Meet Joe: The Small Town Scholar Featured in Coke’s New ‘Dear Future’ Ad

“Playing the role of myself, as a Coca-Cola Scholar, helped me reminisce about how special of an experience it was,” Joe said.

Daron Roberts

Daron Roberts Tackles Life Beyond Football

By Corrie MacLaggan, 1998 Scholar |  When Daron K. Roberts (1997 Scholar) was a Harvard Law School student, he came up with a radical new career goal: To become a football coach. Never mind that he hadn’t played football in college. Never mind that he had no football coaching experience. He wrote 164 letters seeking…

Micaela Connery

Micaela Connery Helps Children Build Life-altering Relationships On and Off Stage

By Hilary Corna, 2003 Scholar | “Jake is talking to that girl,” the shocked mother of a Unified Theater student observes. “He never talks to people and hates crowds.” Jake’s mother isn’t the first person to express amazement at what Unified Theater does for kids. Through the organization, Coca-Cola Scholar Micaela Connery (2004) and the student-leaders…

Tiffany Hodge

An Orphanage in Bangladesh Benefits from Tiffany Hodge’s Attention

By Albert Lawrence, 2003 Scholar | When 1998 Coca-Cola Scholar Tiffany Hodge hears the Bangla word Apu—meaning sister—she can’t help but smile. For much of her postgraduate career, Tiffany has worked closely with 100 children who reside in Bangladesh’s Char Fasson Orphanage. The affectionate term the children use to address her underscores the rapport Tiffany has…

Gray Garmon

Gray Garmon Works to Build Stronger Community and Bonds with Ghanaian Friends

By Heidi Koester and Julie Collins |  The villages of the upper west region of Ghana are a far cry from the University of Texas in Austin, where 2003 Coca-Cola Scholar Gray Garmon obtained his undergraduate degree in architecture. Yet Gray wouldn’t have it any other way. During his two-year stint in Ghana for the…

Stesha Doku

Stesha Doku Maps Minority Health Care Gaps in Australia

By Juliana Tafur, 2003 Scholar | Envision a map that tells medical professionals not only where clinics and grocery stores are located, but also where different ethnic communities live. Imagine that this map also displays crucial informa- tion about people’s health, such as infectious and chronic diseases, as well as paternal and infant death rates. Now…