Employee Spotlight: Peggy Quam, Associate Director of Special Initiatives

Where did you grow up? 

In a small town in Southwest Minnesota called Avoca.

Where did you attend college? What is your degree in? 

I have two degrees from the University of St. Catherine. I majored in both history and education.

How long have you been working at Dunwoody? 

10 years!

What is your favorite part about working at Dunwoody? 

I love the students I work with in the Youth Career Awareness Program, Women in Technical Careers scholarship, Construction Career Pathways scholarship, WEM Scholarship, and the people I work with.

What is your favorite part about your job?  

I feel that all of the scholarship programs (including all the faculty and staff members who help out with them) provides hope and kindness to the students.

What is the one thing in the world you are most proud of? 

My son, Dan.

What are a few of your hobbies? 

Reading and cooking.

What is your favorite movie genre? Any all-time favorite movies? 

I love murder mysteries. My favorite movie is “The Fugitive.”

What is the luckiest thing that’s ever happened to you? 

Meeting my husband, Doug.

What is the single best day on the calendar? 

Sunday. I enjoy family and church time.

What is the best dish you know how to cook/make? 

Spaghetti!

Fun facts:
  1. My car was picked up by a tornado when I was 16.
  2. I used to work at the Minnesota Supreme Court.