Dave Quinn to retire after nearly 50 years

September 15, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

Dave Quinn, who works in the Medical School Office of Facilities Management and Planning, is retiring after more than 46 years of service to the University of Michigan, effective Sept. 21.

Dave and his wife, Elva, were members of Lake Superior State University’s first graduating class in 1970. Later that year, they headed south to the University of Michigan, where Dave became a custodian in University Library. He went on to become a stock keeper in the Computing Center, University Hospital and the Medical School.

Dave left the Medical School briefly to work as a P&A supervisor at University Press. He returned to the Medical School in 1983 as a dock supervisor.

During Dave’s time with the Medical School, he participated in planting a cutting from a tree that history says shaded Hippocrates as he taught medicine. The sapling has grown to a 40-foot mature tree located in the circle drive area in front of Medical Science Building I. Dave also was a part of the construction of Medical Science Research Buildings 1, 2 and 3 and the Biological Science Research Building.

Dave and Elva have three sons and six grandchildren. He is looking forward to spending more time with them.