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Students Awarded Landscape Association Scholarships

Four North Dakota State University Horticulture and Forestry Club members were awarded scholarships by the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation during the National Collegiate Landscape Competition held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, March 16-18.
Students Awarded Landscape Association Scholarships

Left to right: Torie Jones, Emily Schoenrock, Andrew Scheldorf, Connor Hagemeyer

April 4, 2017

Four North Dakota State University Horticulture and Forestry Club members were awarded scholarships by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Foundation during the National Collegiate Landscape Competition held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, March 16-18. Read the full story.

Connor Hagemeyer is a junior from Clara City, Minnesota, majoring in horticulture with minors in botany and crop and weed sciences. He serves as the Horticulture and Forestry Club vice president and is involved in the Statesmen men’s choir and CRU campus ministry. After graduation he plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in ornamental plant breeding. His academic adviser is Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti.

Torie Jones is a senior horticulture and public history double major from Bowdon, ND. She has served as secretary of the Horticulture and Forestry Club for two years and is involved in Phi Alpha Theta and Collegiate 4-H. This summer she is interning at Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha's Vineyard, Maryland. Her future plans are to pursue a career in public horticulture, arboretums or botanical gardens. Her academic advisers are Dr. Todd West and Dr. Angela Smith.

Andrew Scheldorf is a senior from Chokio, Minnesota, majoring in horticulture with minors in botany and biological science. He has served as the Horticulture and Forestry Club president for two years, is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, and is a College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources Honor Commissioner. He also serves as the Real Food Challenge vice president and as the undergraduate student representative on the Department of Plant Sciences Curriculum Committee. After graduation he plans to attend graduate school in plant breeding with a career goal of becoming a plant breeder and researcher for fruit crops. His academic adviser is Dr. Todd West.

Emily Schoenrock is a senior from Maple Grove, Minnesota, majoring in landscape architecture with a business administration minor. She is involved in the Horticulture and Forestry Club, the student chapter of NALP, and the student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She has accepted a full time position as a landscape architect assistant with David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, a design build firm in Germantown, Wisconsin. Her academic adviser is Dr. Todd West.

The NALP Foundation scholarships are awarded to students whose schools have been actively involved in the NALP. To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled in a landscape or horticultural program at a two- or four-year college or university.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals is a collaboration of landscape and lawn care industry professionals that advocates for the economic, social and environmental benefits of the industry. Learn more at www.landscapeprofessionals.org.

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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