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Wiedmar Selected for 2012 S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award

Katie Wiedmar

EKU's PGA Golf Management program is pleased to announce that Katie Wiedmar has been selected as recipient of the S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award for 2011-2012. Weidmar is a senior Marketing, PGA Golf Management Option major from Louisville, Ky. She received the award at the PGA Golf Management spring awards banquet in April.

According to Tyler Caviness, PGA/GM Program Coordinator, "Katie was selected based on her academic achievements, her representation of the program and EKU, and her service to our program."  This summer and fall, she will intern at Winged Foot Golf Club, a private club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Program Director Kim Kincer said, "Katie Wiedmar will represent EKU and our PGA Golf Management program well as she begins her career in the golf industry. She was an excellent student and an outstanding role model for her peers in PGA Golf Management."

The award was established in Dr. Garner's name to honor her contributions to the program. Beginning with the 2010-11 academic year, an outstanding student in the PGA Golf Management program (traditionally a junior or senior) will be selected based on their academic achievement, community service, participation in events, and representation of EKU. The awardee receives a crystal trophy and their name is inscribed on a permanent plaque housed in the PGA Golf Management suite. 

An avid golfer herself, Dr. Garner retired as marketing faculty from EKU in 2009 following 25 years of dedicated service to her students, colleagues, and the University.

Contact Information

Mr. Tyler Caviness

Published on May 04, 2012

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