Alumni Service Award
recognizes alumni who have rendered outstanding service to the University.
Laura (Rakow ’93) Brothers earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Valparaiso University and her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1996. She is currently working as a member in the corporate and securities practice group with Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC in Nashville, Tenn. She is the current chair of their entry level hiring committee and the former chair of their women’s initiative. Brothers also is a volunteer with the Youth About Business Advanced Summer Business Camp. She has been a member of the Valparaiso University Guild since 1996 and also served on the Valparaiso University Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2003 to 2010, holding a number of leadership roles, including secretary, treasurer and first vice president. She and her husband, Jay, live in Nashville, Tenn. with their two daughters.