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CofC Remembers Beloved Alumnus Tony Meyer

CofC Remembers Beloved Alumnus Tony Meyer

By John Stabinger
Posted on 28 April 2020 | 1:01 pm — 

Be magnanimous: That’s what Tony Meyer ’49 always told each member of the College of Charleston’s Student Alumni Associates. Words to live by – and indeed, Meyer, who dedicated more than seven decades of his life to the College, certainly did.

Anthony J. Meyer passed away on April 25, 2020, at the age of 91. A lifelong Charlestonian, Meyer grew up in the Ansonborough neighborhood, just a few blocks from campus. He was the first in his family to attend college, earning his degree in English from CofC in 1949. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Meyer returned to the College and built a career and lasting legacy of compassion, honor and dedication. Meyer is survived by his three sons, Anthony J. Meyer Jr. ’88, M. Kevin Meyer ’89 (Dr. Karen Mitro Meyer ’91), and Joseph B. Myer ’92 (Eleanor); and his grandchildren, Patrick Meyer (currently a freshman at the College), Ryan Meyer, Emory Meyer, Helen Meyer and JB Meyer.

Meyer’s fingerprints can be found on virtually every corner of his beloved alma mater. During his years as a student in the 1940s, Meyer was a member of the CofC men’s basketball team. When Meyer came back to CofC, he served the institution in a variety of roles including faculty member, coach, chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education, director of athletics, director of intramural athletics, director of college relations, director of student relations, director of student activities, director of counseling, dean of men, vice president of alumni relations, and executive secretary of the Alumni Association. In 1997, the Alumni Association named him executive secretary emeritus. He has received nearly every significant honor the College has, including induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame, an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the College, an honorary doctorate from the University of Charleston and the Alumni Award of Honor.

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