Welcome to the Department of Landscape Architecture | Regional & Community Planning’s first alumni and friends e-newsletter issue. With over 1,572 alumni around the world, our goal is to provide an outlet for you to see department updates and stay in touch. I look forward to introducing you to the many new faculty who have joined us over the last few years and sharing the excellent work of our faculty, staff and students.

The department continues our commitment to be a catalyst for excellence in our professions, our communities and the academy. As 2013 comes to a close, we are eager to share with you the national recognition, inspiring travel and special events that shaped our year. Looking forward, be sure that November 7-8, 2014 is on your calendar to celebrate our #2 nationally ranked Landscape Architecture program’s 50th anniversary. You’ll find more information in the newsletter on how you can participate in Manhattan and from afar.

I hope you enjoy the first issue and look forward to using this new outlet to stay connected with you bi-annually. As you explore the links below, just click on our department name at the top of each page to return to the front page. You’ll find additional information on our website and, for real time updates on department news, I invite you to follow us on Twitter at @KStateLARCP.

Wishing you holiday cheer and a happy new year.