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Laura McLoughlin '13

Recipient: John D. Hatfield Scholar & Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Major

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Involvement

Laura, a member of the Honors Program, has earned a spot on the Dean’s List each of her semesters at UNH. She is a member of Eta Sigma Delta (Hospitality Honors Society) and Sigma Beta Delta (College of Business Honor Society) and is president of the UNH chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. Last summer, Laura worked with her favorite professor, Juline Mills, to examine pest control management practices in the lodging industry as part of her Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

Hope for the future

"My career plans are to work my way up to be the general manager of a hotel property. One day I hope to own my own hotel. I am also considering teaching hospitality courses at the university level."

Why she is grateful

"Both of my parents are high school math teachers. My older sister earned a degree in education and is now a teacher. My younger sister started college this fall to study professional writing. Our entire family has a true appreciation for higher education, and we are very thankful for the financial support we have received."