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Horticulture Faculty Member Elected to Trade Association Board

Carl J. Bower Jr.Carl J. Bower Jr., a horticulture instructor at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been elected to a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association Board of Directors.

He has been involved in the horticulture industry since 1991 and graduated from Penn College’s landscape/nursery technology program (since renamed as ornamental horticulture: landscape technology emphasis) in 1993. His industry experience encompasses a variety of jobs, including landscape design, management and plant-pest control.

Bower, who has earned the Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist designation from PLNA, joined the college in 2001 as an adjunct faculty member and became a full-time instructor in 2006.

Founded in 1904, PLNA is the leading trade association representing Pennsylvania’s $5.6 billion green industry. Its 750 members include production nurseries, garden centers, landscape contractors and designers, arborists, interiorscape firms, florists, and other private-sector companies.

As a director, Bower will be able to contribute to the mission of enhancing members’ success through knowledge, advocacy and promotion of the horticultural industry.

For more information on Penn College’s ornamental horticulture program, or other majors in the School of Natural Resources Management, visit online or call 570-320-8038. For more about Penn College, visit on the Web , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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