2015 Scholarship Fundraiser

The 2015 Landscape Architecture Alumni Golf Outing will provide nearly $2,500 for undergraduate student scholarships.

Several golfers gathered waiting for the start of the Landscape Architecture Alumni Golf Outing.
Several golfers gathered waiting for the start of the Landscape Architecture Alumni Golf Outing.

The 2015 Landscape Architecture Alumni Golf Outing will provide nearly $2,500 for undergraduate student scholarships. While participation and fundraising was down from previous years, the 32 players who did turn out at the Hawk Hollow Golf Course had a wonderful day of golf and camaraderie!

The winning foursome included Nick Bockerstette, Brian Voelz, Drew Jackson, and Donald Stefanko at 18 strokes under par. This year also featured the youngest participant in Jennings Burley, who amazingly won the longest drive for 5 year old boys on the second hole! Rumor has it, he out drove Paul Nieratko!!!

All kidding aside, a note of thanks goes out to Paul Nieratko and the LA Club for their volunteerism and leadership. Mark your calendar NOW for the 2016 outing on September 16 at the Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath, Michigan.

If you missed this opportunity to contribute to the program and its world-class academic endeavors, it’s never too late. Please consider contributing today! Big or small, every bit of financial support is needed to help make the program, as stated by the LAAAB President Deb Cooper, the VERY BEST OF THE BEST!

Congratulations to the following individuals for demonstrating their amazing skills on the course:

  • Men’s Longest Drive: Brock Downs.
  • Senior Men’s Longest Drive: Morrie Hoevel.
  • Women’s Longest Drive: Sue Hopper.
  • 5-Year-Old Longest Drive: Jennings Burley.
  • Men’s Closest to the Pin: Drew Jackson.
  • Women’s Closest to the Pin: Katie Barry.
  • Longest Putt: Matt Hull.

Event Sponsors

  • Women’s Longest Drive: Steve and Beth Troost, Williamston, MI.
  • Longest Putt: Landscape Forms, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Student Players: Bob Chipman, Austin, TX.
  • Scoreboard: Kenneth Weikel and Beth Hagenbuch, Farmington, MI.
  • Cash Donations: SmithGroupJJR, Inc.

Tee Sponsors

  • Landscape Forms, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Dr. Jon B. Burley, Rainbow Lake,
  • MI.William J. Briggs, San
  • Diego, CA.Maureen and Paul Nieratko, Bath, MI.
  • Garden Works, Troy, MI.
  • Eagle Eye Golf Club, Bath, MI.
  • MSU Student Chapter ASLA/LA Club.
  • The Naturalist, Troy, MI.
  • Beckett & Raeder, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Bill Pierce, Haslett, MI.
  • Danny Bulemore and Josh Seyfried, Class of 2009.
  • CW Golf Architecture, Saline, MI.

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