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2019 Merit Award: Dr. Sara Spayd

Sara Spayd holding red wine in glassASEV has selected Professor Emerita Dr. Sara Spayd of North Carolina State University, Raleigh, to receive its highest honor, the Merit Award. Dr. Spayd will be presenting the Merit Award Presentation, “Grape and Wine Industry, Research, Extension and Education: It Takes Villages,” on June 20, 2019 at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel.

“Dr. Sara Spayd embodies what ASEV was designed to do: develop research, create a network, share the knowledge and mentor leaders. She’s an exemplary colleague who has produced decades of brilliant research, was actively involved in multiple projects and could be depended on to get you results. But the one thing that stands out about Sara is her ability to mentor students in the industry. With her warm, infectious charm, she introduces and guides them into careers and networks they would have never thought to investigate,” said Jim Harbertson, ASEV Technical Program Director, Washington State University, Tri-Cities. “She introduced me to ASEV and is why I am part of the Society. That is her legacy.”

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