Richard Benjamin Fewel, a Mississippi native with a background in advertising, publishing, writing and photography, came to the landscape architecture graduate program at NC State University’s School of Design in 1986. While there, he met the legendary J.C. Raulston, who steered him toward further study of horticulture. Fewel enjoyed his classes in the Horticulture Department, and soon became an intern in the Arboretum, where he found joy and inspiration – and deep knowledge of plants and the meaning they have for so many people – that enriched his life and his design work.
The income from this endowment will be used to provide support for students majoring in landscape architecture or horticulture. Awards from this endowment will provide support for plan and garden related extracurricular experiences for students majoring in either horticulture or landscape architecture who take classes in both programs. Such extracurricular experiences include but are not exclusive to: and internship in the JC Raulston Arboretum or another public garden; travel within the United States or abroad to visit gardens, nurseries and other examples of notable landscape architecture or horticulture; registration and travel expenses to nursery trade shows, horticultural landscape architectural, or public garden conferences, horticultural references and journal subscriptions exclusive of required texts. If the funds cannot be awarded in a given year, the funds may be reserved for use in the subsequent year, or may be used to purchase horticultural books, periodicals, video, or software for the College of Design library.Give Now