What is a legacy?
It can be a bequest, as in a will. It can be a tradition that survives the test of time. It can be a body of work or set of values or an achievement that lives on after one retires or dies.
In the case of the late Professor Roy H. DeBoer, it is all of these.
Roy founded Rutgers’ landscape architecture (LA) program, and was a professor of LA from 1955 to his retirement more than 50 years later. He chaired the department for 25 years, and he designed the Evergreen Garden in Rutgers Gardens and the “Heron Rising” patio adjacent to the Cook Student Center, the setting for the moving Rutgers Rising memorial service each year. And his influence is felt far and wide. [Read more…]