Alumni Accolades August 2015

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1990 Scholar Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) is featured in a Q&A in Coca-Cola Journey. Ben was elected last November after serving as president of Midland University, a 130-year-old Lutheran college he steered out of bankruptcy to become one of the fastest-growing higher education institutions in the country by the time of his departure.

Said Ben, “I remember my interview during the selection weekend very clearly. Five interviewers, bright lights and a lot of questions that challenged us not to give predictable answers about wanting to save the world. I remembered and appreciated the rigor of those questions in the following years. It’s been great staying connected to the Scholars Foundation, and I was honored to serve on that same selection committee later.”

Raina and Book

Raina Kadavil (2015) published her first book, “The Voice of Thunder,” a young adult fiction novel she describes as “a little bit like Game of Thrones crossed with Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Read more about the book and find it on Amazon.com.

First Lady Michelle Obama greets a participant after delivering remarks at a Reach Higher Champions of Change event in Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, June 30, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) This photograph is provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy and may be printed by the subject(s) in the photograph for personal use only. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated or broadcast, without the written permission of the White House Photo Office. This photograph may not be used in any commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Ahmad Shawwal (2015) took a photo with First Lady Michelle Obama after delivering remarks at a Reach Higher Champions of Change event in Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House on June 30, 2015. The event spotlighted innovative education practices.

Said Ahmad, “In her speech, she recognized the student leaders in the room. I stood up as she addressed us; however, I was the only one standing! She complemented me for displaying leadership, so I asked to take a picture with her, but I did not expect to receive one. After the event, I left the room and was suddenly escorted by staff to an area where Michelle Obama was waiting for me. I was star-struck. So, my first response was to run and give her a big hug! I’m almost certain that I broke protocol, but I was too excited to care! She was kind enough to speak to me for a few minutes. I thanked her for all the work she’s done for education reform and took pictures with her.”

Julian

Julian Plowden (2010) was interviewed on City NPR 90.1 WABE’s City Lights. Julian discussed several of his photos and his experience photographing #BlackLivesMatter protests.

Alumni Connections August 2015

Jake Salone and Ashley at GoogleJake Bernstein (2012), Salone Kapur (2006), and Ashley Chang (2006) took a break from their workdays and shared some Cokes at Google in New York City. Brad Galiette (2004) is also working at Google.

Ben and Karli

Karli Guyther (year?) met Ben Obomanu (2002) in her legal writing class at the University of Alabama and quickly realized that they were both part of the Coca-Cola Scholar family.

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Angela Harrell (1991), Mehul Patel (1994), Jack McKinstry (2000), and Ali Hartman (2001) got together for “dinner and giggles” in New York City.

Pauls family visit

Our intern, Paul Serrato (2015), and his family had lunch with us before taking his little brother to Six Flags!

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Emily Daley (2014) and Elizabeth Conway (2013) had lunch with us during their last week interning at The Coca-Cola Company.

Reed Frey visitReed Fry (2012) came by for lunch while visiting Atlanta.

Coke Scholars Social Hack Makes an Impact

The room was full of optimism as the first #‎CokeScholarsHack began at The Coca-Cola Company headquarters on Saturday, July 25. But this hack had nothing to do with computer programming – instead, it was an opportunity for over 50 participants, including 25 Scholars, mentors, judges and volunteers, to make a difference by helping 3 nonprofits. Partnering with Amplify 4 Good, a group that strengthens the efforts of service organizations and entrepreneurs by making them better equipped to foster positive change in underserved communities, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and its Alumni Advisory Board organized the hack to create transformative change in a fast-paced and intense environment.

Hackers listened to representatives from 3 nonprofits present their design, marketing, and fundraising problems:

  1. Athena Lao, 2008 Scholar and co-founder of BEST Foundation
  2. Megan Barber, Manager of Donor Engagement at the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
  3. Neha Gupta, 2014 Scholar and founder of Empower Orphans

Following the presentations from the nonprofits, hackers joined together in groups to use their skills, expertise, and entrepreneurial innovation methodologies to come up with solutions. Each nonprofit had 2 groups dedicated to brainstorming – in just 5 hours – ways to improve their processes.

