During the May 24, 2012 School of Education Graduation Ceremony, JHU Alumni Council Vice President Jay Lenrow presented the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award to Dr. Carol Quirk. The award honors alumni who have typified the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and brought credit to the university by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.
Dr. Carol Quirk received her Doctor of Education from the School of Education in 1988 and currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of the non-profit corporation, Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education. Previously, she was the former Executive Director of East Baltimore Resources, an adult service agency that provides employment opportunities to adults with disabilities, and was an early intervention and behavior specialist and consultant for The School District of Philadelphia. In addition, she is the recipient of the top 100 Minority/Women Business Entrepreneurs Award for the Maryland-Virginia-District of Columbia region, and was appointed to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
Dr. Quirk received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for her contributions to the field of intellectual disability and her exemplary commitment to promote the full participation of people with disabilities in their communities.