CAHNRS alumna awarded for creating agriculture opportunities for students

CAHNRS alumna Jenica Nickels was awarded the Bridge Builder Award through Agriculture Future of America (AFA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional development, scholarships, and experiential opportunities to future leaders in the agriculture industry. Nickels was initially selected as one of four finalists, then Bridge Builder Award at the AFA National Conference in November. […]

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First gen WSU wine alumnus creates new Petit Verdot

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – At 31 years old, WSU Viticulture & Enology alumnus Noel Perez (‘20) recently created and launched a 2016 Petit Verdot under his own label, Calvario Cellars. Born in Mexico and raised in the Walla Walla Valley, Perez often accompanied his parents to their agricultural work sites where they picked asparagus, onions, […]

Cavario Cellars is spelled in gold lettering over blue mountains on this close up of a red wine bottle next to a wine glass.

WSU Viticulture & Enology alumnus continues studies in France and Spain

Jake Lazar is not letting the COVID-19 pandemic interfere with plans to continue his winemaking education overseas. The 2019 WSU Viticulture & Enology graduate had envisioned a master’s program at the L’institut Agro in Montpellier, France, as his next step since his sophomore year. “COVID made it complicated, but I wasn’t going to let that […]

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Wine alum credits WSU education, creates popular vintage port

Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, Leah Adint wanted to travel someplace new for a science degree. After graduating high school in 2005, she enrolled at WSU to pursue a degree in Viticulture & Enology. She said when it came to studying wine, WSU ticked all the boxes. Adint received the Château Ste. Michelle scholarship her […]

A brunette woman stands in front of a large green vineyard in France.