Professor Kenneth Quinn is officially Dr. Kenneth Quinn. The gifted MC art professor received an honorary doctorate at Mississippi College’s graduation ceremony on December 16.
“Kenneth Quinn has been an ambassador for MC and the art department for many years,” said MC Art Department Chairman Randy Miley. “He deserves this honor based on the amount of work he’s done. He’s completed the equivalent of a doctoral degree and we’re so happy to be able to officially refer to him as ‘Dr. Quinn.’”
Quinn received his bachelor’s degree in art from MC in 1961 and earned a master of education in art from Illinois State University in 1964. An art teacher at Whitten Junior High in Jackson for 30 years, the gifted artist taught at MC for 15 years. In 2006, Dr. Quinn received the Mississippi College Order of the Golden Arrow Award, which honors alumni or friends of the college who have made outstanding achievements in their professions, businesses, or careers.
In January 2010, the Gore Galleries hosted a month-long exhibit showcasing 40 of Quinn’s watercolors, many of which featured MC landmarks. Quinn described his beautiful paintingsof Nelson Hall, the bell tower, and other campus buildings as a “thank-you note to the MC faculty and staff.”