Michele Messner joined the Corps of Cadets' Alumni Office as the executive assistant in fall 2017.
She spent nearly 16 years as a stay-at-home mom to her two daughters, Olivia and Lilly. During this time, she stressed the importance of education by volunteering in their schools, both in the classroom and in various roles for the executive board of the Parent-Teacher Organization. For many years she was known as “The Book Fair Lady.”
Messner graduated from Radford University in 1988 with a degree in business administration and, after returning to the area in 2007, has spent much time volunteering there in alumni relations, admissions, and as the chapter advisor for Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. Each year she organizes the Radford University Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game for the former D1 team at homecoming.
She is on the board of directors for the Radford University Alumni Association and enjoys supporting Highlander athletics. She is a member of the New River Valley Chapter of the Radford University Alumni Association and the Alpha Sigma Tau Blue Ridge Alumnae Association.
Messner has been living the Virginia Tech motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), for many years and is excited to continue doing so for the Corps of Cadets alumni.