Margaret Jackson Quinn ’64 Receives the 2009 Eleanore Dolan Egan ’28 Award for Outstanding Service to Chestnut Hill College

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Chestnut Hill College Alumni Association announces the selection of alumna Margaret Jackson Quinn, Class of 1964, as the recipient of the 2009 Eleanore Dolan Egan ’28 Award for Outstanding Service to Chestnut Hill College. Margaret Jackson Quinn was honored for over 45 years of service to the College in various volunteer and leadership capacities.
Peggy Jackson Quinn, Class of 1964, became active in the Alumnae Association early on and has served on virtually every committee and has performed almost every volunteer job possible. A sampling includes Alumnae Association Board of Directors, Class Officer (1964), Vice President of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors (1982-1984), President of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors (1986-1988), and reunion weekend committees. In addition, she was the chair of numerous events, including the Summer Party at the Shore (1988, 1989) the Art Auction, and the Chestnut Hill College 75th Anniversary Gala Committee.

From the early days of the newly formed Delaware County Chapter to her most recent service on the Association Bylaws Committee, Peggy has earned the respect and gratitude of those serving with her. Linda Smith Williamson ’60 captures the Peggy Quinn as the one who gives “outstanding, enthusiastic service to CHC…truly constant, never taking a vacation from CHC.” In fact, Linda recalls, Peggy could be seen on the beaches and tennis courts of Avalon, New Jersey, selling $50 raffle tickets for what was the annual December fundraiser. She not only sold a hefty number on her own, but she also recruited others to do so, all the while talking up her alma mater to all who would listen. Association past president Barbara D’Iorio Martino ’60 describes Peggy as a “loyal alum and volunteer to the Association since graduation…giving long and exceptional service to Chestnut Hill College.”

The Eleanore Dolan Egan ’28 Award for Outstanding Service to Chestnut Hill College was introduced in 1999, 70 years after the founding of the Alumnae Association. It is named in memory of the first president of the Alumnae Association, Eleanore Dolan Egan, who was a member of the College’s first graduating class in 1928 and a model of volunteerism.