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VESTA Program and Kent State University

VESTA and Kent State University Ashtabula

Kent State University Ashtabula is a member of the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) National Center of Excellence.  The VESTA National Center of Excellence, funded by the National Science Foundation, and administered by Missouri State University, is a partnership between 17 universities and two-year colleges across the nation, all with a 21st century vision for education in grape growing and winemaking. The goal of VESTA is to establish self-sustaining educational programs which will provide students with a foundation of the science, mathematics and technology skills needed for a productive career in the grape and wine industry. This unique collaboration of universities and community colleges across the nation provides students access to coursework that is delivered online, thereby enabling learning to occur anytime, anywhere. Practical hands-on laboratory and field experiences in local vineyards and wineries are a key component of VESTA!

VESTA students may take viticulture and enology classes from any member institution in the US with complete confidence that course credits can be articulated toward a future viticulture or enology Associate of Applied Science degree at Kent State University.  Students can register for viticulture and enology coursework directly with VESTA, or through our joint KSU-VESTA application on this web site. We encourage Ohio residents to contact Kent State University Ashtabula for discussions of your academic goals and financial needs, and to act as an Ohio repository for your student transcripts and records.

For further information about the VESTA program and consortium please visit the VESTA web site by clicking on the graphic below.

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For information on the VESTA viticulture and enology program at Kent State University Ashtabula please continue to explore this web site or contact:

Dr. Jodi Creasap Gee, Program Director, 440-964-4538, jcreasap@kent.edu