Sustainable Landscape Team

Soil samples being analyzed for nutrient content.

Research Team

These dedicated students from diverse backgrounds are working on the Sustainable Landscape Maintenance project this semester (Fall 2013). Reflecting a variety of majors, they share an interest in making our campus landscape cleaner, healthier, more sustainable. 

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    Noah Anderson

    A Sophomore majoring in Philosophy.

    Future goal: To be a teacher.

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    Nelson Cody

    A second year student in Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities.

    Future goal: To create/operate sustainable minded non-profit programs/models that assist disadvantaged individuals/communities holistically, giving people tools to help themselves, their families & community.

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    Mayleen Farrington

    A Master’s candidate in Sustainable Communities, mother, off-grid farmer (not in that order). Undergraduate in General Science with focus on ecology.

    Future Goal: To create a permaculture-based polycultural farm which people visit to retreat, learn, and become inspired.

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    Matt Kirkpatrick

    A Senior majoring in Art Education, Photography.

    Future goal: To have an excellent Student Teaching/First Year as a teacher and to move toward the field of Art Therapy.

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    Kelly Slutz

    A first-year graduate student in the Sustainable Communities program.

    Future goal: To be happy and help other people to be happy too.


Paul Gazda - Web Developer, Staff Specialist, Information Technology Services

Facility Services Partners

Ralph Padilla – Manager, Landscape and Outdoor Services

Susan Dietrich – Lead Groundskeeper

Previous Team Members

These students worked on the Sustainable Landscape Maintenance project in previous semesters

Representing a variety of majors including Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Forestry, Education, Civil Engineering and Computer Science, their interest, enthusiasm and hard work helped make this a successful project.

Jerod Benefield

Robert Brulles

Charles Chavez

Sean Canterbury

Dominique Diadoo

Breanne Fortin

Emily Gaddo

Rob Helmkamp

Miles Hegg

Ashley McCleney

Kyle McDermott

Brandon Merz

Lyman Paul

Kilian Peck

Junfeng Qian 

Tiffany Trunnell 

Alyssa Vogan

Special thanks to the two students who developed the original Green Fund proposal for this project in 2010

Bobby Benedetto

Liz Erdelyi