectural style of East Campus and is fitted with state-of-the-art amenities throughout the house.

The new house positions the brothers of AGR to be the leaders of today and future leaders of tomorrow.

Cindra “Cindy” Brandl

Cindy Brandl has been the house mother at the AGR Kappa Chapter since August 2007. She was raised in Lenox, Iowa and went on to attended Peru State College where she graduated with two majors – Family Home and Consumer Economics and Social Work.

Since moving to Lincoln in 1977, Cindy has become a self-proclaimed Husker lover. She enjoys interacting with the AGR gentlemen and looks forward to seeing the impact they have on communities across the country.

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Hi! I am Cindy Brandl, the housemother at AGR Kappa Chapter. August of 2007 was my first year to be a part of the young men’s lives at the house. I was excited then, and I continue to be excited as I look forward to growing and influencing the future alumni of AGR.
My parents, Richard and Edith Bunn raised my older sister, Carolyn, younger sister, Dixie, and me in the small farming community of Lenox, Iowa. After high school graduation, I attended Peru State College in Peru, NE and graduated in three years with two majors, Family, Home and Consumer Economics, and Social Work. I have made Lincoln my home since 1977, except for the 6 months I lived in Wasilla, Alaska in 2006. The big question and answer is that yes, I am a BIG RED fan!!

My oldest son, Kent lives in a group home in Lincoln and works in a workshop for “special needs” adults. Quentin, my youngest son and his wife, Makaila, also live in Lincoln and have blessed me with two grandchildren. Adin was born in March 2006 and Zoe arrived in October 2007.

In 1990 I began employment at Lincoln OB-Gyn. I have enjoyed the versatility of being at the front desk/reception area, answering 18 phone lines, working with 4 Doctors, 3 Certified Nurse Midwives, 7 RN’s and 8 additional staff members. There is never a dull moment around the office and there is always plenty to keep me occupied!!

I am active at Lincoln Berean Church and enjoy my Bible studies and being with friends for “food and fellowship”. I enjoy meeting people at the information center and love working with the nursery children from time to time.

A chuckle erupts when I am asked if I have any hobbies. I don’t think I have time for hobbies, but I do enjoy being with my kids and grandchildren any time I am able. I would like to be remembered as being a positive influence in their lives. You will frequently find me in the kitchen whipping up a batch of cookies or learning how to triple and quadruple my recipes. I enjoy traveling and seeing new places and meeting new people. Visiting friends and family gives me great enjoyment also. The more I am around the young men of AGR, the more I enjoy their company and becoming more involved with their activities. They totally amaze me with their abilities and accomplishments. They are very special young men, as I know many of you already know.

It is my extreme pleasure to be a part of the young men’s lives at AGR. I pray for each of them, and my desire is to know them well and to have them be a part of my extended family. I find it is difficult to remove the smile from my lips when I think of each of the members of Alpha Gamma Rho…I wouldn’t trade any of them!!

My door is open and ready for visitors, so stop by when you are in Lincoln and introduce yourselves.

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Membership Development

Membership development is something that the Alpha Gamma Rho Kappa Chapter takes great pride in, but our commitment to brotherhood and professional development stems from our desire for excellence.

We strive to develop these skills through house activities, intramural sports and campus involvement. We have active members in Mortar Board, the College of Ag Advisory Board, student government, Engler Club and many other groups on campus.

HUSKER HIRE

Husker Hire Link is UNL Career Services’ website devoted to helping both undergraduates and alumni find jobs as well as employees.

SOCIETY OF ANIMAL SCIENCE

The ASAS site has useful information pertaining to a wide spectrum of animal science industries. Information on the site includes electronic versions of their educational publications and current events regarding public policy.

NEBRASKA PORK PRODUCERS

The Nebraska Pork Producers’ website has data for producers and consumers, as well as information related to upcoming seminars and youth events.

NATIONAL PORK BOARD

The National Pork Board site includes information on pork science and research, producer tips and market data.

NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN

The Nebraska Cattlemen represent cattle producers of the state. Their website has links to BQA programs, conferences and various other industry news. Alumnus Todd Schroeder was the 2009 president.

BEEF.UNL.EDU

Beef.unl.edu is one of the premier beef research sites in the nation. Get information on current prices, profit tips, educational forums and other extension research.

NEBRASKA CORN BOARD

The Nebraska Corn Board’s site has information regarding current weather and market trends, educational data and various corn facts.

 

CROP WATCH

Crop Watch is the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resource’s (IANR’s) site devoted to crop production and pest management. Get information on marketing tips, farm research and soil management.