Nation’s golf course superintendents honor Monroe Miller

Monroe Miller, CALS alumnus and longtime supporter and advocate for the college’s turfgrass management program, will receive the 2009 Colonel John Morley Distinguished Service Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. The award is given to recognize outstanding, substantive and enduring contributions to the advancement of the golf course superintendent profession. Miller has overseen the turf at the Blackhawk Country Club for 36 years and has mentored more than 100 UW-Madison students as employees and interns during that time. It was largely through his efforts that the Wisconsin Turfgrass Association built the UW-Madison’s O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research and Education Facility. Miller is an emeritus member of the CALS Board of Visitors, former President of the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association and 1989 recipient of the CALS Honorary Recognition Award,