Congratulations to the 2023 Graduates!

Graduation 2023

The Department of Viticulture and Enology had a wonderful, comfortably cool, outdoor in-person graduation celebration for our students receiving a BS or MS in Viticulture and Enology on Friday, June 16, 2023. V & E Chair and Professor, David Block, got the festivities started and Greg Hirson, V & E alumnus (MS 2008) and Vice President of Products at Cork Supply, was the graduation speaker.  Professors Block and Montpetit and graduate and undergraduate advisor, Liz Price, then presented the 2023 graduates and citation recipients. The student advisor also had a few sentimental words for this amazing group of students. In addition, this past year's DEVO Co-Presidents, Morgan Rosenberg and Kayla Elmendorf, announced the 2023 Departmental Teaching Award recipient, Professor Hildegarde Heymann! Everyone then enjoyed a nice lunch, took some pictures, and enjoyed some celebratory cake!  Thank you to everyone who helped put this celebration together and congratulations to the Class of 2023! 

Congratulations to the following students who graduated in June 2023: 

B.S. in Viticulture & Enology 

  • Julia Bell 

  • Conor Calvert 

  • Luis Cendejas 

  • Yeonjoo Cho 

  • Holly Cook 

  • Ian Crone 

  • Helen Gordon 

  • Olivia Haley 

  • Hala Hark 

  • Yuhan Li 

  • Alondra Marquez 

  • Thea Michovsky 

  • Cameron Rose 

  • Kyle Sharpe 

  • Lexi Wang 

  • Kris Zmuda 

M.S. in Viticulture & Enology 

  • Alberto Arduino 

  • Allison Badar 

  • Nicholas Daman 

  • Kayla Elmendorf 

  • Kanella Goumenidis 

  • Iona Joseph 

  • Miriam Kaltenbach 

  • Kendal Koorenny

  • Marc Krafft 

  • Robin Nguyen 

  • Melissa Peabody 

  • Alex Ritter Jenkins 

  • Morgan Rosenberg 

  • Erik Swanson 

  • Leo Wallo 

Awards and Citations 
The Outstanding Senior awards for academic achievement and contributions to the department went to Cameron Rose and Julia Bell.  

The following students graduated with honors (overall GPA between 3.758-3.878), a departmental citation (3.6 GPA or higher in major courses), and/or outstanding performance (3.5 GPA or higher in all courses).  

  • Julia Bell (Honors, Departmental Citation, Outstanding Performance) 

  • Ian Crone (Departmental Citation, Outstanding Performance) 

  • Helen Gordon (Departmental Citation, Outstanding Performance) 

  • Olivia Haley (Departmental Citation, Outstanding Performance) 

  • Yuhan Li (Honors, Departmental Citation, Outstanding Performance) 

  • Cameron Rose (Honors, Departmental Citation, Outstanding Performance) 

  • Xinran Wang (Outstanding Performance) 

  • Junyao Zang (Outstanding Performance) 

  • Kris Zmuda (Departmental Citation, Outstanding Performance)