2007 Recipient - Mr. Stanley Zontek
Stanley J. Zontek
Stanley J. Zontek, Director of the United States Golf Association (USGA) Green Section’s Mid-Atlantic region, has been chosen to receive the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. This award salutes the achievement of outstanding departmental alumni who have made a significant contribution to their profession.
Stan has served the USGA and the turfgrass management industry with enthusiasm and passion for over 36 years. He is noted as one of the most highly respected agronomists within the golf industry. Prior to his current position as Mid-Atlantic Director, he has also been the Director of the North Central and Northeastern Green Section regions. He also held the position as Northeastern agronomist. His distinguished service and contributions are recognized world-wide and he is frequently invited to speak at local, regional, national, and international turf conferences. Stan has received numerous awards within the golf associations. Stan has served on the editorial board for two books and trade journals and has authored over 90 technical articles for industry publications.