June 20, 2019

Webster holds memorial service for George Slusarz

Debbie Psihountas, an assistant accounting professor, reads a student's letter about former professor George Slusarz in the Winifred-Moore Auditorium on April 18. Webster held a memorial in remembrance of Slusarz who died on April 6. PHOTO BY BRITTANY RUESS

Faculty, students and administration attended a memorial service for deceased accounting professor George Slusarz on April 18 in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. Warm memories of Slusarz’s laugh and his playing harmless tricks on other faculty members were retold by administration and students. Jordan Marks, a junior accounting major, said Slusarz knew how to give good advice. She said he was available to talk about issues regarding school and about life in general.

Debbie Psihountas, an assistant professor, said students said he made accounting fun.

“Students went on and on about how he made accounting interesting,” Psihountas said.

After actually registering for one of Slusarz’s classes just to see if what the students were saying was true, she found he had a unique teaching style. After witnessing first hand how he interacted with students, Psihountas nominated him for the Kemper award.

“No one deserved it more,” Psihountas said.

Benjamin Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, said Slusarz will be sorely missed, and that his influence over Webster was immense and will not be forgotten.

Slusarz died unexpectedly in the early morning on April 6. He was 57 years old. No details surrounding his death have been given.

For the full story, check out the next issue of The Journal on April 25.

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