Summer 2017

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A Toast to Tastemakers: Presidents deliver diverse beverage experiences to patrons across the nation

July 23, 2017
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W&J alumni around the country are taking part in the rise of craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries over the last few decades. Some Presidents have spent their careers in the […]

A Toast to Tastemakers: Yianni Barakos

July 22, 2017
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When Yianni Barakos ’08 graduated from W&J with a degree in business administration, he envisioned a long and successful career for himself in construction project management, after which he would […]

A Toast to Tastemakers: Ed Belfoure '67

July 21, 2017
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When Ed Belfoure ’67 retired as a chemistry instructor at the Naval Academy, he and his wife planned to spend their time traveling. But after visits with their children out-of-state […]

A Toast to Tastemakers: Joel McCloskey '00

July 20, 2017
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Joel McClosky ’00 and his business partner had the unusual distinction of opening the first brewery in a city that has only allowed alcohol sales since 2008. McClosky’s search for […]

A Toast to Tastemakers: Craig Boyd '82

July 19, 2017
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During an early midlife crisis, Craig Boyd ’82 thought making wine sounded like a fun job. He knew very little about wine and almost nothing about what being a winemaker […]

A Toast to Tastemakers: Gia Nigro '15

July 18, 2017
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Gia Nigro ’15 is still adjusting to how quickly her future has taken shape since her junior year at W&J. The chemistry major who had planned to go to medical […]

A Toast to Tastemakers: Students get a first draft in brewing with on-campus opportunities

July 17, 2017
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W&J students with an interest in brewing can start learning the tricks of the trade in the chemistry lab. As part of Professor of Chemistry Robbie Iuliucci’s Chemical Measurements (CHM […]

A Toast to Tastemakers: Other alumni in the industry

July 16, 2017
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Glenn Rice ’78 owns Quantum Limit Vineyards (pictured above) in Napa Valley. After decades of living in the Bay Area and visiting wine country when friends and fellow alumni came to […]

A Graduate's Reflection: Devon Dobbs '17

July 15, 2017
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I remember move-in day as if it were yesterday. I moved in early because I was selected to participate in a pre-orientation program called the Leadership and Service Institute. I […]

Wrestling & Rising: Sonnieboy Blanco '17 prepared to make his mark on the world

July 14, 2017
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Sonnieboy Blanco ’17 proudly represented Washington & Jefferson College, along with Head Coach Thomas Prairie and Assistant Coach Jeff Breese, during the introduction of competitors at the 2017 NCAA Division III […]