Alumni Service Award
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Peggy (Ford) Meyer ' 70
Service to her alma mater and to the community is significant in the life of Peggy Meyer, St. Cloud. She and her husband, Larry Meyer ’71, endowed the Grace Scholarship, which annually provides $3,500 in tuition assistance to a deserving SCSU student. She has been a President’s Club member since 1986. Additionally, she started her career at SCSU in the 1970s as publications director. As a student she had been editor of the Talahi yearbook.
Meyer has made significant contributions of her time to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, for whom she managed the renovation of the historic Spaniol Hotel in downtown St. Cloud to create a modern facility for the organization. She also has been active with the Central Minnesota Boys and Girls Club, a shelter for battered women, Birthline and other charities.
Meyer started Meyer Advertising in 1977 and has since been recognized many times for her distinguished career. She was charter president of the Forum of Executive Women, was a founder and president of the Advertising Federation of Central Minnesota and devised the concept and created the St. Cloud Business Center, a business incubator, now in its 20th year, which serves 35 small businesses.