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NRM Golf Outing Provides Enjoyment for Participants, Funds for Students


Three generations of the Reasner family - from left, Bill, Brett (assistant dean of natural resources management at Penn College) and Connor - form a foursome with teammate John Engel.Participants in the ninth annual School of Natural Resources Management Scholarship Golf Outing recently enjoyed a near-perfect day at the White Deer Golf Course.

Sunshine andan unseasonably cool breeze provided the ideal atmosphereat the 18-hole challenge course. Forty golfers participated in the scholarship fundraising event on Wednesday, July 8 14 of them current or retired Penn College employees. Door prizes were awarded to many of the participants, as well as skill prizes for the various winning teams and individual players.

As a member of the winning team, Mike Rae casts a long shadow.The first-place team was Arby’s of Williamsport, comprising college employees Mike Rae, Bryan Waltz, Matt Haile and Rich Manny. Coming in second was Volvo Construction Equipment, playing with only three team members: David Loveland, Kellan Lowe and Wayne Tomlinson; andin third-place was Team Cunningham (Penn College’s Jim Cunningham, Marc Bridgens, Ron Miller and Tom Gregory).

Competition was strong for the winners of the skill prizes.

The prize for longest drive was awarded to Angelo Leone. Prizes for “closest to the pin” were: Bridgens, hole 6;Connor Reasner, hole 8; and Bill Reasner, hole 17.

Teaming up for Young Industries are, from left, Wayne Longbrake, former dean of natural resources management%3B John Cerkvenik%3B Dean Barto and John Young.Wayne R. Longbrake, retired dean of natural resources management, received the skill prize for being closest to the pin on the 14th hole. The win was particularly satisfying because it was his vision years ago to organize thetournament in order to contribute to student scholarships within the school.

The golf outing has raised more than $36,000 for the Natural Resources Management Endowed Scholarship Fund, which has grown to more than $52,000. Since the 2005-06 academic year, scholarships have been awarded to students in horticulture, forest technology, electric power generation technology and heavy equipment technology.

Photos by Melissa M. Stocum, coordinator of matriculation and retention for the School of Natural Resources Management

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