2024 AS Degree Graduates with Faculty

Stockbridge Celebrates Associate Degree Graduates at 102nd Commencement Ceremony

18 members of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture Class of 2024 each received associate of science degrees in one of five majors: Arboriculture and Community Forest Management, Landscape Contracting, Sustainable Food and Farming, Sustainable Horticulture and Turfgrass Management.

Stockbridge Students Score Victories at National Landscape Competition

Stockbridge Students Score Victories at National Landscape Competition

Who in their right mind goes to the snowy mountains of Utah when all their friends are thinking about spring break in Florida?  Success-minded Stockbridge and UMass students seeking to impress employers, that's who. Each year, top Stockbridge students in landscape contracting, arboriculture, and horticulture, as well as urban forestry, landscape architecture, and sustainable community development, are selected to join the UMass team to compete at the three-day National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC), an annual event which brings together top landscape and horticulture students, and the top industry companies seeking to hire them. Our students came home with awards and scholarships!

Stockbridge alum Nick Pappas

Meet the MVP of Superbowl LVIII: Stockbridge Alum Nick Pappas

Pappas, who earned two degrees from Stockbridge (turfgrass management ’10AS; plant & soil sciences ’12), is the newest field director for the National Football League (NFL). Pappas was the MVP for both teams in the 31 days leading up to kickoff, in charge of building and delivering the one-time-use special turfgrass field that made the whole event possible. Pappas and his team took over Allegiant Stadium two days after the Raiders’ final home game on January 7.  The job started with ripping up the original turf on which the Raiders played. Pappas posted photos over the next 31 days, detailing how his turf for Superbowl LVIII was prepared.