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Northwest Missouri State University

Michelle Drake '98

Michelle Drake '98


Stanberry, Missouri

Current City

Maryville, Missouri

Alumni Association Board Member

Board member since 2016

Board Involvement

  • Member of the Mentor Committee


  • B.S. Public Relations, Northwest Missouri State University, 1998

Occupation / Employer Name

I have been with the University since April 27, 1999. I started as a Secretary in the Department of Modern Languages & ESL Program. I moved to the Human Resources Office on December 10, 2001 as a Human Resources Specialist. I was promoted to a Human Resources Generalist on September 1, 2013. I am still with the Human Resources Office and enjoy my work.

Northwest / Community Involvement

  • Bearcat Booster Club Board: June 2009 – present, Vice President 2009-2010, President 2010-2011, Secretary 2014 – present,
  • Mozingo Advisory Board Member
  • Member of St. Gregory’s Parish
  • TCW (Today’s Civic Women) Member
  • Leadership Maryville

Interests / Hobbies

I love spending time with family and friends! I love watching my kids play sports and be involved with their activities! I love supporting Northwest and attending athletic events, especially football and basketball games. I enjoy being outside and participating in outdoor activities like camping, boating, fishing, and golfing to name a few. Music is a very important aspect of my life and I enjoy all types of music. I also like to read when I can find some spare time.

Special Memories of Northwest

Too many to name! I met some very special people while I was at Northwest and have created lifelong friendships with them. We have made some special memories together.

Activities or Organizations Involved In While Attending Northwest

  • Phi Mu Sorority