Alumni Connections June 2016

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We enjoyed visiting with around 100 Scholars and alumni at our Washington, DC, reception this month!

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (2002) shared her journey into government and stories of unexpected meetings with fellow Scholars at the reception.

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Kevin Chung (1990) and Albert Lawrence (2003) met up for dinner in Los Angeles when Kevin was in town for work.

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Jany Brown (1992) and Graham Van Schaik (2008) met up in Atlanta with Graham’s Mom and Jany’s son (also named Graham) when he was in town taking his medical board exams. Jany had helped to select “Graham 1.0” (as she calls him) as a Coke Scholar in 2008, and was so impressed by him that when she found out she was pregnant with a boy, she told her Mom, “If this guy is as amazing in person as he is on paper, it’s a sign,” and she named her son Graham! They have since formed a friendship and stay in touch often. Jany says that her son Graham, which they call “Graham 2.0,” has “big shoes to fill!”

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Julie Gherki (1998) and Kavita Shukla (2002) got together while in the same town for work.

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The Coca-Cola Company interns Sami Stoner (2013) and Hannah Nemer (2010) came by to have lunch with us.

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Mark Davis’s daughter Ashley was married in Athens, GA, and the CCSF crew was in attendance! Pictured left to right: Ericia Ward-Williams, Patti Ross, Alison Davis, Ashley Davis, Michael Morrow, Mark Davis, Carolyn Norton, Jane Hale Hopkins, and Lauren O’Brien.