“There are so many different memories I fondly remember of my time at CBU. From the first day of orientation to the final day of graduation, CBU offered a warm and inviting place for me to call home and make friends that have lasted across the years.”

Laura Hehn graduated from CBU with a BA in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Management and took what she learned to further her education with an MS and PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Memphis. In her career, she has used her knowledge to benefit several major corporations, including Merck and ServiceMaster, and has operated her own independent consulting firm since 2019 and provided her clients with expertise in talent management, leadership development, analytics, and employee assessment.

Laura was an active student leader at CBU, serving as president of the Student Government Association and Alpha Chi Honor Society, and was the recipient of the Brother I. Leo Outstanding Student Leadership Award. She was selected by her classmates as the recipient of the Thomas Lipsmeyer Award and as Homecoming Queen. She was also a member of the CBU Women’s Cross Country team, a Lasallian Ambassador, a Peer Counselor, and a resident assistant.

As an alumna, Laura remains active by serving on the National Alumni Board, supporting CBU Honors Program students as a mentor panelist, and by mentoring students through internships. She is also a very active member and parent at St Louis Catholic Church and School, serving as vice president of the Home & School Association as well as being involved with room parent responsibilities and at fundraising events. She and her husband John Raymond Hehn (Finance ’06, MBA ’11) have three sons — Allen, Jackson, and Joseph.

Perseverance and resilience — I always pushed to do more and be more during my time at CBU. The leadership positions I held supported my growth and development as a future contributing leader in an organization. Additionally, the independent thought that is encouraged in all students crafted my desire to focus on ways to enhance my path forward and focus on achieving the goals I set for myself, despite obstacles that may occur along the way.