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August 18, 2017

Horticulture student and faculty recognized by Perennial Plant Association

Submitted by Anne Springer

Chad Miller, associate professor of horticulture, and Megan Haresnape, undergraduate student, both in the horticulture and natural resources department, recently attended the annual Perennial Plant Association conference July 24-28 in Denver, Colorado.

Haresnape was recognized as one of six Perennial Plant Association Student Scholars from the U.S. and Canada to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the organization. In addition the scholarship, she received complimentary registration and lodging to all the symposium lectures and tours in and around Denver.

The association's symposium provides a great opportunity to learn about some of the most current trends, new plants and concerns with perennials in the horticulture industry — from research to production to design. It also is a great networking opportunity to meet a wide array of people across the industry, including some of the prominent individuals in the horticulture industry working with horticulture plants.

Miller also was recognized at the symposium with the Perennial Plant Association Academic Award. The award is given to a professor, researcher, teacher, master gardener, cooperative extension agent, librarian, public garden director, or horticultural lecturer. The award acknowledges an association member who has provided exceptional leadership in education to students, green industry members and the general garden public.