Dinner Supporting the Jack Ingels Plant Science Endowed Professorship Kicks Off Jack Ingels Landscape and Nursery Industry Day Events

This year’s Jack Ingels Landscape and Nursery Industry Day events at SUNY Cobleskill on Wednesday, November 13, will be preceded by a special dinner the evening before that will honor Jack Ingels’ 46 years of teaching and dedication to the landscape industry and education.  In recognition for all that Professor Ingels has done, the SUNY Cobleskill Foundation has established the Jack Ingels Plant Science Endowed Professorship to support the Plant Science Department’s annual budget, and continue to provide future landscape development students with the same academic excellence in and out of the classroom that Jack Ingels created. 


Tim Moore, Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources commented on the importance of the endowment by saying, “The opportunities for students in the various sectors of the green industry have never been better, but the level of knowledge and expertise required is ever-increasing.  The endowment will allow SUNY Cobleskill to continually enhance our program to meet industry needs for a complex global economy.”


A goal of $500,000 has been established for the endowment.  The dinner on Tuesday, November 12, at Bouck Ballroom, will help support that effort with a $50-per-person entry fee, a portion of which is tax deductible.  Cocktails will be served at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00.  For information call 518-255-5524 or contact Kate Weaver at weaverkm@cobleskill.edu.


For those who cannot attend the dinner, corporate sponsorships are available beginning at $500. Individual gifts supporting the endowment are also being accepted by check, charge or cash.  You may mail in your donation to:  

SUNY Cobleskill Foundation,
Jack Ingels Plant Science Endowed Professorship,
SUNY Cobleskill, Knapp 211
Cobleskill, NY  12043


The Landscape and Nursery Industry Day activities take place the following day beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Bouck Ballroom.  This event brings together the best companies in the nation and approximately 80 students training for a spot in the green industries of the northeast and across the country.  Students in both our associate degree and baccalaureate degree programs will be exploring employment opportunities available to them after graduation.  

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