Congratulations to 2017 Scholarship and Award Recipients

March 10, 2017 in 2-year, Awards

21985455222_631c8e9f98_oThis 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:

Penncross Bentgrass Growers Association

The Penncross Bentgrass Growers Association, located in Hubbard, Oregon, has awarded more than $220,000 in scholarships since 1974. These scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a career in the turf industry. Scholarships are awarded each year in conjunction with the Golf Course Superintendents show. This year, the recipients of the the The Penncross Bentgrass Growers Association scholarship are:

Adam C. Goedde

Joshua S. Lemons

Jacob S. Shughart

Connor E. Sisson

Jack D. Thonvold

Duff Shaw Memorial 

The annual Duff Shaw Classic Golf Tournament, named in memory of 1986 two-year class alumnus Duff Shaw, co-sponsors a Penn State scholarship. The Duff Shaw is awarded to one student per year in the Two-Year Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program. This year’s recipient of the award is:

Colin P. Murphy

Myles Adderly Technical Report Writing Award

One of the most important aspects of being successful in any industry is communication. The Myles Adderly Award recognizes one individual’s accomplishments in this area. This year’s recipient of the award is:

Jacob S. Shughart

Alumni Award (Outstanding Student Award) 

The College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society, representing more than 8,000 former Penn State students and friends of the College, presents this award to a student who is judged to be an outstanding “all around” student. This year’s recipient of the award is:

Joshua S. Lemons

Zimmerman Memorial Award 

The Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program Achievement Award, as established by the graduating Class of 1978, is designed with the purpose of giving recognition to the graduating student whose attitude and personal character are most outstanding, and are in keeping with the accepted ideals of the turfgrass profession. This year’s recipient of the award is:

Joshua S. Lemons

Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council Scholarship

Each year, the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council (PTC) awards scholarships to outstanding graduating students in the 2-year and 4-year program. This year’s recipient of the award is:

Nicholas R. Riedman

Joseph M. Duich Scholarship 

The Joseph M. Duich endowment was established in 1990 to recognize the contribution of Joseph M. Duich throughout his long and distinguished career as a turfgrass scientist and educator. Each year the endowment presents a scholarship to one graduating student. This year’s recipient of the award is:

Adam C. Goedde


Congratulations again to all these students!