2017 Scholarship Winner

Laura Berkemeier

Through her various endeavors, it is obvious that Laura Berkemeier has a deep commitment to the arts in our region. Laura graduated magna cum laude from Thomas More College in 2006 with degrees in theatre and communications, and began her career at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. From there, she moved to P&G where, in addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, she was a campaign coordinator for ArtsWave, and was instrumental in creating “The P&G Sing Off,” the impetus for the city-wide singing event, CincySings. Laura’s proudest achievement is her work to establish CincySings in 2013 which led her to a new career as Manager of Corporate and Employee Engagement at ArtsWave. She held this position until last August, when she left to enroll again at Thomas More. She is currently in pursuit of her Masters of Arts in Teaching with a K-12 Theatre Certification, in hopes of bringing her myriad of experiences to life as a theatre educator. All the while, she has remained involved in theatre, with acting and directing credits in over 20 productions.