CURRENT ADDRESS: 880 Crabtree Drive, Loveland, CO 80538
PREVIOUS PLACES LIVED: Atlantic, IA and Columbia, MO
BIRTHDATE: August 26, 1941 BIRTHPLACE: St Joseph, MO
YEAR PLEDGED: 1960 Spring YEAR GRADUATED: 1963
ADDITONAL EDUCATION: MS Geology, Univ. of Missouri Columbia
CURRENT OCCUPATION: Retired Teacher, Real Estate Sales
CAREER SUMMARY: Worked 15 years in Education at the secondary level
2 Years at Alantic, IA 1963-1965 and 13 Years in Columbia, MO 1965-1978
30 years in Real Estate Sales Loveland, CO 1978 to Present
Married to Sherry Ann Wright Burrell
Son- Steve C Burrell, VP Georgia Southern.
Daughter- Denise Grey, 4th grade teacher in California
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Fishing and Astrology
HONORS OR RECOGNITION: National Educator Award, National Association of Teachers of Geology
After graduating from Benton High School in St. Joseph, MO, Frater Burrell left for Northwest, which he attended from 1959 to 1963. At Northwest, he attained a B.S. in Biology/Secondary Ed, with a minor in Physical Education. While at Maryville, he met and married his wife Sherry, to whom he is still married today. Her father owned the JC Penney’s store in Maryville for many years and Sherry was a baton twirler and member of the Northwest marching band. They have raised three children — Steve, Denise, and Stacy.
After graduation, Rod and family moved to Atlantic, Iowa, where he taught Biology and Earth Sciences while coaching track. From there, they relocated back to Missouri, remaining in Columbia at Hickman High and Rock Bridge from 1963 to 1978. While at Rock Bridge, he coached the men’s Cross Country team to a Conference Championship, and also introduced the very first female runner to an all male team – who lettered in 1972. In 1979, Frater Burrell changed careers and joined ‘The Group, Inc’ – a real estate sales organization in Loveland, Colorado. He retired from real estate sales in 2008, but still holds his real estate license today.
Rod fondly recalls the very first years at 222 West Cooper Street, improvements to the house to make it suitable for fraternity life, the first House Mother, Mrs. Holman, and Mrs. Potter, their cook. He held the office of Hypophetes and with the assistance of his mother, helped to organize the first Daughters of Diana chapter. Rod sites family, TKE, and building his real estate business as all sharing common elements of what was learned in college through his fraternity experiences.