PSS Students Receive Scholarships From Industry Partners
Image Courtesy of Ed Hellman
Brad Dixon, third from left, of Spicewood received the first Melanie Holloway Viticulture
and Enology Scholarship that was presented on Aug. 11 at a scholarship fundraising
dinner at Woodrose Winery in Stonewall.
Pictured with Dixon, from left, Mike Guilette, owner of Woodrose Winery; Ed Hellman, Professor of Viticulture at Texas Tech University - Fredericksburg, and Matt Williams, assistant director of development, Texas Tech College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
The Texas Tech scholarship was created by Mike and Linda Guilette to honor the late Melanie Holloway, Woodrose Winery tasting room manager to support local students studying viticulture and enology at Texas Tech in Fredericksburg.
At TTU in Fredericksburg, students can complete a bachelor of science in plant and soil science with a specialization in either viticulture and enology or local food and wine production systems. Dixon is a junior at Texas Tech and works at Spicewood vineyards.
Image and Text Courtesy of Fredericsksburg Standard Radio Post
The Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts presented $1,000 scholarships to two students who will be starting the new Texas Tech University specialization in Local Food and Wine Production Systems in Fredericksburg.
Texas Tech officials and board members from the TCWCA were on hand to present the honors to Callista Tovar, of Mason, and Nelson Avila, of Austin (holding frames). From left are: Texas Tech University personnel, Maureen Qualia, enology instructor; Dr. Eric Hequet, chairman of the TTU Department of Plant and Soil Science in Lubbock; Dr. Ed Hellman, professor of viticulture and enology; Tovar, Avila; and TCWCA board members, Jim Mikula, Tim Lehmberg, Bobby Watson and Ernie Loeffler.
Some proceeds from the "Taste for the Future" event held last December at the Becker
Vineyards Main Street Tasting Room funded the scholarships.
–Standard Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke.
- Woodrose Winery
- Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts
- TTU Viticulture and Enology Programs
- TTU Local Food and Wine Programs
- PSS Turnrow
- Department of Plant and Soil Science