TWENTY FOUR AGRs GRADUATE IN 2021/2022!
24 Alpha Gamma Rho brothers graduated from the University of Tennessee during the 2021/2022 school year. They are listed below.
AGR saw five brothers graduate in December 2021. We congratulate these five brothers.
Chase Williams, AKSN 1309, Doylestown, PA graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Chase is moving to Nashville to work for Collabera Inc. as a recruiting agent. In 2019, Chase served as AK Noble Ruler.
Jim Roebuck, AKSN 1323, Brentwood, TN, graduated with a BS degree in Biosystems Engineering from the Herbert college of agriculture, minoring in environmental engineering and watershed management. While at UT, Jim was involved in ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers). His senior design team won a national design competition (AGCO ASABE design competition): Creating a way for Bush-hogs to conform to steep terrain automatically. He will be working in Nashville, Tennessee At LDA Engineering. An engineering consulting firm that specializes in civil and environmental engineering. Jim was the 2020 recipient of the Green Golden Gloves Scholarship.
Skyler Hannifin, AKSN 1337, Memphis, TN, graduated with a BCMB major (biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology) with a double minor in business administration and classical civilization. Skyler was part of the first graduating class of UT’s 1794 Scholars
Program, ASBMB, and MUC. His plan going forward is to work in medical research in Memphis prior to going to medical school. Skyler was the 2020 receipt of the Sandra Green Henry Scholarship.
Seth Sumrell, AKSN 1358, Marietta, GA, graduated fall 2021 with a bachelor of science in Supply Chain Management with a concentration in Information Management. Upon graduation, Seth accepted a management position with JB Hunt, and he hopes to soon work on the ag transportation side of the company which is currently rapidly expanding. Seth is currently working back home in Marietta, Georgia but will likely be relocating elsewhere in the southeast in the coming months.
Kennedy McLaurine, AKSN 1453, Nashville, TN. graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Kennedy was a student mentor for the Future program, and He is currently taking a gap year while applying to medical school.
AGR saw nineteen brothers graduate in May 2022 and one in August 2022 We congratulate these brothers and wish them the best in their future endeavors: Alpha Kappa saw twenty five brothers graduate in the 2021/22 school year!
Zachery Patton, AKSN-1309, Lebanon, TN. Zachery graduated with a degree in Communications. During his time at UT Zach was involved in AGR, National Wild Turkey Federation, and Ducks Unlimited. In addition, he was also a manager for the Lady-Vols basketball team and ran their social media pages. Zach is pursuing a Masters of Communications degree beginning this Fall at UT.
Sean Moran, AKSN-1329, Hermitage, TN. Sean graduated with his B.S. in Biosystems Engineering and is in the job market.
Cody Crye, AKSN-1340 Brentwood, TN, Cody graduated with a degree in Business Management with a minor in International Business. He actively participated in the University’s Real Estate Club as well as being Alpha Gamma Rho’s Usher for two years. He will be returning to Nashville, TN post graduation to work for his family’s business, Crye-Leike Realtors.
Hence Duncan, AKSN 1347, Decherd, TN. Hence graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Agriculture and Resource Economics. While in school he was President of the Food and Agriculture business club, four-year member of the National-Agri Marketing Association team, named as an Outstanding Senior in 2022 in the Herbert College of Agriculture, was a student research assistant, had articles published in Agronomy Journal as well as UT Extension website, He was lead chef at AGR BBQ contest his senior year. After graduation Hence will be completing an internship in Lamesa, TX with Helena Agri Enterprises as a sales and agronomy intern. In the fall he will be returning to UTK to start his Masters in Agriculture and Resources Economics.
Rhett Bowling, AKSN-1345, Andersonville, TN. Rhett graduated with a 3.0 in Wildlife and Fisheries biology. While at UT, he was involved in the UT Wildlife and Fisheries Society. He plans to attend graduate school in Fisheries Biology.
Wyatt Haley, AKSN-1348, Nolensville, TN. Wyatt graduated with his degree in Animal Science with a minor in Food and Ag Business from UT’s Herbert College of Agriculture. He served AGR as VNR-Management in 2020. In 2019, Wyatt was selected as the Outstanding Sophomore in the Department of Animal Science. He was a member on the 2021 University of Tennessee Livestock Judging Team. Wyatt will be continuing his education at UT and pursing a Masters in Ag Economics.
Peyton Hampton, AKSN-1349, Alpharetta, GA. Peyton majored in Business Analytics with a Concentration in Supply Chain Management. Served as Philanthropy chair for AGR On campus, Peyton was a UT Student Ambassador, Football Student Video Assistant, and the Director of Homecoming for All Campus Events. In 2020, Peyton was selected for membership in the Order of Omega, the honor society for members of fraternities and sororities. He will be working in Dallas, Texas as a Consultant for Infor.
