Kyle Quinn, BBA '13, will receive UC’s highest honor for undergraduates: the 2014 Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence. He is among five who will receive the award at the All University Recognition Ceremony, at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 6, in the Great Hall of Tangeman University Center (TUC). The award recipients are Amara Agomuo, Kyle Quinn, Brad Theilman, Mahima Bala Venkatesh and Katie Wesler. The recipients will receive special recognition at their All-University Commencement ceremonies April 26 in Fifth Third Arena.
Quinn, an accounting/international business major with a certificate in business Spanish, graduated in December 2013. He is a scholarship recipient in the Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Program and alumnus of the University Honors Program. He is now employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago.
As a freshman, he was appointed by the governor to serve a two-year term as a student delegate on UC’s Board of Trustees. As a member and former president of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, he led the coordination of the UC chapter’s centennial celebration. He was honored by the national fraternity as the most outstanding undergraduate in the nation.
He placed in the nation’s top five winners in the PricewaterhouseCooper’s xTax competition in 2009, and presented his findings on tax reform to fund federal health care initiatives in Washington, D.C. He was also a recipient of a StartingBloc fellowship, sponsored by Harvard University, to study social innovation in business. He worked on six cooperative education rotations with Ernst & Young. His dedication to service included preparing free tax returns for low-income citizens, mentoring aspiring business students at his high school participating in Business Professionals of America competitions, as well as international service in El Salvador and Nicaragua.
As a recipient of a Boren Scholarship for international study, he studied accounting and tax law at the top business school in Brazil while gaining experience in U.S. national security projects. Quinn is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish. He serves as co-chairman of the student alumni committee for UC’s Presidential Bicentennial Commission. He is a member of Sigma Sigma, Men of METRO, Cincinnatus, Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of Omega – all honorary organizations at UC.