2014 Tree Campus USA® Plaque Presentation on Earth Day
April 23, 2015
Aiken, SC – Yesterday, on Earth Day, a plaque was presented to USC Aiken’s Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan at an outdoor ceremony on campus. USC Aiken was honored with 2014 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota, to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.
“Being a part of Tree Campus USA signifies USC Aiken’s commitment to planting and maintaining trees to reduce our carbon footprint, providing clean air, reducing our energy consumption, and providing greenspaces for our students and faculty to enjoy,” says Brian Enter, Senior University Facilities Executive at USC Aiken. “This designation also provides us additional opportunities for students and the community to have service learning projects that encourages the commitment to a sustainable environment. “
In picture (left to right): Mr. Matt Butler (USC Aiken Grounds Supervisor), Dr. Sandra Jordan (USC Aiken Chancellor), Mr. Tom Rapp (Horticulturist, City of Aiken), Mr. Brian Enter (USC Aiken Senior University Facilities Executive).
USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2017 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 19th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 12th time in first place.