Focus on Africa - Photo Gallery

A showcase of images chronicling the journey of student and faculty participants in Merrill College's Focus on Africa program - as they move toward the re-establishment of a viable constituency for Africa on the UC Santa Cruz campus and in their home communities.

Photo Credits: Olimpia Blanco, Melvin Cox, Selina Sanchez Cristobal, Jonathan Fu, Lisa Hickman, Thomas Logwood, Kelvin "Sterling" Scott
  • Old Town - Mombasa, Kenya - August, 2016

  • Kelvin "Sterling" Scott and Thomas Logwood - Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - August, 2016

  • Manda Hill Mall, Lusaka, Zambia - August, 2016

  • Kelvin "Sterling" Scott - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya - August, 2016

  • Elizabeth Abrams, Provost, Merrill College - Santa Cruz, CA - May, 2015

  • Provost Elizabeth Abrams and Melvin Cox - Santa Cruz, CA - May, 2015

  • John Hopkins, Melvin Cox and Laneisha Butler - Santa Cruz, California - May, 2015

  • Provost Elizabeth Abrams and Bill Dickinson - Santa Cruz, California - May, 2015

  • ...on the bus from Nairobi to Mombasa - August, 2016

  • Lusaka, Zambia - August, 2016

  • Lusaka, Zambia - August, 2016

  • University of California Trust (UK) Dinner - Antalya Restaurant, London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • Olimpia Blanco - Antalya Restaurant, London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • Focus on Africa Inaugural Class Send-off - Merrill College - Santa Cruz, California - May, 2015

  • Kelvin "Sterling" Scott - aboard BA 284 - May 27, 2015

  • Off-campus 'team-building' exercise - Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA - November, 2016

  • Dr. Kimberly Helmer - May, 2015

  • Da'Shinique Holland - San Francisco International Airport - May, 2015

  • Lisa Hickman - San Francisco International Airport - May, 2015

  • Heathrow Airport - London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • Focus on Africa Inaugural Class, with Dr. Kimberly Helmer - Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • (L to R) Dr. Kimberly Helmer (back to camera), Melvin Cox, Raquel Chavez, Lisa Hickman - St. James Park, London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • Olimpia Blanco - St. James Park, London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • Thomas Logwood - London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • Selina Sanchez Cristobal - The Mall - London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • Old Town - Mombasa, Kenya - August, 2016

  • Raquel Chavez - Westminster Bridge - London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • Olimpia Blanco - Sainsbury African Galleries, The British Museum - London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • (L to R) Asia Skinner, Kamaria Potier and Melvin Cox - Antalya Restaurant, London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • South African Jewish Museum - Cape Town, South Africa - June, 2015

  • Asia Skinner - South African Jewish Museum - Cape Town - June, 2015

  • Cape Town Holocaust Center - June, 2015

  • Raquel Chavez, Olimpia Blanco and Melvin Cox - Cape Town, South Africa - June, 2015

  • Jonathan Fu - Cape Town, South Africa - June, 2015

  • Lisa Hickman - Cape Town, South Africa - June, 2015

  • Focus on Africa Inaugural Class, with Melvin Cox and Dr. Kimberly Helmer - Table Mountain Cable Car Station - Cape Town, South Africa - June, 2015

  • Da'Shinique Holland, Kamaria Potier and Laneisha Butler - Table Mountain - Cape Town, South Africa - June, 2015

  • Robben Island - South Africa - June, 2015

  • Focus on Africa Inaugural Class at National Museum of Tanzania with Dr. Gabriel Upunda (1st row, center) - Dar es Salaam - June, 2015

  • Laneisha Butler - Sunrise Beach Resort - Mjimwema, Tanzania - June, 2015

  • Melvin Cox, Thomas Logwood, Da'Shinique Holland, Asia Skinner - Sunrise Beach Resort - Mjimwema, Tanzania - June, 2015

  • Raquel Chavez - Sunrise Beach Resort - Mjimwema, Tanzania - June, 2015

  • (L to R) Keyarea Jones, Lina Salam, El'roi 'Lily' Hailemarim, Melvin Cox, Thomas Logwood - San Francisco, CA - May, 2016

  • Lina Salam engages guest speaker Dr. Stephen S. Robinson, M.D. - Santa Cruz, CA - May, 2016

  • All Saints Cathedral (Anglican) - Nairobi, Kenya - August, 2016

  • The Carnivore Restaurant - Nairobi, Kenya - August, 2016

  • Masjid Ut Tawheed - Lusaka, Zambia - August, 2016

  • Kelvin "Sterling" Scott - Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (Ethiopia) - August, 2016

  • Melvin Cox and Olimpia Blanco - Table Mountain - Cape Town, South Africa - June, 2015

  • Admiralty Arch - London, United Kingdom - May, 2015

  • Selina Sanchez Cristobal - Outskirts of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - June, 2015

  • Asia Skinner and Kelvin "Sterling" Scott - Sunrise Beach Resort - Mjimwema, Tanzania - June, 2015

  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - June, 2015

  • Sunrise Beach Resort - Mjimwema, Tanzania - June, 2015

  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - June, 2015

  • Manchinchi Road at the T4 Highway (Great East Road), Lusaka, Zambia - August, 2016

  • Addis Ababa Drive, Lusaka, Zambia - August, 2016

  • Dr. Kimberly Helmer - Sunrise Beach Resort - Mjimwema, Tanzania - June, 2015

  • Focus on Africa Inaugural class members with Melvin Cox, Provost Elizabeth Abrams and Alice Michel, née Hancock (Director, UCSC Study Abroad) - Santa Cruz, CA - March, 2015

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