Laura Heidel Mears ’95 M’05

Class of 1995
Major/Minor: Psychology & Sociology

Laura Heidel Mears ’95, M ’05 is the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management at Frederick Community College.

While at Washington College, Laura double-majored in Psychology & Sociology and was awarded the Virginia M. Conner ’85 Psychology Award, the Karen Kaitz Emerick Award, and departmental recognition at graduation.

She worked for several years with chronically mentally ill adults and children as a Mental Health Associate, then left the mental health field to begin her career in higher education. First working for her alma mater WAC - a small private school, then to Texas A&M University - a big state school, and now she’s returned to Maryland to work in the Community College setting. 

Her passion has been to help others and her motto remains “luceat lux vestra” Let Your Light Shine!

She is currently enjoying being the mother of two beautiful children and gladly welcomes the challenges of managing both a career and family.

Campus Involvement

Zeta Tau Alpha


Service & Leadership Organizations