2019 Red Cord Graduates

We are proud to honor our Coca-Cola Scholars graduating from college with a Coca-Cola red cord. Congratulations! We are eager to see how you will continue to refresh the world.

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Samantha Smith (2015) graduated from Princeton University. Next she’ll begin a year-long Behavioral Research Fellowship at Kellogg School of Management.

Michael Bervell (2015) graduated from Harvard University. He’ll be at Microsoft working as a product manager for 2 years starting in August. He was just accepted to Harvard Business School and plans to enroll after.
Grace O’Brien (2015) graduated from Stanford University and accepted an Associate Product Manager position at Uber in San Francisco. She’ll be working on technical projects for mobility and shared-economy innovation like autonomous vehicles, driver and passenger safety, and zero emission transportation alternatives. She shared, “I’m excited to help build the future of cities and I’m grateful for Coca-Cola’s hand in the educational process that gave me the opportunity!”
Demi Kelly (2015, left) graduated with a B.A. in Visual Arts Media from UC San Diego after transferring from UT Austin.

Patricia Rodarte (2015) delivered a beautiful speech named “On Crossing Borders” at Brown University’s graduation.

Graham Novak (2015) graduated from Washington & Lee University. He wrote, “Your investment in me has gone far beyond tuition, housing, and books. You’ve given me freedom and opportunity. Free from the burden of debt, you enabled me to pursue my passion—entrepreneurship.” Graham plans to help launch a brand new venture capital firm in Atlanta this August.
Jared Andrew Michaud (2015) graduated from Yale University.
Kate Simonds (2015) graduated from the University of California at Berkeley.

Suraj Renganathan (2015) graduated from the University of Denver with a BS in Business Administration (B.S.B.A) in International Business with summa cum laude honors. He was awarded the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key by DU’s Daniels College of Business for having the highest GPA in his graduating class, as well as the Daniels Award for Excellence, presented to an outstanding student who exemplifies the Daniels College of Business’ values, principles, and mission. Next up, he will begin a year-long Fulbright Fellowship teaching English in Taiwan!