May 2020 Connections

Virtual classes, reunions, and livestreams!

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Coke Scholars Care

Coke Scholars Doing Good in the Midst of the Global Pandemic

Becoming an Advocate for Children with Rare Diseases with Sarah Turnbull (1996)

A new host, Jolene Loetscher (1997), joins us for the third episode of The SIP, interviewing Sarah Turnbull (1996), a photographer, EMT, and rare disease advocate. In this episode of The SIP, Sarah shares her journey from being selected as a Coke Scholar from a small town in Iowa to becoming a mom of three…

April 2020 Accolades

2017 Scholars Camilo Duran, Jackson Blackwell, and Nikhil Marda were named Truman Scholars.

Building a Shark Tank Side Hustle with Dr. Shaan Patel (2007)

In the second episode of The SIP, Albert Lawrence (2003) interviews Dr. Shaan Patel (2007), a Shark Tank entrepreneur who built a hugely successful side hustle without quitting his day job. After raising his SAT score from average to perfect, Shaan created a company called Prep Expert to help high school students achieve their own…

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Colton Jang

Celebrating the 2012 Sandy Williams Alumni Legacy Scholar!

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is an additional $20,000 National award given to a Coca-Cola Scholar annually.  The Scholarship was instituted by the Alumni Advisory Board in 2008 and is funded by Alumni of the Scholars Program.  In selecting the recipients of the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, the Alumni Advisory Board and National Selection Committee look for…

Robert Accordino

Connecting Music to Medicine

By Laura Marie Lazar | One of the most rewarding aspects of 1999 Coca-Cola Scholar Robert Accordino’s career is the “extraordinary window” he says he has been given into his patients’ lives. As a resident physician in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, he is provided a chance to connect with his charges…

Gabby Wild

Making Connections Count: How 3 Scholars Worked Together to Spread the Message of One’s Cause

By Michaella Gallina (2006) |  Last fall, while reading the monthly Scholars newsletter, I read about Kathryn Minshew’s (2004) “The Daily Muse” website. It provides smart content, career advice, and community for young professional women, featuring articles on everything from your job search to entrepreneurship and even office fashion. Recently, it was selected to Y…

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Introducing Three More Alumni Board Members

Last month in “Quest” we introduced you to two of our five new Alumni Advisory Board members, John-Paul Adrian (2003) and Julie Gehrki (1998).  This month, we would like to introduce you to the other three, David Buckholtz (1993), Crystal Williams (2003) and Austin Shaw (2009). David Buckholtz is a 1993 Coca-Cola Scholar from Sykesville,…