Coke Scholar Michael Tubbs

November 2016 Accolades

Coke Scholar Michael Tubbs

Michael Tubbs (2008 Scholar and the first Alumni Legacy Scholar) was elected the youngest and first African American Mayor of Stockton, CA, his hometown, at 26. He has been serving as City Councilman of Stockton.

Days before the election, he was endorsed by President Obama, who stated “Michael’s service as a Councilmember illustrates that he understands the need for every Stocktonian to have safer neighborhoods, stronger schools, and a voice in the political process. His story is the American story, and Michael will work tirelessly to ensure that Stockton reaches its full potential.”


Elise Stefanik (2002) was reelected as Congresswoman of New York’s 21st district. She was first elected 2 years ago as the youngest woman in Congress.

Coke Scholar Jennifer Latham

Jennifer Latham (1990) is releasing her second book this February. Dreamland Burning is a young adult fiction book about the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921.  Read more about Jennifer here.

Coke Scholar Gracie Schram

Gracie Schram (2016), a singer songwriter at Belmont University in Nashville, released a new EP, Dear Fall, now available on iTunes.  It went straight to #2 on iTunes (Songwriter Category) the day it came out!

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Nicholas Cobb (2014) will be speaking at the 2017 SXSW edu conference March 6-9th in Austin, TX. Find more information on his session here.