February 2019 Connections

Teams of Coca-Cola Scholar alumni and staff interviewed Regional Finalists from over the country in February. Pictured here is the Atlanta interview team, which included alumni Lena Brottman (2010), Josh McNair (2002), Tony Castillo (2000), Spencer Iverson (1990), Kyle Saleeby (2013), Nathan Alexander (2003), Jessica Lane (1995), and Liz Howell (1996). Alumni who interviewed in New York, Chicago, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Austin, and Pittsburgh include: C. Anthony Lin (1997), Matt Certner (2009), John Paul Adrian (2003), Eric Andrew (2000), Natalie Neumann (2005), Kim Heng (2010), Brent Lovett (2009), Bridget Meacham Kowlaski (2002), David Rice (2002), Danielle Tasiopoulos (2010), Ishan Johnson (2001), Candice Gant (2006), Ranjit Korah (2006), and Lena Benson (2002). Thank you for helping us select our 31st class of Coca-Cola Scholars!

Teams of Coca-Cola Scholar alumni and staff interviewed Regional Finalists from over the country in February. Pictured here are the Atlanta alumni and staff who interviewed Regional Finalists and greeted them as they arrived, which included Lena Brottman (2010), Josh McNair (2002), Tony Castillo (2000), Spencer Iverson (1990), Kyle Saleeby (2013), Nathan Alexander (2003), Jessica Lane (1995), Liz Howell (1996), and Smita Mohindra (2018). Alumni who interviewed in New York, Chicago, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Austin, and Pittsburgh include: C. Anthoney Lim (1997), Matt Certner (2009), John Paul Adrian (2003), Eric Andrew (2000), Natalie Neumann (2005), Kim Heng (2010), Brent Lovett (2009), Bridget Meacham Kowlaski (2002), David Rice (2002), Danielle Tasiopoulos (2010), Ishan Johnson (2001), Candice Gant (2006), Ranjit Korah (2006), and Lena Benson (2002). Thank you for helping us select our 31st class of Coca-Cola Scholars!

Jeremy Findley (1989) connected with Dillon Hunter (2017) on Dillon's recent trip to Singapore, where Jeremy lives.

Jeremy Findley (1989) connected with Dillon Hunter (2017) on Dillon’s recent trip to Singapore, where Jeremy lives.

Robert Accordino (1999) got together with Joe English (2013) in New York City to discuss “Hope in a Box”, a project that is a collaboration between Joe's and fellow Scholar Joel Bervell (2013). Hope in a Box works with public schools to make classrooms more LGBTQ-inclusive.

Robert Accordino (1999) got together with Joe English (2013) in New York City to discuss “Hope in a Box”, a project that is a collaboration between Joe’s and fellow Scholar Joel Bervell (2013). Hope in a Box works with public schools to make classrooms more LGBTQ-inclusive.

Coke Scholars in New York City attended the Rainbow PUSH 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit as guests of The Coca-Cola Company. Pictured above: Jumoke Opeyemi (2014), Saad Amer (2012), Felicia Wasson (Director, Community and Stakeholder Relations, The Coca-Cola Company), Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Nisha Desai (2004), Angela Harrell (1991) and John E. Armstrong, President and CEO of 100 Black Men of America, Incorporated.

Carrie Regan (1989) got together with Pamit Surana (1989), Michael Solomon (1992), and Sandra Lee (1993) while she and her husband were visiting the New York City. Pamit hosted them at Fraunces Tavern, Manhattan's oldest surviving structure and a gathering place for Washington, Hamilton, and other the architects of our democracy. From there, he took them on an evening walking tour of lower Manhattan and shared fascinating historical trivia about the role the area played in the rise of the city and our nation.

Carrie Regan (1989, middle right) got together with Pamit Surana (1989, left), Michael Solomon (1992, middle left), and Sandra Lee (1993, right) while she and her husband were visiting New York City. Pamit hosted them at Fraunces Tavern, Manhattan’s oldest surviving structure and a gathering place for Washington, Hamilton, and other the architects of our democracy. From there, he took them on an evening walking tour of lower Manhattan and shared fascinating historical trivia about the role the area played in the rise of the city and our nation.

Bria Savage (2012, second from left) and Jim Heath (1992, middle right) visited CCSF staff at Coca-Cola Headquarters in Atlanta for lunch.

Bria Savage (2012, second from left) and Jim Heath (1992, middle right) visited CCSF staff at Coca-Cola Headquarters in Atlanta for lunch.

Lauren and Carolyn from CCSF attended the CASE Conference in Atlanta and ran into Jaime Levins (2002).

Lauren and Carolyn from CCSF attended the CASE Conference in Atlanta and ran into Jaime Levins (2002, right).