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Fred Brand, Jr. Award for Excellence as a Graduate Teaching Assistant

This page presents information on the Fred Brand, Jr. Award for Excellence as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Fred Brand, Jr. '32 was an agent with Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, and later became a partner in the insurance business. He was a distinguished member in the insurance business, having qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table for over fifty years.

In addition, Brand served as Lieutenant Commander in the Navy in World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was also a member of the Board of Directors at Allegheny General Hospital, member of the Royal Order of Jesters, and served in other civic charitable organizations. He received Penn State's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1962. While a student at Penn State, Brand was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma; Druids; Parmi Nous; Delta Sigma Pi; Lion's Paw; Golf; and Basketball. He also served as the Captain of the Golf team during his freshman and senior years, and Captain of the Basketball team during his senior year.

Despite a busy business career, Brand found ample time to devote to serving the game of golf. He was known as "Mr. Golf" in western Pennsylvania. He served as president of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association and The Pennsylvania Golf Association as well as the PGA National Golf Fund and the International Seniors. He began his golf career by winning the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Junior Championship in 1925 and 1927 and claimed the Western Pennsylvania Amateur Championship in 1927 and 1941. He was a member of the U.S.G.A. Executive Committee 1959 through 1969 and served 35 years on the PGA Advisory Board. He officiated at 30 U.S. Open golf tournaments, 37 Masters Tournaments, and 3 Ryder Cup Matches. His most memorable title was the U.S.G.A. Seniors Tournament victory in 1965. In 1988, he received the Distinguished Senior Award from the American Senior Golf Association. The Tri-State PGA honored him with its Distinguished Award in 1994. Fred's crowning achievement was in 1997, when he received the Bob Jones Award from the U.S.G.A.--the highest honor given by the U.S.G.A.--in recognition of his distinguished sportsmanship in golf.

Recipients of the Fred Brand, Jr. Award for Excellence as a Graduate Teaching Assistant are listed below.

2007-08 Dan Chiaburu
2006-07 Tom Robbins
2005-06 Hal White
2004-05 Kaan Kuzu
2003-04 Alan Jagolinzer
2002-03 Patricia Wollan
2001-02 Kirsten Grasshoff
2000-01 Torsten Ringberg
1999-2000 Glenn Christenson
1998-99 Brent Allred
1997-98 Dave Lepak
1996-97 James Fairbank
1995-96 Guiseppe Labianca
1994-95 Sherry Bowman
1993-94 Douglas E. Allen
1992-93 Charles L. Wildman
1991-92 Paul Fields
1990-91 Carol Fischer
1989-90 Timothy Rupert
1988-89 Dipankar Ghosh
1987-88 Tracy Rishel
1986-87 Sandra Nunan
1985-86 Robert Scannell, Jr.