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Graduation

At the end of the 18-months, students are recognized in front of friends and family at a formal graduation ceremony held on the Penn State campus.

Successful completion of the Penn State Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program is an accomplishment that we take very seriously. For this reason, we encourage all graduating students to invite their friends and family to celebrate this accomplishment.

An average of 200 faculty, friends, family, and industry representatives attend the graduation ceremony at the Nittany Lion Inn on the Penn State campus.  The day starts out with group and individual photos at the Nittany Lion Shrine and ends with the presentation of the Certificate by the Dean of the College of Agriculture.

Another special component of the annual graduation ceremony is the involvement of the graduating class in planning the event. Students are in charge of selecting the menu for the event as well as the inviting a guest speaker from the golf course industry.

Above: Graduate images from the 2009 graduating class