Welcome Alumni!

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Become a Friend of Turfgrass Management

What are the benefits of becoming a member? The purpose of establishing Friends of Turfgrass Management is to increase and foster communication and involvement between WSU, alumni, and friends. This self-sustaining association will also encourage fund-raising among members and friends for the benefit of turf majors through scholarships and grants. Members will also manage accrued assets and provide volunteer leadership in support of the WSU turf management program’s vision and goals. Members will receive a regular newsletter with the latest turf program news and events, as well as access to a member-restricted contact list for communication purposes. Other Friends activities will include an ‘alumni of the year’ award, and annual golf tournaments at WSU’s premier Palouse Ridge Golf Club and other courses throughout the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, please contact Todd Lupkes, superintendent at WSU’s Palouse Ridge Golf Club (B.S. ’92) or Bill Johnston, Professor in WSU’s Turfgrass Management program.

Alumni Spotlights

A Tribute to the King

For 30 years, Extension educator Roy Goss worked to establish the first research and Extension programs in turfgrass sciences in the state. Washington State University honored hat work and the man behind it by naming the primary turfgrass farm at Puyallup in his honor.

More Alumni Spotlights

Listen to Shane Hughes and Marcus Harness discuss the turf program at WSU in this new video on YouTube.

Here’s another, listen to what Turf alum Joe Hill has to say about his WSU education experience.

WSU Alumna Boldly Blazes Trail in Turfgrass Management Industry

WSU alumna Jennifer Camp (Turfgrass Management, ’98), the new Parks and Open Spaces Superintendent for Liberty Lake, Washington, decided when she was 16 she was going to go for a lot of “firsts” in her life.