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November 11, 2002
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American Society of Landscape Architect's Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal Goes to Kansas State University's Alton "Tony" A. Barnes, Jr.

Through the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) honors the memory of Jot D. Carpenter, FASLA, a past-president who dedicated his life to teaching at Ohio State University and expanded his role to serve the Society and the profession. The medal is conferred on individuals who have made sustained and significant contributions to the teaching of landscape architecture. This year ASLA recognized Alton "Tony" A. Barnes, Jr., FASLA, of Kansas State University.

Over his 30-year teaching career, Barnes has influenced the lives of hundreds of students and, through them, the profession itself. As two-time director of the Kansas State University Master of Landscape Architecture program, Barnes demonstrated commitment to both fundamentals and advanced work. He developed, for example, an intense third design studio that reinforces the basics while guiding students into the real world of landscape architecture through projects culled from professional offices.

Barnes's dedication to his students is persistent and generous. He is involved with students and colleagues inside and outside the classroom. A committed mentor, he makes himself available to students throughout their careers. ASLA is proud to confer the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal on Tony A. Barnes, Jr., FASLA-a teacher who continues to train successive generations of highly competent landscape architects.

Founded in 1899, ASLA represents landscape architects nationwide. The organization advances the profession through education, advocacy, networking opportunities, and publications. Landscape architects integrate elements of the natural and built environment to produce sites that are both functional and beautiful.

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