Matthew Gryskevich, of Morgantown, had already started his own landscaping business at the age of 16 a business he co-owned and operated for six years.The landscape architecture major with a 3.85 GPA volunteered with Friends of Decker’s Creek, served as a class assistant and was an officer of the WVU Student Society of Landscape Architecture.
He placed third in the “PRT: connect” national design competition.
“Our Earth is meant to be touched felt between our hands and molded with our spirit,” Gryskevich wrote in his application. “I want to touch the lives of those around me and impact the world through my passions. As a landscape architecture student, I am driven by the possibility of creating a world that is more livable, more sustainable and inspirational.”
He received the Promise scholarship, has made the WVU president’s and dean’s lists and is a member of the Honor Society of Sigma Lambda Alpha. He interned with All Outdoors Inc.