12 March 2020
FAIRFAX, USA: It is with disappointment that the US’s National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announces the cancellation of this year’s event because of the travel and health impacts surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). “The safety of students, faculty, and industry members is our top concern,” NALP spokeswoman Lisa Stryker says.
For 43 years, the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (formerly Student Career Days) has been a critical nexus for landscape and horticulture students, launching careers and building life-long relationships.
NALP wants to recognise and thank the team at the Michigan State University Department of Horticulture, including Marcus Duck and Bradley Rowe, PhD, for the time and careful planning that they have put into what would have been an incredible event. Thanks also go to the event partners and competitive event sponsors who’ve put so much time into planning a fantastic experience for student competitors. And, NALP thanks the students and faculty who spent time and energy preparing for NCLC.
The next National Collegiate Landscape Competition will take place in 2021 at Virginia Tech March 10-13.