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Joseph F. Quinn Award for the Outstanding First-Year Debater

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Dr. Joseph F. Quinn joined the Economics Department in 1974 after earning his doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He served as chair of the department from 1988 until 1994. Quinn was the highly regarded Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College from 1999 until 2007, when he returned to the Economic Department and was named the James P. McIntyre Professor.

In recognition of his distinguished career as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and his longstanding support of Fulton Debate, Dean Quinn was honored at the 2007 Fulton Prize Debate with a Friend of Fulton Award. At that time, the Society also announced the creation of the Joseph F. Quinn Award for the Outstanding First Year Debater. The first recipient of the Quinn Award was Matthew Maerowitz '10, an economics major from Phoenix, Arizona.

The recipients of the Joseph F. Quinn Award for the Oustanding First Year Debater include:

2014   Ryan Carelli and Amanda Sie

2013   Ted Kontopoulos

2012   Alexander Carlman and Sullivan McCormick

2011   Michael Maerowitz

2010   Nora Lopopolo

2009   Gabriel Stacy

2008   Michael Stork and Kevin Walton

2007   Matthew Maerowitz