Laura Defenbaugh has joined the staff as an Education Assistant. She graduated in May from Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, Missouri with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Technical Communication/Writing. At Missouri Western she was the Copy Editor of the newspaper, a writing tutor and a teaching assistant.
Now that she is with APWA, Laura has jumped right into the preparation and planning of the 2003 and 2004 Congresses. Her main duties include communicating with the Congress speakers and coordinating their information in preparation for Congress, and processing CEUs from all education events. In addition, she is helping with the registration and facilitation for Click, Listen and Learns.
Laura is a resident of Excelsior Springs, Missouri. She and her fiance, Zac, plan to marry in October.