Thursday, May 17, 2012
Thursday May 17, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
RSVP by May 10, 2012
Payment due May 14 by noon
Fresno State's Department of Viticulture & Enology Gazebo and Lawn Area
2360 E Barstow Ave
(between Cedar and Maple)
Fresno, CA 93740
(west of the Viticulture and Enology Building)
A courtesy parking code for dinner guests will be available.
California State University - Fresno Viticulture and Enology
2012 Department of Viticulture and Enology Outstanding Student Achievers
Joseph Geller, Outstanding Graduate Student Achievement Award 2012
Hometown: Blythewood, SC
Graduate Research Focus: Mechanical Vineyard Management
Undergraduate degree: Engineering, The University of South Carolina
Future plans: To work with Treasury Wine Estates as a Viticulturist in the Central and North Coast regions of California
Maclain Atkinson, Outstanding Undergraduate Student Achiever 2012
Hometown: Temecula, CA
B.S. Enology, Fresno State (2012)
B.S. History & Business, Arizona State University (2007)
Future plans: Internship at Trinchero Family Estates
In accordance with JCAST policy, Student Achievement Awards are selected on the basis of meritorious service, leadership, and achievement related to the fields of endeavor by the department''s undergraduate and graduate programs.
Mark Boehler, Enology
Michael Costley, Enology
Anthony Hernandez, Enology
Spencer Kelly, Enology
Greg Nelson, Enology
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR STUDENTS IN THE VITICULTURE & ENOLOGY CLASS OF 2012!
Please join for a fun evening as we celebrate the end of another successful year at the Department of Viticulture and Enology!
Friends, family, alumni, and members of the grape and wine industry are encouraged to be a part of this annual celebration held outdoors on the Viticulture & Enology lawn.
We look forward to seeing you there as we recognize the achievements of our graduates and introduce our Class of 2012!
This annual event is generously sponsored by the San Joaquin Valley Winemakers and the Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association. This year we are pleased to add Pardini's Catering and Banquets to our list of sponsors. Individuals and companies may also help support the Department of Viticulture and Enology by sponsoring the event or a student!
Social & Hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 pm on the Viticulture & Enology Lawn and Gazebo area on the Fresno State campus.
Seating for dinner begins at 6:15 pm followed by dinner, recognition of our graduates, certificate students, and sponsors, with brief announcements by the Viticulture Club and Enology Society, and our sponsors.
Menu by Pardini's:
Complete dinner includes Filet Mignonettes of Beef skewered with peppers and onions grilled & topped with Bordelaise sauce, green salad, rolls, fresh vegetables, traditional rice pilaf, non-alcoholic beverages and Fresno State Ice Cream for dessert. Vegetarian or special dietary meals available upon request.
Student produced products from the Viticulture & Enology program, including Fresno State wine and raisins, will also be featured at no charge. Must be 21 years of age and older.
$25 - General Admission
$15 - Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Students Only (currently enrolled)
$10 - Children's Meal ( 11 & under )
Class of 2012 Graduates Only-- Complimentary
$30 - Sponsor a dinner
$200 - Sponsor a table of 8
Individuals or companies are also welcome to help sponsor this event by including a donation, made payable to the San Joaquin Valley Winemaker's Group. Funds will help offset expenses for this event, will lower the price of admission for everyone, and will enable us to provide a complimentary meal to all of our 2012 DVE graduates, while offering discounted admission to our viticulture and enology students.
RSVP by May 10, 2012
Register Now! Submit payment to the Department of Viticulture and Enology Office by May 14 at noon.
Accepted Forms of Payment
Cash or Check*
* Checks payable to San Joaquin Valley Winemakers
Reservations made online will be considered a commitment to pay in full by noon on May 14. Payments received by this date and time will be included in the final count to the caterer.
Thank you to the generous support from the San Joaquin Valley Winemakers, the California State University, Fresno Viticulture & Enology Alumni Association, and Pardini's Catering & Banquets.
The San Joaquin Valley Winemakers Group has chosen to make this event their monthly meeting for May. We welcome their attendance and support!
Master of Science in Viticulture and Enology
Joseph Geller, M.S. - Outstanding Graduate Student Achiever
Jorge Ramirez- Perez, M.S.
Lydia Wessner, M.S.
Bachelor of Science
Maclain Atkinson, B.S. Enology - Outstanding Undergraduate Achiever
Emily Eisenbaum, B.S. Enology
Erik Ettner, B.S. Enology
Erik Grahn, B.S. Enology
Ryan Hessler, B.S. Enology
Adam Ivor, B.S. Enology
Isaac Jenkins, B.S. Enology
Jeremy Ligon, B.S. Enology
Ricardo Mendoza, B.S. Viticulture
Melaina Moustakis, B.S. Enology
Nicolas Prieto, B.S. Enology
Mario Salinas, B.S. Enology
Bryce Willingham, B.S. Enology
The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Convocation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 18 in the Save Mart Center at Fresno State at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm. Refreshmens will be served prior to the Convocation from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Conley Art East Lawn Area on campus, compliments of the Ag One Foundation. RSVP is requested to the Department of Viticulture and Enology office by May 9.