Jewell Robinson Dinner

Named in honor of Jewell Robinson—actor, writer, producer, and the first African American student admitted to Goucher College—the annual Jewell Robinson Dinner brings together members and friends of Goucher’s African American community in the spirit of celebration, reflection, and fellowship.

The 14th annual Jewell Robinson Dinner will take place Friday, February 21 (snow date: February 27), 2020. Stay tuned for more information in the new year. If you would like to add your name to the guest list for this event, kindly send an email request to

We will soon announce this year's recipient of the Marguerite Barland '60 Merit Award! Read more on our 2019 recipient, La Jerne Terry Cornish ’83, M.Ed. ’94, P’18.

If you have questions regarding the dinner, the Barland award process, or would like to help plan this year's event, please email Jen Pawlo-Johnstone at

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2019 Jewell Robinson Dinner



2018 Jewell Robinson Dinner Photo Gallery

2017 Jewell Robinson Dinner Photo Gallery

2016 Jewell Robinson Dinner Photo Gallery

2015 Jewell Robinson Dinner Photo Gallery