Horticulture students from colleges and universities in the Midwest are invited to join the Western Nursery & Landscape Association's Student Advisory Committee and the Student Volunteer Program.
The Student Advisory Committee for the Western Nursery & Landscape Association was established in 2016 to strengthen the ties between the association, the industry and Midwestern horticulture students. Each committee member serves a 2-year term on the Committee.
The Student Advisory Committee is charged with developing ideas and recommendations on educational programming, networking opportunities and other member benefits that would better serve WNLA’s student members now and into the start of their horticulture careers. Following a Committee meeting, the Student Advisory Committee will meet with the WNLA Board of Directors to share their ideas and recommendations and will work together with the Board and with WNLA Staff to develop and implement these initiatives.
Sven Svenson, Ph.D. of Southeast Missouri State University, moderates the Student Advisory Committee discussion at the annual Western.
The 2020 Western Student Advisory Committee is below:
- Allison Azmy, St Louis Community College | 2019-2020
Claire Barnhart, Kansas State University | 2020-2021
Rachael Billingsley, Oklahoma State University | 2019-2020
Shannon Casey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln | 2019-2020
Makaela Franzen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln | 2019-2020
Hannah Garland, Iowa State | 2020-2021
Ian Graves, Southeast Missouri State University | 2020-2021
Kim Hagen, Oklahoma State University | 2019-2020
Sammie Lyle, Iowa state | 2020-2021
Jake Padgett, State Technical College of Missouri | 2019-2020
Keller Shemwell, University of Missouri | 2020-2021
Christina Sperry, Central Missouri | 2019-2020
Kristin Vaughn, Kansas State University | 2019-2020
Landon Williams, State Technical College of Missouri | 2019-2020
Thanks to the following companies for sponsoring the 2020 Student Advisory Committee and Student Volunteers:
- Family Tree Nursery
- Randy's Lawn Service’
- Country Landscapes
- Hermes Landscaping
- Loma Vista Nursery
- Forrest Keeling Nursery
- Greenleaf Nursery
- DCA Outdoor
- Great Plains Nursery
- Laughlin Design Associates, Inc.
- Suburban Lawn & Garden