After creating solution presentations, the hackers reassembled to showcase their ideas to the nonprofit leaders and 4 judges, who would select the group with the most impactful solution:

  1. Jay Cranman, VP of Corporate Partnerships, Points of Light
  2. Ben Garren, General Counsel, North America Group, The Coca-Cola Company
  3. Jolene Loetscher, 1997 Scholar and Co-Founder of Mud Mile Communications
  4. Randy McDow, Executive Director, Stamps Family Charitable Foundation

The judges evaluated 6 innovative solutions, and Empower Orphans Team 2 was chosen as the winning team. Ameet Kallarackal, Darien Dabney, Karyn Harrington, Laura Lasance, Kembo Tom, and Wylie Mao’s solution involved refocusing the organization, narrowing their scope to basic health and education intervention for orphans under 18, and then creating a replicable model to attract high school and college students as volunteers. They also suggested strategic partnerships to gain visibility, even partnering with 3 organizations that day.

Partnerships established

“It was a truly wonderful experience that will help drastically expand Empower Orphans,” said Neha Gupta, Founder of Empower Orphans and pictured above. “It is always such an honor to be reconnected with Coke Scholars and Coke alumni. I still cannot believe I am one of them; I feel very lucky.”

In the end, all 6 teams brought a new and valuable perspective to their nonprofit and learned from their teammates during their collaboration.

“As always, I am consistently impressed by the caliber of Coca-Cola Scholar events – [this] hackathon one of them…It’s very exciting to see the Foundation continue to move in a positive direction,” Hacker and 2010 Scholar John Lowry said.

Jay Cranman shared a judge’s perspective: “This hackathon is just another, in a myriad of ways, in which Coke continues to invest in the Atlanta community. It was a special day and I was honored to be part of it. It was easy to see the power of service and volunteerism as 50 individuals gave up a day of their weekend to support 3 amazing nonprofits. I’m sure those nonprofits got a tremendous lift from the event, but like a lot of things in life, I venture that the individual participants and judges, myself included, were the real winners.”

As a result of the great success of the event, the Coca-Cola Scholars Alumni Advisory Board, created by alumni to build on the efforts of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation through networking, mentoring, and collaborations, plans to host another #CokeScholarsHack in Los Angeles later this year.

Click here to follow the day through social media posts. 

All videos above were created by Mud Mile Communications.

New Alumni Advisory Board Members

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) was formed in 2006 by alumni Scholars to help support the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation’s mission and goals. Currently 15 alumni serve on the AAB on a 3 year rotation. This year they are happy to welcome 5 new members, Micaela Connery (2004), Alice Park (1999), Daron Roberts (1997), Nola Weinstein (2001), and Sandy Williams Alumni Legacy Scholar Justin Pearson (2013), who will join the board in October 2015.

MicaelaConneryMicaela Connery, a 2004 Coca-Cola Scholar, is the founder of Unified Theater, an organization she launched at the age of 15 inspired by her cousin Kelsey, and MPP Candidate at Harvard Kennedy School focusing on disability, inclusion, and community development. At the Kennedy School, she is a research fellow for the Joint Center for Housing Studies working on issues of disability housing and a teaching assistant in social entrepreneurship. Micaela serves as a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum and has been recognized for her work as a Bluhm Helfand Social Innovation Fellow, a 2010 DoSomething Award Winner, a Gloria T. A. Barron Young Hero, a CNN Breakthrough Woman and a West Hartford Connecticut Citizen of the Arts. She’s spoken at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos and keynoted the National Conference on Inclusion (KIT), the National Collegiate Leadership Conference, and Chicago Ideas Week.

AlicePark99Alice Park, a 1999 Scholar, created Alice Park Photography, which was recently recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for being one of the top grossing studios in the city.  In 2009, she co-founded the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) with her husband, Kyu, which is represented in over 60 countries and has become the most recognized photography association within the industry. As the co-founder and Creative Director, Alice continues to grow their educational platform and strengthens their global membership community. Alice is highly involved in her community, serving on the board of Haiti Babi, a nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is to bring families together and end the cycle of poverty in Haiti. She also serves on both school boards of her son Lyon’s preschools, spending many volunteer hours creatively helping with school events, photography-related projects, while spear-heading fundraising efforts. Alice graduated from Georgia Tech and lives in Atlanta with her husband Kyu and their children Lyon and Elise.

