Alumni & Friends

The MSU Department of Landscape Architecture is very proud to have alumni working across the country. We encourage all alumni to use this page to keep up with the activities of the department and to participate in the education of future generations of Bulldog Landscape Architects.

Outstanding Alumni

Left to right: Dean Frances Coleman, MSU Library; Greg Bohach, Vice President, MSU Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Blake; and Sadik Artunc, MSU Landscape Architecture HeadMarilyn Blake, surviving wife of alumnus Edward L. Blake Jr. was named the 2012-2013 Benefactor of the Year by the Department of Landscape Architecture. Marilyn Blake formally donated the papers of her late husband, Edward L. Blake Jr., to the Mitchell Memorial Library on Thursday, May 9. Blake, who died in 2010, was a MSU landscape architecture alumnus who became a founding principal of The Landscape Studio in Hattiesburg. He taught at MSU from 1977 until 1984 when he became the first director of The Crosby Arboretum, a university center designed to educate the public about the environment.
Read the full story here.

Thomas H. Eaves of Hattiesburg was named the 2011 Alumni Benefactor of the Year by the Department of Landscape Architecture. A 1973 graduate, he is sole proprietor of an award-winning Hattiesburg landscape architecture and site planning firm.
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Paul N. Fields of Dallas, Texas, was named the 2011 Most Outstanding Alumni Member of the Year by the Department of Landscape Architecture. A 1989 graduate, he is president and senior landscape architect of Lambert Landscape Co.
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Michael Hatcher of Olive Branch was named the 2010 Alumni Fellow of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. A 1982 landscape contracting graduate, Michael is president of Michael Hatcher and Associates Inc.
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Donnie Hill, a 1980 graduate, is the principal of Hardscape Company in Clinton. He created a pavilion and outdoor kitchen which were featured in Portico Magazine.
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Mark S. Jordan was named 2011 Alumnus of the Year by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Jordan is 1976 landscape architecture graduate, a real estate developer and owner of Mark S. Jordan Cos.
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Lea Ann and Whit Macknally of Birmingham, Ala., were named the 2011 Alumni Members of the Year. Graduates in 2000 and 1999, respectively, they lead Macknally Ross Land Design. She is president, while he serves as vice president.
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Three Landscape Architect graduates were recently featured in the Landscape Architecture Magazine. Chad Watkins, Jared Acy, and Troy Strunk are 2001 graduates who began a firm in Alabama. Read the feature story in Landscape Architecture Magazine.
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Alumni News

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Make a Gift

There are numerous ways to give to Landscape Architecture:

  1. Outright gifts - generate the most immediate return for your contributions.
  2. Planned gifts - allow you to achieve personal benefits while simultaneously providing invaluable support to the university.
  3. Naming Opportunities - a variety of options exist for donors who wish to pursue naming opportunities.
  4. Donor Advised Fund - allows the donor to make recommendations on donation disbursement.
  5. Make a gift - Click here to start making your own personalized gift immediately with a secure online transaction using your credit card.

Please contact Jud Skelton at 662-325-0643 or by e-mail to discuss the best way to contribute.

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