February 7, 2007
ASU receives donation from PGA
Augusta, GA - A ceremony recognizing the Professional Golf Association’s (PGA) $100,000 donation to Augusta State University, earmarked by former ASU golfer Vaughn Taylor for playing on America’s 36th Ryder Cup team, will be held Monday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. in the Jaguar Student Activities Center.
The PGA donation will fund a new wellness class that is a joint effort between the Hull College of Business and the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at ASU. The class, Golf: For Business and Life, will be a two-hour course designed specifically for golf instruction by PGA golf professionals and business leaders from the community.
“I’m thrilled to collaborate with the Hull College of Business on a project like this,” says Paula Dohoney, chair and associate professor of ASU’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Science.
Marc Miller, dean of the Hull College of Business, says, “This course will enable us to impart not only golf skill, but how to use golf as a networking and business tool. I believe that we will be able to show students how physical fitness and golf skills are an important part of the management of the modern firm.”
“I cannot thank Vaughn Taylor and the PGA Foundation enough for making this project possible. I hope that this can become a model for other courses and programs in the future,” adds Dean Miller.
For more information, call ASU’s Office of Public Relations and Publications at 706-737-1444.