The Board of
Directors of the ESAGCS is proud to announce that Dr. Peter Dernoeden is the
recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award. Among many of his colleagues and
Superintendents from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania, Dr. Pete
was presented this award at the ESAGCS Turf Conference held in November at the
Hyatt Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD.
Over the course of his career,
Dernoeden has received numerous honors for his contributions to turfgrass
science and to the golf industry. He was named a fellow in the American Society
of Agronomy in 2003 and in the Crop Science Society of America in 2007, the
same year in which he was recognized as an outstanding researcher by the
Northeastern Weed Science Society. In 2012, he received the Col. John Morley
Distinguished Service Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of
America, which is presented annually to an individual or individuals who have
made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the profession.
Dr. Dernoeden retired from the
University of Maryland in July 2013. He currently resides in Milton, Del. with
his wife Kathleen.