As a member of the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics’ Class of 2021, Abigail Quinn, an economics major with minors in business administration and trust management from Spring City, Pennsylvania has not had the typical final year or commencement at UD due to the coronavirus pandemic. Quinn, and her entire class, have shown incredible resilience, maturity and spirit while adjusting to the many unexpected changes that they have encountered.
Quinn was nominated for this series by UD Assistant Professor of Economics Julianna Butler, who said, “Abby was a fantastic leader as President of the Economics Club. She worked hard to plan events, mentor other students and keep up enthusiasm during the pandemic. Her drive and dedication to UD Economics were outstanding. Best of luck in all future endeavors!”
In this profile, Quinn shared her favorite UD memories, how she has changed during her time at UD and her plans following graduation.
Lerner: How do you think you have changed from your first semester at UD to now?
Quinn: When I first began college, I was unsure what my time at UD would look like. I can confidently say these have been some of the best years of my life. I have met many amazing students and professors, who have helped me grow personally and professionally.
Lerner: What is your favorite place at UD?
Quinn: My favorite place on-campus is the ISE Lab. It was a great place to study and grab a bagel at Einstein’s in between classes!
Lerner: What is the most memorable course that you took at Lerner?
Quinn: My most memorable course at UD was ACCT 450 (Legal Issues of Trust and Fiduciary Entities) taught by Professor McCloskey. This is the first class taken by all students in the trust management minor, which makes it extremely collaborative. Professor McCloskey made the material fun to learn, which opened my eyes to future careers in law/trust management within the state of Delaware.
Lerner: What was your favorite signature UD experience?
Quinn: My favorite UD experience is Homecoming Spirit Day! As a member of the University of Delaware Student Alumni Ambassadors (UDSAA), I had the opportunity to assist with the planning and execution of this event on the Green. During my junior year, I was selected to drive a golf cart around the Green as part of the Blue Hen Buggy station. This was such a fun experience as YouDee chose to ride with me!
Lerner: What does being a “Lifelong Lerner” mean to you?
Quinn: The phrase “Lifetime Lerner” means I will always choose to expand my knowledge by pursuing opportunities that come my way. It also means I will choose to give back to the Lerner College, whether monetarily or through my time, as an alumnus to help students like so many alumni did for me.
Lerner: What are your plans following graduation?
Quinn: I will be working at The Bryn Mawr Trust Company of Delaware in Greenville, Delaware as a Trust Associate. Starting August 2021, I will be attending Widener University Delaware Law school to earn a J.D. in their part-time (night school) program. I am so excited for what the future holds!