Laura Brusseau ’04
BS in Social Science Education
After Laura Brusseau ’04 graduated cum laude, she began teaching social studies to ninth grades at Laconia High School in Laconia, New Hampshire. She teamed up with Jessica (Orf) Dutile ’03 two years later, with whom she founded the Faith, Hope and Love Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping “children suffering from poverty, hunger, and homelessness.”
Brusseau has received multiple awards for her contributions to the community and to Plymouth State. In 2009 she was honored with the Union Leader’s ‘40 Under 40’ award, which recognizes New Hampshire residents for their professional and societal accomplishments. In 2010, she was recognized again, this time for her work with Habitat for Humanity, and in 2011, received Plymouth State’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
Brusseau hopes to continue her volunteer work with the various organizations in which she’s involved: Girl Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, New Beginnings Domestic Violence Center, and Hands Across the Table.
Of her time at Plymouth State, Brusseau remarks: “I am very thankful to Plymouth State for encouraging me to follow my dreams, work hard, and give back to the community.”