FAU and The Coca-Cola Company Celebrate New Partnership
BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 10, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University and The Coca-Cola Company have entered into a new 10-year partnership. The agreement provides students with internships and career opportunities and makes Coca-Cola the exclusive beverage provider across all FAU campuses, sites and athletic facilities.
“We’re thrilled about our new partnership with Coca-Cola,” said Stacy Volnick, FAU’s vice president of executive operations and chief of staff. “This mutually beneficial relationship expands and enhances the beverages offered across our campuses while providing our students new internship and career opportunities.”
To commemorate the partnership, FAU and Coca-Cola will feature two days of activities that include Coca-Cola products sampling, activities and games, recycling education and giveaways for students and staff. In addition, the Coca-Cola Freestyle Truck, which, features three Coca-Cola Freestyle fountains that provide more than 120 customizable flavors, will be on campus along with the Dasani College Tour recycling display. The celebration activities occur on Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13.
Below is a schedule with time and locations:
- Wednesday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Free Speech lawn area west of the College of Design and Social Inquiry, FAU Boca Raton campus.
- Thursday, March 13, from noon to 2 p.m., at The Green, 3200 College Ave., Davie campus.
- Thursday, March 13, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the field adjacent to dining hall, 5353 Parkside Dr., John D. MacArthur Campus, Jupiter.
On Jan. 1, Coca-Cola became the exclusive vendor for all carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, juices, water and energy drinks throughout all FAU locations. Coca-Cola will also participate in on-campus student engagement programs, athletic game-day events, marketing programs and other University-wide functions. In addition, select vending machines will accept credit cards and Coca- Freestyle machines will be added to the campus.
“Coca-Cola is proud to be back on the FAU campus. We look forward to refreshing and uplifting the amazing students, faculties and staff that make-up the Owl family,” said Pam Stewart, vice president, Foodservice On-Premise, Coca-Cola Refreshments. “The new partnership will create opportunities for us to work closely with the University and to help us continue to attract and build a diverse and inclusive workforce.”
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 . Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 16 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 1.9 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 associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com , follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo , visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company .
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.