Penn State College of Ag Sciences alumna, student recipients of Musser Award of Excellence

The Musser International Turfgrass Foundation has selected two recipients of its 2022 Musser Award of Excellence. Devon Carroll, a graduate of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, and Travis Russell, a doctoral candidate in the college, are co-honorees.

John Kaminski, director of the golf course turfgrass management program at Penn State, said the award is prestigious and highly competitive. If none of the applicants in a given year are considered exceptional enough, the award is not presented.

Carroll, of Thornhurst, is a doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee. She earned a bachelor’s degree in turfgrass science and a master’s in agronomy at Penn State. She also holds a master’s in agricultural leadership, education and communications from the University of Tennessee.

Russell, of Duncanville, Texas, is a doctoral candidate in turfgrass pathology. Russell received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in turfgrass science from the University of Arkansas.

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