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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Committ Celebrate Connect

Commit, Celebrate, Connect

Last week, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation welcomed the 24th Class of Coca-Cola Scholars into a family that will last a lifetime. These 253 high school seniors are characterized by their academic excellence, community leadership and most importantly, their desire to make the world a better place. This year’s class of Scholars represents 248 U.S. high…

Corey Rennell

Quest for Nutrition Leads Corey Rennell Around the Globe

By Krista Lampe | From learning to fish with grenades in Nagaland and hand-grinding corn in northern Mexico to eating cassowary in Papua New Guinea and planting rice in Java, Corey Rennell’s quest can only be attributed to passion … or is it insanity? The 2003 Coca-Cola Scholar spent 14 months living with 12 tribes around…

Nathan Sharp and Arjun Suri

Nathan Sharp and Arjun Suri (2004) Set Out Together to Make a Difference in India

By Cassandra Hansen, 2005 Scholar | Coca-Cola Scholars weekend is a life-changing event for those that attend, but for Arjun Suri and Nathan Sharp (2004), it became so much more. The pair used the opportunity to begin an endeavor that changed their own lives and undoubtedly will change lives of people across the globe. And it all…

J. Mark Davis Named International Honorary Member of Phi Theta Kappa

J. Mark Davis Named International Honorary Member of Phi Theta Kappa

Jackson, MS – J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation and Treasurer of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation Board of Trustees, will be named an International Honorary Member of Phi Theta Kappa during the Society’s 2011 Annual Convention in Seattle April 7-9. This recognition is considered the highest honor provided a non-member by…