June 2019 Connections

We had a great time seeing Coke Scholars and alumni in Washington, DC, and hearing Samuel Alemayehu (2004) share how he helped build Africa’s first waste to energy facility, which converts 80% of a city’s garbage into 25% of it’s energy. See pictures.

Thank you to Ryan Guthrie and Ann Bernie from The Coca-Cola Company in DC for hosting us and Hank Flint, Vice Chairman for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and CCSF board member, for joining us!

55 Scholars gathered for a Boston area Slices for Scholars event in April. Scholars from MIT, Tufts, BU and some visiting for the 2019 Vista weekend all gathered to share a Coke. Thanks to Catherine Zhang (2015) for organizing the event.
Jason Feldman (1990) and Megan Harney (2004) got together for a Coke in Seattle.
2015 Scholars Jacqueline Rotman and Jared Andrew Michaud celebrated Pride together in Columbus, Ohio.

Eva Amesse (2007) and Albert Lawrence (2003) saw the play Frankie and Johnny together while Albert was visiting NYC. They became fast friends when they completed Coke Scholar Coach training together last year.
2015 Scholars Samantha Smith and Raina Kadavil got together in Boston.
Jany Brown (1992, right) ran into Ingrid Saunders Jones (left) at an event in Atlanta celebrating Bernie Marcus’s 90th Birthday. Ingrid Saunders Jones worked at The Coca-Cola Company and was a champion of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, serving on the Board of Directors for many years.
Patti Ross (former CCSF VP) met up with Angela Harrell (1991), Jack McKinstry (2000), Ali Hartman (2001), and Mehul Patel (1994) while visiting New York.
Arian Simone Reed (1999) visited CCSF. She lives in Atlanta and runs her own PR Company, an online community for female entrepreneurs, and authored a devotion book, Fearless, Faith and Hustle.
Sophia Wang (2018) stopped by for coffee with CCSF staff while in Atlanta for a women in coding training. She is currently enrolled at Tufts University and pursuing Business and Economics.
Brandon Hardy (2016) visited CCSF staff when he was in Atlanta.
Ali Hartman (2001) visited with TJ Abrams (2001) and CCSF staff while visiting Atlanta.