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Outstanding Students Recognized in Turfgrass Management and Forest Technology

Posted: May 8, 2015

The Ag Alumni Society recognized Morgan Robins with the Outstanding Golf Course Turfgrass Management Student Award, a two-year professional certificate program, and Aaron Lewis with the Outstanding Forest Technology Student Award, a two-year academic major offered at Penn State Mont Alto.

The Ag Alumni Society recognized outstanding students in Golf Course Turfgrass Management, a two-year professional certificate program, and Forest Technology, a two-year academic major offered at Penn State Mont Alto.

Morgan Robins, of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, received the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program Award. Robins graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in turfgrass management and worked at Legacy Ridge Golf Club. As part of the Penn State program, he completed an internship at the Capilano Golf and Country Club, where he will return following graduation to become environmental coordinator. His goal is to become a golf course superintendent.

Aaron Lewis, of Hillsgrove, received the Forest Technology Program Award. Lewis will graduate from Penn State Mont Alto with an associate degree in Forest Technology and will continue his education next fall at the baccalaureate level in the College of Agricultural Sciences, with a dual major in BioRenewable Systems and Forest Ecosystem Management.

At the Mont Alto campus, Lewis has been president of the Forestry Club, a member of the soccer team and a member of the Woodsmen Team, which competes at the club-sport level. He is also this year's student representative on the Forest Technology Advisory Board. Last summer, he worked on a U.S. Forest Service trail crew on the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire.