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ERIC Number: EJ800850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-29
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Charting a New Course
Matthews, Frank J.; Matthews, Joan Morgan
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v25 n8 p32-34 May 2008
This article features the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), which becomes the first historically Black university (HBCU) to receive a PGA Professional Golf Management Program. The PGA/PGM[TM] University Program is a four-and-a-half-year structured college curriculum for aspiring PGA professionals. The educational program is accredited by The PGA of America and includes extensive classroom studies, internship experience and player development, providing students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the golf industry. Dr. Thelma B. Thompson, president of UMES, said she was proud of her staff for helping her carry out one of her most important goals for the university, which is to involve the university with the sport of golf. She wants her students to be able to take advantage of the opportunities available within the $76 billion golf industry, regardless of their ethnicity or gender.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland