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Alpha Tau Gamma is the academic, service a college fraternity at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass in Amherst, Mass. ATG, Inc. purchased a new property at 118 Sunset Ave., Amherst on January 13, 2003. A separate section of pictures on the physical property follows. A few are duplicated in this display because they also show Brothers.

2010

2010

A  2010.03.08  Concord, Mass.     Attendees at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Jim Crockett ATG fund, hosted by Margaret Crockett in her home, with sweet pastries, are: Gary Shepherd '85, Margaret, Jim Alicata '74, Greg DeGroot our Bank of America trust officer, Doug Paquin '65, Jim Mulcahy '60, Sean Maloney '75, Steve Spencer '75, Jim Allen '62 & Ralph Kane '63.

2010

A  2010.02.15  Amherst, Mass.     These are the 8 members of our ATG Active Chapter who flew to San Diego, California on February 9 to participate in the National Collegiate Turf Bowl on Feb. 11-12 to be the biggest part of a 13 member SSA / UMass team.  This academic competition is held annually at the Golf Industry Show and drew 67 teams from 31 colleges.  Our successful members pictured at 118 Sunset Avenue after their return are front: 2009s Tim Kaija, Alex Brooks & Eric Cronin and rear: 2010s Eddie Coffin, Derek Belanger, Shawn Wynn, Scott St.Pierre & Will Crosby.  Our undergraduates are the cream of the SSA student body.  See more on the UMass web site http://www.umass.edu/psis/news/turfbowl_2010.html.

2010

A  2010.02.13   San Diego, California     Tim Kaija '09 in front with Shawn Wynn '10, a brass gorilla, Alex Brooks '09 and Scott Saint Pierre '10 on an impromptu visit to the zoo.  Snow on the east coast delayed the flight departure of 8 ATGs on the 13 member SSA/UMass academic turf competition team for a day.  They were able to see more of the left coast. 

2010

A  2010.01.27  Amherst, Mass.    Timothy Armas Kaija ’09 earned almost straight As since the fall semester of 2007 in Turfgrass Management.  At his May 2009 SSA graduation he was awarded the John Denison Award, Deans list 4 semesters, highest distinction in Turf and a 3.9 average.  Kaija and Alexander Robert Brooks ’09, who has similar Turfgrass Management academic credentials and awards, met on January 27 for lunch and a chat with ATG alumnus Robert Thomas Duby ’59, overlooking the pond from the 10th floor of the Campus Center.  After SSA, Duby continued studying at UMass for his B.S., M.S., PhD and post-doctoral before becoming a teacher at Cornell Univ.  He returned to UMass to work his way to tenure and up in research/teaching to Full Professor, Department Chairman and retired as an Assistant Dean.  Duby encouraged our boys, who are earning 3.9 in their B.S. studies at UMass, to continue using their apparent high intellect for their PhD, now, while they are in the academic groove.  As a graduate research or teaching assistant, PhD candidates are paid $30,000 to $35,000 per year.  This is a grand opportunity for these ATG Brothers to leave their student loan world and be paid to study.  By studying for their PhDs, they will be able to give more to society while they will be able to earn more from the turf industry.  The interaction between Duby and the students is another ATG advantage that average students living in the dorms do not even know have to possibility of taking place.

2010

A  2010.01.12   Killington, Vermont   On Tuesday evening some ATGers gather in the Saint’s Pub of the Summit Lodge for munchies followed by supper, after a day of Killington mountain skiing.  Connie Vavolotis ’71 and then Ken Budzyna ’69 began this mid-week, mid-winter ski vacation for we ATG agriculturists about 9 years ago.  It is inexpensive for alumni and ATG, Inc. pays for the rooms for our students.  Front: Dave Strauch ’76, John Micklus ’08, Steve Baxter ’76, Connie Vavolotis ’71, Fred Rowe ’60 & Steve Schiller ’68.  Rear: Ben Anderson ’04, Henry Puza ’10, Will Crosby ’10, Roger Tryon ’74, Mark Wojtowicz ’06, Jordan Borges ’10 & Eddie Coffin ’10.

  2009 (return to top)  
  A 2009.03.09 Wellesley, Mass. Jim Crockett ATG Fund Annual Meeting at Elm Bank home of the Mass. Hort. Society. Seated: Clark Bryan, Mass. Hort superintendent with photo of Jim Crockett, Margaret Crockett and Jim Mulcahy '60. Standing: Doug Paquin '65, Jim Alicata '74, Sean Maloney '75 & Gary Shepherd '85.  
 

A 2009.12. Wellesley, Mass. The sign we purchased has been fabricated and installed at our Jim Crockett memorial garden.

 

 

 
 

 

1982 Boston, MA

1982  Boston, Mass.   

The first formal meeting of the trustees of the James Underwood Crockett Agricultural Technology Growth Fund was held in the Board room of the State Street Bank & Trust Co. at 225 Franklin Street.  Front: Emil Jaescke '32, Herb Kimball '35, Margaret Crockett, Tom Lawson '28 & Bob Duby '59; Middle: Roger Tryon '74, Jim Allen '62, Bob Mullane '63, Bob Kennedy '60, Denny Dowd '61 & Ralph Kane '63; Rear: Jim Mulcahy '60, Frank Nahigian & Deborah Robbins bankers, Walter VanDorn lawyer & John Davis '56.  The principal of this 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity is built from donations by Brothers.  The earnings are distributed annually in the Northeast, mainly to support research for growth in agricultural technology. Through 2009, the funds donated plus the bank increased principal, has allowed 146 mini-grants given to 53 entities totaling $178,000. 

1982 Boston, MA

Boston, Mass.   

Jim Crockett ATG fund trustees discussing plans for fund progress at the State Street Bank & Trust Co.

 


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