Laura HartpenceLaura Hartpence

Title: Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Hebron, Ohio
Family: Husband - John Hartpence, Defiance College Head Track & Field and Cross Country Coach; Daughter - Lillian
Colleges Attended: Denison University ’04, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania ‘07
Major: Biology, Parks and Natural Resource Management

Responsibilities: Territory Management for Northeast Ohio, Eastern and Southeastern states, and Online Campaigns for Defiance College

Quote: “The difference between ordinary and extra-ordinary is so often just simply that little word – extra. And for me, I had always grown up with the belief that if someone succeeds it is because they are brilliant or talented or just better than me… and the more of these words I
heard, the smaller I always felt!  But the truth is often very different… and for me to learn that ordinary me can achieve something extra-ordinary by giving that little bit extra, when everyone else gives up, meant the world to me and I really
clung to it…” - Bear Grylls


College life is an adventure, a time to explore who you are and what you want to become. At Defiance College you can challenge yourself, grow your talents and contribute to a thriving learning community.

Schedule a campus visit today and experience what Defiance College has to offer first hand!


Laura Hartpence 
Admissions Counselor
(419) 783-2354