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Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, to speak at CSU Wednesday

November 14, 2011

As part of a unique and evolving partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, Colorado State University is proud to host Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, at noon Wednesday, Nov. 16 at CSU's Lory Student Center Main Ballroom. Mr. Kent will speak about shared values for a sustainable future.

Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola CompanyArrive early, seating is first come, first served

The opportunity to hear Mr. Kent speak about The Coca-Cola Company's and CSU’s shared values for a sustainable future is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early as seating is first come, first served. Following the speech, a student Q & A will be held.

Attendees will receive a free event T-shirt and a Coca-Cola Arctic Home ‘white’ can. For more information about Arctic Home visit www.arctichome.com.

Multi-million dollar, 10-year strategic partnership with The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company is one of the world’s most recognized brands, doing business in more than 200 countries and with 15 product brands that are worth more than $1 billion. In June, CSU announced a multi-million dollar, 10-year strategic partnership with Coca-Cola, one of the most comprehensive and innovative relationships of its kind. The investments in the university provide for funding of student scholarships and internships, support of academic programs, and access to world-wide marketing opportunities.

shared values for a sustainable futureCreation of the Beverage Business Institute

In September, CSU’s College of Business announced the creation of the Beverage Business Institute (BBI), developed to provide specialized management education and research for the beverage industry. Coca-Cola has committed a multi-year donation to the BBI as well as funding for scholarships and internships.

New Water Scholars Program

Last month, CSU announced a new Water Scholars Program funded by Coca-Cola with two partner universities in China -- East China Normal University (ECNU) and Anhui Agricultural University (AAU). The new program adds an important dimension to these ongoing university partnerships, and combines the universities’ expertise in water issues while emphasizing Coca-Cola’s focus on water sustainability in China and throughout the world. Coca-Cola is committing $1 million over the next 10 years to support this program which will benefit undergraduate students at ECNU, AAU and two additional universities in China beginning in 2013.