Will Henley, AKSN-1353, Decherd, TN son of William Henley, ASKN-689. He graduated with a degree in Environmental Soil Science with a minor in Watershed Management. Will served as VNR-Activities in 2020. Brother Henley is returning to the family farming operation in Franklin County, TN.
Sawyer Noel, AKSN-1358, Lawrenceburg, TN: Sawyer graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from UT. He is applying to PA school.
Luke Petitt, AKSN-1359, Springfield, TN: Luke graduated with a degree in Accounting from Haslam College of Business. During his time at UT, Luke served Alpha Kappa as Assistant Finance in 2019, and then VNR-Finance from November 2019-November 2021. Luke was also a Smokey’s Handler for the 2020 and 2021 football seasons. In addition to his participation in Alpha Kappa, Luke was also a member of Beta Alpha Psi (the accounting honor society) and a Haslam network peer mentor. He will be attending UT in the Fall to get his Masters of Accountancy.
Will Rice, AKSN-1360: Will graduated with a B.S. in Food and Agricultural Business and B.A. in Political Science with an Economics minor. He was a Herbert College of Agriculture Student Ambassador 2019-2022, VNR-Planning in 2020, UT Interfraternity Council (IFC) Judicial Board Chairman in 2020, and IFC President 2021. Will was selected as AGR Big Man on Campus in 2021. Will served AGR as VNR-Planning in 2020. In 2021, Will was selected for membership in the Order of Omega, the honor society for members of fraternities and sororities. Post graduation, he plans to begin a career working at the intersection of public policy, agriculture, and rural communities. Will had the honor of being the student speaker for the May 2022 Herbert College of Agriculture Commencement Ceremony.
Justin Scarlett, AKSN-1361, New Market, TN: Justin graduated with a Bachelors of Arts with a major in Communication Studies and a Minor in Agricultural Business. While at UT, he served two terms on Alpha Kappa Exec as the VNR- Risk Management in 2019 and the VNR- Alumni Relations in 2020. Justin will be moving to Charleston, Missouri where he will be a Farm Marketing Consultant/Commodity Broker with Hurley and Associates.
Kelan Stepp, AKSN-1365, Calhoun, GA. Kelan graduated with a Degree in Business Analytics, While at UTK Kelan served as VNR- Recruitment for the 2020 calendar year. He will be working as a project manager for Pilot-Flying J.
Charlie Vickrey, AKSN-1367, Clarksville, TN. Charlie graduated with a degree in Environmental Soil Science from the Herbert College of Agriculture. He was an undergraduate research assistant for 1 year assisting with soybeans. He will be going to work in Lafayette, Indiana as a Field Specialist for Advanced Agrilytics.
Clayton Wilson, AKSN-1368, Cumming, GA. Clayton received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the Haslam School of Business with his degree in Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management.
Trey Herrell, AKSN-1372, Clinton, TN. Trey graduated from UT in August with a Mechanical Engineering degree, and he plans on moving to St. Louis to work as a brewing engineer at Anheuser- Busch.
Ryan Jernigan, AKSN-1373, Cowan, TN. Ryan completed a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in history. During his time at UT, he was involved with All Campus Events, the Interfraternity Council Judicial Board, and he served as 2020 VNR- Scholarship for the chapter. In 2020, Ryan was selected for membership in the Order of Omega, the honor society for members of fraternities and sororities. 2021, Ryan was selected by the Chapter as the Dr. J. K. Bletner “Man of the Year”. His post-grad plans are to pursue his J.D. at the UT College of Law this upcoming fall.
David Niknejad, AKSN-1375, Ten Mile, TN: David graduated with a degree in Microbiology from UTK with a minor in German. While at UT, he was an undergraduate research assistant for 2 years and taught German to middle schoolers. In addition, David was the Standards of Fraternal Excellence (SOFE) Chairman for Alpha Kappa. He will be pursuing a Masters Degree in Microbiology at UT.
Joe Roebuck, AKSN-1412, Brentwood, TN: Joe received the 2022 Chancellor’s Award for Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service at the UT Chancellor’s Honors Banquet held in May. He is a May 2022 UT Haslam College of Business graduate with his degree in Supply Chain Management major with a statistics minor. Joe was a Haslam Scholar, Leadership Knoxville Scholar, and named a Supply Chain Scholar of Distinction. Roebuck served as the president of the first-ever Sustainable Procurement Group, president of the International Business Club, Haslam Student Advisory Council, Amachi mentor, and other organizations.
Zack Patton was initiated in Fall 2017, Sean Moran was initiated in Spring 2018, Cody Crye, Hence Duncan, Rhett Bowling, Wyatt Haley, Peyton Hampton, Will Henley, Sawyer Noel, Luke Pettit, Will Rice, Justin Scarlett, Kelan Stepp, Charlie Vickery and Clayton Wilson were initiated in Fall 2018, Trey Harrel, Ryan Jernigan and David Niknejad in Spring 2019 and Joe Roebuck in Fall 2020. Congratulations Brothers!