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Laura Mersmann

Laura Mersmann.

The 18-year old resident of Delhi was salutatorian at Seton High School. She will be majoring in marketing through the Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS program.

“I love to experience new cultures and lifestyles and to try to understand their different wants and needs and how to translate to their buying practices.” Mersmann was a recipient of her school’s Principal’s Award and was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. She also was involved in student council and competed in lacrosse and cross country. Her service activities included Habitat for Humanity and participation in mission trips to the Appalachian regions of Kentucky as well as to Guatemala.

Mersmann is the daughter of two Bearcat alumni. Her mother, Tina Roell Mersmann, earned an associate’s degree in medical secretarial technology in 1978, and her father, Mark, earned his bachelor’s in geology in 1978 and his master’s degree in 1981. She will be joining the University Honors Program for academically talented students.

“I am so excited for classes to begin and for my first honors seminar class,” she says. “I am ready to try living on my own and making new friends.”