Dan Strey, ISU graduate student and research associate received 3rd place in the national Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA) essay contest. The prize was a $1000 scholarship. Congratulations Dan!
The story from GCSAA is below:
Derek Pruyne, John Parvin, and Dan Strey, are winners of the 2013
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Student Essay
Open to GCSAA members who are undergraduate or graduate students
pursuing degrees in turfgrass science, agronomy or any field related to
golf course management, the GCSAA Essay Contest accepts entries with a
focus on golf course management. The scholarship funding is provided by
the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG) through the Robert Trent
Jones Endowment. The EIFG is GCSAA’s philanthropic organization.
Judges from the GCSAA Scholarship Committee select winners to receive
scholarships and the first place entry may be published or excerpted in
the association's official publication, GCM.
Pruyne, from State College, Pa., is a first-year graduate student at
Penn State University. He won the first place scholarship of $2,000 for
his essay: "Implications of Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on
Parvin, from White Lake Township, Mich., is a senior at Michigan
State University. With his paper "Golf Course Management, a Stimulating
Science," Parvin won the second place prize of $1,500 for the second
Strey, from Ames, Iowa, is in his first year of graduate school at
Iowa State University. He claimed the third place award of $1,000 for
his writing: "Alternatives to Synthetic Herbicides."
"Derek, John and Dan are wonderful examples of the industry’s
future," GCSAA President Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS, said. "We are proud to
honor their achievements on behalf of the GCSAA membership, and it will
be exciting to see where they go from here."
The picture below is of Dan at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing this summer. He attended the International Turfgrass Research meetings in July.