JRF Photo Gallery – Jackie Robinson Day 2018

April 20, 2018 - Alumni, Jackie Robinson, Scholars

71 years ago, Jackie Robinson made his Major League Baseball debut as a Brooklyn Dodger breaking baseball’s color barrier. This historic milestone is celebrated annually at Major League ballparks across the nation on April 15, the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first game in the majors. Check out these highlights from Jackie Robinson Day 2018 to see how JRF Scholars and Alumni took part in ceremonies honoring the life and legacy of our namesake.


Dodgers 1Dodger legend Don Newcombe (blue jacket) joins JRF alumni (left to right): Tulani Watkins, ’09; Andia Winslow, ’14; Kenneth Patterson,’03; Nichol Whiteman, ’98; Alyse Stone, ’14; and Lauryn Nwanpka, ’09 at midfield.



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Left to right: JRF/Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Scholars Jonathan Kidd, ’20, Kelli Hamilton, ’19, Alexandrea Chima, ’19, and Akua McLeod, ’20; JRF/Ethier Family Scholars Desiree Cunningham,’19 and Robert Balance III, ’20; JRF/Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Scholars Olushola Akinrimisi, ’19, Jasmine Turner, ’20, and Logan Patton, ’19; and JRF/Ethier Family Scholar Tiana Gammage, ’21


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Alumnus Brian Nelson, JRF ’00


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Alexandrea Chima JRF/Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Scholar, ’19


Marlins 1

Miami Marlins Outfielder, Cameron Maybin, & Jabari-Ture Brooks JRF/MLB Scholar, ’20


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Akintunde Ahmad JRF/Fred A. Simmons Family Scholar, 2018 throws the first pitch at the Citi Field with the Robinson family looking on.



Left to right: JRF Alumnus Jordan Frasier, ’09; Mark Pelesh, EVP, Corporate and Business Development, Strada Education Network; JRF Alumni Julian Roby, ’16, Rayshon Payton, ’10, Thomas Bennett, ’06, Alicia Wallace, ’05; JRF Mid-Atlantic Scholar Advisory Committee Chair, Angelia Neal; JRF VP, Core Programs Lamont Gordon; and JRF Alumnus Kyle Nichols, ’16



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Left to right: JRF/Unilever Scholar Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, ’20; JRF/MLB- Colorado Rockies Scholar Hannah Lemmons, ’20; JRF/GE Foundation Scholar Gevin Reynolds, ’19; JRF/BMO Capital Markets Sandy Jean-Charles, ’21


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