Quincy University has announced George Meyer and Mary Nell (Frier) Meyer as its 2018 Bill O’Donnell Distinguished Alumni of the Year. George and Mary Nell are 1963 alumni of Quincy College, now Quincy University. George was a physical education and math major and Mary Nell majored in history. They will be honored at the Alumni Dinner during Homecoming Weekend on September 22, at 6 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Room. Tickets for the dinner are $20 a person and can be purchased online at www.quincy.edu/homecoming.

During George’s thirty-four-year career with Quincy Public Schools, he was a teacher, basketball coach, assistant principal, director of personnel and superintendent. After retiring from Quincy Public schools in 1997, George began his second career at Quincy University as dean of the school of education. Mary Nell taught history and english at Quincy Junior High for four years until their first child was born. She later taught in the teen psych unit at Blessing Hospital for 12 years. The Meyer’s are members of St. Peter’s Church where George is a Eucharistic Minister, and served on the Long-Range Planning Committee and the St. Peters School Advisory Board.

The Meyer’s have been generous financial supporters of the University for many years, including the QU Fund and an endowed scholarship for students in their name. They have been married for 55 years and are the parents of three children, two of whom are living, and four grandchildren.

For a complete list of Homecoming activities visit www.quincy.edu/homecoming or to purchase tickets online.  For more information, please contact Miriam Hermann at 217-228-5226 or hermami@quincy.edu.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.