Gail Gleason Collins to be Honored by Marquette University
April 21, 2005
MILWAUKEE- Gail Gleason Collins, editorial page editor of
The New York Times, will be honored by the Marquette
University Alumni Association at its annual Alumni National
Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 23. Collins will be
awarded the Alumni Merit Award for Professional Achievement.
After graduating from Marquette's College of Journalism in
1967, Collins worked as a journalist in Connecticut and founded
the Connecticut State News Bureau, which provided coverage
of Connecticut politics. When she sold it in 1977, it
was the largest news service of its kind in the country.
Collins went on to write for United Press International ,
New York Daily News, and New York
Newsday. She joined The New York Times in
1995 as a member of the paper's editorial board and later
contributed as a columnist. She was named editorial
page editor in 2001. Collins is the author of three
books: America's Women, 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges,
Helpmates and Heroines; Scorpion Tongues; and
The Millennium Book, which she co-authored with her
husband, Dan Collins.
The Alumni National Awards dinner is part of Marquette University's
Alumni Awards weekend, during which each college honors the
contributions of their alumni and bestows awards on those
demonstrating exceptional achievement.
For more information, please contact Brigid O'Brien, director
of university communication at 414.288.7445.
Office of Public Affairs Contacts
Brigid O'Brien Miller
Director of University Communication
Phone: (414) 288-7445
Sr. Media Relations Specialist
Phone: (414) 288-0286