For Immediate Release

Contact: Lisa Schaumann
Phone: 703-456-4217
Email: lisa@landscapeprofessionals.org

Tim Schauwecker of Mississippi State University Named 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year

Herndon, Va., March 23, 2016 - The National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation announced the recipient of its Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, Dr. Tim Schauwecker, associate professor of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University. The award was presented March 19, at NALP’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition, hosted by Mississippi State University.

Schauwecker joined the Department of Landscape Architecture as a faculty member and coordinator of the Landscape Contracting Management program at MSU in 2005. His research focus includes studying water management and ecosystem services.

Students and colleagues of Schauwecker note that he has an active, hands-on approach to teaching that extends beyond the traditional classroom. He challenges his students to question what being a landscape professional in the 21st century means, and he inspires his students to become leaders in the industry.

“On behalf of the entire Foundation Board of directors, we congratulate Dr. Tim Schauwecker as this year’s Educator of the Year,” said Miles Kuperus, Landscape Industry Certified, Foundation president. “We celebrate these great educators and the way in which they are developing the future our industry.”

The Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, developed by the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation, recognizes professors who have made significant contributions to landscape industry education.

For more information about the Foundation or Educator of the year, contact Pamela Moore, pam@landscapeprofessionals.org.



About the Foundation

The National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to advancing professional careers in the landscape industry. The Foundation carries out its mission by supporting efforts to recruit professionals into the industry and by granting scholarships to help students get the education they need to excel. The Foundation is supported by contributions from individuals, companies and state associations. Donations to the 501(c)3 foundation are tax-deductible. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded approximately $1 million to 1,000 students. Visit the website, www.landscapeprofessionals.org/foundation, for more information.


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