220px-DARON_ROBERTSDaron K. Roberts, a 1997 Coca-Cola Scholar, is the founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation at the University of Texas. He is also CEO and Founder of 4th and 1, Inc. – a nonprofit that provides free SAT/ACT prep, football training, and life skills development to at-risk youth in Texas, Michigan, and Florida. To date, 4th and 1 has transformed nearly 400 student-athletes into independent thinkers and self-sufficient young men. Roberts has spent the past seven years as a football coach with the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns. He earned his B.A. in Plan II Honors and Government from The University of Texas in 2001. He holds an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School (2004) and J.D. from Harvard Law School (2007). Daron enjoys living in Austin, TX with his wife Hilary and their three children.

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Nola Weinstein, a 2001 Scholar, is Head of Executive Engagement @Twitter where she focuses on brand storytelling and amplifying corporate influencers. In her role, Nola works with business leaders from around the world to help them better understand the power of the platform and optimize their personal Twitter presence to drive meaningful messaging and impact. Additionally, she runs executive briefings and innovation tours at Twitter’s San Francisco Headquarter for key executives. Prior to joining Twitter, Nola was Editor-in-Chief/VP of Content at Mode Media (formerly Glam Media) where she oversaw content creation and curation strategies across multiple sites and platforms for the top 10 comScore property. Nola was previously Associate Fashion News Editor at IMG’s The Daily and her work has also appeared in Women’s Wear Daily, The Huffington Post, and Seventeen. Weinstein, an expert in digital content strategy, content marketing, and scaled influencer activations, also advises a variety of brands and startups. She is a graduate of Emory University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Follow her on Twitter @NolaBeth.

justin1Justin J. Pearson, a 2013 Scholar, attends Bowdoin College where he concentrates primarily on Government and Legal Studies. Justin is the founder and executive director of Camp Hope Memphis, a summer enrichment program for underserved teenage students in his hometown. Since 2013, this program has impacted over 100 students and has added a new location. Camp Hope teaches lessons in social advocacy, college access, and global citizenship. Recently, Justin presented his research on the evolution of government intervention in education policy for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. He currently serves as an associate board member of State Farm’s Youth Advisory Board, which allocates 5 million dollars in grants to neighborhoods and nonprofits across America. An advocate for equity in education, he aspires to invest in others as many people have invested in him. Justin is the 2013 Sandy Williams Alumni Legacy Scholar and is honored and excited to join the AAB.

Alumni Accolades July 2015

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Rocio Ortega (2012) had the honor of introducing First Lady Michelle Obama as a keynote speaker at the 4th annual 2015 Girl Up Leadership Summit on July 14. The First Lady joined them to celebrate Girl Up joining her initiative “Let Girls Learn” aimed at ensuring girls around the world receive an education. Rocio has been involved with Girl Up since 2011, first as a Girl Up club founder at her high school then as a Teen Advisor for the campaign. She is now a Youth Champion was part of a United Nations Foundation Girl Up delegation to Ethiopia to visit Somali girls living in refugee camps. “I do everything from engaging with youth supporters in the U.S. and around the world to lobbying in Capitol Hill for legislation that meets the needs of girls education in developing countries, fundraising, and helping organize Girl Up leadership summits,” said Rocio.

Adan Gonzalez (2012), recent Georgetown graduate, was featured in USA Today. Watch how he is balancing a double life between being a student CEO of the Si Se Puede Network and coming from a poor community in Dallas where people are just trying to survive.

Julian

A photo taken by Julian Plowden (2010) from Atlanta’s August 2014 Ferguson solidarity march will be included in an upcoming exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Julian has been covering the Black Lives Matter movement throughout the United States, and his images have been exhibited at the Hammonds House Museum and Emory University. Read his interview with Atlanta’s Creative Loafing and visit his website, Candid in Atlanta.

