Last updated on August 27, 2007

DAVIS, CA, August 27, 2007… Scholarships totaling $60,000 have been awarded to enology and viticulture students throughout North America by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV). The Society annually awards the scholarships as part of its broader effort to foster the dissemination of critical industry research and science.

“These are outstanding and very worthy students who will shape the future of our wine and grape industry in the years to come,” said ASEV President Craig Rous in his introduction of the 20 scholarship recipients.

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

Craig Austin, Cornell University
Kimberly Cahill, Stanford University
Rhonda Cooper, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Amélie Dube Morneau, Washington State University, Pullman
Dena Fiacchino, Purdue University
Kevin Fort, University of California, Davis
Scott Frost, University of California, Davis
Denise Gardner, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Michael Krawitzky, Texas Tech University
Laura Matheson, University of Guelph
Michelle Moyer, Cornell University
Monique Perez, California State University, Fresno
Kirsten Skogerson, University of California, Davis
Brady Smith, University of California, Davis
Piero Spada, Cornell University
Hans Straight, West Virginia University, Morgantown
Emily Terrell, University of British Columbia
Ioannis Toutountzis, California State University, Fresno
Nicole Umiker, Washington State University, Pullman
José Ramón Úrbez-Torres, University of California, Davis

The American Society for Enology and Viticulture is a non-profit professional society dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world. Membership includes professionals from wineries, vineyards, academic institutions and organizations. More information on the ASEV, its programs and annual meeting can be found online at: