May 2019 Accolades

Sibani Ram (2019), from Dubuque, IA, wrote an article for the Telegraph Herald about her
Scholars Weekend experience and what it already feels like being part of this network.

“If Coca-Cola is a sea of refreshment on a blazing day, Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend is a radiant infinity of rejuvenation. A collage of memories that I’ll treasure forever, Coke Scholars stands as the gem of my high school journey.” she wrote.
Dana Emswiler (2017) was honored with the President’s Award at the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Blue Stars, Red Carpet Awards Ceremony. The President’s Award is given to a young & emerging leader on campus. Dana also won the Pittsburgh Strong Women, Strong Girls 5K.
Justin Harlow (2006) was named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. He is owner of Harlow Dental at Steele Creek and Charlotte City Council representative of District 2.
Nola Weinstein (2001, second from the right) participated in a panel moderated by Soledad O’Brien at the first-ever Coca-Cola Customer Communications Summit in Atlanta. Nola is Global Head of Culture, Engagement & Experiential Marketing at Twitter.

The two-day event hosted at Coca-Cola Headquarters provided opportunities for attendees to network and learn from an all-star lineup of expert speakers, who presented about a variety of communications topics including sustainability, politics, messaging with meaning and navigating disruption.
Bryce Leafman (2012, right), was selected as the next principal percussionist of the Billings Symphony in Billings, MT. He is pictured here with Benie Bolohan (2014), who hosted him while he was in Atlanta in the spring.

Jolene Loetscher (1997) and the Mud Mile Communications team received another Silver Telly Award for the “Big Picture” video they created in Alice Park’s (1999) studio in Atlanta for former CCSF president Mark Davis’s retirement. The video was shown at the 2018 Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Summit in September.

The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.


So proud of all of our Coke Scholar college graduates and love seeing their Coca-Cola red graduation cord as they celebrate!

Patricia Rodarte (2015) delivered a beautiful speech named “On Crossing Borders” at Brown University’s graduation.

Graham Novak (2015) graduated from Washington & Lee University. He wrote, “Your investment in me has gone far beyond tuition, housing, and books. You’ve given me freedom and opportunity. Free from the burden of debt, you enabled me to pursue my passion—entrepreneurship.” Graham plans to help launch a brand new venture capital firm in Atlanta this August.
Jared Andrew Michaud (2015) graduated from Yale University.
Kate Simonds (2015) graduated from the University of California at Berkeley.