Peggy Quinn Installed As Executive Women International President University News
For release: September 30, 2008

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Peggy Quinn
Peggy Quinn
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.

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