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March 9, 2009

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars to be Recognized at UA March 11

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A luncheon honoring The University of Alabama’s 2008-2009 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 beginning at noon at the Hotel Capstone.

Coca-Cola executives will be on hand to meet and honor the 12 freshman recipients of the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships.

Made possible by a $1 million gift from the Coca-Cola Foundation to the University’s “Our Students. Our Future.” campaign, the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships are awarded to deserving Alabama students who are the first in their families to attend college. Each will receive a $5,000 scholarship each year for the next four years.

The 2008-2009 UA Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars are:

Nicholas Charles Bishop
Hometown: Trussville
Intended Major: Education

Young Chum Choi
Hometown: Enterprise
Intended College: Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration

Tasha Lauren Dew
Hometown: Phenix City
Intended College: Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration

Elizabeth Michelle Doherty (Michelle)
Hometown: Selma
Intended College: Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration

Treasure Fay
Hometown: Atmore
Intended College: College of Arts and Sciences

Kyle Fox
Hometown: Gainesville
Intended College: College of Arts and Sciences

Melanie Faith Hubbert
Hometown: Winfield
Intended College: College of Engineering

Meisha Oliver
Hometown: Birmingham
Intended College: Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration

Sara Geneva Shipp
Hometown: Montgomery
Intended College: College of Arts and Sciences

Zachari Swiecki
Hometown: Hamilton
Intended College: College of Arts and Sciences

Corey Whaley
Hometown: Huntsville
Intended College: Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration

Kelvin Williams
Hometown: Birmingham
Intended College: Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration

Note: Interview opportunities with scholarship recipients will be from 11a.m. - noon and between 1:30-2 p.m. in the ballroom of Hotel Capstone, 320 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa.

 

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