Telly

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation received our first Telly Award thanks to this amazing “Refresh the World” video that Jolene Loetscher (1997) and her husband Nate created for us! While Jolene and Nate were the award winners, they were kind enough to send us our own replicate.

Albert

Albert Lawrence (2003), correspondent for ABC7 news in Los Angeles, got some social media tips from comedian Kevin Hart while at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal the other day.

Daria Torres

Daria Torres (1992), strategy consultant and the managing partner at Walls Torres Group, shared keys to successful organizational growth in Business Innovators Magazine. Daria also helped lead the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation’s 2013 strategic planning efforts.

Elise

Elise Stefanik (2002), America’s youngest congresswoman to date, was selected to chair a hearing last month of the House Republican Policy Committee entitled “Millenials and the GOP: Learning from America’s emerging leaders to shape tomorrow’s Republican agenda.” Click here to learn more and watch video from the hearing.

Justin Pinn

Justin Pinn (2009) has been named the next Assistant Director of the Georgetown Scholarship Program at Georgetown University where he  will advise, mentor, and help 600+ first generation college students. He has also been named to the Board of Advisers for the Venture Academy Charter School in Minneapolis and was selected by Legacy Miami magazine as one of “South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow for 2015.”

Carrie Jany at TRI

Carrie Regan (1989), Jany Brown (1992), and Kacie Darden (2001) participated in the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon – an Olympic Distance, with a 1500 meter swim, 42 km bike, and 10k run. They had beautiful weather and Jany and Carrie’s finish times were within seconds of each other. After the race they learned through Facebook that Kacie participated as well. Jany and Carrie took this photo for us to prove, as Carrie said, “that us ‘senior’ Coke Scholars can still represent at feats of athletic prowess!”

Alumni Connections July 2015

Maine - Cabinet Room Share-A-Coke Photo

After a recent newsletter featured a link on how to customize special glass “Share a Coke” bottles, Aaron Chadbourne (2002) worked with The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England to make some special bottles for his boss, Governor LePage. They presented the bottles to him in the Governor’s Cabinet Room of the Maine State House and he loved it!

Pictured left to right: Al Hartt, General Manager CCNNE; Aaron Chadbourne, 2002 Scholar & Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor; Governor Paul R. LePage, Governor of Maine; Dave Dumont, Senior Director of Operations CCNNE; Newell Auger, Maine Beverage Association.

ronald reagan scholars in white house

2015 Scholars Timothy Lann, Cindy Rajkumar, Courtney Thurston, and Sydney Kamen took over the oval office at the Reagan Presidential Scholarship Retreat.

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Coca-Cola Scholars came together in San Francisco for dinner.

swire cake

Swire Coca-Cola in Denver played host to a 1st annual Coca-Cola Scholars Luncheon for local scholarship winners, their families, and program alumni. 6 local Scholars were offered a special meet and greet opportunity with Swire’s Denver leadership, an overview of Coca-Cola’s operations in Colorado, and a behind the scenes, eco-tour of the Stapleton distribution center. Each Scholar was recognized during the luncheon and presented with a commemorative Coca-Cola bottle. Over the past few months, local sales and team representatives visited each Coke Scholar’s school to present them with an award in front of their respective high school student bodies and lead administrators.

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2015 Scholars Samantha Smith, Ashton Duke, Sharon Li, Perry Alagappan, Emily Ashkin, and 2014 Scholar Sharmila Paul met up at Torchy’s Tacos in Houston, Texas to share a Coke and some chips and queso.

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Jolene Loetscher (1997) met up with fellow South Dakota Scholar Lane Blasius (2014) at Augustana College after she and her husband Nate did a photo shoot. Nate and Jolene are the owners of Mud Mile Communications and Lane’s college is one of their clients.

Erica Tuggle

Erica Tuggle (2001) visited our office with adorable baby Jordan.

Scholars in DCScholars from classes 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015 got together for pizza and cokes in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 4th of July!

Victoria Hager and JeanHager Rand, President of Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and Jean McGuire, his assistant, had lunch with Victoria Nneji (2010) to welcome her back to town following her graduation from Columbia University. Victoria will begin graduate school at Duke University this fall.

