Melinda Messmer Leonardo

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Higher Education Executive Search Consultant

Why did you choose Alma College?

The moment I walked on campus, it felt like I was home. I was looking for a place where I could feel a part of something meaningful, and Alma offered that in every part of the college experience.

What is your favorite memory of being a student?

It’s impossible to choose just one!! The amount of laughter that I shared with my dear friends from Gelston and Bruske is immeasurable.

What is your favorite thing about being an Alma alum?

Knowing that this beloved institution is continuing to prepare students of future generations to make their mark in this world.

Why do you support Alma College?

So that others may have the opportunity to experience the life-changing academic and service experiences which the College provides.

Why did you join the Annual Giving Steering Committee?

An opportunity to participate (despite my geographic distance), an opportunity to give back and an opportunity to make a difference.

Why should others support the College?

Every aspect of alumni giving supports the students. And that’s why places like Alma can and will continue to thrive.