Laura Chapman, who earned her bachelor of science in Business Administration in May, immersed herself fully in campus life as a student while working two jobs and excelling academically.

Chapman, who majored in Marketing and was awarded a Griffin Scholarship for academic excellence, competed in the B-School Beanpot Case Analysis Competition this past year, making the finals as part of the Sawyer Business School team.

She also founded her own greeting card company, with the support of Executive in Residence David Hartstein, and she was selected to represent the Marketing major in the Best and Brightest of Suffolk online video.

Since she transferred to Suffolk University in 2008, Chapman has worked at the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service at the Law School.

To finish school quickly so she could begin her career and support her mother, Chapman took seven classes while working two jobs. It was exhausting, but she said there was no other choice.

Chapman, the first in her family to earn a college degree, graduated cum laude in May and has been hired as the Rappaport Center's first communications coordinator.