New College of Agriculture Alumni Plaza

Diversity, beauty, seasonality of Kentucky’s agriculture inspired plaza’s design

UK Pres. Eli Capilouto spoke during a dedication ceremony of the new College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Plaza located in front of the main entrance to the Garrigus Building on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Charles Bertram)
Originally published on June 24, 2014:

The University of Kentucky celebrated the completion of the new College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Plaza today.

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto, CAFE Dean Nancy Cox and former dean Scott Smith were on hand to cut the ribbon. Also included in the dedication ceremony were Kevin Kreide, Physical Plant Division director; Boyd Sewe, landscape architecture student; and Ramona Fry, principal at element design and project manager for the plaza renovation. Fry and design team members, Liz Piper and Mark Arnold are alumni of the college’s Department of Landscape Architecture.

“The completion of our Alumni Plaza is cause for celebration — celebration of our college alumni, celebration of our students and celebration of our threefold land-grant mission of teaching, research and extension,” Cox said.


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