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In Memoriam: Glenn Jacobsen

Glenn Jacobsen passed away on Jan. 8, 2024, at the age of 65, after a battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. Jacobsen founded Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction in 1979 and was president of NALP in 2013. Like many others in the industry, Jacobsen got his start mowing neighborhood lawns. He built his Midland Park, New […]

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In Memoriam: Barbara Scheibe

Barbara Ann Scheibe, former executive director of the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association, passed away on Sept. 24, 2023, at the age of 79. Scheibe married her high school sweetheart, Marshall Scheibe, on January 11, 1964. After having two daughters, she earned her LPN degree from Alverno College in 1971, her RN degree in 1983 from […]

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In Memoriam: Kevin Kehoe

Kevin Kehoe, founder of Aspire Software, passed away on Sept. 30, 2022, at the age of 67. He had been battling Stage 4 colorectal cancer since 2014. Kehoe was recently named the 2022 Lifetime Leadership Award recipient for his work mentoring numerous landscape professionals throughout his career. He earned a BA from the State University […]

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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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In Memoriam: Janet Henderson Cole

Janet Henderson Cole passed away on Sept. 27, 2021, at the age of 62 after a long battle with breast cancer. Cole was a retired Regents Professor Emeritus from Oklahoma State University (OSU). As a valued NALP member, Cole served as the Educator representative on the International Certification Council (ICC) from 2015–2021 and was a […]

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