Selkirk College, Attn: Gerry Lettner
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
In 1976, I introduced a Turfgrass Studies diploma program at Fairview College (Fairview, AB). It was the first comprehensive post-secondary program of its kind available in western Canada. During my 32-year career, I advanced and expanded the Turfgrass educational curriculum and the profession of “golf course superintendent.” In 2006, the CGSA recognized my dedication by awarding me the John B. Steel Distinguished Service Award.
In 2008, I moved from Fairview to Jasper, AB where I live with my wife Alice. In the fall of 2008 I began working with Selkirk College and subsequently converted their existing Turfgrass curriculum into materials for online delivery. I saw this as a fantastic opportunity to introduce new curriculum into the Golf Club Operations online certificate program.