Omika Suryawanshi Named Sandy Williams Alumni Legacy Scholar

Nominated by her peers, Omika will serve on the Alumni Advisory Board starting this fall.

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Becoming an Advocate for Children with Rare Diseases with Sarah Turnbull (1996)

A new host, Jolene Loetscher (1997), joins us for the third episode of The SIP, interviewing Sarah Turnbull (1996), a photographer, EMT, and rare disease advocate. In this episode of The SIP, Sarah shares her journey from being selected as a Coke Scholar from a small town in Iowa to becoming a mom of three…

Building a Shark Tank Side Hustle with Dr. Shaan Patel (2007)

In the second episode of The SIP, Albert Lawrence (2003) interviews Dr. Shaan Patel (2007), a Shark Tank entrepreneur who built a hugely successful side hustle without quitting his day job. After raising his SAT score from average to perfect, Shaan created a company called Prep Expert to help high school students achieve their own…

April 2020 Connections

Connecting with Coke Scholar friends looks a little different these days! Many Coke Scholars have been connecting virtually.

The SIP: Episode 1 Transcript

A transcript of the first episode of The SIP with Justin J. Pearson (2013), Juliana Tafur (2003), and Albert Lawrence (2003).

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Meet the Guests of The SIP, Season 1

Get to know the guests we’ll be learning from in our first season.

Meet the Hosts of The SIP, Season 1

The SIP, short for The Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change. Get to know the hosts of our first season! Listen to them here on The SIP. Justin J. Pearson 2013 Coca-Cola Scholar Special Assistant to the CEO of Year Up Justin J.…

Vulnerability and the Art of Listening with Juliana Tafur (2003)

In this first episode of The SIP, Albert Lawrence (2003) interviews Juliana Tafur (2003) about her life as a filmmaker. From evading gangs while documenting trash divers in Guatemala City with National Geographic to her newest documentary, LIST(e)N, which challenges people with differing viewpoints on hot-button issues to talk to each other, Juliana is dedicated…

March 2020 Accolades

Sneha Dave (2016) received the AAPD Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Award, and Nancy Redd (1999) wrote a new children’s book, Bedtime Bonnet.