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Meet Jim Funai, Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2022

Jim Funai, Ph.D., plant science and landscape technology professor at Cuyahoga Community College, has been named the Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2022 by NALP’s Foundation. Funai attended The Ohio State University and was studying engineering at first because he didn’t know there were career paths in the landscape industry. After searching for some […]

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Brigham Young University – Provo Retains Winning Trophy at 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition

At the end of the 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) on March 19, 2022, students from across the country were fired up about the lawn and landscape industry. During the closing ceremony, Doug Halsey, chair for NCLC, noted the energy and camaraderie that he had seen throughout the week. He thanked the host school […]

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Students Show Off Their Grit During 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition

On Friday, March 18, 2022, students from 43 schools scattered across North Carolina State University’s campus in Raleigh, North Carolina, to compete in 31 different industry events as part of the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC). “It’s just like taking a car for a test drive,” says Doug Halsey, chair of NCLC. “There’s no commitment […]

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Top Companies Connect with Industry’s Brightest Students During 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition  

It’s been two years since the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) was held in person and the excitement has been tangible. Hosted at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, the 46th NCLC officially kicked off on March 17. During the opening ceremony, several different leaders in the industry passed on their advice to […]

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Schools Beautify Campuses With Landscaping Team Projects

Although this year’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) was held virtually, students still had the opportunity to gather and get their hands dirty by participating in an optional team project. Schools could select a physical community or campus landscape project to work on and Brigham Young University – Idaho, Michigan State University and Eastern Kentucky […]

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Meet Cathie Lavis, Outstanding Educator of the Year

Cathie Lavis, Ph.D., professor and extension specialist of landscape management for Kansas State University has been named the Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2021. Lavis has been teaching at Kansas State since 1990, starting as a graduate student. She has been described as passionate, driven and persistent. Lavis is always incorporating new teaching strategies […]

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Shasta College won the Team Spirit Photo Contest.
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45th NCLC Wraps, Team Competition Winners Named

The 45th National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) wrapped up last week and more than 1,000 people participated in the event including 600 students from 40 schools and 347 industry professionals. This was the second year NCLC was not held in-person due to the pandemic, but this did not stop students and professionals from networking, attending […]

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What to Know About the 2021 National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Registration for the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) is now open. This year’s event will take place virtually from March 15 – 19, 2021. “Though we are not in-person, we still have a very robust event that will incorporate a lot of the elements that make the in-person event so fantastic,” says Jenn Myers, senior […]

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Three for Three – NALP Foundation Scholarship Recipients Share Their Thoughts

This year the traditional National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) was canceled due to COVID-19. One important part of NCLC is the annual scholarship reception, sponsored by STIHL. This year the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation awarded 85 scholarships totaling more than $115,000. To view the full list of 2020 scholarship recipients, click here. Although […]

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Brigham Young University Wins NCLC

Brigham Young University – Provo is the winner of NALP’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition, and Tyler Gilson of Michigan State University is the first-place student. Sixty-one teams battled it out, March 15-18, in 29 competitions in Provo, Utah, in events like arboriculture, hardscape installation, wood construction, plant identification, sales presentation, exterior/interior design, irrigation troubleshooting, skid […]

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