Longtime Horticulture Advisory Committee Member Honored

Published 10.06.2009

Landscape/Plant Production
School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies News

Mary A. Sullivan, dean of Pennsylvania College of Technology's School of Natural Resources Management, honors William D. Wells for his 21 years of service to the Horticulture Advisory Committee. (Photo by Carl J. Bower, horticulture instructor)The chairman and chief executive officer of a Chester County landscape design firm recently was honored for his years of support and participation on the School of Natural Resources Management's Horticulture Advisory Committee.

After 21 years of service on the committee, William D. Wells chairman and chief executive officer of W.D. Wells and Associates Inc., in West Grove retired in order to pursue other activities.

Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who serve as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice, as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities, are invaluable to students and to the growth of Penn College's programs.

"Bill's background and knowledge has been a tremendous resource for our faculty and students," said Mary A. Sullivan, dean of natural resources management. "We will certainly miss him, but wish him the best in his future endeavors."