Each year, the faculty from our partner universities and colleges nominate an exemplary student from their Green Industry program. These students have shown themselves as leaders with their fellow students, been involved in extracurricular projects/programs, and possess the attributes to become a future leader of the industry. MNLA presents the recipients with an award plaque and cash award.

Nominate a Student for the Outstanding Student Award. Contact Amy Upton to submit your nominee. Outstanding Awards will be presented at the Great Lakes Trade Expo (January 23-25, 2024).

The 2022 Outstanding Student Award Winners are:

Ian Holcomb (right) with MNLA President Adam DeLamielleure

Ian Holcomb, Michigan State University, Bachelor of Science degree - Horticulture Science


Drew Jepson (right) with MNLA President Adam DeLamielleure

Drew Jepson, Michigan State University, Landscape & Nursery Management Program