Muriel Smith Quimby ’45
B.A., Denison University
Citation awarded June, 1995
Muriel is a well-known and respected advocate of the Women’s Resource Center in Sarasota, Florida. For the eight years she served as project director of that organization’s Challenge Program, Muriel was responsible for curriculum design and personal and professional development programs intended to foster self-sufficiency in displaced homemakers. The program was widely successful and is still an important part of the Center.
Before moving to Sarasota, Muriel was Director of Adult Education and Coordinator of Volunteers for the Wachusett Regional School District in Massachusetts. She also served previously as Executive Director of the Scarsdale, New York Girl Scout Council.
Although retired, Muriel is still a dedicated volunteer instructor at the Women’s Resource Center. In recognition of her dedication to women and their concerns, the Muriel Quimby Endowment Fund was established to provide scholarships for graduates of the Challenge Program. And a counseling room in the new Women’s Resource Building is dedicated to her.
Following her undergraduate years at Denison, Muriel served as an Alumni Club President and an Annual Fund Volunteer. She and her husband Bob have two sons and a daughter.