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NRM Golf Event Marks Decade of Student Support

The rest of Team Reasner looks on as Connor hits the ball Members of Team Caterpillar, Harrisburg District, from left: Jeff Friedrich, Doug Wetzel, Mark Wilkinson and Deb Zundel Comprising one of the day's foursomes were, from left, Don O. Praster, dean of industrial and engineering technologies; Robb C. Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation; and Bruce Mackay and Jim Dolan, of Schramm Inc.The 10th annual School of Natural Resources Management Golf Outing dawned cloudy and wet, but, as participants started play, the rain stopped and a great day of competition began on the 18-hole Challenge course at the White Deer Golf Complex. Sixty golfers participated in the scholarship fundraising event on July 14, 16 of them current or retired college employees. Door prizes were awarded, as were prizes for various teams and individuals. Skill prizes were awarded for the players who were closest to the pin on certain holes: Matt Haile, No. 17; Connor Reasner, No. 14; Dean Barto, No. 8; and Damien Wheeland, No. 6. Bryan Waltz won for the longest drive on No. 3. Cash prizes were awarded to the top three teams: Woodlands Bank (Peter Sides, Bill Keiser, Andy Baker and John Engel), first place; last year’s winners, Arby’s of Williamsport (Mike Rae, Waltz, Haile and Dan Bennett), second; and an open team of John Young, Dean Barto, Damien Wheeland and Wayne Longbrake (former dean of natural resources management), third. More than $5,000 was raised during the event. To date, the golf outing has raised more than $40,000 for the Natural Resources Management Endowed Scholarship Fund, which has grown to more than $57,000. Since the 2005-06 academic year, scholarships have been awarded to students in horticulture, forest technology, onsite power generation and heavy construction equipment technology. Photos by Brett A. Reasner, assistant dean of natural resources management