For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Schaumann
Greg Jolley of Brigham Young University Named Outstanding Educator of the Year
Herndon, Va., March 22, 2017 - 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.
Upon receipt of the reward Jolley said that his, “greatest joy in his career has been the opportunity to work with his students every day.”
Jolley joined the BYU faculty in 2003 after several years working as a landscape architect. He uses his real-world skills to teach and mentor his students with a hands-on approach. Jolley has won many awards including landscape design awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Kansas State University - Robert P Ealy Award for Academic Excellence, and he worked with dozens of students on a high-end residential design build project which was the only student project to ever win a national NALP Award of Excellence.
“On behalf of the entire Foundation Board of directors, we congratulate Greg Jolley as this year’s Outstanding Educator of the Year Award,” said Mark Meister, Foundation president. “He is a great mentor to his students, shaping many careers and contributing to the industry as a whole.”
The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of nearly 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation and tree care experts who create and maintain green spaces for the benefit of society and the environment. The association works with law makers and the public to protect and grow the industry and offers education, networking, training and certification programs that increase the professionalism in the industry and inspire its members to excellence. For more information, visit www.landscapeprofessionals.org.