Horticulturist, Carol Wagner began her career here at Haverford in 1988, earlier that same year she graduated from the Professional Gardener (PG) Program at Longwood Gardens. For many, Longwood Gardens is a horticultural destination and a local attraction where we take visiting family and friends. What most people do not know is that Longwood is deeply engaged in educating future leaders in the industry. This was decreed in the living legacy of founder Pierre S. du Pont.
The current class of PG graduates were honored at their commencement ceremony last week. Since the PG Program began in 1970, there have been 261 graduates and 85% are working in the field of horticulture. Carol was presented with the Lois Woodward Paul Award that day. This is bestowed to an alum that has made outstanding horticultural achievement and is voted on by members of the PG Alumni Association (PGAA). She has served the PGAA as Secretary, vice President, President and editor of the association’s newsletter, in addition, she has dedicated herself on many levels serving the college community and the Haverford College Arboretum.
Congratulations, Carol and it is a pleasure working with you!