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MICHAEL DOSMANN NAMED KEEPER OF THE LIVING COLLECTIONS OF THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM

BOSTON, MA:  The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is pleased to announce that is has named Dr. Michael S. Dosmann as Keeper of the Living Collections, a rare and (nearly) singular honor bestowed by the institution.  Curator of the Living Collections at the Arboretum since 2007, Dr. Dosmann’s new title reflects his outstanding stewardship of…


ALUM OF THE MONTH

Name:  Emily Swihart Title and Company:  Design Specialist/Field Coordinator with Trees Forever Hometown:  New Liberty, Iowa Major and Graduation Date:  Horticulture, May 2007 Major Job/Position Responsibilities:  I am responsible for volunteer coordination in eastern Iowa, I managee our Trails Visioning Program and I am the landscape designer on staff with my work focusing on trail…


CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. CINDY HAYNES

Dr. Cindy Haynes has been selected to receive the 2017 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award.  Cindy will be officially honored at the Awards Ceremony during the 114th ASHS Annual Conference in Hawaii in September.  Congratulations Cindy!


GLOBAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: CHINA

Sixteen Global Resource Systems students studied how social, economic, and natural resource systems impact food and agriculture production, processing, and consumption during a two-week long study abroad course to China led by Mrs. Maggie Sprecher, Dr. Kevin Duerfeldt, and Dr. Shui-zhang Fei.  The class traveled from Beijing south through rural districts and finally ended in…


CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. WILLIAM GRAVES

Dr. William Graves has been selected to receive the 2017 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Outstanding Graduate Education Award.  Bill will be officially honored at the Awards Ceremony during the 114th ASHS Annual Conference in Hawaii in September.  Congratulations Bill!


ALUM OF THE MONTH MATTHEW HEARD

Name:  Matthew Heard Title and Company:  I am a Buyer at Green Circle Growers in Oberlin, Ohio Hometown:  Aledo, Illinois Major and Graduation Date:  My Major was Horticulture with an option in Greenhouse Production & Management.  I graduated in May 2009. Major Job/Position Responsibilities:  I am in charge of:  MPS – a sustainability program, the…


ALUM OF THE MONTH THURSTON BREWER

Name:  Thurston Brewer Title and Company:  Assistant Director, Athletic Turf & Grounds Management – University of Memphis Athletics Hometown:  Des Moines, Iowa Major and Graduation Date:  B.S. – Horticulture with an Emphasis in Turfgrass Management.  December 2004 Major Job/Position Responsibilities:  We are responsible for the upkeep of our Athletic complex which sits almost 75 acres. …


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