Each year, Coca-Cola Scholarship recipients are welcomed into a vibrant and growing extended family that fosters lasting connections with our members. No other scholarship program maintains such lifetime connections or nurtures such a unique culture. Coca-Cola Scholar alumni stay in touch through regional councils and special events as well as though their local Coca-Cola bottling facilities. Often our alumni unite to organize and implement community service projects that enable them to make an even greater impact together.

Giving Back

Through the Coca-Cola Scholar Alumni Advisory Board (AAB), our alumni build on the efforts of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation through networking, mentoring, collaborations and friendships. The AAB assists in maintaining Scholar bonds and keeping the Scholar spirit alive and strong.

The AAB has also created a Coca-Cola Alumni Scholarship that is given to a deserving high school senior, in addition to those awarded by the Foundation.

Advisory Board

Julie Gehrki Color PhotoJulie Gehrki, 1998 Scholar, co-chair 
City/State: Fayetteville, AR
Education: Rhodes College; Clinton School of Public Service
Currently: Senior Director, Business Integration, Walmart Foundation

jason_215_2Jason Pate, 2005 Scholar, co-chair 
City/State: Cupertino, CA
Education: Duke University
Currently: Co-founder and CFO, Tava Indian Kitchen

carrie_regan_215_2Carrie Regan, 1989 Scholar, co-chair
City/State: Knoxville, TN
Education: Boston University
Currently: Producer, Writer, Owner, Carrie Regan Media LLC

robertaccordino_215_2Dr. Robert Accordino, 1999 Scholar
City/State: New York, NY
Education: Princeton; Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Currently: Resident Physician, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and U.S. Founder, Music for Autism

Jamaal_215_2Jamaal Barnes, 2005 Scholar
City/State: Boston, MA
Education: St. John’s College; Harvard Graduate School of Education
Currently: Assistant Director of Admissions, Harvard University Graduate School of Education

DavidBuckholtz_215_2David Buckholtz, 1993 Scholar
City/State: Santa Monica, CA
Education: Emory University
Currently: VP, Divisional CIO (Corporate Information Technology), Sony Pictures Entertainment

Dilgard, Carolyne_215_2Carolyne Dilgard-Clark, 1995 Scholar
: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Georgetown University- Walsh School of Foreign Service; Rutgers School of Law- Camden
Currently: Associate, Dechert, LLP

jason feldman_215_2Jason Feldman, 1990 Scholar
City/State: Raleigh, NC
Education: The George Washington University (Undergrad/ Grad)
Currently: President and General Manager, The Body Shop, US/Mexico

Karyn Harrington_215_2Karyn Harrington, 1997 Scholar
City/State: Atlanta, GA
Education: University of Missouri; Cornell University Johnson School of Mgmt; Queen’s University School of Business
Currently: Executive Assistant to SVP, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Timheadshot_215_2Tim McCallum, 1991 Scholar
City/State: Rockwall, TX
Education: Texas State University
Currently: President & CEO, Raze Media, Inc.

Rosalyn_215_2Rosalyn Menon Kennedy, 1997 Scholar
City/State:  Atlanta, GA
Education: Brown University;  Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Currently: Director, Communications, The Coca-Cola Company

radhika_215_2Radhika Mitra, 2010 Scholar
City/State: Fremont, CA
Education: University of California- Santa Cruz
Currently: 2010- H.L. “Sandy” Williams, Jr. Alumni Legacy Scholar, student at UC Santa Cruz

austin shaw_215_2Austin Shaw, 2009 Scholar
City/State: Wake Forest, NC
Education: University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
Currently: 2009- H.L. “Sandy” Williams, Jr. Alumni Legacy Scholar, student at UNC -Chapel Hill

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHeather Tell, 1992 Scholar
City/State: Atlanta, GA
Education: Northwestern University (Undergrad/ Grad)
Currently: Realtor, Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services

Crystal Williams_215Crystal Williams, 2003 Scholar
City/State: Greensboro, NC
Education: North Carolina A&T State University
Currently: Asst. Director of Undergraduate Admisssions – North Carolina A&T State University