Awards

AWARDS


Each year, PCEA chooses a Loretta Quinlan Award winner. With the Loretta Quinlan Award comes a $1,000 scholarship that the winner has the honor of presenting to a graduating student from his or her local.

The Awards nights for 2016, was held at the Hotel 1620, Plymouth, MA. (Formerly called Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor) on April 3, and 4, 2017.

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Below are some of the 2017 recipients

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Kimberly Orcutt, winner of the 2017 Loretta Quinlan Award

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Loretta Quinlan
Ms. Quinlan was a life member of the NEA, MTA, and PCEA as well as the past President of PCEA, MTA, and the Massachusetts Retired Teachers’ Association. She received an honorary doctorate from Stonehill College.

Ms. Quinlan was a life member of the NEA, MTA, and PCEA as well as the past President of PCEA, MTA, and the Massachusetts Retired Teachers’ Association. She received an honorary doctorate from Stonehill College.

Loretta W. Quinlan was born in 1894 and graduated from Whitman High School in 1912. She attended a three-year program at Bridgewater College and graduated in 1915. She started teaching in the Whitman Schools that fall, teaching grade five for many years. She then taught grade seven and finished her career as an English teacher.

She retired from Whitman Schools in 1964. The school committee voted to keep her on staff for the remainder of the 1964 school year although she reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 on May 15, 1964.

The Loretta Quinlan Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Association to a member of the Association who best exemplifies the objectives of the Plymouth County Education Association. The recipient of this award is chosen from the nominees for Citation Awards. The Loretta Quinlan Award is given each spring to a member of the PCEA who exhibits outstanding service in all three of these areas: profession, association, and community.

Ms. Quinlan was a life member of the NEA, MTA, and PCEA as well as the past President of PCEA, MTA, and the Massachusetts Retired Teachers’ Association. She received an honorary doctorate from Stonehill College.

The NEA Bicentennial Award was presented to Ms. Quinlan at the NEA Convention in Miami in 1976 as one of five women selected for having played an important part in elevation the standards of the united Teaching Profession. She also received an award from the MTA for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in Education.

She was honored further for serving as chairperson of the MTA Committee that effected the building of the first permanent MTA Headquarters at 20 Ashburton Place in Boston.

In 1960, Ms. Quinlan was the first recipient of the PCEA Annual Award. The award was renamed in her honor in 1978. Mary Alden, PCEA President in 1978, stated, “Loretta Quinlan has been an inspiration to her educational colleagues throughout her years as a classroom teacher, an association leader, and a retired teachers’ advocate since her retirement. It is most fitting that the PCEA Board honor Miss Quinlan in this manner.”

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LORETTA QUINLAN AWARD WINNERS

2017 Kimberly Orcutt-Silver Lake

2016 Lisa Whitney-Halifax
2015 Michelle Montrond-Wareham
2014 Lisa Desharnais – Kingston
2013 Carol Wall – Scituate
2012 Lauren Kelly – Whitman-Hanson
2011 Dr. Carl Swanson – Duxbury
2010 Nancy Barry – Wareham
2009 Beth Clark – Wareham
2008 Donna Resmini – Plympton
2007 Ann Ladouceur – Whitman-Hanson
2006 Dan O’Sullivan – Wareham
2005 Robert Gustafson – Wareham
2004 Deborah Gustafson – Wareham
2003 Margaret Boutiette – Wareham
2002 Larry Shultz – Cohasset
2001 Robert Marshall – Freetown-Lakeville
2000 Janice Beyer – Brockton
1999 Anne Wass – Hanover
1998 Elaine S. Gordon – Scituate
1997 Jane Burns – Scituate
1996 Elvoid B. Mayers – Rockland
1995 Robert L. Brousseau – Wareham
1994 Donna M. MacDonald – Middleboro
1993 Alice Carey – Middleboro
1992 Donna Richardson – Hanover
1991 Tom Evans – Whitman-Hanson
1990 Gail Brookings – Freetown-Lakeville
1989 Helen Cox – East Bridgewater
1988 Mary Barry – Marshfield
1987 Guido J. Risi – Scituate
1986 Carol Pelletier – Middleboro
1985 Eileen B. Malloy – Whitman-Hanson
1984 Jean Murphy – Marshfield
1983 M. Virginia Kirby – Whitman-Hanson
1982 Sharon L. Hartley – Rochester
1981 Isabelle Bartosiak – Plymouth
1980 George Shaughnessy – Rockland
1979 Mary Alden – East Bridgewater
1978 Clara Morgan – Mattapoisett – renamed Loretta Quinlan Award in Dec. 77
1977 John F. Carnes ¬– Hingham PCEA Annual Award
1976 John T. McGarigal – Rockland
1975 Stanley Goldman – East Bridgewater
1974 Mary Giberti – Wareham
1973 Mary F. Knapp – Norwell
1972 no annual award given
1971 Dr. Stanley L. Clement – Bridgewater State College
1970 Richard Menice – Bridgewater
1969 John Kelley – Abington
1968 Winifred Mahoney – Hingham
1967 (unknown)
1966 (unknown)
1965 (unknown)
1964 Joseph Plouffe – Brockton
1963 Dr. Clement C. Maxwell – Bridgewater State College
1962 Dr. Everett L. Handy – Duxbury
1961 Henry Burkland – Middleboro
1960 Loretta Quinlan – Whitman

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