March 24, 2009

Gilkey Receives UF Distinguished Alumnus Award

(Gainesville, Florida) -- Sarasota landscape architect Michael A. Gilkey, Jr. was recognized Monday as the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus from the University of Florida Department of Landscape Architecture. "I was honored to receive this unexpected award, and encourage all graduates to give back to the program and the profession," says Gilkey.

Among other notable attendees was Professor Emeritus Herrick Smith (shown with Gilkey) who was recently made a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Also honored throughout the evening were Jeff Caster for his service to ASLA, Professor Glenn Acomb as Faculty Member of the Year, and several students of both the undergraduate and graduate Landscape Architecture programs. These students received a total of $28,000 in scholarship funding. Among the recipients were Gilkey Student Professional Award winners Byron Hubbard, Sarah Andrews, and Tyler Guettler.