Alumni

Introduction

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, special events, and though their local Coca-Cola bottling facilities. Alumni often 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), 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

jason feldman_215_2Jason Feldman, 1990 Scholar, co-chair
City/State: 
Greensboro, NC
Education: 
The George Washington University (Undergrad/ Grad)
Currently: 
President-Direct to Consumer, Hanesbrands

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

TJ Abrams, 2001 Scholar
City/State: Atlanta, GA
Education: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Duke University Fuqua School of Business
Currently: Global Senior Brand Manager – Sprite & Adults, The Coca-Cola Company

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
City/State
: 
Philadelphia, PA
Education: 
Georgetown University- Walsh School of Foreign Service; Rutgers School of Law- Camden
Currently: 
Associate, Dechert, LLP

Rudy Fernandez, 1991 Scholar
City/State: Miami, FL
Education: Harvard University; University of Miami School of Business
Currently: Vice President for Government and Community Relations and Chief of Staff to University President Donna Shalala, University of Miami

Megan Harney, 2004 Scholar
City/State: Wauwatosa, WI
Education: Harvard University; Harvard Graduate School of Education
Currently: Founder and Executive Director, The Scholar’s Choice Foundation

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

Mary Kathryn Covert Steel, 2003 Scholar
City/State: 
Washington, DC
Education: 
Samford University
Currently: 
US Spokesperson, Sanofi

Sarah Williams, 2011 Scholar
City/State: 
Pleasanton, CA
Education: 
Scripps College
Currently: 
2011- H.L. “Sandy” Williams, Jr. Alumni Legacy Scholar, student at Scripps College

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