Garner Student Excellence Award Recipient Named

photo of Katie Wiedmar

Katie Wiedmar, Louisville, a senior PGA golf management major at Eastern Kentucky University, received the 2011-12 S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award at the PGA Golf Management spring awards banquet in April.

“Katie was selected based on her academic achievements, her representation of the program and EKU and her service to our program,” said PGA/PGM program coordinator Tyler Caviness. This summer and fall, Wiedmar will intern at Winged Foot Golf Club, a private club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Kim Kincer, program director, said: “Katie Weidmar will represent EKU and our PGA Golf Management Program well as she begins her career in the golf industry. She was an excellent student and an outstanding role model for her peers in PGA Golf Management.”

The award was established in Garner’s name to honor her contributions to the program. Beginning with the 2010-11 academic year, an outstanding student, traditionally a junior or senior, in the PGA Golf Management program will be selected based on academic achievement, community service, participation in events and representation of EKU. The recipient is awarded a crystal trophy, and a plaque inscribed with the honoree’s name is permanently housed in the PGA Golf Management suite.

After 25 years of service to her students, colleagues and the university, Dr. Garner, an avid golfer, retired as EKU marketing faculty in 2009.

Published on May 11, 2012