Alumni Named Nobel Peace Prize & Presidential Leadership Scholar Recipients
In December 2017, Seth Shelden (1994) joined his fellow campaigners in Oslo, Norway, when their team, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations, in more than 100 countries, seeking to promote the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Today, Seth continues to serve as the United Nations Liaison for ICAN in New York, in addition to teaching and practicing law, and performing in music and arts. Learn more about Seth in this recent feature by the University of North Carolina.
Jolene Loetscher (1997) was named a 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholar. This program serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of established leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. 60 Scholars from across the country were selected after a rigorous selection process based on their leadership growth potential and their personal leadership projects aimed at improving civic engagement or social good by addressing a problem or need in their community, the country, or the world. Coke Scholar alumni Daron Roberts (1997) and Rudy Fernandez (1991) have been part of this program in the past.