Her work has won several awards from the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists/Indiana Chapter, and Network Indiana. She has also had academic papers selected for presentation at national conferences like the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Broadcast Education Association.
Laura watched her share of game shows growing up and one summer while in California, she's chosen to be a contestant on "Sale of the Century". Her TV favorites include The Honeymooners, Project Runway, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who and Star Trek (TNG and the original). She also enjoys crossword puzzles and when asked what some of her favorite places to visit are she says -- office supply stores.
Seven-hundred-sixty people attended the Pink Ribbon Society's 11th Annual Tea Sunday at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. It was an honor to be asked to emcee the event, which raises funds for breast cancer groups and programs in northwest Indiana. Since the inception of the Pink Ribbon Society, the group says they have returned more than 122-thousand dollars to the communities of Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties. The founder of the Pink Ribbon Society, Ann Peters, is a 35-year survivor of breast cancer. The current president of the group is Susan Griffin, Marketing Manager of the Post Tribune.
For more information on the Pink Ribbon Society, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pink-Ribbon-Society/196728367038840
The society puts together a calendar featuring twelve survivors, and the Pink Ribbon Society Breast Calendar Survivor Calendar Girls are recognized during the Tea. The event also features several community leaders serving as "Celebrity Servers" (their aprons are raffled off during the event).