Cami Bremer (1999) was sworn in as El Paso County’s District 5 Commissioner in Colorado Springs in January.
Victor Agbafe (2015) received the Harvard Business School’s Black Legacy Award for his commitment and dedication to the Harvard black community.
Santoria Sawyer (2010) released her first book, The Broken Crayon…That Colored Stillon Amazon about her story as a victim of child molestation and journey to college graduation. Santoria writes, “Thanks to all the Coke Scholars who have been so supportive! I write a detailed account of receiving my Scholar letter in this book because education truly saved my life and CCSF played such a huge part in that.”
Actress Rhyn Saver (2000, second from left) is featured as Louise in the play EVER AFTER at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. She wrote to tell us “The Coca-Cola Company has very much been on my mind and in my heart because I recently had the honor of christening the brand new Coca-Cola stage at the Alliance Theater in EVER AFTER. As a Coke Scholar, it was so incredibly special to me to be a part of the inaugural show on the Coca-Cola stage! It was a truly beautiful, full circle moment for me.”
Sally Nuamah (2007) has a new book called How Girls Achieve. “If we want girls to succeed, we need to teach them the audacity to transgress. Through the lives of students at three very different schools, an award-winning scholar-activist makes the case for ‘feminist schools’ that orient girls toward a lifetime of achievement.”
Kaitlyn Chana (2009) is the recipient of the Dawn Gideon Foundation Scholarship, which is awarded to deserving individuals who are pursuing a master’s degree in health care administration.
The Coca-Cola Company invited Albert Lawrence (2003) to emcee their global PACS (Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability) meeting in Atlanta. While there, he was able to visit with members of the CCSF staff as well.
Kate Sullivan (1994, right) is the host of the PBS show “To Dine For With Kate Sullivan,” where she features stories of creators and dreamers who have reached uncommon success through ingenuity and innovation. Their favorite restaurant becomes the backdrop for a passionate and fascinating conversation about life, success and what it takes to pursue and achieve the American Dream. Among the amazing people she has interviewed, like Jessica Alba and Howard Schultz, she has also featured three Coke Scholars: Leila Janah (2000, pictured left), founder and CEO of Samasource; Kathryn Minshew (2004), Co-Founder and CEO of the Muse; and Kavita Shukla (2002), Founder and CEO of The FRESHGLOW Co. See the lineup of guests and restaurants and full episodes online.
Coke Scholars in D.C. attended the AAPD Leadership Awards Gala as guests of The Coca-Cola Company, and undergraduate Scholars got together for pizza and coke at Washington University in St. Louis and in Colorado.