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Anjelyque Easley Named National Olmsted Scholar
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Anjelyque Easley Named National Olmsted Scholar

"I am truly grateful for the support of my friends and my professors, Marc Miller and [Paul] Dan[iel] Marriott, who motivated me along my way," said Easley in an article found on the Penn State website. "I am so excited to continue my research on a regional and international scale."
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The Landscape Architect Foundation (LAF) selected its 2019 National Olmsted Scholar and the honor was bestowed to landscape architecture student Anjelyque Easley from the College of Arts and Letters at Pennsylvania State University.

Easley will receive a $15,000 prize through the LAF Olmstead Scholars program because she exhibited "exceptional leadership potential" and used "ideas, influence, communication service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits," as defined in the program's description.

Easley, who will receive her bachelor's degree in 2020, has researched the erasure of the African American influence on the American landscape and the parallels between post-World War II Jewish landscapes and post-slavery African American landscapes.

In addition to Easley, Areti Athanasopoulos, a master's student at the University of Colorado Denver, was selected as the graduate LAF National Olmsted Scholar, and six finalists received an honorable mention as well.

To choose the award recipients, two independent juries, consisting of professional landscape architects, picked from a pool of 49 graduate and 37 undergraduate entrants who were nominated by their faculty due to their exceptional leadership.

To read the full press release from Penn State, click here: or visit the LAF page with all the information here:

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