Monday, June 12

SU Urban Forestry student Brittany Benjamin awarded BR Garden Club Scholarship

Urban Forestry graduate student Brittany Benjamin and professor of Urban Forestry Dr. Zhu Ning. 

Baton Rouge, La. The Baton Rouge Garden Club has selected Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences student Brittany Benjamin, as the recipient of the 2017 Elaine Humphries Memorial Scholarship.

Benjamin is an Urban Forestry graduate student from New Orleans, La.

The $1,500 scholarship is provided to financially assist worthy students in the fields of horticulture, landscape architecture and urban forestry.

“We are most impressed with all Brittany’s accomplishments,” said Sue Webb, Chair of the Baton Rouge Garden Club’s Scholarship Committee.

The scholarship was presented to Benjamin during the Baton Rouge Garden Club’s Spring Luncheon on May 19. Ms. Webb and the club’s president, Cindy Moran, invited Benjamin and Dr. Zhu Ning, professor of Urban Forestry in SU’s College of Agriculture, to attend the luncheon. After receiving the scholarship, Benjamin spoke to the attendees about the value of her education in urban forestry and her career objectives.

“In past years, the scholarship winners have been students from LSU,” said Dr. Ning, who is Benjamin’s academic adviser and mentor. “I am so proud that Brittany was selected this year for her high quality achievements in course work, research, and international experience,” added Ning.

Brittany currently carries a 4.0 GPA. On April 2, 2017, she competed in the graduate student’s research oral presentation competition at the Association of Research Director’s Symposium in Atlanta, Ga. and won third place.

The Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus is comprised of the Southern University Ag Center and the Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences.


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