Michael Peuler '77

Michael Peuler '77

PennRock Financial Services. President

1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
After excellent preparation at GVSC, I relocated to Pennsylvania and soon became a partner in a regional CPA firm. I eventually became senior vice president of a community bank, one of my CPA firm's top clients. We sold the bank in 2006. I committed to charity endeavors such as building churches in India and providing income tax services to disabled individuals, mostly children.

2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
As I was a military veteran and married when I entered GVSC, I was driven to excel in my education. The professors were excellent and I loved walking the then “rough” campus, including ropes to assist on the sidewalks in the winter. I’ll never forget many of us students waiting to put our deck of cards in the only computer on campus. Often it was a Sunday afternoon and there was always a waiting line.

3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
All things worth having are worth struggling to acquire!

4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand Valley experience.
Outstanding, Economical, and Prepared

5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
I have been able to succeed in both life and vocation. Hopefully, I have been a meaningful person in my endeavors. I’ve been blessed to have been part of successful businesses and wonderful charities and civic organizations. The photo is me holding a child at a mission in India where I often travel.

March 2024

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Honors College

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