Penn State Brandywine, formerly Penn State Delaware County, has been awarded a 2007 Green Star Honor Award by the Professional Grounds Management Society. This award brings national recognition to the campus for grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence.

Penn State Brandywine received this award in the University and College Grounds category, and only four other colleges and universities were selected in this category: The College of Wooster, University of Virginia, Texas Tech University, and Texas Woman's University. Charles Daly, head groundskeeper at Penn State Brandywine, received the award at the Professional Grounds Management Society's 35th Annual Awards Banquet and Reception in Louisville, KY on October 27.

Campus Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska said earning the award was a great honor.

"The entire campus community should take pride in this award, which is a testament to the hard work and commitment to excellence exhibited by our grounds staff under the direction of Charles Daly," said Wisniewska. "Charles' landscape and design artistry has transformed the look of our campus. We receive many compliments from visitors about our beautiful campus, and this award is richly deserved by him and our dedicated grounds staff."

You can read more about this award and see some of the pictures that were submitted with the nomination  at the following website:  Click here to view all the photos submitted with the nomination. These photos reflect the many challenges the campus has faced as well as the beautiful enhancements the campus has made.