Viticulture and Enology Students Recognized for Excellence

Student Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Trevor Powers, who was recognized as a finalist for the WSU Tri-Cities Student Employee of the Year Award. The award honors the student who goes “above and beyond” in their work for WSU Tri-Cities. Trevor was recognized for his management of the Albert Ravenholt Teaching and Research Vineyard under the guidance of Dr. Bhaskar Bondada, Associate Professor of Viticulture.

Daniel Hottell
Daniel Hottell

2016 CAHNRS Student Awards

The 2016 CAHNRS Honors Banquet was held in Pullman on March 24. The annual gala highlights students who represent the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences at its best. Congratulations to winners from the Viticulture and Enology Program:

Outstanding Seniors: these students were recognized for academic excellence, maintaining a 3.0 GPA or above and in the top 25 percent in their major.

  • Daniel Hottell (VE Major-Tri-Cities)- Outstanding Senior Award
  •  Molly Warren (VE Major-Pullman) Outstanding Senior Award

    Molly Warren
    Molly Warren

Congratulations to these V&E students nominated for awards this year:

  • Suzanne Kaye (Tri-Cities) – Aggie of the Year
  • Trevor Powers (Tri-Cities) – Outstanding Junior in Agricultural or Natural Resource Science
  • McKinley Dixon (Pullman) – Outstanding Junior in Agricultural or Natural Resource Science
  • Melanie Ford (Tri-Cities) – Emerging Undergraduate in Agricultural or Natural Resource Sciences


Wine Chemistry Professor Awarded “Partners in Science” Grant

Dr. Tom Collins will partner with Frederick Burke of Chiawana High School in Pasco, Wash. on a research project titled “Characterizing the Chemical Composition of Washington State Wines,” over the next two summers thanks to a $15,000 grant award from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust provides grants to organizations in the Pacific Northwest that seek to strengthen the region’s educational and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. This grant aims to improve science education by enabling outstanding high school science teachers to form partnerships with research scientists to conduct basic science research for two consecutive summers. At the end of the each summer, the teachers will share their research at both regional and national Partners in Science Conferences.