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On a recent trip to Nashville, Jany Brown (1992) met up with good friend and fellow Scholar Kim Hagan (1992) and Graham Van Schaik (2008), who Jany named her son after.

michael tolkin with the feldman family

While on vacation with his family in Tel Aviv, Jason Feldman (1990) was walking down the street and spotted Michael Tolkin (2003) in a cafe!

Albert and Kevin at ComicCon

Albert Lawrence (2003) and Kevin Chung (1990) met up at Comic Con in San Diego.

Alumni Accolades June 2015

Christopher Gray

Christopher Gray (2010), founder of scholarship search engine app Scholly, was honored as Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. The state of Montana has announced that it will be buying Scholly for every rising senior in the state each year!

Ayyan Zubair (2015) is running a youth Iftar (breaking of the fast) for members of all faiths in his hometown of East Meadow, NY.

Julia Li Business Journal

Image: St. Louis Business Journal, Dilip Vishwanat

Julia Li (2006) was recently featured in the St. Louis Business Journal. The article detailed her abrupt career change following her diagnosis of a pituitary adenoma, a benign brain tumor that causes hormonal imbalances. Julia moved back to her hometown of St. Louis to help her parents with the family business, LuLu Seafood, and has had great success. Passionate about building communities, she established Create Space, a community-oriented artisan space for 30 plus different businesses. When asked who she goes to for business advice, Julia was quoted in the article, “I turn to the many mentors I made in New York, through the Kauffman Foundation where I did a free entrepreneurship program called FastTrac that taught the basics of running a business. I’m also mentored by those I met with the Coca-Cola (Scholars) Foundation, when I was named a national Coca-Cola Scholar in high school for giving back to the community.”

Cindy Rajkumar (2015) has been invited to be an innovative speaker and motivational presenter for TEDx’s “Ideas Worth Spreading” show and leadership conference.

2015 Scholars Akintobi “Irvin” Akinseye and Zaria Noble have been named Ron Brown Scholars.

Alumni Connections June 2015

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San Francisco Scholars came together for a professional development workshop hosted by Nola Weinstein (2001) and Kevin Chung (1990, pictured at top) at Twitter last week. Nola is Head of Executive Engagement at Twitter and taught alums how to tweet like an executive.

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Coca-Cola Scholars in New York City attended the National Academy Foundation’s 12th Annual Benefit as guests of The Coca-Cola Company. The picture above includes Dr. Ayodola Adigun (2002), Melissa Lukasiewicz (2010), Melanie Lyon (2008), Dr. Jack McKinstry (2000), Ashley Chang (2006), and Regina Bain (1990).

Shariff and Kelsey

Kelsey Tainsh (2008) spoke at Odyssey Atlanta where she met 2014 Scholar Shariff Lee Brown.

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More than 30 Coca-Cola Scholars got together to welcome the 2015 Scholars who were visiting Stanford! Thank you to Grant Means (2012) who organized the event.

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Robert Accordino (1999) and Joel Bervell (2013) attended the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on May 9, 2015 as guests of The Coca-Cola Company. They had the pleasure of joining Pam Stewart (Vice President – National Retail Sales, Publix for The Coca-Cola Company) and her wife.

Jillian CC Jane and Sachin

2011 Scholars Jillian Roberts, C.C. Gong, Jane Chung, and Sachin Patel met up at Harvard while Jillian was visiting Boston.

Alumni Accolades May 2015

Jolene

In 2014, the state of South Dakota established Jolene’s Law in honor of Jolene Loetscher (1997) that created a task force to study child sexual abuse. Despite opposition by some legislators in 2015 to continue the task force, South Dakota’s Governor announced an executive order in March 2015 allowing Jolene’s Law to continue its work. “In my estimation, this work is too important,” Daugaard said. “I’ve heard that from many in the past couple of days who urged that it continue.” The task force is developing recommendations for changes to K-12 curriculum, reporting of child sexual abuse, undergraduate and graduate programs and training for adults to better understand and report child sexual abuse. “I’m so relieved that people cared and that they were able to have their voice heard. There are a lot of people that have suffered that pain that I have, and they want to be sure it doesn’t happen to someone else.” said Jolene.

