March 28, 2012
Alyssa Zuckerman ‘13 has been selected as the 2012 Coca-Cola
Refreshments (CCR) Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment
Alyssa earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from New
York University and has worked in various labor and employment and
worker’s compensation law firms. At St. John's, she has received
the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Public Sector Labor Law.
The prestigious CCR scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving
first-year or second-year St. John's law student. In addition to
the monetary award, the CCR Scholar is offered summer employment in
the CCR labor relations department. “Celebrating its third year,
the Scholarship of Excellence in Labor and Employment Law commends
deserving students by helping them achieve their goals of higher
education in law. This program demonstrates Coca-Cola’s commitment
to students at St. John’s School of Law,” said Steven Johnson,
CCR’s Group Director of Labor Relations.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to students at
St. John School of Law and are so proud of this exceptional
student, Ms. Zuckerman, for this honor," said Michael Van Aken,
CCR’s Vice President of Human Resources. "This scholarship reflects
our commitment to meet important educational needs in the
communities we serve.”
“St. John’s has one of the finest labor programs in the country,”
proclaimed AFL-CIO New York State President Denis Hughes at the
Theology of Work and the Dignity of Workers Conference at St.
John’s on March 18, 2011,” said David L. Gregory, the Dorothy Day
Professor of Law and the Executive Director of the Center for Labor
and Employment Law at St. John’s School of Law. “The unanimous
choice of the Dean and the Scholarship Committee as the Coca-Cola
Refreshments Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law,
Alyssa Zuckerman is also the Co-President of the Labor and
Employment Law Society. She combines superb academic achievements
with demonstrated leadership and is well respected by her peers.
She personifies our distinguished international reputation, and
will be a stellar Coca-Cola Refreshments Scholar.”
“I am thrilled to receive this honor. Coca Cola’s collaboration
with the Center for Labor and Employment Law offers me ―and my
fellow St. John’s School of Law colleagues― a unique and meaningful
opportunity to explore and chart our path to a successful career in
labor and employment law, one of the profession’s most interesting
practice areas,” said Alyssa.
About The Coca-Cola Company
Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company,
refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.
Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's
portfolio features 15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke,
Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid,
Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider
of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and
juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution
system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at
a rate of more than 1.7 billion servings a day. With an enduring
commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is
focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint,
support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work
environment for our associates, and enhance the economic
development of the communities where we operate. Together with our
bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private
employers with more than 700,000 system employees. For more
information, please visit www.thecoca-colacompany.com
or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo.
About the Center for Labor and Employment Law at St. John’s
School of Law
Center for Labor and Employment Law at St. John’s School of Law
is a forum where students, practitioners and scholars come together
to explore the practice and theory of labor and employment law.
Central to the Center’s mission and offerings is the importance,
and sanctity, of doing good work in the world. For more information
on the Center and its upcoming programs, please
visit our website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.