UW-Eau Claire Alumni

Honorary Alumnus Award
2017 Recipients

The Honorary Alumnus Award is presented to non-alumni who have demonstrated great love of and service to UW-Eau Claire

Nick Meyer
Nick Meyer

Nick Meyer, Since 2002, Nick Meyer has been the editor, publisher and owner of Volume One, a culture and entertainment publication, website and event production company in Eau Claire. Volume One produces large-scale community events including a riverside concert series, a chalk art festival, a film-screening series, winter-themed events, and many more, attracting tens of thousands of attendees every year.
Meyer reimagined a historic downtown Eau Claire building into The Local Store and Volume One Gallery. Each year the store's gallery plays host to more than 100 events, including book readings, film screenings, concerts, community discussions and civic meetings. The upstairs of the building is Volume One’s World Headquarters, where the magazines and websites are ideated and created. In 2016 Meyer and a handful of local partners created a 30-room boutique hotel in downtown Eau Claire called The Oxbow Hotel, with a farm-to-table restaurant, bar and jazz venue called The Lakely.
Meyer also serves on the boards of directors for Visit Eau Claire, the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce and the North Barstow Business Improvement District.
“Nick was an early and vocal supporter of downtown redevelopment and was integral to the success of the referendum on the Confluence project, as well as securing the state funding for the Confluence Arts Center,” said Kimera Way, UW-Eau Claire Foundation president. “Nick is fond of saying, ‘The most important transformation has been this community’s attitude toward itself.’ Nick has been an integral figure in creating that positive attitude.”


View the list of past recipients of this award.