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Frank Quine

2012 Distinguished Service Award Recipient: University of Maryland's Frank Quine
Frank Quine never set out to make headlines in his journalism career. He never had to, because his work spoke for itself.

After a career in newspapers and journalism education, Quine spent 23 years at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism as development director, assistant dean and as vice president of the American Journalism Review, the national magazine published by the College.

In his final four years at Maryland, he helped coordinate the fundraising, design, construction and opening of the $30 million Knight Hall, the new home of the college. Upon the completion of the hall, Quine pushed for the prominent relocation of the MDDC Newspaper Hall of Fame into Knight Hall.

It was just one of his many contributions to MDDC over more than 20 years as the liaison from the college to the press association. From the late 1980s until he retired from the college in 2010, Quine attended almost all meetings and events of the association, offered his guidance on issues facing the group, served on committees and got the college to underwrite the cost of the Past President’s reception at several awards conferences. From 2008 to 2011, he was the coordinator for MDDC’s journalism internship program, which is named for his friend and former boss as the college’s dean, the late Reese Cleghorn.

For his unstinting support and many contributions, Frank Quine is the recipient of MDDC’s 2013 Distinguished Service Award.

Quine came to Maryland in 1988 after 18 years with the executive staff of the American Press Institute in Reston, V. He joined API – the U.S. and Canadian newspaper industry’s management training and career-development center – in 1969 as an associate director at its Columbia University facility. He was named managing director of API in 1977 and was overall director and CEO of the Institute from 1979-87. Quine planned and conducted 92 seminars for editors, department heads and publishing executives.

A native of the Akron, Oh., suburb of Cuyahoga Falls, Quine is a 1959 journalism graduate of Kent State University. He worked on Florida newspapers (Jacksonville and St. Petersburg) for 10 years as a sports writer, sports editor and news editor. He was news editor of the Evening Independent in St. Petersburg when he left to join the API staff in New York, a year after attending a two-week Sports Editors Seminar there.

Quine is a board member and treasurer of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of Washington, a scholarship fundraising arm of the Society of Professional Journalists Washington Pro Chapter. An avid fan of the Washington Nationals, Quine lives in Reston with his wife, Mary Ellen Doran-Quine, and two Italian Greyhounds. He has two daughters – Laura Heinle of Silver Spring, Md., and Linda Barry of Jacksonville ¬– and a stepson, Sean Kelleher of Oak Hill, Va.

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