UH Mānoa alumnus Frank Quimby (MA ’69) has received the U.S. Department of the Interior’s highest honorary recognition – the Distinguished Service Award – for exceptional contributions to public service during an eminent federal career. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, presented the award at an Independence Day ceremony at Interior’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Quimby’s 45 years of public service included positions with the U.S. Peace Corps (Philippines); U.S.-administered Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Palau-Micronesia); U.S. House of Representatives (as press secretary for Guam Delegate Ben Blaz) and the Interior Department, where he served for many years as Guam Desk Officer. Quimby received a Masters' Degree in Asian Studies as part of an East-West Center Graduate Fellowship Program.
Photo caption (from left): Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Frank Quimby. Photo courtesy of Tami Heileman, DOI.