Golf News for Monday, March 31, 2014 | Charity

Keiser University College of Golf tees up for Marine Corps scholarships

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) has always been dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, so the university eagerly participated in the 2014 Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Charity Golf Tournament recently held at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Keiser University COGSM sponsored a four-man team — comprised of staff and faculty members John McMurry, Dr. Eric Wilson, Brian Hughes, and Ken Martin — who successfully scored second-place at the event. The men shot a 12-under-par 60 and won $250 in a special 'bazooka' golf-ball firing, which they immediately donated back to the Scholarship Foundation.

"Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management is a strong supporter of our nation's military, and we're very proud to have taken part in this year's Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Charity Golf Tournament," says John McMurry, Vice President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. "Veterans currently make up about 25 percent of our student population at Keiser University COGSM so we understand the unique needs that many our veterans' families face. As a result, we work hard to accommodate our nation's veterans through a variety of scholarships and assistance programs that support them in obtaining a high-quality education for the golf industry."

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children and gives special focus to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat, or who have demonstrated financial need. Since its founding in 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 30,000 scholarships valued at more than $80 million. During the recent 2013-2014 academic year, the Scholarship Foundation awarded more than $6.6 million in scholarships to 2,040 students. For information or donations, visit www.mcsf.org

Keiser University COGSM degree in Golf Management prepares students for a wide variety of positions in the golf industry. In this program, students are prepared to provide golf instruction, manage golf course operations, ensure appropriate maintenance of golf facilities and equipment, as well as integrate the play of golf into the broader hospitality and recreation domain. Keiser University COGSM's Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree (with a concentration in golf management) focuses on the managerial and business aspects of a career in golf. The curriculum supports an expanded professional role of sports managers and graduates of associate degree programs in golf, hospitality, fitness, sports, recreation and other related fields.

For information on attending Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management, contact the College of Golf campus at 1860 Fountainview Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; online at www.CollegeofGolf.KeiserUniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.

About Keiser University:
Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students pursuing doctoral through associate degrees on 17 campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,500 staff and faculty. Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

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