March 30, 2011
Vanessa Delaney '12 has been reappointed the prestigious
Coca-Cola Refreshments (CCR) Scholar for Excellence in Labor and
Employment Law. She was the inaugural scholar in 2010.
The 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. Ms. Delaney, who holds a Master’s
degree in Labor Relations from Rutgers, won the $20,000 scholarship
this year for her superb academic performance, exemplary
leadership, impressive employment history, and deep involvement in
"We are excited to partner with St. John’s and have the opportunity
to recognize the hard work and civic commitment demonstrated by Ms.
Delaney, and have her join our team again this summer" said Steven
Johnson, CCR’s Group Director of Labor Relations. Michael Van Aken,
CCR’s Vice President of Human Resources, added, "This scholarship
reflects our commitment to meet important educational needs in the
communities we serve." Van Aken and Johnson currently serve on the
advisory board of the Law School's
Center for Labor and Employment Law.
"Coca-Cola Refreshments has launched the premier scholarship and
summer employment opportunity in the country for outstanding law
students committed to a career in labor and employment,” said
David L. Gregory, the Dorothy Day Professor of Law and the
Executive Director of the Center for Labor and Employment Law.
“Vanessa Delaney is one of the finest law students I‘ve had the
pleasure of teaching over the course of 30 years.With her
accomplished graduate studies and supervisory work with the
Longshoremen’s Union, she is the ideal CCR Scholar. St. John's Law
School looks forward to a long and productive collaboration with
Coca-Cola, building on this strong foundation."
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage
company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and
still brands. Together with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world’s
most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio includes 14 billion
dollar brands, including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero,
vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply and Georgia Coffee.
Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices
and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Through the
world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more
than 200 countries enjoy the Company’s beverages at a rate of 1.6
billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building
sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that
protect the environment, conserve resources and enhance the
economic development of the communities where we operate. For more
information about our Company, please visit our website at
About the Center for Labor and Employment
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.