Birthday: April 25, 1996
Initiation Date: October 25, 2014
Initiation Number: 1137
Hometown: Bettendorf, IA
College of: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Year in School: Senior
Major: Agricultural Studies
Alfred grew up on a family farm in Bettendorf, Iowa, which has been in his family since 1865. He came to Iowa State in the fall of 2014 to pursue a degree in Construction Engineering but quickly found that he’d be better off in the college of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is set to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Studies in the fall semester of 2018.
Alfred found a new home at Acacia in the fall of 2014. He describes ACACIA as his second home because of the close knit brotherhood found at the house. He also enjoys the alumni network that is always willing to help the active members in the house and provide new challenges for him.
After graduation, Alfred hopes to move back to Bettendorf to continue the legacy of his family’s farm, raising and training polo horses as well as operating a cow-calf herd and feedlot. He also has interest in community reform as his farm is affected by community development and believes that urban sprawl has made community leaders lose sight of what made this state as successful as it has become. Farm heritage, history, and conservation are key factors in Alfred’s life and will continue to be as he goes forth into the communities in which we may reside.
In his free time, Alfred enjoys spending time riding horses, playing polo, tending to cattle, hiking, traveling, camping, spending time with his long-time girlfriend, woodworking, meeting new people, and setting challenging but attainable goals.