This week Marty Parish joins NCSU as the manager of the Lake Wheeler Field Lab in Raleigh.
Marty originally graduated from NC State with a degree in psychology, but the talent and expertise he demonstrated working at North Carolina golf courses as an undergraduate prompted his superintendent to urge him to go for a degree in turfgrass science. That he eventually did, at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and is now back home on Wolfpack soil. That suits him just fine.
"I'm excited to be a part of the turfgrass program here at NCSU. It is a very great feeling to be associated with such fantastic faculty/staff, and I want to give them a top notch field lab and all the support they need."