Laura Schmitz

Growing up on a dairy farm one mile from the hamlet of Lake Henry, MN, I thought it would be fascinating to be a travel agent and travel the world. I graduated with a travel degree from McConnell School of Travel in Minneapolis and began working for AAA Travel Agency shortly thereafter. I travelled to some awesome places during my eight year stint with AAA before leaving the industry to work as a secretary for the St. Cloud Public School District. The years I spent working in the Media Services office of the St. Cloud School District were fun and challenging but I grew tired of the stop-light-filled commute.  I was very fortunate to acquire a job here at CSB/SJU.

I thoroughly enjoy coordinating events, class schedules, and other support duties for the philosophy department & faculty members here at CSB/SJU. When I am not busy working at CSB/SJU, you might find me hanging out with my husband and two children (helping with homework, driving them to activities, and other child-rearing responsibilities), golfing, shopping, baking cookies & other tasty treats, watching an assortment of sporting events, reading novels, and practicing yoga.  I also value an occasional night out with friends. My husband and I both love watching baseball games of all levels and have a goal of attending a MN Twins game in every major league park in the country. So far we have attended games in 22 different ballparks, some of which have been torn down and replaced by new structures since we visited.  This might be a lifelong goal!

Laura Schmitz
Philosophy Department Office Coordinator
Quad 362D
Phone 320-363-3030
email: lschmitz@csbsju.edu