Every year, the MSU Student Horticulture Association participates in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) organized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). This event was formerly called the PLANET SCD.

Congratulations to the 2019 MSU NALP NCLC for Placing 5th in the Nation!

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MSU Student Horticulture Association Places Fifth in North America at NALP National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Michigan State University’s Student Horticulture Association landscape team participated in the 43rd Annual NALP NCLC in March. The event was hosted by Colorado State University in Fort Collins. The four-day event consisted of educational workshops, a career fair, and 29 competitive events which have been termed the Landscape Olympics. Team members competed against 844 students representing 64 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada. MSU once again made a strong showing finishing in fifth place.

The team was composed of students from the Department of Horticulture, The Department of Landscape Architecture, and the Institute of Agricultural Technology Landscape and Nursery Management Program. Team members included Kylee Chickering, Amanda Denney, Abby Denning, Aaron Glenn, Tyler Hampton, Ashley Hastings, Corrine Johnston, Brad Koetje, Chanelle Russ, Colton Schlitters, John Slinkman, Cheyenne Sloan, Anthony Soster, Mary Tuski, Lily Wallace, Caleb Walton, Austin Western, Delainey Williams, and team coaches Marcus Duck, Brad Rowe, and Bob Schutzki. Matt Bailey, representing the MSU Grounds Department, attended and contributed.

Next year’s competition will be hosted at Michigan State University’s campus.

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