BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 26, 2006 – Jenna Lazenby of Roanoke, Va., has been named news bureau manager. In her new position, Lazenby will oversee distribution of university news and information to both internal audiences and the news media and provide assistance in marketing news releases. Additionally, Lazenby will help maintain content of the Virginia Tech News website and write the daily university news e-mail message.
Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Lazenby was a public relations account coordinator at John Lambert Associates in Roanoke. A native of Roanoke, Lazenby received her bachelor’s degree from Hollins University and her master’s degree from Virginia Tech, where she taught public speaking.
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.