Educator of the Year Archives - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Educator of the Year

Meet Reese Nelson, Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2023

Reese Nelson, Ph.D., a horticulture professor at Brigham Young University – Idaho, has been named the Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2023 by the NALP Foundation. Nelson spent his undergrad at BYU – Provo and earned his advanced degrees at BYU – Idaho. Nelson is actively involved in NALP, spending his time coaching the […]

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In Memoriam: Dan Stearns

Dan Stearns, professor emeritus of landscape contracting at Penn State University, passed away on Nov. 6, 2021, at the age of 70. Stearns was an NALP Trailblazer and received NALP’s Educator of the Year award in 2019. Stearns earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State and his master’s degree at North Carolina State University. Before […]

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