Molly and Rings

Molly Himmelstein (2008), who works for Google in New York City, won 2 Sports Emmys in the categories of Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Event Coverage and Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming with her team from the London Olympics.

Kate Wesler Pippin

Katie Wesler (2010) is touring over the next few months throughout the United States and Japan as part of the National Tour of Pippin. Click here to see if she’s coming to a city near you. Katie and her boyfriend Benjamin are pictured above in front of the Fox Theatre before her last Pippin show in Atlanta. “I had a friend take a pic as I was heading to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Saturday—and Coca-Cola was on the marque! So many thanks to Coca-Cola for helping to sponsor the Atlanta Broadway Series! And I’m thrilled to be a part of this tour!” said Katie.

Dr Kayes

Dr. Andrew Kayes (1991), Medical Director of Maui Diagnostic Imaging, was recently named the Intersociety Private Practice Representative for the American College of Radiology. This title holds a 2 year term that will have him traveling to the mainland for conferences that now puts a Hawaii representative on the front line of all things radiological. Andrew is the first Hawaii radiologist to ever hold this title. “It’s an honor to be chosen to represent the private practice sector and it’s a special moment to have radiologists from Hawaii involved in shaping our field of expertise nationally” he said.

Alissa Anderegg

Alissa Anderegg (2012) was selected as a woman leader of the Alzheimer’s Association’s newest national campaign, Maria Shriver’s Wipe Out Alzheimer’s Challenge, alongside female leaders including Ann Romney, Brooke Shields, and Senator Barbara Mikulski. “This campaign is especially exciting to me because it focuses on the fact that 2/3 of those affected by Alzheimer’s are women. For this achievement, I earned Duke’s inaugural WomC National Impact Award for improving the lives of women on a national scale.” said Alissa.

Erin Muffoletto

Erin Muffoletto (2003) was named by Albuquerque Business First as a Woman of Influence, an award that names some of the most powerful and innovative women in New Mexico. Erin discusses her greatest professional achievements, leadership ability, and how she gives back to the community in Erin Muffoletto.

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Scholly, a social enterprise co-founded by 2010 Scholars Christopher Grey and Bryson Alef that allows people to search for college scholarships, is partnering with President Obama’s organization My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, which will supply participants free access to the app.

John Paul Adrian (2003) won the The Arthur S. Flemming Award, a national award given by George Washington University in honor of his work with the Air Force. John Paul is currently in charge of the U.S. Defense Forces in Africa.

Kaitlyn Chana (2009), who works for WLBZ in Bangor, ME, will serve as the Master of Ceremony at the 4th annual Celebrating Survivors High Tea for breast cancer survivors hosted by Caring Connections.

Steven Maheshwary (2008) has received a Fulbright Scholarship to be an English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia in 2016.

Alumni Connections May 2015

SF Parade 1SF Parade 2Coca-Cola Scholars in San Francisco were invited to walk beside the Coca-Cola float in the Chinese New Year parade in April. The Coca-Cola float won for “Best Lunar New Year Theme” and will be recognized by the San Francisco Chinese Chamber of Commerce on May 8!

Princeton Scholars

Coca-Cola Scholars at Princeton got together for a pizza dinner together before their school year comes to an end. Michael Kochis (2011), Michelle Molner (2012), Sneha Goswami (2011), Adi Chauhan (2013), Douglas Bastidas (2011), Josh Roberts (2013), Judy Hou (2012), Vivian Yao (2013), Manraj Singh (2012), Benjamin Lei (2014), and Megan Abbott (2012) were in attendance.

CASA, Clyde, Judy and Kevin

Kevin Kalra (2004) and Judy Hou (2012) attended the CASAColumbia (Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse) 23rd Annual Awards Dinner on May 6 as guests of The Coca-Cola Company.  They joined Clyde Tuggle, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer at The Coca-Cola Company and member of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Donna Cirolia, Vice President, Regional Public Affairs & Communications, Northeast at The Coca-Cola Company.