Baker College of Flint Wins Beautification Award For Centennial Garden

April 25, 2012

Presented by Keep Genesee County Beautiful

The Baker College of Flint Centennial Garden
The Baker College of Flint Centennial Garden

Baker College of Flint is the recipient of a beautification award for its Centennial Garden, which was created in 2011 in recognition of the Baker College 100-year anniversary. Presented by Keep Genesee County Beautiful (KGCB) at its annual ceremony, Baker College of Flint received the award under the Business & Institution category, presented to a business or institution for outstanding landscaping/plant use around a building, sign or entrance area. At the same event, the College received the Five Year Gateway Garden Sponsor award for its sponsorship, planning and maintaining of the Atherton/Van Slyke Gateway Garden for the past five years. The Gateway Garden project falls under the auspices of KGCB’s Cultivating Our Community, a collaborative effort to develop and implement a planned and coordinated approach to beautification in Genesee County.

Gerald McCarty II, Baker College of Flint Vice President for Student Services, and Eric Palmer, Baker College of Flint Library Director, accepted the awards on behalf of Baker College. Both were integral to the creation of the Centennial Garden. McCarty has chaired the Baker College Gateway Garden project and has been involved with the Cultivating our Community project since its inception five years ago.

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