May 13, 2021

IlliDell of Alpha Gamma Sigma awards $47,000 in academic scholarships

URBANA, Ill. — In just one semester, active members of IlliDell of Alpha Gamma Sigma men’s agricultural fraternity at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana are receiving $47,000 in academic scholarships.

Awards were presented during the fraternity’s April 12 scholarship dinner, conducted at the Urbana Country Club.

Sixteen candidates qualified for scholarships, with some receiving multiple awards, according to IlliDell of AGS Executive Secretary Cole Stalter, Fisher. Ten individuals were honored for a earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Active members of IlliDell of AGS are eligible to apply for academic scholarships each semester. Monetary awards are given on the basis of GPA, fraternity and campus leadership.

“Alumni and parents of these outstanding young men are extremely proud of their hard work, particularly during such an unusual time to be earning a degree,” Stalter said. “Such high academic performance, at this time, really shows the determination and mettle of the young men who choose the IlliDell brotherhood.”

IlliDell outperformed all other UIUC fraternities in both the spring 2019 and fall 2020 semesters, earning the highest cumulative fraternity GPA on campus.

Contributing to this success in the fall 2020 semester, and receiving scholarships on April 12, were:

• Nick Black, Pleasant Hill.

• William Hunter Bolen, Cropsey.

• Shane Douglas, Waterloo.

• Nathan Ferguson, Bushnell.

• Jack Fletcher, Farmington.

• Brad Fritts, Dickson.

• Nathan Goebel, Morrisonville.

• Jax Hiel, Bushnell.

• John Hiel, Bushnell.

• Logan Miller, Chenoa.

• Jackson Pico, Bushnell.

• William Rexroad, Athens.

• Michael Sage, Ogden.

• Trenton Teel, Bushnell.

• Carson Teel, Mapleton.

• Nikhil Wagher, Coal Valley.

• Kinser Wargel, Clinton.

IlliDell of Alpha Gamma Sigma is a U of I men’s agricultural fraternity whose roots date back to 1949. Founded on the ideals of friendship and equality, IlliDell offers its members a strong bond of brotherhood, a supportive environment for academic achievement and great opportunity for leadership and professional growth.

Today, IlliDell alumni hold professional positions in academia, corporations, ag production and not-for-profits throughout the agricultural industry and nation.

In August 2021, IlliDell will offer its members the option of residential living in state-of-the-art apartment-style housing at 303 E. Chalmers, Champaign. Learn more at www.illidell.com.

Rush events are ongoing for individuals interested in joining the brotherhood.