Craggies Reunion



Welcome to Aggie Greats!!  Aggie Greats is the name selected to replace “Craggies”.  This is an effort to welcome all former Ag colleagues who have worked at Union Carbide, Amchem, Rhone Poulenc, Agrevo, and Aventis.

We meet every two years and this year’s Aggie Great reunion is going to take place on September 20 and 21 at the Sheraton Imperial at RTP (Raleigh).  For those of you wishing to stay overnight, we were able to secure a room rate of $101 per night (plus tax).  The hotel has free shuttle service to and from the airport.  We will have a large room for our Hospitality Suite which will be a great environment for us to meet up, catch up and laugh up all those wonderful Aggie Great memories.  For those desiring reservations at the hotel, please make them directly by calling (919)-941-5050 or (800)-325-3535.  DON’T FORGET TO MENTION THAT YOU ARE PART OF THE AGGIE GREATS GROUP.  Hotel reservations must be made no later than September 1, 2019.

We will send you the agenda with our next email.  All events will take place at the hotel except for the Saturday Golf Outing.  For now…registration takes place on Friday all day and Saturday AM.  The first evening (Friday-September 20) we will enjoy a Meet and Greet Buffet.  On Saturday morning, you will have lots of quality “free time” to visit with former colleagues in the Hospitality Suite.  In the afternoon, we will have an Industry update featuring Chris Payne, President and CEO of CNI (formerly ChemNut) and in the evening we will have a reception beginning at 5 PM followed by the banquet and entertainment.  The Hospitality Suite will be open until 12 Midnight on both Friday and Saturday.

The registration fee for this year’s reunion will be $100 per person.  This includes ALL event related meals, refreshments and the hospitality suite.  For those Aggie Greats who will only be attending the Friday evening buffet, the registration fee will be $40 per person.  For those Aggie Greats who will only be joining us for the banquet on Saturday evening, the registration fee will be $60 per person.

Please make your Aggie Greats Reunion IX reservation ASAP but no later than August 1, 2019 via return email.  All fees are requested by August 15 and can be sent to Fran Branager, 152 Sharp Top Trail, Apex, NC 27502.

We will maintain a list of all those who have made reservations or intend to make reservations on our website (, this way former colleagues will know each other’s intentions relative to who is going to be at the Reunion and may serve as the impetus for them to attend as well. The earlier you confirm your intentions the greater the chances former colleagues will join you at the reunion.

PLEASE NOTIFY FORMER COLLEAGUES WHO MAY NOT HAVE RECEIVED THIS EMAIL.  Lots of folks have retired or changed email carriers so we may not have their up to date email address. Any questions concerning who is on our list can be sent to

AGGIE GREATS is your association and your involvement and ideas are always welcomed.  Please don’t hesitate to send us any questions or ideas on how we can make this the best Aggie Greats Reunion ever.  They will be very much appreciated!!

Fran Branager, Tom Dille, Jim Harton, Don Heinecke, Frank Janasiewicz, Horace Johnson,
Barbara Lindsley, Hugo Mezzanotte, Phil Nelson, Brian Tepper, John Wichtrich, Henry Yang

Join us for another great event!