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Haque, Mary

August 5, 2021

Head Shot Mary Haque

Mary Taylor Haque, Alumni Distinguished Professor Emerita of Horticulture, retired in 2010. She has been very busy since her retirement and remains an example of staying engaged after retirement!

Book Details: 2021:  Currently working on editing a textbook and writing the Foreword for The Placemakers Academy by Mary Palmer Dargan, ASLA.

Published Writing:
2021:  Haque, Mary Taylor. The Saluda Riverwalk and its Sentinel Destination: Boyd Island Sanctuary. The Midlands Master Naturalist Association Newsletter. Winter Issue 2021. Pages 14-17.
2021: Haque, Mary Taylor. The Saluda Riverwalk. The Upstate Master Naturalist Association Newsletter. Spring Issue 2021.
2019:  Bauknight, Deana. “A Flock of Birders” featuring Taylor and Haque family. Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. March 2019.
2014:  “Reflections on a Seabird Rookery-Deveaux Bank”.  Article by Mary Haque featuring work of Dana Beach, founder of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and author of Deveaux Bank.  The Upstate Naturalist. Vol. 4, Issue 4, August 2014 page 3&6.

Award Details since retirement: 
2018: 
Inducted into the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Council of Fellows: “Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service. The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time.” (ASLA)

2016: Silent Footprinter Award. Presented by the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Student’s Honors and Awards Since Retiring:
2010:  Creative Inquiry Advisee Thomas Baker won Best Creative Inquiry category in the Clemson University E-Portfolio contest. Landscape Design of a Vertical Plane: The Clemson University Green Wall Project. March 2010.

2010:  Independent study students Christa Jordan and Erin Cooke were awarded the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program Fellowship to work on a green roof project as a collaborative effort between Friends of Lake Keowee (FOLKS) and Clemson University 2009-2010. They presented “Demonstration Green Roof that Encourages Participation, Education and Action”  at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference in 2010.

Teaching and Advising:
2015: Served on the Program Planning Committee for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
2011 to 2015: Served on the design team for the Children’s Garden at the South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) and participated in plans to involve children in nature-based learning through the redesign and installation of an expanded Children’s Garden. This team worked with the SCBG board who successfully raised $2 million for the Children’s Garden.
2014: Planned and organized a public event featuring Dana Beach to educate and fundraise for bird habitat in South Carolina. Birding benefit proceeds exceeded three thousand dollars and drew visibility to help grow the membership and support base of seven participating organizations including The South Carolina Master Naturalist Program, the South Carolina Botanical Garden, The Coastal Conservation League, the Keowee Clemson Bird Club, The Foothills Group of the Sierra Club, the South Carolina Master Gardener Program, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
2013: Served on the state committee to plan and host the Master Naturalist State Conference and silent auction, helped organize the poster sessions, and recruited and introduced the keynote speaker.
2012: Served as a “client” for Angelina Oberdon’s business writing class at Clemson University to prepare marketing brochures, a website, and a Facebook page for the Foothills Group of the Sierra Club.
2011: Spring Semester: Substitute taught tennis classes at Clemson University for Dr. Gina McLellan.
2011: Served as guest critic for Professor Scott Schiff’s Civil Engineering CU class project to design a “Road Diet” for Highway 123 in Clemson, SC.
2011: Served as “client” for Joey Burton’s exit project in Landscape Architecture.  Design of an education center for the SC Wildlife Federation property on Congaree Creek in Cayce, SC. Final presentation December 9.
2011: Served as “client” for Nick Myer’s exit project in Landscape Architecture.  Design for the Clemson University Calhoun Field Lab and Aquaculture Facility. Final presentation December 9.
2010: Taught a Horticulture Creative Inquiry Class at Clemson University.  Thomas Baker.  Eric Healy.

