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Host School BYU – Provo Wins 48th National Collegiate Landscape Competition

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NALP CEO Britt Wood summed up the 48th National Collegiate Landscape Competition, presented by NALP and powered by STIHL, in one word: “Awesome.”

During the closing ceremony on March 16, 2024, Wood thanked the host school, Brigham Young University – Provo, as well as the many industry partners, including elite partners Aspire, Caterpillar, Stanley Black & Decker and STIHL.

Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager for STIHL Inc., presented the social media award to Gerald Burgner with Texas A&M University, while North Carolina State University won the #RealSTIHL Spirit Award for the second time in a row.

Phelps shared his closing thoughts, stressing to students that every obstacle is an opportunity and failure simply means you tried.

Jenn Myers, executive director of the NALP Foundation and senior director of workforce development, shared about the 77 scholarships awarded during the NALP Foundation Scholarship Reception. She also announced the 2024 Outstanding Educator of the Year and the Kevin Keho Student Leader of the Year.

This year’s Outstanding Educator of the Year is Daniel Greenwell with Piedmont Technical College and the Kevin Kehoe Student Leader is Emily Galloway with Piedmont Technical College. Both winners were completely unaware they had nominated each other.

The three superstars are Caleb Kautz with Cuyahoga Community College in first place, Christian Schloegel with College of DuPage in second place, and Henry Holmes with University of Massachusetts – Amherst in third place.

The top 10 schools for the 48th NCLC are listed below.

  1. Brigham Young University
  2. Cuyahoga Community College
  3. Colorado State University
  4. Brigham Young University – Idaho
  5. Michigan State University
  6. Penn State
  7. Mississippi State University
  8. Kansas State University
  9. North Carolina State University
  10. Virginia Tech

Next year’s NCLC will be hosted at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, on March 19-22, 2025.

For the full final results, go to

Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the senior content manager for NALP.