University of Chicago to honor Gordon Quinn

The University of Chicago will honor Gordon Quinn, AB '65, with an Alumni Professional Achievement Award. The Professional Achievement Awards honor alumni whose achievements in their vocational fields have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the University, and real benefit to their communities. The Awards event takes place at the Drake Hotel in Chicago on Friday, November 4th, at 7:30pm. After the awards ceremony, the festivities continue with a Career Month celebration and alumni networking event. Get more information. Gordon Quinn is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Kartemquin Films. He is an ardent supporter of public and community media, and has served on the boards of several organizations including The Illinois Humanities Council, Chicago Access Network Television, and The Public Square Advisory Committee, The Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. At Kartemquin, Gordon created a legacy that is an inspiration for young filmmakers and a home where they can make high-quality, social-issue documentaries. In the past year, Kartemquin's 50th Anniversary, he has been honored with awards and recognition from the International Documentary Association, CIMMFest, the Peace on Earth Film Festival, and in June he delivered the 2016 Robert H. Kirschner Human Rights Memorial Lecture during the University of Chicago's 2016 Alumni weekend.