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<span class="style1">Three Staffers Bring Skill, Experience to Communications Office </span>

Three Staffers Bring Skill, Experience to Communications Office

 

Tom Quinn, Jamilah Evelyn, and Richard Sheridan

Efforts to add proven talent and professional reach to the staff of the Office of Communications have been bolstered by the recently completed successful searches for, and hiring of,  three key members.  A new assistant director of communications and two senior writers—Tom Quinn, Jamilah Evelyn, and Dick Sheridan—all bring experience, savvy, humor, and understanding to the story Brooklyn College has to tell; and, more importantly, the skill to tell it. Please join in officially welcoming them to the College community.

Tom Quinn, assistant director of communications for publications: Born and raised in the Bronx, Tom graduated from Manhattan College with a B.A. in English and education. He went on to pursue a Writing Project Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Institute, where he was certified as a specialist in the teaching of writing. Teaching and freelance magazine writing led to a position as chief speechwriter in the office of Governor Mario M. Cuomo and then to a corporate writing career, which eventually took him to the Ford Foundation, where he served in various writing and editing posts for nearly two decades. A documentary he scripted for PBS in the late 1980s on the history of McSorley's Ale House, New York City 's oldest drinking establishment, earned him an Emmy Award for Best Historical/Cultural Documentary.

Jamilah Evelyn, senior writer: A native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Howard University with a degree in journalism, Jamilah started her career as editor of Black Issues in Higher Education (now Diverse Issues in Higher Education) before becoming a staff reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education, a position she held for five years before moving to Brooklyn in January 2006. Jamilah currently lives in Crown Heights with her extremely happy American Bulldog, Shug.

Richard M. Sheridan, senior writer: A native of Astoria, Queens, and a Navy veteran, Richard graduated from Saint Bonaventure University with a B.A. in English. He began his writing career as a caption writer for United Press International, going on to work as a writer and editor for various publications, most notably the Daily News, and in several corporate communications arenas. He and his wife Molly have resided in Forest Hills, Queens, for three decades.