Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity honored Richard Daluge as a “Brother Of The Century” during their 58th annual National Convention and celebration of 100 years as a fraternity. The convention was held August 15 – 18 in Columbus, Ohio. Daluge is assistant dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the UW-Madison and has served as faculty advisor for the Iota (UW-Madison) Alpha Gamma Rho chapter for the past 20 years. Daluge, a Janesville native, is married and has two grown children.
The AGR Brothers of the Century award recognizes the “best of the best” members of AGR from the fraternity”s first 100 years. The fraternity selected 718 members for this honor.
The brothers selected are known for the highest principles, values and ideals of brotherhood of Alpha Gamma Rho. And most importantly, the honorees are recognized within their career fields and communities as role models for young men. Brothers could be nominated in one of two categories: service to Alpha Gamma Rho or service to agriculture.
Each recipient received a commemorative Brother of the Century medallion and was invited to attend the 2004 convention and be recognized in a special ceremony and celebration of AGR”s 100th birthday at the convention.
Columbus, Ohio was selected for the convention site because Alpha Gamma Rho was founded there 100 years ago. Approximately 800 AGR alumni and collegiate members and their families attended the convention. Alpha Gamma Rho is the national professional/social agricultural fraternity, with more than 59,000 members nationwide and chapters on 65 campuses in the United States.