Fleming in Food Science Receives National Scholarships in Enology and Viticulture

Amanda Fleming's research is "Investigating Quality Attributes and Wine Production Methods of Arkansas-Grown Grapes."
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Amanda Fleming's research is "Investigating Quality Attributes and Wine Production Methods of Arkansas-Grown Grapes."

Amanda Fleming, a graduate student at the U of A, has been named winner of two national scholarships, one from the American Society for Enology and Viticulture and one from the ASEV-Eastern Section.

Fleming is a food science master's degree student in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. She is the sole recipient of ASEV's Presidents' Award for Scholarship in Enology and one of six recipients of an ASEV-Eastern Section Scholarship.

Presidents' Award scholarships are given to one enology and one viticulture student in the United States each year, in the amount of $12,500. Both scholarships are awarded to graduate students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture or a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry.

Fleming's research is focused on "Investigating Quality Attributes and Wine Production Methods of Arkansas-Grown Grapes."

Fleming works under the guidance of Renee Threlfall, enology and viticulture expert in the Department of Food Science, and a researcher and scientist with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the U of A System Division of Agriculture.

Fleming is the second U of A food science student to be awarded the Presidents' Award for Scholarship in Enology in two years. Sarah Mayfield received the enology scholarship in 2020 after earning an ASEV Traditional Scholarship in 2019.

Enology and viticulture are the sciences of winemaking and grape growing. The ASEV is a society dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas' economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.


Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu


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