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Fred Brand, Jr. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

This page presents information on the Fred Brand, Jr. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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 in Undergraduate Teaching are listed below.

*2007-08 Robert Novack, Edward Glantz, Frank Chelko
*2006-07 Marilyn Blanco, Jennifer Chang Coupland, Tim Simin
*2005-06 Norman Aggon, David Huff, Jeffery Sharp
2004-05 Karl Muller
2003-04 Jack Stevens
2002-03 Augustus Colangelo
2001-02 Charles Smith
2000-01 Abdullah Yavas
1999-2000 Jeffery Sharp
1998-99 Charles Smith
1997-98 Andrew Bergstein
1996-97 Benjamin Henzey
1995-96 Lisa Williams Walton
1994-95 Holly Lewis
1993-94 Robert Novack
1992-93 James B. Thomas
1991-92 Jeffery Sharp
1990-91 Charles Smith
1989-90 Dennis Gioia
1988-89 Benjamin Henzey
1987-88 John Coyle
1986-87 John Coyle
1985-86 Michael Bougon
1984-85 Joseph Cavinato
1983-84 Milton Bergstein
1982-83 Edward Reutzel
1981-82 Stewart Bither
1980-81 No Award
1979-80 Joseph Bradley
1978-79 Joseph Cavinato
1977-78 John Coyle
1976-77 Milton Bergstein
1975-76 John Coyle
1974-75 Benjamin Henzey
1973-74 Robert Pitts
1972-73 Roger Pfaffenberger

* In addition to winning the Brand Award, these individuals also received support from the Dillwyn P. Paiste, III Award.