Published on January 5, 2022
As a leader in public horticulture, Mike Monterusso has a satisfying career that also allows him to dig in the dirt when needed.
During his horticulture career, Ren developed people, management, and business skills that could be used anywhere
Published on November 23, 2021
Ren Vande Guchte used his horticulture degree to work at and then eventually own an international flower bulb and perennial wholesale company.
Published on September 30, 2021
She followed her Horticulture passion and has a satisfying career path.
Published on August 5, 2021
Her work combines her favorite areas of horticulture: production, plant breeding and seed production.
Published on June 22, 2021
Using his B.S. degree in Horticulture, Tim has traveled around the world collecting tree seeds and enjoys managing the Arboretum's collection of trees and shrubs.
Published on April 2, 2021
Peter Rigan's work is exciting because each season in the vineyards is different.
MSU alum Dr. Jennifer Brown is now the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education at U.C.-Riverside
Published on February 5, 2021
After earning her Ph.D. in Horticulture at MSU, Jennifer Brown has had a full and thriving career in higher education.
Published on January 11, 2021
Dan Hinkley has collected seed and studied plants all over the world.
Published on December 8, 2020
George Van Atta celebrates more than 40 years as owner of Van Atta's Greenhouse and Flower Shop in Haslett, Michigan.
Emily is the Director of Education and Certification at the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association
Published on October 23, 2020
Emily enjoys staying up-to-date on all aspects of the horticulture industry and supporting all sectors of our great Green Industry.
Published on August 19, 2020
Brittney Kee graduated from Michigan State in 2010 with a B.S. degree in Horticulture. She is now a full-time agriculture educator and owns her own florist business.
Published on June 3, 2020
Josh Niuewsma graduated from Michigan State in Spring of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture, concentrated on Landscape Design, Construction, and Management and also with an IAT certificate in Lawn and Landscape Management.
Published on April 27, 2020
Wendy Kloostra graduated as a Master's student in Spring of 2008 and now uses her passion for horticulture to teach at Ohio State University.
Published on February 1, 2020
Ben Harcey graduated in Spring of 2016 and now oversees over 1,200 clients annually at Designs by Sundown.
Published on October 13, 2019
Shujun Ou recently graduated from Michigan State in December of 2018 with a PhD in Plant Genetics and Evolutionary Biology. We asked him a few questions about what he has been up to since graduating.
Published on September 6, 2019
Matthew Ross graduated from Michigan State in May 2006 with a degree in Horticultural Science and went on to receive a Master's with an emphasis on Landscape Design Construction Management.
Published on April 26, 2019
After graduating three years ago, Bethany Troy enjoys her job back on Michigan State's campus as a Perennial Garden Manager at our gardens.
Published on February 12, 2019
Susie Raker-Zimmerman graduated with a B.S. degree in Horticulture from MSU and now runs a 12-acre greenhouse facility with over 200 employees.