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April 6, 2018

Shawnee State University will be hosting the 2018 Southeast Ohio Tree City and Tree Campus USA Awards presentation at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 12 in the Sodexo Ballroom of the Morris University Center.

SSU has also been awarded the 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition. The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservations. SSU met five of the core standards required by the organization, including the establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for the campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.

“It is very exciting to be hosting the event on campus this year. It allows us to showcase the tremendous effort put forth by SSU with regard to trees and facilities,” said Logan Minter, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at SSU.

The city of Portsmouth will also be nationally recognized as a Tree City USA for the 25th year at the ceremony.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a welcome from Honorable Vice President Kevin E. Johnson and SSU President Rick Kurtz. Presentations of the award will begin at 1:15 p.m., followed by “Planting of Arbor Day Tree” on SSU”s campus, and will wrap up with tours of SSU’s Greenhouse and Greenlawn Cemetery.

For more information about the event, please contact Logan Minter at, or Diana Ratcliff, Portsmouth City Clerk, at

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