In 2002, Thomas Lonsbury — an avid golfer and member of the Information and Telecommunication Systems Management Advisory Board — suggested that the board establish a scholarship for outstanding ITS students and fund it with the proceeds of a golf classic. The Board agreed and promptly named Lonsbury chair of the Advisory Board Thomas Lonsbury Scholarship Golf Classic.
Lonsbury chaired the event until his death in 2012. That year’s tournament was the first to be called the Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic. Advisory Board member Garon Gentzel has taken over leadership of the event, which continues to be a successful fundraiser.
During the 2017 ITS Day awards banquet the Advisory Board had the pleasure of awarding two outstanding students the Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship. Please join us in congratulating AJ Hudak and Ryan Kemper as the recipients of the 2017 Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship. This is the fourth time since the inception of the scholarship fund that we presented two awards in the same year. This would not be possible without your generous support and that of over 150 annual contributors to our fund. The ITS Advisory Board thanks you for your support.
Proceeds from our event benefit the students of Ohio University J. Warren McClure School of Information & Telecommunication Systems. In the past 15 years, we have built an endowed fund of over $150,000 and presented 18 scholarships to worthy Ohio University ITS students. The students’ success depends on you! Whether you are a past tournament player, or a new potential sponsor or player, your participation will help provide support to a deserving ITS student. For details on the 2016 classic, go to http://ow.ly/TlEmt.
Mark your calendars for this year! The 2017 Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, September 21st, at the Athens Country Club.
2017 Event Itinerary:
Thursday, September 21st:
- Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament – Athens Country Club
- Flight 1 – 8am shotgun start
- Flight 2 – 12:45pm shotgun start
- Reception, banquet and awards – Ohio University Inn patio
- 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Please click to register or make payment as a participant or sponsor: Registration web site
2017 Tournament Chair and ITS Advisory Board Member
Revisit images from the 2016 event on Flickr at 2016 Lonsbury Scholarship Golf Classic