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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 February 2, and the next meeting will be held at the end of April, in conjunction with the Department's annual banquet. Questions about the activities or operations of the L.Arch. alumni group can be directed to president Lisa Thomas. Questions about the mentorship program can be directed to Matt Renauld.

Lisa Thomas (1981) (President)
Adrian Smith (1982)
Julie Cantola Kirsch (2009) (Secretary/Treasurer)
Ken Mizerny (1970) (Immediate Past President)
Matt Renauld (2001) (Mentorship Program Coordinator)
Stacy Fisher (1979)
Jim DeTuerk (1961)
Demetrios Staurinos (2002)
Josh Lippert (2011)
Bonj Szczygiel (Faculty Liaison)
Eliza Pennypacker (Department Head)
Kelleann Foster (Director, Stuckeman School)
Joyce Hoffman (Director, Constituent Engagement)
Steve Wilson (Director, Major Gifts)
H. Edward Black (1966) (Liaison to A&A Alumni Society)
Kara Swanick (Student Board Member)


Lisa Thomas, president

Matt Renauld, mentorship program coordinator