Vittum Honored by Stockbridge Alumni Turf Group

Pat Vittum

Pat Vittum, professor of turf entomology in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and interim director of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, was honored for her dedicated service to the turf industry on May 12 by the Stockbridge Alumni Turf Group (ATG) at its 10th annual Joseph Troll Turf Classic at the Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, N.Y.

More than 200 people from New England and the mid-Atlantic region representing the turf industry attended the event.

“It was a great day and evening, with several moving speeches from folks who have interacted closely with Pat through her 34 years at the university,” said Wes Autio, director of the Stockbridge School.

In the tradition of previous honorees, Steve Goodwin, dean of the College of Natural Sciences, presented Vittum with a replica of a Norman Rockwell painting.