Ariel Kantor (2015) was named a Rhodes Scholar. A senior at Duke University, Ariel is committed to using science to advance basic research and advocate for patients battling rare diseases. Throughout his undergraduate career, he has been heavily involved in Special Olympics, serving as the head coach for intramural basketball. At Oxford, Ariel will read for a D.Phil. in Molecular Biology. Read Ariel’s full bio and the list of winners on the Rhodes Scholar website.
Delia Younge (2007) has a new book out and Sheena Zhang (2007) designed her cover. A FLY Girl’s Guide to University is a collection of memoirs, essays, poetry and prose from four women of color who studied at the University of Cambridge. It is a multifaceted calling out of the wrongness underpinning their shared experience at Cambridge, and the experiences of others in similar institutions throughout the UK.
Philip McAdoo (1989) wrote a new book called Independent Queers: LGBTQ Educators in Independent Schools Speak Out. What started as an exploration of LGBTQ teachers in the workplace eventually evolved into his dissertation. Independent Queers: LGBTQ Educators in Independent Schools Speak Out is a culmination of his work over the years. Containing over 35 distinguished voices in the space, Independent Queers is an ultimately searing exploration—featuring teachers of all grade levels—that will resonate for generations to come.
Brent Comstock (2013), founder of BCom Solutions, has won the first-ever Economic Development Rural Spirit Award. The Rural Spirit Award seeks to recognize an individual acting solo, or jointly with a business, who plays an integral part in creating jobs and spurring economic development within their local rural community.
Ariel Nixon (2010) and friends created the nonprofit The Village Connect, which aims to break the cycle of homelessness by connecting individuals with Houston’s many resources and working with other homeless service providers to bring stability and security.
Mier Wang (2009) and his partner and chef Tomo Kubo opened Tabe Tomo restaurant in New York City. “It’s the best ramen I’ve ever had!” said Simon Boehme (2010). Tabe Tomo has been featured in the New York Times and Eater.
This scholarship is awarded to an active and passionate Coke Scholar who is an engaged and supportive alumnus, and embodies the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation’s mission as a socially conscious, service-minded change agent.