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Department of Landscape Architecture

LArch Alumni Group

All graduates of Penn State’s Landscape Architecture Department are automatically members of the Landscape Architecture Alumni Affiliate Program Group – LArch Alumni APG.

Mission

Our aim is to promote powerful, productive, and lasting linkages between students, faculty, and alumni for their mutual benefit.

Endowment

The Board met its goal for a Program Endowment for the department in 2010. Through efforts of the past several years, it raised $25,000.  As part of that effort, we created a special LArch Alumni reproduction series, which was inaugurated with four A.E. Bye photograph archival-quality reprints at the National ASLA meeting in Philadelphia in October 2008. 

LArch Alumni APG Board of Directors

All alumni are eligible to run for a seat on the Board of Directors. Board members can serve up to two consecutive four-year terms. The Board usually meets three times a year. The affairs of the APG are conducted by the Board, which consists of 13 members, of which 10 are voting members:

  • Six to be elected at large from the department alumni.
  • Two to be appointed by the department head from the department alumni.
  • The immediate Past President of the APG.
  • A current faculty member to be appointed by the department head.
  • Department Head, Assistant Department Head and Stuckeman School Director shall serve as ex-officio members.
  • The President--or his/her designee--of the Arts and Architecture Alumni Society shall serve as an ex-officio member.
  • The President of LASS, or his/her designee shall serve as the student representative as an ex-officio member.

Election of Board

The members shall be elected or appointed to the Board of Directors for four-year terms. The six at-large members can self- nominate, be nominated by the Board, by the department, or by any APG member. Elections will occur every two years by e-mail ballot to all APG members.