College of Business (CoB) accounting major Emily Quinn was honored with one of two 2008 Torleif Aasheim Community Involvement Awards as the female senior at Montana State University who best embodies the spirit of community service. The other honoree was Troy Lodmell, a history major from Malta.

Quinn is very active on campus and in the community. She is a member of the Beta Alpha Psi/Accounting Club, Mortar Board, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Septemviri, the MSU Honors Program, Advocats, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the MSU Symphony Orchestra as principal clarinetist. Quinn also spends her time volunteering in the community, participating in events and programs such as Relay for Life, Bowl for Kids Sake, Up til Dawn fundraisers for St. Jude's Research Hospital, Red Cross Blood Drives and Habitat for Humanity.

The CoB is credited with many of Quinn s successes. The CoB has provided me excellent teachers and mentors that have inspired me to enjoy learning. The high quality education I received at MSU has provided me an invaluable foundation that will enable me to succeed in my chosen career path. In addition, the CoB has provided me valuable networking opportunities, enabling me to feel more comfortable interacting with business professionals. Most importantly, the CoB has provided me job opportunities that would not be as easily accessible elsewhere, she said.

Quinn will work for Ernst & Young in San Jose, California as a summer intern before returning to Bozeman to complete her degree in the CoB Master of Accountancy Program.