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Charlie Bamforth

Food Science and Technology

Michael J Lewis Endowment

For more than 30 years, Professor Michael J. Lewis led the UC Davis Brewing Science curriculum, building from an idea to a program with a worldwide reputation for excellence. To recognize Dr. Lewis, the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology created an endowed fund, named in his honor, and dedicated to supporting UC Davis brewing science. When Anheuser- Busch gave $30,000 to ‘‘support brewing science students,’’ Charlie Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science suggested that this was an opportunity to honor Dr. Lewis and endow a fund that will help students in perpetuity. ‘‘I thought an endowment would be an appropriate way to recognize the many contributions Professor Lewis has made to his students and to the brewing industry,’’ said Bamforth. ‘‘It also gives his former students an opportunity to thank Dr. Lewis through gift to the fund.’’ For questions about this program, or giving to Food Science and Technology, contact Melissa Haworth at or (530) 754-8562. Or you can contact Charlie Bamforth.