Former Fellows of the Longwood Graduate Program are represented in a diverse array of professions throughout North America. The “Where Are They Now?” section of our Web site highlights some of these unique individuals, making amazing contributions to the field of public horticulture and beyond. Please enjoy reading about the accomplishment of our Alumni below and check back regularly for updates.
Richard Schulhof’s formal horticulture training began in high school, where he participated in specialized courses and training in local commercial greenhouses. He then went on to get his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture before coming to the Longwood Graduate Program. After graduating, Mr. Schulhof served as Director of Education at the Arnold Arboretum and then Executive Director at Descanso Gardens. Later, he returned to the Arnold Arboretum to serve as Deputy Director. During that time he also completed a second Master’s degree in Forestry at Harvard University with a focus on management of site disturbance and changing ecosystems. In 2009 he accepted the position of CEO at the LA County Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
One of the largest benefits of the LGP experience for Richard was experiencing so many different ideas and landscape environments within the public garden community. Through the program, working with Longwood staff, as well as experts at other gardens, Richard acquired experience and baseline knowledge that he has relied on and built upon during his professional career.
During his time as a Longwood Fellow, Richard was able to work with Longwood staff in conducting a tree assessment of the Oak and Conifer Knoll. He was very impressed by extensive knowledge of the Longwood staff and benefited greatly through direct participation in that project.
Professional and Academic History:
Angela graduated from Longwood Graduate Program in 1994, and she went back to her home state Nebraska and worked as a Grounds Supervisor at the University of Nebrask-Lincoln. She decided to focus on working on education in horticulture, so she went to back to Longwood Gardens and worked in the education department in different roles. Through her almost 10 years, she was in charge of the high school horticulture education program, college internship program, and was also in charge of the continuing education program. Afterwards, she moved to Hagley Museum & Library taking the Volunteer Coordinator position for almost 6 years so far. She is also president of the Delaware Association of Volunteer Administrators.
On one hand, the Program allowed her to meet so many people and get access to some of the best gardens. It built a significant networking for her through this Program in her two years of studies and research. On the other hand, her thesis was studying different personality types and job types in the horticultural field, and now she can utilize her philosophy and thesis findings to be more effective in her position at Hagley.
Angela had a great time with all of her favorite classmates and especially on the international trip to Costa Rica with them. She also values the trips she took to other local gardens and organizations. Meeting and talking with different people in horticulture field impressed her so much. She said that she and the other fellows learned a lot from them on every aspect.