May 21, 2010
WOOSTER, Ohio, May 21 - Beau Mastrine, director of campus
grounds at The College of Wooster, has successfully completed the Professional
Grounds Management Society’s rigorous Certified Grounds Manager program,
becoming just the 128th person in the United States to do so.
In order to earn the Certified Grounds Manager designation,
candidates must first meet certain standards of professional education and
on-the-job experience, then successfully complete a two-part examination
administered by the PGMS. The exam covers topics ranging from trees, turf
grass, irrigation, insects, and diseases, to budgets, finance, and management.
Mastrine has been director of campus grounds for six years,
and has worked at the college for 12 years in all.
Founded in 1911, the Professional Grounds Management Society
is an organization of grounds professionals dedicated to advancing the
profession through education and professional development.
The College of Wooster is an independent liberal arts
college, nationally recognized for an innovative curriculum that emphasizes
mentored, independent research. Each Wooster senior works one-on-one with a
faculty adviser to create an original research project, written work,
performance or art exhibit. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately
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