Bestselling author, Associated Press correspondent, and alumnus trustee Jesse J. Holland M.F.A. ’12 has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Marguerite Barland ’60 Merit Award. A graduate of the M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction program in the Welch Center for Graduate Studies, Holland was chosen both for his service to the college and his many accomplishments as a leading black journalist and author. He will be honored at the college’s annual Jewell Robinson dinner on February 24, 2017. Read about the life and work of Jesse J. Holland.
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The Alumnae & Alumni of Goucher College (AAGC) and Goucher’s Division of Student Affairs recently hosted the Ninth Annual Jewell Robinson Dinner on Friday, February 6. This year the event was larger than ever before, attracting more than 115 alumnae/i, students and guests.
Named in honor of the first African American student admitted to Goucher College, the annual event brings together members and friends of Goucher’s African American community in the spirit of celebration, reflection, and fellowship. The program for the evening included dinner, cocktails, and speeches from President Bowen and Jewell Robinson, herself, who shared words that were both timely and poignant.
This year also marked the inaugural presentation of the Marguerite Barland ’60 Merit Awards, named after the first African American graduate of Goucher. Congratulations to this year’s honorees: Pauline Anita Bigby ’70, Maxine Bigby Cunningham ’70, Minnie Waters Shorter ’73, and Percy Moore ’95. These individuals exemplify Goucher’s community principles, and through their professional and private lives, have significantly contributed to the diversity of our campus community. To read more about Marguerite Barland ’60 Merit Award and this year’s honorees, click here.
2015 Jewell Robinson Dinner Photo Gallery: