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Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal Goes to LSU's Prof. Max Conrad

Max Conrad, professor of landscape architecture in LSU's Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture.

Louisiana State University Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Professor Max Conrad is the 2013 recipient of the American Society of Landscape Architects' Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal. The award recognizes his contribution to landscape architecture education.

"When (School of Landscape Architecture founder) Robert S. Reich somehow convinced me to return to LSU in 1966 to help with teaching, I was very reluctant to do so," Conrad said in a university news release. "I had not considered being a teacher. But, those who knew 'Doc' understand how he had the ability to make things happen. With no intention of remaining more than the one semester, I agreed to return to LSU to help him. With this shaky beginning, I never would have dreamed that years later former students and others would honor me with such an award. I am very grateful to all of those who supported the nomination. I wish that there was a way for me to fully express my appreciation to all who did so."

Conrad will receive the medal during the president's dinner on Nov. 18, as part of the ASLA annual meeting in Boston.

ASLA created the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal in 2000 to celebrate the outstanding life and career of professor Carpenter, a past president of the organization. Nominees for the award must be full-time, retired or emeritus landscape architecture faculty members who have made sustained, significant contributions to a landscape architecture program and advocated ASLA and the landscape architecture profession to students.

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