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Penn College Horticulture Alumnus Gains State Certification


Logan T. Richard, a May graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s ornamental horticulture program, recently learned of his success in the Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist examination.

The exam was administered in December by horticulture instructor Carl J. Bower Jr., who like Richard is one of about 300 PCHs in the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association’s Penn-Atlantic region.

“Joining the ranks of certified horticulturists will help set Logan apart from the competition,” Bower said, “and the continued education to keep the certification will only strengthen its value.”

Now a technology management major in the college’s School of Business and Computer Technologies, Richard, of Williamsport, holds degrees in both the landscape technology and plant production emphases of the ornamental horticulture major (renamed landscape/horticulture technology).

According to the PLNA, the certification is a formal way for the landscape or nursery professional to test their knowledge and gain professional credibility. A score of 80 percent or above must be attained in each of the four sections of the competitive test; those that reach that goal are certified.

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