Zontek honored by Penn State with Endowment

By USGA Green Section
November 12, 2012

Zontek honored by Penn State with Endowment

On Aug. 28, 2012, the USGA, the golf and turfgrass industries along with the Penn State Turfgrass Program lost a dear friend and colleague, Stanley Zontek. To honor his contributions and love for Penn State, Pennsylvania Turfgrass Research, Inc. (PTRI) teamed with The Pennsylvania State University to create the Stanley J. Zontek Turfgrass Endowment.  

The $300,000 endowment, generated through fundraising efforts by volunteer turf professionals, provides critical financial support for Penn State faculty and students to perform research and provide solutions to turf problems in Pennsylvania and the U.S. "No graduate from the Penn State Turfgrass Program had a bigger impact on our industry, and no one has been a better ambassador for the program around the world than Stanley Zontek," said Jerred Golden, PTRI chairman. “Naming the endowment after Stanley will ensure that all of his contributions to the industry will live on through continued research and discovery."  

For more information about the Stanley J. Zontek Turfgrass Endowment, please contact Peter Landschoot at pjl1@psu.edu or 814.863.1017, or John Kaminski at jek156@psu.edu.  

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