Mother, Daughter Share Graduation Experience

Posted: May 13, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: The Daily Gazette will spotlight one outstanding George Mason graduate each day this week leading up to Commencement on May 17.

When Rebecca Quinn graduates from George Mason on May 17, her mother will be in the Patriot Center to celebrate, but she won’t be sitting in the stands. Camille Quinn’s name will be called just before her daughter’s to receive a diploma. Both mother and daughter will receive a bachelor of individualized studies.

According to the elder Quinn, her experiences as a dedicated and supportive mother of four children inspired her to initiate a course of study in education that would make possible her goal of counseling at the middle school level. Having started college in Nebraska, Quinn transferred her credits to Mason when her family came to the Washington, D.C., area in 1967. After her marriage, Quinn gave priority to her family, but returned to the university in 2000.

The younger Quinn’s inspiration for her course work in educational leadership and transformation took place when she was a substitute teacher of emotionally disturbed children. She is currently a student volunteer lobbyist with the American Association of University Women.

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