Young Alumna of the Year: Laura Glass ’15

Young Alumna of the Year: Laura Glass ’15
Susan Miller

Laura Glass graduated from Bethel in 2015 with a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Spanish, and a minor in Accounting. Since graduating, she  continued her education by earning a M.S. in Business Analytics and a M.S. in Marketing Research from Michigan State University, in 2016 and 2019 respectively. She started her career as a Business Analyst at Stryker Corporation in Portage, Mich., in 2017, supporting sales leaders who negotiated contracts at large hospitals and health systems. In 2019, she transitioned into a new position as a Lead Compliance Analyst on the Data Analytics team within the Global Legal & Compliance department. Laura is currently an Associate Manager of Compliance Analytics on that team, and she analyzes data and shares insights with her colleagues around the world to help them identify and mitigate risk for Stryker.

Laura was a member of the women's golf team at Bethel and continues her passion for the sport by working for TV networks (i.e. Golf Channel, NBC, Fox Sports) at professional golf tournaments.

When asked how her faith and life intersect, Laura says “I look for God in the everyday details. I work alongside people who have very different beliefs than I have. This is exciting for me because I strive to live a life of faith so much so that they notice something different about me. With Bethel’s affiliation to the Missionary Church, it was easy to sense the tone of many chapel speakers and messages at Bethel; they often encouraged us to pursue a life as a missionary or doing mission work. I heard so many moving stories while I was at Bethel, and I respect and pray for missionaries all over the world on a regular basis. I just don’t believe that living out God’s calling for you or fulfilling the Great Commission has to look like being a missionary in a different country. I think mission work can be done in cubicles across the United States. I try to live my life as an example of a Christ-follower. I pursue Him and take action where I sense He is calling me. I pray that my life looks different to those around me so that they might be interested in why I don’t act the same way as so many around me. Approaching my life like this has worked well in the office atmosphere where I work daily, and it has led to great opportunities for me to share my faith with people at work.”

  • Alumni Awards 2021