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Golf enterprise management students work at national conference

March 6, 2012

Six UW-Stout golf enterprise management students gained hands-on experience last week in Las Vegas.

They helped run a golf outing for the National Golf Course Owners Association during the NGCOA annual conference. They also attended the Golf Industry Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center and helped promote UW-Stout’s program via an information booth at the show.

The students are Kyle Christian, of Cascade; Brett Drier, of Appleton; Lukas Dreger, of Eagle River; Erin La Haye, of Green Bay; Shawn Quella, of Appleton; and Collin Ronayne, of Fond du Lac. They were recognized by the NGCOA at the convention.

It was the second year UW-Stout students helped with the NGCOA golf outing. NGCOA has more than 5,200 members representing 18,000 courses. The GEM program is endorsed by the association, according to Kris Schoonover, GEM professor and program director. Schoonover and GEM instructor Howie Samb also attended the conference.

The GEM program at UW-Stout has about 200 students, online and on campus, who take classes on various aspects of course management, course design and marketing. The program is part of the School of Hospitality Leadership, which is in the College of Management.


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