Over 75 Coke Scholars, alumni, and special guests joined us in Washington, DC, for a reception this month! Ken Harbaugh (1992), former CEO of Team Rubicon Global and Ohio Congressional Candidate, inspired the group with the call to “go chase dragons.” See more pictures on our Facebook page.
Our Alumni Advisory Board held their first #CokeScholarsDine events this month to give alumni an opportunity to connect over a fun meal. 5 Scholars joined the first meet up at Monsieur Benjamin in San Francisco on June 2, including Derrick Mar (2012), Kevin Chung (1990), Lucy Guo (2014), Justin Friend (2009), and Elliot Koss (2003). Big thanks to Derrick, Kevin, and Lucy for hosting!
The second #CokeScholarsDine event was at Mama Lion in Los Angeles on June 15. Gloria Lee (1997), Albert Lawrence (2000), Brady Beaubien (2000), and Kevin Chung (1990) hosted, and Gabe Ren (2016), Preston Hopson (1994), Cristen Lim, Nicole Cordova (2001), Gloria Lee (1995), Johanna Sanchez (1999), LaToya Franklyn (2003), Daria Ibn-Tamas (1992), and David Buckholtz (1993) attended.
Scholars and alumni came together for dinner and a Coke in St. Louis! Mark, Jamie, and Jeremy from the CCSF team were happy to have the opportunity to join them while in town for the USPAA Undergraduate Scholars Program Administrators Association conference. Big thanks to Julia Li (2006) and her family for treating everyone to a yummy meal at their restaurant, Lulu Seafood and Dim Sum.
Jason Feldman (1990), his partner, brother, nephews, and triplets (age 13) visited Coca-Cola headquarters while in town for a family reunion.
Joy Sparrowhawk (2000) met up with Hilary Corna (2003) and friends in Paris.
Hilary also met up with Gabbi Lewin (2008) for her birthday celebration in Austin!
For several Coca-Cola Scholars impacted by the storm, their network has provided a support system, with Scholars checking in on Scholars, providing donations and words of encouragement. Others have rolled up their sleeves and joined efforts to rebuild impacted cities.