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Landscape Architecture Affiliate Program Group


Membership in the Landscape Architecture Alumni Group (L.Arch. APG) is automatic for all graduates of the program with no dues. The group exists to provide a connection with alumni, and the board of directors acts as an informal advisory group to the department. The L.Arch. APG was the first academic department-based alumni group in the College of Arts and Architecture, and the group provides strong support to current students in numerous ways, including a mentorship program. The group has also established a program endowment that will provide funds in perpetuity to be used to benefit students. At this time, the endowment proceeds are being utilized to help offset the costs associated with field trips. The board of directors meets regularly on campus, approximately three times per year. The current board is listed below.

Next up: The group's most recent meeting was held on campus on February 8, the day after Stuckeman Career Day. The meeting kicked off with a joint luncheon and meeting withe the Architecture Alumni Group, where the two groups discussed areas of mutual interest and heard an informational report from Stuckeman School Director Patricia Kucker. The group welcomed new board members Katie Kovalchik, Terrie Brightman and Evan Stone to their first meeting. The next meeting of the L.Arch. APG board will be held on Saturday,May 2, the day of the deparment's annual banquet. Alumni are reminded that this is a great time to gather classmates together and attend the banquet as part of an informal reunion weekend. Student tickets can also be sponsored. Purchase tickets for yourself and/or students here.


Lisa Thomas (1981) (President)
Katie Kovalchik (2015)
Julie Cantola Kirsch (2009) (Secretary/Treasurer)
Ken Mizerny (1970) (Immediate Past President)
Terrie Brightman (2004)
Stacy Fisher (1979) (Vice President)
Jim DeTuerk (1961)
Evan Stone (1986)
Josh Lippert (2011)
Bonj Szczygiel (Faculty Liaison)
Eliza Pennypacker (Department Head)
Patricia Kucker (Director, Stuckeman School)
Joyce Hoffman (Director, Constituent Engagement)
H. Edward Black (1966) (Liaison to A&A Alumni Society)


Lisa Thomas, president