Phyllis Daugherty, a student in the Horticulture Technology program at Alamance Community College (ACC), has been awarded the North Carolina Work-Based Learning Association William D. Weston Student of the Year Award. Phyllis is a non-traditional student who enrolled at ACC seeking a career change after a successful career in training and development. She’s currently working toward an associate’s degree in horticulture technology, which she expects to complete in spring 2018.
This past summer, Phyllis completed an internship at Hoffman Nursery as part of ACC’s Work-Based Learning seminar. As an intern, she learned about every department and spent time working in a range of jobs. She took field trips, attended a green industry conference, and put together a presentation about the intern experience. We are thrilled to congratulate her on this well-deserved award.
The National Collegiate Landscape Competition, an initiative of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, celebrated its 40th year. Hoffman Nursery was there to encourage this next generation of horticulturists.