For release: September 30, 2008
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University of Memphis faculty member Peggy Quinn was installed as corporate international
president of Executive Women International (EWI) at its annual meeting and leadership
conference in Palm Springs, Calif., earlier this month. She had previously served
on the EWI board of directors as scholarship director, education and professional
development director, and vice president/president-elect.
Quinn also developed the EWI Fellows Award, a needs-based scholarship program for
EWI members pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree at an accredited
college or university.
The University of Memphis has been a member firm of EWI since 1997. Headquartered
in Salt Lake City, EWI has 72 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. It
was founded in 1938 to provide business professionals from diverse industries a forum
for promoting their firms, enhancing their personal and professional development,
and engaging in community activities. Today’s EWI membership includes more than 2,500
companies and 2,800 representatives.
Quinn is an assistant professor and director of fashion merchandising and internships
for Family and Consumer Science at the U of M. She also is a consultant for the University’s
freshman orientation program, ACAD 1100.
Quinn received the 2007 Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award and
has been named one of “50 Women Who Make a Difference” by Memphis Woman magazine.