Penn College Horticulture Students Awarded Industry Scholarships

Published 11.16.2012

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Two horticulture students at Pennsylvania College of Technology each received $1,250 scholarships during the Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association Foundation’s recent member-celebration dinner at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

The scholarships were awarded to Samuel W. Hanmer, of Harrisburg, and Jeremy L. Thorne, of Sugarloaf, both enrolled in the two-year landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis major at the college's Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

Awarded scholarships from the Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association Foundation are Jeremy L. Thorne, of Sugarloaf, left, and Samuel W. Hanmer, of Harrisburg. Both are landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis majors at Pennsylvania College of Technology. (Photo by Carl J. Bower Jr., horticulture instructor)“Jeremy and Sam are just two outstanding examples of excellence in our program," said Carl J. Bower Jr., a horticulture instructor in the School of Natural Resources Management. "Their leadership, work ethic, and dedication to the program and the industry are just a few reasons they are deserving of this scholarship.”

Bower, a member of the PLNA Board of Directors, accompanied the students to the Nov. 13 event. The Harrisburg-based nonprofit provides resources to encourage research, reward scholarship, and promote the values and benefits of ornamental horticulture.

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