JR Rodrigo '11

John Raphael “JR” Rodrigo ’11 was involved in numerous activities at Peddie, including varsity golf, student council and musical theater. “Music and the arts were an amazing way for me to find balance in my life when I was at Peddie, and they are things that I try to maintain in my life to this day.”

For his Summer Signature Experience, Rodrigo traveled to the Philippines to examine the microfinance industry and its impact on local entrepreneurs and businesses. The experience influenced his decision to pursue a career in finance and asset management. 

A Potter Scholar and a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rodrigo said that he is grateful for the opportunities that Peddie provided to him. “Walter Annenberg’s monumental contribution gave me and countless other students the chance to pursue a Peddie education that otherwise might have been less attainable. Put simply, Annenberg’s gift and the Potter Scholarship opened doors for me.”