A team of 11 UMass students traveled to North Carolina State University to compete in the 2022 National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC).
Hosted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, the annual 3-day event brings together top students in landscaping and horticulture, along with top industry companies and dozens of the biggest industry manufacturers and suppliers. Top stewards of the field serve as judges for more than 30 skills-based and knowledge-based competitive events.
Our UMass NCLC Team of 11 students placed in the top third of 43 competing college and university teams.
The team was coached by Michael Davidsohn and Kristina Bezanson, (coordinators for our Stockbridge Landscape Contracting, and Arboriculture associate degree programs, respectively).
Our yearly successes at the NCLC demonstrate the benefits of our hands-on approach to education. Our students learn by doing... and they win by doing.
We thank the champions of our alumni community for the funding that enables Stockbridge students to prove themselves against national competitors.
7 of our 11 students were recognized as top scorers in their events:
Andrew Reilly; 1st Place; Computer-Aided Landscape Design
Amanda Ramsdell & Joseph Contardo; 1st Place; Hardscape Installation
Michael Zeleznick; 1st Place; Tractor Loader Backhoe Operation
Morgan Parent & Ed Ortiz-Sanabria; 2nd Place; Arboriculture Techniques
Nicholas Cammarano and Michael Zeleznik; 2nd Place; Landscape Maintenance Operations
The UMass 2022 NCLC Team:
Ed Ortiz-Sanabra; Arboriculture and Community Forest Management
Celina Anctil; Horticultural Science
Sydney Hussey; Horticultural Science
Nicholas Cammarano; Landscape Contracting
Joseph Contardo; Landscape Contracting
Sean Heino; Landscape Contracting
Amanda Ransdell; Landscape Contracting
Michael Zeleznik; Landscape Contracting
Haruka Kushida; Landscape Architecture
Andrew Reilly; Landscape Architecture
Morgan Parent; Urban Forestry