StevensonMeghan Stevenson, of San Francisco, Calif., will be recognized by Winona State University with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award Friday, Sept. 25, as a part of the university’s Homecoming celebration.

Meghan Stevenson graduated from Winona State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degrees in English writing and communication studies. Stevenson served as co-president of Lambda Pi Eta, the communications studies honor society, co-president of BGLAD (bisexual, gay, lesbians, and allies for diversity) club, participated in Mock Trial club, worked as office manager of the university communications office and at KQAL. She earned her master’s degree in publishing from Pace University in 2007, which led to an internship at Simon & Schuster. She was promoted to assistant editor in 2008, and that same year developed and published “The Bro Code,” a book based on the television show “How I Met Your Mother,” that has sold more than 300,000 copies and was a “New York Times” bestselling book. Stevenson worked for Penguin Random House from 2008-2012, editing numerous bestselling authors. She started her own business in 2012, working as an editor, ghostwriter, and collaborator on book projects. Stevenson is an adjunct professor at Pace University in the Master of Science Publishing program, and lives in San Francisco.