Director, 1992-2004

George was responsible for the coordination of Penn State's turfgrass research facilities and served as Director of the Two-Year Golf Course Turfgrass Management Technical Program. He taught courses in cultural turfgrass management and golf course specifications, construction, and renovation. He conducted research in turfgrass management and developed and evaluated new technologies for the turfgrass industry.

George was a dedicated member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council. He provided leadership to PTC over many years, generously contributing his talents, knowledge and resources to their educational efforts. In 2000 he was the recipient of PTC's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. He had been involved in Penn State's turfgrass program since 1982 where he was equally celebrated, having been honored in 1998 with the creation of the endowed George W. Hamilton, Jr., Graduate Fellowship in Turfgrass Science. His professional honors also included Innovator of the Year by the Northeast Weed Science Society in 1994 and 1997 and the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence in 1996.

Equally noteworthy and valued are the memories George created among all who knew him for his positive outlook, innovation, and commitment to students and the turfgrass industry.