Corri Pfeiffenberger Awarded ASHS Outstanding Horticulture Student Award

Corri Pfeiffenberger has been named the ASHA Outstanding Horticulture Student for 2008. Ms. Pfeiffenberger has been an excellent student in the classroom and also excelled at seeking out educational experiences beyond the classroom.  She was an undergraduate teaching assistant for the Herbaceous Identification and Woody Ornamental ID classes as well as worked for the Montana State University Plant Growth Center.  She researched with Dr. Tracy Dougher on potential native species for raingardens in Montana.  Corri was active in the Horticulture Club, organized several plant sales both for club excursions and community charities, was involved in Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and participated in the Environmental Club.  She also received the Gallatin Gardeners Club Horticulture Scholarship in 2007. Corri graduated in May 2008 and currently works at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.

The ASHS Outstanding Horticulture Student Awards officially recognizes exceptional undergraduate horticulture students in baccalaureate programs.  Students enrolled in horticulture (including pomology, olericulture, floriculture, and landscape or ornamental horticulture) or in a plant science/crop science department with an emphasis or major in horticulture are eligible.  Students' photographs plus names and school name are published in the April issue of the ASHS Newsletter, and students receive a certificate of achievement. Students should be selected on the basis of their academic achievements, leadership abilities, participation in campus/club activities, and service to their departments.