2-Year Program Alum wins MacCurrach Award

Golf Course Turfgrass Management 2-Year Program alum Jordan Carbone of Erin, Ontario, Canada, recently received the MacCurrach Award in the GCSAA Scholars Competition.

Congratulations to 2017 Scholarship and Award Recipients

This past Saturday, March 4, 2017, twelve two-year Golf Turf Management Program students graduated at the Nittany Lion Inn. Many of the graduating students received scholarships, including:

Penn State Students take 1st Place at Turf Bowl

Penn State students Kevin Heimann, Derek Buganza, Thomas Goyne, and Curt Moore took 1st place in the 4-year division at this year's Turf Bowl Competition at the Sports Turf Managers Association Conference (STMA) in Orlando!

Congratulations to 2-Year Program Scholarship Winners

This past Saturday, March 5, 2016, nineteen two-year Golf Turf Management Program students graduated at the Nittany Lion Inn. Many of the graduating students recieved scholarships, including:

Penn State University wins 2016 Turf Bowl

Penn State University Team 20 took first place in GCSAA's Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition, presented in partnership with John Deere Golf.

Penn State Turfgrass Students Succeed at Sports Turf Manager’s Association Student Challenge!

Penn State Turfgrass Science Students took first in the 4-yr and second in the 2-yr division in the Sixth annual STMA Student Challenge in San Diego, CA on January 21, 2016.

Alum Inducted into Georgia Hall of Fame

Marsh Benson, an alumnus of the 2-year Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program at Penn State, spent 26 years at Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters Tournament, before retiring in April this year. Benson was inducted along with two other veterans of the profession: William Smith, CGCS, (pictured on the right) from the Country Club of Columbus in Columbus; and Chuck Underwood, CGCS, (pictured on the left) from Northwood Country Club in Lawrenceville.

Penn State Professor Selected for the Tombros Early Career Professorship

In February 2014, Peter Tombros '64 AGSCI, '68g AG EC established the Tombros Early Career Professorship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. John Kaminski, associate professor of turfgrass management, was selected as the first holder of the $500,000 professorship.

Penn State Students Win Trans-Mississippi Turf Scholarships

Penn State senior Sean Kelly was selected as the 2014 Vickers Scholarship winner, highlighting the class of eight collegians who comprised this year’s Trans-Mississippi Golf Association Turf Scholarship Winners. Kelly received the highest honor – a $7,500 scholarship – as he completes his Associate’s Degree in Golf Course Turfgrass Management. He also receives an engraved medal and other gifts from the Trans-Miss Golf Association (TMGA).

Dr. McNitt Wins PTC Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Andrew McNitt received the PA Turfgrass Council’s Dr. George Hamilton Distinguished Service Award at the 2014 Penn State Golf Turf Conference. Dr. McNitt has been with Penn State serving the turfgrass industry for over 30 years. After receiving his B.S. degree in Horticulture in 1983, he took a position as a county extension agent in Southeastern PA and worked extensively with golf course and athletic field managers for six years.

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