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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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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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Meet Darrell Bley, the Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2020

Darrell Bley, curator and horticulture instructor at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, received more than 16 letters of recommendation from former students, colleagues, and industry leaders for the title of Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2020. In those letters, there were many reoccurring statements, including the fact Bley is the first to arrive […]

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Greg Jolley Named Outstanding Educator of the Year

On, March 18, at the closing ceremonies of the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation announced the recipient of its Outstanding Educator of the Year Award – Greg Jolley, associate professor of the Plant and Wildlife Sciences in the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University, in Provo. Jolley joined […]

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