Meyers

Charles Meyers, Jr.

Charles Meyers, Jr.

In an interesting convergence of events, Charles Meyers, Jr.'s (BS '74) connections to Gilcrease and TU have come full circle since he was an 18 year-old TU student.

At his mother's urging, Meyers got a job at Gilcrease when he was only 16. The museum became his lifelong passion, fueled by his love of cataloguing its treasures, sharing its lore with radio listeners and even rubbing elbows with Thomas Gilcrease himself. Meyers relied on his museum earnings to put himself through TU. Today, he ably helps TU master's program students curate their own penchant for museum management by providing them scholarships. "That TU and Gilcrease are partnering combines my ongoing love for both institutions," Meyers warmly offers.

Also while a student at TU, Meyers played clarinet in the TU marching band. An often under-recognized talent, clarinet players are music to Meyers' ears. So, he continues to proudly march alongside them, this time as a generous and harmonious contributor and proud supporter of the Sound of the Golden Hurricane Marching Band.