Southeast Student Awarded Ornamental Horticulture Scholarship

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Nov. 7, 2008 – A Southeast Missouri State University student has been awarded the Landscape and Nurserymen’s Association of Greater St. Louis (LNAGSL) 2008 John L. Masek Ornamental Horticulture Scholarship.

Paul Guilfoy of St. Louis was honored with the $1,000 scholarship at a Nursery Day event in August at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. The LNAGSL awards the scholarship annually to individuals seeking further education.

Guilfoy is a senior pursuing a degree in agribusiness with an emphasis in horticulture. He plans to graduate in August 2009.

Last summer, Guilfoy interned for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, working with the Flowering Tree Walk at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.  He also has served as an intern at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis and has worked at the Charles L. Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse at Southeast. He also has been employed by several local garden centers, including Haegele’s landscape and Sappington Garden Shops in South St. Louis County.

At Southeast, Giulfoy has served as president of the Fencing Club, historian of the Horticulture Club and vice president of the Newman Council. He also has been a member of Southeast’s Judo Club.