Terry Lanker receives national award

Terry Lanker was recently named recipient of the 2015 NACTA John Deere Award.

This award recognizes one faculty member each year for his or her work in preparing students for employment in the areas of management, sales, service, processing and /or production. Evaluation criteria include the instructor’s teaching philosophy and record of accomplishment plus endorsements from students, faculty, administrators, and alumni. The award is one of the top awards given each year by NACTA.

Terry is chair of the Horticulture Division and coordinator of the Floral Design and Marketing degree program. She has won several teaching and service awards including being named Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Two Year Colleges in 2013. Terry leads the operation of the university flower shop and advises the Artistes de Fleur student organization and the Anderson Student Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers. Terry is the author or co-author of several books including Modern Flower Arranging published by Florists’ Review in 2014. She has also written a monthly column in Florists’ Review, presented floral design seminars and hands-on workshops throughout the US, and has served as a member of the Teleflora Educational Design team.