H.R. No. 826

WHEREAS, Patricia D. Quinn was inducted into the El Paso Commission for Women Hall of Fame on March 11, 2005; and WHEREAS, Established in 1985, the commission is composed of El Paso citizens who are committed to the pursuit of equal rights and responsibilities for all women; inductees to the organization's Hall of Fame are recognized in one of five categories, including arts, civic leadership, education, professional, and public service; and WHEREAS, Selected for the civic leadership category, Mrs. Quinn was honored for her extensive contributions to arts organizations, educational opportunity, and science resources; she received her bachelor's degree from Dunbarton College in Washington, D.C., and completed graduate studies in engineering, chemistry, physics, computers, and education at The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Maryland, and The University of Texas at El Paso; and WHEREAS, In her professional life, Mrs. Quinn has worked as a teacher and an analytical chemist with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; as a civic leader, she has served as an executive officer for four of El Paso's most prestigious organizations, the Woman's Department of the Chamber of Commerce, Woman's Club, Insights El Paso Science Museum board, and the local auxiliary of the Society of Professional Engineers; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Quinn has distinguished herself as state president and member of the state auxiliary of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers; as chair of the ways and means committee, she increased the scholarship funds provided to women engineering students by nearly $40,000; a past president of the Insights Museum board, she is currently the facility's volunteer education advisor and science teacher; and WHEREAS, This esteemed Texan is the author of two books, a history of the auxiliary of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and a cookbook of traditional Texas recipes; an avid supporter of the arts, Mrs. Quinn is also a dedicated contributor to the El Paso Symphony, the Opera Association, Pro-Musica, and Encore; and WHEREAS, Supported by her loving husband and three sons, Patricia Quinn possesses the kind of determination and commitment on which the vitality of El Paso depends; she uses her considerable talents to serve others, and it is a pleasure to join the commission in honoring her at this time; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 79th Texas Legislature hereby congratulate Patricia D. Quinn on her induction into the El Paso Commission for Women Hall of Fame and extend to her sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for Mrs. Quinn as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives. Chavez ______________________________ Speaker of the House I certify that H.R. No. 826 was adopted by the House on April 7, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House