Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Recognizes University of Maryland Faculty & Student Excellence

Dr. Byoung-Suk Kweon, Isiah Dashiell, and Dr. David Myers

Image Credit: Andrew Muir

April 7, 2022 Andrew Muir

The University of Maryland Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) program has been recognized by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) for their excellence. 

Associate Professor Dr. Byoung-Suk Kweon was the recipient of the CELA 2022 Excellence in Service Learning Award. She was honored at the CELA 2022 Conference Awards Ceremony at the Annual Conference: “Evolving Norms: Adapting Scholarship to Disruptive Phenomena” which was held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico in March. According to CELA representatives, "The intent of this award is to honor a faculty member's accomplishments in the area of outreach or service-learning education."

Associate Professor Dr. David Myers was recently named President of CELA. He was honored in March at their annual conference. As President of CELA, Dr. Myers along with global landscape educators in higher learning in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, will advance CELA's mission "to encourage, support and further education in the field of landscape architecture specifically related to teaching, research, scholarship, and public service."

Finally, Landscape Architecture undergraduate student, Isiah Dashiell was nominated as the CELA Student Director-Elect (2022-2023). This is a two year term and he will serve as Student Director next year. Isiah is a second year student and has been a fantastic and enthusiastic contributor to his colleagues and the program. 

CELA comprises over 120 institutions and individuals who have interest in the preparation of landscape architects for global practice. CELA's 11 regions primarily cover North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the Pacific Rim, but its outreach is worldwide. 

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