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Sept. 9, 2010 Volume 32, No. 3

Trulaske advisors win INROADS awards

Two MU Trulaske College of Business academic advisors have been named 2009-10 Educators of the Year by INROADS, a multicultural career development organization.
Marvin Burns, a senior advisor and the college’s Vasey Academy director, and Susan Klusmeier, an advisor and the college’s coordinator of student diversity, received the 31st annual award from INROADS Midwest Region, Inc. during a ceremony in Kansas City. INROADS, a St. Louis-based not-for-profit group, honors people who consistently support its mission to train multicultural students for careers in business. The organization cited the work Burns and Klusmeier have done to help arrange student training sessions at the college’s Vasey Academy and to include the career development group in corporate showcase events. Burns, who for years has encouraged MU students to take advantage of INROADS resources, continued building those relationships when he stepped into the Vasey Academy director’s post in October 2009. 

Burns said students benefit greatly from the personal touch INROADS provides to professional development programs. The academy was established in 1997 to introduce minority students to business career paths and opportunities. Funded by gifts from MU alumnus Roger Vasey and his wife Sandy, the academy served 55 students during the 2009-10 school year.