Conference Presentations Since Retiring in 2010
2021: Humphries, Ann-Chadwell, Mary Taylor Haque, and Christina Xan. Inclusive Spaces + Empowering Places: The Poetry of Leadership. Women in Leadership Conference. March 6. Clemson, SC.
2016:  Haque, Mary Taylor and Betsy Corn. Rethinking the Design of a Public Children’s Garden. American Horticultural Society National Children and Youth Gardening Symposium. July 14. Columbia, SC.
2013: Haque, Mary Taylor. Promoting Environmental Education through Volunteer Service as Program Coordinator for the Foothills Group of the Sierra Club. South Carolina Master Naturalist State Conference. Poster Presentation. May 24. Clemson, SC.
2013: Haque, Mary. Landscape Design for Energy Efficiency. South Carolina Horticultural Industry Annual Conference and Trade Show. February 6. Myrtle Beach, SC.
2013:  Haque, Mary. “Connecting Children to Nature”. South Carolina Master Naturalist State Conference.  May 24. Clemson, SC.
2012:  Haque, Mary. Designing Outdoor Environments for Children. South Carolina Horticultural Industry Conference and Trade Show. February 2. Myrtle Beach, SC.
2010:  Baker, K. Thomas, Mary T. Haque, and Dr. James Brown-Faust. Landscape Design of a Vertical Plane: The Clemson University Green Wall Project. Southern Region, American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting. February 7. Orlando, Fla.
2010:  Healy, Erik J., Renee K. Byrd, Mary T. Haque, Tyler Miller, and Karl Muzii. The Petty Residence: A Landscape Design Based on Principles of Sustainability. Southern Region, American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting. February 7. Orlando, Fla.

Selected Invited Presentations Since Retiring in 2010:
2013: Haque, Mary.  Landscape Design Criteria for Children’s Gardens.  Presentation and consultation with South Carolina Botanical Garden staff on their Children’s Garden design. December 3 and 11. Clemson. SC.
2013: Haque, Mary. “Designing Outdoor Environments for Children.” Lake and Hills Garden Club. April 12. Salem, SC.
2012: Haque, Mary. Designing Outdoor Environments for Children presentation and consultation with garden staff on their Children’s Garden design. Brookgreen Gardens. February 24 and again on June 12. Litchfield, SC.
2011: Haque, Mary. Designing Outdoor Environments for Children.  Master Gardeners. South Carolina Botanical Garden. November 7. Clemson, SC.
2011: Haque, Mary. Principles of Landscape Design. Clemson University Hort. 461/661 Guest lecture for class taught by Galen Newman. January 24. Clemson, SC.
2011: Haque, Mary. Elements of Landscape Design. Clemson University Hort. 461/661 Guest lecture for class taught by Galen Newman. February 1. Clemson. SC.
2011: Haque, Mary. Planting Design. Clemson University Hort. 461/661 Guest lecture for class taught by Galen Newman. February 8. Clemson, SC.
2011: Haque, Mary. Topiary Artist Pearl Fryer. Clemson Garden Club. South Carolina Botanical Garden. February 28. Clemson, SC.
2011: Haque, Mary. Gardening with Children. Pickens Garden Club. September 6. Pickens, SC.
2011: Haque, Mary. Landscape Transformations. Edge Expo. Urban Ag Council, Gwinnett Center. December 7. Duluth, GA.
2010: Haque, Mary, Lolly Tai. Designing Outdoor Environments for Children.  Southern Spring Show. March 5.  Charlotte, North Carolina.
2010: Haque, Mary. Decorative Fall Plants. Garden Club. October 5. Seneca, SC.

Exhibitions Since Retiring in 2010:
Co-sponsored Exhibit on Charleston Renaissance Artist “Anna Heyward Taylor: Intrepid Explorer” at the Gibbes Museum of Art. Charleston, SC. January 18-May 12, 2019.  Her work was also exhibited at the Greenville Museum of Art May 26-July22, 2018, and at the Charleston Museum in 2019.



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