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2017 Summer Conference

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED for the 2017 School of Grounds Management Summer Conference taking place July 24-25 in Charlotte, NC!

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PGMS Announces Donna Hibbs as CGM #169

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Donna Hibbs, CGM, director of landscaping and grounds at the Masonic Homes of Kentucky in Louisville, has become the 169th grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program.
PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Hibbs: I am so proud of where […]

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Texas A&M University Honored with Prestigious PGMS Accreditation

Texas A&M University (managed by SSC-Services for Education) was granted a 2-star Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation as awarded by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), it was announced by Accreditation Facilitator Joe Jackson, CGM.
“From the meeting with the Grounds Management Leadership Team, it was clear that they possess many of the right skill sets […]

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Brett McNish Becomes 168th CGM

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Brett McNish, CGM, supervisory horticulturist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. has become the 168th grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program.
PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
McNish: The CGM distinction adds a level of integrity and seriousness to the […]

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PGMS Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced its 2017 collegiate scholarship recipients. PGMS wishes the recipients well in the future. We hope the scholarship opens doors to additional opportunities in their pursuit of being a green industry professional.
Get to know this year’s recipients:
Peyton South of Kansas State University was sponsored by Dr. Cathie Lavis and […]

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PGMS Releases “A Guide to Grounds Management Best Practices”

Forest Hill, MD (February 6, 2017) – The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has released to its members “A Guide to Grounds Management Best Practices.” This guide will serve as a primary source of best practices in the green industry, including examples of specific practices and advice on how to implement them.
This publication suggests and […]

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Penn State University Receives Landscape Award

The Pennsylvania State University has been recognized with a 4-star Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation award as presented by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), announced John Doiron, President, PGMS.
The highest honor a campus can receive in this dynamic peer review program, the PGMS accreditation analyzes social, economic, and environmental responsibilities including a rigorous review […]

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Joell Bassett Becomes 167th CGM

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Joell Bassett, CGM of Abingdon, Va. has become the 167th grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program. Bassett currently serves as the Grounds Manager at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Va.
PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Bassett: I have been […]

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PGMS Announces 4 New CGMs!

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced four newly designated CGMs; CGM #161 Andrew Moran, CGM of Venetia, Pa., CGM #162 Claudia Kent, CGM of Haverford, Pa., CGM #163 Joe Kovolyan, CGM of Tacoma, Wa., and CGM #164 Randy Haffling, CGM of Bethlehem, Pa. Read on to learn more about these determined Grounds Managers […]

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Western Michigan University Receives Landscape Accreditation

Western Michigan University was granted a 4-star Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation as awarded by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), it was announced by accreditation facilitator Joe Jackson, CGM.
“Western Michigan University presented its case for the Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation Program in exemplary fashion. The Landscape Services Division was well organized and had […]

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