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The International Erosion Control Association has announced the 20th Annual IECA Conference and Exposition, February 16, 17, 1989, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

As in previous conferences, concurrent and plenary sessions will present technical papers on all aspects of erosion control; panel sessions will provide forums for the exchange of new and innovative technology; and a pre-conference one-day short course will be held emphasizing watershed management.

A trade exposition, held in conjunction with the conference, will provide manufactuers and those offering services an outstanding opportunity to display recent developments and practical techniques used in erosion control. 303879-301 0.

Jim Hogan, president of Hogan-Roy Partners, recently announced that the name of the Santa Ana, California based landscape architectural and community planning firm has been changed to HRP LanDesign. The new name reflects the steady growth and expansion the company has experienced in the past few years, according to Hogan.

Toro Irrigation Division Announces 1988 Scholarship Awards

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia. Scholarships totaling $1,100 to three landscape architectural students in their third year. All students participated in an irrigation design contest with the three best designs being awarded scholarships. The student award winners are Chris Sands, Gibb Durden and Ms. J.B. MacAlroy.

University of Illinois

The University of Illinois. A design competition was held with June Dobbins, Toro Specifications Sales Manager for the Midwest territory and John Hammond, Professor of Landscape Architecture. The winners and recipients were Steve Williams, Jen Miller and Margie Van Praag.

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University. Sam Roach, National Specification Sales Manager presented two scholarships to Annice Ellis and John P. Sullivan III, who both received $500.00 scholarships toward their degree in Landscape Architecture.

Mississippi State University. An irrigation design competition within the landscape architecture department produced two $500.00 scholarships. Sam Roach, Toro’s National Specifications Sales Manager, and Pete Melby, ASLA, Associate professor awarded the schoiarships to Alan Skoog, a landscape contracting student and Ralph Fagan, a landscape architectural student. Both are in their third year of studies.

North Carolina A&T University

North Carolina A&T University. Jim Laiche, Mid-Atlantic Specification Manager awarded two $500.00 scholarships, one to John R. McCaslin and the other to Jim Cunneen, both are landscape architectural students.

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona. The Division of Landscape Resources of the U of A in Tucson held its annual awards ceremony in April. Among the awards given were irrigation design awards from the Toro Company which were presented to Mark Prietchett, Yorman Levy and Rafhida Aborafhid.

Cal Poly Pomona

California Polytechnic University, Pomona. Charlie Glick, Toro Specification Manager, together with Dr.Joe Hung on the staff at Pomona awarded scholarships of $1,000 to six students. Winners were Tony Manzano, Chris Maxwell, David Sims and Jason Ashman, all agricultural engineering students, and landscape architectural students, Dominic Grisasafe, Stacy Morris and Ed Stuckey.

Francis Sullivan receives Grand Award from John Wilcox and Dan Sieben of Bomanite Corporation

During the fiscal year, Toro will award $15,000 in scholarships at various universities across the United States, through the 1988 scholarship program. Congratulations from LASN to this years award winners. Sullivan Concrete Textures of Costa Mesa, California received the 1987 Grand Award for the Outstanding Bomanite Project competition. This annual competition is open to 140 Bomanite Contractors in 25 countries. Entries are judged by Landscape Architects and/or Architects. Judges for the 1987 Awards were the office of Cardoza Dilallo Harrington in Dublin, California.

The Award winning project for 1987 was the Plaza Alicante in Garden Grove, California. The entry drive and hotel atrium lobby feature dramatic swirls of black and white concrete imprinted with a mosaic tile texture. Inspiration for the paving and floor design came from the famous sidewalks at Copacobana Beach, Brazil. Sullivan Concrete and Bomanite were contacted by the SWA Group of Laguna Beach, California the Landscape Architects for the project. This type of paving presented new challenges for colored concrete work. New equipment and techniques had to be developed and tested in order to achieve the design objectives. The comment from John Wilcox, Chairman of Bomanite Corporation, was “This is the most demanding architectural concrete project we have seen in our 33 years of experience. Sullivan Concrete and our tool design people really rose to the challenge!”

For the first time in Walt Disney World history, landscape professionals can get an in-depth look at the entire Walt Disney World Horticultural operation in the new “Landscape Magic” Seminar. Walt Disney World Seminar Productions has teamed up with the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association to produce this professional development seminar. “Landscape Magic”, which will feature the gardens of the Walt Disney World Resort--their design, installation, maintenance and management. The first of what will be an annual seminar will last three days beginning January 29, 1989, at the Contemporary Resort. 407-828-1500

If the quality of the 1988 LAF scholarship/research grant applicants is representative of our future landscape architects, then the profession has a lot to look forward to! The number of applicants, as well as the quality of the applications, were the best ever. The caliber of the proposals presented, particularly the LAF Student Research Grants, were noted to be outstanding by the juries.

The recipients of the Foundation’s 1988 Student Research Grants are: Janet Galante of the University of Arizona for her proposal “Zoo Visitors Perceptions of Zoo Animals’ Habitats vs. the Success of the Habitat Designed for the Animal.” and Yangkyo Chin of the University of Illinois for “Empirical Tests of the Conceptual Model of Housing Satisfaction in Six Types of Multi-Housing Environments in Korea.”

Also awarded Honorable Mention were: Peg Decker of the University of Wisconsin and Shelley Choy of Louisiana State University.

The Southern California CLASS Fund continued to support deserving landscape architectural students with some $8,000 being awarded to: Scholarships – Warren Roberts of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Darryl Segeura of California State University, Pomona. Internships – Rebecca Enns of California State University, San Luis Obispo and Craig Delayhokey of California State University, Pomona.

Two new scholarship funds were initiated this past year, and the first time recipients are: The Rainbird Company scholarships has been bestowed to Raymond Hearn of Michigan State University; and The Coxe Group scholarship awarded to Lloyd B. Martin of Virginia Polytechnic University. Other scholarship winners include the Raymond E. Page scholarship awarded to Lee Skabelund of Utah State University and David Gilbertson of Cornell University.

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