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 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 working in the Quad, you might find me hanging out with my husband and two children, golfing, baking cookies & other tasty treats, watching baseball and basketball games, 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 23 ballparks, some of which have been torn down and replaced by new structures since we visited. This might be a lifelong goal!
Laura Schmitz, office coordinator
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College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University
Chair, Philosophy Department
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