The AWSEF Board has been locating and talking with many of our scholarship winners from the past 25 years and we'll be sharing updates about them on the PAST WINNERS tab.
October 22: Kirsten Skorgerson, PhD THEN--2005 and 2006 Winner NOW--Employed by Monsanto
October 15: Gordon Walker, PhD THEN--2011 and 2012 Winner NOW--Sales Representative for Flotek in Napa area
October 8: Justine E. Vanden Heuvel, PhD THEN--2001 Winner NOW--Associate Professor of Viticulture and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Viticulture & Enology, Cornell University
October 1: Christopher Snowden, PhD THEN--2007 and 2008 Winner NOW--Research Scientist, University of Denver, Colorado
September 24: Vinay Pagay, PhD THEN--2007 Winner NOW--Research Scientist and Lecturer, University of Adelaide, Australia
September 17: Emily Terrell, MS THEN--2007 and 2008 Winner NOW--Assistant Winemaker, Brittan Vineyards and Winderlea Wine Company
September 10: Michelle Moyer, PhD THEN--2006 and 2007 Winner NOW--Assistant Professor and Statewide Viticulture Extension Specialist, Washington State University
September 3: Renee Terrell Threlfall, PhD THEN--1994 and 1995 Winner NOW--Research Scientist at University of Arkansas
August 27: Patricia Skinkis, PhD THEN--2004 and 2005 Winner NOW--Viticulture Extension Specialist & Associate Professor, Oregon State University
August 20: Elwyn A. Gladstone, MS THEN--1998 Winner NOW--Owner/Founder Biggar & Leith LLC Premium Spirits
August 13: Steven Marko, MS THEN--2001 Winner NOW--Senior Director, Research & Development, Tillamook County Creamery Assoc.
Seven students from six different universities across the U.S. and Canada were each awarded $3,500 scholarship in 2017.
Thank you to everyone who voted for our Board of Trustees this fall. Meet our newest members...
We are sad to share the news that dedicated former AWSEF Trustee, Eileen M. Tobias, of Fairmont, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse after a brief illness.
The next election for Trustees will be held this summer for a four year term beginning January 1, 2018. Per the AWSEF bylaws, the Board of Trustees consists of seven Trustees, one of whom is the current AWS President. The following Trustees will be either completing their four year term and/or are up for reelection: Bonnie Lance, Karl Starkloff & Jim High.
We invite you to consider running for a position on our dynamic Board which works together with the AWS to support its education mission. See the timetable for the election process.
Eastern Pennsylvania AWS chapters hold annual one-day Wine Conference on March 11 in Lansdale, PA. There's so much to learn about wine. Come discover with us!
Eric Feldhake, of the Walt Whitman AWS Chapter, has been appointed General Counsel of the American Wine Society Educational Foundation by AWSEF President, Bonnie Lance.
Robert P. Szaro wins 2016 AWSEF Fruit Wine Award
The 2016 AWSEF Award of Merit winners, Patricia and Terry Green, were announced at the annual conference.
Terry and Patricia Green with Danny Klein at Annual Conference