Jerrie Conley named AGR house mother
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:21 am
Alpha Gamma Rho, in a press release, said it is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerrie Anne Conley of Martin, as House mother for the fraternity.
“Mom Conley” grew up in Trimble, attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and taught elementary education until retirement from the Weakley County School System.
She has also worked at UT Martin as a supervisor of student teachers, working with the kindergarten practicum class, and has taught remedial reading to at-risk freshman students.
As the house-mother for AGR, Conley said she would like to see the chapter expand its role in the community.
“Alpha Gamma Rho has always been a giving fraternity and as house mother I would like to see them continue to grow this even more,” “Mom Conley” said.
“‘Mom Conley’ has been very active in the community, including leadership roles in the Martin Pilot Club and Alpha Delta Kappa Professional Teacher Sorority.
“We, as the undergraduate chapter, are very excited about the upcoming opportunities we have with Mom Conley. She has come to the house with enthusiasm and excitement and we look forward to many successes together.” Andy Zarecor, AGR noble ruler, said.
The selection process included the leadership of active and alumni brothers and the Mother’s Club.
The process took place during the summer and included the university, national fraternity, local ads and electronic communications and, concluded with interviews with the finalists.
“I am very pleased to have Ms. Jerrie Conley serve as our new fraternity House Mother. She has demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm and energy in her new position. I am confident that Mom Conley will be a valuable asset not only to the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity but to the University and the Community as well,” Dr. Bob Page, president of the AGR Alumni Association, said.
Alpha Gamma Rho is a social and a professional fraternity, founded at UT Martin in 1963, for young men pursuing any career related to the agriculture, food or fiber industries.