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We welcome your phone calls and emails regarding event planning or past and present events.

To submit an RSVP or for general questions, please call 540-568-RSVP (7787)
or email University Events.

Ramona Messenger serving with style.

Ramona Messenger, Director

Ramona Messenger

Ms. Messenger has over 25 years experience in event management and marketing compiled of non-profit, higher education, corporate and sponsorship agency work. She came to James Madison University 15 years ago to work on the inauguration of the new president and stayed to manage events for the office of the president.  Eight years ago she became director of the University Events department, which is responsible for events hosted by the president of the university and others hosted by the university advancement department, academic affairs and others.  

Sarah Ciccone ('20), Associate Director

Sarah joined the University Events team in December of 2016 as Event Manager after working in Office of International Programs for four years. In June 2019, Sarah was promoted to Associate Director. Prior to joining JMU, Sarah worked at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community as Life Enrichment Coordinator for over five years. In university events, she runs the Commencement volunteer and transportation programs, co-planner of commencement operations, presidential events on campus, student-related events, manages our finances, manages our website and social media efforts. Sarah graduated with her Bachelor's in Individualized Studies in May 2020. Her concentration is in Business Management with the Adult Degree Program. 


Andrea Walker, Event Manager


Andrea joined the University Events team in July 2019 as the Event Manager after working as the Event Coordinator at Bluestone Vineyard.  Prior to Bluestone, Andrea worked for Hank’s Grill & Bar for seven years as one of their bakers and catering leads. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Business Management & Organizational Behavior from Eastern Mennonite University, she decided to continue to build on her love for working in the hospitality and event fields. 

In her role as Event Manager, Andrea will manage events for President and Mrs. Alger at their home and she’ll work on the events surrounding the Madison Vision Series lectures.  She will also assist with the President’s suite in Bridgeforth Stadium at home football games and be a part of the many Commencement ceremonies managed by University Events.


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