Congratulations, Laura!


Congratulations to Laura Kleinschmidt, Alumni Engagement Officer for Alumni and Donor Engagement, who was engaged to Patrick Banks on June 2. The couple met through the part-time MBA program at SLU, and Patrick also graduated from SLU undergrad in 2010. They are planning to be married on May 20, 2017 at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church in Des Peres, MO.

Proposal Story from Laura:
Patrick proposed on a glacier up in Girdwood, Alaska on Thursday, June 2nd during our highly anticipated Alaskan adventure! Our big activity was a helicopter flightseeing tour on our last day. We were 2,200 feet up on Colony Glacier with the helicopter pilot exploring the glacier. The pilot was snapping photos of us and that's when he popped the question on one knee in the snow. It was unbelievably romantic and as soon as I stopped crying I said yes! He told me to be careful with the ring in the snow because he hadn't insured it yet! We then took more photos and have no need for an engagement session because the pictures turned out so well thanks to a good friend who let us borrow a nice camera for the trip.