New Turf. Walter Bonvell, the University’s grounds foreman, was recently elected to the board of the 1,200-member Professional Grounds Management Society. Most members hail from colleges, parks and municipalities, and participate in events such as irrigation workshops or turf management classes. Bonvell earned accolades from the society in 2000 when it awarded the University second-place for having the best grounds.
“This organization gives me the opportunity to become a better individual in what I do as a grounds foreman,” Bonvell says. “I learn from other people how they run their grounds.”