Named for the first African American to graduate from Goucher College, this annual award will celebrate one or more alumnae/i who in her or his professional and private life has significantly contributed to the diversity of our campus community through leadership—as a mentor, role model, volunteer, or philanthropic supporter of the college. Throughout their lives, these individuals will have exemplified Goucher’s Community Principles—respect, inclusion, communication, service and social justice, and responsibility—and by doing so, they will have enhanced and inspired our community.
The Marguerite Barland ’60 Merit Award is presented annually in February at the Jewell Robinson Dinner. Read about this year’s award recipient, Jesse Holland M.F.A. ’12.
2016 – Faye Yvette McQueen, Class of 1983
2015 – Pauline Anita Bigby, Class of 1970; Maxine Bigby Cunningham, Class of 1970; Minnie Waters Shorter, Class of 1973; Percy Moore, Class of 1995