Realizing the significance her degree from UK had on her career, Elinor Markle (’87 alum) has pledged $25,000 for the Elinor Bennett Markle Landscape Architecture Studio, an undergraduate studio in the Department of Landscape Architecture for the new building.
Markle received her agricultural degree from Western Kentucky University, then after a period of working in Eastern Kentucky’s mining industry, she enrolled in UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s landscape architecture program. She received her bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture in 1987.
After working for several years in Nashville and South-Central Kentucky, Markle would go on to become the owner and operator of a successful practice in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area. She feels the course of study in the College’s landscape architecture program changed her life and helped her find a career she truly enjoyed. She is making this gift to support the College and help its students achieve similar fulfillment.