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Four golf management students help at national conference

February 11, 2013

Four UW-Stout students were California dreamin’ last week. The four, all golf enterprise management majors, were invited to work at the National Golf Course Owners Association annual conference and golf industry show in San Diego.

The students were involved in several capacities at the five-day event, at the request of the NGCOA. They helped coordinate a golf outing and helped facilitate speakers. They also worked at a UW-Stout booth at the trade show.

NGCOA attendees included, from left, Assistant Professor Kris Schoonover, Colin Ronayne, Alexandra Westman, College of Management Dean Abel Adekola, Cody Pitz and Jason Diekfuss. The students are Jason Diekfuss, of Fennimore; Cody Pitz, of Valders; Colin Ronayne, of Fond du Lac; and Alexandra Westman, of Minneapolis.

Also representing UW-Stout were Kris Schoonover, assistant professor and GEM online program director; Heidi Rabeneck, assistant program manager; and Abel Adekola, dean of the College of Management.

This is the third straight year the NGCOA, which has more than 5,200 members representing 18,000 courses, invited UW-Stout GEM students to work at the event. The GEM program is endorsed by the association.

GEM program students 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.

The program is the only one of its kind in the UW System. For more information, click here.

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